Guests of Tropicana or M Resort can now take a free shuttle between the two Las Vegas resorts.
The two hotel-casinos are now sister resorts, both owned by Penn National Gaming, so this is a sweet perk if you like either or both of these destinations. Penn National Gaming bought Tropicana for $360 million.
The free shuttle will pick up and drop off at the north entrance of Tropicana Las Vegas (pictured below), and at The M’s valet area.
The free shuttles run every few hours, departing M Resort at noon, 2:00 p.m., 6:00 p.m., 10:00 p.m. and 11:00 p.m. The shuttle departs Tropicana at 12:30 p.m., 2:30 p.m., 6:30 p.m., 10:30 p.m. and 11:30 p.m.
The official resort Web sites say the shuttles are reserved for hotel guests, but slip the driver a few bucks and we’re pretty sure you’re cool either way. This is Vegas, not Provost.
Here’s the schedule in visual form, since you totally just skimmed the schedule we went to the trouble of typing, above.
Here’s the shuttle information on the Tropicana site, and on the M Resort site. It’s refreshing to see somebody on their Web team has their act together. One of the benefits of corporate centralization, no doubt.
It’s worth noting Tropicana also has free shuttle service to the Town Square shopping center. Don’t take that shuttle by mistake. There’s no gambling at Town Square. But nobody’s perfect.
While Tropicana and M Resort may be connected by ownership and free shuttle service, the resorts don’t yet share a common loyalty club, but that’s in the works. In time, both will be part of Penn National Gaming’s Marquee Rewards.
We expect to see more guests using the Trop-to-M shuttle than the other way around (except to get back to the Trop), mainly because M Resort tends to serve a locals.
If you’re staying at Tropicana and need something to entice you to M Resort, look no further than The M’s conspicuously-endowed cocktail waitresses. Wait, buffet. The M’s Studio B Buffet. That’s totally what we meant.