The Stratosphere consists of 2,444 rooms in two towers, one with 24 floors and the other with nine. Facilities include a health and beauty spa offering body and facial treatments and in-room or poolside massage in addition to a full menu of beauty services. The hotel contains two video-game arcades, including a large one encircling the tower's base. Some 50 shops are also located at the tower's base.
What to expect: Rising 113 stories, the tower is the tallest free-standing structure in the West. Elevators whisk guests to indoor and outdoor observation decks with 360-degree views of the mountain-ringed desert valley. At night, the valley becomes a neon sea. This hotel appeals to both budget-minded vacationers and families.
Amenity highlights: The tower offers a revolving restaurant, a lounge, the world's highest rollercoaster, and "The Big Shot" ride, in which thrillseekers are thrust up the tower's needle and repeatedly dropped down. Cabanas furnished with a ceiling fan, television, telephone, and padded lounges can be rented around the large, eighth-floor rooftop pool, which contains basketball hoops and a volleyball net. Next to the pool, a 12-person, freeform spa supplies convivial soaking. Also within the pool complex is a fitness center with an outdoor free-weight area.
Dining at The Stratosphere
Top of the World Restaurant - (pictured left) Some 1,000 feet above Las Vegas, this revolving restaurant offers casual lunches and fine-dining dinners, including a signature Chocolate Stratosphere dessert, in the shape of the tower, that gratifies two. On a separate level, a lounge offers cocktails and live music at night.
The Crazy Armadillo Oyster Bar - This lively spot features exotic drinks, seafood, and live music.
The Courtyard Buffet - This large restaurant provides breakfast, lunch, and dinner buffets.
Roxy's Diner - This restaurant serves fast food in a 1950s-style setting.
Lucky's Cafè - The 24-hour coffee shop features a vintage Vegas theme and light meals.
Hamada Asian Village - The feature here is Japanese food.
Fellini's Ristorante Italiano - Fellini's serves regional Italian fare.
Entertainment at The Stratosphere
In the Broadway Showroom, Viva Las Vegas entertains with variety acts in the afternoon, and at night American Superstars presents a tribute to famous musicians.
An Outdoor Events Center periodically offers boxing matches, concerts, and other shows.
The tower's indoor observation deck offers Vegas Uncovered, an audio tour of the sprawling views below.
Comprising more than 100,000 square feet, the casino supplies slots, video poker, backjack, craps, roulette, baccarat, pai gow, keno, and a sports book.
Stratosphere Player's Club offers membership cards that earn cash-back points and discounts on facilities for slots and gaming-table play.
Recreation and Entertainment
Golf - driving range
Rooms at The Stratosphere
Guestrooms offer either green/gold/violet or rose/blue fabric colors to complement sand-colored walls. Each room contains either a desk and two chairs or a table and two chairs and provides a tub/shower combination.
One king bed or two queen beds. 340 square feet. Contemporary-style de'cor. Rose- and-blue color scheme. Tub/shower combination. Dial-up Internet access.