13 Best Hotels in Atlantic City, NJ

Written by Lavanya Sunkara
Nov 13, 2019

Known as the "Las Vegas of the East" for its range of entertainment options, Atlantic City has one thing going for it that's missing in Las Vegas. Its seaside location and hotels right on the beach make it a sought-after destination in the warmer months, where you can relax on the beautiful beaches by day and catch fabulous shows by night.

The best place to stay in Atlantic City is near the ocean for easy access to its most popular attractions-the four-mile-long Boardwalk, Entrance to the Stars, Steel Pier, and the beach. Hotels near the marina are closer to attractions like the Atlantic City Aquarium and the Absecon Lighthouse.

This once quiet fishing village has come a long way and is now one of the leading seaside resort destinations in the country, with many luxury hotels and a range of mid-range and cheap hotels to fit every budget.

For a fun-filled vacation for families, couples, and even pets, see our list of the best hotels in Atlantic City.

1. Borgata & The Water Club

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Have a relaxing stay in Atlantic City at the top-rated Borgata, a new hotel with modern, well-appointed rooms and a dozen dining options, including Bobby Flay Steak and Wolfgang Puck American Grille.

This posh property in Renaissance Pointe also features retail shops and two exceptional spas: Spa Toccare and Immersion Spa. The latter is located in the connected Water Club Hotel, which has 800 plush guest rooms and suites with separate living areas overlooking the Atlantic shore.

There are over 2,000 rooms at the Borgata, all decorated in contemporary furnishings, with flat-screen TVs, Wi-Fi (for a charge), and marble bathrooms with spacious showers. Suites have deep soaking tubs.

At the Borgata, you can choose from seven pools set amid lush surroundings and relax in private cabanas or on comfortable chaise lounges. While Borgata has an indoor pool, the Water Club has two indoor pools, two outdoor pools, two Jacuzzis, a lap pool, and a seasonal pool. The hotels are three miles from the Atlantic City Boardwalk.

Address: 1 Borgata Way, Atlantic City, New Jersey

Accommodation: Borgata Hotel

Address: 1 Renaissance Way, Atlantic City, New Jersey

Accommodation: The Water Club Hotel

2. Golden Nugget

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Located away from the Boardwalk on the Frank S. Farley Marina, the upscale Golden Nugget features 727 remodeled rooms and suites. The property has undergone a $150 million renovation and features a contemporary look, with rooms featuring tones of red, black, and white and amenities like free Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs, mini-fridges, and iPod docks.

Suites feature bay or city views, marble bathrooms, and some have two bedrooms and bathrooms.

The resort has a spa, an outdoor pool with cabanas, live music venues, and multiple dining options, including the high-end Chart House steak-and-seafood chain. The property is close to the Atlantic City Aquarium.

Address: 600 Huron Ave, Atlantic City, New Jersey

Accommodation: Golden Nugget

3. Caesars Atlantic City

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Caesars Atlantic City, situated right on the beach and the famed boardwalk, is a luxury ancient Rome-themed hotel offering ocean views and rooms with modern interiors.

Guests can book a relaxing treatment at the on-site Qua Baths and Spa, which utilizes the healing powers of water. It also features separate men's and women's Roman baths, a seasonal outdoor pool, sauna and steam rooms, a fitness center, along with multiple treatment rooms.

Guest rooms are classically decorated and feature floor-to-ceiling windows, flat-screen TVs, and iPod docking stations.

The property is less than a mile from the Steel Pier Amusement Park and Tanger Outlets Atlantic City. But there's plenty of entertainment on the premises-from a concert venue and rooftop swimming pool to multiple restaurants, including a Gordon Ramsay eatery.

Address: 2100 Pacific Ave, Atlantic City, New Jersey

Accommodation: Caesars Atlantic City

4. Harrah's Resort Atlantic City

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Harrah's Resort Atlantic City boasts one of the prettiest pools in the city, situated under a glass dome with plenty of natural light and surrounded by palm trees, hot tubs, and cabanas. It's also one of the tallest hotels in the area, boasting stunning views from its guest rooms.

Relax poolside in this wonderland, enjoying Caribbean cuisine and cool beverages. The property overlooks the bay in the Marina District and is two miles from the Boardwalk.

Rooms are pretty straightforward and have flat-screen TVs, Wi-Fi, and either city or water views. Suites feature separate living and dining areas, rainfall showers, and large windows.

Other amenities include a spa, fitness center, and the Waterfront Shops.

Address: 777 Harrah's Blvd, Atlantic City, New Jersey

Accommodation: Harrah's Resort Atlantic City

5. Resorts Hotel

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The Resort Hotel is ideally located steps from the Steel Pier Amusement Park. This beachfront hotel has comfortable rooms and an indoor/outdoor heated pool, a rarity in Atlantic City.

Expect flat-screen TVs, Wi-Fi, mini-fridges, and coffee makers in the guest rooms, with upgraded accommodations providing additional seating areas, marble bathrooms, and ocean views.

On-site amenities include a fitness room, spa, salon, retail shops, and a variety of dining establishments. The property is home to the famous Jimmy Buffett's Margaritaville restaurant and LandShark restaurant, the only beach eatery open year-round, and it's located right on the Boardwalk.

Address: 1133 Boardwalk, Atlantic City, New Jersey

Accommodation: Resorts Hotel

6. Wyndham Skyline Tower

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Wyndham Skyline Tower is a family-friendly, all-suite Atlantic City hotel offering one- to two-bedroom suites in a 32-story building overlooking the Boardwalk. Some of the suites even come with balconies, so you can enjoy the fresh sea breeze and spectacular views. Suites have separate living areas with sleeper sofas, with a king or queen bed in the master and guest rooms, fully-equipped kitchens, satellite TV, and Wi-Fi access.

Amenities such as an indoor pool, hot tubs, gym, laundry, arcade, and a movie theater are available. The hotel is within walking distance of city attractions like the Steel Pier, Absecon Lighthouse, Atlantic City Aquarium, and Atlantic City Beach.

Address: 100 S North Carolina Ave, Atlantic City, New Jersey

Accommodation: Wyndham Skyline Tower

7. Bally's Atlantic City

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The Wild West meets Disney at this Boardwalk hotel. Located smack in the middle of the long boardwalk, Bally's Atlantic City has stylish accommodations right near all the action. You can choose from classic, deluxe, and premium rooms, some with views of the ocean.

Among the world-class dining options, there's Guy Fieri Chophouse, Johnny Rockets, and Noodle Village. If you've got a sweet tooth, don't miss stopping by at the Cup Cake.

Other amenities include an indoor pool, spa, steam room, and a concert theater with nightly shows. Less than a 10-minute walk is the Ripley's Believe It or Not! museum and Playground Pier shopping mall.

Address: 1900 Boardwalk, Atlantic City, New Jersey

Accommodation: Bally's Atlantic City

8. Sheraton Atlantic City Convention Center Hotel

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As the name suggests, Sheraton Atlantic City Convention Center Hotel, is set right beside the convention center. It's also right near the Atlantic City Train Station, making it a good choice for business travelers and those traveling by rail.

Rooms are standard and come with flat-screen TVs, work desks, Wi-Fi, mini-fridges, and coffee makers. Some of the rooms come with kitchenettes for longer stays. If you book a Club room, you'll have access to the lounge, free continental breakfast, and evening appetizers.

On-site, there's a casual restaurant, Boulevards Cafe, a fitness center, an indoor swimming pool, and a seasonal outdoor hot tub. The property also has plenty of meeting space, and parking is available for a fee. The hotel is pet-friendly, so you can bring all of your family members.

Address: Two Convention Boulevard, Atlantic City, New Jersey

Accommodation: Sheraton Atlantic City Convention Center Hotel

9. The Claridge - A Radisson Hotel

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The Claridge Hotel evokes a New York City skyscraper, with its tall, brick facade and historical significance. Opened in 1930, this landmark hotel has hosted the likes of Marilyn Monroe, Al Capone, and Frank Sinatra. Formerly known as the "Skyscraper by the Sea," the Claridge is a quick walk from Atlantic City's Boardwalk.

Completely remodeled rooms overlook the city and Brighton Park. The hotel offers a 1920s-themed restaurant, elegant ballrooms for weddings and other special events, a health club, rooftop lounge, and a spectacular 600-seat cabaret showroom. Another perk offered at the Claridge is the personalized limo and car service.

Address: 123 S Indiana Ave, Atlantic City, New Jersey

Accommodation: The Claridge - A Radisson Hotel

10. Showboat Hotel

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The Showboat Hotel is an icon on the Boardwalk, welcoming travelers and their furry family members for decades. This newly reopened hotel has 872 spacious rooms, including 65 suites, 38 of which come with balconies overlooking the Atlantic Ocean. There are two "super suites" with separate living and dining rooms, and bathrooms with whirlpools, double vanities, and showers with waterfall showerheads.

The best part of the hotel is that you don't have to leave the premises for fun entertainment. Catch performances from entertainers at the Old House of Blues concert venue and sporting events at the brand new arena.

Address: 801 Boardwalk, Atlantic City, New Jersey

Accommodation: Showboat Hotel

11. Tropicana Atlantic City

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Inspired by the famous Tropicana Club in Havana, Atlantic City's Tropicana brings tropical charm to the Northeast. As one of the largest hotels in Atlantic City, mega-resort Tropicana takes up prime space on the Boardwalk.

Featuring 2,047 rooms and suites, a 200,000 square-foot entertainment complex, two dozen restaurants, multiple shops, two pools (one seasonal pool for kids), an IMAX Theater, comedy club, and a spa, you'll never have to step outside of the resort. Shopping and kid friendly restaurants are found in The Quarter, a Cuban-inspired, three-story atrium.

Rooms feature flat-screen TVs, video-game consoles, and Wi-Fi; some have ocean views. This recently renovated, sprawling property now boasts the must-see spectacular Multimedia Light and Sound Show, which plays on the Boardwalk daily.

Address: S. Brighton Avenue and the Boardwalk, Atlantic City, New Jersey

Accommodation: Tropicana Atlantic City

12. Courtyard by Marriott Atlantic City Beach Block

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Courtyard by Marriott Atlantic City is a nice hotel in Atlantic City, conveniently located close to its main attractions and the Atlantic City Convention Center. Contemporary rooms offer HDTVs, desks, mini-fridges and coffee makers, with suites offering extra living space and sofas.

Relax in the living-room-style lobby, dine at the American restaurant, and enjoy shopping at The Walk Outlet Shopping Center and entertainment just steps from the hotel. On-site amenities include an exercise room, business center, and meeting space, making it a good choice for business travelers/long-term guests.

Address: 1212 Pacific Ave, Atlantic City, New Jersey

Accommodation: Courtyard by Marriott Atlantic City Beach Block

13. Best Western Atlantic City Hotel

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Though the hotel is a bit farther away from beach fun and a range of entertainment, the Best Western Atlantic City Hotel offers a great budget choice for travelers. Rooms are basic, yet spacious and come with cable TV and high-speed internet access; some rooms have Jacuzzi tubs and suites feature living rooms.

The hotel has multilingual staff and offers complimentary breakfast, coffee and tea in the common area, as well as a safe at the front desk. The beach and the Boardwalk attractions are less than a 10-minute walk away.

Address: 1416 Pacific Ave, Atlantic City, New Jersey

Accommodation: Best Western Atlantic City Hotel

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