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Best hotel in AC-first time visit, dad's 60th birthday

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Best hotel in AC-first time visit, dad's 60th birthday

My brother and I are taking my Dad to Atlantic City in late March/early April to celebrate his 60th B-day. None of us have been before, but we enjoy playing blackjack, eating well and enjoying ourselves.

My Dad in his old age has grown accustomed to 4 star accommodations, and I want to put him up somewhere nice, with good food and gambling within walking distance, but not completely break my bank.

Any ideas of where to stay?

Thanks in advance!

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1. Re: Best hotel in AC-first time visit, dad's 60th birthday

Caesars is centrally located on the boardwalk & is an easy walk to most things.

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2. Re: Best hotel in AC-first time visit, dad's 60th birthday

I would second Caesars.

If you are going on a Sun thru Thursday you could probably get a suite at Borgata for a decent price.

There are some good places to eat there and the "party" atmosphere won't be as crazy as a Friday or Saturday.

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3. Re: Best hotel in AC-first time visit, dad's 60th birthday

Well, my vote would be Harrah's. The Bayview Tower room was wonderful and quite inexpensive. The free drinks were STRONG and my partner in crime ordered a Manhattan and they even brought it to her in a glass!

Sadly my VT was in the usual plastic cup.

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4. Re: Best hotel in AC-first time visit, dad's 60th birthday

The Best you can give him would be the Borgata.The Best A/C has!!!

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5. Re: Best hotel in AC-first time visit, dad's 60th birthday

I will give a third vote to Caesar's mostly because it is your first visit and your dad will (probably) want to hit the Boardwalk,etc. anyway.

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6. Re: Best hotel in AC-first time visit, dad's 60th birthday

If u dont mind being in a non-casino hotel, stay at the new chelsea hotel, its next 2 the tropicana.

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7. Re: Best hotel in AC-first time visit, dad's 60th birthday

I also say Ceasars because of the location. Anyone experiencing Atlantic City for the first time should start out in a hotel on the boardwalk. After all, there is other things to do there besides gambling (ha ha). Now if I would only do as I say, I might be able to afford going to a restaurant, and not one that takes my comps.

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8. Re: Best hotel in AC-first time visit, dad's 60th birthday

60............"OLD AGE"?????????

Anyone else catch that? I'm not there yet, but 60 is not old!!

And I definitely think the Borgata is the answer....breaking the bank? Rooms on the weekend do run $400-500 per night. I don't know if u consider that "breaking the bank"?

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9. Re: Best hotel in AC-first time visit, dad's 60th birthday

DC, based on that post I started the other day about Hotwire in AC, it's possible you COULD use that and get either the Chelsea or the Sheraton that's attached to the Convention Center (the new one, not the old one, which is now Boardwalk Hall) for $129. Only thing is, there's no casino there, but Caesars/Trump/Bally's is a short cab ride away.

If you go for Caesars, make sure you reserve a Centurion Tower room. Don't let them stick you in the North/South/Temple Towers, which are okay, but I wouldn't rate them as 4-stars, *especially* considering this is your dad's 60th!

What are Rendezvous Tower rooms at Resorts going for these days (weekday and weekends)?

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10. Re: Best hotel in AC-first time visit, dad's 60th birthday

you may also want to check out tropicana, check out their website tropicana.net, lots of $10 tables, lots of restaurants, eat family style at carmines or pf changs, after dinner take him to brule, a dessert only restaurant and the pushcarts on the boardwalk are a enjoyable way to travel