Stratosphere Tower – Casino & Resort Hotel


Location. Located on the northern end of the Strip, the Stratosphere Tower – Casino & Resort Hotel is less than two miles from downtown Las Vegas, Nev. The Las Vegas Convention Center is located two miles away.

Hotel Features. The hotel’s tower rises 113 stories and qualifies as one of the tallest free-standing structures located west of the Mississippi River. Elevators ascend to indoor/outdoor observation decks with 360-degree views. The Top of the World Restaurant revolves above the city of Las Vegas and serves steaks, seafood and continental cuisine during lunch and dinner hours. Romance at the Top of the World lounge offers jazz-band entertainment and DJ music, for fees. An 80,000-square-foot casino offers approximately 50 table games, 1,500 slot and video poker games, a poker room and a race and sports book.

The eight-floor pool complex includes a freeform pool with a rock waterfall, a tropical ocean-scene wall, volleyball nets and rental cabanas. A second outdoor pool is reserved for adults, only. Roni Josef International Salon and Spa offers body treatments that include Swedish and Western therapies. An indoor/outdoor fitness center overlooks the activity pool and houses cardiovascular and weight-training machines.

Guestrooms. This 24-story hotel and casino offers 2,444 located in two towers. Accommodations afford city or mountain views. Rooms reveal contemporary décor and earth-tone hues. Select accommodations feature sofa beds and marble foyers, while marble bathrooms contain dual sinks, jetted tubs and glass-enclosed showers. Some suites provide complimentary laptop-compatible in-room safes. Wireless Internet access is available, for a fee.

Expert Tip. This Las Vegas property offers three top-of-the-tower thrill rides that include Insanity, X-Scream and lastly, Big Shot, that launches passengers 160 feet in 2.5 seconds along a 238-foot mast that extends like a needle from the tower.

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