$109 Avg/night
Rate based on Check-in: Aug 5, 2014 Check-out: Aug 6, 2014

The Annex at The Chelsea

3 stars
105 South Chelsea Avenue, Atlantic City, NJ 08401
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
2.8
out of 5
91 reviews
hotel survey

Room and customer service was awesome..food was great drinks were perfect dinner was fanstatic See full review

  • Liah3
  • Jul 19, 2014
My stay at the Chelsea Annex Hotel

Overall I had a relaxing stay at the.hotel. Staff was friendly and did their best to make sure my... See full review

  • Danger J
  • Aug 31, 2013
Budget motel with a pass to high-class amenities

The Annex is the result of four-star hotel The Chelsea taking a Howard Johnson hotel under its wing. Though the luxurious touches of The Chelsea Tower rooms do not extend to its Annex, described by the property as "retro-motel style accommodations," the price point is markedly lower than the main hotel. And guests can partake of the same glamorous lounges, pools, restaurants, beach club and beach service as guests of its more elegant Atlantic City sister next door.

Highlights
  • Outdoor heated saltwater pool and weekday access to seasonal rooftop pool
  • Two restaurants and several nightlife venues
  • Boardwalk access to quickly reach restaurants, casinos and shopping
  • Spa offers massage and body treatments
  • Complimentary 24-hour fitness center
Rooms

Cost-conscious rooms deliver TVs with On-Demand service and iPod docking stations at the bedside. Bathrooms at the Annex at The Chelsea stay true to the retro vibe with original tile and vintage fixtures. Most rooms have balconies overlooking the saltwater pool. Designed as the hotel's social wing, connecting rooms and suites at The Annex offer group-friendly configurations. Order door-to-door food delivery from Teplitzky's, the classic diner downstairs.

Features

Early birds at this surprising Atlantic City motel can rent a private cabana on the beach (available first-come, first serve). Beach service, also first-come first serve, includes towels, lounge chairs and sun umbrellas with private set-up. Weekday guests should check out The Cabana Club at The Annex Chelsea, a seasonal outdoor pool with bar, cabanas and an after-dark social scene. Or, venture out and reach the bustling, Old Havana-themed shops and restaurants of Atlantic City's The Quarter at Tropicana in minutes on foot. Valet parking is available (fees apply).

Transportation
  • Atlantic City International Airport  (12 mi/ 19 km))
  • Philadelphia International Airport (66 mi/ 106 km)
Attractions
  • Beach and Boardwalk (across the street)
  • Quarter at the Tropicana (0.2 mi/ 0.3 km)
  • Pier Shops at Caesars (0.9 km / 0.6 mi)
  • Atlantic City Outlets (1 mi / 1.6 km)
  • Atlantic City Convention Center (1.3 mi / 2.1 mi)
  • Ripley's Believe It or Not (1.4 mi / 2.3 km)
  • Central Pier Arcade (1.4 mi / 2.3 km)
  • Steel Pier Amusements (1.7 mi/ 2.7 km)
  • Absecon Lighthouse (2.1 mi/ 3.4 km)
  • Atlantic City Historical Museum and Art Center (2.2 mi / 3.5 km)
Business
  • Business center with Internet workstations and printing services (fees apply)
  • Reserve The Crystal Room, a 4,400-square-foot indoor banquet room with shining, tiered crystal chandeliers
  • Meeting rooms and outdoor pool and cabana area available for private events
Policies and Fees
  • Parking fee is $15 USD plus tax.
  • Guests should be 21 years or older to check in.

This is not a comprehensive list of fees. Any amounts listed above may not include taxes and are subject to change.

The Annex at The Chelsea Rooms

Annex Avenue King
This room has a king bed and features views of the city from the comfort of a balcony. Signature bedding, cotton linens, and blackout drapes/curtains invite a good night's sleep. The private bathroom has a shower/tub combination, as well as designer toiletries and a hair dryer. Complimentary wireless Internet access keeps you connected, and premium TV channels with free movies are offered for your entertainment. Climate control, a desk, and daily housekeeping are among the included amenities. This room is Non-Smoking.
Annex Downtown
This room has 2 queen beds and features views of the city from the comfort of a balcony. Signature bedding, cotton linens, and blackout drapes/curtains invite a good night's sleep. The private bathroom has a shower/tub combination, as well as designer toiletries and a hair dryer. Complimentary wireless Internet access keeps you connected, and premium TV channels with free movies are offered for your entertainment. Climate control, a desk, and daily housekeeping are among the included amenities.

Amenities

  • Outdoor pool
  • No smoking rooms/facilities
General
No smoking rooms/facilities
Concierge
Activities
Outdoor pool
Fitness center or spa
Spa
Night club
Solarium
Dining
Restaurant
Room service
Parking
Parking

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Hotel Map

39.3517 -74.4476
Area served
Atlantic City
Nearby airports
Philadelphia International Airport - 65 miles.
Area description
Atlantic City

Nearby points of interest

  • Atlantic City Boardwalk: 0.1 mi
  • IMAX Theater at Tropicana: 0.2 mi
  • Boardwalk Hall: 0.5 mi
  • Legends in Concert: 0.9 mi
  • Borgata Casino: 1.9 mi
  • Absecon Lighthouse: 2.1 mi

Dining

Cabana Club
Poolside open-air nightclub, featuring live DJs, landscaping, and an island bar shaded by a 25-foot umbrella. Cabanas include plasma TVs and minibars. Serving wine, champagne, and cocktails.
Teplitzky's
Diner-style venue with a cocktail lounge and coffee shop with original redwood walls, terrazzo floors, and cantilevered stools.
C5
Nightclub, with a classic cocktail lounge look. Nightly DJs. Menu features house cocktails and bottle service.
Dining on the 5th
LIVE IT UP THIS SUMMER as the Chelsea reopens its 5th Floor, an upscale dining and high energy lounge experience that features creative continental cuisine, signature cocktails and the sounds of the hottest DJs. Take it all in on the comfortable lounge seating, private cabanas and cozy bottle service platforms. For a more intimate conversation, visit the famed, snake skin Oval Bar for that private "VIP club within a club" feeling. Open on Friday and Saturdays 5pm - 10pm

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
1600
Check-out:
1100

Terms and conditions

Rates quoted in currencies other than the hotel's base currency are subject to the rate of the international exchange. Rate may change throughout stay. Rate may reflect average nightly rate. Extra charges may apply. Incidental charges, such as room service, are not included in the rate.

The amenities and/or facilities may not be located at the hotel, but within a reasonable distance, and additional charges may apply for use.

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Guest Reviews (91)

Ratings and reviews for The Annex at The Chelsea

Overall score

2.8 / 5
5.01.0
91 out of 91
Amenities:
2.8
Room cleanliness:
2.9
Hotel staff:
3.4
Room comfort:
2.9
Location:
3.7
Value:
3.1

52% would recommend to a friend.

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Review of The Annex at The Chelsea

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
Boston, Ma.
Apr 28, 2010

Great value for the money and a terrific

The staff were very helpful and knowledgeable and the room was large and well appointed.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
4
Value:
5
Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Have dinner at The Palm next door in the Tropicana.

Review of The Annex at The Chelsea

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
RejectReef
Philadelphia
Jan 13, 2014

Good weekend getaway

It was a very nice hotel with a super helpful staff , everything went very smooth. The room was clean and the location was convenient for the type of night me and my friends were planning,being that it was next to the tropicana & around the corner from a liquor store. Enjoyed my time there and will stay there in the future

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
4
Review of The Annex at The Chelsea

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
sher007
Lancaster,PA
Apr 12, 2010

Great location and decor!

Went to AC for girls weekend and got 2 rooms. Front staff was able to get us adjoining rooms. They offer free valet parking and it's $10 to park which you pay at checkout. Rooms were nice but could have used more mirrors-we were all squished in front of the bathroom mirror trying to get ready. Shower looked out-dated. If you need a cab they are always out front so you dont need to call for one. They put a $125/per room hold on your creditcard for incidentals-if you use a debitcard it holds the $$ for 2wks so I suggest using a creditcard. We went to Harrah's Pool After Dark Club which was a blast! It was a short taxi ride away. Overall Great hotel for the price and location!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
5
Entertainment tip: Short walk from hotel

Hotel is right on boardwalk next to Tropicanna Casino.

Review of The Annex at The Chelsea

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
Newark, NJ
Feb 22, 2011

the Chelsea hotel

We were there meeting up with family that came down from Boston and also stay at the same hotel. Though their experience was not good at the hotel (reservations lost, horrible room, lack of information ), ours was enjoyable. We had an amazing room and service. They shouldn't have the snacks out in display because it is a tease.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
5
Location:
4
Value:
4
Review of The Annex at The Chelsea

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
Newark, NJ
Feb 22, 2011

the Chelsea hotel

We were there meeting up with family that came down from Boston and also stay at the same hotel. Though their experience was not good at the hotel (reservations lost, horrible room, lack of information ), ours was enjoyable. We had an amazing room and service. They shouldn't have the snacks out in display because it is a tease.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
5
Location:
4
Value:
4
Review of The Annex at The Chelsea

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Anonymous
Philadelphia
Jul 11, 2011

Great Getaway

This was a quaint little hotel with a European feel. Adaquate accomodations throughout. We took an upgrade with a balcony view of Pacific Ave. This hotel was quiet and very conveniently located right off the boardwalk. The hallways were dimly lit,probably to mask the debris all over the floors, however the room was clean. Overall,a decent place to stay at an affordable price.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
3
Money-saving tip: Short walk from hotel

Take advantage of Free umbrella and lounge chairs as part of The Chelsea Beach service.

Review of The Annex at The Chelsea

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Long Island Kelli
Long Island
Mar 25, 2013

Not Bad Overall

The hotel overall was not too bad. The only pool we could swim in without paying for spa access was an outdoor pool which was annoying. However unlike our friends who stayed at Harrahs we enjoyed being on the boardwalk. We wouldn't stay here again because I think it would be worth it to pay a little more to be at a casino or at least a place with an indoor pool.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
3
Location:
4
Value:
2
Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Maria's Luncheonette on Atlantic Ave is a short walk away and has good breakfast food

Review of The Annex at The Chelsea

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
rlcesq
Easton, pa
Jan 27, 2014

Chelsea in AC

Overall the experience was good. We had to stay on a Friday and Saturday night so that drove the price of the room up but I did get a good deal.. It is one of the last hotel south on the boardwalk so it is a good walk to the heart of the entertainment area except it is next to the one major casino that is very nice.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
3
Money-saving tip: Long walk from hotel

use affordable public transportation as other valet locations will charge high fee just to leave car at another casino for a few hours.

Review of The Annex at The Chelsea

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Anonymous
Howell, NJ
Oct 19, 2009

The Chelsea Annex is a great deal

The Chelsea Annex is not as nice as the regular Chelsea, but it's a great deal. The rooms are older and the view is bad, but who cares when you are in AC. The room was very clean (which is the most important thing to me) and had that swanky vibe that the Chelsea has. They didn't renovate the rooms completely, but there is new carpet, paint, and accessories which cleans it up and makes it cool.The ice machine is almost impossible to find, so bring your own bag. I would definitely recommend staying at the Annex if you are on a budget. One negative point is that they charge a $125 to your credit card when you check in for damages which will come off your card when you check out, BUT if you use a debit card, it can take up to 2 weeks to get back into your account. They didn't tell me not to use a debit card which was not cool.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
5
Money-saving tip: Short walk from hotel

The Chelsea charges a $10-$15 parking fee. If you park in the Tropicana and get a gambling card (which is free), you only pay $5 to park and walk across the street.

Review of The Annex at The Chelsea

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Anonymous
Pittsburgh, PA
Nov 28, 2010

Same ol, same ol!

Had that old school feel to it until you reach your room. Rooms need upgraded desperately!! Elevator is old, smelly and needs new decor. Perfect location though!!!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
3
Entertainment tip: Short walk from hotel

Hit C5 had a blast!!!

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