Until this month, the only Best Western option on the Las Vegas Strip was the Casino Royale- a low slung hotel easily missed in the cacophony of Las Vegas Boulevard. While there are a few other Best Westerns in town, they are located by the airport or non-central locations.
In the largest deal in its history, Best Western joined up with the iconic Stratosphere Casino Hotel and Tower in late June. In the same deal, it also joined with the Aquarius Casino Resort, located in Laughlin (about 100 miles south). Both will become part of Best Western’s upscale Premier Collection.
The addition will allow Best Western Rewards members with the opportunity to earn and burn points whether they are there for a weekend of fun, or at a big convention.
The 2,427-room Stratosphere Hotel is located on the north end of The Strip, close to the Convention Center and downtown Las Vegas. Opened in 1996, it’s the tallest structure in Vegas, rising 1,149 feet above the ground and includes an spectacular observation deck, which provides sweeping 360-degree views of the Vegas strip and surrounding areas. It also boasts a bunch of thrill rides at the top.
A spokesperson tells TravelSkills that rooms at both the Stratosphere and Aquarius hotels can be booked for cash or Best Western Rewards points on BestWestern.com starting on July 31. Currently, midweek all-in rates (including taxes and um, resort fees) for July stays start at around $100 per night.
On TripAdvisor, the Stratosphere has over 11,000 reviews and earns 3.5 stars, ranking #114 out of 262 Vegas hotels.
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