Review of Fiore Suite and classic room at the Borgata, Atlantic City, NJ (New Jersey)

 

Classic Room at the Borgata, Atlantic City

My wife and I have been going to the Borgata hotel and casino since its opening 18 years ago thanks to my dad.  My dad had a loyalty/player’s card which allowed free hotel stays (comped rooms).  We couldn’t resist free hotel rooms when my dad asked if we wanted to go!

Fast forward to now.

I now have a loyalty/player’s card that I use to take my parents to the same hotel for free.  Funny how roles switch...My dad used to treat us to free rooms, so now I’m treating him...Favor returned!

Borgata Hotel & Casino was built in 2003 to huge fanfare when it opened.  Costing then $1.1 billion, it rivaled the best hotels in Las Vegas and New York City.  It features 2000 rooms, outdoor / indoor pools, a spa, a buffet, 3000+ slot machines, and many high end restaurants.

Since its opening, it added the Water Club (a boutique hotel) in 2008 at a cost of $400 million, which added another 800 rooms to the available room capacity.  The casino is located within the Borgata, but not in the Water Club.  The Water Club has its own check-in area, a bar/restaurant on the main level as well as its own unique pools and spa.  

Even if you’re not a gambling type, you’ll enjoy the many top notch restaurants, pools, gyms, and the buffet.  If you are a gambling type, the Borgata features a huge casino with one of the best comp systems around.  If you plan on visiting there at least twice a year, then open their loyalty/player’s card.  

In this post, we’d like to share our experiences at the Borgata (classic room and Fiore Suite), and pros/cons of each room type:

Classic Room

Pros

  • Recently updated interior decor, lighting, and furnishings:  It was the best looking room when it opened 18 years ago.  It still is one of the best looking rooms in Atlantic City.  Initially had lots of wood furnishings but since recent renovations, has much more contemporary black/white/gray theme furnishings and decor.
  • Room size:  460 square feet and is very spacious compared to a typical hotel.
  • Marble bathroom is nice sized with a big shower area.
  • Cable TV has the usual basic channels.
  • Check out is easy thanks to the option to do just that, by using the TV.
  • Views are impressive whether you get the city view or the bay view.
  • Buffet: Best in Atlantic City.  Breakfast is a relative bargain at $17.  *currently closed due to the pandemic 
  • Upscale restaurants:  So many options (Wolfgang Puck’s, Bobby Flay’s, Michael Symon’s, etc)...
  • Beautiful pools:  Outside pool has the Beer Garden!
  • Gyms:  All the equipment you can wish for.
Cons:
  • WiFi speed in the room is a tad slow compared to hotels I’ve visited.
  • Due to the pandemic, you must ask for the coffee machine at check in as rooms no longer carry them.
  • Room service price used to be fair for a 4 star hotel.  Since MGM Resorts took over, same room service now costs an arm and a leg once extra fees are added in.
  • Borgata is isolated and not easy to get to the Boardwalk or the ocean.


Classic Room at the Borgata 

Fiore Suite

Pros:

  • Spacious room at over 700 square feet.  We got the king bed suite.  It has a king bed, huge sofa, coffee table, long foyer, and huge floor to ceiling windows.
  • Huge bathroom:  I’ve could’ve slept inside the bathroom.  It was that big!
  • Awesome views thanks to those floor to ceiling windows.
  • This suite was located at the end of the corridor, so it was quieter than most hotel rooms we’ve been to.
  • Complimentary bottled waters (2) in the suite.
Cons:
  • Cons are similar to the standard room.
*Fiore Suite was everything we expected from a suite at a 4 star hotel.  The extra space made the 2 night stay really enjoyable!  The full sized sofa was great for afternoon naps and for eating food.  Views didn’t hurt either!

Foyer/entrance to the suite
King sized bed and sitting area
Huge bathroom!
View from the room!

Borgata continues to be one of the best destinations in Atlantic City after 18 years for many good reasons. My favorite things about the Borgata are the pools, gyms, restaurants, and the buffet.  Buffet, when it finally opens after the pandemic, should be on the top of your list to visit.  The breakfast omelette station is not to be missed!  

We thank you for reading!


Jake

Wandering Money Pig 


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