Atlantic City is by no means my favorite seaside destination, but we had tickets for a show at the House of Blues and I wanted to stay somewhere other than a casino hotel. I was captivated by the ads and pictures and encouraged by the reviews that I read for The Chelsea, so we booked a room for one night in early January.
Parking: Valet is the only option on the property, but was reasonably priced.
Check-in: Begins at 3:00 PM and the line was long. We arrived around 3:45 and waited in line for approximately 15-20 minutes. There were only two people working the front desk and the check-ins for both the Annex and the main hotel are handled in one location.
Room: Stylish, fun, roomy, and clean. The bed was comfy, the linens were clean. We had a room with a partial ocean view, which meant our room was on an end corner and we had a small window that faced eastward.
Extras: The in room snack bar are over-priced and there were no vending machines on the property, so come prepared with snacks to nibble on to keep your stay budget friendly.
Location: This hotel is removed from most of the casino hub-bub and we were looking for that, but sections of the boardwalk between this hotel and some of the attractions closer to Caesars and the like are desolate, especially during the winter. We didn't mind the walk in the early evening, but we chose to catch a cab back from the concert at the House of Blues at the end of the night.
What would have made my stay better:
I would have preferred an earlier check-in time and a late check-out on Sunday morning.
Snack machines in place of the pricey in room snack bar for late night nibbles. The concierge pointed us to a convenience market down the street from this location, but after midnight it was a bit sketchy even for city kids.
Two of the lamps in our room did not work/bulbs were burnt out - I reported this at checkout, but it would be nice if these things were checked when the room was being cleaned between guests.
Would I recommend this place/stay there again? Yes, but I would certainly look to stay closer to House of Blues if in town for another show at that location.
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- The Chelsea Hotel Atlantic City
- Chelsea Atlantic City
- Chelsea Hotel Atlantic City
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