The Best Hotels to Book in Atlantic City, NJ

The boardwalk at Atlantic City, New Jersey, extends along the ocean coast
The boardwalk at Atlantic City, New Jersey, extends along the ocean coast | © Chris Boswell / Alamy Stock Photo
Lauren Gruber

Atlantic City boasts some of the biggest hotel chains in the country, with some unique twists you won’t find anywhere else. Read on for our guide to the best hotels in Atlantic City, New Jersey.

1. Borgata Hotel Casino and Spa

Hotel

The reflective glass building of Borgata Hotel Casino and Spa at sunset in Atlantic City
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The Borgata’s extravagance is a synonym for luxury, with its custom-made mattresses and 300-thread-count Egyptian cotton sheets. Rooms here are spacious, with cushioned sofas and stunning views. Marble showers and chic art make it one of the most-loved hotels in Atlantic City. Inside, you can also find their own casino and nightclub. Patrons can also roam the compound for top chef restaurants like Wolfgang Puck American Grille or Bobby Flay Steak. A slew of concerts and spa treatments are available on-site, and guests also have access to the pools.

2. Wyndham Skyline Tower

Hotel

The exterior of Club Wyndham Skyline Tower in Atlantic City
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Located a block from the boardwalk, Wyndham Skyline Tower offers very spacious suites, some even bigger than most intercity apartments. The one-bedroom suites are perfect for a couple or a small family. The typical 12,000sqft (1,115sqm) two-bedroom condos are great to rent with friends. Suites are accented with modern fixtures and Tuscan colors. Each suite comes with its own kitchen and living room areas. It’s great to take advantage of their spa and pool amenities as well. Parking is available for free.

3. Seaview, A Dolce Hotel

Resort, Hotel

The sitting area with couches, table and chairs in a hotel room at Seaview, A Dolce Hotel in Atlantic City
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Sitting on 67 acres (27ha) on Reed’s Bay, the elegant hotel Seaview, built in 1914, is 10 miles (16.1km) from the shoreline of Atlantic City. Patrons have access to two golf courses, spas, both indoor and outdoor pools, a fitness center and an art gallery. The upscale, classic American decor is mirrored by the classic American Continental cuisine and grilled fare. The lobby bar is a nice place to sip on drinks after a long day of sports. Keep an eye out for special deals.

4. Harrah’s Resort

Resort, Hotel

The sitting area with couches leading to a bedroom in a hotel room at Harrahs Resort Atlantic City
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Harrah’s Resort is one of the staples of Atlantic City. The hotel offers a classic casino and is a great party destination. The pool area hosts a domed roof that covers the 86,000-gallon (325,545-liter) water park inside, which is a weekend party spot. The pool features lush, tropical plants and birds. The area also has an elevated bar where you can gorge on boozy slushies and seafood. Try to get a room in the Waterfront Tower – the modern rooms have stunning views of the wetlands, inlet and the ocean.

5. The Chelsea Inn

Inn, Hotel

A four-poster bed and comfy armchair in a hotel room at Chelsea Pub & Inn in Atlantic City
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A small Victorian hotel in the heart of Atlantic City, The Chelsea Inn offers 25 cozy guest rooms. Modern comforts are found accented with charm on the old property, including crooked stairs and floors and chic beds and amenities. Enjoy time on the patios, including one overlooking a garden. Food is available for order or room service from their pub 24 hours a day. The inn is also dog-friendly and is conveniently located for all the popular attractions Atlantic City has to offer.

6. The Water Club by Borgata

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The indoor pool, with sunbeds and trees, at the Water Club in Atlantic City
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The Water Club at the Borgata is a modern hotel with five swimming pools, both indoor and outdoor. Check out Immersion, the two-story spa on the 32nd floor, which has a lap pool and whirlpool with sweeping views of the shoreline from 300 feet (91m) above sea level. On the ground floor, you’ll find an infinity-edge dipping pool and jacuzzis surrounded by a bar, shrubbery and palm trees. Shoppers will also be able to find upscale spots like Hugo Boss, Just Cavalli and Fixation. Floor-to-ceiling windows and 300-thread-count egyptian cotton sheets make life pretty grand at this hotel.

7. The Golden Nugget

Casino Hotel, Hotel

The exterior of the Golden Nugget Casino in Atlantic City
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The Golden Nugget has a modern and chic style. The rooms come with 42” (106.7cm) flat-screen TVs, iPod docking stations and floor-to-ceiling windows, and the junior rooms include spacious views of the bay and cityscape. The pool area is particularly enviable, with fire pits and swanky red cabanas, which guests can rent in advance. A bar and grill next to the pool feature fun fruit drinks and light appetizers to nibble on. The hotel also offers a nightclub, a lounge and a beautiful outdoor deck that serves seafood.

8. Courtyard by Marriott Atlantic City

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Two beds in a hotel room at Courtyard by Marriott Atlantic City Beach Block in Atlantic City
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The modern and tranquil interior of the Courtyard by Marriott makes for a meditative experience. The lobby and rooms are both spacious and clean. The common area offers a full bar with snacks, drinks, coffee and lounge seating. The restaurant is convenient for off-peak hours, and you’ll find the service of the hotel extremely accommodating. The clean, modern feel and calming atmosphere make it an ideal spot for a break from the hectic rest of the city. The price is more affordable compared to hotels with casinos.

9. The Claridge Hotel

Hotel

An archway and park framing the building of the Claridge - A Radisson Hotel, in Atlantic City
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The remodeled Manhattan Art Deco aesthetic at The Claridge Hotel makes it a classy addition to Atlantic City. Offering a high-end art gallery, the Twenties Restaurant – with an original speakeasy bar from the 1920s – and spacious rooms, the hotel also offers a rich history, and some rooms give stunning views of Brighton Park below. It is also conveniently close to some outlet stores. The hotel offers some great deals on rooms, and previous customers have mentioned the service as a highlight here. It’s also convenient that it’s so close to the major sights of Atlantic City.

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