Room Review: The Stratosphere Strip View Room

Stratosphere Strip View

Michael Movestro shares his experience in a Stratosphere Strip View Room…

Back in December, my wife and I stayed in a Stratosphere Strip View room for a couple of days of our December trip. For our stay, I decided on a Strip View room, just so I wouldn’t be too far from the action. We had just spent two days in a Luxor Pyramid room, so when we entered our Stratosphere Room, it felt, well, like the same room we just left but without the angled wall.

The bed was comfy, but the pillows…not so much. Same pillow experience from Luxor. They were the little squares that you have to squeeze as you sleep in order for there to be any support. How these pillows became a thing, I’ll never know. There was a TV, an open-faced closet, a table/chairs setup in the corner plus end tables.

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The view is of the strip, but keep in mind that you’re at the Stratosphere so it isn’t as much of a grandiose view that you would get from something mid-strip. From the window, I did see Lucky Dragon, The W, Encore, Westgate, and The Palazzo. If the blue monstrous Fontainebleau ever gets demolished, that should open up the view a bit more.

Stratosphere Strip View

The bathroom was decent, the shower had good water pressure, everything was clean as a whistle. There was also an assortment of different products that may or may not have come home to my Vegas collection.

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The hallways were dark…

Stratosphere Strip View

However, I did see security cameras in the hallways by the staircases. The usual lack of security cameras on hotel floors can sometimes invite seedy people to break into hotel rooms and safes as has been reported around the internet, so it’s good to see The Stratosphere stepping up measures on their property, hopefully, others follow suit.

I do think the Take Vegas Back imaging could be a little less masturbatory.

Stratosphere Strip View

All in all, the resort has a decent selection of slot machines and places to chill. I didn’t care for the “Haunted Arcade.” I’ll explain why. I was about to play Giant Pac-Man and when I stepped close the machine a ridiculously loud zombie on a nearby LED screen would jump out with a very jarring, ear-piercing scream. Every 30 seconds. It was super fucking annoying. It didn’t make me want to stay and play. The food selections on property were ok, but the diner I heard so much about was closed for renovations. That would have been a daily breakfast stop had it been opened. Nonetheless, if you’re looking for an affordable stay and don’t mind the distance from the center of the action, I would recommend the Stratosphere as a happy mid-point between center strip and Downtown.

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Michael Movestro
Michael Movestro founded Vegas Bright to continue the tradition when Vegas Chatter cashed out. Michael pays the bills, maintains the site, writes articles, hosts the podcast.

14 Comments on "Room Review: The Stratosphere Strip View Room"

  1. Chris in Nashville | April 5, 2017 at 7:02 am |

    “If the blue monstrous Fontainebleau ever gets demolished, that should open up the view a bit more.” – as Turk Malloy in Ocean’s 11 says “Waiting sweetheart, just waiting….waiting for you”

  2. That big W in your Strip photo makes me wish there is a Whataburger there.

  3. Toni in DFW | April 5, 2017 at 8:24 am |

    Vegas has Chick Fil a now; a Whataburger could eventually happen. But until then Arizona is the closest one. Love it now that the condiments are available in grocery stores now

  4. The room looks decent. Not fancy but doable. I would be happy there.

    • Michael Movestro | April 6, 2017 at 10:03 pm |

      It wasn’t bad at all, it just didn’t feel like..I dunno, I think I had mid-strip separation anxiety or something.

  5. We’ve stayed at the Strat a few times and were very satisfied. We really enjoy the Italian restaurant and go there even when staying at another resort.

    • Michael Movestro | April 6, 2017 at 10:05 pm |

      I must have missed it somehow, I remember walking through the promenade areas and seeing lots of different places, but not an Italian Restaurant.

  6. Misty Lee | April 5, 2017 at 9:41 am |

    The champagne Brunch in the buffet on weekends is good, too!

  7. Interesting about the diner being closed “for renovations.” I get the impression coffee shops/cafes are being phased out at Strip hotels. For instance at Flamingo the cafe has been closed for renovations for…years? Maybe I’m wrong. And the pillow thing; not good! My mother always threatens to steal the big, overstuffed pillows at Main Street Station, so I hope you’re wrong about little squares becoming a thing. Duvets, cool. Little squares, crap.

  8. Thanks for sharing. Not a bad room – I would have issues with those pillows too – but i know what you mean about “mid-Strip separation anxiety”.

  9. As you already know, I love the Strat. When I go to Vegas, I stay in the Stratosphere Select rooms (Non-strip view) these are great rooms for their price point, the view looks out over the beautiful Nevada mountains which is an amazing view to wake up to. I think the Haunted Arcade is Strats way of wooing millennials, It worked on Andrew ( https://www.vegasbright.com/2017/02/22/as-a-millennial-visiting-vegas ) ;)

    ProTip: With the right amount of alcohol, the pillow problem works itself out lol.

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