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Statosphere Tower hotel in Vegas

Old Dec 20th, 2003, 08:17 AM
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Statosphere Tower hotel in Vegas

Hi! Anyone give me some info/clue about this hotel? I hear its at the end of the strip. I found a great rate of 55/night in March. If anyone has ever stayed here or perhaps works there I would appreciate any insight or comments. thanks!
 
Old Dec 20th, 2003, 09:00 AM
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It`s located too far away from the main section of the strip. You`d have to take a bus or drive to get to the Bellagio, Mirage,etc. Stay down where the action is.
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Old Dec 20th, 2003, 12:45 PM
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I think many people would agree that $55 per night could only be described as daylight robbery for a stay at the Strat.

You don't mention whether your rates are midweek or weekend but I expect you should be able to get the same rate staying in a much better hotel in a more convenient location of the Strip.

Pat is right, it is too far from the main area of the Strip and is considered one of the low-end Vegas Strip hotels.
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Old Dec 21st, 2003, 01:19 PM
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It's a long walk from the strip. You should look for deals at hotels on the strip and you'll find that they aren't too much more.
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Old Dec 21st, 2003, 04:49 PM
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The Stratosphere IS on the Strip.
In fact it's the last major hotel on the north end of the Strip.

I agree with all the above comments.
Strat is not close to anything worth seeing on the Strip IMO.
Rates are always low because that's what they have to do to fill rooms.
The rooms are very basic, and if you could afford to stay nowhere else, they'd be fine. But the point is that for similar money you should be able to get a similar or better quality room in a much better location.
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Old Dec 22nd, 2003, 05:20 AM
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The Stratosphere is considered to be on the North end of the Strip. It's way too far away really! Been there many times, and the walk from Circus Circus-which is the closest hotel to Stratosphere, is WAY long. If you are looking to get a cheap room, it's a decent place to stay if you are getting a car. You pay more generally to stay at the "name" hotels on the Strip, although many offer real reasonable rates from Sunday thru Thursday. Check their websites and then call them direct. I've gotten cheaper rates both on the phone and the sites! Enjoy the place-it's fun!!
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Old Dec 22nd, 2003, 07:22 AM
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$55 is not a great rate for the Strat.
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Old Dec 22nd, 2003, 07:43 AM
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blue,

i got a rate next month that is the equivalent of $19 a nite. because i'll be gambling and just need a place to sleep that's fairly close to the strip properties, the strat fit the bill nicely. if you plan to do anything other than catch a few z's at the hotel, suggest you bid on a four * for your dates in question after checking on the las vegas convention schedule. if your dates are flex going when there is a relatively light convention sched will save you bucks. go to biddingfortravel.com, click on the lv convention sched link and then bid on a 4* starting at or near the rates lisetd on that site as being awarded to successful bidders near to the dates you're going.
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Old Dec 22nd, 2003, 09:44 AM
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I wouldn't advise my worst enemy to stay at the Stratosphere. As far as being on the Strip - it is only technically because it's on Las Vegas Blvd. But that's as far as it goes. It's a good ways from the Sahara - which is the last "real" hotel on that end of the Strip. Once you step out of the front door of the Stratosphere you are in one of the worst neighborhoods in Las Vegas. Drug delaers, cheap prostitutes, gang members, etc. frequent this area. Across the street from the Stratosphere is a Carl's Jr where there is constant police activity and numerous shootings. Denny's is near there too, where you can usually see bullet holes in their front windows. Just up the street from the Stratosphere are the cheap & cheesy motels with the hourly rates and adult movies.

Go back to the drawing board, so to speak, and I'm sure you'll come up with a better alternative. (Just don't fall for anything Circus Circus tries to sell you on that property either - it's nearly as bad as the Stratosphere but add a few thousand screaming kids ...)
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Old Dec 22nd, 2003, 01:11 PM
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I'm probably going to Vegas next year too and was considering the Strat since I usually see rates for around 39/night,
not 55. Didn't realize the neighborhood
was THAT bad! I stayed there a couple times in the 80's when it was Vegas World and did the long walk. Never felt unsafe. Sounds like it really
went downhill. I will heed your advice.
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Old Dec 22nd, 2003, 06:23 PM
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GoTribe, that brings back memories.
Do you remember those ads for Bob Stupak's Vegas World in the 1980's in which they stated they'd actually PAY YOU to stay there?
Low room rate together with something like $75 in buffet coupons and match play vouchers actually made it a "free" stay if you only bet your vouchers and quit.
Vegas World put the cheese in cheesy, with spacemen hanging from the ceiling, a tic-tac-toe playing rooster (who never lost), and all manner of goofy gimmicks.
Vegas was a hoot back then (of a different sort).
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Old Dec 23rd, 2003, 06:20 AM
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y'all need to grow some, if you know what i mean. oooh, there's a few bullet holes. oooh there's a shoot out. c'mon now, unless you're actually CAUGHT in the crossfire, what's a few bullets whizzing past your head?
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Old Dec 23rd, 2003, 06:37 AM
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But Flopmeister, I hear that nearby there is a Pink Pussycat, Playboy toy and boutique and tattoo parlors. Surely putting up with that's worse than a few flying bullets.
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Old Dec 23rd, 2003, 07:23 AM
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or worth a refund!! it's all about expectations. i'm staying at the strat next month. i have NO expectations. a pillow and a bed would be nice. not waking up dead would be nice, too!
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Old Dec 23rd, 2003, 08:21 AM
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The neighborhood isn't all that terrible. Granted, there's some rough turf in the area, but if you walk out the front and turn south down the strip, it's pretty much safe.
Groups of tourists make the walk every day. If everyone was dying, you would know. Just don't eat at the Carl's Jr!
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Old Dec 23rd, 2003, 02:43 PM
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Sure, travleis, I remember those deals at Vegas World. We did it twice and enjoyed it. As jbee put it, maybe the key word is that GROUPS of travelers walk from the Strat every day. I wouldn't be alone and try it. Either it has gotten a lot worse over the years or we were oblivious to it back then, thinking Vegas was 'fantasyland'.
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Old Dec 24th, 2003, 10:44 AM
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Thanks for all the info; Im just gathering some info on hotels in vegas. Ive never been to vegas before. Looks like ive stirred up a bees nest with the strat, hehe. How about Ballys? Southwest Vacations showed me a price of 1100 bucks for 2 R/T tickets from Bwi to Vegas and 5 nights at Ballys. This is thurs-mon stay in late March. Normally I see 250 a night at ballys. Still browsing......
 
Old Dec 24th, 2003, 11:42 AM
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Bally's has a much better location. It's centralized in the main part of the strip, so all the major casinos are within walking distance.
If you've never been to Vegas before, it would probably be a more pleasant visit if you chose Bally's. I'm not sure on the rate, but you've gone way up in quality and location!!
Another bonus- Bally's is connected to Paris... It's a quick route to the Paris buffet... Mmmmm...
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Old Dec 24th, 2003, 09:12 PM
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$250/nt on weeknights at Bally's is an outrageous price (unless you'll be there during major conventions and everything's already booked).
Bally's often has rates in the $69-89 range. It's a mid-priced hotel.

A decent but not great airfare from BWI is $300. That would mean ~ 4500 for 5 nts at Bally's which is OK but not great. Always check the hotel's website carefully AND call and ask for their BEST rate on their toll free line. Than check Southwest's site to see if you can build your trip cheaper on your own.
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Old Dec 25th, 2003, 06:04 AM
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Thanks! & Merry Xmas!
 

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