Las Vegas Stratosphere

User Rating based on 5 reviews

4.05

What the...? You guys booted my pal Bob Stupak for this?


A Quick Look

  • Location: The Strip
  • Hotel Class:
    3
     
  • Room Price:
    2
     
  • Hotel Size:2,427 rooms
  • Casino Size:100,000 sq. ft.
  • Gaming:Yes
  • Nightlife:
    2
     
  • Pool:
    3
     
  • Buffet:
    2
     
  • Best Show:

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The Skinny

Everything at the Las Vegas Stratosphere is okay, and that's about it. The Stratosphere Las Vegas Hotel and Casino fits in with the sort-of-rundown vibe of the far North Strip. The rooms are comfortable and clean, of course the more recently updated ones are better.  The casino has decent games (plus some kookie games leftover from the Stupak era).  The tower is a pretty cool attraction. We'd recommend this place more if it weren't in no-man's land for pedestrians and sightseers and people who want the small thrill of the Stratosphere Las Vegas roller coasters.

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Most Recent Reviews

The first time I stayed in Las Vegas, I stayed at the Stratosphere Hotel. The hotel was clean and the staff was very friendly. I also enjoyed the thrill rides at the top. I would definitely stay here again.

chassity87
Jan 29, 2013
This is the first time that I have ever stayed at the North end of the strip. I am currently in Las Vegas on a biz trip and this was one of the hotels in our budget so we decided...
CRodG
Feb 26, 2010
I picked this place to stay because when i looked online for places to sleep there wasn't much available. Apparently, some convention took most of the rooms along the strip. But,...
jenny
Feb 17, 2010
Comfortable, clean and spacious room. Helpful staff and free admission to the tower. Very good price/value. Nothing really to complain about this hotel. Maybe they could think...
etbt760
Feb 14, 2010

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Quick Facts

  • Check-in at 3pm
  • Check-out at 11am
  • 2000+ Rooms
  • High-Speed Internet
  • On-Site Restaurant
  • Near Restaurants
  • Parking
  • Check-In Age - 21+

Info

Location:
2000 Las Vegas Blvd. South
Las Vegas, Nevada 89104
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Website:
www.stratospherehotel.com

Room Quality:

Good. The Stratosphere Las Vegas Hotel rooms are average-sized, clean and fully functional. Mostly, the decor is creams and browns, with comfortable beds and deep tubs. The front (and smallest) tower is the Regency Tower (not to be confused with the Stratosphere Tower). It is short and has slightly larger, older rooms than the main towers. In the towers the bathrooms are small, with the sink outside in the bedroom. If you want to go upscale, get a "Select" room on the upper floors. They have bathrobes and turn-down service.  You know, because it's so hard turning down the comforter yourself. And don't worry, none of the rooms are close enough to be disturbed by the Stratosphere Las Vegas roller coasters.

Service Quality:

Fair. The Stratosphere Casino, Hotel and Tower Las Vegas has a moderate hotel, and they have room service. Check-in can be a long and trying wait, and in fact it often is.

What You Get Bottles of in the Bathroom:

The Stratosphere Casino, Hotel and Tower Las Vegas tries to make up for it's location by luring you in with some quality stuff in the bathrooms. You get shampoo, conditioner, lotion and bath gel. They used to have bottles of mouthwash, but apparently they decided their clientele smells fresh enough without their help.

Clientele:

A lot of middle Americans stay at the Stratosphere Las Vegas Hotel, especially people from the Midwest. It's a middle-class crowd that is pretty serious about value. What they don't realize beforehand is that they spend just as much on the hotel room plus a cab to get to anywhere on the Strip as they would actually staying somewhere on the Strip. Hmmm... 

How's the Pool?

The pool deck is on the eighth floor, on top of the casino.  It's about average for the Strip and below the best further south. What you get is an irregular-shaped large pool on a huge concrete deck. There are a few palm trees and some fake rocks, but it's mostly just you, water, loungers and kids up on the casino roof. There is a small pool on the 25th floor.  It is for adults only, and is called a topless-optional pool. Casino Boy is THERE!

Resort Fee:

The resort fee is $14.99 a night, but there's some perks. You get unlimited tower admission for up to four guests, 2-for-1 Tickets to see the PIN UP show, discounted Frankie Moreno Tickets, 24/7 access to the fitness center, 20% discount for select services at Roni Josef Spa and Salon and an All-day Thrill Ride Pass for $25. Wish the rides were free!

Is it Worth It?

If you want somewhere to stay that's far off the Strip, then this is your place! The rooms are cheap and the quality is fine, but don't expect to be anywhere close to any other popular Vegas destinations.

Hotel Amenities

  • Wedding Services
  • Spa
  • Security Guard
  • Shoe Shine
  • Free Guest Parking
  • Jacuzzi
  • Fitness Center
  • ATM/Banking
  • Concierge Service
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Parking Garage
  • Restaurants
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Air-conditioning
  • Business Services
  • Conference room(s)
  • Event Catering
  • Room Service
  • Doorperson

Table Games:

Blackjack, craps, roulette, Let It Ride, Pai Gow, and a few other carnival game tables. They deal pretty good games, but you have to watch out for mutations of them, such as Crapless Craps. These variations are skillfully designed to look good to the player, while actually being worse. They offer daily craps lessons, so you can learn to play with confidence here.

Bet Minimums:

Mostly $5 at blackjack and other card games ($10 at Pai Gow). Craps has 10x odds. We advise you skip the crapless game since it has a bigger house advantage. Roulette is $1 chips with $5 minimum, and they have single and double-zero wheels.

Machines:

Slots from a penny on up. They have a few very generous video poker machines scattered about the premises and a good range of full-pay VP at the quarter level. Supposedly, the Strat slots have higher paybacks than the other Strip casinos, so if you're a hardcore slot jockey, it might be a good place to log your hours.  There are dollar slots in the high limit area, so that gives you an idea of the players.

Cocktails?

Fair. It's a weird-shaped casino because it feels really long, so it's easy to get irregular cocktail service. We have noticed it takes a while from the time you order a drink until it is actually brought to you.

Who Gets Comps?

Generous for free room offers. $10 and up for a few hours at the tables will get you a buffet, and it will also put you on their mailing list. However, all comps come through the club, not from pit bosses, and that's bad news. The slot club is fair for cash back, but it is excellent for comping tower passes, meals and rooms. Make sure to get the card and use it. 

Number of TVs:

About 30 TVs with one of them big.

Number of Seats:

65 average chairs for sports with ten more behind a long desk.  20 chairs for racing fans are at desks with TVs.  These chairs are adjustable and nicer. They'll make you feel like you're at the office, if your office has booze and lots of TVs. Ours did, until the boss found out and fired us.

Number of Betting Windows:

Six, with slate boards for marking odds and scores.

Free Drinks?

Not that we could see, but there's a well-stocked bar right behind the sports book. 

Snack Bar?

Stratosphere Las Vegas Casino Hotel doesn't have a snack bar. Sorry. Please don't starve to death. If you end up winning big, maybe you can just chow down in the Top of the World Restaurant. You can probably still order a hot dog or sandwich if you ask nicely enough.

Other Notes:

This is a small sports book but it is moderately comfortable, and suitably dark so you can immerse yourself in the action.

Number of Tables:

Eight tables reside in the poker room, which is now actually a room.

Comfort of Chairs:

They got some comfortable chairs and nice tables.  Our rear ends thank you, Stratosphere Casino, Hotel and Tower Las Vegas.

Closed Room or Open to Casino?

It's a room now, but still not particularly glamorous.  At least they got everything out of the hall and moved it away from the casino floor.

Game Spreads and Limits:

It's all Hold Em, capitalizing on the mooks who see the game on TV. In fact, they spread both structured games starting at a whopping $2-$4, and a $1-$2 no-limit game.

Beginner Games or Classes:

They say they have lessons 24/7 from their friendly dealers. So, show up at 3am and demand they teach you.

How Crowded is the Room?

Not crowded. There is rarely a wait, except maybe on a busy weekend. Maybe get there a little early for one of the tournaments.

Comps?

You get one buck an hour, so get a card so they can add your comps to it.

How Good Are the Players?

Fair to worse. This is a pretty good room for a strong tournament player to win in. The cash games are amateurish; loose enough to be dangerous in the short term and profitable in the long term.

What Else Do I Need to Know?

A few well-structured daily tournaments are offered. Contact the room for details. Overall, this room is about average.

Stratosphere Las Vegas Guest Rooms

Deluxe Room

Deluxe Room

The most basic room offers 350 square feet to roam around in. This may make for a short distance from the door to the bed when you're stumbling in at night. Get either a king or two queen beds and relax while watching the 42-inch plasma TV and the pay movies. Set up your laptop and get some work done on the desk and take advantage of wireless Internet access, available at a charge of course. Smoking and non-smoking rooms are available, light up if you want.

Grand Suite

Grand Suite

These suites each have a bedroom with one king bed, and a separate living room with a sofa bed and a dining area. Bring the whole gang and you can still stick them on the couch, just like at home. Both rooms have 42-inch plasma TVs. Practice your bartending skills at the wet bar and store all your delish leftovers from room service in your own refrigerator. The bathroom has two sinks, we know how you don't like to share. But there's only a shower/tub combination, so you can't have everything to yourself.

Select Room

Select Room

The Stratosphere Casino, Hotel and Tower Las Vegas may seem appealing to people looking for a view. In these rooms, you get panoramic views of The Strip or surrounding valley. Each comes with one king or two queen beds with resort mattresses, which we assume is a fancy word for comfortable mattresses. Bring your iPod and let all your neighbors hear your favorite jams with the MP3 clock radio.

Premier Room

Premier Room

Located on the 14th floor and up with mountain views, these rooms each have one king or two queen beds. Hopefully you're not scared of heights, or mountains. All the rest of the features are pretty basic. You get a TV, bathroom, and the option of a smoking or non-smoking room.

Strip View Room

Strip View Room

These rooms are located in the Premier Tower. They're still pretty small rooms but include views of The Vegas Strip. Each room comes with one king or two queen beds, a TV, and of course a bathroom. Smoking and non-smoking rooms are available.

User Average Review

Overall:
4.05
Service:
4.15
Cleanliness:
4.4
Location:
3.5
Room Quality:
4.15

Based on 5 reviews

Rating Distribution

88.0% recommended it

Stratosphere Las Vegas Reviews

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Overall:
5
Service:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Location:
5
Quality:
5

chassity87 Would recommend to a friend

Date of stay: 2/10

Stratophere Was Great!!!

The first time I stayed in Las Vegas, I stayed at the Stratosphere Hotel. The hotel was clean and the staff was very friendly. I also enjoyed the thrill rides at the top. I would definitely stay here again.

4 Users Reviewed Las Vegas Stratosphere on www.earlyvegas.com and lasvegas.nyctourist.com

Overall:
3.25
Service:
3
Cleanliness:
4
Location:
2
Quality:
4

CRodG would recommend to a friend

Date of stay: 01/31

The Strratosphere was a good, clean hotel to stay in

This is the first time that I have ever stayed at the North end of the strip. I am currently in Las Vegas on a biz trip and this was one of the hotels in our budget so we decided to give it a shot.A nice thing about this hotel is having the monorail within a five minute walk from the hotel... For $5, it is a fast, efficient, and economical way to get around. I have found myself several times jumping on it, just to go over to another hotel/casino to get a quick bite to eat. The pool area looks nice. I say "looks" because I haven't had any free time to throw on a bathing suit and relax out by the pool. Fortunately, the weather has been chilly so I'm not missing out on anything!We did hit happy hour the last two nights in a row- From 5-8pm, $20, UNLIMITED ALCOHOL!!!!!! The only catch is that they only serve, margaritas, martinis and beer. We thought that this was the best deal in town! Over all, The Stratosphere was a good deal for a clean and quiet hotel room.
Overall:
3.75
Service:
4
Cleanliness:
5
Location:
3
Quality:
3

jenny would recommend to a friend

Date of stay: 01/31

THE STRATO

I picked this place to stay because when i looked online for places to sleep there wasn't much available. Apparently, some convention took most of the rooms along the strip. But, i knew of this place because i had gone to a party at the top about 8 years ago. All i remember about it was the cool rides at the top....this is what i thought would be a great adventure to add to our road trip to the midwest. The online price was awesome: 25% off AND 2 for 1 unlimited thrill rides!!! We had a blast. We didn't gamble, just played and drank!!! I would say the Stratosphere is a great value for what you get, not alot of frills, but tons of THRILLS!!!
Overall:
2.75
Service:
3
Cleanliness:
3
Location:
2
Quality:
3

etbt760 would recommend to a friend

Date of stay: 01/31

Stratosphere Hotel Show Review

Comfortable, clean and spacious room. Helpful staff and free admission to the tower. Very good price/value. Nothing really to complain about this hotel. Maybe they could think about more charming furniture??? This hotel is located at one side of the strip; the main attractions are not really in walking distance but there is a bus that is next to the hotel that is very convenient to use.
Overall:
2.5
Service:
3
Cleanliness:
3
Location:
1
Quality:
3

mpdillan would Not recommend to a friend

Date of stay: 01/31

Re: Stratosphere Hotel

After many visits to Vegas and staying at various hotels, we are always looking for a good deal... On our last visit we decided to stay at The Stratosphere, they offered an excellent rate for a Saturday Night stay. Our experience here was pretty good. The room was nice, clean, the bellman was top notch, the bartenders were efficient and friendly and poured great drinks. The only bummer was that the only place to eat in the hotel after midnight is "Lucky's". The service was less than adequate in fact, it took 20 minutes for someone to even take our order and there were only two other tables being occupied at this time. The location of this hotel is not the greatest. A cab ride to Caesar's Palace cost us $15 each way.So if you are looking for a cheap place to stay, this hotel might be good for you. If location is what you want, I would recommend looking for somewhere else to stay.

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Overall:
5
Service:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Location:
5
Quality:
5

chassity87 Would recommend to a friend

Date of stay: 2/10

Stratophere Was Great!!!

The first time I stayed in Las Vegas, I stayed at the Stratosphere Hotel. The hotel was clean and the staff was very friendly. I also enjoyed the thrill rides at the top. I would definitely stay here again.