(Closed) Bachelorette in Atlantic City!

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Post # 3
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

I didn’t know they had a Bellagio, but we always stay at the Borgata!!! Fantastic poker tables, gorgeous rooms….and Mixx is the hottest club in AC right now. Even if you don’t stay at Borgata, go to Mixx at night!!!

 The rest of AC is pretty run down. I would say, stay on the Boardwalk and don’t wander off!

Post # 4
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

My top hotel recommendation is The Borgata, although I must warn you, it’s also one of the most expensive.

http://www.theborgata.com/

There is certainly plenty to do and places to eat at the Borgata, but I also highly recommend the shops, bars, and restaurants at The Pier at Caesars.

http://www.thepiershopsatcaesars.com/

 

Post # 5
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

If the Borgata is out of your price range (it is pretty $$$$) then I’d stay at Caesars.  It’s perfectly sufficient (I doubt you’ll spend a ton of time in the room anyway) and it’s connected to The Pier.  My top restaurant recs at The Pier are The Continental or Buddakan.

http://www.starr-restaurant.com/

The Tropicana is ok.  There are also plenty of shops, restaurants, and bars.  

Regardless of where you stay, the Borgata is a short cab ride away.  It shouldn’t cost you more than $10-$15.  It really is the nicest hotel in AC.

Oh, I just remembered that the super trendy hotel, The Chelsea just opened in AC!  No casino at this hotel though….

http://thechelsea-ac.com/

Post # 7
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: November 2008

Borgata is definitely one of the best places to stay if it is in your price range.  Book early and ask around (even parents) if anyone gambles enough to get some deals there even at least casino rate.  They have two great clubs there, Mixx and mur mur, as well as several restaurants.  I have been to Mixx several times over the past few years and recently started going to mur mur and actually prefer mur mur.  It plays fun vocal dance music, with 80s and today.  You really don’t need a table at either one of these places but it is nice to have.  B Bar is a great place to pregame.  They usually have live bands.  If you plan on going out at the Borgata and decide not to stay there, Harrahs and Trump Marina are super close and probably more affordable.

Though I have never stayed at the Tropicana I hear great things about it and its more affordable.  It also has several restaurants and bars.  I think one might be karaoke.  If you stay there you could walk over to the Taj Mahal to Casbah. 

Post # 8
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

I stayed at the Chelsea a month or so ago. It’s actually right on the boardwalk but it’s on the southernmost end so it’s a little bit of a walk–I’d estimate the walk to the Pier at Caesar’s is about 10 minutes. So it’s actually not out of the way at all. It’s really fun, too–the "party floor" is awesome.

The Borgata is actually pretty far from the boardwalk and everything there (restaurants included) are super-pricey. 

 Those are the only two hotels where I’ve stayed, but I agree with the above poster to stay on the boardwalk and eat dinner at one of the Starr restaurants at the Pier. Have fun!

Post # 10
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Wannabee

Hey everyone! My name is Jen A. Miller, and I wrote a book about the Jersey Shore. I also blog about the area at downtheshorewithjen.blogspot.com and have been part of a few bachelorette parties in AC. So here’s what I have to offer based on the comments:

The Borgata is very nice, but, as has been noted, pricey. It is NOT on the Boardwalk. All but three of AC casino’s are on the boardwalk. Those not included are the Borgata, Trumpa Marina and Harrah’s. Yes, they are a short cab ride away or, if you are staying at Resorts, Bally’s or Caesars, you can take a free shuttle over to Harrah’s (they are all owned by the same company). I’ve had dinner at the Borgata steakhouse, and liked it, but it’s expensive.

I like Harrah’s. Their new tower rooms are gorgeous and offer a great view. Plus, they have an indoor pool that is for ADULTS ONLY. At night, it turns into a nightclub. 

The Chelsea IS on the Boardwalk. It is on the south end of the boardwalk and very close to the Tropicana. I’ve stayed there, and it’s nice, but it does not have a casino. However, I’ve heard great thing about their steakhouse.

The Tropicana is where a lot of bachelorette parties end up. Adam Good Sports Bar is a great casual and dance-but-not-techno vibe. For a party experience, Providence is literally across the hall. They also have a karaoke bar at Planet Rose, plus restaurants from pub food (Ree Rah) to Cuban (Alma De Cuba). The rooms are going to most likely be cheaper, but the Tropicana has been having major management issues after having their houskeeping and cocktail staff slashed. Take that as you will.

If your girl loves to gamble, here’s what I’d recommend: have dinner at one of the restaurants at the Pier at Caesars. I personally like the Continental for a large group. Then cross the Boardwalk (or walk over the sky bridge) into Caesar’s to gamble. Then, if you want to continue to party, you have a few options: you can head back to the Pier, go to the Tropicana, as I mentioned, or cab it over to the Borgata if you want to hit up mur.mur or mixx. The Borgata also has the Gypsy Bar, which can be fun.

Depending on when you’re staying will determine price. If it’s a winter bachelorette party, you could get a good deal. You might want to look into the House of Blues Suites at Showboat. They are designed for large groups and have a common area where you all can hang out and get ready together (when I talk to bachelor parties, I point out that they can play video games). If you split the cost between a bunch of people, it can be a great affordable option. I’ve also stayed at the new suites at Caesar’s. They’re fantastic, but I’m not sure if it’s in the price range or not. Caesar’s is smack in the middle of the Boardwalk, too.

I would be wary just-outside-of-AC hotels.  They might be good deals, but some of them rent by the hour.

If you want to go on my blog and search the hotel rates side by side, you can do that. Go to http://downtheshorewithjen.blogspot.com/ and click on the link under "Going to AC?" It’s a function that lets you put in when you want to stay and compare who’s charging what.  

If you have more questions, just let me know! I’m planning my future sister-in-law’s bachelorette party, so this is all on my mind!

Post # 12
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Newbee

i planned my best friend’s bachelorette party down there a few months ago – we stayed at the Tropicana which was nice- the room was nothing special, but there is  plenty of food there (we ate at the red square – not cheap, but fun – its russian themed) and ended up at the cuban club in the quarter there that has 2 levels: 1 with latin dancing and 1 with hip hop to end the night … we also did the Savage Men show at the Showboat which was a ton of fun – raunchy, but fun and we just took cabs down there and back to the Tropicana – enjoy yourself 🙂

Post # 13
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Newbee
  • Wedding: May 2013

Tropicana is fun if you are there to chill and not spend huuuge money to party

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