For us, this was the most inexpensive rate for the night when compared with the other 3+ star hotels and/or casinos of any size. The facility itself is modern, clean, and relatively spacious. The staff is really quite good, notwithstanding the fact it's not a luxury/resort hotel. Questions were answered cheerfully and helpfully, and any assistance they could provide was offered.
BUT. Two things to note. First, the walls have *zero* insulation between them. When we entered our room during the day, we thought our clock radio had come on accidentally while we were out. Turns out it was the neighbors', and we could clearly hear it through the wall. It did not appear to us to be playing exceptionally loudly. We brought it up to the front desk and while they did offer to move us to a nearby room, they noted other rooms could very well have the same problem. They also offered to contact the neighbor to ask them to turn it down. I felt bad about it, because I didn't think they were necessarily doing anything wrong..it was more the building's fault. We were fortunate in that upon our return that night we couldn't hear much, and we both slept soundly on the quite comfortable bed. TL;DR - Between-room soundproofing almost non-existent, but staff offered to help in any way they could...short of re-building the hotel. You bear the risk of noisy neighbors (but hotel will tell them to keep it down for you).
Second, we read the reviews regarding the "sketchy" neighborhood and being from New Orleans (itself a pretty sketchy city, at times) figured it was typical upper middle-class discomfort with neighborhoods other than new construction strip malls and subdivisions.
This is not the case.
The neighborhood (especially on Pacific) did actually make us feel a little uncomfortable upon our return after dark. Tip: Walk to and from the Boardwalk on the Resorts Casino side, not the St. James Place side. The hotel will happily secure you transportation to and from wherever (that you pay for), but build this into your trip cost. I would in no circumstance walk back late at night while drunk and/or distracted. (Though this is more of a good travel tip for most anywhere). Also remember that the $10/night valet is in and out for 24 hours. Just don't drink and drive.
In sum, not a bad choice, so long as you can deal with the noise *potential* and the less-than-great neighborhood.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Atlantic City's exclusive Marriott experience, The Courtyard by Marriott Atlantic City is conveniently located just one block from Resorts Casino, the beach and Boardwalk. The hotel's location is ideal for easy access to casinos, local conventions, restaurants, shopping and nightlife. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Courtyard Atlantic City Hotel Atlantic City
- Atlantic City Courtyard
- Atlantic City Marriott