Trump Plaza in Atlantic City Might Be Going from Bad to Worse
It's starting to look like a bummer summer for Atlantic City.
First, came the news that the Revel Hotel, a brand new, gorgeously modern resort and casino could shutter as soon as next month if it didn't find a new buyer. Now, comes news that weathered Trump Plaza, located next to Caesars Atlantic City, could also close in September due to low revenues. Unless Trump can find a buyer or get an injection of money from somewhere, then the casino will shut down and roughly 1,000 workers will be laid off.
Despite having an excellent location in the center of the boardwalk across from the beach, the Trump Plaza has seen better days. There might be Chihuly (or Chihuly-inspired chandeliers) found on the casino floor, but overall, the property is in bad condition. We were shocked at the level of disrepair we saw last year in the public spaces. And the room photos on the website have us scared. It looks like nothing has been updated since the 1980s.
Recently, a guest commented on TripAdvisor that a soaked ceiling tile fell down into the lobby. There are also numerous complaints on TripAdvisor about the attitude of the staff so clearly, the casino's money woes are running deep.
Room rates for this weekend at the hotel start at $254 a night or $228 a night if you book two nights. On property is a Beatles tribute show, a Back in the Day buffet featuring retro prices and the Bar A beach bar, actually located on the beach in front of the hotel. The Trump Plaza is also home to a Starbucks, located near the boardwalk entrance, and which is probably the best thing about this place.
Here's hoping someone, somehow can find a way to jazz this place up.