In our view, Atlantic City like a mix between the bustling city with plenty of casinos – Las Vegas and the beach city with a long white sand, Key West. Therefore, if you love to enjoy the dynamic life, shopping, exciting boardwalks, amazing beaches, or popular attraction, Atlantic City should be your next destination. You are traveling with your kids and wondering whether Atlantic City is the best place for the family? You may consider it since there are many kid-friendly hotels in Atlantic City. Whereby, we will help you to make your plan perfectly with some recommendations for the best area to stay and the best time to visit Atlantic City. Hopefully, these tips may help you have more ideas for your family trip.
What is the best time to visit Atlantic City?
Due to Atlantic City has a humid subtropical climate with a long beach, the best time to visit should be in summer. Therein, from March to August is the best time to visit Atlantic City, especially for families. If you love to enjoy a little cold wave, the period time from March to May is the best. Oppositely, if you love the sunlight and the warmer temperatures, from June to August is an excellent time for your family.
What is the best area to stay in Atlantic City for a family?
Regarding the best area to stay in Atlantic City, it’s very simple! As the same as other beach cities in The US, the area along the beach is one of the best places to stay. Atlantic City isn’t over this exception! The Boardwalk area is considered the best place to stay for a family in Atlantic City. It’s also the center of the city with good management of Atlantic City Police Department. Hence, this area is the safest and most convenient for tourists.
From the Boardwalk area, you can easily to go so many places including the key attractions, airport, and shopping center. There are so many transportation ways such as taxis, buses, or car rental. This area is also where you can immerse yourself in the stunning view of the ocean and the whole city. And, you may see many scenes that make you feel very familiar in movies or music videos of celebrities.
Now, it’s time to start to explore what is the kid-friendly hotels in Atlantic City that is good for your family!
1. Bally’s Atlantic City Hotel and Casino
Most of the kid-friendly hotels in Atlantic City have family rooms that are spacious enough for a max. of 4 people. This hotel isn’t an exception. Their rooms are clean, airy and if you are able to pay more a bit, you can get a nice view of the ocean. Meanwhile, there is a swimming pool, a casino, and a spa inside the resort. They offer a free cot for kids from 0-2 years old and table tennis that your family can spend the spare time together.
Besides that, the location is right the center of downtown Atlantic City where you can easy to walk to the Atlantic City Boardwalk or only 10 minutes by car to the IMAX Theatre at the Tropicana. There are so many restaurants around the area that you can easily find any kinds of food that you love. Please note that pets aren’t allowed and you should consider if pets are going to join in with your family.
2. Wyndham Skyline Tower
This hotel is very near the Ripley’s Believe It or Not! Museum with only 15 minutes walk. If you are traveling with the kids, you may love this location. It located in the heart of Atlantic City in only 3 minutes walk to the Atlantic City boardwalk. The area around this hotel has a lot of restaurants and casinos. Meanwhile, their family rooms are one of the best among hundreds of kid-friendly hotels in Atlantic City. Therein, the room features kitchenware, a microwave and can contain up to 6 people. Also, there are some board games and a DVD player inside each room. Not only that, but they also offer many free services such as WiFi, a game room, table tennis, and an indoor swimming pool. The car parking fee is USD 14 per day and pets aren’t allowed.
3. Borgata Hotel Casino And Spa
At the first, we don’t want to list this hotel on the list of good kid-friendly hotels in Atlantic City because the location is not so central. However, all the staff, the services, and the facilities are very good for a family trip. The decoration of the rooms is very nice, the rooms are spacious, clean, and airy. Especially, an outdoor swimming pool is fantastic and the kids enjoy most of the time in the garden. Besides that, there are restaurants inside the hotel and it looks like a food court with many things you can eat. That may easier for your kids while the kids-meals aren’t available.
Also, everything is open 24/7, many shops nearby, This is really a vacation place and you can enjoy your time in peace or try your luck at a casino. However, together with the services, the price is quite high if comparing to other hotels in Atlantic City. The parking fee is USD 5 per stay, not per day or an hour. WiFi and bottle of water also being charged.
4. Resorts Casino Hotel Atlantic City
This is one of our favorite kid-friendly hotels in Atlantic City. The location is excellent while it’s directly accessing the beach, very near Steel Pier and Ripley’s Believe It or Not! Museum. We also can drive the car to the Absecon Lighthouse in only 10 minutes. Meanwhile, the service is great for the price that we have to pay. They provide kids’ meals, a private beach area, and a pool that all for free.
Though they don’t have family rooms, the room is enough space for the family of up to 4 members with the kids’ TV channels set up in each room. Besides that, there are so many outdoor activities that you can attend by register at the receptionist. You can rent a bike to go around the beach, enjoy live music, and of course the casino. However, the cot is not free, it cost USD 45 per child (0-2 years old), and pets aren’t allowed.
5. Caesars Atlantic City Hotel & Casino
Caesars Atlantic City Hotel & Casino located has a highlighted outlook and quite popular in the Boardwalk area. Firstly, the design and decoration are quite attractive to everyone with the elegant white and premium wood furniture. Secondly, the location is excellent while it’s right The Pier Shops at Ceasar’s Palace and Atlantic City Boardwalk. One of the most central places in Atlantic City.
As the same as other kid-friendly hotels in Atlantic City, they offer very well services for the family such as family rooms, a game room, and a free cot for kids 0-2 years old. Also, a swimming pool, a gym room, spa, and casino are ready to serve you. Meanwhile, if you book a family room, you should book a room that is included breakfast, it will save more. However, you should be aware of the resort fee of USD 40 per night, and pets aren’t allowed.
6. Sheraton Atlantic City Convention Center Hotel
Sheraton is really a great brand for the family. It’s extremely suitable in the list of the best kid-friendly hotels in Atlantic City. Because of the good location, just 10 minutes walk to Atlantic City Outlets – The Walk. It takes 15 minutes drive by car to Atlantic City Beach and the Central Pier. By the way, the parking fee is cheap if compare to others with USD 17 per day.
Regarding the service for family, they offer a spacious family room that is featured a microwave and kids’ TV channels. You also can request the kids’ meals with a surcharge, otherwise, let the kids enjoy their kids-buffets. Meanwhile, a pool, a gym room, and a mini-shop on-site are ready to serve you. One of the best things that we like about this hotel is pets are welcomed, but you may pay an extra fee for that. However, the cot isn’t free, it cost USD 20 per kid (0-6 years old) or you can request an extra bed at the same price.
7. Ocean Casino Resort
Ocean Casino Resort is gorgeous even looking from outside or step inside. From the decoration of the resort to the view toward the ocean is extremely fantastic. However, for those reasons, it isn’t enough to appear in our list of the best kid-friendly hotels in Atlantic City. There are still some amazing things about the services and the staff. For the facilities, they offer a beautiful room, very nice two swimming pools, and a good gym room. The kids can enjoy the kids’ meals and kids’ club (with an extra fee). Besides that, there are many excellent outdoor activities that you can attend like golf, live music. Either, you can bet your luck at their casino or test your skill with billiards.
8. Howard Johnson by Wyndham Atlantic City
Howard Johnson located in the position is not so center if you would compare to the other kid-friendly hotels in Atlantic City. But, it isn’t bad when only a distance 1 block from the Boardwalk area. Instead, there are so many advantages when staying in this hotel. They offer a great place with spacious rooms featured by the simple furniture and airy. The price is affordable for all the facilities such as a pool, free WiFi, free parking car, and only 10 minutes walk to the beach. Meanwhile, their rooms all set by the kids’ TV channels and you can request baby safety gates if you need them. Another good point is the variety of activities, there are many options like Live music, a game room, golf, fishing, snorkeling, or windsurfing.
9. FantaSea Resorts at Atlantic Palace
Among hundred of kid-friendly hotels in Atlantic City, we kind of satisfied with this hotel. The hotel is quite stable from the services, facilities to the staff. The location is excellent while they have their own entrance to Broadwalk with a very nice view to the beach. The rooms feature a kitchenette, a microwave, and also a refrigerator. Besides that, the kids will love the sofa bed in the room where they can enjoy their time with a DVD player.
Meanwhile, the hotel has a kids’ club with an extra fee, a free pool, and a free fitness center for parents. The WiFi is free and the car parking fee is USD 13 per day. Another good point is the hotel doesn’t have a casino. It’s good for those parents who don’t want this effect on their kids. Your family just come here to enjoy the beach, visit the key attraction and relax safely in your place.
10. Courtyard by Marriott Atlantic City Beach Block
If you think that the kid-friendly hotels in Atlantic City shouldn’t have the casino that is featured inside the hotel. This hotel deserves your consideration. They don’t have a casino and all the service is focused on services for the family. They provide spacious rooms with kids’ TV channels in each room and the board games/puzzles also set up inside. Also, there are kids’ meals available when requested.
Meanwhile, they offer a private parking car with a small charge (USD 20 per day) and free WiFi for all areas. There is a way to lead to the beach in 10 minutes walk and you can rent a bike to go around the areas. If you don’t book the room that is included breakfast, you can enjoy a meal at the Courtyard Foodcourt or some restaurants outside.
Most of the hotels in Atlantic City features a casino on their property and located in the center of the city – the Boardwalk area. If you think that the kid-friendly hotels in Atlantic City shouldn’t have a casino, we still have some options for you.
Otherwise, if you would like to combine the trip with your kids and try your luck, it will be easier to choose good hotels for your family. Everything will be set base on your demand, it can say that a casino and a beach become one of the iconic in Atlantic City. You only need to define what is the things that you need and we may have some good selections for you.