Fine Dining and Vivacious Nightlife Set Among Chic 1940s-Style Décor
Neon purple lights cast a glow upon a slender, 20-story tower that's topped by a violet-colored sign reading "the Chelsea" in cursive lettering. This is the centerpiece Luxe Tower of The Chelsea, its dimly lit exterior looking like it was plucked from a film-noir classic and placed right along the Atlantic City skyline. Inside, retro-chic décor—such as crystal chandeliers in the ballroom and abstract lamps—complements the glamorous past of the bustling entertainment center with more modern luxuries.
Each of the chic rooms embody the hotel's signature retro style. The Luxe king room reveals panoramic views of bustling Atlantic City. Cushy beds are draped in custom linens, and a stylish desk provides plenty of space for writing letters to rooms below.
The Chelsea’s two restaurants each imbue distinct styles. Named after the hotel’s first owners, Teplitzky’s serves classic American diner fare and cocktails among vintage barstools. The chefs at Chelsea Prime, the hotel’s upscale steak house, plate hearty cuts, fresh seafood, and perfectly mixed martinis. Black-and-white photographs of 1940s Atlantic City surround a glossy white grand piano, all set against an ocean-view backdrop.
As the sun sets, The Chelsea’s Fifth Floor buzzes with lively nightlife at three bars. At the rooftop Cabana Club, private cabanas equipped with plasma screens and minibars encircle a sparkling pool where swimmers splash at Saturday- and Sunday-afternoon parties. Just a few steps inside, C5 evokes a 1970s London rock 'n' roll atmosphere with art-deco-meets-art-nouveau adornments. A further stroll across The Fifth Floor uncovers The Living Room, a couch-filled nook featuring a 2,500-square-foot terrace.
Atlantic City, New Jersey: Boardwalk Entertainment Next to Sprawling Beachfront
The Chelsea is located along the ocean, just a short walk from Atlantic City’s landmark boardwalk. Roller coasters and Ferris wheels zip along rainbow-colored tracks above various piers, where antique shops and restaurants stand alongside live entertainment venues. Numerous museums and educational centers sprinkled throughout the boardwalk speak to the area's rich local history, culture, and aquatic wildlife. The Atlantic City Aquarium exhibit several sea-based creatures, from moon jellies to southern stingrays. Surrounding blocks flicker with the lights of the city's famed casinos, which draw in players to test their luck during a poker game or to build biceps by pulling the lever of every slot machine.
Leisurely pursuits await at Atlantic City’s sprawling beach, and The Chelsea can equip guests with beach supplies, such as lounge chairs and umbrellas, or set beach-goers up in one of the rentable private cabanas. Further inland, idyllic landscapes make picturesque settings for challenging golf courses and charming small towns.