Let me start this off by saying that I looked over every last possible review of Tropicana before booking. I contacted Nicole Marshall as you will notice many people say. She was absolutely awesome. Did it take her a minute to get back with us? Of course. But imagine how many emails she must get a day from ppl wanting some sort of deal, "hook up" or assistance with something for their upcoming trip.
Anyway, from the moment we arrived at Tropicana, we were greeted with warmth, friendliness and a smile. Our room was absolutely SPECTACULAR. It was a Penthouse Loft and it was just amazing. What I loved most about the room was the small dining table on th lower level. A lot of suites make the mistake of having some huge dining table that takes up most of the room as if you will have a huge sit-down dinner in your hotel. However, I did end up having a dinner in once and from our windows were able to look out onto the strip while enjoying our meal.
The jacuzzi upstairs in the bathroom was ridiculous. It was so deep that a "little person" standing in it would drown if the water was filled. Again, there was an awesome view of the strip from the tub.
As for the rest of the hotel, I would have been content to just stay there at night. The casino isn't too large and unlike my voyages into other casinos and hotels, I didn't get lost when trying to leave.
The band playing in the Ahmbar Lounge was SPECTACULAR. After a night out, I'd often headed back to the lounge only to wish I'd have stayed there in the first place. They played modern songs and encouraged audience participation. The bartenders were AWESOME and the Berry Beach drink had me tipsy before I was finished with the first.
I got a cabana during my stay and it was totally worth it. The cabanas are GORGEOUS. All white with a few red and island accents. Many hotels make you pay a large amount of money for a cabana and then on top of that, you buy your drinks and food. Tropicana charged us an amount and it included that set amount's worth of drinks. Completely worth it.
I am from Texas. I am used to seasonings, flavor and tad bit of spice in my food. After visiting several Vegas restaurants, I was left disappointed in Vegas food. I'd wished I'd packed some Tony Cachere's seasoning in my purse. I'd given up and accepted the fact that in other areas, people just don't cook the way I'm used to. Then I went to Bacio inside the hotel. Our waiter was absolutely delightful and our meals (Chicken Parmesan and Filet with Lobster Hash) were the best food we had in Vegas...seriously. I still dream of the lobster hash some nights. HA! It made me wish I had taken the time to visit Biscayne while there. I did, however, have some of the Spicy Havana Nights sushi rolls while at the pool and those were pretty good as well.
The only issue I ran into was WiFi. It was spotty and sometimes worked and other times did not. Not a huge deal as I wasn't planning on working while there, but when trying to use my Nook to purchase a book to read while relaxing, I ran into some issues. Of course, this was a level 1 problem on a scale of 1 - 10 in my book.
I've seen complaints of the section of the Strip. To each his own, I suppose. We ended up walkign down to Venetian once or twice but really, we would have been content to just stay on our end. I love NY,NY's rollercoaster. There is a small food court between MGM and Tropicana. We went to Excalibur for ice cream one night after clubbing and walked to MGM for KA on our last night. For me, everything I really needed was in that area of the Strip unless I wanted to venture out to sightsee the rest of the Strip. However, this was trip number 4 for me and I've seen the rest of the Strip.
For those who say the walk to the other tower was bad, I disagree. While my room was in the main tower, I'd gone exploring the hotel once and the walk wasn't that bad. Was it a minute or two? Yes. But hardly the hiking trip many ppl have made it seem.
In conclusion, I would readily stay at The Tropicana again. It wasn't too large, the staff was awesome and while I had never seen the hotel previous to my trip - it was beautiful in my opinion. I have stayed at Venetian before as well as Treasure Island and I would, without a doubt, choose Tropicana again. From the lounge, to the staff, to the calm but fun pool to the DYNAMITE Bacio - I was impressed.
- Also Known As:
- Tropicana Las Vegas Hotel
- Tropicana Las Vegas Hotel Las Vegas
- Tropicana Resort Las Vegas
- Tropicana Hotel Las Vegas
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Prepare to be surprised! The Tropicana Las Vegas - a DoubleTree by Hilton redefines the expectations of today’s global travelers with a recently completed $180 million transformation which provides a true resort experience. In addition to a vibrant and exciting motif with a South Beach, Miami rhythm and vibe, the transformation of the hotel, resort and casino includes a fresh redesign of every best-in-class room and suite, the casino, the conference center and exhibition hall, several new restaurants, bars, a new poker room and race and sports book, and the recently debuted Glow®, A Mandara Spa and fitness center. In spring 2012, Tropicana Las Vegas introduced a new comedy club, Laugh Factory Las Vegas with first-class entertainment from performers like Murray the Celebrity Magician and Gallagher. Tropicana Las Vegas is not affiliated with any other property or brand. ... more less
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