on June 29, 2006
We stayed at the Atlantic Palace. Each unit has a kitchen (no ovens - -but stove top and microwave), full size refrigerator and dishwasher. We were traveling with a party of eight and had three one bedroom suites reserved ...just as in the Seinfeld car rental episode—apparently they know how to take a reservation but don’t know how to hold a reservation...on our arrival they did not have any one bedroom units—BUT—they did offer us the use of two bedroom units...which was our only choice so of course we took them. The two bedroom had a queen size bed in each bedroom and a couch which folds out...so the unit could sleep 6...the best aspect of this facility is LOCATION, LOCATION, LOCATION!!! On New York Avenue and the Boardwalk you are within walking distance (a maximum of about ¾ mile in either direction) to the majority of all of the places the Boardwalk has to offer. We were disappointed when we were told the only views available were the city views, but again since we had no choice took it—we were pleasantly surprised to have the most wonderful view of the boardwalk, and ocean and the surrounding area. We were in the last unit to the non water side of the building and had a STELLAR view—so anywhere in the building would offer spectacular views!!! There are no scheduled activities for all practical purposes, the facility provides you with a list of the shows and events scheduled in the casinos the week of your stay. You are better off doing the homework and getting any show tickets prior to your arrival...a great place to start that search is http://www.atlanticcitynj.com. The ocean is just in front of you and the beach if fully public and accessible. Lots of shells for children at low tides...there is a small pool, which was VERY cold!!! In June (in New Jersey) there still isn’t enough air temp heat build up to warm the pool...and the ocean is cold too!!!
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