A long day of family fun calls for one thing – a comfy bed to collapse into. But if you choose the right spot during your next visit to Atlantic City, your hotel may have a whole lot more to offer up. Check out these area accommodations that the entire family will be dreaming of.
Wyndham Skyline Tower
100 S North Carolina Ave.
While you certainly enjoy the prospect of your family getting closer during vacation, there is no reason for you all to be on top of each other. That’s why the one- and two-bedroom condo suites at the Wyndham win big points with families – the kids head to bed, and there’s a space for mom and dad to enjoy a glass of wine and a view of the Boardwalk in peace. And then there’s that full kitchen, meaning 6 am demands for pancakes can be granted without trekking across the still-slumbering city. The hotel also features kid-approved fun like an indoor pool, game room, and movie theater – all only a block from the beach and boards.
777 Harrah's Blvd.
Tucked away in the Marina area, Harrah’s avoids the bustling strip that may be too big and bright for little sleepers. Spend the morning at the beach or Steel Pier, then drive back and enjoy the resort’s Family Fun Center, featuring arcade games, miniature golf, basketball, beanbag toss, and more. During the summer there’s also a family pool on the fourth floor for pintsize splashing. Finish the evening off with comfort food and massive slabs of cake at kid-friendly Sammy D’s, then stagger back up to the room to sleep off the sugar. And if you’re bringing both the kids and the pet, check out the Marina Tower’s Deluxe Pet Stay rooms, designed for every member of the family.
111 S. Chelsea Ave.
On the strip but without it’s own casino, this stylish hotel is great if you want to wait a few years for the kids to understand the intricacies of blackjack. Instead, the space is filled with modern rooms with water views. Enjoy the pool, retro diner fare at Teplitzky’s, and the star of the show, the beach. The Chelsea is the only AC hotel offering beach service, which means you only have to worry about getting the kids to the sand – the staff will schelp you chairs, towels, an umbrella, and even beach toys.
This complex full of food and fun will win over your kids for the same reason it wins over thousands of AC vacationers – one-stop shopping. Park the car and you won’t need to grab it again until it’s time to hit the Expressway. Take in larger-than-life films in the IMAX theater. Dance around the live music in the palm-tree topped public spaces of The Quarter. Fill up on spaghetti and meatballs at family-style Carmine’s restaurant. Make dessert one of two ice cream shops – or go sugar crazy at Lick Candy Store, Godiva, Mrs Field’s, or James’ Salt Water Taffy. All right at the beachfront.