The Water Club at Borgata Rating: 4.0 Pearls
One of the most luxurious (and most expensive) hotels in Atlantic City, The Water Club is an 800-room modern and exclusive escape from the bustle of Atlantic City. Guests have access to the casino, restaurants, and nightlife of the attached Borgata, but have their own exclusive amenities such as five adults-only heated pools and a serene two-story Immersion spa. Unlike the vibe at hotels along the Boardwalk, The Water Club is a tranquil spot with high-design rooms, no casino, and adult-friendly (read kid-unfriendly) amenities.
Revel Rating: 4.0 Pearls
The newest hotel on Atlantic City's boardwalk, Revel is a pristine luxury property with a smoke-free policy that helps keep its casino fresh and airy. The spacious rooms are top-notch and well-suited for romance: All feature ocean views from floor-to-ceiling windows, sexy bathrooms with double vanities and large showers, and tech-friendly amenities such as massive flat-screen TVs, remote-controlled lights and shades, free Wi-Fi, and even door sensors that let staff know when room service carts have been pushed into the hallway. The resort has everything that other luxury properties in Atlantic City offer, such as numerous celebrity chef-helmed restaurants, several nightclubs, a theater, a pool, and a beautiful spa, but Revel offers a more serene vibe. It lacks the adults-only pools of the Water Club, but otherwise it's just as great for couples.
Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa Rating: 4.0 Pearls
The behemoth Borgata Hotel and Casino on the outskirts of Atlantic City is a hub of entertainment, and is arguably the city's premier destination. Next door to The Water Club, the Borgata also features a large spa and top-notch, romantic dining options like Bobby Flay Steak and Wolfgang Puck American Grille. The rooms are pretty sexy too (especially the suites) with marble bathrooms and peek-a-boo showers.
Caesars Atlantic City Rating: 4.0 Pearls
Caesars is one of the oldest properties in Atlantic City, but extensive renovations have kept it feeling like one of the newest. It's situated along the boardwalk, steps from the beach and luxury shopping, and has a dramatic lobby with Roman-inspired columns and painted ceilings. Though the overall feel is more up-to-date than boardwalk neighbors, some of the 1,140 rooms still show wear and tear: Stick to the Centurion and Ocean Towers, where rooms have sophisticated decor, flat-screen TVs, iPod docks, and spacious bathrooms. Upscale property amenities include an impressive spa, an adults-only rooftop pool with views, as well as a plush stadium-seat theater for live entertainment. Tack on gourmet restaurants, a clean casino, and decent nightlife options, and what you get is a dependable choice for adults.
Tropicana Casino & Resort Atlantic City Rating: 3.5 Pearls
Though the Tropicana is a megaresort and not as upscale as the others on our list, romantic touches make this hotel couple-friendly. Not only do the (somewhat dated) suites feature large, open jacuzzis, the hotel is home to the upscale Bluemercury Spa, which specializes in couples treatments, and the design of the shopping plaza allows guests to feel like they are in a quaint town, strolling under strung lights along a cobblestone street (the cranked-up air-conditioning may give it away though).