Casino Reviews

Showboat Casino and Hotel Atlantic City

The Showboat Casino and Hotel in Atlantic City is located at the far north end of the boardwalk next to the Taj Mahal on one side and the new Revel Hotel on the other. The Revel hotel is the last hotel and next to the end of the boardwalk which is seven miles long. The location is fine, however if you are interested in visiting some of the other casinos such as Caesars, Bally’s, Tropicana, Resorts etc you are in for a long walk. On a sunny warm day it is very pleasant to walk along the boardwalk to these hotels, but not so much on a cold winter day. Recently the Showboat has filed for bankruptcy as of 2014. It reopened in 2016 as a non casino no smoking hotel and apparently has been doing well. Rooms start at $129 with higher priced rooms having balconies.

We have stayed at the Showboat hotel several times and it is quite satisfactory to stay at. There are two towers and if you wish to pay for the upgrade, guest should consider the tower next to the boardwalk for better rooms and being closer to the boardwalk. The Showboat was part of Harrahs, so your Total Rewards card could have been used to book hotel rooms and pay for meals if you have earned sufficient comp’s. Not any longer.

They also face onto the beach, however there is some construction  taking place along the beach. You would probably want to visit the beach a little to the south were there are fewer peers and much more sand. There is also a large peer close by with rides and arcade games to try out, however we understand this is open all of the time during July and August, but only open on the weekends during the warmer months of June and September.

Showboat Casino – Slot Machines

There was over 2000 slot machines of all varieties. There was a large casino floor with all sorts of machines, including lots of poker machines.

Table Games

Same thing with table games. Lots to chose from and all types of table games are available for patrons to consider.


This is a pet-friendly hotel which also has three restaurants: Atlantic City Eatery serves breakfast, lunch and dinner; Canal Street Coffee offers made-to-order espresso beverages as well as prepared salads and sandwiches; and Worship Surf Bar caters to the bar crowd with lunch, dinner and live music on the weekends.

What We Liked

  • Hotel rates are very reasonable
  • Covered garage parking
  • Easy access from all highways
  • Safe environment in the hotel and parking areas
  • Coffee shop offers free refills as long as you have your receipt

What We Did Not Like

We do not like the $5 / day parking charges and the $13 per day state taxes that all of the hotels are forced to charge their customers. We also decided that since we like to stroll the boardwalk, visit the beach and go to the outlet malls, we will not be staying at this particular location again. Ballys or Caesars is a better choice for us based on these criteria. It is also a long walk from the car park to the check in counter and the elevators. But then all of the hotels seem to be laid out this way.



There is ample parking at the  Showboat hotel  in a large parking garage beside the hotel. There is no surface parking that we observed. You can access the hotel from the garage via an elevator from all levels. The parking garage is also patrolled on a regular basis and it also protects your car from the weather.


Getting to the hotel is pretty easy once you come off of the Atlantic City Expressway. There are lots of signs to direct you to either valet parking or self parking whichever you prefer. For more information about Atlantic City, click here.


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One Response to “Showboat Casino and Hotel Atlantic City”

  1. Apparently the casinos in Atlantic city are open now after the super storm in 2012. Not sure we will go for a year or so until it is all cleaned up

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