First trip to Vegas & it was great. I would suggest Presidental Limo service to pick you up at the airport! Also buy (& use) the daily ticket for the bus it was the easiest way to get around the rest of our stay!
The good: The tower, neat to visit.
The pizza, must have!
The bad: Non smoking room was terrible. Cigarette smoke was being blown through the bathroom vent, no escape from it in the casino.
The room: bed was made, garbage not taken out (uneaten
Rooms are old and in need of repair. Shower head trickled water.
A 'Ronseal' hotel - does exactly what it says on tin!
Huge room - although the window was a bit on the small side.
Cleanliness was excellent and the bed was very comfortable.
I stayed at a time of the year (March) when i didn't need the air
conditioner running - it might get a bit noisy if you needed it on all the time.
Off the beaten path as far as the rest of the Strip is concerned - but I was well aware of that and if you have a car it's no issue.
Pool was very nice - with a large deck area for sun loungers etc.
Staff all very friendly.
The general level of upkeep - eg carpets, furnishings etc was pretty good and easily on a par with some more expensive hotels on the strip.
Stratosphere is a good hotel to stay and gamble in overall. Plenty of minimum $5 blackjack/roulette tables available for people who like to enjoy gambling but don't want to loose whole bunch of money. It could have been better located and I will
stay there every time I go to Vegas provided with the cheaper accommodation price.