We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Good or Bad idea? 1 Night Quality Inn, 2 Nights Harrahs ...

Which Atlantic City hotels are on sale?
dd/mm/yyyy dd/mm/yyyy
See hotels
montreal, canada
Level Contributor
317 posts
4 reviews
Save Topic
Good or Bad idea? 1 Night Quality Inn, 2 Nights Harrahs ...

Hi everyone, this is my 2nd thread since I wanted to get some fresh feedback... I'll try my very best to hopefully make this my last thread!

ok, here's the scoop...

My girlfriend and I are planning on coming down for March 10,11,12 and leaving on the 13th.

The first day is a Saturday, and as we all know, the Saturday rates are really high.

So my gf and I thought maybe it be a good idea to save a few dollars by staying on the more expensive night, Saturday, at the Quality Inn Absecon, NJ.

Harrahs 3 night stay (1 night free promo) would come to ~ $300

Where as if we do hotel hopping, we''ll cut our cost in half ...~ $150

This would mean more money iin our pockets to spend on restaurants, and other things and less guilt when we donate our money to the casinos :) Taking into consideration that we are renting a car from Montreal, Gas, etc.. and that we're relatively young etc... we need to keep a budget... Of course, we're willing to spend, we just want to be wise about it.

Naturally the cons are that, Saturday night we're likely going to stay out late (whether at the Harrahs pool / night club, or near the boardwalk),so it'll be a bit annoying to drive back to the Quality Inn... and means I'll have to watch what I drink.

Also, have to consider extra costs that might figure in if we stay in Absecon 1 night - parking at the casino (?), time, annoyance etc...

So from your experiences, are we pinching too much here, and would this be one of those occasions where we'd be best off to just spend the extra? and maybe play a few less hands of black jack or slots ;)

Sorry if this post seems misplaced, just curious about other opinions!

new jersey
Level Contributor
56 posts
16 reviews
Save Reply
1. Re: Good or Bad idea? 1 Night Quality Inn, 2 Nights Harrahs ...

I think you have a good plan. Very easy to park in casinos and cheap. Yes, the ride home may be a problem so be careful. You will love harras when you get there on Sunday.

new york
Destination Expert
for Atlantic City
Level Contributor
8,513 posts
2 reviews
Save Reply
2. Re: Good or Bad idea? 1 Night Quality Inn, 2 Nights Harrahs ...

I’m not familiar with the Quality Inn, but it seems like a nice place. Your plan seems OK, but have you considered staying Saturday at a non-casino place in AC? Some may have similar prices and be within walking distance of casinos.

achotelexperts.com/hotels/quality-inn-abseco…

achotelexperts.com/hotels/chelsea-atlantic-c…

achotelexperts.com/hotels/chelsea-hotel.html

Good Luck

GardeniaPalm
Level Contributor
2,198 posts
18 reviews
Save Reply
3. Re: Good or Bad idea? 1 Night Quality Inn, 2 Nights Harrahs ...

If you're only going to end up paying $300 for 3 nights, I would just pick Harrah's and be done with it. $100 per night is reasonable and the convenience factor is certainly worth it.

new york
Level Contributor
595 posts
4 reviews
Save Reply
4. Re: Good or Bad idea? 1 Night Quality Inn, 2 Nights Harrahs ...

Saturday night is the best party night and it is worth the extra money to stay at harrahs that night. If you want to take a break, you can go upstairs and chill for a bit. If you are staying in Absecon, you don't have that option.

You can relax and have fun if you don't have to deal with driving back to another hotel.

Daytona Beach...
Destination Expert
for Atlantic City
Level Contributor
3,532 posts
32 reviews
Save Reply
5. Re: Good or Bad idea? 1 Night Quality Inn, 2 Nights Harrahs ...

If you are going to party in Harrahs Saturday night then I think you should stay there..afterall, you might be saving $150.. but is it worth the aggravation of partying and then having to drive on unfamiliar roads late at night.. The suggestion o staying right in AC at a non-casino place is a good one too - then you can take a taxi or walk back to your hotel..

Philadelphia/Atlanti...
Destination Expert
for Atlantic City
Level Contributor
14,389 posts
51 reviews
Save Reply
6. Re: Good or Bad idea? 1 Night Quality Inn, 2 Nights Harrahs ...

Taking White Horse Pike [aka Absecon Blvd aka Rt30] in/out of AC does not have a toll and there is a MegaWawa just before the GSP entrance for cheaper gas that, by law, someone has to pump for you. I might think it's a good idea to stay there one night.... but... since you are planning on partying, I suggest you either find someplace else in AC that you can get to via jitney or taxi [taxis are $13 max within AC] or spend the money for a Harrahs room. [some time ago, some poster posted the taxi fare to/from Absecon and I THINK it was $30~$50+ e/w ~ which just eats up your motel savings]. Also, my ex had a DUI. It was much more expensive than the Saturday Harrahs room rate of $300. My suggestion is, spend the money to stay at Harrahs or find another AC property and not take the risk. You may keep yourself in good enough condition to drive back to your Absecon motel, but that doesn't mean a driver in another car did

ny
Level Contributor
667 posts
7 reviews
Save Reply
7. Re: Good or Bad idea? 1 Night Quality Inn, 2 Nights Harrahs ...

i would also recommend just staying at harrahs an extra night. its just not worth the hassle plus you probably wouldn't enjoy yourself as much that night having to worry the whole time about driving, cabs, etc.

melissa

montreal, canada
Level Contributor
317 posts
4 reviews
Save Reply
8. Re: Good or Bad idea? 1 Night Quality Inn, 2 Nights Harrahs ...

Thanks everyone for the opinions..

I should of booked it last night ..!

Price for 3 nights at harrahs is now $380, versus $160 if I sleep 1 night at a quality inn (and 20$ F/B credit at Harrahs)

IF it were $100 savings, it be an easy decision to justify...

At $150 savings, I was on the fence...

At $220.... that's a lot of money (for us!)

Also, I can't seem to find any hotel rates within A/C for under $175-200 per night on Saturday

Edited: 17 February 2012, 20:50
Bridgewater, New...
Level Contributor
2,274 posts
110 reviews
Save Reply
9. Re: Good or Bad idea? 1 Night Quality Inn, 2 Nights Harrahs ...

If you're planning on partying, I would definitely just stay at Harrahs and avoid the hassle of having to drive in the early a.m. to get to Quality Inn.

Philadelphia/Atlanti...
Destination Expert
for Atlantic City
Level Contributor
14,389 posts
51 reviews
Save Reply
10. Re: Good or Bad idea? 1 Night Quality Inn, 2 Nights Harrahs ...

I just went to TA and searched Quality Inn Flamingo for 3/10/2012 and the 1st response was $159 at Expedia. I have no idea if this link will display for you. http://tinyurl.com/quality-was-flamingo This was the Flamingo and was dumpy. It was recently gutted and renovated. nj.com/news/index.ssf/2010/12/atlantic_citys… So while it is a motel, they put $2mil into it in 2010 and it must still be in good shape

It's in the shadow of Trop. You can ride the #2 jitney to/from Harrahs or a taxi to/from Harrahs will max out at $13 because you're still in AC city limits