Updated January 2nd, 2021
The Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa is New Jersey’s undisputed gambling leader, as the beautiful resort in the Marina District gets roughly 25% of all gaming revenue in Atlantic City.
With 2,000 hotel rooms, a 161,000 square foot casino floor, twelve restaurants, a food court, spa, two concert halls, meeting space and boutique retailers, the Borgata’s numerous amenities helps it to captures a huge chunk of the 24 million plus visitors who go to Atlantic City each year.
The vast majority of those 24 million visitors arrive by car, (Atlantic City International Airport has less than 1.5 million annual flyers) – meaning there is an enormous demand for parking all over AC – but especially at the Borgata.
Parking at Borgata
Fortunately the Borgata does its part to meet this massive parking demand with garage and surface parking spaces for 7,100 vehicles.
The vast majority of the spaces are in the enormous seven-story parking garage on the southwest end of the property.
The garage is clean, well-lit, easy to navigate, and has 5,300 parking spaces. Even the very top of the garage (level six) has some covered parking.
Borgata Atlantic City Parking Fee
The fee below is for self-parking anywhere at the Borgata:
This five dollar fee is a flat rate charged whenever you leave. In other words, it’s not hourly.
It applies to everyone who visits the resort, including those staying at the hotel.
This is paid at one of three booths just after you leave the garage.
You’ll also get what’s called a “Transfer Receipt.” This entitles you to free parking at any other Atlantic City casino self-parking garage but expires at 6 AM daily.
In other words, if you leave the Borgata to go to the Boardwalk and go to, say, the Tropicana Atlantic City Casino Parking garage, you won’t have to pay there.
Also, (and I am not 100% sure on this), however my understanding is that registered hotel guests at the Borgata have in-and-out privileges to the parking garage, but ONLY if you ask for a hotel guest slip. This guest slip is different from the transfer receipt.
Free Parking at the Borgata?
This is free parking here, albeit with conditions.
MGM Resort’s player card program is called M-Life. There are five levels, starting at Sapphire, then, depending on your play, goes up to Pearl, Gold, Platinum and Noir.
Both self-parking and valet parking are free here for those of you who have a M-Life card at the Pearl level or higher. It’s also free for active-duty military and veteran’s who have signed-up for the free MVP card.
(Related: Caesars Atlantic City Parking Fee)
Borgata and The Water Club Parking Map
(Black “P” is the entrance to the self-parking garage. The orange star is the Borgata valet while the brown star is The Water Club valet. The green star is surface parking.)
When first arriving at the resort, the road splits off into two different roads:
Right: Renaissance Way on your right takes you to both the The Water Club valet and Borgata Surface lot parking.
Left: This road, Borgata Way, takes you to Borgata self parking and valet parking.
Once on this road, you’ll have the option of going right to the hotel drop-off and valet parking, or staying left to enter the self-parking garage.
Regardless of whether you are arriving via the Garden State Parkway or the connector road off the Atlantic City Expressway, the signage towards the Borgata is very good.
Borgata Surface Parking Lot
In addition to the covered parking garage, there is a massive surface parking lot, on the northeast part of the resort, in-between the Borgata and Harrah’s AC Parking Garage.
This is used for vans and oversized vehicles. It also acts as overflow parking should the main parking garage get full.
As with self-parking in the garage, the parking fee is $5.
Borgata Casino Hotel Valet Parking & Fee
Good signage points you to the easy-to-find Borgata hotel valet and hotel drop-off area in front of the resort. There are six lanes in front of the valet.
While the cost for valet parking is $10, it’s free to M-Life members at Gold, Platinum or NOIR status, as well as MVP card holders.
Those of you at Pearl card status pay $5 for valet parking at the Borgata.
The Water Club at the Borgata Parking Fee
The 43 story, 800 room Water Club Hotel is attached to the Borgata, but has its own separate valet. It’s on the east side of the hotel, off of Renaissance Way.
The valet parking cost at The Water Club is $10.
As with the Borgata, valet parking at The Water Club is free to M-Life Card holders at the Pearl level or higher.
(Related: Harrah’s Resort AC Parking Cost)
The Water Club does not offer self-parking.
If you wanted, you could park in the Borgata’s self-parking garage, however it would be a long walk through the resort as the garage is on the far opposite end of The Water Club.
* There are electric car charging stations available, but only when using the valet. You are instructed to ask the valet to have your car charged.
This service is available at both the Borgata valet and at The Water Club valet stand.
* The maximum vehicle height for the self-parking garage is nine feet, seven inches.
* Handicapped van parking is available on the first floor of the Borgata self-parking garage.
* In addition to the massive parking garage for customers, there are two additional parking garages for employee parking. Both are located at the north end of the resort. One is an 8 story garage with 1,200 spaces, the other a six-story structure with room for 840 cars.
* According to BLT Architects, (the designer), the Borgata’s parking garage has just over 1.5 million square feet and cost $38 million to build back in 2003.
(By Steve Beauregard. Photo courtesy of the Borgata Hotel and Casino)