There is no shortage of dough-soft sand in Atlantic City – all fronted by clean, safe swimming waters and backed by the city’s famous wooden boardwalk. A variety of hotels look out over the shore – there are inns, giga-resorts, apart-hotels, spa hotels and budget-friendly places. Here are a few of the best around Atlantic City, New Jersey – bookable on Culture Trip.
Located five minutes’ walk from the boardwalk, the Chelsea Inn first opened in 1880 and it’s still full of period features like high ceilings, sash windows, chandelier lighting and polished wooden floors. Some of the rooms even come with antique four-poster beds and claw-footed freestanding baths. The heart of the hotel is the pub, though – known as “One of the last remaining billiards halls in Atlantic City”, it’s home to four billiards tables and a bowling lane-long bar.
Set right on the boardwalk – a couple of minutes’ walk from Steel Pier – this Atlantic City beach hotel pools out for 11 acres (4.4ha). Within the grounds, you’ll find a casino, a retail area, an ocean-view pool, a spa and more bars and restaurants than there are days of the week. Don’t miss the daily happy hour at Dougherty’s Steakhouse and Raw Bar when you can get $1.25 oysters and sip drink specials like blueberry martinis.
Every room at this beach hotel in Atlantic City comes with floor-to-ceiling windows that look out over the Atlantic Ocean. The views continue to come thick and fast elsewhere in the hotel. You can also watch the waves from beside the main pool, over a plate of charcuterie or bowl of paella in the Spanish Armada restaurant – or with a cocktail in the fire pit area of the hotel’s 3 acres (1.2ha) of landscaped gardens.
The Hard Rock Hotel – just across the Boardwalk from Steel Pier – is one of the biggest beach hotels in Atlantic City. Its racetrack-long list of facilities includes a pool, casino and a spa where the treatment menu is inspired by music – the Face the Music facial incorporate sound vibrations, for example. On top of this, there are 15 bars and restaurants including Sugar Factory – where the highlight of the menu is a King Kong Sundae with 24 scoops of ice cream.
This Sheraton is just a 15-minute walk from Atlantic City’s boardwalk, the beach and its cohort of bars and restaurants. For the days you don’t feel like venturing out, the hotel has its own breakfast café and a brewpub called Tun Tavern – which serves craft ales and snacks with witty names like Tun a Wings and Tunion Rings. Each room comes with a mini-fridge and a microwave – so you can store and warm your own snacks.
Looking for more? Book into one of the best hotels in Atlantic City with Culture Trip.
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