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Discussion in 'Non-Vegas Hotels & Casinos' started by fossefritz, Jun 23, 2014.

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  1. fossefritz

    fossefritz Low-Roller

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    Just got comped 7 days in a Piatto Room room at the Borgata we leave this coming sunday anyways We have never been to Atlantic city so I am posting a few questions here and I did search but really nothing came up what I was lookin for here

    Anyways--

    Is this a smoking casino(As i smoke)

    Is casino close to any shopping outlets as gf wants to shop while i WIN:evillaugh

    Also is other casinos in walking distance and is the boardwalk safe at night as I dont want to bring security

    Thanks
     
  2. lithium78

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    NJ restricts smoking inside casinos to only 20% of the casino floor, so you will just have to look for the smoking section of the casino. The Borgata is in the Marina section of town, which is a distance away from the Boardwalk. The nearby casinos are the Golden Nugget and Harrah's. Both should be within walking distance. The best outlet shopping in town is the Tangiers Outlets. I would check if Borgata offers complementary shuttle service to get there. They also have high-end shopping on the premises.
     
  3. fossefritz

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    Ok great someone did mention to me about the smoking thing and now you just clarified it


    Thanks for answering other too
     
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    I don't think the Golden Nugget or Harrahs is walkable from the Borgata. I've been to Borgata many, many times (and Harrahs) and I don't remember seeing a way of walking to either of the neighboring casinos. I wouldn't try walking. If you have to go to the neighboring casinos... I would just drive or cab it.

    There aren't many places to walk around outside the casinos in Atlantic City. The outlets are one place you can walk. And the boardwalk you can walk... but the town is very seedy and you don't want to be outside after dark. Don't veer off the beaten path and stick to well lit areas.

    It's not Vegas. If you aren't in the casinos and the highly trafficked areas around the boardwalk and the outlets, you aren't safe.

    If you wanna check out a little slice of Atlantic City history, check out the White House Sub Shop. Tons of famous people have stopped in there over the years. Oh, and the Borgata has a small group of fast food shops under the poker room. They have a Tony Lukes in there. Awesome, real Philly cheesesteaks. You can only beat those by driving to Pat's or Geno's in Philly! But they're every bit as good!
     
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    Distance wise it might be walkable, but AC is not a very safe area so I would recommend not walking from borgata anywhere. It's safe to walk between the hotels on the boardwalk (generally) but def don't wander away from the hotels.

    Caesars also has a mall which has both high and low end shop. Pier shops at Caesars I think it may be named.

    I'm not familiar with the piatto rooms, but generally the rooms at the water club (borgatas other tower) are nicer/quieter. Might be worth asking for a room there. More boutique/has it's own adults only pool that water club occupants can goto. Water club people can also goto the borgata pool if you want to
     
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    nothing is walkable from the borgata , and they dont have a free shuttle like cet does.

    7 days is really long there

    u can take the jitney to get around if u dont want to take a cab ,i think it cost around 3$ a person it goes every where

    theres an oulet mall kinda its a few streets by the boardwalk but nothing to write home aboute sorry to say , theres really nothing to do out there but gamble , drink and eat other wise its dead and on weekdays its pretty much dead out there.

    boardwalk is safe at nite as any other place jusy use caution, hookers are everywhere so people watching is fun.

    but the nieghboorhood around ac is pretty bad just a heads up and borgota is about 15 minutes from the boardwalk , i belive a cab will run around 20$ with tip

    the pier shops are the best but thats about it , theres not much to do out there , its across from ceasars
     
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    Couldn't agree more. Besides, walking there would involve crossing a few highways on foot.
     
  8. Kickin

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    I was just in AC, stayed at Caesars in the Ocean Tower. The Tanger Outlets are right across from it. The stores are pretty spread out, it is not one single connected mall but instead an area of the city where all the outlets are clustered. I've found some good deals but my girlfriend always spends a decent amount of time shopping there.

    You can walk from Borgata to Harrahs if you want. Easiest way is to walk out the exit near the poker room to the surface lot and hang a left. There is a walkway there along the water that goes to Harrahs. You'll have to walk through the employee lot to enter Harrahs but there is a covered walkway you can use.

    The shortest way to walk it is to cut through the grassy field you'll see between the two casinos. There is a path of worn out grass many people have obviously used. But if the ground is wet your shoes will get muddy.

    Don't worry about the smoking. True they have a rule of 20% or 25% of the floor can be smoking but it feels as if they've configured it in a way so the prime areas are smoking.

    As far as walking around AC at night I think you'll have to judge for yourself. I've never felt worried walking around the casino areas at night or areas along major streets like Pacific or Atlantic. But others will disagree. It doesn't really matter though, there is little to no reason for you to walk around in the actual city area at night anyway. The boardwalk is fine.

    I agree that 7 days is a long time in AC. Not sure if you come out here often but you can easily make a trip for a day or two or three to NYC, Philly, DC, etc as well as beaches in the area, six flags, etc. With 7 days in AC I think you'll get bored if you don't take any side trips.
     
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    i would suggest if you dont go east alot , do philly and nyc , becuase 7 days at ac you will go stir crazy.

    but i think everyones input to you is spot on. just dont know what u plan on doing for 7 days unless ur drunk the whole time.
     
  10. fossefritz

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    Thanks for advice and answers

    Yea 7 days is long to some but I was gonna go for 4 and decided to make it 7 as we do plan on visiting area beach and some hot spots she knows about I do and will gamble for long sessions and she is very used to that

    I do apreciate the answers from ya all
     
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    Theres a walkway from Borgata to Harrahs along the water but it's a pretty good haul unless you like walking ,I've never done it but I,m guessing its a about a 1/2 hr walk. Harrahs to Golden Nuggget 15 minutes easy walk. During the day plenty of people do it ,after dark I wouldnt take a chance on it . Marina District is generally a safer area than the Boardwalk,especially after dark.Jitneys are a pretty cheap way to get around AC.
     
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    Thanks she likes walkin and yea I tag along lol

    Just like idea of having comp or free taxi i should say in waiting wing as I tend to drink heavy and she loves walking no matter how I feel so
    It evens out
     
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    If you look on Google Maps you'll see the pathway, its called Waterfront Walk. I think its been closer to 15-20 mins when I've done it but I could see it being up to 30 mins depending on your pace.

    Also know that a taxi ride between any two points within the city limits is capped at $13. So going from Borgata to any of the boardwalk casinos or the outlet shops can't run more than that.

    If you're Diamond at CET check if they still do tier matching at Borgata. It will get you Black Label status which gives you access to the Amphora lounge for $10 comp dollars. It is a nice lounge with good food and top shelf drinks. You can also use the black card to go to the buffet for only $10 and bypass the line as well. It is a good buffet in my opinion. Smaller selection than typical Vegas buffet but good quality.

    My other recommendation if you are a CET player is to maybe split up your 7 days between Borgata and a boardwalk casino like Caesars. Especially right now in the summertime the boardwalk can be a fun place to be during the day and you definitely have a lot more non-casino things you can do, plus you can casino hop just like the Vegas strip.
     
  14. fossefritz

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    Well im on full comp through Boyd Gaming through one of there properties Blue Chip Casino my Food,Beverage etc is all took care of I am trying to visit every Boyd property before 2016 and Im pretty close

    Thats why I mentioned if shes walking ill be right side her in a car lol

    Thanks for ur time
     
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    The good: You are comped at the nicest AC property by far.

    The bad: There's literally no point of leaving the borgata to see other casinos...ever.
     
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    I go to Atlantic City several times a year and only stay at The Borgata (which is the nicest property in Atlantic City). I want to give you my personal experience as a regular visitor. Harrahs is DEFINITELY very walkable from Borgata and it is more like 10 to 15 minutes, not 1/2 an hour, depending on how fast you walk. You go to the Borgata exit by the Sports Book (close to Wolfgang Puck) that leads out to the parking lot. (That is also where you can pick up the Jitney to the Boardwalk, by the way and the fare is $2.25 each way and the fare is paid in cash and/or coin. The Jitney only holds about 10-12 people and if it is packed, you might have to wait for the next one. They used to have a complicated number system where only certain jitneys stopped at various places, but now almost all of the jitneys go the same route, making it easier to get on one.) Once you exit the Borgata you walk to the left, past the Jitney stop and follow that path around the parking garage until you come to the road - cross the road and there is a path - go right and stay on that path and it will take you to the back parking lot of Harrahs. There used to be a entrance in the back parking lot by the pool that you could use to enter the hotel, but that area is under construction. You could either continue on the path, past the parking lot and around to the front of Harrahs where you can enter or do what I do - walk through the parking lot, toward the employee entrance and then cut into the garage where the valet pickup is and enter the hotel that way. Either way, it is not a bad walk and I do it all the time (and see other people along the way who do it as well).

    As for safety - it is absolutely safe to walk from Borgata to Harrahs. I would not do it at night personally because that path is a bit lonely, but there is nothing seedy or unsafe about the area where the path is located. As for the rest of Atlantic City - well, that is another story. Once you step off the Boardwalk, the neighborhoods are very seedy and I would definitely not explore them at night, at any time of the year. This is Atlantic City's high season. I would never advise anyone to set foot on the Boardwalk either at night during the off season, but during this time of year the Boardwalk is very packed day and night, so you should be ok.

    For shopping - if you GF wants to shop. take the jitney to Caesars. There are a lot of outdoor outlet stores in the vicinity of Caesars (you will be fine walking to these stores in the daytime) and there is a mall on the Boardwalk in front of Caesars as well. You can always ask the Borgata concierge if you have any specific questions.

    The Mall at Caesars has a few good seafood restaurants on the 3rd floor level and a great thai restaurant called Buddakhan. There are some good places to eat at Tropicana too in the Latin Quarter section of the property - PF Chang's, Cuba Libre and Carmines (all chain restaurants, but good) The best dining option IMO are right at The Borgata - the Wolfgang Puck restaurant is fantastic, as is Forneletto, which looks as if you have been transported into the wine cellar of an old Italian castle. Metropolitan Café is good as well, and there is a Bobby Flay restaurant, Old Homestead steakhouse and Japanese restaurant as well.

    There is a really good burlesque show that runs on Thursday nights at Borgata as well as a comedy show with three different comedians every week. You should inquire about getting comped for those shows too if you are being comped in the suite.

    7 days in Atlantic City IS a lot, but I usually go for about five days and am never bored because you can always go to the Boardwalk and there are a lot of other properties to explore. I sometimes only go to the Boardwalk once or twice on a trip because I enjoy The Borgata so much and there is nothing else like it in AC. Atlantic City is certainly nothing like Vegas, but it is a fun destination and you will have a great time (and hopefully return a winner!)
     
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    Thanks for your insight...I am not much of a clothes fanatic like she is I'm more of casual slacks and Charlie Sheen type shirts and everytime she shops she buys me clothes that she likes or rather like me to wear but 7 out of ten times i don't wear it...Anyways she is next to me writing down ur clothing and dining tips

    Thank you
     
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    Oh lord she is happy another Coach store

    Lord i can see it now fedexing purses home lol

    Thanks:)
     
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    Hah ha! sorry. Wait until she finds out about all the stores located right inside the Borgata and Water Club!
     
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