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» Nearby: Encore   SLS Las Vegas   Circus Circus  

History:

Built by Las Vegas legend, the late Bob Stupak on the site the original Vegas World casino, the Stratosphere is the worlds tallest observation deck thingy. Around here we call it Seattle, Las Vegas due to its Space Needle rip-off kinda design. The Stratosphere opened in 1996 at a price tag of at least $550 million - costs skyrocketed when it was realized 2/3 of the way through construction that the support for the tower was uneven. Ooops!


Stratosphere Cool Stuff:

Thrill seekers rejoice! The Stratosphere tower features three insane rides : Big Shot, X-Scream & Insanity, The Ride (All rides $13 + tower access)

Stratosphere Tower Ticket Prices:
Hotel Guests $12, Adult :$16, Children: $10, Seniors: $12, Locals $12



The Real Deal on Stratosphere:

The Stratosphere Hotel & Casino kinda gets a bum rap. The rooms are priced to move, the dining is full of value and the casino is playable and... well... kinda fun. If you're looking for a great deal, the Strat is definitely a better bet than the aging Sahara and the puketastic Circus Circus if you don't mind being a slight bit isolated.

As for the casino, The Stratosphere offers a bunch of oddball variations on blackjack, roulette and other games. While it may be tempting to try your luck at Double Exposure Blackjack or some of these other carnival variations on standard casino games, remember they've been rigged to make the odds even more in favor of the house. Stay away from Double Exposure Blackjack and Crapsless Craps at Stratosphere!


The Casino at Stratosphere

If you're going to the Stratosphere, be sure to get on the 10x Craps table odds as well as the single Zero roulette. Also be sure to stay away from the Double Exposure blackjack, its a sucker bet as is the Crapsless Craps. Other games offered: Slots, Video Poker, Poker Room, Sportsbook, Single/Double/Shoe blackjack, PaiGow, Mini-Baccarat, Three Card Poker, Caribbean Stud, Let It Ride and the Big Six Wheel.


The Rooms at Stratosphere

The Strat offers three categories of rooms, with multiple options in each category. Room Towers - are your basic smallish hotel rooms located in the Premier, World or Regency hotel towers. World and Regency were renovated in 2005, Premier tower has the newest rooms. The Mini-Suites come in two flavors, Tower Suites and Casino Suites, the casino suites offer the best bang for the buck. Premier Suites come in four graduating sizes, Presidential (smaller), Penthouse (big), VIP (huge) and Premier (the best). All rooms are well appointed, clean and affordable. If you've got the cash to upgrade to a suite, you won't be disappointed. The suites have 'spa tubs' which isn't exactly a jacuzzi but is better than nothing.


The Restaurants at Stratosphere

Stratosphere dining options include, Top of The World -- dining at 833 feet off the ground. Make reservations if visiting on the weekend. They also offer an array of diners, buffets, delis and restaurants on the ground floor as well, particularly notable is Fellini's Ristorante - Italian, The Buffet and Roxy's Diner. The Crazy Armadillo Oyster Bar, The Cafe and Naga's Chinese Express are all gone.


Reader Ratings & Reviews:

My Rating: 4 krhsnow posted on 15th June 2016 :

One of my favorite hotels in Vegas. I've stayed at this hotel for the past nine years. Location is not that great but the resort is good. Lots of shops, restaurants, entertainment and two pools. Slot machines seem to be a bit looser than south end of strip.

My Rating: 4 Jaredjensen posted on 6th February 2014 :

Have not spent much time here except on my wedding day. After our wedding we came to eat On Top of th World. It was an amazing experience with a great view and some of the best food I have ever eaten. Definitely the most expensive. I am a pretty savvy spender so I wont be going back anytime soon unless I win the lottery.

My Rating: 3 kayday posted on 13th March 2013 :

Took advantage of two-night comp over Presidents Day weekend. Stratosphere Select room was clean, comfortable, and quiet, despite being next to the ice machine. Casino was crap, however. All "blackjack" was 6-5, and it seems many of the most popular slots had been removed (not a Wizard of Oz slot of any variety to be found).

My Rating: 6 MGMCaesars posted on 17th August 2012 :

Tall, sky, fall in bungee!

My Rating: 4 Stosh posted on 18th June 2011 :

I'm guessing the security guard thought I was gonna propose up there or something, but parts of me still think I straight up yoda tranced the cat. Many fond memories of Romance at Top of The World, all before they knocked over Stardust/Frontier/et al., obviously. Still always write Level 107 in pencil before every trip.

My Rating: 4 Chuckmonster posted on 5th February 2011 :

The Stratosphere is all brand new for 2011. New rooms, new casino, new signage, new paint, new decor and completely refreshed dining. I spend one night here and had a lovely stay. Definitely recommended.

My Rating: 5 bneve posted on 5th January 2011 :

The tower is a must. i love the views at sunset. Picture Perfect!

My Rating: 4 jimmyrandolph posted on 24th January 2009 :

Neat place. Very friendly. Good slots!

My Rating: 6 BobStupak posted on 12th January 2009 :

So many dreams unfulfilled. This was my baby. I risked everything on her.

My Rating: 4 Tinski8D5 posted on 4th November 2008 :

Bite is Hilarious and so is Crapless Craps!

My Rating: 4 mdow222 posted on 2nd October 2008 :

Inexpensive and cheap.... what can I say...Best view of Vegas from the tower

My Rating: 2 donnymac66 posted on 30th November 1999 :

It was a long time ago that I stayed at the Strat. But I remember really liking the casino and hating the location

My Rating: 3 Spyder posted on 30th November 1999 :

Nice hotel, good casino, just a little out of the way of everything still. Maybe once the strip grows, it'll do better, but I'd stay there again

My Rating: 3 MinVegas posted on 30th November 1999 :

I haven't had any great experiences at the Stratosphere, but I haven't had any bad ones either. The Stupak legend and that big honkin' tower make it noteworthy.

My Rating: 4 brittjones posted on 30th November 1999 :

Great for the money but the location was an issue

My Rating: 5 gribblja posted on 30th November 1999 :

Stayed at the Strat on previous trip and really enjoyed myself. Would definitely stay again.

My Rating: 4 RockVegas posted on 30th November 1999 :

The food at Top of the World was just okay, but the view is breathtaking. Only spent about 45 minutes in the casino-put $20 in a 25 cent Wheel of Fortune and cashed out with $374. Might stop by this joint again sometime.

My Rating: 2 bobtiki posted on 30th November 1999 :

Boring and far from everything, the Stratosphere's only redeeming qualities are the revolving restaurant that gives you a view from the end of the strip, and the thrill rides at the top of the tower. If only they'd build that roller coaster that descends straight down from the top, I mist just go back for an hour or two.

My Rating: 3 maintrainstation posted on 30th November 1999 :

Now that I've stayed here in May 2008 just for the sake of saying that I've stayed here, I can now assure everyone who asks me that if it's north of Sahara Avenue, it doesn't qualify as being the "strip." The rooms are very standard at best, and you're not close to much...the best thing being the "Luv-It Frozen Custard" stand. If you can spend a few more bucks, stay further south on the strip. If you can't, stay on Fremont Street.