There are a lot of hotels on the Vegas strip and they all vary in price and amenities. Prior to our trip there last year I spent many hours researching the different properties to see which one would be the best fit. My main requirements was a property on the Vegas strip, under $100 and had good reviews from previous travelers. I ended up choosing the Tropicana as it was close to many of the other casinos, was recently remodeled and had favorable reviews.
The Tropicana is located on the southern end of the strip on the corner of Tropicana Ave and Las Vegas Blvd. On the other three corners of this intersection are the MGM Grand, Excalibur and the New York, New York. It was also close to the airport and a cab ride to or from the airport is about $12. Check in was a breeze and it was a short walk to the elevator and our room. This is not always the case with the bigger hotels as they have several towers and the lower priced rooms tend to be a good walk from the main entrance. The room was clean, well decorated and was well worth the money we had paid.
The casino floor was smaller than some of the other casinos we visited but it had plenty of slots and table games for you to play. Being a smaller casino it didn't have every slot game but it wasn't as crowded and you could easily go across the street if you wanted to have more variety.
The only down side was it was not that close to the more well known casinos such as Paris, Belliago and Ceasar's Palace. However it was within walking distance or you could take the monorail that was at the back of the MGM Grand across the street to most of the casinos further down the strip.
I found the Tropicana to be a good value and a great option for those looking for a good but fair priced lodging option in Las Vegas. Its proximity to the airport, other casinos and clean rooms definitely outweigh the distance that it is from some of the other casinos. I would recommend this as an option and I would definitely stay there again.
Have you ever been to Vegas? If so which hotel/casino did you stay at?