I have no idea how this place has so many positive reviews. I feel like management must be writing them.
We booked the room for two nights and when we got there, we were already a bit skeptical because the inn looked really run down from the outside and the steps were scary leading into the house. It took forever for someone to answer the door and the woman who did didn't speak English very well and couldn't answer any of our questions. She handed us a key and told us our room was on the second floor. The ascent was terrifying! The steps are slanted and crooked and scary. The floors in general are in all different directions; we felt like we were in an Escher painting. When we finally got to our room, we felt like we were in a hostel (a hostel for $150/night.....) It was extremely simple but not very clean (stains on chair, in bathtub) and the walls were painted four different colors. Odd. I opened a window to see if there was a fire escape (the place looked about ready to burn down, not helped by the heavy curtains which laid right on the radiator!) and of course there wasn't..... and there also weren't screens on the windows! It was just a three story drop out of those huge windows! I asked the lady downstairs where the fire escape was on the third floor and she said there wasn't one. Um, isn't that illegal?
Anyway, as we went for my husband's birthday, I was literally in tears. There's a big convention in town so literally EVERY HOTEL was 100% booked. I also had a panic attack going back up to the room, feeling so unsafe and thinking we were stuck there and that I ruined my husband's birthday. Luckily, I found a hotel in Galloway (10 minute drive from AC) for the same price a night and asked if I could be refunded my $ because of how unsafe and uncomfortable I felt. Luckily, since it was such a busy weekend and many people were asking about available rooms, she agreed to refund me - minus a $50 fee. I argued about that and eventually she gave me my $50 back as well, so no complaints there.
One final thing: there was basically a party going on in the room below me. You could hear every single word being said by every drunken twenty-something in the room. Trying to sleep would have been a NIGHTMARE. I am so glad to have found this beautiful resort (Seaview) in Galloway so my husband's birthday weekend wasn't ruined. Seriously save yourself the trouble and disgust and find somewhere else to stay, ANYWHERE else!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Chelsea Pub and Inn is an eclectic Victorian located less than a block from the Atlantic City Boardwalk and across the street from the Tropicana Casino.For over 30 years, visitors to Atlantic City have been enjoying drinks and food in our 24 hour pub and grill and spending nights upstairs in our conveniently located Inn.The history of our location goes back much further than our 30 years here. The building was formerly Grossman's Kosher Hotel in the Atlantic City of old.We have kept the charm of our beautiful property- with its crooked stairs and floors, enhanced by recent renovations and themed rooms, which include all the modern comforts.Come and visit us for the night, weekend, or even just a cocktail ... more less
- Also Known As:
- The Chelsea Pub Hotel Atlantic City