The primary reason many people go to Atlantic City is to gamble. However, as gambling legalization has loosened up across the eastern United States, there are other considerations as a tourist for visiting Atlantic City. As someone who frequently visits, one of my favorite spots to stay in is the Tropicana Casino & Resort. My hope is this guide will explain the ins and outs and visiting the third largest casino resort in Atlantic City by number of rooms.
Which tower is better at the Tropicana Atlantic City?
It’s hard to determine what the best tower is at the Tropicana, as the six different towers all have different advantages and disadvantages. I will break them down.
The West Tower is described on the Tropicana website as a ‘comfortable stay at a comfortable price’. It was renovated in 2012, after originally being built in 1996. It has 604 rooms and is the largest tower by number of rooms. I’ve stayed here several times. It puts you close to the action at the ‘Quarter’ just off of the elevator. As someone who prefers to stay in a room with hard floors instead of carpet, I always like that fact about the West Tower rooms as well. The rooms are modestly sized standard hotel rooms (420 square feet) with the king room or two queens, a desk and a 32″ TV. The bathrooms are very standard as well. Rooms fit up to 4 people.
The Havana Tower is the newest tower in the building in terms of construction date. It was built in 2003, updated in 2013 and renovated in 2016. The rooms are 360 square feet with the option of a two queen room or king room. The rooms are pretty standard with the bed(s), desk and 42″ TV. The rooms include a walk-in shower and are close to the ‘Quarter’ restaurants and nightlife. Rooms fit a maximum of 4 people and it’s a non-smoking tower. The Havana Tower also has one bedroom 630 square feet suites available with larger TV, sofa, and other upgrades from the standard room, including a living room separated from the bedroom. The Havana Tower also has king size handicap accessible rooms. The rooms are carpeted.
The North Tower was the first tower built in the Tropicana in 1981 and is also the second largest with 521 rooms. It was renovated between 2014-2015. The standard North Tower rooms are between 340-350 square feet and include oceanfront views, a shower, and shower bath combination. The rooms have a 42″ TV and are closer to the casino floor and outdoor pool rather than the Quarter. It is non-smoking tower with in-room refrigerators. There’s also accessible rooms available and the option of upgrading to a 510 square foot king bedroom suite. The rooms are carpeted.
The South Tower is the second tower built in the Trop and was originally constructed in 1989 and was newly renovated in 2018. The rooms are roughly 360 square feet and include a 49″ TV. The rooms are carpeted and close to the casino floor and indoor pool. The tower is non-smoking. The rooms have bathrooms with shower/bath combinations.
The Chelsea Tower is the smallest tower in Tropicana with 358 rooms. This tower was actually originally a hotel called The Chelsea. In 2018 Eldorado Resorts (Now Caesars Entertainment) bought the property for more rooms and built a skybridge to the existing property further expanding the footprint of the Trop. The rooms are roughly 350 square feet and include 37″ TVs. The bathrooms are showers only.
This is the lower tower within the Chelsea Tower opened in 2018 and renovated the same year.
What restaurants are open at the Tropicana Casino in Atlantic City?
A Dam Good Sports Bar
Broadway Burger Bar
Casa Taco & Tequila Bar
Chelsea Five Gastropub
Chickie’s and Pete’s Crab House and Sports Bar
Cuba Libre Restaurant & Rum Bar
Hash House A Go Go
Hooters Atlantic City
La Petite Creperie
P.F. Chang’s Atlantic City
Wild Honey Smokehouse and Tavern
The Marketplace (A food court on the ground floor that includes: A Dam Good Deli, Going Nuts, The Green Bar, Haagen Dazs, Marketplace Express, Perry’s Pizza, Starbucks, Tony Luke’s.)
The Quarter (A mall like area on the main level that includes: Mrs. Fields, Pizata, Starbucks, Zeytinia Gourmet Food and Marketplace.)
Who owns the Tropicana Atlantic City? Did Caesars buy Tropicana Atlantic City?
In 2018, Gaming and Leisure Properties acquired the five Tropicana Entertainment casinos for $964 million. The acquisition was part of a three way deal that includes a licensing agreement with Eldorado Resorts (now Caesars Entertainment) which leases the property from Gaming and Leisure Properties. The casino uses the Caesars Rewards program for frequent players.
Does Tropicana Atlantic City have free parking?
Self-parking for non Caesars Rewards or Caesars Gold members is $10 for the entire duration of stay, with no in-and-out privileges. If you ask at the front desk, you can often get a $5 off coupon. According to the Caesars website, self-parking and valet is free for Caesars Rewards members at the Platinum, Diamond and Seven Stars levels. Valet for Platinum Members will only be available in select markets, so be sure to double check with the hotel if you are at platinum level.
Does Tropicana Atlantic City have a pool?
The Tropicana Atlantic City has three outdoor pools (Blue Parrot Pool, Cabana Five Pool, and the Oasis Outdoor Pool). The Cabana Five Pool is 21+ only and the Oasis Outdoor Pool is 18+. Blue Parrot Pool accepts those under 18, but they must be accompanied by an adult. The indoor pool is in the South Tower. You can find more information on pool hours and cabana, daybed, and lounge chair rentals here.
Can you smoke in the Tropicana Atlantic City? Does the Tropicana Atlantic City have smoking rooms?
There are designated smoking areas on the casino floor at the Tropicana Atlantic City, and there previously was a smoker’s lounge that was closed on my last visit there. However, there are notably less smoking areas since the COVID-19 pandemic.
The hotel does offer smoking rooms for reservation.