Recently stayed at the Chelsea during a weekend trip to AC. I had a room in the Annex, with a balcony overlooking the street. The room was decent. The Luxe rooms in the Chelsea tower have been recently re-done, the rooms in the Annex have not; and you can see it. On this same weekend I saw a room in the tower that friends of mine had, and they are a lot nicer. That said though the room in the Annex was not bad by any stretch, definitely very clean and comfortable.
Now there are issues; these issues did not affect my stay, but they may be a problem for other travelers. First- the street below (Atlantic Avenue) is a very busy street; and the sounds of Ambulances, police cars and just regular traffic can go on late into the night. This was not a problem for me as I was out most of the night, but can be an issue for others.
Second- the walls between rooms do not appear heavily sound proof. The Saturday i was here, there were three of four bachelorette parties in other rooms on the same floor, and again it was not quiet. Not an issue for me, but could be for others.
All of that said, there are some really great things about this hotel. The restaurant downstairs (Teplitzky's) is awesome. My friends and I had brunch there Sunday morning, and despite being very busy, the wait was less than 20 minutes, the service was unbelievably fast and incredibly courteous; and the food and drink (mimosas, bloody marys etc) excellent. The restaurant is also very well priced (brunch, with mimosas averaged $20 a person). Everything said and done, I would definitely stay here again, although the next time I might pay the extra $40 a night and stay in the Tower (Luxe).
- Also Known As:
- The Annex At The Chelsea Hotel Atlantic City