LAS VEGAS, Nev. (FOX5) – Some guests are getting the full tropicana experience while they still can, checking in to rooms before the final check-out on Tuesday, when the historic hotel closes for good.

“It’s an end of an era here, we’ll never see the Tropicana again,” said one Tropicana guest.

“This is our first time in Vegas, so we were kind of excited that we could stay at a classic hotel before it closed,” said another guest.

One of the hotel’s last guests was the comedian known as Concrete from LA, who headlined the Laugh Factory’s final shows at the Tropicana over the weekend, both with sold-out crowds.

“They knew that it was a special moment. They knew that it was a special night, and everyone who came was saying I came to see you, but I also wanted to be a part of history. You could just feel the vibe in the building, that it’s coming to an end.”

It’s a weekend of reminiscing at the Tropicana before it closes for good on Tuesday after 67 years on the Las Vegas Strip.

Concrete said he feels lucky to have been a part of the final chapter at the Tropicana, and he brought his family to experience it with him.

“I remember coming here as a kid, and we actually stayed in our car. We didn’t have the money to be able to get into a hotel,” he said. “And now, to be invited here as a comedian and to be able to close out at one of the most legendary casinos in Las Vegas, it’s been surreal, like a dream come true.”

A family from Minnesota who also stayed at the Tropicana Sunday night said they booked their room back in October, before the hotel’s closing was announced.

“I think we paid $130 for the room, and when we checked in, we heard that rooms were much more expensive for these last couple of nights more recently,” said Tropicana hotel guest Joe Thiegs.

The prices that guests heard were as high as $500 to $1,500 to book a last-minute room. But some say it was worth it to experience one of the last nights of the Tropicana’s 67-year legacy on the Las Vegas Strip.

The gaming floor at the Tropicana will close at 3 a.m. Tuesday, and the food and beverage departments will shut down by noon as the last guests check out of the hotel.


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