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Tell me about the Tropicana, please.

Discussion in 'LV Strip Hotels' started by Sue24, Jul 25, 2019.

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  1. Sue24

    Sue24 High-Roller

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    I received 3/4 free nights because of gambling at Ameristar, Council Bluffs.... both are part of Penn National.

    The next trip for me is in October.
    What are the rooms like, eating choices, any experiences with Tropicana you could share would be appreciated.
    I can also stay Downtown at the Boyd properties, comped.

    Any opinions?
     
  2. Grid

    Grid Well-Known Member

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    Stayed there once, a few years back on a comp. Never again. Compared to other places on the Strip, there is nothing special about it and I was murdered on the slots, which happens, but I lost fast and hard there.

    The casino is tiny, really small. They claim its 50,000 SQFT. But thats a lie. That 50,000 SQFT covers everything, the cage, the players club desk, the empty areas near the pool side where they used to have slot machines. The hallways where they used to have machines as well. The checkin desk, which is on the casino floor ETC.

    All told, they have just over 600 slots/Video Poker/Gambling machines there. Which is nothing. The smallest riverboat near Chicago by me has nearly twice that.

    To put it in perspective, Mandalay Bay across the street has a true 175,000 SQFt casino, with triple the amount of machines.Bellagio has like 2,500 machines! I got bored in the Trops casino really really fast

    I stayed in a suite, which was very nice. Dining options were slim. Onsite entertainment was next to nothing. Really no shops or distractions. The pool was nice. Overall, it wasnt my thing. I like the gamble and the casino is small and boring and never packed. But the location is good!

    Here was my trip report with pictures if that helps. Nearly 3 dozen trips to Vegas, and I have never just gotten up and checked out early of a place until that stay with them.

    https://sites.google.com/site/lvgrid/journal-blog/k-july-2015-the-trop-stop

    If your option is Fremont St VS the Strip, I'd stay at the Trop. But that 100% depends on what you want out of Vegas.

    The experience of the Strip compared to Downtown is both great, and bad, depending on what you want out of your vacation.
     
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  3. todd7764

    todd7764 Low-Roller

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    I stayed there a couple years ago for 2 nights. Service is good and the room was nice. But my room was a very long walk from the casino and the Strip which really sucked. If you decide to stay at the Trop you definitely want a room in the front tower that is right over the casino on the front of the property. I believe it is called the Paradise Tower.
    As far as other areas I would agree with Grid that the casino is small for a strip property. And not great for slots. The food options aren't bad if somewhat limited. The steak house is good as is Robert Irvine's place. I enjoyed the comedy club for entertainment but options are limited after that.
    I was there in winter while the pool was closed, but it looks excellent when open.
     
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