Everyone's always talking about the importance of location. Well, the Stratosphere's newly renovated Elation Pool, which is open seasonally, certainly has a great one.
Located on the eighth floor of the hotel, sweeping views of the Strip can be had from the 68,000-square-foot pool area, 15,000 of which are for the pool alone. There's plenty of room to sunbathe, and the spacious deck also offers an oversized spa, new cabanas and daybeds and a special events area. A poolside shop carries sunglasses, sunscreen, swimsuits and various other items you forgot to bring to the pool.
The Elation Pool Café and Bar offers a delicious selection of island-style food and drink specialties, as well as frozen coladas, daiquiris, margaritas and shakes.
The Elation Pool is open to the public, and has two entrances: the eighth floor of the hotel, and on the casino floor near the race and sports book. Admission is $10.
The Stratosphere also boasts Radius Rooftop Pool & Wet Lounge for the over-21 crowd who may be looking for a pool club experience. Located on the 25th floor, it also overlooks the Strip and features DJs who entertain. Radius is open as a pool club (with a cover charge) in the evenings, but hotel guests and the under-21 crowd can enjoy it for free during the daytime.