Short TR of our Thanksgiving stay. Me, my two sisters, and our parents usually spend two or three days in AC for Thanksgiving. This year my parents stayed Wed/Thu and my sisters and I stayed through Friday. We'd initially booked Resorts but then someone posted a good deal for Tropicana on here (the one w/the $20 per day breakfast credit) so we switched it there.
We got in before 4 and we were able to check in with no wait. They put both of us in the West Tower and both rooms were the updated ones (3510 and 4716). For those wondering, the updates aren't full on renovations, but are more cosmetic. Still 90% than what was there before, though. New paint, laminate hardwood floors, flat screen TVs. I'm still not fond of the bathroom.
Most of our time was spent in Tropicana. We normally like to get out and explore but it was too friggin cold. We left once and that was Thanksgiving to go to the Caesars buffet (I put that experience in another post). Anyway, Trop is big enough that we weren't bored. We did some slots but no big wins. My mom even tried her hand at VP for the first time. She said she had no idea what she was doing but had fun lol.
The $20 breakfast credit (per day/per room) was good for the buffet or the Seaside Cafe. The buffet wasn't open until Friday, so we did the cafe. Service was fine. Food was fine. It was breakfast. But the food credits (they allowed us to combine on one bill) were great w/5 of us. Other places we ate/drank were Broadway Burger Bar (both the meat eaters and vegetarians were pleased), Casa Taco & Tequila Bar, Chickie's & Pete's, Firewaters ($5 Long Island Iced Tea FTW!), and Tango Lounge. I highly suggest the $2 tacos and $6 margaritas during happy hour at Casa. And we made our usual stops at Zetyinia for random things and Lick for cheap(er) water.
Tropicana was busy Wednesday, busy Thursday, and packed on Friday. It was nice to see so many people. We went last year shortly after Sandy and it was a huge difference. So another successful Thanksgiving trip and we'll be back...sometime. We don't really plan.