My husband recently attended a conference in Atlantic City. After the special convention rate on our hotel in Atlantic City was done at close of the conference, we headed a few short miles west and checked into our room at the Fairfield Inn Atlantic City North on Absecon Blvd., in Absecon, NJ. We're Marriott Rewards members and frequently stay in their family of hotels, so we're familiar with their quality. This particular Fairfield turned out to be an extremely pleasant option to staying in the city. Firstly, our room and the hotel location was so much nicer than that of our hotel in Atlantic City. We had a lovely King Non-Smoking room (really, truly Non-Smoking) on the top floor (6th floor) in the back of the hotel which afforded us a view of the lovely marshes that surround the general area as well as the Atlantic City skyline. The NJTransit rail line passes back there but is at least 200 to 300 feet away and the train is all but completely silent -- we never heard it once!
One is literally minutes from Atantic City, be it the Marina area hotel casinos (Borgata, new Golden Nugget) or Uptown (the new Revel), Midtown (Caesars) or Downtown (Atlantic Club) hotel casinos. If one was so inclined, one could walk or ride over to the NJTransit station in Absecon about .5 to 1.0 miles away and catch the train right into Atlantic City and from there take one of the several jitney lines to the casino of your choice -- all for under $5 per person including one way train and jitney fare. The train runs until quite late at night and resumes service very early in the morning, as well.
The hotel was packed to the gills when we were there judging from the number of cars in the parking lot at night, but you'd never have known it from the pleasant, efficient staff that never seem harried or 'put upon' -- just always helpful, smiling and pleasant. The room was very clean, pleasantly decorated, and well-maintained, and even had a cute elephant fashioned out of clean wash clothes and hand towels sitting in the bathroom for us on arrival. Just a nice little touch.
In Absecon, not only are you in a bit more peaceful setting than in the city, there are great restaurant options like the Sunryser for breakfast and lunch, or La Hacienda for dinner, both in nearby Galloway. You're minutes from Edwin B. Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge, a great place to visit, and less than 30 minutes' drive to the Renault Winery, or the cute town of Hammonton and its "Grounds for Sculpture" park.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Red Roof Inn Atlantic City welcomes you to our pet friendly, family friendly hotel with free WiFi. Located in Atlantic City, New Jersey with easy access to shopping, dining and entertainment. We are located just 8 miles from the Atlantic City International Airport! Enjoy gaming in the casinos, a stroll along the Boardwalk or a tour of the Atlantic City Aquarium.This location offers free WiFi, Flat Screen TVs, business Center, on-site fitness facility, coin laundry, free parking and an outdoor pool open from Memorial Day to Labor day. ... more less
- Reservation Options:
- TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Expedia, Hotels.com, Red Roof Inn, Orbitz, Travelocity, getaroom.com, HotelQuickly, Cancelon and TripOnline SA so you can book your Red Roof Inn & Suites Atlantic City reservations with confidence. We help millions of travelers each month to find the perfect hotel for both vacation and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
- Also Known As:
- Fairfield Inn Atlantic City North Hotel Absecon
- Fairfield Inn Absecon
- Fairfield Absecon
- Absecon Fairfield Inn