My husband and I and another couple stayed at Bally's last weekend for our 14yr wedding anniv. I wanted to stay at the Sheraton but we were advised to stay by the Boardwalk. Most of us had never been to Atlantic City, we usually go to Mohegan Sun, but we wanted to something different. We have been to Vegas, NYC, Boston, Key West, etc.. We are not snotty or pretentious people, totally normal people who like to have fun, not rich, not poor - normal people. I was SHOCKED at how dated, dirty, smelly, and run down this hotel was.
We paid $590 for two nights for one room each - we ordered two ruby rooms, non smoking. Our room smelled so badly of smoke and chemicals that were probably used to cover the smoke. When I went to the front desk to ask to switch rooms because I had a headache from mine, the toothless man who works in some capacity told me there were no managers available. He gave me a ripped piece of paper to write my phone number down and someone would call me. This was at 10pm. I went to bed and woke up the next morning and I had a message from a manager, Melissa, from 3AM advising me to call if I needed anything......
The pool was hot, dirty, and unappealing. We went outside and lay on the lounge chairs by the outside bar. You need to stay one one side of this area because there is an air conditioner vent which is on the other side and is so loud you can't hear yourself think. The bar has rusted bar chairs around it and limited liquor/beer. There was garbage all over the area. There were a few really drunk older people dirty dancing on their lounge chairs and at the wall....I kid you not. Pure comedy.
The casino smelled so much of cigarettes that it gave me a headache and made me want to run outside for fresh air.
I could say SO much but I will finish with the next few final memories...
We were there 2 nights. On the second night we went to Borgata (was booked so we couldn't go there). We had dinner at Borgata at the Homestead and gambled. We went back to our hotel (Ballys) to have a drink at their bar. The bar was filled with teenagers, there was broken glass all over the center of the floor (I kid you not), and a homeless guy who got out of his wheelchair to dance and fell on the dance floor. His female friend tried unsuccessfully to get him up, all the while people were dancing around him. No security, bartenders ignored.....really? Pure comedy to come home and tell these stories, but we paid $590 for this experience.
I have so much more to tell but don't want to give this place anymore of my time.
I have used Tripadvisor for years......I have NEVER actually reviewed any hotel, restaurant, etc. We usually stay at Sheraton, Westin (starwood hotels) with 100percent satisfaction. This was the WORST experience ever. I was SO disappointed and disgusted by the hotel and its servce.
Unless you like filth, bad smells, awful service, drunk trashy people, etc....DONT STAY HERE. Same goes for Atlantic City, unless you go to the Borgata, Sheraton, or a reputable place, don't bother.
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