We go to Atlantic City every year over the summer, and looking forward to going again next month. Showboat is at the end of the boardwalk, and we usually start there and walk down to the other end, stopping at all the casinos along the way. The buffet here is fabulous, one of the places we look forward to eat every year. But the machines are tight and the table game limits are high even during the week. Have never won there, but a great place to stuff your face!!
My girlfriend, sister, her boyfriend, and I stayed at the showboat on a Saturday night. After going to bed at around 1, we were woken up around 4 A.M. by management asking us to leave for repeated noise violations. We had not spent any time in the room, besides going to sleep (which we had been doing for 3 hours). Told them we were not leaving and shut the door. 20 minutes later, the cops broke down the door and rudely escorted the four of us out at 4:30 a.m. They charged us an extra $110 for the door "we broke." Management was extremely rude, and would not listen to our concerns. Nor did they even consider that four people in pajama's in a spotless room could have possibly NOT been the cause of the noise coming from the room next door (the room next to us had about 10 people and were partying all night). Before you save money on a cheap room here, think about whether you want to risk have a wonderful trip go completely wrong due to the incredibly incompetent management that runs this place. It doesn't save money when you're charged for double the amount you had expected to pay.
Also, check-in took about 45 minutes because only two people were at the desk.
Su-Su the bartender was the only pleasant part of the experience,
I have a suite booked for valentine's day weekend which I will now switch to a different establishment.
I plan to post this review on every website possible. After paying $150, I would expect to be NOT woken up, escorted out by the police, and charged for the door they broke down. I know a similar story will not likely happen to many guests, but I want it to be known how their management handles their customer concerns.
I swore the last time I came to the Showboat that it would be my last, but my friends wanted to try again. This was my 6th trip to the Showboat. I had the list showing that they run the tightest slots in Atlantic City. It was not just my imagination. But again I went and I have to say the slots were no better on this trip.
I was sitting there begging for a cherry and ended up calling it quits. I love the atmosphere, it is nice and bright and very clean. The food service is very good and priced well for the most past. The crowd was a little younger than at most casinos in Atlantic City.
I am 47 years old and still felt like the old man at the tables and pretty much overall. The Showboat would be a great place to stay and play if they would just loosen up the slots some. I would go there everytime if that were the case. I travel to AC 4-5 times per year. Last but not least, I wish they had more cocktail waitresses. I found myself waiting 10-15 mins for a drink.