First, let me say that we are >65, so our comments will not appeal to young adults or to families vacationing at Harrah's with kids. We don't go for the nightlife or fancy restaurants. We go to Vegas several times a year (staying downtown instead of on the busy Strip) to have fun at blackjack and to enjoy the penny slots (playing the minimum so that we can play longer). We are not high-rollers.
We took a 2-night Junket from Thursday-Saturday to Atlantic City to Harrah's for the first time. We liked the fact that Harrah's was off the boardwalk. Unfortunately, even though we went in October, the weather was awful for our entire time---raining, windy, and cold. We left Harrah's only once, by jitney ($2.25) to the Golden Nugget because it was too miserable to walk. Maybe the bad weather turned out in our favor. We did not hear any construction noise that others have mentioned, and there were not late-night noisy pool parties, even on Friday night.
The hotel is huge, with several different towers, shops everywhere, a variety of restaurants, a gorgeous indoor swimming pool near the Waterfront Tower, and a lots of slot machines. It's clean, modern, and appealing. It was definitely crowded with day-trippers from NY and NJ, and Friday night was exceptionally crowded. On the positive side, they have non-smoking areas for slot machines and gaming tables (Blackjack was $10 minimum), which is something you don't find in Vegas. A real plus! Ordering drinks from the slot machines was easy and worked better than I had expected. Remember to keep your card in the machine or your order will be cancelled and your drink will never come. Again, a real plus for Harrah's.
The weather was too bad to go to the Boardwalk, but we did take a jitney ($2.25) to the Golden Nugget (#3 Jitney) since we couldn't walk in the rain and wind. These came frequently and worked out well for us.
Accommodations. We had a room in the newer Waterfront Tower, which is a long walk from the main area of the hotel, but it was a wonderful room with a huge glassed door shower and a nice view of the harbor. The Harbour Tower and Marina Tower are more central to the casino floor, but since I'm picky about accommodations, the Waterfront Tower was perfect for us (although the weather was too overcast and rainy to see much of the water view from the window)
Food: Very expensive---akin to prices on the strip in Vegas. We ate at Bill's Burgers and thought it was "average" at best. We would not eat there again. We ate appetizers during Happy Hour at the Golden Nugget (2-6PM weekdays), which were terrific, but for $6 each, the portions were very small. We ate a lunch buffet ($20) in the Waterfront tower. Some of it was good (desserts, especially), and it had a great salad bar if that's what you want on a buffet. Again, I wouldn't go back. It might be better to try to sub or pizza place for reasonably priced food for lunch, but we didn't have enough time to do that.
Penny Slots: In all my trips to Vegas, I never lost all my daily "allotment". I did here, and it went fast and without even teasing me. The penny machines at Harrahs are very tight. Plus, they are nearly all 40-50 cents as a minimum. There are tons of machines, representing the newer, fast technological machines that encourage faster button hitting (quick hits). The machines I played at GN in Vegas a few months ago for 10-25 cents were here at Harrah's for 50 cents minimum.
Bottom line: We'd go back again during mid-week, and we would stay in a Waterfront Tower room. We feel better informed in terms of getting around and where to eat, and we would play blackjack ($1 and $5 tables) and penny slots at the Golden Nugget at least half the time to make our money last.
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