I had to be in this part of the country to drop off my girlfriend's kid with his father, so we decided to stop in AC on the way home. This was a slow weekend in Atlantic City so I was offered my choice of comped rooms through the Total Rewards card. On a typical Friday, I wouldn't have many free room choices. I picked a premium room.
I checked in about 6 on Friday night and expected a line at check-in, even if it was a slow weekend. Luckily there were only two people in front of me in line so it was quick and easy. We were given a room in the Centurion Tower. The room was nice with a tile shower with a built-in seat, a separate room for the toilet and a TV built in to the mirror. There was a decent size flat panel TV and a decent sitting area. Unfortunately our next door neighbors were blasting loud, rather vulgar music, so we asked to switch rooms.
They gave us a similar room in the Ocean Tower, although this one had a stereo instead of a TV in the bathroom mirror.
The bed was comfortable with a nice pillowtop mattress. There was a fridge and a safe in the room. There is also a telephone in the small room with the toilet. I don't know about you, but I don't want to make a telephone call when I'm on the toilet...and I don't think I want to touch that telephone either. The toilet paper wasn't too rough but I certainly wouldn't buy it for regular use at home.
The room was clean but there was some kind of mold-like substance on the tile in the shower. I'm not talking about the grout as the grout was clean, it was in the middle of some of the tiles. I also almost flooded the bathroom as the water was pooling on the shower door and running right into the bathroom floor. Had I noticed, I could have adjusted the shower head and there wouldn't have been a problem, but I was still half asleep. Sorry Caesars!
I have read plenty of reports here about the staff not being friendly. Well that staff must have had the night off because everybody I talked to was extremely friendly.
The casino was on two levels with a majority of the casino being non-smoking. The table minimums were $15 for craps and roulette and $25 for BJ. The slots were a little on the tight side.
We ate at the Boardwalk Buffet and a late-night smack at Roma Cafe. The buffet was small but good and Roma Cafe was decent at 2:00am, but I'd skip it otherwise. I'll review both of these separately.
Caesars is connected to Ballys which is a plus. You cannot order a drink right from the slow machine at Ceasars but you can at Ballys so if you can't find a cocktail waitress, head over the Ballys and put a dollar in a slot machine.
The gift shop seemed to take expensiveness to a whole new level. I expect a casino gift shop to be more expensive than a typical convenience store, but this place was high. A Ceasars T-shirt was over $40. Three sodas, two small bottles of domestic beer and a pack of asprin was $25.
All in all, the trip was good and I'd stay there again.