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Stratosphere Las Vegas
2 Star Las Vegas Hotel
Stratosphere Hotel and Casino
2000 Las Vegas Boulevard
Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
702-380-7777
Official Website

Prices from: $44/night ($36 + $7.50 'resort fee' per day. Fee is subject to change- please confirm with hotel.)

Set in a prime location of Las Vegas (NV), Stratosphere Casino and Tower Hotel puts everything the city has to offer just outside your doorstep. The property features a wide range of facilities to make your stay a pleasant experience. Take advantage of the hotel's elevator, bar, valet parking, salon, safety deposit boxes. Designed and decorated to make guests feel right at home, each room comes with satellite/cable TV, air conditioning, non smoking rooms, desk, shower. Access to the hotel's massage, fitness center, outdoor pool, spa, hot tub will further enhance your satisfying stay. Stratosphere Casino and Tower Hotel combines warm hospitality with a lovely ambiance to make your stay in Las Vegas (NV) unforgettable.

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Facts about Stratosphere Hotel and Casino



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  • 80,000 square feet of gaming (gambling) space
  • 2,446 total hotel rooms
  • 112 total hotel floors (stories)
  • 1,149 (350) feet (meters) tall (height of hotel)
  • 1996 - year the Stratosphere first opened
  • 2 star rating
  • 350-365 square feet - approximate size of standard rooms
  • Unique features: Tallest observation tower in United States. Impressive view of Las Vegas skyline. Scary rides at the top.
  • Whitehall Street Real Estate Funds owns Stratosphere
  • Located on 'The Strip' (Las Vegas Blvd)
  • $7.50 additional 'resort fee' is charged per day




Stratosphere Hotel History

Stratosphere Las Vegas is a tower, hotel, and casino located on the Las Vegas Strip in Las Vegas, Nevada. Its tower is also the tallest observation tower, and the 5th-tallest structure, in the United States, as well as being the tallest structure in Las Vegas.

It is owned by Whitehall Street Real Estate Funds, an affiliate of Goldman, Sachs & Co who purchased American Casino & Entertainment Properties which includes the Stratosphere along with three other properties. The sale closed on February 21, 2008 for US$1.3 billion. The property's signature attraction is the 1,149 ft Stratosphere Tower, the tallest freestanding observation tower in the United States, and the second tallest in the Western Hemisphere, surpassed only by the CN Tower in Toronto, Ontario. The hotel is a separate building with 24 stories, 2,427 rooms and an 80,000 sq ft casino.

The Stratosphere is the northernmost of the major Strip casinos and the only one actually in the City of Las Vegas, as the rest of the Strip south of Sahara Avenue is in the unincorporated townships of Paradise and Winchester.

In the early 1990s, The Stratosphere was conceived by Bob Stupak as an addition to his Vegas World casino. At the conception of the project, one of the planned rides was to be a giant ape that would carry riders up and down one of the tower's columns. The original plans envisioned the Stratosphere exceeding the height of the CN Tower at 1,815 ft , making it the world's tallest freestanding structure at that time. However, due to possible interference with nearby McCarran International Airport, and any possible flights that come through Las Vegas, the Tower's proposed height shrank multiple times until its current height of 1,149 ft .

On August 29, 1993, the Tower caught fire while still under construction. No one was injured, but the fire forced repairs and rebuilding that led to numerous delays in the construction of the Tower.

In 1995, Grand Casinos was brought on as an equity partner for the still privately funded project under construction. While construction was still progressing, the Stratosphere Corporation was formed as a public company with shares being offered to the public.

The Stratosphere opened on April 30, 1996. Shortly after opening, the Stratosphere Corporation was forced to file bankruptcy. This caused construction on the second tower to stop, with only a few stories partially built, and it allowed Carl Icahn to gain control through one of his companies by buying a majority of the outstanding bonds.

A major addition was completed in June 2001 for $1 billion that included finishing the 1000-room second hotel tower.

In the early 2000s, the company attempted to get approval for a roller coaster that would run from several hundred feet up the tower and, in the last proposal, across Las Vegas Boulevard. Part of that last proposal included an entry monument on the ride over Las Vegas Boulevard welcoming people to the City of Las Vegas. The Las Vegas City Council did not approve the project due to objections from the neighbors over possible noise from the enclosed cars on the proposed ride.

In January 2010, American Casino & Entertainment Properties announced a new thrill ride for the top of the tower: SkyJump, a controlled descent, Bungee jumping-like ride that will allow riders to plummet 855 feet attached to a high speed, descent wire. It opened on April 20, 2010.

Radio stations KOAS 105.7 and KVGS 107.9 have on-channel FM boosters broadcasting from an antenna at the top of the tower's structure. Licensed as KOAS-FM1 and KVGS-FM1, they are the only radio stations with transmitters at the tower. However, the signals being transmitted from this structure are relatively low-power and only cover the immediate Las Vegas area on a ""fill in"" or ""booster"" basis. Both of these stations have their main transmitter sites located elsewhere, and those transmitter sites are what give these stations more wide spread, regional coverage.

The top of the tower has two observation decks, a restaurant known as ""Top of the World"" , and three thrill rides:

Some of the casino games include slot machines, video poker and European roulette. The Stratosphere has inherited some unusual variations on casino games from its Vegas World predecessor, such as ""crapless craps"". The 80,000-square-foot casino includes approximately 50 table games, 1,500 slot and video poker machines, a poker room, and a race and sports book.

In two separate incidents in 2005, riders were left dangling several hundred feet above the Las Vegas Strip for nearly an hour and a half when one of the thrill rides shut down. The ride didn't malfunction, but was programmed to cease operation if a fault or problem is detected by the ride's control system.

Since its opening in 1996, five people have jumped to their deaths from the top of the tower.

The Stratosphere is the model for the Lucky 38 casino, the headquarters of Mr. House, the ruler of New Vegas, in Fallout: New Vegas. Its silhouette appears on the box art for the game, at the lower left.




Walking distance from Stratosphere to major Las Vegas hotels

(in a straight line, walking paths may vary- click each for a walking map)

Aliante Station Distance from Stratosphere to Aliante Station is 10.1 miles (16.3 km)
Aria Distance from Stratosphere to Aria is 2.9 miles (4.7 km)
Arizona Charlie's Decatur Distance from Stratosphere to Arizona Charlie's Decatur is 3.1 miles (5 km)
Bally's Distance from Stratosphere to Bally's is 2.5 miles (4 km)
Bellagio Distance from Stratosphere to Bellagio is 2.7 miles (4.3 km)
Bill's Gamblin' Hall Distance from Stratosphere to Bill's Gamblin' Hall is 2.4 miles (3.9 km)
Boulder Station Distance from Stratosphere to Boulder Station is 4.1 miles (6.6 km)
Caesars Palace Distance from Stratosphere to Caesars Palace is 2.3 miles (3.8 km)
California Distance from Stratosphere to California is 1.9 miles (3 km)
Casino Royale Distance from Stratosphere to Casino Royale is 1.9 miles (3.1 km)
Circus Circus Distance from Stratosphere to Circus Circus is 0.9 miles (1.5 km)
Cosmopolitan Distance from Stratosphere to Cosmopolitan is 2.8 miles (4.5 km)
El Cortez Distance from Stratosphere to El Cortez is 1.8 miles (2.8 km)
Encore Distance from Stratosphere to Encore is 1.4 miles (2.2 km)
Excalibur Distance from Stratosphere to Excalibur is 3.6 miles (5.7 km)
Fiesta Rancho Distance from Stratosphere to Fiesta Rancho is 4.4 miles (7 km)
Fitzgerald's Distance from Stratosphere to Fitzgerald's is 1.7 miles (2.7 km)
Flamingo Distance from Stratosphere to Flamingo is 2.3 miles (3.7 km)
Four Queens Distance from Stratosphere to Four Queens is 1.7 miles (2.8 km)
Four Seasons Distance from Stratosphere to Four Seasons is 4.1 miles (6.6 km)
Fremont Distance from Stratosphere to Fremont is 1.8 miles (2.8 km)
Gold Coast Distance from Stratosphere to Gold Coast is 3 miles (4.8 km)
Gold Spike Distance from Stratosphere to Gold Spike is 1.8 miles (2.9 km)
Golden Gate Distance from Stratosphere to Golden Gate is 1.7 miles (2.8 km)
Golden Nugget Distance from Stratosphere to Golden Nugget is 1.7 miles (2.7 km)
Hard Rock Distance from Stratosphere to Hard Rock is 2.7 miles (4.3 km)
Harrah's Distance from Stratosphere to Harrah's is 2.1 miles (3.4 km)
Hilton Distance from Stratosphere to Hilton is 0.8 miles (1.2 km)
Hooters Distance from Stratosphere to Hooters is 3.3 miles (5.4 km)
Imperial Palace Distance from Stratosphere to Imperial Palace is 2.2 miles (3.5 km)
J W Marriott Distance from Stratosphere to J W Marriott is 7.7 miles (12.4 km)
Luxor Distance from Stratosphere to Luxor is 3.8 miles (6.1 km)
M Resort Distance from Stratosphere to M Resort is 12.6 miles (20.3 km)
Main Street Station Distance from Stratosphere to Main Street Station is 2 miles (3.1 km)
Mandalay Bay Distance from Stratosphere to Mandalay Bay is 4 miles (6.4 km)
Mandarin Oriental Distance from Stratosphere to Mandarin Oriental is 3 miles (4.9 km)
Marriott's Grand Chateau Distance from Stratosphere to Marriott's Grand Chateau is 2.9 miles (4.6 km)
MGM Grand Distance from Stratosphere to MGM Grand is 3.2 miles (5.2 km)
Mirage Distance from Stratosphere to Mirage is 2.1 miles (3.4 km)
Monte Carlo Distance from Stratosphere to Monte Carlo is 3.2 miles (5.1 km)
New York New York Distance from Stratosphere to New York New York is 3.3 miles (5.3 km)
Orleans Distance from Stratosphere to Orleans is 4.1 miles (6.6 km)
Palace Station Distance from Stratosphere to Palace Station is 1.2 miles (1.9 km)
Palazzo Distance from Stratosphere to Palazzo is 1.7 miles (2.8 km)
Palms Distance from Stratosphere to Palms is 3.2 miles (5.1 km)
Paris Distance from Stratosphere to Paris is 2.6 miles (4.2 km)
Planet Hollywood Distance from Stratosphere to Planet Hollywood is 2.8 miles (4.5 km)
Plaza Distance from Stratosphere to Plaza is 1.7 miles (2.8 km)
Red Rock Resort Distance from Stratosphere to Red Rock Resort is 10 miles (16 km)
Renaissance Distance from Stratosphere to Renaissance is 1.4 miles (2.2 km)
Rio Distance from Stratosphere to Rio is 2.8 miles (4.4 km)
Riviera Distance from Stratosphere to Riviera is 0.9 miles (1.5 km)
Sam's Town Distance from Stratosphere to Sam's Town is 5.7 miles (9.2 km)
Santa Fe Station Distance from Stratosphere to Santa Fe Station is 8.6 miles (13.8 km)
Silverton Distance from Stratosphere to Silverton is 7.5 miles (12.1 km)
South Point Distance from Stratosphere to South Point is 9.4 miles (15.2 km)
Suncoast Distance from Stratosphere to Suncoast is 7.8 miles (12.6 km)
Sunset Station Distance from Stratosphere to Sunset Station is 8.8 miles (14.2 km)
Terrible's Distance from Stratosphere to Terrible's is 2.4 miles (3.8 km)
Texas Station Distance from Stratosphere to Texas Station is 4 miles (6.4 km)
THEHotel Distance from Stratosphere to THEHotel is 4 miles (6.4 km)
Treasure Island (TI) Distance from Stratosphere to Treasure Island (TI) is 1.8 miles (3 km)
Tropicana Distance from Stratosphere to Tropicana is 3.4 miles (5.5 km)
Trump Las Vegas Distance from Stratosphere to Trump Las Vegas is 1.6 miles (2.5 km)
Vdara Distance from Stratosphere to Vdara is 2.9 miles (4.7 km)
Venetian Distance from Stratosphere to Venetian is 2 miles (3.2 km)
Westin Casuarina Distance from Stratosphere to Westin Casuarina is 2.3 miles (3.7 km)
Wild Wild West Distance from Stratosphere to Wild Wild West is 3.6 miles (5.8 km)
Wynn Distance from Stratosphere to Wynn is 1.6 miles (2.6 km)



Coordinates for Stratosphere Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada: Latitude: 36.14763, Longitude: -115.15573






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