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
This was our first time staying at the Tropicana. Overall, the stay was decent, food was great. I recommend the huevos rancheros at Bacio and scallops at Oakville Steakhouse. Hotel is older, but room was clean. Mixed interactions with staff as far as customer service goes, but for the most part was fine. Wanted to primarily write this review to give a shout out to Maria who went above and beyond for us. We had an early morning flight out and in calling to see if we could order breakfast via room service the day before we explained we we had to leave early. Although we understood room service didn't technically begin until 6am (meaning, food wasn't starting to be prepared until then), she said she would do what she could to get us our food as quickly as possible for us to be able to leave as close to 6.30am as possible for the airport. She was at our door around 6:15am. She even had it packaged in a bag to go, just in case we needed to take it on the road. This was beyond our expectations. And to boot, she did it all with a smile. :) Thanks, Maria!
An excellent base for exploring ‘ The Strip ‘. Fabulous facilities. Beautilly decorated bedroom. Access to hotel bars & restaurants. Professional staff! ( no coffee making in room) guess they want you playing on the gambling machines which are 24/7. We enjoyed our two night stay
The staff just lets homeless people and hookers harasse the guest. The people working do not care, they told me the place was sold and gonna be closed and remodeled anyway. They all waved the white towel already.