Showboat Hotel Atlantic City
3 stars

Showboat Hotel Atlantic City

801 Boardwalk, Atlantic City, NJ 08401, United States
+1 609 487 4600

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Showboat Hotel Atlantic City
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About Showboat Hotel Atlantic City

  • Hotel Room
    You’ll have a private room with all the hotel’s amenities
  • Clean and Tidy
    This stay has listed several different cleanliness practices.
  • Freebies
    This stay includes Wi-Fi for free

Showboat Hotel is an iconic establishment and landmark hotel that has been on the Atlantic City Boardwalk for over 20 years. It boasts a large range of accommodations and services that make it well-suited to meet the needs of practically every traveler, tourist, and guest that comes through its doors.

The hotel is situated near many attractions in the area, is built right on the beach, and is within walking distance of the Steel Pier and the Absecon Lighthouse. This lighthouse is the tallest one in New Jersey, and was built in 1857. As such, it is a popular place to visit and offers fantastic views of the coastline. The Atlantic City Aquarium is also nearby and has plenty of sea life to enjoy as well as a touch tank and artifact exhibits. The city is home to the Lucy the Elephant statue and the OC Waterpark.

In terms of room accommodations, Showboat Hotel has many different guestrooms and suites. Rooms feature queen or king beds along with upholstered furnishings, large bathrooms, vanities, jetted whirlpool tubs, waterfall showers, flat-screen TVs, Wi-Fi access, and similar amenities depending on the room type. There are also a few different options when it comes to handicap accessible rooms and baths.

In addition to entertainment options, the hotel is proud to serve a variety of classic American cuisine at the famous Surf Bar. Here, guests can enjoy plenty to eat for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. There is also the Atlantic City Eatery for those who want a quick and casual meal. Kids' menus are available at both places as well.

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Deluxe room
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Double room
1 king bed
1 king bed
2 queen beds
King room
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1 king bed
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Standard room
1 king bed
2 queen beds
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Queen room
2 queen beds
2 queen beds
2 queen beds
Superior room
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*Total includes estimated local taxes & fees payable on check out.

Prices are based on 1 night, not including taxes and fees

Amenities at Showboat Hotel Atlantic City

  • Outdoor pool
  • Beachfront
  • Fitness center
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Tea/coffee maker
  • Coffee machine
  • Valet parking
  • Flat-screen TV

Accessibility and suitability

  • Pets allowed on request. Charges may apply.
  • Roll-in shower
  • Increased accessibility
  • Elevator
  • Hypoallergenic
  • Accessible by elevator
  • Adapted bath
  • No smoking
  • Lowered sink
  • Non-feather pillow
  • Toilet with grab rails
  • Upper floors accessible by elevator
  • Designated smoking area


  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Internet
  • Linens
  • Towels
  • Fire extinguisher
  • Shampoo
  • Free toiletries
  • Smoke alarms
  • Heating
  • Body soap
  • Air-conditioned
  • Trash cans
  • Conditioner


  • Raised toilet
  • Shower
  • Bathtub
  • Spa bath
  • Hairdryer
  • Toilet
  • Toilet paper
  • Private bathroom
  • Walk-in shower

Health and safety

  • Contactless check-in/check-out
  • Property is cleaned by professional cleaning companies
  • First-aid kit
  • Use of cleaning chemicals that are effective against coronavirus
  • 24-hour security
  • Guest accommodation is disinfected between stays
  • All plates, cutlery, glasses and other tableware have been sanitized
  • Guests can opt-out of accommodation cleaning
  • Staff follow all safety protocols as directed by local authorities


  • Microwave
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Tea/coffee maker
  • Coffee machine
  • Vending machine (drinks)
  • Vending machine (snacks)

Services and conveniences

  • ATM on-site
  • Concierge service
  • Meeting/Banquet facilities
  • Mini-market on site
  • Key card access
  • Express check-out
  • 24hr front desk

Things to do

  • Gift shop
  • Bicycle rental
  • Game room
  • Mini-golf
  • Bowling
  • Water park


  • Beachfront
  • Sea view
  • Seating area
  • Telephone
  • Storage available


  • Sofa bed
  • Alarm clock
  • Clothes rack
  • Wardrobe or closet

Media and entertainment

  • Flat-screen TV
  • Shared lounge/TV area
  • Cable or satellite TV


  • Heated pool
  • Outdoor pool
  • Pool towels

Parking and transportation

  • Parking
  • Valet parking


  • Terrace/Patio
  • Balcony


  • Laundry service
  • Iron and ironing board


  • Fax/photocopying
  • Desk

Family friendly

  • Cribs available
  • Kids meals


  • Fitness center

Reviews of Showboat Hotel Atlantic City

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8.2 Very good
Pros:The hotel was clean and quiet. Front desk staff was excellent!!!
Cons:There were no cups in our room.
6.0 Okay
Pros:Staff and location was great, no casino so wasn't full of smoke and noisy, was nice and quite.
Cons:The room was dingy, dusty, just didn't look clean, wallpaper peeling everywhere, broken toilet seat, room needs a total makeover.
3.1 Poor
Cons:The hotel is run down. There is $15 resort fee for the amenities...but I still don’t get what the fee was for. The pool was closed “for the season”, no one told us about the WiFi password until we had to call down. There was no information in the room. Each bed had only two pillows and had to ask front desk for more. Staff seem to all have attitudes and very unprofessional. We booked two rooms so I would assume they would be us in adjoining rooms and we even called and requested it and our rooms were next to each but not adjoining. Doors are very heavy and they naturally slam shut so very loud all day and night. I feel like you could hear toilet a flushing all day and night too. Like the pipes for all the rooms run through the room. Housekeeping was great when we asked for extra trash bag for our trash. Rooms were clean. The rooms did smell like cigarette smoke when we checked in though and rooms are supposed to be non smoking. Hotel just seems very run down and with staff that just don’t seem to care. My group and I definitely will not return. Not worth it. Booked it because it was cheap but you get what you pay for and ended up costing the same as staying as nicer hotel anyways.
8.0 Very good
Pros:Friendly staff. Older but beautiful hotel. A little spooky seeing grand spaces without the people and slot machines.
Cons:We thought the casino was there but it was not. Parking should be free for guests. The beach was not open we had to go to the next hotel's section of the beach, not a big deal though.
4.5 Mediocre
Pros:Convenient location
Cons:Restaurants closed early additional charges after checking out that I don’t know what they’re for.
6.8 Okay
Pros:Location and staff
Cons:They were overbooked so for our 12 year anniversary we were moved to a room with 2 queens as the one we booked days prior 1 king was not available. Their excuse was that they work on a first come first serve basis thus reserving is a waste of time.
8.0 Very good
Pros:Good for the location and price
2.5 Poor
Cons:The Bathroom shower I felt was very tacky and uncomfortable there was no tub just a standing shower and the shower head was very loose and kept falling down.
2.0 Poor
Cons:When arriving at the front desk I was not greeted and the only one in line for about 10 minutes. I was charged $50 early check in for being there an hour early and had to get to the golf course. When checking out it was the same thing. No one had a smile and I felt that paying over $200 for a room I would have been treated better. Especially since there is not even a casino. Would not recommend to anyone.
5.1 Fair
Cons:When we asked at check in if there was a gym we were told yes. The next morning my roommate went looking for the gym and it was a sad sight to see. The image online is false advertising for the gym it claims the hotel provides. There’s nothing to do here. Nothing was open to eat at. Never staying here again. It’s a ghost town.


801 Boardwalk, Atlantic City, NJ 08401

What's nearby

  • Mark G Etess Arena428 yd
  • Steel Pier0.3 mi
  • Absecon Lighthouse0.4 mi
  • Central Pier Arcade0.5 mi
  • New Jersey Korean War Memorial0.8 mi
  • Monopoly Monument0.8 mi
  • Snug Harbor0.9 mi
  • Tanger Outlets The Walk1 mi
  • Gardner's Basin1 mi
  • Playground Pier1 mi
  • Atlantic City Aquarium1 mi
  • Boardwalk Hall & Arena1.1 mi



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Top tips for your stay at Showboat Hotel Atlantic City

  • If you’re after a cheap room at Showboat Hotel Atlantic City, then you should consider staying during the low season. The cheapest deals can generally be found in November and January.
  • Prices can also vary depending on which day of the week you stay. For the best room deals at Showboat Hotel Atlantic City, plan to stay on a Sunday or Monday. The most expensive day is usually Friday.
  • The cheapest price a room at Showboat Hotel Atlantic City was booked for on KAYAK in the last 2 weeks was $71, while the most expensive was $496.
  • How long should you stay at Showboat Hotel Atlantic City? KAYAK users usually book their rooms here for 2 days.

FAQs when booking at Showboat Hotel Atlantic City

  • What are the highlights of the hotel's location?

    The hotel is situated right on the beach, near attractions like the Steel Pier, Absecon Lighthouse, and the Atlantic City Aquarium. It offers fantastic views of the coastline and is within walking distance of various landmarks.

  • What dining options are available at the hotel?

    The hotel offers classic American cuisine at the famous Surf Bar, serving breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Additionally, there's the Atlantic City Eatery for quick and casual meals, with kids' menus available at both places.

  • What are the room amenities like at Showboat Hotel?

    The guestrooms and suites feature queen or king beds, large bathrooms, vanities, jetted whirlpool tubs, waterfall showers, flat-screen TVs, and Wi-Fi access. There are also different options for handicap accessible rooms and baths.

  • What are the common concerns about the hotel's services?

    Some guests have mentioned concerns about the front desk availability, cleanliness of rooms, and unresponsive staff. Additionally, there were issues with delayed check-in, room temperature, and the availability of towels.

  • When is the best time to visit the hotel?

    The high season is in August, offering a vibrant atmosphere and ideal weather for enjoying the beach and nearby attractions. However, March is the low season, which may provide a quieter experience for those seeking a more relaxed stay.

  • What special services does the Showboat Hotel provide for guests with pets?

    As the first hotel in Atlantic City to welcome four-legged guests, the Showboat Hotel is proud to offer a range of services and amenities for pet owners. Special features include an on-site pet park and organic treats for your pup.

  • What is the best way to get from the airport to the Showboat Hotel?

    Getting to the Showboat Hotel from Atlantic City Airport should take around 20m by rental car or taxi. Expect to pay around $30-35 for a taxi, or $10 to take a jitney (shared shuttle service). Limo services can also be pre-arranged through the airport website or hotel.

  • What kinds of sports and fitness facilities are on offer at the Showboat Hotel?

    This hotel makes it easy for guests to keep active while on vacation, with a range of indoor and outdoor activities available. Surfing and paddleboarding are available through an external provider affiliated with the hotel – guests can either rent equipment or book lessons on an hourly or daily basis. Other water-based activities include jet skiing, kayaking, parasailing, deep-sea fishing and much more. Within the hotel itself, guests enjoy complimentary access to state-of-the-art fitness facilities, where numerous exercise classes from dance to yoga are on offer every day.

  • What kind of entertainment is on offer at the Showboat Hotel?

    While there is plenty to see and do in Atlantic City, guests don’t even need to leave the hotel to enjoy a variety of entertainment options. The on-site Starcade is the perfect place for adults and children alike to enjoy retro gaming fun: video games, arcades and pinballs all combine to provide hours of entertainment. An escalator links the hotel to the neighboring Hard Rock Casino, or for some outdoor pool party vibes you can join DJs on Saturdays in the summer months for drinks, tunes and soaking up the sun.

  • What suites options are available at the Showboat Hotel?

    The Showboat Hotel is proud to offer more suites than any other hotel in Atlantic City, with options available to suit all needs and budgets. The two Super Suites are perfect for families or those needing plenty of space: enjoy sweeping Atlantic Ocean views from the open-plan living area and separate bedroom, and make the most of features such as a full wet bar, dining table and entertainment center. Slightly smaller but no less impressive are the Balcony Suites, which feature full-length sliding glass doors to private balconies overlooking the boardwalk and ocean.

  • Is it possible to arrange late checkout at the Showboat Hotel?

    Late checkout may be granted depending on availability and is subject to an additional charge of approximately $50 + tax until 1:00 pm. If you wish to keep the room beyond this time, additional day use rates may be applicable.

  • Is it possible to reserve a rollaway bed for my room at the Showboat Hotel?

    Children aged up to 17 years may stay in their parents’ room free of charge provided no extra bedding is required. If a rollaway bed is requested, an extra charge of around $25 + tax per night will be applicable for both adults’ and children’s sizes.(Prices checked 13/05/19).

  • Where is Showboat Hotel Atlantic City located?

    Showboat Hotel Atlantic City is located at 801 Boardwalk in Downtown, 0.2 miles from the center of Atlantic City. Mark G Etess Arena is the closest landmark to Showboat Hotel Atlantic City.

  • When is check-in time and check-out time at Showboat Hotel Atlantic City?

    Check-in time is 4:00 PM and check-out time is 11:00 AM at Showboat Hotel Atlantic City.

  • Does Showboat Hotel Atlantic City offer free Wi-Fi?

    Yes, Showboat Hotel Atlantic City offers free Wi-Fi.

  • How far is Showboat Hotel Atlantic City from the airport?

    Showboat Hotel Atlantic City is 10.5 miles from Atlantic City. Showboat Hotel Atlantic City is 56.2 miles from Philadelphia.

  • Does Showboat Hotel Atlantic City have a pool?

    Yes, Showboat Hotel Atlantic City has a pool onsite.

  • How does KAYAK find such great Showboat Hotel Atlantic City hotel deals?

    KAYAK scours the web for all room deals available at Showboat Hotel Atlantic City in Atlantic City and lets you compare them to find the best rate for your stay. Many different travel sites will offer discounts or deals at different times for rooms at Showboat Hotel Atlantic City and KAYAK will provide you with prices from a huge range of travel sites. That means that you can always find a great deal for Showboat Hotel Atlantic City.

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