As a last-minute thing I decided to go down to AC during a summer weekend so when I went to book a room there really wasn't a huge availability. I decided to take my chances with the Trump Plaza as I had stayed at the Taj earlier in the summer on a whim and was pleasantly surprised. Unfortunately the Plaza wasn't as nice as the Taj. When I arrived at the hotel there was no wait at the check-in and 4 or 5 employees were chatting behind the desk. At least 2 of them looked over at me and continued their conversation until I spoke up and asked if someone was able to help me. Because I had booked on hotels.com I actually really lucked out, the room types are not guaranteed and it is a first come, first served, particularly if you do not pay ahead, which is what happens if you book directly with the Plaza. A family was trying to check in when I arrived and the only rooms being offered to the 4 of them were a king bed non-smoking or a queen and sofa bed smoking room which wasn't acceptable to the family. I, on the other hand, had booked a basic non-smoking room and somehow ended up with a Club Suite, at no extra charge. Apparently that was all they had available so I didn't complain and jumped at it.
I took the main elevator up to the 36th floor and I liked how the elevator is glass so you can see out as you travel up, sadly the elevator is old and creaky so you don't feel totally safe in it plus it reeked of urine. When I got to the suite the first key card did not work at all but the second did after a few tries. The room was very spacious with a wet bar, sitting area with a table, 2 chairs, and a couch and a flat screen tv. You then walk into the bedroom area and there is a large jacuzzi tub with the king sized bed and a tube tv placed in front of the bed. The bathroom was very large with 2 sinks, a bidet, and large shower/steam room which I really enjoyed. I just wish that hotels supplied robes more often, most hotels I've stayed in recently seem to have done away with that which is disappointing, there's nothing better than being wrapped up in a nice terry cloth robe after a hot, relaxing shower. The bed was fairly comfortable but the comforter was stained and very old looking.
When we got to the hotel we really weren't in the mood to go out to dinner after a long ride so we decided to get room service before going out for the night. It was about 7pm at that time and room service was closed, which I think is very strange for a weekend. The casino was very smoky so we decided to go to Caesars instead. When we came back to the hotel around 4am we were starving at that point so we decided to go to the casual restaurant to get something to go. Again, very strangely, the restaurant would not do a "to go" order. I had to sit down, place our order, take a bite, then ask for a doggy bag. It really makes no sense for a hotel that does not have 24/7 room service to then not have a restaurant which provides to go orders for those late night people.
If I could stay in a suite everytime I would come to the Plaza more often but you can tell that it's better days are many years behind it and needs a massive overhaul/upgrade ASAP. I highly doubt I will be booking another room at the Trump Plaza unless there are not many other rooms available at other resorts or are just way too expensive. There's a lot of potential, it really just needs an upgrade to compete.
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- Also Known As:
- Trump Plaza Hotel Atlantic City
- Trump Plaza Atlantic City
- Trump Hotel Atlantic City