This place gets 2 stars only because of the Concierge, valet parking and front desk: pleasant, efficient and very professional staff. The lobby and valet parking are all it has in common with the Hotel Chelsea, a newer building housing the boutique hotel part. Oh, and the location is prime and close to everything. We stayed there one night for the Atlantic City Triathlon and I fail to see why this was the race hotel. For a room that cost upwards of $370 with all taxes, etc., this was a prime dump. Not cleaned or touched in any other way since the 60s or 70s, except to get flatscreen TVs, it was the stuff of nightmares. No coffee maker or microwave in the room, the explanation was that those would be liabilities; yeah, I get the drunkards setting hotels on fire, but if you allow people to check into both the Annex and the Main Hotel with multiple 24-packs of brewskis, what the hey? How will Athletes eat before the race if the restaurant and room service open at 7:30 am and they have to be at the venue by 6:30 am? Lousy, greasy food around the place, and to get to Dunkin or Starbucks belied the closeness of the stores. Carpet on the hall way taped down with duct tape, room keys that deactivated randomly, bulbs burned out in the room and bathroom, toilet either flushing continuously or not at all, and best of all, a fridge that would periodically make noise like a plane taking off. If you kicked the cabinet, which was the only way to stop the noise, all the other drawers slid out and stayed out. It must be that housekeeping and maintenance hate each other's guts and never talk to each other. I've stayed in A/C plenty of times, but all other hotels had clean rooms, amenities, and cost less. If you can, stay elsewhere - please.
- Also Known As:
- The Annex At The Chelsea Hotel Atlantic City