There are countless reasons why over 27 million people flock to Atlantic City every year. Most arrive at the iconic seaside destination with big hopes to win even bigger at one of 31 casinos. Many also head to town for rousing live entertainment, while others visit to step back in time by ambling down the country’s oldest and world’s longest boardwalk, which was established in 1870.
But few have ever claimed to visit Atlantic City for the stylish rooms, sky-high ocean views, and world-class dining options. That is, until now.
This summer, Ocean Casino Resort steadily rolled out exciting new updates to the tune of $85 million. Though rooms are typically an afterthought at neighboring hotels, drab places to crash after a long day, Ocean decided to revamp a sizeable block of its accommodations to be as impressive as the rest of its offerings. Perched on the top floors of the resort’s gleaming tower, the 460 new “Contemporary Blu” guest rooms and suites were created with relaxation squarely in mind and sport a crisp, beachy decor, calming tones of aqua and sand, and floor-to-ceiling windows for bird’s-eye views of the Jersey Shore. The bathrooms are also just as pleasing with marble floors, huge walk-in showers, and double vanities. Seeking a bit more space or celebrating a special occasion? Then reserve the Social Suite with more swanky touches such as an oversized sofa and generous soaking tub.
Smart investments were made towards the food and beverage outlets, too. Now, Ocean is home to the only offshoot of New York’s iconic Serendipity3. As with the original, the Atlantic City location sends out indulgent burgers, the world-famous Frrrozen Hot Chocolate, and signature “happy bowls” (shareable 90-ounce cocktails) like the tequila-spiked Kendall’s Kreamsicle and The Bar Stool in a nostalgic, whimsical setting.
Also new to the scene is Nola’s Bar & Lounge. The 2,800 square-foot live music venue and lounge has quickly become a city hot spot with performances by up-and-coming local bands, a spacious dance floor, and original craft cocktails like the smoky and citrusy mezcal-infused Salavador. (Despite the name, the vibes are far more Las Vegas than New Orleans.) And tucked away near Amada, the tapas restaurant by celebrity chef Jose Garces, you’ll discover Makai. The casual all-day eatery will whisk you away to the tropics with a Hawaiian-inspired menu of Loco Moco, Huli Huli Chicken, and Poke Bowls.
And at The Gallery Bar, Book & Games, the new 12,000 square-foot venue situated at the heart of the casino floor, guests have even more thrilling options for sports betting and good times. But despite if you’re winning big or not, Ocean Casino Resort has plenty of other entertainment and dining options to keep your spirits soaring high – making it more than easy to want to visit, and visit often.