Tropicana Las Vegas – A DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Review


3801 S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89109


(702) 739-2222


Tropicana Las Vegas Overview

A multi-million renovation that finished in 2011 transformed Tropicana Las Vegas from a shabby also-ran into one of the best mid-tier casino hotels on the Strip. The hotel was originally opened in 1957, making it one of the oldest properties in Sin City. It’s now modern, clean, and rather sophisticated with a South Beach vibe. That said, its 62,000-square-foot casino isn’t as fancy or big as others on the Strip, but it’s centrally located and offers enough action in terms of slots and gaming tables.

Tropicana Las Vegas has a nightclub and an extensive pool club, including a two-acre pool complex with many cabanas and daybeds. Plus, it’s linked to Excalibur and MGM Grand via pedestrian bridges. 

The recently upgraded guest rooms have a sophisticated décor and clean lines with orange accents.

The room prices do tend to run higher than comparable properties on the Las Vegas Strip. Fortunately for you, it’s part of Hilton’s family of hotels, so Hilton Honors members can earn or redeem reward points here.


  • Renovated in 2011 to an attractive South Beach theme
  • Attractive location in the center of the Vegas Strip, with bridges to other resorts
  • Large full-service spa
  • Large, beautiful outdoor and indoor pool with poolside gambling
  • Simple yet stylish accommodations with large flat-screen TVs, free Wi-Fi, and tropical décor
  • Huge, ultra-modern fitness center with great views of the pool
  • Noteworthy nightlife thanks to Bagatelle Beach nightclub
  • Part of the Laugh Factory comedy club circuit
  • Mob Attraction and Magic show


  • Casino is smaller and less fancy than the competition
  • Check-in lines at the lobby can be long
  • Distance to some rooms can be a trek
  • Maintenance issues have been reported
  • Coffee makers are not available in guest rooms

Rooms & Suites at the Tropicana Las Vegas

The base-level rooms at Tropicana Las Vegas are the Club Deluxe. These standard rooms are contemporary with a refreshingly pleasing tropical style and a neutral décor appointed the hotel’s signature South Beach theme. They feature pillows with palm prints, woven chairs, white shutter shades, and other tropical accents.

The in-room amenities include high-def LED TVs, 300-TC sheets, electronic safes, free Wi-Fi iHome docking stations, and coffee makers & fridges available for an extra fee. 

If you want pool views, book a room at the Club Tower, but for Strip views, opt for a Paradise Tower room.

It is important to note that rooms at the Tropicana Las Vegas are pricier than at comparable mid-tier hotels in and around the Strip. The standard rooms are smaller in size, starting at around 375 square feet, and come with a nightly $37 resort fee.

Restaurants & Bars at the Tropicana Las Vegas

Tropicana Las Vegas provides its guests with a mix of four fine-dining restaurants and casual eateries.

  • Oakville Steakhouse – This popular steakhouse serves American cuisine and is only open for dinner when guests can enjoy drinks and happy hour.
  • Savor the Buffet – The Tropicana’s Savor buffet dishes out brunch and breakfast. It’s open daily.
  • Bacio – This high-end restaurant serves Italian and American cuisine
  • Robert Irvine’s Pub House – For classic American dishes

Grab-and-go food and drink is also available at Tropicana’s 24-hour South Beach Food Court, Fresh Mix (a salad-focused spot), and coffee shop. Several bars and lounges are also nestled throughout the property.

Amenities at the Tropicana Las Vegas


The 10,000-square-foot spa at Tropicana Las Vegas is something to write home about. It houses a relaxation lounge right out of the game, 9 treatment rooms, a steam room, locker rooms for guests, and suites for couples. Locker rooms for male clients even have TVs.

Tropicana’s Glow Spa and Salon provide well over 50 treatments that include Thai massages, hot stone massages, deep-tissue massages, and a wide range of therapeutic treatments like aromatherapy. Salon services are also available, including nail care, hairstyling, makeup application, and haircuts.


Tropicana’s pool complex is enormous and attractive, featuring both outdoor and indoor pool areas. This lagoon-style pool features an extensive pool deck with many private cabanas and misting daybeds, as well as a couple of grottos. Guests looking to try their luck while wet can enjoy the pool’s swim-up blackjack tables.

Gym and Fitness

Tropicana Las Vegas boasts a huge, state-of-the-art fitness center with amazing views of the hotel’s pool. It’s nestled within the Glow Spa & Salon and consists of strength-training equipment and cardiovascular machines with individual entertainment systems. In addition to that, Tropicana provides guests with jogging maps of the Strip.

Business Amenities

The Tropicana Las Vegas’ on-premise convention center provides 100,000 square feet of meeting and event space with a capacity of up to 3,500 people. The hotel also features the Pavillion that offers 25,000 square feet and can accommodate up to 2,700 people.

Tropicana also boasts several ballrooms, breakout rooms, and boardrooms. You can rent the Tropicana Theater, poolside Beach Club, and Havana Room, which can hold up to 1,045 attendees. Note that AV support and catering/banquet services are also available.

Wedding Amenities

Wedding parties, ceremonies, and receptions can be hosted both outdoor and indoor at the Tropicana Las Vegas. Indoor venue options include the Havana Room, which can accommodate between 300 and 800 guests, and the on-site chapel which can host up to 100 people. 

Several outdoor wedding venues are found in the property, along with the Courtyard Garden, the Terrace with great city skyline views, and the Arbor archway. The poolside Beach Club can also be transformed into a superb outdoor wedding venue. Tuxedo and wedding gown rentals are available upon prior request.

Casino at the Tropicana Las Vegas

Tropicana Las Vegas has its own casino covering 62,000 square feet. Yes, it is small compared to other hotels on the strip, but the casino is centrally located between several spots and still offers plenty of slot machines, roulette tables, video poker, poker rooms, blackjack, craps, baccarat, and other card & table games.

Tropicana Las Vegas Review: The Verdict

Tropicana Las Vegas Hotel & Casino surprises people and exceeds expectations by offering a true well-rounded Vegas resort experience all within walking distance of the main attractions. With a new South Beach theme, the venue offers a good mix of simple yet contemporary rooms and suites. There’s a decent casino, expansive event space, multiple restaurants, bars, and a large attractive pool with swim-up blackjack tables. All-in-all a great location on the Strip, and a great price, make this is a popular mid-range hotel.

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