Motel 6 Las Vegas - Tropicana

Address: 195 East Tropicana Avenue, Las Vegas, Nevada, 89109, United States | 2 star motel
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This 2 star motel, located in the The Strip and Vicinity area of Las Vegas, is near Papillon Grand Canyon Helicopters, Papillon - Grand Canyon South Rim Bus Tour, Heli USA Airways, and Casino at the Tropicana Hotel.
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    TravelPod Member ReviewsMotel 6 Las Vegas - Tropicana

    Reviewed by dorlybajonero

    Reviewed Feb 2, 1963
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    Historical Traveler Reviews Motel 6 Las Vegas - Tropicana

    Good quality/price ratio


    If you want a comfortable room, cable TV, clean bathroom, large pool surrounded by a few palm trees and have less than 50 $ in your pocket for a night, head for that place located on Tropicana corner Koval (next to the San Remo).

    Small rooms, dated, but not bad


    A friend and I booked this Motel 6 over the Internet for two nights, Friday and Saturday, August 6-7, for a Van Halen concert on the 6th. I picked this motel for its location -- close to Manadalay Bay, the concert venue, (this according to motel web site description) as I did not want to deal with concert and Strip parking and wanted to walk to the show and the Strip afterwards. As I said, I made the reservation via the Internet and was not too sure as to its proximity to Mandalay Bay. Suprisingly, though, the motel was very close to the Strip, the Tropicana, New York New York, MB, and directly adjacent to the MGM Grand. Overall, our motel stay was satisfying. The check-in line was long at check-in (something I was not accustomed to) but check- in was speedy and the clerks were polite and extremely helpful. The property itself was well- maintained and security was apt ( I was walking around the property checking it out when a motel security guard ask what I was doing, I like that.) The double room was small and dated but cool (the air conditioner worked great during our stay and kept us cool at night and on VERY hot 100+degree Las Vegas days). The bathroom was clean and crisp, the shower strong and warm/hot. The beds were clean and extremely comfortable (I slept like a baby on both nights, as did my roommate). For the extreme size of the property and the number of guests that weekend--a lot, probably normal, though- the outside noise level was very minimal, quiet almost. I recommend a top floor to avoid guests' stomping on the floor above you, this added to the quietness. The only problem I had was that the TV was old and its reception was fuzzy and the channel changer on the remote did not work. The motel clerk stated that they could not replace it and that they were going to replace the old TVs with new ones. There is a 24 hour Carrows family restaurant on site with excellent moderately priced food and above average service even at 1:30am, this after an enjoyable show and a walk about the Strip. The pool area was nice and the view from our second floor west side room provided a nice night time view of the Strip and the MGM. Overall, I enjoyed the motel despite my prior doubts. One last thing, the Monorail was located at the MGM Grand and provided a speedy and pleasant ride to the north end of the Strip and all points in between. To conclude, the motel room provided pleasant and adequate nights' stay after long days and nights checking out the Strip. Recommended for convenience and comfort (if you can believe that).

    What a find!


    Thank God for Motel 6 Tropicana!! Travelling the world on a tight budget, we were panicking when trying to find budget accommodation in Vegas as there didnŽt appear to be any - until we were referred to Motel 6 Tropicana.

    Booking over the internet, we paid roughly $40 US per night for our room. We were more than pleasantly surprised upon arrival - the accommodations were impeccably clean (often lacking when staying in budget accommodations, let me assure you!). The room was of adequate size and had a tv! The best of all was its proximity to the Strip - only a couple of short blocks away! We were virtually diagonally across the road from MGM Grand!

    You get your room cleaned and towels and linen changed daily if you like; soap is provided. There is also a great self service laundry facility and a shop on the site. Coffee and tea lovers note, however - there is no facility in your room for such a luxury.

    Vegas is definitely a place where your bed is to rest your weary self at the end of a long day and night of play, and in our opinion, even if on a 5 star budget weŽd stay at Motel 6 Tropicana again, and spend the leftovers in the slots!

    Incredible value, convenient parking, good location


    Incredible value staying here. I paid $50 some a night on one of the most crowded LV weekends, where every casino-hotel wanted 3-4x the price of a Fri and Sat stay. No thanks! Big thumbs up on convenient parking, right outside your door! Try finding anything like that at a major hotel in LV -- don't think so!! This motel6 is strategically located on Tropicana and Koval lane so you can get *anywhere* with ease, and avoiding the horrible strip traffic by bypassing it on Koval. Yes, it's only a motel quality (very clean) but let's get real folks, if you plan to hang out in your room all day while in LV then you need to get your head checked!

    We new it would stink, but it was still way overpriced!


    By far, the most expensive, smelly hotel experience of my life. I knew it would not be a great experience, but I only needed one nights stay in Las Vegas. It is difficult to get a Saturday only stay at the better hotels. I decided that I would just get this room for $68 and buy an air freshner upon arrival.

    Boy did that room stink. Cross between rotten eggs and somebody just getting out of the bathroom after doing a number 2! Air freshner and lysol spray helped a little, but really, for $68, this should not be.

    The following week I decided to get a room at the Excalibur for $79.

    What a nice change. See related review coming soon.

    You get what you pay for


    The Motel 6 is close to the MGM and Tropicana. If you are looking for a place to save money on a room, this is the place. But it is a Motel 6.

    Don't expect shampoo or an upscale crowd. Nevertheless, I was satisfied. On a suuny day, out by the pool with palm trees and a view of the MGM tower, you can pretend you're staying at a casino. Also you're next store to the San Reno hotel, home of the $4.99 steak breakfast and/or prime rib dinner's The specials are not actually on the menu. Have fun -Vegas is a great place.

    Good value for the money!


    We got a room here on very short notice when our plans changed. The room was quite small but the beds were good, and who comes to Vegas to sit in their room?? The price was reasonable and the location is great, within strolling distance to the San Remo, Tropicana, MGM Grand, Excalibur, and New York New York. The convenience of parking a few steps from your door beats hauling luggage a quarter of a mile from a resort casino parking lot any day! We'll definitely stay here again when we come to Vegas.

    Kudos to the MOTEL 6


    I stayed at the Motel 6 for 3 nights Spt. 23-27, 2003. The room was exceptionally clean and well furnished, nice TV with a good choice of channels.But what is REALLY a VALUE are their rates. This trip was on very short notice and I did check rates for other hotels on the net and nothing came close, especially considering the great location. All other's charged at least double or three times of the rate I paid at Motel 6- and they were by no means fancy.I greatly appreciated the free local calls ( most other Hotels in Las Vegas now charge at least $ 1 for a local call), and on the phone there was a modem jack, so using my laptop was not only free but very easy. Lot's of electrical outlets aswell.-I have stayed in many Hotels in Las Vegas, and their definition of a deluxe or luxury room is very strange. Most of the time I found myself in quite filthy rooms which had nothing luxurious about them- except the price tag.This Motel 6 is located right behind the MGM Grand Hotel.You can reach it leisurely within a 5 minutes walk. Many other Casinos (New York New York, Tropicana, Excalibur, Luxor, Mandalay Bay) are all only a few yards from there. I enjoyed the Casino at the Paris and MGM most. Since the Motel 6 does not have it's own restaurant, I indulged at the MGM's Buffet which is more than oppulent. Very, very good food, very nice service. The Motel 6 has 2 pools- nothing fancy, but a nice touch for a few relaxing moments inbetween.There is a reasonably priced convenience store right next to the lobby, for soda, beer or other snacks.I did get a CAT (public bus) pass for $ 5, good for 24 hours unlimited rides, and thus found a Von's supermarket 4 stops east on Tropicana. There is also a Bank of America Branch there- should you need to replenish your funds.Granted, the Motel 6 might not be the right choice for everyone- if you want room service or a spa or other indulgances if you come to Vegas for a special occasion, but for many others I can REALLY recommend the Motel 6 as a very clean, friendly and economical alternative to some of the run-down properties-espcially in the Downtown area.At the Motel 6 you get really a good value for your money and have a lot left over to splurge on other things you desire.From now on, I will always stay there!!Especially since everything was soooooo clean and the staff was very nice and pleasant.

    Motel 6, Clean and close to the strip.


    My husband and I have stayed at Motel 6 on Tropicana 6 times in the past two years. It is very convenient to the strip and very clean. We like Motel 6 because they have Saturday check-in, which a lot of hotels in Las Vegas do not, especially on holiday weekends. The only time I ever felt uncomfortable there was when there were a lot of loud people hanging out in the parking lot one particular weekend. Someone complained and the problem was handled.

    Value for Money-Six of the Best


    We arrived in Las Vegas around midnight and took a taxi ( van type )as there was four adults and one child and four large suitcases and a push chair. We gave the cab driver the address of the motel 6 and were then taken on a tour of the southern end of the strip when in effect the motel is situated just down the road from the airport as we realized the following morning when we took a cab back to the airport to pick up a hire car and the cab fare was about a third of the previous nights fare. At least we had'nt been sold the Brooklyn bridge.

    The motel 6 however was inexpensive, clean and in a good position for exploring the area of the strip around the Luxor, New York New York , the MGM and the Monte Carlo hotels, where incidentally we stayed for two nights for a wedding reception before touring California where we continued to use the motel 6 chain wherever possible. On our return to Vegas we again used the same motel for one further night before returning home.

    Mr & Mrs Clarkson & family ( Burnley, Lancs, England.

    TripAdvisor Reviews Motel 6 Las Vegas - Tropicana

    3.50 of 5 stars Very Good

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