We went to Vegas with some friends and stayed at the Stratosphere because we got the rooms for super cheap (like $29/night). The rooms were decent, nothing fancy, but that's not a big deal because when you're in Vegas, how much time do you actually spend in your room anyway? We loved the rides and did get a discount on them since we were staying in the hotel. The Big Shot is awesome! I know they've added a few more thrill rides since we were last there and I'd love to go and check them out. The downfalls of this hotel are the location (it's at the end of the strip and pretty far from everything else) and the casino was SUPER smoky compared to other casinos we visited. Overall, though, it was a good value for the money!