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Stratosphere Las Vegas Hotel Review

Updated on January 6, 2012

Stratosphere - It's more than just the tower

It's hard to believe that Stratosphere was built in 1996. It almost seems as if it's always been here. The tower provides the highest views in Las Vegas and includes a club and a thrill ride at the top. Although it's technically on the Strip, since it's on Las Vegas Boulevard South, it's not really anywhere near the other Strip hotels and casinos. I'm not sure if they thought a lot more hotels would be built in that area or what, but Stratosphere is kind of out there on its own now.

To get to Downtown Las Vegas on Fremont Street from Stratosphere you'll want to either take a Las Vegas cab or get a lift on the Las Vegas Deuce Bus, which can also get you to the Strip for relatively cheap (about $7 for a 24 hour pass).

What are Stratosphere rooms like?

Stratosphere rooms are nice by normal hotel standards, although I'd call them subpar by newer Las Vegas hotel standards. The thing is, the new Las Vegas hotels have gone so over-the-top with luxury rooms that hotels that try to accommodate the average Las Vegas traveler can look very "blah" in comparison.

The basic room at Stratosphere is the Stratosphere Select. They are kind of small but they do have things like flat screen TVs, which you won't find at all Las Vegas hotels. The Stratosphere Guestroom is a little bigger with a king size bed or two queens. Upgrading from there will get you the Mini Suite, which are smaller than the suites you'll find at hotels like Palazzo but are still bigger than you're Select Room. Two beds are standard. The Premier Suite is the top room option, and it comes with over 2,000 square feet of room, which is a lot more than most people will need, but I know a lot of people like to live it up in Vegas.

Like I always advise, check out the Stratosphere website before you book, or book directly from the website. You can usually find some good deals and save a lot of money.

One thing you should know is that the hotel and the tower are not one in the same. If you want to go to the top of the tower, it's $16. At the top there is an observation deck, a restaurant, a nightclub, and some rides to enjoy. There is also a SkyJump, the highest controlled free fall in the world. It will, of course, cost you extra.


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