Tropicana Hotel - Casino, Las Vegas
Stylish Tropicana Hotel is located on the Strip and offers 1,658 rooms and is attached to a 50,000 sq ft (4,600 m2) casino. Trere is a variety of entertainment in the Tropicana Theater.
It's linked by overhead pedestrian bridges to the MGM Grand and the Excalibur.
The Mob Attraction with live actors and holograms features more than 1,000 artifacts of famous mobsters such as Bugsy Siegel and Meyer Lansky.
Open daily, 10 a.m. - 9 p.m. Cost $33.
Ever dreamed about walking the decks of Titanic? In Las Vegas, you can! At the "Titanic: The Artifact Exhibiton" at Tropicana Hotel, they have an exhibition displaying artifacts from the ship itself, and several reconstructed rooms etc. from the ship. It's quite expensive to enter, but well worth the money. For an additional charge, you can get a headset with explanations, and I recommend that you get it. The exhibition is long, and it is advisable that you eat and go to the toilet before commencing the tour;) It's also colder inside than outside, but that's a problem all over Vegas.
PS: I'm glad I brought my girlfriend to the tour, because Kate Winslet wasn't there..
On our most recent trip (12/10) to Las Vegas, I decided to check out the Beatles tribute show at the Tropicana.
The show runs through 12/31/10.
They were asking $31.90 per ticket for General Admission and $53.90 per person for a VIP booth spot.
We got our tickets at the Tix 4 Tonight desk at the Four Queens, Downtown. (See my review on Ticket Discounters for more info on Tix 4 Tonight.)
The GA price was $15 and the VIP booth seating was $26.50. So we got the VIP seats for less than they were asking for GA at the casino! Prices do not include processing fee charged by Tix 4 Tonight or Sales Tax.
The show itself was about an hour. It was fun, the guys portraying the Beatles encouraged us to sing along and clap and act like we were at a rock concert. The set and the costumes were not lavish. The first half of the program was of Beatles earlier songs, they dressed in the now-famous "Beatle" Suits and Boots and had a backdrop that mimiced the Hollywood Bowl. The second half of the program the portrayers donned "Sgt. Pepper" Uniform Coats and played Beatles songs from the late 60's.
The guys themselves were pretty authentic-looking with Beatle haircuts, and "Paul" playing his Gibson fiddle body bass left-handed. The guy who portrayed George Harrison looked more like John Lennon and the guy who was supposed to be John looked more like George. Maybe they switch roles every other performance? Their equipment was similar to what I've seen pictures of the Beatles use.
So, it was a pretty authentic show.
I'm glad I used Tix 4 Tonight to buy the tickets. For what the asking price was, it was a bit steep for such a short program and sparse stage settings, not a lavish show at all, but it was well done and the portrayers were pretty enthusiastic and stayed in their roles well.
And yes, they actually did play the instruments, except for a couple of songs with backround instumental music, the guys did all the music and singing live, and these guys are pretty good musicians!
If they pick this show up in the future, I would highly recommend it, as long as you can score your tickets at Tix 4 Tonight.
There are a couple other Beatle tribute shows in Vegas, now, so make sure you are buying tickets for the correct performance!
No trip to Vegas would be complete until you see a showgirl revue show.
The Folies Bergere is a show styled after a typical Parisian cabaret show. Full of sexy costumes, musical numbers, comedy skit, and of course Vegas showgirls. 2 shows a night except on Sundays at the Tropicana.
The Tropicana cannot be beat for location on the corner of Tropicana and Las Vegas Blvd., its neighbors being the MGM Grand, New York/New York and The Excalibur. The rooms are cheap and you get one of the nicer pools in town. This use to be the “Island of Las Vegas” but time and bigger resorts have reduced this once glittering hotel to a second rate property. However, because standards when up elsewhere the Tropicana has had to keep up and you can still find a very good place to stay at an unbelievable price starting at $45 (only Stratosphere has lower room offerings than the Tropicana!)
The Tropicana Resort & Casino has 1,871 rooms and is attached to a 61,000 square foot (5,667 m²) casino. The Tropicana also has 110,000 square feet of convention and exhibit space. This location, Tropicana - Las Vegas Boulevard intersection, has the most hotel rooms of any intersection in the world and as a result is extremely busy. Pedestrians are not allowed to cross at street level. Instead, the Tropicana is linked by overhead pedestrian bridges to its neighboring casinos: to the north across Tropicana Avenue, the MGM Grand Las Vegas, and to the west across the Strip, the Excalibur. Stay here for the price and the location and take advantage of the restaurants at MGM, the nightlife at Mandalay Bay. During the day you still have a very nice pool at the Tropicana.
I was promised a complementary waiver from the Casino Host, Doug, of up to $300 and I can just simply charge items to my room and after which he will pick up the tab. Therefore, I started charging several items to my room such as meals, cigarettes, and drinks to my room. Upon checking out, the staff suddenly told me that a few items such as tips, liquor and cigarettes, could not be complemented. No one ever told us that! On top of that, the $300 limit was not reached yet. Being confused like that, I called up my Host to find out why I was charged although I was promised an amount to be picked up. Guess what? He simply pushed responsibilities away and even told me, “I guess you have never been complemented before so take this as a good learning experience.” I was really really shocked that such things could come out from a Host who was supposed to make your stay at a hotel better instead of screwing it up. They do not even have the simple courage to admit their failure on their responsibility to inform their customer, and even spoke back with such words.
The talk continued with Sr. Executive Casino Host (SECH). Wow, his attitude was far worse than his subordinate. Instead of finding a way to solve the issue amicably, he just stormed into the room asking for us n was glaring at me throughout the conversation and as each second passes, his tone raises with it. “We do not need to tell you what items we will comp or not. It is not our responsibility. It is a priviledge given to you. There are so many hotel guests and you can’t expect me to be telling every one of them. This is your fault for not asking in the first place.” Those were his own words. I have never seen any hotel management with this type of service before. What?? You are complaining about a hotel guest? Welcome to the “world’s best customer service.” And the best part was that it was the SECH whom walked away first. Sounds like he had lost the conversation.
At the Tropicana casino guests can gamble the slots and be entertained at the same time. There are 6 free shows daily, featuring a wide variety of artists, acrobats, dancers and singers performing under the beautiful Tiffany glass roof. A couple of shows wee caught were both amazing acrobats/trapeze artists flying high above the casino. I guess they never fall or there might be some unhappy guests!
Ok. Beautiful Las Vegas Showgirls + extravagent costumes. - We went to the late show 10pm and it was as advertised. Topless cabaret!- Classic Vegas show & We were thoroughly entertained. the juggler was unbelievable. Find a buy one get one free coupon and Enjoy!
C'mon, one of the originals and certainly worth a look around, especially the Casino Legends Hall of Fame. Plus give the wheel outside a spin and see what you win...everyone could use a free deck of Tropicana cards!
The Tropicana Hotel is located just next to Excalibur hotel.Has some very good shows, like in the "Folies Bergere" in Paris and its showgirls,and is one of classic hotels in Las Vegas.During my visit to the city I saw also a very good free show with beautiful dancers and acrobats in Tropicana Hotel.(see my Free shows tip to see a picture)
Tropicana Casino & Resort -- an oldy but goodie
Has a feel of Old Las Vegas yet still in the Heart of the Action. Older folks tend to stay here but drinks are a bit cheaper, the casino is nice, and the pool is worth seeing. TIP: Get a Margarita or other 'Boat Drink' - they're good here!!
Starting around noon, Tropicana puts out a free "Air Play" show at the main casino hall every other hour. It's basically a gymnastic and acrobatic show that lasts for about 15 minutes. Both this show and the free Tiana Caroll's Bird show are relatively new at Tropicana. It seems Tropicana is trying to bring visitors back into its casino.
There are different "free" performances by acrobats, aerialists, jugglers and more. The performances take place in the middle of a whole bunch of slot machine. One performance takes place with two acrobatics that swing back and forth over many slot machines, while holding onto each other's hands. You can find this performance located inside the casino's entrance off of Las Vegas Blvd. Remember, those under 21 have to stay off the casino floor while watching any of the performances. Don't worry though, there are plenty of viewing places. There are four performances each day, seven days a week at:
3pm / 5pm / 7:30pm / 9:30pm
There is a free show at the Tropicana called Air Play at 3pm, 5pm, 7:30p, 9:30p. It's occurs at a stage on top of the slot machines near the main entrance.
The 15-20 minute show consists of various types of acrobatics & showgirl routines.
Tropicana Resort & Casino
Want to do the island-jungle theme but pricier venues like Mirage remain slightly out of reach? Consider The Tropicana. This venerable tropical-themed resort was doing the island thang long before The Mirage's volcano started its hourly eruptions. The Tropicana has pools and jacuzzis dotting its grounds, lush with trees, lulled by waterfalls and pools. Inside the main concourse are various exotic species on display from macaques to tree frogs to exotic parrots like macaws and Amazons. The casino's famed Folies Bergere show, meanwhile, reveals a different kind of wildlife.