If you’re looking for a weekend summer getaway, but don’t want to leave your pooch behind, why not explore Atlantic City! My husband and I love to gamble and enjoy all the sights and sounds of Atlantic City, but we hate the thought of boarding our dogs and leaving them behind. So, what’s a poker-playin’ pet lover to do? With a large percentage of dog owners taking their beloved pets on vacation, many of the hotels in the Atlantic City area now allow you to bring your favorite four legged friend along when you visit.
WHERE TO STAY
Although the Revel is reportedly closing its doors for good next month, there’s still time to book a trip this summer for you and your pooch. According to the Revel, ‘Revelers of the doggie variety’ will receive gourmet specialty treats which are baked in house by Revel’s Executive Pastry Chef. Plus, the stay includes the Ruff it at Revel amenity kit which contains a custom plush dog bed, dog bowl, mat, and a “Dog in Room” door hanger. If you are worried about where to walk your dog, don’t fret because Revel created a dog walk area dubbed “Bark Avenue” on the 12th floor of the parking garage. Dog owners will have exclusive access to this space! These ‘Ruff It at Revel’ accommodations are limited and must be reserved on a first-come, first-served basis and advance reservations must be made by calling Guest Care at 1-855-348-0500. An accommodations fee of $50 per night will be added to the room charge.
Showboat Casino Hotel
Upon arrival, dogs and their owners are welcomed to a collection of rooms that has been set aside just for them in the New Orleans Tower. Special in-room amenities just for man’s best friend include organic treats, food and water bowls, a doggie mat, disposable waste bags and a keepsake duffle bag. There will be a fee of $40 per night for pets. A maximum of two dogs is allowed, and the pets should not exceed 50 pounds per room. The canines are allowed in the hotel, but not on the casino floor or in areas where food and beverages are sold, as well as the spa or retail shops. A special “relief area” has been created in front of the casino near the valet area with waste bags and a trash can. Showboat recently announced they will be closing their doors at the end of August, but there’s still time to book a summer getaway for you and your pet. (Continued…)