The hotel is located right on the Atlantic City boardwalk, one of the most iconic in the nation and, according to Fodor's, "center stage for every imaginable oddity."
The onsite casino features low-limit table games and slot machines, including dozens of penny slots.
Nine restaurants cater to almost every type of craving. Simon AC serves up juicy prime rib, whereas Patsy's Trattoria offers upscale Italian entrees such as shrimp sambuca and veal piccata. Visit The Coffee Shop for breakfast or a New York–style deli sandwich stacked with pastrami and cheese.
On the weekends you can catch live jazz and blues shows at one of the hotel's restaurants or standup comedy in the theater.
Deluxe rooms and corner suites feature elegant, understated decor. Many of the more spacious corner suites look out onto the Atlantic Ocean.
At the health spa, there's an indoor pool surrounded by floor-to-ceiling windows, tropical plants, and ornate statues.
Atlantic City, New Jersey: Casinos and Carnival Rides Lining Historical Beachside Boardwalk
No trip to Atlantic City is complete without a stroll along its signature boardwalk, which stretches for 6 miles along New Jersey's eastern coast. Originally built in 1870 to keep sand out of hotel lobbies, the boardwalk grew in popularity as a place where you could drink and gamble during Prohibition without much trouble from the police, as depicted in HBO's Boardwalk Empire. The boardwalk is still popular for its casinos, but it's family-friendly, too; visitors are just as inclined to sit at the beach or stop at one of the many carnival rides.
On the boardwalk, it's worth it to check out the Absecon Lighthouse, which is more than 150 years old. It's possible to climb its 228 steps to the top, which features sweeping views of the city skyline and the sea. Down at the base, you'll find a replica of the original light keeper's lonely cloister and the collection of sock puppets he created to keep him company.
Proving further that Atlantic City isn't all nightclubs, boardwalk, and casinos is Gardner's Basin, a maritime village along the bay. Here, a community of artisans uses seashells and driftwood to make items such as wind chimes and picture frames. However, the Basin's biggest claim to fame is the 25,000-gallon Atlantic City Aquarium swimming with turtles and rays.