Tropicana Las Vegas – a DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel
What We Love
- Convenient location at the southern end of the Strip
- Spacious guestrooms with a South Beach feel
- Sprawling four-acre tropical pool complex
- Fun, young vibe for couples or a bachelor(ette) entourage
What To Know
- The hotel’s pool complex is seasonal—it closes for winter and reopens in March—though a hot tub is still available for guests
- A resort fee per night will be collected at the property upon check-in
- Free WiFi
- Handicap Accessible
- Parking On Site
Don’t call it a comeback. Tropicana Las Vegas has shed its vintage Vegas aura with a $180-million transformation and it isn’t looking back. The born-again Trop ups the ante with a sexy South Beach style, airy plantation-style rooms, a stunning spa, a smokin’-hot pool complex and the same killer Strip location it rocked back in 1957.
Tropicana Las Vegas’s pool scene is one of the best on the Strip.”}Unlike at many resorts in this town, valet-parking my ride was a cinch, giving me time to pump a couple of coins into the slots before checking in — which is also a much faster and friendlier experience than at most other Vegas resorts I’ve stayed at. One reason for that is Tropicana Las Vegas’s size; a mere 1,375 rooms and suites make it much easier to navigate than those mega-resorts.
My guestroom was like a breath of fresh sea air. Caribbean plantation shutters, sunset-colored daybeds, artificial tropical plants and bold, colorful Latin art prints make these digs refreshingly different from the ho-hum casino norm. High-tech amenities like plasma TVs, iPod docking stations and speedy WiFi are among the essentials for any Vegas stay. Bonus: The in-room safe was big enough to lock up my laptop and my bling.
The tropical pool complex sizzles with hot tubs, lush landscaping and pools ringed by bright white daybeds popping with red pillows shaded by white umbrellas. For the ultimate beauty treatment before a big night out, the new Glow spa by Mandara offers a state-of-the-art fitness center, high-end salon and individual and couples treatment rooms. Want to make that date night special? Start with the side-by-side Swedish massages then wrap it up with Sweet and Spicy Orange Body Scrubs.
It’s hard to forget the storied history of this corner of Las Vegas Boulevard and Tropicana Avenue, especially when it includes infamous mob ties and appearances in classic flicks like The Godfather and Elvis Presley’s Viva Las Vegas. And Tropicana Las Vegas doesn’t forget its roots altogether; there’s a mob-themed museum exhibit just off the casino, and even the black-and-white tiled floors of chef Carla Pellegrino’s mod Italian restaurant echo old-school joints where Michael Corleone and Tony Soprano would fit right in.
How to Get There
Dissapointed with lack of room facilities especially for a hotel with the Hilton name. Only 3 very small bottles of shampoo, conditioner and body lotion in a double room and no slippers or robes. The room was clean although a bit shabby. First time ever I have had to pay for a pool umbrella! Not even 3rd world countries go this far! Will not be going back to America any time soon.
I booked this resort not knowing much about the Vegas Strip. This was located ideally between all other resorts and shopping area. The rooms are big as well as the bathroom. Damn the hotel is COLD. Loads of restaurants.
We stayed at the Tropicana for the first time with our children ages 17 and 12. The location on the strip was perfect! Close to M&M World, a Denny's, ABC Convenience Store and a Food Court. Hotel amenities were basic...nothing fancy, beds were comfortable - older motel but mostly clean. Our bathroom did have some paint chipping in the shower as some travelers noted, we chose to overlook as we knew this before booking. Yes, this hotel didn't have a fridge, we also knew this before booking - but for the price and location on the strip we still felt it still deserved a 4 Star. Vegas is expensive, for the price this hotel suited our needs. Staff was friendly.