Stratosphere Hotel Review

Next up on the Vegas Hotels Review list is the Stratosphere. We stayed at the Stratosphere for 5 nights in January 2016. This was the trip that made us really love Vegas, and want to come back again and again.

The hotel is at the far end of The Strip, however don’t be fooled by the map. It’s basically not on The Strip. You can walk it but it would take a good 30-45 minutes just to reach Encore & Wynn. There is a bus that runs through the area that can take you to the main portion of the strip, which is how we like prefer to get around Vegas.

Aside from being further away from the strip, we really enjoyed this hotel. There were lots of food options from fast food (McDonald’s) to fine dining (Top of the World) and spectacular views from the 107 Lounge. The hotel was relatively easy to get around once you got the hang of the little shopping district.

The hotel has changed a lot in terms of entertainment since we were there. They used to have an amazing burlesque show called Pin-Up that starred by formed Playboy model, Claire Sinclair. They now currently have MJ Live (Michael Jackson Live) along with a comedy club, however I haven’t seen either of those.

The hotel is currently in the process of being renovated, so we paid about an extra $100.00(whole trip) to be upgraded to the renovated suites. These were quite small (~350sqft), however the beds were comfy and there was a large Jacuzzi tub in the bathroom which was thoroughly enjoyable after a long day of walking!

Stratosphere would be great for anyone looking to come to Vegas on a budget, as long as they don’t mind spending the $8.00 or so on bus fair each day.


  • Easy to navigate the hotel
  • Beautiful views of the Strip
  • Affordable
  • Unique rooftop pool (25th floor)
  • Plenty of food options
  • Close to bus stops
  • Amazing activities


  • Located off the Strip so it requires taking a bus or cab
  • Older Hotel, slowly being renovated
  • Small rooms
  • Smoky air (only in common areas)

We would definitely stay here again, as it is about halfway between The Strip and Fremont Street.


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