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“Flamingo is a Fair Hotel” 3 of 5 stars
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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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“Flamingo is a Fair Hotel”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2005

We stayed at the Flamingo from June 24 till July 3, 2005. We had room 2372. The view from this room was gorgous. Every time we came into the room we couldn't help but sit on the chair facing the window and stare. The bathrooms are very tiny. You must sit down before you close the door. If you don't close the door first the room is so small that you can't close the door. The condition of the room was ok not great just ok. If you want a room with a great view, room 2372 has two queen size beds in it. For a pool that size the problem is it has very little cement around the edge so that all the lounge chairs literally touch one another and you cant get off the chair because you are touching your neighbor. The chairs are so close that if some one is sitting behind you, you can't put your lounge chair down or you will hit the person behind you. We found the same problem with the smaller heated pool also. My 22 year old daughter tried Margaritaville and she got tired of it after the second night. She said the same band was scheduled to play there every night for a month and every night they play the same exact songs. The whole place was small enough to be able to find your elevator with out to much walking around. The slide is great for children but in order to get chairs anywhere near it during the summer you must line up by 7:30 a.m. They let you in by 8:00 a.m. but you can't go in the water till the life guards come on duty at 9 a.m. The safe in the room worked out great because I was able to leave valuables in it if we went out. The maids gave us what we wanted if we left them tips. But on the one day I forgot to leave a tip, she actually short sheeted the bed. Over all if you are a pool person that likes to go in the pool on a hot summer day, this isn't the place for you. Because like I said before, you must line up at 7:30 a.m. to get what you want. If you are not a pool person Location is great and room is just OK. If you want me to answer any questions e-mail me.

  • Stayed June 2005
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2005

My family of four stayed in two rooms at the Las Vegas Flamingo in May 2005. I was very disappointed with the hotel, the food and the service. My two grown sons went to their appointed room, only to find that someone else was staying there and was in the shower! Upon returning to the desk, they were told that "that's not possible" before being given a key for another room. No apologies or anything. The rooms were old and in dire need of updating. The carpeting was stained and the rooms were generally run-down. There were only plastic cups in the rooms for brushing teeth, drinking, etc and there was an overall feel of cheapness. In the lobby, someone was always trying to sell us a timeshare, very tacky! We ate at the buffet once and it was very bland and not tasty. We ate in the regular restaurant for all breakfasts and the food was pretty good. On one occasion we were ignored for quite awhile and then some of the staff argued (right in front of us) about whose section we were in. At one bar, a glass of wine was priced at $7 and the same wine was priced at $3 just a few steps away. I was told by the rude bartender that his bar was in the restaurant area and the other was in the casino. The best thing about the Flamingo is the location but there are a lot of hotels in that area that I would try before staying there again.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2005

This was my second stay at the Flamingo. It's location cannot be beat-within walking distance to practically all the major casinos, and a monorail stop in case you don't want to walk. Rooms are nice-clean, spacious, and comfortable. Nothing luxurious, but what do you expect for the price? That's what the Bellagio is for! And besides, how much time do you plan on spending in your room? Compared to other hotels, the Flamingo is very inviting, with a bright, open and airy casino and lobby area-not dark and closed in as we found in most casinos. Many restaurant choices including the 24-hour Tropical Breeze cafe, as well as a nice buffet (a litte dissappointed that they did away with the coupon books, typically given upon-check-in-they always had 2 for 1 coupons!). Margaritaville is on-site and open late .Highly recommend. Also recommended: Batista's "Hole in the Wall" Italian restaurant, located directly behind the hotel. Trust me, you'll be glad you went. It's casual and kitchy, but you get a lot of food and wine for your money, and it's a unique dining experience, even in Vegas. Pool is gorgeous-but you do have to get ther early to get a "good" lounge chair (closest to the pool). It is quite crowded, but what Vegas pool isn't when it's 90+degrees out and sunny?! It has nice little alcoves where you can sit in about 3-5 inches of water, allowing you to keep cool, while still working on your tan. Cabanas are nice, but be advised that some are "temporary" and do not include all listed ammenities. We were not advised of this, but we did receive a $50 drink voucher when we mentioned it to the attendant.
A few issues we had: the airport check-in was unavailable the night we arrived, making our hour and a half wait for baggage even more upsetting. We arrived late in the evening, and even though this was mentioned several times upon making the reservations and confiming them, we were told it was not a problem. However, when we did finally get to the hotel and check-in, we were told that there were no rooms with 2 beds available!!. They said we could upgrade to a business suite, but we'd have to get rollaways. For a $200/night room, I don't think I'm going to be be sleeping on a rollaway! After speaking with a manager, they somehow managed to come up with 3 rooms with 2 beds, but they were spread on all corners of the hotel. We had to change rooms after the first night in order to get rooms in the same tower-these were much nicer, with partial strip views(although these rooms were not ready when they said they would be).
Even with these issues, I would recommend the Flamingo. It's worth the usually low price-if you call you can even get further discounted rates, such as AAA or AARP (one of the few hotels on the strip that offer these). I expect that after contacting the hotel, I will have no further issues on my next visit. You can email me if you have any questions at tenaj1212@hotmail.com.

  • Stayed June 2005
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2005

Maybe Im a snob, Im not sure . I did not care for this Hotel at all. The room for being redone was nothing special at all. The staff was fine. The pool area was awful. Too many chairs on top of one another. Hard to find a place to lay. No people helping anyone at the pool area. The resturants were fair. We stayed a week so had enough time to be around. Will not stay again.

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  • Stayed June 2005
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2005

We stayed at the Flamingo June 23-27.

Good things about the hotel:

The location of the hotel is great, right smack dab in the middle of everything on the Strip!

As others have mentioned, the pool area is pretty congested and you need to get there early, but be prepared to stay and not just drop off your stuff. There are tons of chairs, but they are squeezed together tightly-making getting out of your chair a challenge (so as to not bump your neighbor). We were at the pool area by 8:30am each day (pool opens at 8, no swimming until 9am), and the chairs closest to the pool were already taken. Definitely more busy on Fri./Sat. than Sunday.

As the pool area is busy, a message is posted on chairs throughout the pool area that reminds guests that if you leave your chair unattended for 30 min. you run the risk of having your items removed (and relocated to the pool clubhouse). We actually saw the pool manager write down times on towels and walked through the pool area and removed towels and belongings if they were undisturbed 30 min. later.

The hotel itself is nice, our room was clean and housekeeping was efficient at getting it cleaned in a timely manner. We had an issue with our tub (drained slowly), but a call to guest services and by that evening the problem had been resolved.

Not so good things:

This was our second stay at the hotel, much to my dissapointment our room didn't look anything like the pictures on the website (though it was clean). Our room was located in the conference room hallway (4th floor)- and our room actually doubled as a conference room- we had a conference table and 8 chairs and our bed was a Murphy Bed (who knew they actually still made them!)- so it struck us as pretty odd.

We left a note for housekeeping to leave us extra pillows, ( we had paper thin ones our first night) but none were left after our cleaning. We guessed that the housekeeper for our room, may not have been able to read English, but another call to guest services and we had pillows for us when we returned that evening.

Overall, a pleasant stay though!

Stayed June 2005
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2005

Stayed at the Flamingo 6-10 to 6-17-05 (first time to stay there, 11th year to visit Vegas). Don't bother with the extra money on the suite, although fairly clean, not worth the price, the pixs online are extremely misleading. TINY BATHROOMS! A fight broke out in the hall outside our room around 4:00 a.m. but after calling security, they were there in about 1 minute. Also had toilet problems and was told on the phone that they were having plumbing problems (housekeeping promptly there to clean up). Pool VERY crowded, but were shown the sandy beach not to far from the pool which was hot, but secluded and only a few others there. Don't try gambling there if you are interested in $5.00 tables (only found 2 the entire week of staying). All in all, staff was very helpful, but hotel is run down and dirty and overpriced. Probably won't ever stay there again and definately won't recommend to others.

  • Stayed June 2005
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2005

Stayed at the Flamingo from Thursday to Monday. Very nice hotel for the money considering Harrah's was charging $200 more per person than the Flamingo. Tropical Breeze Cafe had very courteous and prompt wait service. Food was good, but could have been a little better. Did not eat at the buffet. Did not gamble much there except for a Hold'em tournament. Overall staff was very friendly and helpful. Blackjack and roulette tables were a little pricey at $10 and $15 minimums. Sunday and Monday mornings prices were $5 minimum. Played next door at the Imperial Palace, Drais, and Ohea's Cainos. Great location. Rooms were nice and made up every day. Room service was prompt, friendly and very professional. Bell service was equally as prompt, friendly and professional. I would stay there again and again. Did not use the pool due to crowds. Overall I would recommend this Hotel to a first time traveler to Las Vegas...

  • Stayed June 2005
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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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
#59 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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