Tropicana Las Vegas is at 3801 Las Vegas Blvd. S. (at Tropicana Ave.). When the Tropicana opened in 1957 it was known as “The Tiffany of the Strip.” The fabulous Folies Bergère production packed the showroom. James Bond stayed at the hotel in the 1971 007 flick “Diamonds are Forever.” But in recent years the Trop had become old and tired—until a renovation and expansion put new kick in the old showgirl's legs.
White marble walkways, white walls, orange-and-gold carpeting, potted palms and cream-colored slot machine seats all give the casino a bright, airy South Beach feel. Just inside the front doors a line of smart gaming tables sits beneath a vaulted, stained glass ceiling. Incorporating more than 4,000 square feet of colorful, Victorian-style glass, it's a beauty.
For sports junkies there's a tidy little book near the hotel registration desk. Steps away from the casino floor you can grab a cocktail and fret over your bet in the Tropicana Lounge.
Attention LGBT community: In a recent trend, the Trop has been actively promoting itself a gay-friendly hotel by way of casino/hotel amenities (pool parties, cocktail bars, etc.).