Casino Profile - Stratosphere Hotel and Casino Las Vegas, Nevada
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 2,429 rooms and suites and all guests get free access to the two resort pools: the 15,000 square foot Elation pool on the 8th floor with jacuzzis and cabanas as well as the adult-only, topless-optional RADIUS rooftop pool on the 25th floor as well as a 24-hour fitness center. Elite rooms feature work area with desk, flat screen TV, refrigerator, luxury bedding and walk-in shower. Suites include all the amenities from the deluxe rooms as well as a separate sitting area and additional other features (wet bar, jetted tub) depending on the type of suite.
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 80,000 square foot casino floor which has thew newest slot and video poker games, as well as table games including craps, blackjack, pai gow poker, three card poker and a big 6 wheel. There is also a newly-renovated race and sportsbook and a 10-table poker room.
As for dining, the Stratosphere has six 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 pizza at Nunzio's pizzeria or burgers and other American cuisine at Roxy's Diner.
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 as well as a Sunday brunch that includes chilled crab legs, champagne and mimosas!
If you want to head to the top of the tower to see the breathtaking views of Las Vegas, you will have to pay an admission of $20 Sunday-Thursday and $25 Friday, Saturday and major Holidays. There is reduced admission for hotel guests and children 12 & under.
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 at 829 feet. If you are interested in riding all the thrill rides, you may be interested in the Ultimate Package admission which includes one SkyJump and an unlimited wristband for the other thrill rides.
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