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Showboat Atlantic City Casino - CLOSED

801 Boardwalk, Atlantic City, NJ 08401
800-621-0200, 609-343-4000
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Type: Casinos, Bowling Alleys
Description: It's Mardi Gras year round at this lively and glittering casino and entertainment center.

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Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

I have went to showboat early this summer and my room was filthy. There was wine spilled all over the carpet, half of the lights didn't work, and room service doesn't come every day. It's location was the best thing about the hotel. It was the cheapest hotel on the boardwalk. No surprise that this place closed down.

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Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

We found the hotel to be a great place to stay. One night when it began to get so loud in our hallway that we couldn't sleep, a simple call to security (who were very pleasant!) solved the problem within minutes. We thought the buffet was a great value for the price. Dessert dessert and more excellent dessert! The price... More

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Hartford, Connecticut
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

We were here for a convention. The heads of the convention paid a lot of money for this event, the showboat was not helpful with set up and pre event objectives. the lobby escalator and public areas were filthy . The bar on the first floor had a great special drink sale going on , most of us went there.... More

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Northern NJ
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Very sad it is closing.. lots of nice people out of work.. hopefully something works out here.. This has always been my favorite place to go.. lots of nice memories over the last 20 years.

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Toronto, Canada
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391 reviews 391 reviews
135 attraction reviews
172 helpful votes 172 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

When we heard the Showboat was closing down at the end of August, we wanted to see it one last time. The casino is really showing it's age - everything looks dirty or in need of repair. Obviously there is no need for maintenance when the operation is going to shut down. It's too bad - this is the first... More

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Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

I did book as a last minute deal but for the descent price it had the ideal location, on the boardwalk. The casino was quiet which leads to me to believe that not much action is happening. In fact, it's was a Friday night and .4 out of 4 casinos in this area were quiet and not crowded. The room... More

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New York City, New York
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

Showboat was okay. I would have given it 3 stars, but the fact that the carpets were so dirty - in the hallways, there was q-tips on the floor. I found cigarettes behind a curtain in the hallway as well! Dude,people should clean...... Also, the front desk lied. I called a week earlier to ask how many rooms they had... More

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Long Island, NY
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8 reviews 8 reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

Typically I don't like to "kick someone when they're down," but just in case anyone got a great deal and was thinking about a last minute trip, read this first. Showboat will be closing their doors on August 31st 2014, and I don't know if they are closing because it was terrible, or if it was terrible because they are... More

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Tromso, Norway
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140 reviews 140 reviews
52 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

This is big, just walking through is an exercise. The hotel is OK but rigged for gamling, which means you is supposed to pay for. Deasent prices.

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Barrie, Canada
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32 reviews 32 reviews
16 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

We were expecting so much more being on the famous Atlantic City Boardwalk but the Showboat didn't live up to our expectations. There was no free wifi in our rooms (they wanted charge us extra), the food was overpriced and so were the drinks. The Mardi Gras decor was okay but dated. I had always wanted to come to Atlantic... More

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