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Be Over the Top in Atlantic City: Trump Taj Mahal Casino Hotel

Among Atlantic City's big casino resorts, you have the choice of staying either by the Boardwalk or by the Bay. I've always been partial to the Boardwalk, with its interesting history and views out over the Atlantic Ocean. And it's an impressive structure on its own, being the world's longest boardwalk at about six miles.

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Hotel choices abound on the Boardwalk, but one you will definitely want to check out is the extravagant Trump Taj Mahal. Boasting more than 2,000 rooms and a wide variety of five-star restaurants, lounges, clubs and entertainment venues, The Taj is an excellent place to stay for a true Atlantic City experience.

The casino opened with fanfare in 1990, exceeding even founder Donald Trump's "wildest expectations." Built at a cost of almost one billion dollars, the late Michael Jackson performed during its opening festivities. The design of The Taj was inspired by a 17th century marble mausoleum in India and these details remain, even after renovations in 2008.

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Our spacious room was located in the new Chairman's Tower, which rises 480 feet over the Boardwalk. We slept peacefully in the Simmons Health Smart bed and enjoyed plenty of space for getting ready for a night out in the oversized bathroom. These rooms are also equipped with 40" LCD Sony Bravia televisions, games and digital music, refrigerators and an in-room coffee machine. Guests have access to room service as well as the fitness center, heated indoor swimming pool and sundeck.

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The Taj's casino is well-known, having been featured in both fictional films and real-life dramas like a 1990 baccarat session where a Japanese high roller lost $10 million, an event that was later included in the movie Casino. On the casino floor you'll find over 2,500 slot machines, almost 200 table games and the Baccarat Pit. John enjoyed time winning in the smoke-free Poker Room, which is the second-largest in Atlantic City and the site of the United States Poker Championship.

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If you want to relax, take a wander down Spice Road and explore the complex's retail stores or book a treatment at the salon or spa, where you can get a massage or any number of body treatments and services. We enjoyed just wandering around the casino grounds checking out the many fine touches like opulent chandeliers and mirrored ceilings. Atlantic City has never been so grand!

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Jennifer

I haven’t been to Atlantic City since I was a kid. My parents took me and I remember that they kept trading off on who would stay with me since kids weren’t allowed in the casinos. I don’t even think that the Trump Taj Mahal even existed then!

I love that bathroom! It looks like you had ample space and even outlets in the bathroom. Nothing bugs me more than when there is no outlet in the bathroom. Us ladies need outlets for hairdryers and flat irons!

Inspiring Travellers

I know — in general I find that many hotel rooms lack enough outlets for all of our mobile devices, computer, camera batteries, etc. And John and I decided a long time ago that ample bathroom space is a MUST for us! I loved that little table and vanity…

Cathy Sweeney

OK, I’ll stay at a place on the Boardwalk. I enjoy a bit of glitz and gambling in Vegas sometimes, but have never been to Atlantic City. Looks like I could manage quite well in a nice hotel there.

Inspiring Travellers

We actually prefer AC because it’s much smaller and more manageable. Sometimes I feel a bit lost and overwhelmed in Vegas…

Andi

Absolutely luxury in its very finest! AWESOME pics!!!

Inspiring Travellers

Thanks, babe! =)

Ali

I lived in northern NJ for 13 years and never made it to Atlantic City. Although I was age 2-15, but still. Looks like a great place to stay while visiting!

Inspiring Travellers

Well, probably not the prime ages to go there…but there is the beach and things like Steel Pier for people with younger families.

Cheryl

Lovely hotel! Whenever I think of Atlantic City, I always think about BoardWalk Empire. 🙂

Inspiring Travellers

I had been to AC before Boardwalk Empire started but now we LOVE that show and it definitely inspired us to visit this time, even in the winter! =) In our next post we visit one of the places in AC that is iconic from that story…

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