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Stratosphere vs Tropicana

Discussion in 'LV Strip Hotels & Casinos' started by xavierx, Oct 1, 2012.

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  1. xavierx

    xavierx Low-Roller

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    Hi everyone :)

    With my next Vegas holiday approaching it's time to get a room booked.

    I was going to stay at Excalibur again, but they have DOUBLED their prices and also they said they don't do birthday upgrades anymore :(


    So I have narrowed my strip hotels (that are reasonably priced) to The Stratosphere and Tropicana.

    The thing is though, for the price of a basic room at the Tropicana, I could have a suite at the Stratosphere.

    So which would you chose? Basic room at the Trop or higher end room at the Strat?


    Please think of this from a HOTEL ROOM perspective. Yes I am aware that the strat is at what most people these days consider the "wrong end of the strip" but I will have a rental car as usual so don't care.

    Also don't care that the Trop has posher restaurants than the Strat etc etc

    Thanks everyone :beer:
     
  2. Auggie

    Auggie Dovahkiin

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    I would say there is no reply to this thread...

    You have pretty much said it is entirely about room, not about things like location, restaurants or amenities, therefore you already answered your question: the suite at Stratosphere.
     
  3. UTE

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    I've always had a soft spot for Stratosphere. It is located in between The Strip and Downtown, the prices there deliver great value, it's not too big yet has good restaurants (etc.) and is a comfortable place to hang out in.

    Bill
     
  4. Joe Strummer

    Joe Strummer VIP Whale

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    Suites at The Strat have spa tubs in them.:nworthy:
     
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    celticnoel79 Low-Roller

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    As Auggie mentioned before it sounds to me like youve already answered your own question but if it were me I would pick Tropicana as ive only ever been in the strat once and that was the first and last time I think ill end up there again, only JUST above Circus Circus in my eyes and the shittiest of shitholes on the strip, I hear their new rooms are rather nice tho but to me anyway you cant polish a turd! :nono:
     
  6. Vladimir

    Vladimir Low-Roller

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    I've stayed at the Strat 5 times and have always found it to be excellent. Visited the trop as well last trip and was very impressed with it.

    Suites at the Strat are great- I recommend the star suite which you need to call to book. Large, with a seating area and massive bathroom. There are pictures available on oyster.

    If you are a gamer, ace|play comps are very good as well.
     
  7. djen

    djen Low-Roller

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    As you mentioned to disregard the location, I would opt for the bigger room at the Stratosphere. Then again I like to try new places.
     
  8. Mr. Politics

    Mr. Politics Low-Roller

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    Got to go with Stratosphere.
     
  9. zamboni

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    How many beds/bedrooms are in a suite at the Strat? Since my brother is joining me next month and we switched to the Strat, I am thinking the $20 trick might get me into a suite. But only if there are two beds, not shacking up with my brother
     
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  10. mike_m235

    mike_m235 Tourist

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    Here, let me google that for you:

    http://www.stratospherehotel.com/Hotel/Accommodations/Suites
     
  11. nostresshere

    nostresshere Mr. Anti Debit Card

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    A suite with two beds is rare. Very rare. Make sure that is what you are getting.

    As to the original question - as said, it is answered. Personally I would never do Strat as we like to get out and walk to other places. And eat/drink at MGM joints since we can pay with ECs.
     
  12. zamboni

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    Kind of what I was thinking, why I asked. Only one on that list has two beds listed, so I can almost kiss that good bye
     
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  13. Vladimir

    Vladimir Low-Roller

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    Star suites and king suites do have a pull out sofa bed though. Personally I would go for two separate rooms though.
     
  14. VegasBaby!

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    The Strat....sometimes it IS all about the room. (Try to convince my husband of that!)
     
  15. Nevyn

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    My only question would be if its all about the room, you have a car, and don't care about location, why does it have to be the strip at all?
     
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  16. xavierx

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    grrrrrrr, due to working comitments, I put off booking my room for a few days and now the price has gone up on the strat suites
     
  17. xavierx

    xavierx Low-Roller

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    I'm currently looking at off-strip alternatives.

    Do you know of any reasonable prices spa suites in line with the strat oasis suite?
     
  18. Terry Benedict

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    Why not the Rio? Big rooms and inexpensive.
     
  19. martay

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    This. Also, the Rio has no resort fees.
     
  20. franco802

    franco802 Low-Roller

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    The Strat is a great place, nothing wrong there.
     
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