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Stratosphere - The Real Deal :
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!
Location of Stratosphere:
This is the Stratospheres achilles heel. It is at the END of the north strip, and because of that, it dosen't have too much foot traffic. You're gonna hafta take taxi, car or monorail to get there. The closest Monorail stop is at Sahara so you'll still have trudge a ways to get to the Stratosphere. Its surely too far to walk if you're staying anywhere south of the former Encore and even that may be pushing it if the heat is on.
Cool Stuff About Stratosphere:
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
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!
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.
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.
The Stratosphere offers some good travel deals which you should check into if youre hoping to go to Vegas on the cheap, and they also give out some goodies to first time Card Club members... check into it when you arrive.
Polly Esthers night club features four levels of retro-jams spanning four eras of music... if you've got a hankering to get your Culture Club on, this is the place to do it.