The 2 of us took a day off to lay low in Atlantic City. After chasing down deals online I found a double queen room on the boardwalk with an on-site casino for $18 (Tues & Wed only). I confirmed the price directly with the hotel and asked about additional fees. The room tax was high, but again, it was only on the original $18. Parking was reduced from $20 to $10 to self park.
We arrived early and the lobby was deserted. We asked for a room on a high floor please, and one that faced the water, while expecting a room on the ground floor facing the dumpsters. What we got was a room on floor 19, which turned out to be a popular floor for that day. The view from the window actually was the boardwalk and ocean. You had to lean a bit to see past the adjacent buildings, but we did have a room with a view. When we sat at the table by the window dozens of pigeons would come to by hoping for a snack. It was quite a sight! At night the room was quiet, but that may not be the case on a weekend when the shows are scheduled and occupancy is likely much higher.
The room was large and clean as was the bathroom. The decor was very dated and in many places the wallpaper and window and bathroom caulk were peeling down with decades of help from gravity. Linens were clean, white down (maybe) comforters seemed new. Food is not allowed in the room according to many signs, yet there was a built-in refrigerator. There are many signs forbidding alcohol in the rooms as well. I have not ever seen this before.
On the casino floor The Tropicana has hundreds of slot machines, several roulette, 21, etc. For a Tuesday night it was busier than expected. Security is everywhere as are casino "helpers". Strangely, the dealers are neither helpful or friendly so gambling was unpleasant and we left (up) after an hour or so. (Management should make note of this.)
Below ground is a faux cobblestone Cuban themed mall with stores, restaurants, and unusual ceilings painted to look like the sky. We ate at PF Changs just missing the happy hour menu. The food and service were good.
Overall, a very inexpensive night in a clean room with a view and no need to drive to dine, see the ocean, or gamble. I highly recommend the Tropicana Hotel in Atlantic City in the dead of winter for a quick get-away.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Tropicana Atlantic City is a 24-hour gaming destination located on the beach and Boardwalk. Featuring 2,047 rooms and suites and home of The Quarter, a 200,000 square foot entertainment complex, Tropicana is the premier resort in Atlantic City. With 24 restaurants, 25 shops, 18 bars and lounges, 2 pools, an IMAX Theatre and a spa, Tropicana is consistently rated as a "Must-See Attraction" in Atlantic City. In spring 2015 & 2016 Tropicana underwent a $90 million renovation, which includes its spectacular Multimedia Light and Sound Show, the addition of AtlantiCare LifeCenter Fitness and renovations to its North Tower hotel rooms, Havana Tower rooms and casino floor. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Tropicana Hotel Atlantic City
- Resort Atlantic City
- Tropicana Resort Atlantic City
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