The STRAT Hotel Las Vegas Review

By Jeremy Koering • Updated on July 8, 2022

The STRAT Hotel Las Vegas Review

The STRAT Hotel Las Vegas is on the north end of the Las Vegas Strip. Rooms at The STRAT start at $39/night.

The resort is home to the LA Comedy Club. The STRAT is a standalone casino on The Strip near the Las Vegas Boulevard Gateway Arches and is a short walk from Sahara.

The STRAT Review

Rating: 2.8/5

What We Like

  • The SkyPod observation deck and rides are really cool.
  • Top Of The World is a one-of-a-kind restaurant.
  • LA Comedy Club is a great place to see live standup.
  • Free parking.

What We Don’t Like

  • It’s a long way from other resorts on The Strip.
  • Drinks and food are way overpriced considering the location.

Bottom Line

The STRAT Hotel Las Vegas is a standalone casino on The Strip near the Las Vegas Boulevard Gateway Arches. It’s a long way from other resorts on The Strip, but it’s worth it for the SkyPod observation deck and rides, Top Of The World restaurant, and LA Comedy Club. Drinks and food are way overpriced considering the location, but that’s to be expected on The Strip.

An iconic part of the Las Vegas skyline, The STRAT stands at 1,149 feet tall, making it twice the height of any other building on The Strip. Situated at the northern edge of The Strip, this iconic hotel offers a wide range of services and experiences without breaking the bank.

Perfect for those who are looking to visit Las Vegas on a budget or spend their money in other ways, The STRAT provides comfortable, no-frill rooms and focuses on wowing its guests through the experiences it offers.

Though there are a few suites available, staying at The STRAT is more about having the best view in all of Las Vegas, trying out the thrilling rides, or spending time eating your way through the hotel

The STRAT Hotel

With rooms ranging from standard to suite-level, guests are sure to find the perfect fit for their needs. One of the coolest things about The STRAT Las Vegas is that many of its rooms are privy to amazing views, which is a perk that isn’t talked about enough.

Rooms & Suites

Its standard rooms are affordable and equipped with everything you might need during your stay. Though The STRAT doesn’t offer the same level of luxury that can be found in other rooms on The Strip, all the rooms were recently updated, making every guest’s stay even more enjoyable.

Guests can choose from one or two beds in the room, depending on the size of their group. If you need a bit more space or are in search of luxury, check out The Boulevard Suite or The Tower Suite, both of which provide wonderful amenities.

Each room is equipped with free WIFI and parking, as well as quality linens and towels. All toiletries can be found in the bathroom, giving you one less thing to think about when planning your trip to Las Vegas.


For a family day in the sun, visit Elation Pool Café and Bar, a large area with three oversized spas, lounges, music, and daybeds for rent. Since this pool is intertwined with a café, finding food to keep everyone happy is as easy as can be.

Adults 21+ can spend hours in the Wet24 adults-only pool. Since tops are optional and drinks are always flowing, this pool is a great place to spend some time in the hot Las Vegas sun.

With live DJs playing throughout the summer and free admission for hotel guests, the Wet24 pool is a favorite amongst Las Vegas enthusiasts. There is no pool in the city with a better view; from the Wet24 pool, guests can see panoramic views of Las Vegas and the surrounding mountains.

Spacious daybeds are available for rent, providing even more of an experience at the pool. These daybeds usually need to be rented in advance, so be sure to visit The STRAT’s website to snag yours.

Restaurants at The STRAT

Filled with multiple dining options, The STRAT Las Vegas will never leave you hungry. For the nights that you want to get dressed up and have a quality culinary experience, the STRAT has you covered. However, if you’re looking for something a bit more casual when you just want to relax, you don’t have to leave the hotel for that either.

Top of the World is the best dining option at The STRAT. It has an extensive menu with steakhouse and seafood options that visitors can enjoy as they look out on the city rotating below them. That’s right, this restaurant slowly rotates 360 degrees so guests can see the city sparkle while enjoying their meal.

Though not necessarily fine-dining, the next restaurant at The STRAT that’s great for a sit-down experience is McCall’s Heartland Grill. There are a lot of options on the menu and it’s a bit easier to get a reservation.

When it comes to quick bites or casual dining, The STRAT doesn’t mess around. The STRAT Café, Nunzio’s Pizzeria, and 108 eats are all great places to grab a relaxed bite. However, relaxed doesn’t mean that the quality suffers; we’re confident you’ll enjoy every last bite in any restaurant in The STRAT.

Things To Do at The STRAT

The team at The STRAT wasted no time in making the most of their unique situation. Taking advantage of the height of its structure, The STRAT is filled with thrilling adventures that are sure to keep you coming back.

If you’re not seeking thrills, The STRAT offers wonderful shows to provide a memorable experience with less chance of peeing your pants.

Attractions at The STRAT

SkyPod is a fantastic way to soak in the views offered by The STRAT in a relaxed way. It won’t increase your heart rate or create too much adrenaline. If adrenaline is what you’re searching for, look no further than the rides offered by The STRAT.

There are multiple thrill rides such as Big Shot, which shoots guests up 160 feet in the air, or X-Scream which teeters you over the edge of the observation deck.

When you’re ready to graduate from rides to something even more intense, try your hand at SkyJump, where you get to freefall 108 floors after jumping off the SkyPod.

Shows at The STRAT

Packed with numerous entertainment options, The STRAT is home to multiple Las Vegas shows that are sure to please. With shows focused on comedy, musical talents, and mind games, The STRAT wants to keep its guests on their toes.

Iluminate is a wonderful show for the whole family. Watch in glee as dancers in light-up costumes spin, jump, and boogie to the best musical hits of today.

Visit The STRAT Now!

Thrills, unique dining options, and comfortable rooms await, and the best part is all of these things won’t break the bank! Las Vegas is notoriously expensive, but with budget-friendly options like The STRAT Las Vegas, everyone can enjoy the magic of The Strip.

Your whole family will love staying at this iconic giant, seeing world-renowned views daily, and finding fun in every different section of the resort. Book your stay today!

Jeremy Koering

Publisher of I live in Las Vegas. I'm one of the weird locals that loves going to The Strip. I love gambling, going to concerts and comedy, and finding a good deal.