Atlantic City Journals

Atlantic City, In Summer

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A July 2005 trip to Atlantic City by Cantin2

Atlantic Palace Photo, Atlantic City, New Jersey More Photos
Quote: Not having visited Atlantic City for 5 or 6 years, we were happy to see that a summer week exchange at Atlantic Palace was available - it was great!!

Atlantic City, In Summer

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Overview

Atlantic Palace Photo, Atlantic City, New Jersey
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Views from the rooms Location on the Boardwalk, directly on the beach Casinos within walking distance Outlet shopping a few blocks away Cape May and Stone Harbor 1 hour away Tons of restaurants, from inexpensive buffets to truly gourmet cuisine "The Quarter" at Tropicana for restaurants, shopping, and entertainment The timeshare salespersons were not bothersome - just politely say that you're not interested. Quick Tips: Bring beach chairs and umbrellas - It's an easy walk to the beach from the hotel, and it saves you rental fee of /day. Allow enough time to get to and from your room - the elevators are crowded and slow at busy times...Read More

FantaSea Resorts

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Hotel | "Royal Suites at the Atlantic Palace"

View from Atlantic Palace Photo, Atlantic City, New Jersey
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Best Things Nearby:Beaches and boardwalk Casinos Outlet shopping a few blocks away Beach clubs on the dunes Restaurants of all types Entertainment to suit everyone Wineries Cape May Jersey ShoreBest Things About the Resort:Wonderful views of the ocean and boardwalk Proximity to the beach and casinos Quiet retreat in a very busy atmosphere Pool on a deck overlooking the oceanResort Experience:Somewhat apprehensive after reading some negative reviews, we were prepared for some disappointment but decided that we would make the best of the situation. Our arrival went...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on September 28, 2005

FantaSea Resorts
New York Ave. and the Boardwalk
Atlantic City, New Jersey 08401
(609) 441-0500

FantaSea Resorts

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Hotel | "Royal Suites at the Atlantic Palace—now FANTASEA"

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Royal Suites at Atlantic Palace has a new name!! It's now FANTASEA. We so much enjoyed last summer that we exchanged again into a studio as soon as we saw availability on the RCI website. An early check-in and a tip again got us on the top floor—#31. Last year we were fortunate to have a corner room but this year we have the same size room but without the extra windows. This resort/timeshare/hotel could use some upgrading of linens and spreads. The leather sofas have held up well to all the traffic, but since there is such an awareness lately of "luxury style" bedding with duvets and choice of pillows on cruise ships and name brand hotels, these older soft goods don't measure up any more. B...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on February 21, 2007

FantaSea Resorts
New York Ave. and the Boardwalk
Atlantic City, New Jersey 08401
(609) 441-0500

Mama Mott's

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Restaurant

Mama Mott's Photo, Atlantic City, New Jersey
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Just a few hundred yards from our hotel suite at Atlantic Palace, this small, old-fashioned Italian restaurant dates back to the 50s. We'd had dinner here last year and the food was as good Italian as we expect from the North End in Boston or Little Italy in New York, and another incentive was a coupon from our timeshare hotel for 1/2 price on the second entrée. As you enter, you note a slight musty smell, soon covered up by the garlicky sauces cooking in the kitchen. A few locals at the bar and Mama and her family, including a small baby at a far table near the kitchen... sounds bad... think of it as adding charm! We're greeted promptly by a smiling hostess and led to a table b...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on January 13, 2007

Mama Mott's
151 South New York Avenue
Atlantic City, New Jersey 08401

Chef Volas

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Restaurant

Chef Volas Photo, Atlantic City, New Jersey
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An experience that I'll attempt to share. I had read about the restaurant— "Hard to find," "Can't get a reservation," "Great Italian food," "Party atmosphere," "Tacky," "BYOB"—I had to see for myself. The experience begins with attempting to "get in". Phone calls are answered by a machine—Leave your name, phone number, and date wanted. If you're lucky, you get a return phone call. Seems that reservations are early—6 to 6:30pm—or after 9pm. I've never gotten a 7:30 or 8pm. Next challenge—finding the restaurant. This should be easy—it's on Albion Street. With due warning, we drive by during the daytime. Albion is a small street between California and Texas off Pacific. Older homes, close t...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on January 26, 2007

Chef Volas
111 S. Albion St.
Atlantic City, New Jersey
(609) 345-2022

Improvements in Atlantic City

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Story/Tip

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Not having visited Atlantic City for about 5 years, I was pleasantly surprised to see lots of improvements not only in the number of casinos, but along the beach, boardwalk, and surrounding streets. BEACH - The beach is very clean with lots of well trained lifeguards (saw them rescue eight people in the course of a week).Dune grass has been planted close to the boardwalk and there are wood slatted walkways every 300 yards or so connecting the boardwalk, over the dunes, and to the beach. Umbrellas and chairs can be rented for $10 and $5 on a daily basis. Occasionally vendors walk past with ice cream, Popsicles and water—reasonably priced. BEACH CLUBS - Five of the casinos have built "Beach Cl...Read More