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Stratosphere Getting updated....FINALLY

Last edit: encompassingimages on Wednesday, 19th January 2011 6:56 pm
Last response by vespajet 21st January 2:53pm

http://www.lasvegassun.com/news/2011/jan/13/stratosphere-undergoes-20-million-renovation/

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 twofours responded on Wednesday, 19th January 2011

Plate and Air Bar.Can't knock em' for trying.Better than what some of larger Corparations are doing with their properties which is nothing.

 Chuckmonster responded on Wednesday, 19th January 2011

I spent the night there in mid December during the Cosmopolitan opening run up. I was very very impressed... will post review ASAP.

 levans responded on Thursday, 20th January 2011

It's nice that the owner finally woke up but the location will not change so it may not help. But, it will be light years better than the Sahara and Circus Circus so I give the update a thumbs up

 jinx73 responded on Thursday, 20th January 2011

The Strat could really benefit from a shuttle to mid strip in my opinion. They get too caught up in trying to believe they are a strip resort and technically they are, but with that area a bit desolate, if they considered themselves an off strip location (ala gold coast) and sold themselves as an alternative, I have to believe they could make some inroads.

Casino itself is a nice layout and one I like, if the rooms come up in standards, then they could aggressively go after the low middle market. A free shuttle (or resort fee based one) would give their guests the opportunity to be a bit frugal if they don't want to rent a car or constantly have to worry about taxis.

 Spyder replied on Friday, 21st January 2011

The big Man(DonnyMac) and myself stayed at the Strat years ago (somewhere in the fog that is my past 1999? 1998? I can't remember) and the Douche, uhh Deuce, has a stop right out front, and I think the new ACE has a stop there too, so it wasn't too bad to get to the action mid strip.

The only thing I remember about the trip is waking up one morning, after D-Mac had crashed early, with 5 full buckets of quarters. Not sure how I got them up to the room,or why I even bothered. It was an interesting way to wake up.

Don "Hey skinny,wake up I'm hungry"

Me "gahhhhhh, I just fell asleep......"

Don - laughing his ass off

Me "Wha so funny?" Still in sleepy voice

Don "How the hell did you carry all that up to the room last night when you were so drunk you couldn't walk" Continuing to laugh

Me "I don't know what you are talking about" insert a coughing fit from all the second hand smoke I inhaled the night before, bringing on the urge to vomit but I was too lazy to get up to go to the bathroom so I choked it back down.

Don "look at the table..." now he's just giggling

Me, struggling to open my bloodshot eyes and focus, spy the table by the TV at the foot of my bed, with 5 buckets stuffed to overflowing with quarters...."I have no idea how, where, or when I did that....maybe I should stop drinking..."

Don "Nah, lets go cash them in, and yer buying breakfast!"

The moral of the story, cash in your winnings when Don's around or you have to feed him.... oh well, the things I'll do for my HSLM.

 vespajet replied on Friday, 21st January 2011

The Strip & Downtown Express (They had to rename the line as one of the cab companies complained because the route name was the same as their company.) does stop at the Strat in both directions, as does the Deuce. But they do not share the same bus stop there, as the SDX stop is on St. Louis, while the Deuce stop is on LVB.