Hotel at a Glance: Fantasea Resorts at Atlantic Palace
With its prime spot on the Atlantic City Boardwalk, Fantasea Resorts at Atlantic Palace puts you just a short walk from the area’s top attractions. Lounge on the beach and enjoy Steel Pier’s carnival rides by day, then try your luck at any of several casinos by night. When you’ve had your fill of the sandy shoreline and spinning roulette wheels, head back to the resort to rest in your suite. Flat panel TVs and kitchenettes add a little extra comfort to your stay.
Studio suites feature kitchenettes and dining areas; each unit overlooks the boardwalk and the ocean or the city skyline.
Take a dip in the sunlit outdoor pool. When the weather cools, you can relax in the indoor hot tub.
Work up a sweat with the fitness center’s cardio equipment and circuit trainer, then recharge in the sauna.
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 hand-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.
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What You Get
Stay for two in a studio suite
Dates into November
Policies and Fees
Reservations: Dates cannot be changed once booked; valid only for night(s) purchased
Cancellation policy: 72-hour cancellation notice required prior to check-in or reservation is nonrefundable; reservations made within cancellation window are nonrefundable
Additional fees: refundable $100 credit-card authorization required at check-in
Rates may vary by date and are subject to availability.
No-shows will be charged total Groupon rate; no refunds, rescheduling, or rebooking allowed.
Hot tub and outdoor pool (open through September, weather permitting)
Sauna, fitness center, and arcade (closing October 1 for renovations)
The Fine Print
Dates cannot be changed once booked; valid only for night(s) purchased
72-hour cancellation notice required prior to check-in or reservation is non-refundable; reservations made within cancellation window are non-refundable
No-shows will be charged total Groupon rate
Traveler name must match ID at time of check-in
No refunds will be processed by Groupon after check-in
Must be 21 or older to check in or stay
Credit card required at check-in
Not valid with reward points
Refundable $100 credit card authorization required at check-in.
Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.
One queen bed and one sofa bed
Standard occupancy: 2
Maximum occupancy: 4
Adding occupants above standard: $15 for each additional guest
Check in: 4 p.m
Check out: 11 a.m.
Parking: garage parking available for an additional $12 per day; limit one vehicle per unit
Rollaways: not available
Smoking policy: no smoking on property
Pet policy: pets are not allowed inside the property
Accessibility: please contact property for handicap accessibility requests or options
Room upgrades: upgrades are not available
Nearest airport: Atlantic City International (ACY; 13 miles)