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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 1386 Reviews
The Best Casino In AC!
Reviewed 1 day ago

Overall The Borgata is the best casino in AC. It has the best rooms, the best casino floor, and the best buffet. That prime rib is always amazing. I found it better to stay at The Water Club because I found the rooms to be nicer and it is a bit more peaceful there as well. If you plan to stay at The Borgata, I'd suggest getting a Water Club room.

Be cautious
Reviewed 3 days ago

Hidden fees
My wife got food poisoned from room service! We had to call ambulance and spent in the emergency room in a near by hospital.

Hotel claimed not responsibility. They rather tried to distant them self from their own restaurant.

Nicest hotel rooms in AC
Reviewed 5 days ago

Can’t go wrong with the Water Club! Beautiful room, great shower and bathroom, small couch in room, big tv, nicer towels and sheets. You feel very exclusive when you stay but the same price as a regular Borgata room. In the summer you can access the smaller pool and bar area as well just for Water Club guests.

Not Impressed
Reviewed 5 days ago

This was our first and only stay . The furniture was outdated, there were stains on the chair and the leather bench at the foot of the bed. There was extensive water damage to the dresser that the veneer was lifting. I pulled the sheets back and there were pen marks all over the sheets. On the carpet, there were small hard black things stuck to the carpet. We checked in at 4:00 and stayed less than 24 hours we checked out at 7:00 am. I thought the Water Club was a step up from the Borgota, it truly was not. I'll only stay at the Forgot from here on I.

Be back this summer
Reviewed 5 days ago

We had a great time at the roulette tables the drinks were great the food was great we enjoyed the restaurants we missed a few but hopefully be back soon We definitely will try the steakhouse and the tequila bar next