"Into the great wide open" Stratosphere Hotel and Casino Tip by worldglobetrotter

Stratosphere Hotel and Casino, Las Vegas: 11,061 reviews and 54 photos

by worldglobetrotter

This is where we laid our heads to rest after a whirlwind day of sightseeing. The hotel is nice and comfortable, although we didn't spend a lot of time there!

The Strat is north of all the other casinos on the Strip, and it's a long walk just to the Sahara, the closest casino. It's best for people with cars, or who don't mind mass transit or shuttles.

What You Get Bottles of in the Bathroom: You get shampoo and conditioner in tower-shaped bottles.

Really, did you go to Vegas to sit in the room or did you go to explore this wildly entertaining city? Right.

I did like our hotel. Not as crowded or loud as some of the others in the middle of the strip...nice and comfy.

Unique Qualities: Top of the World: This is one of the most expensive restaurants in Las Vegas. It is at the top of the Stratosphere Tower, so the views are spectacular. Everything comes a la carte, meaning if you order a steak, you pay an extra $5 for the potato, and then more for the vegetables and dessert. It can be very romantic, and if you really want to impress someone, book a reservation for sunset and watch the valley twinkle in the twilight. If you want a good deal, though, check out the lunch menu here, which starts just over $10 and includes a free ride up the tower. The view's nicer at night, because during the day you see all the smog hanging over the valley, but we can't afford to be picky.

At 1,149 feet, the Stratosphere Tower is the tallest freestanding observation tower in the United States and the tallest building west of the Mississippi River.

From the observation decks, lounge, restaurant, meeting & banquet space and private dining rooms, guests enjoy panoramic views of the Las Vegas Strip and the surrounding valley.

The High Roller roller coaster is the world's highest roller coaster! At 909 feet above the ground, the High Roller rockets around the tower pod on 840 feet of track banking sharply at 32-degree angles, traveling approximately 32 miles per hour.

The Big Shot thrill ride catapults 16 riders from the 921-foot high platform up the Tower's mast to a height of 1,081 feet. Traveling at 45 miles per hour, riders experience 4G's as they reach the very top, and feel negative G's on the way down.

There's also the Tower Shops for those who want to shop rather than scream.

Address: 2000 S LAS VEGAS BLVD, Las Vegas, NV 89104
Price Comparison: least expensive
Directions: If you can find a better rate for the Stratosphere Hotel anywhere on the Internet, call them and they'll match it.
Phone: 1-800-998-6937
Price: US$80-120
Theme: Hotel
Website: http://www.stratospherehotel.com/

Review Helpfulness: 3.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Written Oct 7, 2004
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