Revel: The AtlanticCityTripping Review 2012

Test Driving The New Kid On The Boardwalk

Posted by Chuckmonster

The Living room featured two neato chairs, both of which rotated on axis so you can get an easy view of the ocean without having to move the furniture around. I think the Brady Bunch had a couch with the same pattern on it (in Mr. Brady's office.)

Revel Ac Review Chairs

A well appointed, and elegantly simple desk sat against the opposite wall. A Samsung flat screen TV and three small framed works of art - portions of books folded in Etsy-ish array - hung on the wall above.

Revel Ac Review Desk

A set of barware suitable for wine and highballs was also provided. At last, an ice bucket that can do double duty as a champagne or booze chiller. Amen!

Revel Ac Review Barware

Should you wish to take any of the stuff in the room home with you, this is what they'll charge you on the way out the door.

Revel Ac Review Pricelist

The minibar featured an aggressive array of booze. Mini bottles of Bacardi Rum, a four pack of Belvedere vodka, 2x Patron silver, 2x Chivas Regal 12, 2x Jack Daniels, 1x Hennessey, Moet champagne, a Chardonnay, Cabernet and Pink Champale. Soft drinks included Voss water, Red Bull, Cranberry Juice, Seagrams Ginger Ale, Sprite, Coke and Diet Coke. Revel is a coca cola property.

Revel Ac Review Minibar


Terrific. Review Mr. Monster! Looking forward to part two. I loved Cosmopolitan, but the more sterile, softer, 'museum' look of Revel is beautiful. The 'quilted' backsplash in the bathroom and the chess board against the artwork is really beautiful. I love little design details that are so imbedded the average person doesn't realize the effect it has on their psyche. (Was that too over the top?)
PS - I must have the artwork in the bathroom! And yes, I cannot believe I said that statement about hotel artwork.

My one concern or thought is that lobby - lounge area doesn't have a bar. Ie Vesper.

That's one of the best hotels I've ever seen. If that was in Vegas, with a few minor additions and changes, it would pose some serious competition to everyone.

I have questions.... but, I have the extra benefit of being able to ask you live and in person... So they'll keep until Thursday. Viva Vegas Gang.

Well, AC has been on my list for a while. Looks like it's a little closer now.

can't speak to the hotel, but i had a nice run at the blackjack table while waiting for my reservation at Amada on 7/3. the line to get a player's card was a mile long, so i got it at the table, which was nice.

also, Amada was, hands down, one of the best meals i've ever had in my life. the wife and i did the chef's tasting menu with wine paring, and $200 and nearly 3 hours later, i was in a well-fed drunken bliss.

Thanks Chuck, I have been very curious as to Revel's appointments.
As one who is not a Cosmo fan, while appreciating some of its design features, It appears that I would encounter more of the same at Revel. Specifically the lack of a casino centered resort. As a 60 (40 years of blackjack) player I am certainly not in their demo. I can only wonder how such cost / sq. ft will pencil out with gaming being what, at least on your initial lobby-room review, a secondary consideration. Perhaps your next review will enlighten me.
Very well done. As usual.

Thanks for taking the time to put this together. I am looking forward to hearing your thoughts on the casino. The smoke-free aspect alone has me thinking about making an AC trip.

Nice! Apart from the Vegas reviews.Great photography. It felt surreal like I was reviewing a luxury hotel in a dream.
That poached egg was real! Off to the kitchen. 3-4 shakes of pepper.

Looks great. Looks so good, in fact, that I priced it out for two midweek nights in Sept. that I've already reserved at Harrah's Resort. Sadly, the sticker shock brought me back to reality.

Nonetheless, I wish them well. Their work is cut out for them, but you would think that AC could support at least one ultra-lux resort.

BTW, is it REV-el or Re-VEL?

You will notice the lack of beer in the minibar, which was Chuck's planned last resort to grab a cold one that evening. Alas, he went to bed thirsty.

By the way, I believe it is 'Rev-el'.

I think you nailed it on the podcast. Lots of style, but no personality (yet)