Our Stratosphere Las Vegas Review:
The Stratosphere tries in many ways to overcome the disadvantage of its location in the hinterlands of the Strip but misses the mark in several categories. The biggest obstacle to staying here is that it’s a 10-minute drive to get into the heart of the Strip, where most of the action is. Try making this odyssey on foot and you’re looking at an hour’s haul along the pavement. The Stratosphere’s only neighbour is Circus Circus, whose own appeal is rather limited.
On the up side, the Stratosphere Las Vegas is America’s tallest free-standing observation tower. The views from the upper decks are absolutely incredible, especially at night as the Strip spreads out along the desert floor. There are also two wedding chapels up here and a revolving restaurant. Unfortunately, it’s not free to go to the top of the tower, even for hotel guests.
There are three adrenalin-pumping rides on the tower that are a real hoot if you need some excitement in your day. Insanity: The Ride corkscrews you around at 900 feet above the ground, while X Scream tries to provide you with the unique sensation of falling off a high-rise building. If that’s not enough, the Big Shot shoots you up the side of the tower and lets you free fall to the bottom. They’re each fantastic rides if you like the feeling of your stomach in your throat.
The casino at the Stratosphere does a great job of creating a relaxed and friendly environment with all the usual games, many with a unique twist like crapless craps. In fact, you’ll notice the friendliness of the staff in every part of the resort, a wonderfully welcome change of pace from the robotic faces found on the Strip. This is a rare resort where you don’t need to be a high roller to get a smile and bit of attentive service.
For many reasons, the Stratosphere appeals to families. There are lots of fun games for kids on the middle level of the resort and the outdoor pools are fantastic. Circus Circus is a few minutes away on foot for an acrobatic change of scenery. The on-site fitness centre is large but predictable and the spa covers all the bases but without any real depth of luxury. Shopping is offered along an interesting area with designated cultural streets.
The best dining experience at the Stratosphere is the revolving restaurant at the top of the tower. While the views certainly are impressive, they don’t warrant the astronomical cost of a dinner for two. The cuisine is mediocre, though the wine list deserves credit. Back on earth, the resort contains the usual range of dining options. Prices are reasonable though you won’t find any celebrity chefs working here.
The low price of the rooms at the Stratosphere is one of its biggest selling points. But is it worth being so removed from the glamour of the Strip? The rooms are average at best, with outdated décor and electronics, and little else at this resort shouts Viva Las Vegas! But for visitors with a car, the free valet parking is an absolute treat, making a cruise downtown not such a daunting endeavour.Been here? Rate it:Rating: 5.0/5 (1 vote cast)Stratosphere Las Vegas, 5.0 out of 5 based on 1 rating
Facilities at Stratosphere Las Vegas:
24 Hour Reception3 starAir ConditionedATM / Cash MachineBanquet FacilitiesBar / LoungeBath / Hot TubBusiness CenterCable / Satellite TVCasinoCheap Las Vegas HotelsConciergeConference Room(s)Currency ExchangeDisabled AccessElevator / LiftFitness Room/GymFree ParkingHair DryerHigh-speed InternetIce MachineIn Room MoviesLaundry serviceMassageMassage / Beauty CentreMeeting RoomsModem / Data PortNews StandNon-Smoking RoomsParkingRefrigeratorRestaurantRoom ServiceSafe-Deposit BoxSecurity GuardShowerSwimming poolTheatreTVValet ParkingWake-up Service
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