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Weekend trip to the Atlantic Club, some questions

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Weekend trip to the Atlantic Club, some questions

Hello all, My wife and I love to travel and make long weekend road trips but since our son was born we have been unable to make as many trips as we would like. Tomorrow is his first birthday so the weekend of the 15th my parents are going to watch him so we can get away for the weekend. Last summer we came to AC for a weekend with our son but we didn't get to spend a ton of time in the casino or drinking. This trip is going to all about us so I am trying to make some plans that will allow us to have a great weekend on a limited budget. My plans are listed below and I also have a few questions. We have a budget of $1000 not including gas and tolls. Hopefully you make it to the end since sometimes when I type I start to ramble on.

Last summer I played at the Atlantic Club for all of 3 hours and they have been sending me free room offers ever since so we are going to take them up on the offer. We received 2 free nights for next Friday and Saturday night. Q1. Will they stick us in the worst room because it is a comp room? Is it possible to get upgraded to a nicer room and if so what is the best way of making this happen?

We will arrive around 5pm on Friday night and have reservations for the free Emerald buffet at 6pm. I know it will not be that great but its free so on our limited budget it works great. After dinner we plan on hanging out at the hotel and playing some $5 or $10 BJ and craps and of course drinking as much as we can consume. We have 2 free buffets for friday night as well so we are going to swing by that around 9pm since its free. We have been on a strict diet since Jan 1 so any food will taste good and this is our reward weekend. I have lost 40 pounds since Jan 1 and I plan on putting as much of that back on as I can this weekend. After our buffet we are going to play a few slots and head of to bed.

We are going to sleep in since we will be without child and we don't have dogs that need to be let out at dawn. Q2. What do you recommend that is close by for breakfast? After breakfast we are going to hit the board walk. The parade is at 1pm I believe so we want to be outside for that. After the parade we are going to make our way down to Ballys because we each have $45 free play so we might as well use it while we are casino hopping. Q3. For dinner we want to eat at a nice and good CET restaurant. We each have 140k points because of the great race so we are going to use some of them on this trip as well. My wife does not eat seafood but I love seafood so what upscale restaurant would you prefer to eat at?

After dinner we are going to make our way down to Revel because I have $20 free play and my wife has never been to it so we might as well. Also the more we move around the less money we will spend. Hopefully by the end of the night we have a good buzz going which I am sure will not take too much since neither one of us have had a drink since new years.

We are going to sleep in on Sunday and make our way home around noon.

If there is anything you can recommend to make this a great weekend I would love to hear it. Thanks for listening to me rant.

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1. Re: Weekend trip to the Atlantic Club, some questions

In regards to the breakfast question....

If you like Starbucks, there are two in Tropicana just a short walk down the Boardwalk and one in Trump Plaza.

If you want a diner, Teplitzky's Diner is pretty good on the ground level of The Chelsea.

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I can tell you to subtract about $150-$180 for gas and tolls. I drive a Ford Edge and it cost me $180 in gas and tolls. Can't help you on rooms at the Atlantic Club because I have never stayed there. I do know they have some low table limits so that's a plus. The Atlantic Grill at Caesars would be a good dining option for you. Be sure to check out the light show at Boardwalk Hall at night. While walking the boardwalk, stop in the Irish Pub for cheap drinks and eats. They are open 24 hours I believe. Have a great time!

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I don't think you'll get the worse room because its comped. It may be busy because of St Patricks weekend so you may not get an upgrade but it doesn't hurt to ask. Be pleasant and tell the clerk how this is a special get a way for you and maybe you'll get lucky and get your upgrade.

For breakfast, I think the Cafe at the Atlantic Club is very good. I've eaten there several times and haven't had a bad breakfast.

I'll leave the upscale dinner at a CET property to someone else as I have no personal expierence to help you.

Some freebies for you are the water show at the end of the Pier at Caesars and the light show at Boardwalk Hall. For cheap food and drinks stop in at the Irish Pub on St James Place. Another cheap place to eat is Tony's Baltimore Grill for pizza, italian food, etc at Iowa and Atlantic.

Sounds like you'll have a great time just getting away by yourselves, enjoy your visit.

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thanks for the quick replies. Gas and tolls are not in the budget. We have an EZ pass that is linked a credit card and we will use the same credit card for gas. The 1K is for everything else.

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Q1. I doubt that any room at the AClub will be terrible. Check into the room that they give you, if you don't like it then go down to the front desk and ask to change rooms...this would be the time to ask for an upgrade.

You plan to do buffets at 6pm & 9pm??? LOL...you won't be hungry @ 9.

Q2. Go to the coffee shop at the AClub for breakfast, it's pretty good and as close as it gets from your room.

Q3. Any of the Caesars fine dining will hit the spot. Take a stroll through Caesars, check all the menus, and pick one from there.

I don't know if you will be in any shape to hoof it down to Revel after dinner and drinks, but yes you might as well give it a try...free play hits sometimes.

The trip from Revel back to the AClub is the perfect opportunity to take a rolling chair ride....if you only take one it might as well be from Revel to the Atlantic Club...take it all in.

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I frequent The Atlantic Club often. I don't think they will stick you in the worst room because it is comped. I have never had a bad room their either. Some rooms are nicer better views etc. but none were bad. You can always ask for an ocean view or corner room when you check in.

They have a bar called The Dizzy Dolphin. It has 2 happy hours 5 p.m.-7 p.m.and 10p.m.-midnight. Domestic bottled beer $2+tax.

Since you are going to Bally's The mountain bar is now called Jim Beam.

$2 drafts and $3 bottles 24/7.

Country Kitchen is a short walk down the boardwalk from Atlantic Club. I have never been but they get very good reviews.

tripadvisor.com/Restaurant_Review-g29750-d47…

They may have limited hours due to it being the off-season. They are known for good breakfasts.

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Rooms can always be a minor gamble in AC, but don’t worry about getting a bad one, unless you have a nasty puss on. No one I’ve ever known have actually gotten a bad casino room in AC as long as they checked in with a friendly attitude. As far as I know all rooms at Atlantic Club are clean and well cared for. Don’t hesitate to smile and ask for an upgrade, but I can’t recommend trying bribery or waving a wad of $$$. If an extra charge for an upgrade is requested then it’s your call.

The Country Kitchen is close to A Club and popular for breakfast. It’s just before Tropicana on the Boardwalk.

If I read correctly you “each have 140k points” with CZR, which is over $2,800 reward credits? So for your dinner I think you should choose which ever place in Caesars, Ballys, or even the Pier seems most to you liking and takes RC’s. Besides Atlantic Grill as mentioned, Nero’s, Nanking, Mia or the Reserve may have what you want. Harry’s Oyster Bar also has a good unique menu including non-seafood, but comps there are 2:1 if that matters.

I also second taking a rolling chair ride along the Boardwalk.

Have a Safe & Enjoyable Trip

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8. Re: Weekend trip to the Atlantic Club, some questions

Drat, there is not much I can add, everyone else has covered it. Oh wait, I know, bar service at Harrys Oyster Bar is very good. There. I added something. Does breakfast have to be nearby? This is a stretch, but Gilchrists in Gardners Basin? Cheap good food with a waterview tripadvisor.com/Restaurant_Review-g29750-d21… I usually don't suggest it because it's busy~busy and there's usually a line, but it should be less crowded because it's off~season. Since the Atlatnic Club is free parking http://tinyurl.com/eerf-gnikrap you wont have to pay to park either place

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We've stayed at Atlantic Club twice in the past two years. Each time we had a standard room...no upgrade and the room was fine each time. Clean, comfortable bed, no complaints. We had breakfast at the Coffee Shop, their sit down restaurant...and our meals were very good and reasonably priced. There's also Capuccino's their actual coffee shop and that was a good place for coffee and a quick breakfast. Many have mentioned that Country Kitchen located on the boardwalk by Tropicana has a good breakfast.

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About 3 weeks ago we checked into the Atlantic Club also around 6 PM on a Friday night. We did not get an upgrade, but their rooms are pretty big and I havent had a dirty one yet.

Although there was a long wait for the valet parking to get in, there was absolutely no line at the front desk. I would recommend valet, as its free and you dont have to drag your luggage.

I also suggest their own coffee shop as the food is good, its convenient, cheap and they have some of the best coffee I've ever had. There could be a line to wait in, but its always been worth it for me and my husband.

I have been very happy with the Atlantic Club and always seem to do better at the slots there, than anywhere else, for some reason.