Stayed in the Trop from 05/09/2011 to 05/16/2011, lets hope I manage to put together a useful review.
Pre-Check-In: After booking the hotel via Expedia, I found out on Facebook that Nicole Marshall is one of the nicest guest relation people in the whole city. Wrote her about my trip and asked her if it would be possible to get a fridge for my medication (the trip was a mix of birthday present and reward for being healthy again) and a quiet room. She responded within 24 hours that it wouldn't be a problem and told me that she would place a note on my reservation.
Check-In: Arrived at 2:15am to see that there was no line at all and I could check-in right away.
The way to the front desk, doesn't give you the whole casino tour, as it sits on the left side of the main entrance. That's a big bonus, since you don't have to move your luggage across the whole casino in order to check in.
The women at the check-in gave me a warm feeling, called housekeeping because of the fridge and told me they'd knock within 5 minutes.
Just as I got up to the room, housekeeping already knocked and helped me set up my fridge.
Room: I had a room in the Paradise Tower, which has it's elevators right at the entrance to the right. From the entrance to the elevator it's about a 7-10 step walk, so you get in and out of the hotel fast, if you want to do some shopping/seightseeing/... .
The rooms are big, even compared to other (more expensive) hotels on the strip. I had enough room to move around, set up my computer on the table without feeling like a canned tuna.
It was a pretty quiet room for Vegas standards, which I really loves, since I am still recovering and needed some sleep aswell. Only downside, I got veeeeeery loud neighbors the last 3 nights (weekend), but since I already saw they were very well booked and since I also didn't want to change rooms, I didn't mention it. But it doesn't change my opinion of the hotel ... they couldn't have known.
Also on a plus-side ... I had some friends stay at the Treasure Island and they complained that they didn't have a docking station for their IPod ... Tropicana has a very nice IHome station that also works with IPhones (which is rare, most docking station are IPod only).
Nearly forgot ... there's a huge safe in the room, that handles a 17" Laptop with ease ... I had a big camera, laptop, mobile phone, car keys, and and and in the safe and there was still enough room for another laptop and some more stuff ... safe didn't work when I arrived, but within 5 minutes security was there trying to help me. Sadly they couldn't fix it either, but the next morning a locksmith replaced the lock and it worked like a charm.
Casino: They had the "Even the Odds" promotion still going, which gives you 50% of what you lose (in slot play) back on the same day and 50 additional percent back on your next stay (between 1 and 12 months later). So even if you don't plan to lose, it is pretty nice to have a fallback-option ;)
The casino itself is bright, unlike most other Vegas casinos and while it feels different, it's a very nice feeling to play in a friendly environment.
Pool: They have a great pool that tends to get a little overrun on sunny days, as it's very inviting. The water was a little cold at first, but after some 85-90° days it really heated up and it was great to swim some laps there.
Nikki Beach is opening in May aswell, so they'll add another pool to the mix, where I'm sure people will meet to party and enjoy themselves. Construction looked pretty much done when I was there and I got a sneak peak of what to expect ... it looks very promising and could become a got-to-be-there spot in Vegas, if the management does a good job promoting it.
Housekeeping: Unlike some other people writing reviews here, I had no problems there ... they cleaned every day (except for my second to last day ... but that was because I told them it wouldn't make sense, since I had to leave at 3:00am in the morning) and did a pretty good job.
Overall: I already told people to take a good look at the Tropicana, if they don't mind walking a little to the to the crowded places, to get the most bang for their buck on the Strip.
I'd stay there again in a heartbeat ... would love to check out one of the suites next time.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Tropicana Las Vegas - a DoubleTree by Hilton redefines the expectations of today's global travelers with a casually elegant experience on the Las Vegas Strip and a convenient location just minutes from the airport, major convention centers and top entertainment stadiums. The hotel features all-new rooms, suites and luxury villas that evoke the sentiment of a breezy beach house or penthouse in Miami, a fresh redesign of the 50,000-square-foot casino, several award-winning restaurants; including Robert Irvine's Public House which opened in 2017, Oakville Steakhouse a Napa Inspired Steakhouse, and Bacio Italian Cuisine. Other amenities include an award winning pool surrounded by palm trees, lush landscaping and flowing waterfalls, and Glow(R), a Mandara Spa and fitness center. Top entertainment includes David Goldrake Imaginarium, Rich Little, our Laugh Factory comedy club and live music in the Tropicana Lounge. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
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