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Anybody know about Harrah's AC?

Discussion in 'Non-Vegas Hotels & Casinos' started by lithium78, Jan 26, 2016.

  1. lithium78

    lithium78 High-Roller

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    I'm considering changing my day trip to AC for President's Day from Caesars to Harrah's just so I can check the place out. Never been there before. Anybody got any info about the place?

    What are the rules about the pool? Can I just go there and use it or will they be jerks about it? What's the situation with the non-smoking area (love the non-smoking floor at Caesars)? Is there a high limit slot room? What's the selection of dollar slots like?

    Any help would be greatly appreciated.
     
  2. Funkhouser

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    Its been a couple of years, but the place is pretty nice. I was there last in 2013. Pretty big casino, nice diamond lounge, plenty of bars, and dining is pretty good. Waterfront tower is the nicest of rooms.
    Pool area is for guests only, they will check room key when entering the area. Not sure of the layout for slot floor how they carved up the NS vs Smoking. My understanding only 25% of the casino floor is allowed to be smoking.
    Back when I was there a few years ago, I never noticed smoke while on the casino floor. The newer casino floor areas have high ceilings and handle the air flow from smokers. I never noticed any issues.

    The high limit rooms is fairly large and nice. When I was there last they had separate cocktail servers and slot attendants dedicated to that room. Drink and slot service was fast. If I remember they have a pretty decent number of machines.

    I got really lucky on a Geisha .25 video slot, winning like 3600 quarters on a bonus trigger, and winning another $125 or so during bonus. Also had some hits on $5 top dollar.

    I have some pictures and a trip report back at this link: http://www.vegasmessageboard.com/forums/showthread.php?89175-Presidents-Day-Weekend-in-Atlantic-City-2-16-18-Funkhouser-presidental-trip-report
     
  3. lithium78

    lithium78 High-Roller

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    Are you sure the pool area is for guests only? I heard somewhere that non-guests could get it if they pay a fee? I can't stay overnight but I'd like to enjoy the pool if possible, since it'll be a really long time until beach season in NJ.
     
  4. Snidely

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    The pool and buffet are very nice. I'm not a high limit gambler but there are two high limit rooms; think one is just slots and one is table games. We'll probably be there either the Saturday or Sunday before Presidents' Day.

    Harrah's is much smokier than the non-smoking floor of Caesars. Harrah's does not segregate the smokers/non-smoker's. The smoking and non-smoking areas are mixed on the floor.
     
  5. speedfile

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    I've never been to Caesar AC but harrahs is definitely more smokey than borgata but a lot better than resorts AC.

    The casino floor is good size, they have a good selection for dollar slots but its pretty spread out from what I remembered.

    My wife likes their playing slots there more than borgata and I mainly play baccarat there because they have $25 Midi baccarat where they allow us to open player and banker.
     
  6. jerseyguy

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    I really dont know the answer to the pool question ,but if nobody gives you the answer we'll most likely be there thu. night and I'll find out and post.We're staying at Caesars but will take the shuttle over to Harrahs most likely. Mrs. prefers Caesars rooms because she says they're cleaner than Harrahs.Whatever.
     
  7. lithium78

    lithium78 High-Roller

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    Thanks, I appreciate the help. Have a great time! :)
     
  8. ACMike

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    Fair warning, the high limit room at Harrah's is extremely smokey. It has low ceilings and poor ventilation. I also find the VP machines at Harrah's to be tight since they swapped out the old machines a couple of years ago. But overall it is a nice property by AC standards.
     
  9. oghuman

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    Caesars AC second floor casino is smoke free, though there aren't many table games there. If you're a 7* both have 7* lounges. They're very good, and you order food from a menu. I like Caesars 7* lounge better though it's overall smaller, but the bar is bigger.
     
  10. hotreds

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    Hoping to make it to Harrah's AC in May. I understand that it's worth one's while to visit the Borgata and they will give you VIP status if you show them your Diamond card. It's also removed from the other CET casinos on the Boardwalk, but we decided to try this area i/o Caesar's which we did last year and really enjoyed.
     
    Will give them a try!
    Caesar's AC
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    Harrah's is my favorite AC Hotel/Casino and we go there 4-5 times a year for 2-4 night trips.

    Lithium, we've never used the pool, but I do think that it's for hotel guests only unless you're attending one of the weekend Pool After Dark parties. I'd call the hotel to confirm though. There are two main smoking areas, one by X Bar and the HL room "Diamond Cove". There are some smoking sections mixed in with non-smoking on the end of the casino where the poker bar is. The middle of the casino is mostly non-smoking.

    I spend a lot of time in the HL Room, ok, most of my time. It's the largest I've been in with a cage, restrooms, 7* Lounge, dedicated drink service. Everything from $2 max bet QuickHits to $500 slots. Lots of HL .25 machines too (Kitty Glitter, Stinkin' Rich, Mr. Cashman, Cleo, 2 Fort Knox Progressives etc). Plenty of $1 and $5 slots too. There are $5/2 credit WOF and I think $100 WOF and multi-denom 3 credit Top Dollar machines. So far, no Buffalo, or any of the newer royalty based slots in there yet but they are available outside of HL.
     
  12. jerseyguy

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    Asked two people about the pool and got 2 different answers. I would call them.
     
  13. lithium78

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    Just got confirmation that the pool is available for non-hotel guests for a $10 fee. So Harrah's it is for President's Day! (Wonder if they'll match my Caesars freeplay offer.)
     
  14. hotreds

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    so, $1 slots are considered HL?
     
    Will give them a try!
    Caesar's AC
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    LOL. There are lots of $1 slots that are max bet $5 in Diamond Cove. There are .25 slots in there with $100+ max bets. Lots of variety I guess, but I like the drink service and no plastic cups :)
     
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    I would stay on the Boardwalk in hot days as I love the cool breeze from the ocean. But, before Summer go to Harrah's or Borgata.
    I've never used the pools, gyms, massages, spas, or any other nonsense in neither AC nor Vegas as I am not there for that.
     
  17. hotreds

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    We'll hopefully be at Harrah's in mid May and will make it a point to check out Borgata as well.
     
    Will give them a try!
    Caesar's AC
  18. lithium78

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    Glad I already booked my room for the AC Boardwalk Con comic book convention in May while prices were low, because Harrah's just jacked the prices overnight. I've been keeping an eye on it to see if they would change it to a comp, but they are really taking advantage of the situation now. Hope anyone who wanted to go already got their room, because now it's really expensive that weekend (unless you are a super high roller.)
     
  19. hotreds

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    I was wondering what the heck happened to the prices! Even tho I'm comped, I still check prices.
     
    Will give them a try!
    Caesar's AC