Fodor's Expert Review The Chelsea
111 South Chelsea Ave., Atlantic City, New Jersey, 08401, USA
This boutique hotel has a convincingly swank vibe that could double as a set location for the TV hit Mad Men. The lobby's electric-purple couches and white-resin mushroom sculptures establish the pampered-hipster vibe. These slick details continue both in the rooms, where the wing chairs are upholstered in leopard print, and at the fifth-floor 15,000-square-foot poolside Terrace Lounge, where only hotel guests are allowed to hang out on a sea of black-and-white convertible cushions. The entire fifth floor, with its indoor/outdoor lounges and billiards room, is lively day and night. An army of Chelsea workers in crisp white shorts and shirts generally trip over themselves to attend to guests' every need.
- no clanging slots or smoky gaming floors
- at the beach, Chelsea staff is quick to set up personal chairs, an umbrella, a table and trash can, and to hand over fluffy beach towels
- located on far end of the Boardwalk
- rooms below the fifth floor can be a little loud