Tropicana Las Vegas Hotel Review 2018

The Tropicana Las Vegas boasts a 50,000 sq ft casino, nearly 1,500 hotel rooms, and 100,000 sq ft of space for exhibitions and conventions. Located at the busiest intersection on the Las Vegas strip, guests of the Tropicana must cross the street using pedestrian bridges rather than at street level. It’s right across the road from both Excalibur and the MGM Grand.

Tropicana was bought by Penn National Gaming in April 2015, after a long history dating back to the 1950s and it underwent a $200 million renovation in recent years. It’s one of the strip’s most famous hotels and will be recognized by many as the filming location for scenes in popular movies like Viva Las Vegas (starring Elvis Presley) and The Godfather.

The Room & Suite Selection

There are several rooms and suites to choose from at Tropicana depending on your budget and preferences, some of which can be found for as low as $60 depending on the season and day. All rooms offer luxury hotel amenities including 300-thread-count sheets, new mattresses, 42” televisions, and stylish décor. Guests can opt for a room in the Paradise Tower to be closest to the casino with the possibility of upgrading to a city room for views of the strip. The Club Tower on the other hand provides easy access to the convention spaces and business services.

Club Deluxe Room – Measuring up to 375 sq ft, the Club Deluxe Rooms with two queen size beds offer a view of the resort’s pool and gardens. The furnishings are South Beach style, giving you a relaxing Miami vibe from the heart of Vegas. Club Deluxe Rooms are also available with king size beds.

Paradise Deluxe Room – These affordable hotel rooms give you everything you need for a stay in Las Vegas. Measuring up to 450 sq ft, you can choose from a king-size bed or two queens. The deluxe rooms offer plenty of added extras and are decorated with Miami’s South Beach in mind.

Deluxe City View Room – Enjoy a view of the bright lights of the Las Vegas strip directly from the comfort of your hotel room if you stay in a Deluxe City View Room at Tropicana. With warm sunset colors, this room gives you plenty of space to relax and move about (up to 450 sq ft). Choose from a king-size bed or two queen beds.

Club Deluxe Plus Room – Get a view of the Tropicana Beach Club, pool and plush gardens when you choose at Club Deluxe Plus Room. Measuring up to 375 sq ft, the views in this room will help you relax and unwind. There’s also an oversized work station for business travellers.

Bungalow Deluxe Room – Styled like a Miami beach house, these comfortable Bungalows at the Tropicana are designed to be a home away from home for guests. With a king-size bed and about 380 sq ft of space, the best feature of these rooms hands down is that fact that they have a private balcony. It’s very rare to have a private balcony in a Vegas hotel.

Paradise Suite – The Paradise Suites at Tropicana feel like residential-style quarters. With custom furniture and Miami-style décor, guests enjoy about 900 sq ft of breathing space, including a full bathroom, king-size bedroom and separate living area. What’s great about the Paradise Suites is that they are all situated on the corners of the hotel, meaning the views are impressive.

Club Suite – With two rooms including a spacious separate bedroom, the Club Suite is a common choice for both business and leisure travelers. Measuring about 820 sq ft, these suites are located in the Club Tower which gives easy access to the conference center and business services.

Club Spa Suite – With a two-room floor plan and warm Miami colorings, this luxurious suite offers a comfortable lounge area with a wet bar and granite countertops. There is a private king-size bedroom and full bathroom with his-and-hers vanities. Guests also benefit from a steam room and sauna, as well as an over-sized whirlpool tub.

Penthouse Loft – The Penthouse Lofts are apartment style suites covering two floors (with elevator access on both floors if you don’t want to walk up the stairs!). The private king-size bedroom is plush with an adjoining full bathroom. The suites measure up to 1,738 sq ft, making this one of the largest choices at Tropicana.

Sky Villa 1 Bedroom – With rates starting at $950 per night on weekdays (and about $1,500 on weekends), Sky Villa 1 at Tropicana Las Vegas is all luxury. With one master bedroom, a full bathroom finished with marble, a half bathroom and a separate living and entertainment area, the total floor space measures up to 1,350 sq ft.

Sky Villa 2 Bedroom – Found on the 20th floor of the Tropicana resort, the two-bedroom Sky Villas measure up to 2,700 sq ft. Modern and glamourous, these villas have floor to ceiling windows for the best possible views, a huge living area designed for entertaining and partying, luxury marble bathrooms for each bedroom, and walk-in closets.

Villa 1 – Starting at $550 per night on weeknights, Villa 1 at Tropicana is referred to as a bungalow mega suite. It includes a private balcony, private lawn and separate dining and living areas. There’s two bedrooms (each with ensuite bathrooms), a half bath for guests, a gym/massage room and more.

Pool Villa – Starting at $550 per night, the Pool Villas are two-bedroom units that have only recently become available to the public. Previously they were reserved for VIPs only. Measuring up to 1,100 sq ft (including a huge private balcony and lawn), the Pool Villas include an outdoor whirlpool spa with 44 jets and extensive lighting.

The Restaurant Options

Bacio Italian Cuisine – Option from 5pm to 10.30pm daily, Bacio Italian Cuisine is an award-winning restaurant situated at Tropicana. It has tasteful Italian décor, a romantic feel and authentic Italian dishes. Casual dress is acceptable.

Biscayne – This steakhouse and seafood restaurant offers real South Beach flair. It is open from 5pm to 10pm daily, apart from Friday and Saturday nights when it stays open until 11pm. Dressy attire is expected.

Beach Café – Dine indoors or outdoors at the Tropicana’s Beach Café 24 hours per day. Found next to the hotel’s pool, guests will get to enjoy their contemporary American meal and views of the Las Vegas strip at the same time. There is also an option for a buffet meal at the Beach Café.

South Beach Food Court – Offering many quick and easy food choices, the South Beach Food Court is always popular with Tropicana guests. A few options include burgers, Teriyaki bowls and pizza. It is open until 9pm from Sunday through Thursday, and until 11pm on Fridays and Saturdays.

Starbucks – Starbucks at Tropicana is open 24 hours a day, so you can grab a coffee and snack to keep you going.

Drinking and Gambling

Tropicana Lounge – Open 24 hours a day outside the Tropicana Theater, this bar offers just about any drink imaginable including beer, wine and cocktails. There’s often live music entertainment and guests can also opt for VIP bottle service if they wish.

Lucky’s Sports Bar – For a quick drink and to watch some of your favorite sports on the big screen, Lucky’s Sports Bar can be found next to the sports and race book at Tropicana. It’s only open on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays from 5pm to 1am.

Coconut Grove Bar – Open seasonably alongside the Tropicana pool, this is a popular spot to enjoy a cocktail alongside views of waterfalls, palm trees and lush vegetation.

Casino – Open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, the casino at Tropicana is one of the best in Las Vegas. There are over 800 slot machines, a full selection of table games, and a race and sports book owned by Cantor Gaming®.

For high rollers who seek privacy, there’s the Tropicana High Limit area with high limit slot and table games. Blackjack and Midi Baccarat are always on offer in the High Limit area, or you can request your favorite games and they are usually available too.

No matter your playing style, it’s recommended to sign up to the Trop Plus Players Club. This rewards program is free to join, offering casino rewards like free play on slots, comps, free upgrades, free hotel stays and more. There’s also a special offer where you can get a $200 reimbursement at the start (conditions apply).

Other Amenities & Things To Do

Tropicana Beach Club – The Tropicana Beach Club and award-winning pool and gardens are available to all guests. With waterfalls, palm trees and lush vegetation, the Tropicana Beach Club is a popular spot for relaxation and fun.

Shows – There’s always some kind of entertainment happening at Tropicana. Regular shows include The New ILLUSIONS starring Jan Rouven, a master illusionist, and Raiding the Rock Vault, a performance by musicians who lived through the rock ’n’ roll era. There’s also the Laugh Factory Las Vegas, where comedians perform every week.

Fitness Center – The Tropicana Fitness Center is open from 5am until 8pm daily and is free for hotel guests. It includes a full range of fitness amenities including weights and cardio equipment.

Glow Spa – This 10,000 sq ft sanctuary includes private treatment rooms, a steam room, a couples wet villa and couples wet suite (featuring an oversized bath and couples shower), and more than 50 treatments to choose from. There’s also a salon open daily for haircuts and styles, manicures and pedicures and more. The spa and salon are both open from 8am to 7pm daily.

For any questions or inquiries, you can reach The Trop at 1-702-739-2222.

Pros

  • Good location close to the main drag of the Las Vegas strip
  • Room rates are very affordable with newly remodelled rooms
  • Great promotions through their players club for good discounts

Cons

  • Some of the older rooms are somewhat rundown and need renos
  • While close to the strip, it’s somewhat out of the way from the main area
  • Could use some better nightlife options to liven things up a bit