Review of the Stratosphere Hotel &; Casino, Las Vegas
The Stratosphere Tower Casino and Resort Hotel is centrally located in sin city. And yes, if you were thinking of Vegas you were thinking right. Some say that everything is bigger in Texas, but this skyscraper of a hotel is perhaps the biggest I have ever seen. Settled among the neon light skyline of Las Vegas, Nevada, this casino and resort frequented by high rollers and celebrities is an amazing sight to see. The Las Vegas Convention Center and downtown Las Vegas are both located less than two miles away and make for easy access to popular tourist attractions.
This 113 story hotel and casino is one of the United States’ largest free-standing structures located west of the Mississippi River. Indoor and outdoor observation decks are fully accessible by elevator and provide astonishing 360-degree views of Las Vegas. The hotel’s last renovation was in early 2008 and consisted of multi-million dollar updates and interior décor. The Stratosphere is also home to an 88,000 square ft casino consisting of 50 different table games, 1,500 slot machines, and a poker room where you enjoy poker games with your friends or other random players. Moreover, there is situs poker online that you can also try if you like playing poker online. And if you are looking to take a dip after extensive gambling the eight-floor pool complex offers a freeform pool with cascading rock waterfalls, volleyball nets, and rental cabanas.
Guests can expect everything but a five-star resort offering total relaxation and seclusion. Thankfully, you’re in Vegas and hopefully- you didn’t come here expecting to unwind and indulge in spa treatments. This place has a total of 2,444 guestrooms located throughout two different towers and ranging from Standard Deluxe rooms to Romance Suites. Contemporary décor and Earth tone accents offer a trim and proper, yet simple look to the room. Marble foyer and bathrooms give a classical feel to the Star Suite and are reminiscent of an ancient Roman palace. You can book a Standard room for an average rate of $89-120 per night, or go all out for a Romance Suite which will cost you upwards of $300 per night (I say it’s worth it).
If you want a great meal, at a relatively low cost (compared with the rest of the city), I recommend the onsite restaurant called Top of the World. This unique eatery actually revolves around atop the Stratosphere and gives excellent views of the city of Las Vegas. Top of the World was recently awarded “Best Gourmet Room” by the Las Vegas Review-Journal and can be noted as a premier fine dining experience. The menu includes an impressive array of dishes such as Colorado Rack of Lamb, sizzling tenderized steaks, and three-course meals for two. Also offered are a variety of signature desserts like tiramisu and Belgium chocolate mousse. For reservations of parties, up to 14 people call (702) 381- 7711 or (702) 380- 7764.
If you plan on visiting Las Vegas any time soon, be sure to put the Stratosphere Hotel and Casino on your list of potential places to stay.