Atlantic City Boardwalk Hotels

by Lee Morgan

The Atlantic City Boardwalk stretches for five miles along the New Jersey Shore, and stands after more than 100 years as the city’s main tourist attraction. Along the boardwalk visitors can take in carnival games, rides, specialty candy shops, food vendors and gambling. Those who want to spend time enjoying everything the boardwalk has to offer often choose to stay in one of the several hotels that dot this historic thoroughfare.

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Trump Plaza Hotel

Located at the center point of the Atlantic City Boardwalk, the Trump Plaza Hotel rises 39 stories above the sea and is one of the most luxurious accommodations in the city. Take advantage of the full-service spa, casino gaming action, popular beach bar, steak house and gourmet Italian restaurant. The hotel also hosts Broadway-type shows, concerts and sporting events. The Plaza claims that their 906 rooms are the most spacious and tasteful in all of Atlantic City. Guest rooms are decorated in brushed gold and range from deluxe rooms and ocean view rooms with pillowtop mattresses and video games to a penthouse suite that overlooks the entire city.

Taj Mahal

When relaxation and pampering is your top priority, choose the Taj Mahal as a safe bet. This Trump property has one of the liveliest casino floors and busiest poker rooms in all of Atlantic City, and is located just across the boardwalk from the Steel Pier. But hotel guests also see a much more tranquil side of the property. The Taj Mahal has a full-service spa, indoor pool, fitness center and salon for all of a guest’s self-indulgent wishes. On-site fine-dining establishments specialize in New York Italian, steaks, Cantonese and sushi. The hotel also features more than a dozen casual dining restaurants. The rooms at the Taj offer panoramic views of the Atlantic Ocean and magnificent sunsets over the city.

Tropicana

Atlantic City’s Tropicana Hotel gives you a taste of old Havana. The original Tropicana Resort Casino was located in Havana, Cuba, and now has locations in Atlantic City and Las Vegas; some of the original’s charm is still attached to the newest location. The Quarter at the Tropicana is built to look like the streets of old Havana, complete with top-notch dining, Latin music, constant entertainment options and many shopping choices. Enjoy the full-service spa, nightclubs, golf, pools and lively casino floor. The rooms at the Tropicana present in both basic or luxurious. Standard rooms offer the basic amenities and are fairly spacious. Several other classifications are available, including those with pillowtop mattresses, flat-screen televisions and even a New Yorker Suite that costs $10,000 per night.

Showboat

The Showboat Hotel and Casino is a Mardi Gras-themed, nonstop party. Its location is on the Boardwalk Beach. Live music at the House of Blues and pulsating beats throughout the casino and hotel provide an energetic atmosphere. Showboat guests lounge at the rooftop pool, get a spa treatment, eat at one of several high-quality restaurants on the property and even get a workout in a state-of-the-art fitness facility. The rooms at the Showboat are spacious and equipped with Wi-Fi, premium cable and flat-screen televisions, and many have views of the Atlantic Ocean.