Standing at 1,149 ft, the Stratosphere Tower is the signature attraction at the Stratosphere Las Vegas, as well as the tallest freestanding observation tower in the United States. While it was originally planned as a structure that would look like the Eiffel Tower in Paris, because of the size of the property it needed a narrow base so engineers had to build the tower we are all familiar with today and it opened for business in 1996.
The Tower at the Stratosphere in Las Vegas, Nevada*
The hotel at the Stratosphere has 2,427 rooms, plus 250 suites and all guests get free access to the resort pool and a 24-hour fitness center. Deluxe rooms feature work area with desk, flat screen TV, hair dryer, iron and ironing board and in-room WiFi and range in price from $35 to $200 per night (not including resort fee). Suites include all the amenities from the deluxe rooms as well as a separate sitting area, refrigerator and additional other features (wet bar, jetted tub) depending on the type of suite. These rooms range in price from $95-$320 per night (not including resort fee).
A Standard room at Stratosphere Casino Hotel & Tower*
If you are planning to do any gambling during your stay, be sure to sign up for ace | PLAY, the property’s players club. You can sign up for an ace | PLAY card at the players club desk and use the card while you play to earn cash, slot play and/or comps. Ace | PLAY has four tiers which are based on play and the rewards you earn will vary based on which tier you are in.
Once you have your ace | PLAY card, get ready to visit the casino floor which has more than 800 slot and video poker games, as well as 45 table games, including craps, blackjack, pai gow poker, three card poker and a big 6 wheel. There is also a race and sportsbook and a 15-table poker room.
As for dining, the Stratosphere has seven different restaurants, including one buffet, so you should be able to find something for almost anyone. If you are looking for something a little special, you can grab seafood and steaks at McCall’s Heartland Grill, Italian fare at Fellini’s or head on up to the Top of the World restaurant which offers a revolving, 360 degree view of Vegas from atop the property’s tower. If you want something more casual you can get sandwiches at Carvery 108, burgers and other American cuisine at Roxy’s Diner, or grab a bite by the pool at 8 Pool Cafe and Bar.
A Look at The Top of The World Restaurant*
The buffet features a little bit of everything including Pan-Asian, Southwestern, American comfort foods and a carving station and is priced at $14.99 for lunch and $19.99 for dinner and the weekend brunch (Saturday/Sunday). If you have an ace | PLAY card, you will receive 10% off this price!
The Stratosphere also has five bars/lounges and two live shows if you’re looking for something to do. MJ Live is a Michael Jackson tribute show which shows nightly at 7 p.m. and features live music and dancing set to MJ’s greatest hits. There is also the Pin Up show, which is 18+ and brings a vintage pin up calendar to life with dancing and music. Discounts are available for both shows for hotel guests.
For the more daring visitor, head on up to the top of the Tower to check out some intense thrill rides. You can blast up in the air on the Big Shot, spin over the edge of the tower on Insanity or dangle off the tower’s edge on the X Scream. You can also jump off the edge of the tower at SkyJump, the highest commercial decelerator descent.
The Stratosphere Hotel and Casino is located at 2000 Las Vegas Blvd. South, Las Vegas, NV 89104. To find out more information or make reservations, visit http://www.stratospherehotel.com/ or call toll-free (800) 998-6937.
* All photos courtesy of Francis & Francis Photography