NileGuide Expert Says:
A vintage hotel casino with an innovative renovation
3801 Las Vegas Blvd. S
At Tropicana Ave
Las Vegas, NV 89109
Las Vegas Blvd: The Strip
Hotel star rating:
bar, restaurant, parking, whirlpool, sauna, refrigerator, business-facilities, fitness-club, swimming-pool, internet-available, room-service, non-smoking, laundry, safe-deposit, tv-in-room, air-conditioning
Originally opened in 1957, the Tropicana is one classic Las Vegas hotel that's doing its best to update instead of implode. In 2010, the first phase of a huge renovation gave this older property a face lift from an worn South Pacific theme to a fresh South Beach vibe. Rooms have been updated, refreshed, and modernized. Always a good value choice for the south end of the Las Vegas Strip, the Tropicana now offers an even better value for its reasonable room rates.
Their resort fee includes wi-fi, use of the fitness center, free local calls and faxes, and some nice two-for-one cocktail deals. Comedian Brad Garrett has a comedy club at the Tropicana, and the Las Vegas Mob Experience (soon to open) promises some tantalizing pieces of Mafia history. The renovated pool area and pool club, Nikki, will open in summer 2011. Sadly, it's no longer the home of the Folies Bergere, which closed in March 2009 after a 49-year run, the longest running Vegas show in Strip history.
The Tropicana has four restaurants and a lounge, Ambhar, and. The hotel's great location across the street from the Excalibur, MGM Grand, and New-New York gives guests a large range of dining, shopping, and entertainment within easy walking distance. The Las Vegas Monorail has a terminal at the MGM Grand, and a private monorail links the Excalibur, Luxor, and Mandalay Bay across the street. The Tropicana is also close to McCarren Airport, which is less than four miles away.
Folies Bergere is the Trop's long-running hit show, staged twice nightly Mon-Sat; the Magic of Rick Thomas plays afternoons Sat-Thu.