I usually book the Hampton Inn Bayside once a year when we travel to Atlantic City for various events. While it is sometimes easier to stay directly in AC, the Hampton Inn Bayside provides an affordable solution should the rates in the in-town hotels be outrageous. Our last stay was in November.
If you've ever stayed at a Hampton Inn in the past, you will know what to expect from this hotel. The rooms are always clean when we go, and the staff is usually polite and helpful. You don't get the room service amentity as you would at most in-town hotels, but there are a handful of places that will deliver to the room.
Behind the hotel is a nice little area with a deck, some sand, and the water.
Be advised, however, that when checking in, you will need to pay for your stay right there. I book all of my Hampton Inn stays through HHonors, and most require a credit card, but do not charge it unless you do not show up, cancel late, etc. I like to pay for my stays at the end of the trip, in cash. So if you're like me when it comes to paying, then be aware that you will need to either have the stay put on your credit card, or you will need to pay cash while you are checking in.
Overall, I recommend this hotel to anyone who will be in Atlantic City for any kind of event (trade show, concert, etc), and who is looking for affordable accommodations. It is only a short drive from the Hampton Inn Bayside to the Convention Center.