The Wait Is (Finally) Over For This Trop DoubleTree Mashup
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The Tropicana was originally supposed to start taking reservations as a DoubleTree this month, "sometime" in January. Then, the hotel said it would happen earlier, "sometime" in December. Then the date switched back to January -- the 31st. Now, the Trop/Doubletree website says the 10th, which is today. Consider us officially confused.
A return to the website at 1 p.m. PST found that, yes, reservations are finally being accepted via DoubleTree. After poking around the site, room rates appear to start at $59 a night. When we checked rates on Tropicana's website last week, rates were starting around the $54.99 mark. A $19.95 resort fee is also still in effective.
On the plus side, guests will be able to use and earn Hilton Honors points for their stay. There's also those infamous hot cookies at check in. If you get there before us, let us know if they're everything you've heard them to be.