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Flamingo Las Vegas Hotel & Casino
3.5 of 5 Hotel   |   3555 Las Vegas Blvd S, Las Vegas, NV 89109   |  
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Ranked #129 of 273 hotels in Las Vegas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2004

The Flamingo Hotel is a very nice hotel. It was our first time to visit Las Vegas. Some of the staff was friendly. The cocktail pool waitress's are very rude. There were a few things that were annoying: the lines, the prices of the buffet (the food wasn't worth the price), while playing in the casino you'd to find a cocktail waitress to serve you a drink while playing the slots, there was ONE bathroom on the entire 1st floor so if you were eating and had to use the restroom you would have to walk on the other side of the hotel which was about a 5 minute walk with all the crowded people.
Outside of the hotel is a different story: you have to wait for 30 minutes to an hour for the strip shuttle bus, the shuttle bus drivers are very rude, and if you get stuck in downtown (by Fremont) after 10:00 prepare to walk 2 or 3 miles to try to find a cab since the shuttle bus drivers rarely show up after that time. The Fremont experience is a must! To catch a cab from downtown back to the strip is about $15 also visit The Rio's 51st floor you have a perfect view of the strip.

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  • Sleep Quality
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2004

We hadn't stayed at the Flamingo in years, but decided to because we got a great offer in the mail. The rooms have been remodeled, and they're nice. We asked for a high floor overlooking the fountains, and were placed on the left side corner with a great view of Bellagio. Couldn't have been more beautiful! Great location, too, for sightseeing. We also were comped for part of our room at the end of our stay, which was even better! (We're LOW rollers!) I've already booked our rooms there again for December. We've stayed almost everywhere, and I really like the Flamingo.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2004

My boyfriend and I stayed in this hotel in June 2004. It was my second time staying here, and so far this is my favorite place to stay in Las Vegas. The rooms have huge windows, and if you get a room facing Bally's, you get a great view of the fountains at Bellagio.

The location, right in the center of the strip, can not be beat. Another thing that I always consider when going to Vegas is the accessability to the street from my room. Some hotels in Vegas are a maze getting in and out, and can take you almost a half an hour to get from your room to the strip. Flamingo is fairly quick and easy, just down the elevator and a quick trip through the casino.

The food is excellent, also. We only had the buffet for breakfast, and it was outstanding. Lindy's is great too, for a late night snack or something like that.

One drawback was that I was not very impressed with the cleanliness of the room. It was OK, I have definitely seen worse, but I think there is some room for improvement there.

  • Stayed June 2004
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2004

We have been to Vegas many times and decided to try a new hotel and I have to say that after reading the reviews of the Flamingo, I was disappointed.

First the pros: Airport Check-in is a MUST! It saves A LOT of time. Good location on the strip and monorail. Players Club line was always short and ran smoothly. Casino was not smoky. Nicely renovated rooms and hallways (make sure you ask for one). The food was wonderful, especially the buffet.

Now the cons: Had to change rooms 2 times because we weren't in a newly renovated room at first and it was far from clean. The pool was extremely crowded and full of wild kids and guys trying to pick up anyone. There are only 4 pool cabanas for rent and they are always reserved so if you want one, make those reservations early. The walk from hotel rooms to anywhere was tremendous. Not much variety in the casino for it to be as large as it is. Plus parents hauled their kids through the casino like it was an adventure park.

The staff at the front desk doesn't appear to be happy at all, but you can find a someone willing to help you eventually.

After all our problems, we ended up with a nice room overlooking the Balligio and fountains, but we will stay somewhere else next time that caters more to the adult crowd.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2004

Since this was our first trip to Las Vegas and the Flamingo turned out to be a great choice! The location was excellent and also on the monorail stop. We checked in at the airport and the line was extremely short. We received a refurbished room on the 25th floor overlooking the strip and the volcano at the Mirage. We enjoyed seeing the volcano erupt at night. The room was clean, modern, & relatively quiet. We rented a car at Harrah's vs the airport and saved approx $130 for a week. Harrah's is walking distance from the Flamingo and the savings were definitely worth it. Took the shuttle from the airport with passes purchased at the Flamingo check-in. My only complaint about the hotel would be the size and how we needed to walk a long distance to get from the room to anywhere. We took the monorail over to the Hilton to see Star Trek the Experience which we really enjoyed. We walked to TI, Caesar's, Bellagio, Venetian, & Mirage.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2004

My wife and I stayed at the Flamingo from 7/31 - 8/6. We booked on their website for only $100 Sat, and $65 M-Thurs. This is a great price for a major strip hotel. We were a little worried that the place would be old or dingy, but were pleasantly surprised.

Checked in at airport, got a room on the 23rd floor. Room wasn't available until 3:30, but well worth the wait. We had a fantastic view of the south strip including the Bellagio fountains. The king, nonsmoking room (as requested) was clean, large and nice. Nothing fancy, but it had all the necessities. The decor was blue and very tasteful. Their website says that all rooms are completely remodeled now, so don't expect anything pink and tacky. Nice big safe, easy to put all our gadgets, cash and laptop with room to spare. Walls could be thicker, as we could occasionally hear our neighbors or people in hallway. Overall a very good room.

Pool was great. This is one of the best pools on the strip. There are several pools, including one main pool with a waterfall. There is a waterslide too. There weren't too many kids, some, but not enough to drive us crazy - it doesn't take much. Mostly people trying to get some sun and cool off in the pool. There are a lot of chairs, and all the good ones are usually taken. At peak times it is hard to get 2 good chairs next to each other. If you walk around for about 20 min, you eventually get some. There is a nice security guy there that you can ask and he keeps track of what chairs have been vacant for more than 30 min and will give you those. I think the chair situation is tough everywhere and this is no exception. Too many jerks go down right when the pool opens and throw some towels on the chairs and try to claim them for the day. It seems like Flamingo is working to avoid this problem with the 30 min vacant chair limit. There are two hot tubs that are very nice. Lots of palm trees throught the pool area, so there is plenty of shade and sun. The trees have misters on them to cool the place down during the hottest times. Overall this is one of the best pool areas around.

Casino is not too large, not too small. It isn't super fancy, but it has everything you're looking for. I played 2/4 holdem, and vp mostly and didn't lose too much. Drink service is very ood in the poker room, but terrible at the low limit vp and slot area. Could be the area we played in, because we noticed different areas had better service. Cocktails were average to above average. Overall this is an average casino.

Shows were good and bad. We saw second city improv which was very good (had 2 for 1 tickets too). Also saw Bottoms up, which was very cheesy and bad, should have known from the $10 ticket price. We expected bad and got worse.

Ate at the Flamingo buffet for brunch one day and dinner another day. Brunch is great with custom egg/omlette station and a very large selection of fresh breakfast and lunch foods. The dinner buffet was OK, kind of disappointing after such a good brunch the other day. The dinner has all the usual stuff, an average buffet for and average price ($16).

Location - this is probably the best location you can be in on the strip and still be in a nice hotel. It's at the corner of Bally's, Bellagio and Ceasars. All three others are set kind of far back off the strip, so it's kind of a haul from your hotel room to the strip, but Flamingo is right on the strip. Go down your elevator and you're only steps from the strip. This was a very nice feature. The layout of the place made it pretty easy to get around. There is also access to the new monorail system right in back of the hotel.

Summary: Perfect location, low price, Great pool, and nice rooms make this a good choice. I would definitely stay again for the price. It would be a 5/5 if they had quicker room availability, better drink service and fix that Bottoms Up show. Otherwise the Flamingo is fabulous, especially for those looking for great value for their money.


  • Stayed August 2004
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2004

Stayed here August 6th for five nights. Had a problem with first room assigened us. It was very, very noisey - next to laundry room. We complained and were upgraded to a newly renovated room overlooking Caesar's Palace and the Bellagio. Food at Lindy's and the buffet was excellent although service at Lindy's a little slow. Casino had lots of variety and not too smokey. Hotel staff friendly and helpful. Would definitely stay here again and plan to next April.

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Address: 3555 Las Vegas Blvd S, Las Vegas, NV 89109
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Location: United States > Nevada > Las Vegas
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Casino and Gambling Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#24 Green Hotel in Las Vegas
#46 Spa Hotel in Las Vegas
#58 Casino Hotel in Las Vegas
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Flamingo Las Vegas Hotel & Casino 3.5*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
From the newly designed GO Rooms to a wealth of dining and entertainment choices, Flamingo proves "fabulous is forever." With classic Las Vegas style and flair, it continues to be one of the Strip’s most-visited resort destinations. Outside, guests enjoy acres of waterfalls, winding pools and lush foliage at the Lagoon Pool and Wildlife Habitat. For adults, the GO Pool is the destination for an afternoon of relaxation. Inside, enjoy performances ranging star siblings Donny & Marie to comedians George Wallace and Vinnie Favorito. Afternoon frivolity is found at Nathan Burton’s Comedy Magic while adult fun is staged nightly at X Burlesque, the Topless Review. Diners can enjoy go tropical at Jimmy Buffett’s Margaritaville or simply go all out at the Paradise Garden Buffet. Flamingo is also the home of the world's first Margaritaville Casino, a Parrothead paradise straight out of a Jimmy Buffett album. For those on the go, the new Flamingo Food Court hosts a variety of eateries from the all-American menu at Johnny Rockets to a taste of the Orient at Pan Asian Express. ... more   less 
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