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Polynesian Theme. The front entrance features two huge Easter-Island style heads. The casino is located in the main tower. Convention space is in the Island Tower, about 200 yards from the Main tower, connected by a causeway over the tropical lagoon area equipped with airport-style moving belts.
There is no gambling in the Island Tower, and all STOC 95 participants who register at the Tropicana will be housed there.
From the airport, catch a van. It is about 2 miles. By car, take Interstate 15 to the Tropicana exit. Turn East, past the Excalibur cross the Strip (Las Vegas Blvd) and make an right turn just past the hotel.
Conference participants, $75 for 1 or 2 persons, $87 for 3 persons. 2000 rooms. 739-2645 or 800-634-4000.
Midweek $49 up to 4 persons. 4000 rooms. 597-7777 or 800-937-7777.
Midweek $59 up to 2 persons. 2500 rooms. 262-4000 or 800-288-1000.
Midweek $48 up to 2 persons. 1100 rooms. 739-8111 or 800-634-6713.
Midweek $59 up to 2 adults. 700 rooms. 739-9000 or 800-522-7366.
Midweek $79 up to 2 adults. 5000 rooms. 891-1111 or 800-929-1111.
These tiny places seem quite incongruous next to the mighty Excalibur and MGM Grand, and in the long run they will surely be torn down to make room for giant new properties, but at this time, they offer rooms that are cheap and close.
In each case, the rate given is the cheapest quote I got for one person in mid-week. For most Las Vegas hotels, mid-week rates apply Sunday through Thursday, and weekend rates Friday and Saturday, and are typically twice as much. In some of the smaller hotels, weekend rates are determined online, i.e., that very Friday morning.
NR = no reservations
R = reservations
RC = reservations can be held with credit card
Name of Inn Miles Phones Rate East Side of the Strip, South of Four Corners: White Sands Motel 0.3 Happi Inn 0.5 Olympus Inn 0.5 Motel 8 0.6 798-7223 25 NR Sunbird Inn 0.7 739-1915 30 RC Fez Motel 0.8 736-6014 20 NR Royal Oasis Motor Inn 0.9 Diamond Inn 0.9 736-2565 26 NR Glass Pool Inn 1.0 739-6636 24 NR (Has pool with windows) 800-527-7118 Casa Malaga 1.0 739-8362 25 RC Silver Sands Motel 1.0 Cardinal Motel 1.1 Polyanna Motel 1.1 Klondike Inn and Casino 1.2 739-9351 29 RC (1 month in advance) East Side of the Strip, North of Four Corners: Full Moon Motel 0.3 736-0055 24 R (cash deposit only) Polo Towers and Casino 0.4 261-1000 79 RC 800-935-2233 Travellodge South Strip 0.5 736-3443 49 RC 800-578-7878 Tahiti 0.6 West Side of the Strip, North of Four Corners: Rodeway Inn 0.2 736-1434 55 RC La Quinta Inn 0.2 Desert Rose Motel 0.2 739-6739 37 R (Pets welcome) 736-6000 (must arrive by 6) Boardwalk Hotel 0.4 735-1167 35 RC and Casino 800-635-4581 ($6.95 16 oz Porterhouse Steak. $1 Blackjack.) Center Strip Inn 0.7 739-6066 30 RC 800-777-7737 Miscellaneous Locations near the Tropicana Motel 6 0.2 798-0728 Corner Tropicana and Koval, East of the San Remo, same block as Tropicana Comfort Inn South 0.3 736-3600 Corner Koval and Reno, South of Motel 6, same block as the Tropicana