After all the negative reviews we were worried about staying here especially since we normally stay at the Trop, but our fears were unfounded. We had a great weekend and were pleasantly surprised by our room in the Dennis tower. Atlantic City was hopping last weekend and most of the casino hotels were sold out. The hotels in AC are *very* expensive for what you get on the weekends - far more than Vegas which is a big minus for AC. We arrived almost at midnight Friday night and check in still took around half an hour - since they were booked solid it looks like the agents were scrambling to place people had weekend reservations. We got a room on the 40th floor of the Dennis tower and were very pleased with the room and the view. The room was clean, the bed was comfy and we didn't care that the tv was a tube type and not a newer flat screen.
AC seems to be upping their food offerings We ate twice at the Sixt coffee shop and for the price the food was outstanding and reasonably priced The casino was full and hopping - even at 5 in the morning, we had a blast and were able to play for long stretches of time without it seriously hurting our pocketbook - a big plus for this trip.
The town itself seems to be improving since we first started coming here 8 years ago. For the first time, the streets around the outlet mall were busy with tourists - a far cry from the scary slum that was in that area a few short years ago. From what we briefly saw on our way out of town - AC seems to be sprucing up the area tourists frequent - where as before anything off the boardwalk was a no go area. We even walked back from Trump on the boardwalk at 5am and it didn't feel as scary as it did a few years back.
All in all we had a great weekend. We love the energy of AC - which is something you don't get in the one horse casinos in PA or CT. The fact that you can drink, gamble and hop among a dozen or so casinos until the wee hours of the morning is what sells us on a weekend in AC. We're definitely going back in a month. As for Bally's, the room we got was far better we expected so we would definitely consider it again.
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