Nice hotel with great views but isn't close enough
The hotel is nice and the view from the top of the tower are spectacular to say the least! Aside from that, it's a cab ride to the downtown Las Vegas strip or to the New Las Vegas strip which means if you're hotel room isn't at least two cab fares cheaper than ones on the strip, you're not saving anything. In addition, the area where the Stratosphere is located isn't the best part of town and walking in and around that area is not a good idea especially at night.
On another note, the rooftop pool was spectacular with views of the city and the food that is provided at that hotel was great!