Tropicana

Tropicana The Tropicana is one of Las Vegas' last classic hotels around.

Vegas Junky Hotel Review

 
The Twenty Dollar Trick Results
Upgraded:Y
Tip Amnt:$20.00
Booked:'Standard Room'
Upgrade:'Paradise Tower Strip View'
Check-in:Dec 4, 15
By: Danielle

I asked the check in agent for a complimentary upgrade, noting that we understood it might be impossible because it was a long weekend, and he offered us a bungalow and then a strip view room in the paradise tower. We ended up on the 21st floor directly overlooking the MGM lion... all of our friends got stuck in the club tower. Well worth the $20!
Upgraded:Y
Tip Amnt:$20.00
Booked:'Standard Room'
Upgrade:'Paradise Tower Strip View'
Check-in:Nov 26, 15
By: D

I asked the check in agent for a complimentary upgrade, noting that we understood it might be impossible because it was a long weekend, and he offered us a bungalow and then a strip view room in the paradise tower. We ended up on the 21st floor directly overlooking the MGM lion... all of our friends got stuck in the club tower.
Upgraded:Y
Tip Amnt:$20.00
Booked:'Standard Room'
Upgrade:'Paradise Tower Strip View'
Check-in:Nov 26, 15
By: D

I asked the check in agent for a complimentary upgrade, noting that we understood it might be impossible because it was a long weekend, and he offered us a bungalow and then a strip view room in the paradise tower. We ended up on the 21st floor directly overlooking the MGM lion... all of our friends got stuck in the club tower. Well worth the $20!
Upgraded:Y
Tip Amnt:$20.00
Booked:'Standard Room'
Upgrade:'King suite with jacuzzi'
Check-in:Oct 12, 15
By: Bluecheesechunks

***This was in atlantic city*** Was a little nervous to try and decided beforehand if the clerk attempted to look but couldn't find I would tell him/her to keep it for at least trying. But it worked she thanked me upgraded me and made me a players card so I wouldn't have to go to thar line.
Upgraded:Y
Tip Amnt:$20.00
Booked:'Standard Room'
Upgrade:'Paradise Tower Strip View'
Check-in:Apr 15, 15
By: BJ

$20 sandwich and asked for any complimentary upgrades. She upgraded me to the paradise tower 19th floor with a strip view and waved the resort fees
Upgraded:Y
Tip Amnt:$20.00
Booked:'Standard Room'
Upgrade:'suite'
Check-in:Apr 13, 15
By: mimi

20 sandwich between Id and credit card. Nice young lady said let's see what I can do. Offered deluxe strip view. Then that was gone before she could secure it so she went to talk to a manager and put us in a suite. Plus gave us comp dinner at the steak house. Woo hoo.
Upgraded:N
Tip Amnt:$20.00
Booked:'Standard Room'
Upgrade:''
Check-in:Jan 9, 15
By: C

Placed a $20 in between two cards. The attendant clearly understood the implication and told me my room had been upgraded to the Strip View. I checked in and no strip view, and standard room. Oh well. I do not recommend trying the trick at this hotel, the attendants seem stingy.
Upgraded:N
Tip Amnt:$20.00
Booked:'Standard Room'
Upgrade:'--'
Check-in:Jul 12, 12
By: Natedawg

I tried the $20 trick this pack weekend and was denied. We were helped by Terri, a middle aged man who has been working there for 20 years. I slipped the $20 bill in between my ID and credit card with the bill showing. He hid the bill between the 2 and checked his computer for a few seconds and told us it would be $75 a night for an upgrade. We declined and he gave me the $20 back. We ended up on a higher floor with a view of the strip. I'm not sure if that was a result from trying the trick or just plain luck, but I'd like to think it was because he couldn't give us an upgrade. I'll definitely try it again though!
Upgraded:Y
Tip Amnt:$20.00
Booked:'Standard Room'
Upgrade:'Paradice Tower , Partial Strip View'
Check-in:Jun 4, 12
By: Dennis

Asked young lady for complimentry up grade , she said let me look and gave me a room in the Paradice Tower with a partial strip view . Did not hide the twenty just handed it with my license and credit card . I wanted to be in that tower for it's closeness to the strip .
Upgraded:Y
Tip Amnt:$20.00
Booked:'Standard Room'
Upgrade:'Club mini suite'
Check-in:Apr 2, 12
By: Charlie

Celebrating our anniversary. I asked nice and was offered a mini suite or strip view. Also waived resort fee. I will definitely stay here again!
Upgraded:N
Tip Amnt:$20.00
Booked:'Standard Room'
Upgrade:''
Check-in:Jan 12, 12
By: Scott

I handed the lady at the front desk a $20 and asked if any complimentary upgrades were available. She gave me a confused look then said she'd ask her manager. Manager offered a suite upgrade for another $75 per night. I said no thanks, she asked if I wanted the $20 back. I didn't want to be cheap so I left it with her. Pretty disappointing. She still charged me resort fee and everything.
Upgraded:Y
Tip Amnt:$0.00
Booked:'Standard Room'
Upgrade:'Suite '
Check-in:Mar 14, 11
By: tuan

All i asked for was a complimentary upgrade with 1 bed instead of 2 and they gave me a suite with a king sized bed and a living room. You can fit like 6 people in that room 1 couch and 2 single lay down chairs! My friends gave them a 20 and they did not get the upgrade since i supposedly "took the last one" but they did get their resort fee taken off which paid for it self already since we stayed 4 nights.
Upgraded:Y
Tip Amnt:$20.00
Booked:'Garden Room'
Upgrade:'Paradise Tower'
Check-in:Jul 29, 10
By: Mel

We were checking in at about 3am, and passed he woman at the front desk our $20 sandwich, and asked if there were any upgraded rooms available. She tried to return it (twice) but we said no thanks. Wound up with an upgrade to a great room in the Paradise tower with a view, a free night, no resort fee, and a handful of drink coupons.
Upgraded:N
Tip Amnt:$20.00
Booked:'Paradise Room'
Upgrade:''
Check-in:Jun 4, 10
By: Andrew B

Not only would the desk agent not upgrade us, the system had us for in a one bed room instead of the two bed one booked and claimed they were completely booked and couldn't fix it. (Oddly his manager could)
Upgraded:N
Tip Amnt:$20.00
Booked:'Standard Room'
Upgrade:'none'
Check-in:Nov 8, 09
By: matt

I've used the 20 dollar tip to upgrade in several other hotels and put it in between my ID and CC. I asked if there were any complimentary upgrades...the check in agent went to work finding me something i'd like. He went to check with the boss, who turned down the request. Apparently the maid service to that room is 1.5 credits as opposed to 1.0 for a regular room and the boss is tight w/ expeditures. The agent retuned the 20 to me after apologizing profusely and saying this wouldn't have happened in old Vegas.
Upgraded:Y
Tip Amnt:$20.00
Booked:'Garden Room'
Upgrade:'Paradise Tower'
Check-in:Mar 6, 09
By: James

Received 2 night comp for Garden Room. Slipped the check-in girl (asian, late 30s)a $20 sandwiched between my Credit Card and my Drivers License. Asked if any upgrades were available. She saw it after i handed her the 'sandwich' and passed the $20 back to me, said "That's not necessary, sir. I'll take care of you." Ended up on 8th floor, Paradise Tower, with a strip view.
Upgraded:Y
Tip Amnt:$20.00
Booked:'Standard Room'
Upgrade:'Coner Suite'
Check-in:Dec 15, 08
By: Beer Snob B

Holy geez this was awesome. sandwiched the money between the cards and the lady asked if i needed change i polite told her it was for her and if she can get me a upgrade. she works like a wizard on the couputer and gets me a suite with a strip view... Best 20 bucks i ever spent
Upgraded:Y
Tip Amnt:$20.00
Booked:'Garden Room'
Upgrade:'Paradise tower'
Check-in:Jul 11, 08
By: Garrison

The clerk proceeded to tell me that i was booked at a garden room (which was correct). I then asked him if there were by chance any paradise tower rooms available and slipped him a twenty. He took it almost instantly and told me there was a room available.
Upgraded:Y
Tip Amnt:$20.00
Booked:'Standard Room'
Upgrade:'Paradise Tower Room w/ Strip View'
Check-in:Jul 7, 08
By: Kevin

He was telling us we had a garden room booked (A room in the crappy 3 story motel structure). It was funny, because at the exact same time next to us, a older woman was complaining about how much they sucked and she wanted her money back. Well either way, i looked at the guy for a second and carefully slipped a 20 up towards him and asked if they had any spare Paradise Tower rooms available. He took it straight out of my hand and said there was. Score!
Upgraded:Y
Tip Amnt:$20.00
Booked:'Standard Room'
Upgrade:'Paradise Parlor Suite'
Check-in:Apr 30, 08
By: Jessica

My friend had booked the room, so she sandwiched a $20 between ID & credit card, didn't ask for anything, check-in girl asked "What would you like?" and she answered "What can we get?" and after some typing she said she'd get us something nice. AMAZINGLY huge room, full strip view, definitely good use of $20!
Upgraded:Y
Tip Amnt:$20.00
Booked:'Standard Room'
Upgrade:'casino tower'
Check-in:Aug 26, 07
By: Jammie swap

Upgraded:Y
Tip Amnt:$20.00
Booked:'Garden Room'
Upgrade:'Paradise Tower Room'
Check-in:Jul 10, 07
By: Ed

Upgraded:Y
Tip Amnt:$20.00
Booked:'Standard Room'
Upgrade:'Paradise tower'
Check-in:Dec 31, 69
By: Nicole

The lady was very nice. She pulled out her book and let us pick out room.
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