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“Don't. Just don't.” 1 of 5 stars
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The Annex at The Chelsea
Ranked #42 of 53 Hotels in Atlantic City
NJ
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7 reviews
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“Don't. Just don't.”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2013

Do yourself a favor and listen to the negative reviews on here. The Annex is disgusting. The people who own the Chelsea should be ashamed of themselves. When you enter the hotel, the lobby area looks fine, but when you walk down the hallway and pass under the cheesy neon sign for the Annex, it's like you're entering another world.
Once you step off the elevator, the hallway looks pretty terrifying, like a crime scene. I will say the rooms are slightly better than the hallway, but not much. I tried not to look too closely at the details of the room because I was afraid of what I would find (questionable stains, bugs, etc).
The location is great, though. But really, if you have any alternative at all, please do not stay here. So, so awful.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with friends
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2013

We stayed at the Chelsea-Annex over night..Bed was comfortable, but the bathroom was dingy tub backing up while taking a shower,the sink also back up , the toilet had very low water pressure, water was jus warm,hallway rugs looked dingy , could not get the balcony door open

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with friends
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2013 via mobile

We stayed in the Annex portion of the hotel, and noted how it was clearly outdated and so e what in disrepair. The room had peeled paint on the ceiling, mold in the bathroom, stains on the carpet, and the bathroom was outdated. On the other side, the bed was comfortable, the shower had great water pressure, and staff were friendly. We stayed here for one night as we were doing the Color Run the next day, and we had a deal through Living Social. I would give the hotel a 2.5 rating if I could based on the out dated features and disrepair...but if you get a deal and are only staying one night, it may beat some of the alternatives out there. Also, venture out for food, the cafe there is extremely over priced and their are so many other options if you look.

Stayed October 2013, traveled with friends
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Reston, Virginia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2013

I stayed here with a few girlfriends to celebrate my birthday in May. The beds were clean, the room was small but had some cute decor. The reason this gets such a low score for me was the disgusting bathrooms. The show had rusted so much that there were holes in the liner and where the handles are. The toilette was very loosely connected to the wall and the entire bathroom seemed to have some kind of mold issue. While the main lobby was lovely and the service was friendly I wouldn't stay there again... It's also possible though that it was just Atlantic City, which I wasn't too impressed with either.

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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with friends
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

What a disappointment. I typically take reviews with a "grain of salt" because people are more quickly to complain rather than compliment....boy was I wrong with this one! The Annex is disgusting. The hallway carpets and walls were dirty on the way to our room. And once we got into our room it was like it had two personalities. One side was seedy and old and the other was trying to be trendy. The air conditioner did not work and we did not discover this until we came back to our room after midnight. Had to sleep with the sliding door open...needless to say, did not sleep well. The bathroom, just plain gross. The drain didn't work in the tub and it filled as I was taking a shower. And I don't think it was a housekeeping problem, it was a hotel problem. You can't make crap shine. Never again will I book a room here.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
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Staten Island, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2013

Stayed here in April 2013.
The room was very clean and the hotel is on the boardwalk and close to restaurants, casinos, etc. We have not tried the swimming-pool but it did not seem very clean though.
The front desk was pleasant, efficient and very professional.
For the location, cleanliness of the place and price of the room it was a great deal.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with friends
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2013

We stayed here three years ago and really enjoyed the Annex, so we thought we'd come back for a fun weekend away. We booked in the more elite section, expecting a better experience. Big mistake. The room just wasn't clean, with mysterious white gel all over the shower floor. The room smelled musty and the card key didn't work most of the time.

The service, front desk and valet, was exceptionally slow and unhelpful (a big change from our prior stay). All told, I'd look at a Trump property before coming back to the Chelsea... which says a lot, really.

Room Tip: If you are going to stay here, try the Annex.
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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
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Property: The Annex at The Chelsea
Address: 111 S Chelsea Ave, Atlantic City, NJ 08401-6222
Location: United States > New Jersey > Jersey Shore > Atlantic City
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Restaurant Room Service Spa Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#10 Spa Hotel in Atlantic City
#13 On the Beach Hotel in Atlantic City
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2.5 star — The Annex at The Chelsea 2.5*
Number of rooms: 121
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