TR May 25-28, 2008
This is my first trip report on the board but I have reviews of several AC Dining establishments posted and active.
Showboat (Sunday Comped Night)
Day 1: My wife and I took the bus to AC and it made good time. Got off at Taj Mahal and used the connecting skyway to get to Showboat (Thanks
fellow posters for the directions to get from Taj to Boat via the inside connection. This worked well for us. Checked in at 12:15 PM on Sunday check-in was fast. The room was ready also so we got keys right away and went up. Booked the Bourbon Tower Premium Roon but was stuck with New Tower room overlooking Showboat Courtyard/Drop Off Area. Also was Given Non Smoking room with Tub not Smoking room I requested with big bathroom or walk in shower(Bad Start). The room was nice but thats it just nice. No regular coffee in room just decafe and no condiments hhmmm. I tracked down housekeeper and got regular coffee packets. Sat down in room that had great bed but
older worn furniture with cig burns on edge of nightstand (ok non smoking room yeah) NICE tube TV Relic.
Noticed stuff on the nicely made bed upon inspection it turned out to be saltine type
cracker crumbs all over big crumbs too. House keeper must have been eating saltines making the bed?(Un Happy bout that). Bathroom soaps etc were sparce and I do not think the room was fully stocked just had soap and shampoo. Curtains in shower were
off some of the rings. My wife did enjoy the larger deep tub tub though for bubble bath.
Off to the gaming I did great up 160 in 2 hours and was on roll so missed the After DF
Meet up (sorry) I will be there again later in June (Not at Boat Though). Took the winnings
treated the wife to the French Quarter Buffet (Our first time). It was good I enjoyed most
everything I tried except the expresso machine egah. Good meats, cornbread, salads,
baked beans, chinese, pulled pork, and some cool seafood salad calamari. Our waiter
at the buffet was great he hooked us up with bottled water also for after dinner excursion
back to casino.
Played and did pretty good on slots actually played till 1 AM rare for me LOL. Kept going
up and down. Woke up Monday and just wanted to bail to Casears (both of us) the room
was very medicore, the casino was ok kinda noisy my wife said. Some of the traveling entertainers
were cool, Musicians, Jugglers and more.
Note that the room seemed kinda unvacumed and low stocked on stuff, coffee, soaps, etc.
The check out was fast we were not asked if we enjoyed are stay? I would have mentioned
the cracker crubs on bed. They did not try to accommidate my preferences AT ALL so thats
a bummer as we didnt really like our stay just liked the food and won a couple of bucks. My smoking
room was as mentioned non smoking (I will not let that happen again), The tower was switched but
yes I know based on availablity (humbug). We were in such a hurry for Casears we got a cab and
skipped the packed rewards shuttle to zip over. Bye Bye Showboat will go back to play maybe but NOT
to stay, it was kinda weak even at a comp the room was poor.
Casears (Monday-Tuesday Comped Nights)
Cab from Boat dropped us at Casears at 12 Noon check in was quick and we were informed to come
back at 3PM for our keys (not a problem were used to that at Caesars so checked our bags). And they
just asked me to come back or call at 3PM. We were hungry after bailing from the Showboat so quickly
so My wife said La Piazza would be easy for lunch we went. I was caught off guard when the lady rang up
us 2 adults and it was almost 60.00 for lunch buffet. It was not posted but it was holiday price so being
hungry we paid and were seated. Then I see why they had steak and crab legs and other goodies not
normally on lunch buffet. So it was worth the extra bucks for the crab legs and they had a ton of other
good stuff too.
Played some slots and let the food digest a bit. About 2:45 pm my wife asked if I would see if the room was ready and we went back to lobby. No problem room was ready and also AS REQUESTED that was
great. Finally we got to stay in a Renovated Centurion (Yes Smoking, Thanks Casears), and got to stay in the luxury of that Big Flat TV Huge, TV in the BR Mirror woo hoo, New Furniture and awesome bed. Got All my requests but Ocean View (was Memorial Day what can you do). and we faced the city backwards
kinda towards Borgata and could see Harrahs too nice view anyways was on the 33RD Fl.(Good as Borgata totally).
Was super pleased with the room and soaps etc, great showerhead too, lotsa pillows and towels A+.
These two days and Casears were like a world away from the medicore Showboat (IMO). We also
have been doing good with Casears as far as COMP's and accomidations etc. Staff for the most part
there and at Ballys was great several times introducing themselves and asking you name also when in conversation, That sure did not happen at the Showboat just Casears and Ballys.
Tuesday we Jitney'd on over to Borgata and played our free money slot dollars, again I won from that
and took home an extra 40.00 even after the buffet and a long long run and some good hits on the new
Penny Barn Machines they were like giving me credits LOL.
Also in this 2 day Casears stay we ate at WWW Virginia City Buffet (Great) La Piazza (few times, a-ok), Johnny Rockets, and a few snacks on the boardwalk. Last Day I hit 4 slot jackpots at Ballys awaiting the time to go to bus depot and raked in a few hundred bucks woo hoo. Ballys main Casino not WWW. Came home with my B-Roll and a few more duckets. Was only out some food money and the meals were good! My wife did not win she was bummed usually she wins not me guess i just picked the right machines lol.
Bus back to BX was fast no problem had a good trip other than the Showboat gripes. Prob will not stay there again as I mentioned. Sticking to Casears for now BUT anxious to try Harrahs on the Marina too and Ballys Tower premium also is on the too do list.
Hope you enjoyed, Maybe the Showboat could have been a little better room wise and the stay would have been more enjoyable. Casears was again NO COMPLAINT this time.
Sincerely, AL , 1 of the 2Frys