We arrived at the Revel at noon time, Tuesday Aug. 28. We parked on the 6th floor in the self-park garage. The casino is on this floor. We had to take an elevator to the 11th floor for check-in. We didn't wait long and the clerk was very friendly. He gave us what we asked for - 2 queen beds on a high floor (39). The rooms are beautiful. We had a view of Brigantine's beach and a small portion near the hotel. The room was smaller than other rooms that we have had in A.C, but still a decent size. The only mirrors in the room were in the bathroom. I didn't care much for the tile in the entrance and bathroom. In many places it looked dirty, especially in the toilet area, but when I tried to wash it off it remained the way it was, which made it look like it had several years of wear. If I want to be really pickey, the black furniture showed a lot of scratches (and the hotel has only been open a few months. In all honesty, if I hadn't seen so many negative remarks on TA, I may not have even looked at the floor or noticed the scratches. Check-out through the TV was fast and easy.
There were no folders describing restaurants, how to use the safe, TV or any of the other electronics.
The halls were dark and the elevator also had dark walls.
After a walk on the boardwalk, we had to take 3 sets of elevators to get to the floor that allowed us to take an elevator to our room.
There isn't much signage in the casino and we weren't sure where the elevators were. We had to walk quite a bit to get to the elevators, as became the norm. There are a lot of nice amenities at the Revel, but everything seems to require a long walk. We took a walk around the in/out pool area. It was packed and I didn't see any shaded areas or umbrellas. From that level, we were able to see a couple of other small pools, but had no idea how to get to thm.
There were several areas that had Kinect games for the kids and pool tables. The poker room is on another floor (mezzanine).
They need more bathroom facilities on the casino floor. I only found two on the entire casino floor and one near the restaurant area.
We took a walk on the boardwalk and when we returned we had to take three sets of escalators to get to the lobby and then had to walk a bit to get to the elevators to the rooms.
When leaving you have to get a ticket at the parking station by inserting your rewards card into the kiosk. We were comped, but it was still a bit annoying to have to do this. As we exited I inquired about a transfer to another casino and was told I'd have to enter that when I was getting my parking ticket. I don't understand why they just don't do what other casinos do where you pull up and pay or show your rewards card.
Although beautiful, I didn't care for all the open areas and feel the Revel was very poorly designed.
I'm going back to Borgata = perfectly designed and easy to maneuver with the casino, poker room, restaurants and elevator to hotel rooms all on one level. I will go back to gamble because I did like the casino, but I'm going to think twice before we sleep over again.
The second day we had breakfast at Earl of Sandwich in Showboat. It's self service. My DH and I both had an egg, bacon and cheddar sandwich and coffee. It was pretty decent and the price was right...$3.99 for the sandwich and $2 for coffee.
It was an easy drive over to Harrah's and then Borgata. Had some small wins, which only went back into the slots, but all in all had a great time.