Feel the buzz of the vibrant Las Vegas Strip at the budget-friendly Tropicana Las Vegas.

Enjoy a wide array of amenities including a nice swimming pool, a spa, casino, and live shows and comedy for a truly unforgettable experience.

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Tropicana Review





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If you are on a tight-budget and want to stay on the south end of The Strip, Tropicana may be a good choice for you.

I’m one of the odd Las Vegas locals that enjoys going to The Strip and Downtown. I have been to Tropicana Hotel & Casino numerous times throughout the years. Ultimately, I have had mixed experiences at Tropicana.

A couple of the reasons I have visited The Trop was for the low-minimum gambling, to see a show, or meet up with friends staying at the hotel.

It’s an okay property.

Unless there’s a good reason to visit, I don’t find myself choosing Tropicana.

The main issues I see at Tropicana are the lack of amenities. The hotel offers a couple of restaurants, bars, a spa, and several shows.

It’s a value hotel. You can find low room rates, starting as low as $39/night (see rates), making it a decent budget hotel option.

One night, I was gambling at Tropicana after their restaurants had closed, and I had to walk to another resort to find an open restaurant.

Tropicana shares a corner with MGM Grand, New York New York, and Excalibur, so finding an open restaurant wasn’t difficult. But if I was an out-of-town hotel guest, that would be a significant annoyance.

The whole hotel is outdated. While the property often refreshes with room remodels and upgrades, the hotel feels old because of low ceilings, dark hallways, and a general claustrophobic feeling.

The Tropicana isn’t a bad place to stay if you’re on a tight budget. But you should know a few things before booking a room.

The Tropicana has a couple of good amenities like Robert Irvine’s Public House, Glow Spa & Salon, and live entertainment including the popular MJ Live show and Laugh Factory comedy club.

Inside the rooms, you can expect a comfortable living space during your visit to Las Vegas. Every room at the Tropicana Las Vegas has Euro Top Serta mattresses, LED TVs, original artwork, plush bedding, and more.

You can book a deluxe room, suite, or villa; deluxe rooms are around 375 square feet and adorned in warm, tropical shades of red and orange to create an inviting, comfortable atmosphere.

The suites at Tropicana feel sleek, airy, and relaxing. And the villas offer sky-high views of the Las Vegas Strip and the Vegas mountain range.

Staying at the Tropicana Las Vegas will cost between $39-$259 per night (see rates for your trip).

Tropicana charges a resort fee ($39/night) like most hotels in Las Vegas.

One benefit is parking is free for everyone, so whether you’re staying at the hotel or visiting for a night at the Laugh Factory Comedy Club, Rich Little, or the Legends in Concert, you won’t need to worry about the car.

The Tropicana Pool features a nice-sized food and beverage menu alongside its beautiful blue waters.

Reserve a lounge chair and spend a day soaking up the Las Vegas sun during your stay at the Tropicana Las Vegas.

The pool is known for its $20 beer buckets, where you can get 6 ice cold beers for just $20. Sub beer for seltzers, wine, or spritzers for an additional cost!

It should also be known that the Tropicana pool is open to locals Monday through Thursday.

Need some rest and relaxation? Head to the Glow Spa and Salon!

This 10,000-square-foot sanctuary is home to couples’ wet villas and suites for a romantic, soothing experience with that special someone.

One downside of Tropicana is the lack of dining options. The hotel only has three restaurants, a cafe, and a Starbucks. There’s also a lounge for cocktails and frozen daiquiri bar.

A word of caution: If you want late-night food, you won’t find it at Tropicana. Every restaurant is closed by 11:00 PM.

Robert Irvine’s Public House is a 275-seat restaurant with a wraparound bar that’s open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Developed by the celebrity chef and television star, you’ll find a menu of pub favorites, pastas, and pizzas. You’ll also find a large list of draft beers and signature cocktails.

The food is well-received as the restaurant receives good reviews online and is well-liked. It’s a tad bit expensive. Expect to spend $25-$50 per person.

Oakville Tuscan Grill is a highly-rated Napa Valley-inspired steakhouse that is perfect for important business meals or a sit-down dinner with the whole family. Char-grilled steaks are the main feature on Oakville’s menu, but the restaurant also creates delicious pasta dishes, seasonal sides, and more.

Since this joint is Napa-inspired, the wine menu has over 100 labels available for guests and the staff is very knowledgeable when it comes to finding a wine to create the perfect pairing with your meal. Expect to spend over $100 per person.

Red Lotus Asian Kitchens combines a western twist and flavor to traditional Asian cuisine. With both sit-down and take-out service, available, Red Lotus is a flexible dinner option. On the menu there is a variety of rice and noodle options and variety of entrees. Pair your meal with one of the many wines, beers, sakes, and more from the menu for a well-rounded Asian culinary experience. A meal at Red Lotus will cost between $20-$40 per person.

Trago Lounge is the best spot to sit down for a cocktail before heading to a show at Tropicana. You’ll find a mix of classic and signature cocktails, a small wine list, and couple of beers to choose from. Whether you want a casual night out and a few drinks, or a memorable night out with a few bottles, Trago Lounge is truly a choose-your-own-adventure environment.

Right on the Tropicana casino floor sits Chill’m, a small daiquiri bar that packs a huge punch. Friendly bartenders are there to whip up a stiff drink or a beautiful cocktail into the early morning hours, all while you enjoy your time on the Tropicana casino floor.

For quick pick-me-ups like coffee and pastries, there is a Starbucks on the hotel property.

The highlight of the Tropicana Hotel & Casino is their live entertainment options. Currently there are five resident shows and a standup comedy club.

MJ Live moved from its old location at The STRAT to the Tropicana at the beginning of 2022. If you love Michael Jackson’s hits, this is the show for you. The tribute show is one best shows in Vegas. It’s a reasonably priced show with tickets from $54.

Legends In Concert is known to put on some of the best live performances and shows that feature star tributes. The current iteration, Legendary Divas offers up tributes to Celine Dion, Cher, Adele, and Lady Gaga. Hosted by Frank Marino as Joan Rivers. You can buy tickets from $39.

Purple Reign: The Prince Tribute Show will let you party like it’s 1999. Hear classics from the eccentric popstar like “Purple Rain,” “Raspberry Beret,” “When Doves Cry,” and many more. You can purchase tickets from $45.

The Laugh Factory Comedy Club is always booked with some of the biggest names in comedy, as well as up-and-coming comedians ready to make their big break. It’s one of my favorite comedy rooms in Vegas where you can enjoy a night of laughs. You can get tickets for $45.

See comedian and impersonator Rich Little perform his autobiographical one-man show. The show highlights his six-decade long career. It’s one of most interesting shows I’ve seen in Vegas. You’ll see his best impressions and hear incredible stories. You can buy tickets for $35.

Murray the Magician is family-friendly comedy magic show that offers up illusions, jokes, and tricks. Since his appearance on America’s Got Talent, Murray has been on 20 reality television shows, including “Pawn Stars,” “Master Chef,” and more. It’s an affordable show, you can get tickets for $25.

The casino at Tropicana is very small. I have gambled at Tropicana on multiple occasions and found that the atmosphere is often subdued and quiet.

The casino is standard. It offers 650+ slots and video poker machines. They have a small casino pit and a high limit area. You’ll find Blackjack, Roulette, Craps, and more.

There isn’t a poker room or a sit-down sportsbook available on-site. There is a small William Hill Sportsbook counter and kiosk at Tropicana, but it’ll be hard to find a place to watch any games here.

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Tropicana is located on the Las Vegas Strip near Excalibur, MGM Grand, and OYO at 3801 Las Vegas Blvd S Las Vegas, NV 89109. Read our Best Hotels On The Las Vegas Strip for more great places to stay on Las Vegas Boulevard.

Room rates at Tropicana fluctuate depending on the time of year and what type of special events or holidays are happening. For a normal weeknight, a standard guest room starts at $39/night. On a normal weekend, you should expect to spend at least $259/night. Read our Best Times To Visit Las Vegas Guide to learn when you can save money booking rooms.

Check-in time at Tropicana is 3:00 PM, and check-out time is 11:00 AM. The hotel does offer early check-in and late check-out for an additional fee.

Valet at Tropicana costs $/night for hotel guests and all other visitors between , depending on the length of your visit. Prices may be higher during special events and holidays. Read our Las Vegas Parking Guide for more details about parking in Sin City.

Parking at Tropicana is free for hotel guests and visitors. Read our Las Vegas Parking Guide for more details about parking in Sin City.

The resort fee at Tropicana currently costs $39/night. Read our Las Vegas Resort Fee Guide to compare the fees at all the popular hotels and resorts in Las Vegas.

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