In dire need of relaxation, fun and drinks, my girls and I decided to take a quick weekend trip to Atlantic City. We required few, yet essential amenities when choosing our home for the weekend. There had to be a pool, drinks, dancing, and sun. When we came across The Water Club Hotel in Atlantic City we felt our needs would be met.
Already in our bathing suits and relieved to have made it, we checked in and headed to our room. And I have to say it was simply amazing. It was modern and elegant with huge floor to ceiling windows. The beds were made of pure comfort. And the bathroom! The bathroom had a wall size mirror, built-in shelves, and a shower stall large enough for four people (no, we didn’t experiment with this). The shower stall even had a bench to sit on (a great place to shave your legs). It was a blissful and peaceful bathroom, and I want it in my future house.
Time was ticking and we had to catch the sun, so we quickly grabbed some towels, threw on our flip-flops and ran downstairs. The doorman/security guard to the pool scanned our room keycard, checked our wristbands and wished us a good time. Yes, The Water Club requires wrist bands; it’s that fancy. We eagerly went outside but the sun was hiding behind the Borgata Hotel, leaving us with cold wind gusts instead of sizzling heat. But that didn’t stop us. We found three lawn chairs, draped our towels and got comfortable. We each pulled out a book to read and quietly suffered the cold, neither one of us wanting to be the first to complain. But it was just too cold. So me and my girls hit the indoor pool.
This pool was just as stunning as the outdoor pool – but warmer. We hit the sauna and it soothed our shivering muscles. The waitress took our mojito orders. Finally relaxed, we observed fellow guests. Handsome and happy looking couples surrounded us. I would be that that happy too if I was cuddling with my imaginary honey in this sexy hotel. We began sharing fantasies of what it’ll be like to actually get away for a romantic weekend with our fantasy men. And that’s when two men, who were also alone, acknowledged us. They were there for a bachelor party. The five of us shared dating horror stories. They then schooled us on how “simple” men really are.
According to these thirty-something’s, “men want a woman who is a lady in the street, a freak in the bed, and a nurturing mother to cater to their little boy needs.” Figures!
After the lesson, we realized we were starving. We took a ride on the Jitney and had an array of chicken wings and French fries at the 6 Bistro in the Bally’s Hotel. Needing to burn calories even in heels, we walked the entire length of the famous boardwalk to Tropicana’s Cuba Libre, where we danced our asses off till about 2:30am. Being true New Yorkers this was no time to cease the fun. We caught the Jitney, went back to our hotel, walked through the connecting hallway and into B Bar, the Borgata Hotel’s bar. Now this was a fun bar! They played a variety of hip-hop, techno, 80’s music, and random remixes, and we even ran into our sauna buddies and talked and drank the night away.
And I mean the night away. Time does not exist in Atlantic City. There are no windows or clocks to remind guests of limitations and responsibilities. After finally taking a bathroom break we realized how tired we were and that it was almost 7am! We immediately said good night to our sauna buddies and crashed immediately.
The next morning my cell phone sang its song and woke me up. After checkout, we tried for one more dip in the pool but were immediately stopped by the doorman/security guard. Our wristbands were from the day before. Apparently, they have daily colored wristbands for their guests in order to keep wanderers (like us) from entering the pools after checkout. Again, fancy! Still, for $300 a night, they should allow guests to use the facilities for the remainder of the day.
Despite the strict rules, my girls and I truly enjoyed ourselves at the Water Club Hotel in Atlantic. So yes, I would come back to Atlantic City’s Water Club Hotel. Maybe next time I’ll be with my future fantasy man and utilize that shower!