Tropicana suites is dilapidated and has the kind of 'dirty' that only 'new everything' can fix. I don't even know where to begin. How about safety? The door is locked via the door handle. There is no security bolt or any other sort of lock on the
door. This was an issue because the hotel didn't feel like a safe place. We felt like we were in a Quentin Terantino film and no one had the courage to lift the mattresses. The dusty rose vintage 80's carpet was filthy in every room, and was secured to the entry threshold by several strips of silver duct tape. No one wanted to remove their shoes. We asked for a non-smoking room and the rooms didn't smell, but there were cigarette burns in one bedspread and burns on the carpet as well. The beds sagged in the middle, bedspreads were faded and outdated, blankets were dingy and worn. The counters in the kitchenette were stained and had a least a dozen holes of varying coin sizes. Every dresser and bedside table was chipped, marked and worn. Everything about this 2 bedroom penthouse suite said that it had seen many decades of use and the abuse of countless guests without updates. We checked in late at night after a concert, shuddered at the room, left our bags and went next door to grab a bite to eat. Upon returning, we inspected the rooms more carefully only to discover that the sliding glass door leading out to the flooded and moldy front deck that we shared with the other penthouse suite was not only unlocked, but slightly open. It took three tries to latch the old door using a sliding lock that seemed to barely catch, and there was no broomstick or other way to secure it. A sliding door on one of the rear bedrooms was also unlocked. In other words, our neighbors in the other penthouse suite could have easily entered our rooms while we ate dinner and taken our bags with laptop, camera etc. To sum it up, the rooms felt dirty and creepy and my two freaked-out teenagers opted to sleep with me in one queen size bed rather than have their own room. Thankfully the sheets, although thin, were white and looked clean, as were the towels. The bathroom seemed to have seen some updates and was probably the cleanest room in the whole place. Scary huh? This should have been a bargain-rate hotel. I paid WAY too much for this room.
Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Short walk from hotel
There's a Starbucks on the corner and lots of other restaurants and shops within an easy walk.