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Tropicana Hotel in Las Vegas is closing in two weeks


Backdrop for the James Bond movie "Diamonds are Forever."

Stomping grounds for 1950's Hollywood Royalty.

Future home to a baseball stadium.

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by Anonymousreply 43April 2, 2024 12:58 PM

Bye, girl.

by Anonymousreply 1March 20, 2024 8:29 PM

Such a pity. I got to see it last year.

by Anonymousreply 2March 20, 2024 8:32 PM

R2 don’t tell me you stayed in that shithole.

by Anonymousreply 3March 20, 2024 8:32 PM

I stayed there about 40 years ago and it seemed old then.

by Anonymousreply 4March 20, 2024 8:34 PM

It's 67 years old today, so it was nearly 30 years old when you stayed there R4.

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by Anonymousreply 5March 20, 2024 8:37 PM

No r3! Just had a little peek for some old Vegas nostalgia. Mainly the bits I’d seen in films like the Flamingo. Stayed at Vdara thanks to DL recommendation- a non smoking, no casino hotel.

by Anonymousreply 6March 20, 2024 8:38 PM

DThe reporter an OP are wrong about Diamonds Are Forever which featured scenes at Circus Circus and what is now the Westgate Hotel which was the Las Vegas Hilton at the time, and was called the Whyte House in the movie.

by Anonymousreply 7March 20, 2024 8:42 PM

^The reporter and OP

by Anonymousreply 8March 20, 2024 8:44 PM

If I'm not mistaken, once the Tropicana's gone, that just leaves the Flamingo and the Sahara as the last of the pre-Caesars Palace old school casino-hotel-resorts still existing on the Strip.

by Anonymousreply 9March 20, 2024 8:47 PM

Yes everything else is gone

Desert Inn (Venetian), Stardust (Resorts World), Riviera (empty parcel), Dunes (Bellagio), Aladdin (Planet Hollywood), Sands (Venetian)

by Anonymousreply 10March 20, 2024 8:53 PM

I was in there a week ago. It already has an abandoned feeling, with a few ghosts wandering around the slots, and out of order signs everywhere. I was there to see Rich Little, who really should be closed down with the hotel. His memory is going and he's quite the MAGAt.

by Anonymousreply 11March 20, 2024 8:53 PM

Sorry Desert Inn is Wynn now not Venetian

by Anonymousreply 12March 20, 2024 8:54 PM

The Flamingo hotel is fabulous.

Definitely a relic of old Las Vegas.

I really hope it doesn't close.

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by Anonymousreply 13March 20, 2024 8:57 PM

That's what I thought, R10/R12. I just didn't want someone to say, "Well, such-and-such on the Strip predates Caesars Palace." Yes, but it either (a) didn't become a big time place or (b) did so later in its establishment.

by Anonymousreply 14March 20, 2024 8:58 PM


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by Anonymousreply 15March 20, 2024 8:58 PM

The pool area at The Flamingo really gives you that 1950's Las Vegas vibe.

It's like a beach oasis in the middle of the desert.

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by Anonymousreply 16March 20, 2024 9:00 PM

We can't forget the New Frontier, whose land is also a vacant parcel now.

by Anonymousreply 17March 20, 2024 9:02 PM

Oh thank goodness, I thought it was the Tropicana nightclub.

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by Anonymousreply 18March 20, 2024 9:04 PM

Charmless. It won't be missed.

by Anonymousreply 19March 20, 2024 10:58 PM

Bed bugs n roaches

by Anonymousreply 20March 20, 2024 11:04 PM

it has always been pretty shitty

by Anonymousreply 21March 20, 2024 11:33 PM

[quote]DThe reporter an OP are wrong about Diamonds Are Forever which featured scenes at Circus Circus and what is now the Westgate Hotel which was the Las Vegas Hilton at the time, and was called the Whyte House in the movie.

It didn't become the Hilton until July 1971. The movie began filming earlier that year, when it was still the International (which Streisand opened, and where Elvis performed). However, it could've been changed to the Hilton by the time they filmed there.

by Anonymousreply 22March 21, 2024 12:31 AM

When is the implosion? That might be worth a trip to Vegas to see it.

by Anonymousreply 23March 21, 2024 12:39 AM

April 2

by Anonymousreply 24March 21, 2024 3:58 AM

Where will redheads stage goofy attempts to play with their husband's band?

by Anonymousreply 25March 21, 2024 4:01 AM

No implosion. And there's still question whether or not the baseball stadium will ever get built there.

by Anonymousreply 26March 21, 2024 4:09 AM

I stayed there on my first trip to Vegas in 2019. Everything in the hotel room was pretty scuffed up and shabby. It was the cheapest hotel on the strip that wasn't a total dive (looking at you Luxor and Excalibur).

by Anonymousreply 27March 21, 2024 4:16 AM

When Vegas runs out of water it will be sooooo sad.

by Anonymousreply 28March 21, 2024 4:19 AM

I saw LITERALLY the greatest show I ever saw at the Tropicana. Jubilee. If you saw Jubilee, you know what I mean.

by Anonymousreply 29March 21, 2024 4:22 AM

I visited Luxor for the first time the day after my visit to the Tropicana. I didn't go up to the rooms, but the lobby area was fine, and there was a really good (surprisingly good) Mexican restaurant.

by Anonymousreply 30March 21, 2024 4:31 AM

[quote] I didn't go up to the rooms

Why not? Did you try Scruff? Sniffies?

by Anonymousreply 31March 21, 2024 12:12 PM

I was there with a friend for lunch and the Titanic exhibition, and then leaving immediately for the airport. No time to "visit the rooms."

by Anonymousreply 32March 21, 2024 6:58 PM

The Tropicana has been a dump for a while. I’m sure it was very nice during its heyday half a century ago.

by Anonymousreply 33March 21, 2024 7:04 PM

The closing is tomorrow. It had it’s time, but is now run down. It looks like prison towers from the outside.

R26, Jubilee played at Bally’s, formerly MGM Grand. I saw it there around 18 years ago. The video tells you what you might have seen at the Tropicana.

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by Anonymousreply 34April 1, 2024 11:59 PM

The old and now gone Barbary Coast was my favorite place to play slot machines.

Now, the BC was, well, to use the word "dump" is too negative, but that's why I liked it.

It was all-business, not pretentious, but it had definitely had seen better days.

by Anonymousreply 35April 2, 2024 12:09 AM

Thank God, Harry and Bess Truman got the last table!

by Anonymousreply 36April 2, 2024 12:10 AM

Now do Circus Circus.

I'm supposed to stay at Resorts World (both the Conrad wing and the LV Hilton wing) in May.

by Anonymousreply 37April 2, 2024 1:07 AM

r37 I haven't heard great things about RW, and surprisingly good things about the finally-opened Fontainebleau.

by Anonymousreply 38April 2, 2024 3:16 AM

Well, all I can say is that it was a quick taxi to the airport, and I could park in the outdoor covered parking lot for free when I flew home for two weeks, back to the Midwest. And the people who worked there were always pleasant.

by Anonymousreply 39April 2, 2024 3:54 AM

[quote] Well, all I can say is that it was a quick taxi to the airport

I think that's the best thing about the Tropicana, MGM, New York New York, and Excalibur.

They're all very close to the airport, right in that Las Vegas Blvd. and Tropicana Avenue intersection.

It's only about five minutes away from the airport.

by Anonymousreply 40April 2, 2024 4:01 AM

I've always expected an errant plane from McCararn to crash into one of them.

by Anonymousreply 41April 2, 2024 4:35 AM

Las Vegas teen photographer captures historic Tropicana casino in its final days

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by Anonymousreply 42April 2, 2024 12:35 PM

Shircush Shircush

by Anonymousreply 43April 2, 2024 12:58 PM
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