teddys
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July 14th, 2012 at 4:05:02 PM permalink
I find myself in Atlantic City in a very few days. Believe it or not, this is not a gambling trip (although I will be doing some gambling -- c'mon, this is me!) There's another event in the city that's the reason I'm going.

I checked my Total Rewards offers, and I have nothing comped for those weekday dates in A.C. The lowest I can get is around $80 a night for Harrah's Resort. Looking at other hotels' rack racks, everything is $80-$130 a night.

Given that my principles forbid me from paying for a casino hotel room, what should I do? Should I just drive there, check in, and hope to get a hotel room comp right there? (I'm not sure if my play would warrant that.) Should I stay in one of the "cathouses" on White Horse Pike or Pacific Avenue? Not something I'd like to do, but if that we're the only option, it's not terrible.
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July 14th, 2012 at 4:18:39 PM permalink
I've stayed in the, ahem, discount hotels on White Horse, as well as Pacific. They're not terrible. Mind you, this was when traveling alone. I'd never go there with the wife.
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WASHOO2
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July 14th, 2012 at 4:21:14 PM permalink
I would stay at one of the motels on the White Horse Pike .Safer than a motel on Pacific Avenue. Those $ 80.00 casino rooms will add 14 % tax plus another $ 8.-- incidental fees.

N.D.
adimat111
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July 26th, 2012 at 11:07:05 PM permalink
Yeah i have been amongst some of those and i liked the hospitality.. :)
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July 27th, 2012 at 3:09:13 PM permalink
Give the Total Rewards people a call. It couldn't hurt and it'll be light years better than the no-tell motel.
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July 27th, 2012 at 4:44:14 PM permalink
Quote: WASHOO2

I would stay at one of the motels on the White Horse Pike .Safer than a motel on Pacific Avenue. Those $ 80.00 casino rooms will add 14 % tax plus another $ 8.-- incidental fees. N.D.


Hotel rooms on Route 30, the White Horse, in Absecon have 15 percent taxes added to the rack rates.
teddys
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July 28th, 2012 at 2:25:52 PM permalink
Well, I ended up not having to pay for a room and actually got a free stay at Revel, which I'll write about later.
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August 21st, 2012 at 10:45:14 AM permalink
I know this is too late but call a casino host off the Golden Nugget website, tell them you are a total rewards member that's disenchanted by Harrahs and would like to change. They'll give you a comped room even on a Friday, but only once, then it's up to you to play for future considerations.
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August 21st, 2012 at 3:40:13 PM permalink
Quote: teddys

I find myself in Atlantic City in a very few days. Believe it or not, this is not a gambling trip (although I will be doing some gambling -- c'mon, this is me!) There's another event in the city that's the reason I'm going.

I checked my Total Rewards offers, and I have nothing comped for those weekday dates in A.C. The lowest I can get is around $80 a night for Harrah's Resort. Looking at other hotels' rack racks, everything is $80-$130 a night.

Given that my principles forbid me from paying for a casino hotel room, what should I do? Should I just drive there, check in, and hope to get a hotel room comp right there? (I'm not sure if my play would warrant that.) Should I stay in one of the "cathouses" on White Horse Pike or Pacific Avenue? Not something I'd like to do, but if that we're the only option, it's not terrible.



Call the poker room at Harrah's. They often have a handful of rooms for weeknights. Give them your TR card number and tell them you want to play some poker while you're there.


SORRY - Didn't look at the dates....
teddys
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August 22nd, 2012 at 3:58:22 PM permalink
Quote: Woldus

Call the poker room at Harrah's. They often have a handful of rooms for weeknights. Give them your TR card number and tell them you want to play some poker while you're there.


SORRY - Didn't look at the dates....

Thanks! I ended up staying two nights at Revel for free. I really should write a trip report...
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