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Flamingo or Bally's

Toronto, ON, Canada
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Flamingo or Bally's

I am helping my Aunt and Uncle (who are in their 60's) book a 5 day trip to Vegas in Feb.

This will be their 1st time to Vegas. They don't need a fancy hotel, just a decent place to sleep but are on a tighter budget.

They are more into walking around people watching, a little gabling, enjoying yummy food and sitting around the pool a little bit.

I think it would be ideal to stay mid strip, and idealy at a property without resort fees (they have no need for internet or using the gym) we were thinking the Flamingo or Bally's. I have not stayed at either property so just wanted some feedback.

I have stayed in vegas a number of times at MGM, TI, Mirage and Vdara but those would be stretching their budget a bit.

Thanks for your feedback.

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21. Re: Flamingo or Bally's

Between Flamingo and Bally's I would recommend Bally's for your Aunt and Uncle's trip. Of course I don't know their likes and dislikes but I think Bally's(being connected to Paris) would fit what they are looking for.

I have stayed at both hotels many times. I enjoy staying at Bally's (North Tower) because of the closeness of the elevators to the casino floor and walkway to Paris(again stay in North Tower). Also the Indigo Lounge is right there. They have good bands in there(JAMM) that I think they will enjoy.

Access to the strip is no problem. If you are headed South walk through Paris and exit to strip. If you are headed North go out side doors at Bally's(by shuttles) cross street and you will be at Bill's(which will be closed I believe). Flamingo, the Quad and Harrah's will be all in walking distance.

Which ever hotel they stay at I'm sure they will have a great time.

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22. Re: Flamingo or Bally's

i am sure all hotels/motels have the extra fee even if you do not use the gym or computer services ,it is mandatory to be charged to the room. i was last year when i got there, ,its Mandatory. baileys is a nice place to stay.new york is very nice and reasonable prices .i hope your family will enjoy there vacation.

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23. Re: Flamingo or Bally's

don't let dian7 confuse you. No resort fees at either Bally's or Flamingo. The resort fee is charged at NY NY whether you use the amenities or not.

I would vote for Bally's for your group. Its whole atmosphere is more laid back, and the fact that the strip is not right outside the door keeps it from feeling hectic. It caters to the older (I too am 60+) crowd more than does Flamingo.

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24. Re: Flamingo or Bally's

There is no extra fee. If they want internet, though, there is a fee it's not free. Bally's is probably better. The dining choices are rather limited at Bally's but it's connected to Paris, lots of choices there. The pools at the Flamingo and Bally's are closed until spring. The casino at Bally's is quiet and laid back. The only real thing to fault Bally's on is the north access to the strip is not good. Either you take the sometimes working moving sidewalk from the front of Bally's to the strip or exit out the side door and walk up to the strip from there.

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25. Re: Flamingo or Bally's

My husband and I were at Bally's early December. One thing we appreciated most about Bally's was that it was connected to Paris. You get to choose from Bally's restaurants and Paris's restaurants without having to venture outside. The location on the strip is great and there is construction in front of Flamingo that really created a bottleneck. We hated even walking by there, so can't imagine how irritating if we'd stayed there. Too bad it's just a day trip, they will only get a small taste of Vegas.

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26. Re: Flamingo or Bally's

If they did want to use a pool, Ballys has always had access to the Paris pool when theirs is closed. Paris is open year round - weather permitting.

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27. Re: Flamingo or Bally's

Bally's. and no resort fee.

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28. Re: Flamingo or Bally's

Sorry to bring up Harrah's again because it was not one of your options, but I like the location as it is close to a bus stop going in either direction. We did stay at Flamingo last time and that bus stop is now closed and the hotel was not as clean as our Harrah's room.

We are heading back in April and chose Harrah's again for location.

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29. Re: Flamingo or Bally's

The Flamingo Go rooms are great! We had a strip view room with a floor to ceiling window that had a great view of the Bellagio fountains. Major bonus of the Go rooms are mini fridges in the rooms. Also a tiny little coffee maker in the room. Fast and easy access to the strip. Our room was very clean and had a great bed. We loved it. Pool was beautiful but very crowded.

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30. Re: Flamingo or Bally's

Bally's & Flamingo doesn't have resort fees don't know where dian7 got that maybe because NY NY does have one. Dian7 must stay at places that charges resort fees.

All of the Caesars properties don't charge resort fees.

Edited: 1:17 am, January 12, 2013