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Le Merigot at Tropicana
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   615 Northwest Riverside Drive, Evansville, IN 47708   |  
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Ranked #14 of 35 Hotels in Evansville
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“Convenient & a nice setting”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

We spent a nite here to enjoy the casino & take in the D-Day Re-enactment. Next visit I'd like to be on the 3rd floor so our view wouldn't be marred by the walkway. I agree with the previous review - the bed was wonderful! If I could've packed it in my bag it would have come home with me! The mattress 7 bedding was superb! Housekeeping does a great job of making them picture perfect but still manageable to get in to and enjoy. The continental breakfast offering was good. Altho, since it is served in what is a bar at nite, the seating is a bit awkward for eating. Luckily, the weather was good so we went outside to the patio area.
The hotel is convenient to the casino with a walkway so you don't have to bother crossing the road. Bit odd with going up an elevator, across & down an elevator if one wants to go to other places. Staff was professional & very helpful. We would certainly stay here again.

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  • Stayed June 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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David S, Manager at Le Merigot at Tropicana, responded to this review, July 3, 2014
Thank you for sharing your experience. We really appreciate your time and input. The D-Day Re-enactment was truly a great event for Evansville. I'm glad that we were part of your experience. I enjoy sharing comments like yours with our team. Thank you again for staying review. We hope to welcome you back!
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Lebanon, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

Le Merigot is an awesome hotel! The bed was fantastic. I can no longer sleep in my bed at home it was so comfortable! My husband and I went to a wedding on Saturday night (reception at the conference center---great reception, lovely decor and friendly staff) and decided we would take a nap before going out, set our alarm and then decided we weren't getting up when it went off because we were so comfortable....it was only 11 on a Saturday night. We never go to bed that early on a Saturday night. The room was gorgeous and just what we needed for a weekend away. David and Whitney really took care of us during our stay!

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  • Stayed June 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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David S, Manager at Le Merigot at Tropicana, responded to this review, July 3, 2014
Thank you Heather for taking the time to tell us about your stay. I happy to hear that you and your husband enjoyed yourselves. I enjoy sharing comments like yours with our team. Thank you again for staying with us. Can't wait to welcome you back!
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5 hotel reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

Only had time to stay one night. The staff was efficient and friendly. The rooms featured wonderful bedding and the shower/bathroom was a delight! There is a neat Irish pub and a sports bar adjacent to the hotel. Very good location if you don't want to move the car once you arrive. As for the casino, it is the old "boat" style and was a let down. The bar in the hotel was modern and had a nice design! The complimentary continental breakfast was tasty and well presented. Overall I would stay again and recommend it!

Room Tip: River view is nice!
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  • Stayed June 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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David S, Manager at Le Merigot at Tropicana, responded to this review, July 3, 2014
Thank you for sharing your recent stay with us. We appreciate your feedback. We are fortunate to have RiRa's Irish Pub and Sportsbook near us... and don't forget about Boogie Nights! I have shared your comments with our team. Thank you again. We look forward to welcoming you back!
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2014

The service here is no better than the cookie-cutter Comfort Inns & such. But for accommodations, design, and amenities (e.g. omni-directional shower), this hotel legitimately lays claim to "boutique." And it's a quiet, unfrenetic alternative to its next-door sister Tropicana. An excellent value for the price.

  • Stayed May 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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David S, Manager at Le Merigot at Tropicana, responded to this review, June 10, 2014
Thank you for your recent review. We appreciate the feedback. I have shared your comments with our team to help emphasize the importance of guest service. We want to be the best hotel in town and your review will help us. We hope to welcome you back in the future.
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Indianapolis, Indiana
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2014 via mobile

Overall the hotel was in pretty good shape. The room was nice, clean, with modern amenities. The buffet next door at the Tropicana is pretty lame. Imagine the stuff Golden Corral would throw away being served there. The Ra Ri Irish Pub next the hotel is a much better deal with all beers being reasonably priced. The casino had a nice selection of machines and table games, unfortunately the smell of smoke is pretty over powering. Even for smokers. They could do wonders if they ever changed the air filters. But the biggest negative was that they offered a military rate when I booked the room then I was screwed when I got there and had to pay almost twice what the military rate was. I understand they have to make money, but the bait and switch is a little predatory.

  • Stayed March 2014
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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David S, Manager at Le Merigot at Tropicana, responded to this review, March 20, 2014
Thank you for sharing your comments about your recent stay with us. I have forwarded your comments concerning Temptations Buffet to our Director of Food & Beverage. Please know that if we offered you a military discount, we will stand by it. I'm not sure what happened, but would like to know more so that we can make the necessary adjustments and prevent your experience from happening to other guests. Please know that respect all our guests and want to do right by them. Please contact the hotel and ask to speak with me.
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Sittard, The Netherlands
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21 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2014

I stayed four nights in Le Merigot during a business trip. Rooms are really nice, with good beds and a nice bathroom which had a very nice shower. It had a rain shower as well as different showerheads along the wall. Nice. No bath. TV is a bit small.
The bar area is nice, modern design, with an impressive wall with all sorts of liquors.
Breakfast gave a mixed feeling. Lots of fresh fruit, yoghurt and cereals, which I personally love. However, no cooked breakfast for those who love their eggs, bacon and beans. You have to eat your breakfast either from the bar, or from quite low comfortable chairs and tables, which are not ideal to eat from.
You can walk indoors to the casino, and to an area which has several restaurants. This is nice if you want to enjoy a drink with your meal, so you can walk back to your room, and don't have to worry about driving.
Overall a good hotel, but what you get is in line with what you expect considering the price per night. There is nothing really special which you will remember. Nevertheless, I would not hesitate to come back.

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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David S, Manager at Le Merigot at Tropicana, responded to this review, February 25, 2014
Thank you for sharing your recent experience with us. We appreciate your comments. I will be sharing you review with our team as a learning tool as we strive to be the best hotel in Tri-state. We hope to welcome you back on your next trip to Evansville.
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Williamsport, Indiana
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2014

Me stayed at this hotel because my wife's Grandmother had fallen ill, and I was looking for a way above average place for her to relax. There is alot of good and a little bit bad about this hotel. I am going to start with the bad and work to the good.

The Bad... We arrived around 7:30pm ish and there was a very nice young lady at the desk. Unfortunately she had to call someone to get permission to give us the standard casino holder rate??? It makes people wonder whats going on when staff have to call and ask permission to do common tasks.

Our room while clean had not been updated in quite a while. For instance, at some point a rock band must have stayed in the room, there were black marks all over the walls from what I can only assume was luggage being thrown. We had to use 3 towels (I will get to the towels in a minute) to soak up the water leaking from the shower and running into the other area's. The shower door seal was far to old and weak to hold the water in. Something that I am sure every room service person must have noticed as they cleaned up the mess.

The handsome desk in our room had RUST on it. Now I am sure that hotel would call it "PATINA" but anyway you slice it, it's rust!

The towels look white and fluffy right until you try to dry off! I have washed clothes in a filthy stream over a rock in a third would country that came out softer than the towels and sheets in our room. The hotel needs to get some soft water and add some fabric softener to every load.

Breakfast, if you are a bunny who only wants cold cereal and berries I am sure you think breakfast is wonderful. There was some kind of scrambled egg looking thing cut into squares that both my wife and I could not each. Crunchy eggs are always wrong!

Lastly, no microwave or refrigerator... This is supposed to be a up scale hotel all about luxury and there is no microwave or fridge??? It is 2014 right, even 49 dollar a night have these things...


Im not sure if this is good or bad, but you have to follow a maze to get from the hotel to the casino, and another maze from the casino to the FOOD! Again the maze is not all bad just not what we were expecting.

THE GOOD!!!!!

The hotel staff are wonderful. We met several of them in the short time we were there and we greeted warmly each time. The staff did everything and more that we asked. The night time VALET guy even asked if we wanted him to find our car in the parking building and bring it over to the hotel. Everyone in the hotel did a great job.

I know considering all the bad I wrote about this is going to seem strange but we really enjoyed and relaxed in our room. Yes the room had ALOT of quirks, but the chair sitting in front of the huge window hugging my wife made up for alot of them.

The bed was clean and after we beat some softness into the sheets was very comfortable. Huge HUGE really BIG pillows were great! The heating controls made the room comfortable in a matter of minutes, we turned it up when we took showers and almost got too hot. Our dresser had a hidden treasure inside that after giggling about we re wrapped and put back inside.

The room is spacious and well laid out. A closet with lights holds the white robe (you cant keep it) and the slippers (you can keep them) but only for one person. Seems like there should be 2 of each for couples.

The bath room has a small tv, coffee, a nice place for her to put on her makeup. The toilet is stashed away behind one of the glass doors and the other door leads to...... THE SHOWER

The shower in our room was used over, and over and over again! Warm rain falling on your head while little jets of hot water massage your back and butt is something you have to experience .... I simply dont have the words ....

At a stressful time such as my wife faced this hotel was perfect and a blast to be in and explore. No, its not brand new and I doubt by todays standards it is the best. That said, there are several places you can just sit, drink a cup of coffee (there was coffee everywhere we seemed to look), talk, watch the people on the cold side of the glass, then talk some more.

Everyone we met and talked to also liked this hotel, all seemed to have the same quirky stories about the rooms but all in all everyone said they wanted to stay again.

I hope this helps someone else.

Jim

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  • Stayed February 2014, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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David S, Manager at Le Merigot at Tropicana, responded to this review, February 25, 2014
Thank you for taking the time to share your comments about your recent stay. Hopefully, your wife's grandmother is doing better. I have shared your comments with our team as an example of how important they are in a guest's experience. We would love to welcome you back and hopefully, this time you would be able to see the Icemen play. Please feel free to call on me if I can be of assistance. Sincerely, David S. Hotel Manager.
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Additional Information about Le Merigot at Tropicana

Address: 615 Northwest Riverside Drive, Evansville, IN 47708
Location: United States > Indiana > Evansville
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Casino and Gambling Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( Wi-Fi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
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Ranked #14 of 35 Hotels in Evansville
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Le Merigot at Tropicana 4*
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