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Anybody ever visit Harrah's AC?

Discussion in 'Non-Vegas Hotels & Casinos' started by lithium78, Feb 19, 2014.

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  1. lithium78

    lithium78 High-Roller

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    I just got an offer for free nights and show tickets from Harrah's AC after playing at Showboat AC earlier this month. Has anybody out there visited/played there? How did you like it? I haven't stayed at any of the marina casinos in AC, typically because I like being near the beach and boardwalk in good weather and I like the House of Blues at Showboat during the winter.
     
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    Yes, I thought the place was pretty awesome. You can read my TR from last year at this link.

    http://www.vegasmessageboard.com/forums/showthread.php?t=89175&highlight=funkhouser
     
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    Harrahs is one of the nicest casinos in Atlantic City, which isn't really saying much.

    Harrahs is a step down from Borgata and Revel but a step up from everything else.
     
  4. nhcris

    nhcris High-Roller

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    I like Harrah's much better than the other 3 TR properties in AC, especially when it's not beach weather. It's also easy to get to the other Marina properties on the Jitney if you want to get a change of scenery without driving.
     
  5. Kickin

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    Its the best CET property in AC. I don't know how old you are but it has a nice young, lively, and party vibe on nights and weekends. But it has people of all ages. In the high limit room the limits can be as low as $50. Good selection of games throughout, both tables and machines.

    Ideally book a room in the Waterfront or Bayview towers, they're newer and nicer. I really like the corner suite in the Waterfront tower. Otherwise go with the Marina tower which is pretty good and right near the casino floor. Its close to the Borgata as well which is the best property by far.
     
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    A couple times that we stayed at Harrah's AC, we found out that their video poker was all short pay, except for about 3 machines with 9/6 JOB ... if they are still there. So ... we would sleep in our Harrah's room, and then walk over to the Borgata (10 minute walk) to play VP ... lots of full-pay at Borgata.
     
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    Those 3 you're talking about are still there, but they also have full pay games in the high limit slots area. Agreed though that Borgata can't be beat for the number of good VP games at all denominations.
     
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    You're from Jersey and have not tried Harrahs's Marina?? C'mon..:poke:
    Seriously though,once the Borgata opened up Harrah's has tried to keep up..It used to be a morgue back then after midnight...They built the new towers,the indoor Pool,food court..

    It's def worth the comped nights,though it'll probably cost about $10-15 in taxes whatever per night..

    The bartop VP paytables are pretty rough though for my play $.25 requires 10 units bet for the max Royal payout but I did better there than at the Borgata last trip bartops.(Hit a $500 DW 4 dueces in November and a few minutes later buddy nailed Aces w/kicker across from me at the poker bar just 30 minutes before we had to leave for the airport)
    If you are platinum or above ask for the Atrium suites, living room with TV and King bedroom with tv..and the elavators are middle casino,the ne waterfront and Bayview towers require a bit of an uphill walk from check-in and past the shops,food court,pool..
    Past couple trips it seems maintancence was lacking in the bayview tower,door got stuck on the floor,noisy etc..I think I got the same exact room 2 years in a row actually judging by the view and one of the queen beds was so off it's base it would tilt over...

    I think they are getting a lot of young adults there (To put it mildly) on the weekends with the Pool Party and various DJ'S and celbs like Snooky and they are trashing the rooms...but thankfully they are long gone by Sunday-Fridays..
    Hope any of this info helps !
     
  9. jerseyguy

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    We used to go there a lot

    Overall a fun,lively place depending on what night your there. Room cleanliness was an issue with us also. The Marina district is the best area of town to us for reasons I wont go into . You can walk to Golden Nugget in 10-15 minutes . Nice pool area in a huge atrium if you want to chill out during the day,restaurants and food courts offer a lot of food and happy hour options.
     
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    Harrahs AC is a beautiful hotel. It's has 5 towers, of which the Waterfront and Bayview are the newest and nicest, but also farthest from the gaming floor. The Atrium suites are small but nice suites in a unique tower that has it's elevators open right in the middle of action. $20 should get you into one of them. The two lower and older towers are the Marina and Harbor. Marina is better than Harbor.

    They have Keno which is rare for AC, a real nice poker room, and the widest choice of table gaming, although seeing UTH, BTH, MissStud at $5 is a thing of the past for the most part. VP isn't too good, plenty of machines, but paytables are only soso, and they've replaced alot of the classic GameKings(and what seems better paying) with newer VP machines. They have plenty of nickel Ultimate X, lots of STP. Nice choice of classic reels and penny video slots. There is usually quite the crowd there. A nice feature of the machines is you can order your drinks via the display screen and they come comped in a flash. If you use a TR card you can save your favorite drinks and order them quicker and easier. :drunk:

    The pool is very nice. Indoors year round, but days only. Nighttime it turns to a nightclub dance/party with cover. You can't bring drinks into the pool area, but they allow coffee, so the mrs and I just mix our drinks in coffee cups with lids and no one is the wiser.

    Bill's is a great burger place right off the casino floor. They have some upscale restaurants on the second level, and they also have Sammys, a classic style sit down mid priced place, but that always disappoints. For breakfast check out SackOsubs breakfast specials, they are delish. they open at 9 at the food court where your can get other quick bites.

    The best CET hotel, but not the best casino. I like Showboat because the minimums are lower and the VP is better and there is far less people, so the casino floor service is much much better. I put up with the more run down rooms there because gaming/service are more important to me. But I couldn't even tell you how many dozens of times we spent at Harrahs. It's a fun place if you don't mind large crowded places.
     
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    If you go in the summer, Brigantine is a neat little Shore town.
     
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    Love St.George's Pub in Brigantine,Breeze.Nice locals place with decent food and package goods to bring to Harrah's :thumbsup:
     
  13. lithium78

    lithium78 High-Roller

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    It sounds like Harrah's might be a nice place to stay and play. I do like Keno, which I haven't been able to find in the area. I'm not interested in "clubbing" so I won't go to the pool after dark, but I do like a nice pool so that might be something to enjoy during the day.
     
  14. TIMSPEED

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    Wife and I went up to AC in October 2013...confusing to drive around, LOL.
    But we stayed at Harrahs and found it pretty nice. (Average strip hotel quality)
    We booked the "cheapest" room ($19 weeknight) but we asked for any upgrade and the girl gave us a room in the "atrium" tower...nice little suite room..no "$20 trick" required!
     
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