Casino Profile - Harrahs Casino Resort Atlantic City, New Jersey

Harrahs Casino Resort Atlantic City, New Jersey

While somewhat less spectacular than Las Vegas, Atlantic City still has some great gaming properties and one of the most popular in this East Coast gambler’s haven is Harrah’s Atlantic City.

The resort first opened in 1980 and underwent some major renovations in 2008. It's located in the city's Marina District and features 175,000 feet of gaming space as well as over 2,500 guest rooms in two different towers.

 

Harrahs Casino Resort Atlantic City, New Jersey

 

A view of Harrah's Atlantic City

Harrah’s features several different types of suites, as well as basic rooms. Basic room amenities include coffee makers, iron/ironing boards, hair dryer, in-room safe, refrigerator and Internet access. These rooms range in cost from $109 to about $340 per night. Suites are available only when booked through a casino host and include various premium amenities.

 

Harrahs Casino Resort Atlantic City, New Jersey

 

A suite at Harrah's Atlantic City

The resort also features a relaxing, indoor pool area. Encased by a 90-foot-high glass-dome, this pool oasis features a heated pool and six hot tubs surrounded by plush lounge chairs as well as 12 cabanas (available to rent). The pool has a full bar as well as food at the Burger Bar. After 10 p.m., the pool area is turned into a nightclub, complete with DJs, dance floor, and bikini-clad waitresses.

 

Harrahs Casino Resort Atlantic City, New Jersey

 

The pool at Harrah's

Guests can also visit the world-renowned Elizabeth Arden Red Door Spa for some extra relaxation time. The spa features a full array of salon services as well as massages and other full body treatments in any of the 23 specialized rooms. The spa also features separate female/male "wet zones" complete with steam, sauna and Jacuzzi pools.

One of the more unique features of Harrah’s is its Viking Cooking School. This hands-on teaching kitchen offers classes twice a day (on most days), and has students create an entire three-course meal. Guests can then enjoy their meals in the Viking dining room along with some fine wines.

If you would prefer someone else do the cooking, Harrah’s has many options when it comes to dining. D’Zio offers Brazilian-Style cuisine including steaks and other meats. McCormick & Schmick's Seafood serves up over 30 different varieties of seafood as well as steaks. Polistina’s offers classic Italian cuisine including Veal, Chicken, Steaks, Pastas and Chef's Specials. The Steakhouse offers American-style steaks and more.

If you prefer something more casual, there are also several cafes and delis as well as the buffet. The Waterfront Buffet has seven different culinary stations and serves various styles of food daily. For those who prefer to go shopping, they won't want to miss the Waterfront Shops. This mini-mall has seven shops,including: a men’s clothing store, a fine jewelry store, women’s clothing boutiques, home décor and gift shops as well as an electronics and lifestyle store. Harrah’s Total Rewards Points can be used at all stores. Total Rewards is Harrah’s players club. Be sure to sign up before playing so you can earn points and be eligible to receive rewards. The points can be used at many other Harrah’s properties as well. Guests can sign up online before arriving at totalrewards.com or at the Players Club desk at Harrah’s Atlantic City.

The casino at Harrah’s offers an extensive assortment of games including: craps, roulette, blackjack, big 6 wheel, mini baccarat, Pai Gow poker, Caribbean stud toker, four card poker, three card poker, Texas hold 'em bonus poker, let it ride, Spanish 21, live keno and a poker room. They also have more than 3,800 gaming machines.. As for nightlife, Harrah’s has two lounges, Eden and The Loft, which offer drinks and music in a relaxed atmosphere. Guests can also check out Xhibition. This bar is located in the center of the casino floor and is surrounded by big screen TVs, showing all different types of sports events. The concert venue also offers various concerts and shows throughout the year.

Harrah’s Resort is located at 777 Harrah's Boulevard in Atlantic City, New Jersey . For room reservations or more information, call (800) 645-6774 or visit them online at: www.harrahsresort.com.

Christine Bourie is a fashion Blogger who writes for several online blogs and has her own vintage clothing website, totalrecallvintage.com. She also enjoys going to casinos and gambling.

 

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