About the Tropicana Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas

By Larry Anderson

The Tropicana Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas is in the heart of the Strip and offers easy access for golfers who are looking for a quick getaway to one of the city's popular courses. Depending on the golfer's test, the Tropicana offers a variety of accommodation options, plus entertainment and activities to pass the time after golf is over.


The Tropicana Hotel and Casino includes a variety of rooms and suites. Standard rooms include a king, two queen or two double beds, as well as an iron, ironing board and hair dryer. Island Tower rooms include a king- or two queen-sized beds. The Tropicana includes three types of suites: Paradise Parlor Hotel Suite (one bedroom, king-sized bed, refrigerator and wet bar); Island Tower Jacuzzi Hotel Suite (two rooms, king-sized bed, jacuzzi, bar, refrigerator and views of the Strip); and the Island Tower Executive Jacuzzi Hotel Suite (separate living room and private bedroom, king-sized bed, jacuzzi and a separate sauna and steam room).


The Tropicana Hotel and Casino offers golfers a number of gaming options. There are traditional slot machines and video poker from one cent to $25. The Crystal Room is the Tropicana's high stakes slot and video poker area, with denominations available from $1 to $100. Guests who prefer table games can participate in those such as roulette, poker and baccarat.


The Tropicana features five dining options. For fine dining, there's Legends Steak and Seafood, which serves varieties of steak, seafood and more. The Garden Cafe is open 24 hours a day and serves items like burgers, salads, soups and omelets. The Island Buffet feature a large selection of breakfast, lunch and dinner items, while golfers on the go choose the Player's Deli and its sandwiches and salads. Finally, Java Java is a gourmet coffee bar and bakery that includes coffee and freshly baked items.


The Tropicana offers a number of entertainment options, including poker and blackjack tournaments as well as shows during which guests can sit back and relax. There's an interactive singing and dancing show and a magic show. The Tropicana also offers two lounges: Celebration and Tropics. Both are open 24 hours.


Golfers who want to look their best can head to the Alexandra II Salon and get their hair or nails done, or to the Tropicana Barber Shop for a quick trim. For those who like the water or just relaxing near it, the Tropicana has a 12,000-square-foot main pool. There's a swim-up bar and heated and adults-only pools. Guests at the Tropicana also have access to high-speed wireless Internet, including spots near the pool.

About The Author

Larry Anderson has been a freelance writer since 2000. He has covered a wide variety of topics, from golf and baseball to hunting and fishing. His work has appeared in numerous print and online publications, including "Fargo Forum" newspaper. Anderson holds a Bachelor of Arts in print journalism from Concordia College.


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