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What We Love

  • A giant spa menu stocked with exotic specialties; the Javanese Lulur treatment involves a Balinese massage, turmeric scrub and bath for two
  • Weekly wine tastings (Saturday from 4 - 7 p.m.) with the hotel’s top sommeliers at boutique Vintage
  • The Sunroom serves sparkling rosés, smoked salmon pizzettas and house-made marshmallow platters by celebrity chef Geoffrey Zakarian
  • Five (yes five) pools — three indoor and two outdoor

What To Know

  • A $10 resort fee charge per night will be collected at the property
  • Guests arriving Sunday through Friday can’t use the pools until after 3 p.m. (5 p.m. on Saturdays). Guests under 18 can’t use them, period
  • Early risers snap up the chairs around the outdoor pools; on a sunny weekend, expect to be put on a wait list (seriously) if you arrive after 10 a.m.
  • During the summer, The Water Club offers a free shuttle to Borgata Beach in Brigantine
  • There is no free Internet in the hotel. WiFi costs $9.95 per day for basic and $14.95 per day for “Turbo”
  • The Water Club is closed most Tuesdays and Wednesdays beginning September 24, 2013
  • Check-in is 4 p.m. from Monday to Saturday and 5 p.m. on Sundays

Amenities

  •  Bar
  •  Casino
  •  Free WiFi
  •  Gym
  •  Handicap-accessible
  •  Parking On Site
  •  Pool
  •  Restaurant
  •  Room Service
  •  Spa
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Overview

Lushly landscaped hotel-within-a-hotel featuring sun-drenched pools and a jaw-dropping spa overlooking the Atlantic

The Look

Soho rain forest. Fountains plink, glass fish form a stunning chandelier, and the indoor pool winks through a fence of faux bamboo. Rich eucalyptus paneling balances the marble shell of the bright, modern lobby, which is done in soft gold, ivory and brown. Beyond, jungles erupt in the sunroom and pools, a natural habitat for lotharios on the prowl.

Bed and Bath

Apart from the kitschy fish-tank sculptures, the cushy, denlike Club Rooms don’t abide by tired sun-and-fun stereotypes. Architectural lamps, zebra wood, chrome details and shots of mustard, caramel and basketball-orange leathers lend a tropically masculine vibe, with subtle flashes of turquoise echoing the water of the bay outside. Spacious bathrooms boast separate toilets, sunken granite sinks and glass-door showers with mosaic trim and slab benches. Expansive windows — Vista suites, positioned on the corners of each floor, have glass on two sides — back a plush chenille fainting couch. Which is fortunate, as the views will make you swoon.

Beyond

The life aquatic is the main pursuit at the Water Club, with five pools (three indoors, two out) on the lobby level, plus a two-lane infinity-edge lap pool and a party-size Jacuzzi at Immersion, the wonderful gym and spa specializing in exotic therapies on the 32nd floor. The rest of the dining options are at the Borgata, which you reach through a boutique row lined with names such as Hugo Boss and Cavalli. The deep portfolio of restaurants and bars includes glitzy ventures by celebrities like Wolfgang Puck (Wolfgang Puck American Grille), Bobby Flay (Bobby Flay Steak) and Michael Schulson, whose Izakaya specializes in pristine sushi and charcoal-grilled robata skewers. There’s also the subterranean trattoria Fornelletto — don’t miss the burrata bar — an outpost of New York’s Old Homestead steakhouse, new haute burger bar 28 West, the jewel-tone tequila library Gypsy Bar, a global noodle joint, a casual pizzeria, Atlantic City’s best buffet, a European café, Starbucks, an upscale sandwich shop and a food court tucked below the poker room. Nightlife revolves around the two dance halls, mur.mur and MIXX, where scantily clad and well-gelled club kids catch DJs such as Samantha Ronson and Tiesto, while the Events Center and intimate Music Box host performances by everyone from Imagine Dragons to the Beach Boys. With so many diversions it’s easy to forget the posh 161,000-square-foot casino, which is patrolled by “Borgata Babes” in strappy black catsuits pouring free top-shelf cocktails.

In the Area

While most guests stay onsite exploring the myriad entertainment, nightlife, food and wine programs (Mondays at Izakaya and mur.mur, Wine Down Wednesdays, Burlesque on Thursday and more), Atlantic City has its own unique appeal. Soft, flat beaches are the main attraction (the best ones are at the north end of the island), but the town is also a shopper’s paradise. Be warned: Credit cards melt like popsicles in July at the Walk, the pedestrian-friendly campus of designer outlets (BCBG, Michael Kors) in the center of town. After a heavy dose of retail therapy, repair to the raw bar at Dock’s Oyster House, established in 1897, for a dozen briny, petite Cape May Salts. Or try Angelo’s Fairmount Tavern, a sprawling 78-year-old saloon where steaks are buried under crab meat and blue cheese, and the free family-style salads in zesty garlic parmesan dressing will keep vampires away for weeks.

How to Get There

The Water Club
1 Renaissance Way
Atlantic City, NJ 08401 United States

Reviews

4.0 Very Good 1168 Reviews
Ahhh-mazing spa experience
Reviewed 1 day ago

I get massages on the regular so I wasn't expecting anything outside the usual awesomeness of a massage. However this place blew me away!! The private pool for spa guests, the waiting area, the view were incredible. The massage was 90 min of pure Bliss!! Well worth the money...come to the Borgata or anywhere in AC, and visit The Water Club for a massage!

Go for the quiet nature.........
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The second hotel that connects to The Borgata casino. Much quieter and sedate. I like the shorter halls so that even if your room is at the end off the hall, the walk is nothing at all. The carpet is a bit tired. The mattress is lumpy, confirmed by our friends across the hall. Pillows have no support. I hate the shower. The handles have these short stubby and rather pointy knobs that we had to use a towel to grab with because it is so uncomfortable. TV sharp and clear. View either city ( ocean), or just water. Good small fridge. Quick elevators. Outside pools small and open shortly.

Clean and very nice.
Reviewed 1 month ago

Was in for conference. Food was good. At the casino great bars saw live band. Hotel room was very nice. Have stayed at the borgata as well. Staff and service was great. Bed/pillows could have been better.

Quick getaway
Reviewed 1 month ago

Enjoyed our stay and the staff was pleasant and friendly. The Water Club is quiet and relaxing . We ate dinner in the Homestead steak house and the meal was delicious . My wife and I like to play Caribbean stud while we take a break from slots or roulette . Great 48 hour getaway earlier this week !

Nice Room
Reviewed 2 months ago

Reserved a room through the "winter package deal" for one nite. It included 2 tickets to the comedy club, and a $50 credit to one of their restaraunts. The room decor was outdated, and the beds had dark brown sheets. First time in the 46 years travelling that I have seen this. Need to work on cleanliness, as the ceiling had dustballs, and the corners in the shower had mold. The benches at the foot of the bed had vinyl covers. We could not believe that housekeeping did not see the built up filth and stains on them. We took our antibact towelettes and wiped them down ourselves and they looked almost new. Expected much more for this quality level property.