the flamingo is one of the oldest and most historic hotels on the las vegas strip. it has been renovated and expanded over the years. today it is a high rise resort hotel like most of the hotels on the strip. like it's neighbors it has all of the amenities of a first class resort hotel.
Directions: the strip, (las vegas blvd).
This is dead center of the strip. The hotel is great for everyone...from adults to kids...yes I said kids. The pool area while crowded is safe! No don't think you can leave the kids..but they can wander throughout the pool area without constant supervision. Contrary to other posters you can find a chaise or two together most of the time. You just have to look. The slide area is fun for all ages and not at all dangerous. As for the hotel itself....We stayed comped for 5 days in a GO Room...alas did not have the view of the strip but who cares the view of the mountains on the other side was very relaxing. The GO Room is great for kids in their teens...aka. they can sleep late while you play as the hotel itself is very safe and confined. The casino is lots of fun and there are tables and slots for every pocketbook. I did win a substantial amount on penny slots...yes i said penny slots but the max coin in is like $5 but I am glad I had that amount in when I hit. If you are looking for $5 tables go next door to either O'shea's or Bills Gamblin Hall where there is fun all night long. The restaurants are fine...nothing special...just good...if you are looking for fast food....Burger King is next door at O'Sheas...think cheap kids comfort food.
I would not stay anywhere else...that is a big statement because Vegas is well.....Vegas...but the Flamingo is comfortable...not expensive and fun..what more could you ask for.....????
Adam & I took our parents to Vegas for our renewal of vows ceremony. My brother and his wife were staying at the Hilton Grand Vacations at the Flamingo (the timeshare behind the Flamingo hotel) and we thought we'd stay close to them. It's center strip and on the monorail. I reserved the rooms at the Flamingo with some trepidation. It seems like such an old hotel and some of its reviews weren't great. The kid that checked us in at the front desk was none too friendly. Our flight was delayed and we didn't land until 10:00 at night, so by the time we got our luggage and a taxi it was getting late. And they only had smoking rooms available. He said he could switch our rooms the next day.
I was pleasantly surprised. It didn't smell like a smoking room, and my mom, who has terrible allergies, was able to sleep. We didn't end up changing rooms. Mom's room, and my in-laws room were both huge with views of the pool. Adam and I had a smaller room but with a fantastic view of the strip. It looked out over Caesar's Palace and we could also see the Bellagio Fountain Show on one side and the Mirage on the other.
Unique Quality: The location was excellent and we had a blast at the huge swimming area. Lots of pools and waterfalls and slides. The wildlife habitat was beautiful and we felt like we were in a beautiful resort the whole time.
Directions: Center strip across from Caesar's Palace
We stayed at the Flamingo for a week. It was very centrally located on the Strip which was our main selling point on staying here. Plus it has LOVELY grounds, beautifully landscaped, with waterfalls, ponds, tropical birds, koi fish, palm trees, and plants everywhere. What a lush environment! The pool area was huge and very decadent with 4 waterslides for the kids but of course adults can join in too! The upper pool area was for adults only...more quiet and secluded. I heard it was ok to go topless there so I might try it next time in that area! LOL! I did enjoy daiquiris by the pool and the view was amazing. Mist came out from around the palm trees periodically to cool us off - exhilarating. Wonderful time indeed. Also the Tropical Breeze Cafe and Latte Bar are great places, not too expensive to eat while you are there.
Unique Quality: Excellent Pool
Centrally Located in mid-strip area and 1 block from Deuce bus stop
Good restaurants, economical
Clean, comfy, quiet room
Directions: Across from Caesar's Palace on the Strip
On my first trip to Vegas I wanted to stay in a hotel that was reasonable and located in a good spot. Now, there are a lot fancier places on the Strip and cheaper places as well, but in terms of value, the Flamingo was perfect to me...relatively inexpensive...but comfortable, in the heart of things and frankly, a lot of fun. The Flamingo has a reputation as one of the original "strip" casinos. Its the casino that was managed by gangster Bugsy Siegel, in which he famously dreamed that Las Vegas could be something more than a regional stop over in the desert, but a desirable resort for the international traveler. The hotel that stands there is not the original building....but an updated facility. Nor does it continue to be run by mobsters but has passed into the hands of legitimate companies long ago and is recently run by the Harrah's Entertainment Group.
The hotel design evokes the 1950's America of drive ins and malt shops. Everything is pink, gold and chrome. The building itself is actually a couple of connected structures surrounding a large inner plaza of palm trees, tropical bird attractions, outdoor bars and a numerous interlocked swimming pools resembling lagoons. The hotel also has a large casino area, a theater which features live performers, shops, restaurants, and the Jimmy Buffet's theme restuarant, Magaritaville.
My room was a generic deluxe, spotless and new. My dealings with the hotel staff, which included the valet services and security (when I missplaced my ATM card) was extremely positive...they were very professional. My room had a full length window overlooking the inner courtyard where I could see all the action at the pool.
Unique Quality: When I stayed here the place had a youngish "spring break" feel to it compared to the other hotels I visited. The place was full of girls in bikini tops and guys with their baseball caps turned backwards. Every day in the late afternoon they throw a rockin pool party with a live DJ, frozen drinks and a lot of fun. Now, I am an old dude (40 years old) and I liked the spirit of the place, living on the frozen magaritas that they pumped out of the bar which was located next to the elevator bank which took me to my room. The Jimmy Buffet's theme restuarant is worth checking out too. They serve very good Caribbean influenced food and another plethora of frozen drinks. The funky interior evokes the laid back essence of Buffet's music. They do live music there too. I recieved a recorded message on my room's voicemail from the Flamingo's president telling me to come hang out that night at Buffet's place where his friend the classic rock musician Nils Lofgren was putting on a cover free show. Nice touch.
There is something just perfectly cheesy and classy about a mirror on a ceiling that seems to shout, "Las Vegas". My room, though in need of a redecoration, was quaint in a slightly Polyneisian way. The mirror on the ceiling seemed to fit in, and clash with the decoration scheme at the same time. It was quiet and comfortable, though, and I liked it. The hike to my room seemed on par with any other of the rooms I have had in the large hotels. I don't like those hikes, but I think they are to be expected in Las Vegas. As far as the service, I can't complain. The service staff was friendly and efficient and did what they could to make my stay enjoyable.
Unique Quality: What a great deal! I loved my stay in this old bird. First, the price was right. One of the lower prices right on the strip, with all the conveniences that I wanted. This shining example of how to preserve the old Vegas style and still provide what the current visitor needs can be a lesson to several of the older hotels. Let me start with its location. On a corner that shares a walkway with the MGM Grand, as well as a walkway to the Excalibur, this is a great starting point for the hike up and down the strip. Several of the most modern and popular hotels are right near, the Luxor and New York, New York, to name two. Though even the most enthusiastic would probably not want to walk the whole strip, it is a great starting point with the bus stops and shuttle nearby.
The pool was fun. Its designer seemed to had made an attempt to make it look like it was on a lovely tropical island. The pool had a few little cozy spots where one could hide out and watch the tanned bodies go by. Close to the pool was my favorite spot, the spa. For just a few dollars a day, I bought a pass to sit in the sauna and let the stress of the strip melt away.
Directions: Go to the end of the stip. If you are at the Strastosphere, you are at the wrong end. Turn around and go to the other end.
My two girlfriends and I stayed at the Flamingo and we were very satisfied. The hotel is much older and the rooms areant as nice as others but who cares?? Who wants to hang out in their room anyways?
The breakfast buffet was the worst part... Definately NOT worth the money!!
Unique Quality: The pool was pretty good compared to other hotels but it got very crowded.
Just returned from a great holiday Stateside with a 4 night stay at this Vegas original. The rooms here are great with all the facilities you would expect from a 4* hotel.
This Vegas hotel has a great location with frontage directly on the centre Strip. Immediately opposite are Caesars Palace and the Bellagio with Imperial Palace and Barbary Coast as neighbours. The monorail station is to the rear of the hotel, a short walk along a covered walkway.
Unique Quality: The grounds here are wonderful. There are numerous pools of varying sizes - one set of four interlinked with slides. Of course, the pink flamingos are there to remind you of where you are staying and there are plenty of little hideaways for those couples wanting to get away from the crowds. Staff are helpful and friendly.
Rooms are adequate and en suite facilities are provided with the usual toiletries.
Directions: This hotel is slap bang centre strip.
I made my reservations 6 months in advance for the 4th of July. Saved about $60 a night making reservations in advance. Place is clean but scheduled for remodeling within the next year so prices may be a little cheaper and noisier. I was told they are going to a European Theme. I had a good time and food is good. I have not been there since 1981 and talk about changes. There is not enough time to see everything. The tram and buses are good transportation. Ask about the Hotel shuttles in the area for they provide free transportation in most cases. Go to Ballys to get a free shuttle to the RIO Hotel.
Directions: Corner of Las Vegas Blvd and Flamingo.
Very lively casino and nice bar right at entrance to casino.
Excellent location to walk to Caesar's, Bellagio, Mirage, Treasure Island and Venetian
Restaurant options/style level is limited
Room was very comfortable and quiet, with view of Bellagio fountains
Unique Quality: Luckily I'd read that rooms on one side face the Bellagio fountains and asked for a room change--what a show
Easy connection to use monorail
Directions: on the strip across from Caesar's
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Is there any reason for not visiting Las Vegas between 21st October to 31st October 2005. Things like School Vacations, Conventions etc etc.Also what`s the temperature like for this period
Your comments would be very much appreciated.
Happy Christmas and all the best for 2005.
Weather is very comfortable in Oct.
And here are the scheduled conventions
METALCON INTERNATIONAL LAS VEGAS CONVENTION CENTER 10/20/2004 10/22/2004
# People 8500
INSTITUTE OF INTERNAL AUDITORS FLAMINGO LAS VEGAS 10/22/2004 10/29/2004
# People 167
NATIONAL ONE COAT STUCCO ASSOCIATION MIRAGE, THE 10/22/2004 10/25/2004
# People 75
NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF TEMPLE ADMINISTRATORS (NATA) EDUCATIONAL CONFERENCE JW MARRIOTT LAS VEGAS 10/23/2004 10/27/2004
# People 180
AMERICAN SOCIETY OF ANESTHESIOLOGISTS LAS VEGAS CONVENTION CENTER 10/23/2004 10/27/2004
# People 16000
NORTHWEST IMAGING FORUMS LUXOR HOTEL AND CASINO 10/25/2004 10/27/2004 300
SUNGARD WORLD MANDALAY BAY RESORT AND CASINO 10/25/2004 10/28/2004 1500
INTERNATIONAL WOMENS FORUM BELLAGIO 10/25/2004 10/28/2004 1200
COUNTRY KITCHEN INTERNATIONAL LAS VEGAS CONVENTION CENTER 10/26/2004 10/26/2004 300
AMERICAN LITERARY TRANSLATORS ASSOCIATION ALEXIS PARK RESORT AND SPA 10/26/2004 10/31/2004 200
AMERICAN PAYROLL ASSOCIATION - PREPARING FOR YEAR END FLAMINGO LAS VEGAS 10/27/2004 10/28/2004 140
AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION REBUILDERS ASSOCIATION - ATRA TRANSMISSIONS 2002 EXPO RIO ALL-SUITE CASINO RESORT 10/27/2004 10/31/2004 3800
LAS VEGAS ANTIQUE ARMS SHOW RIVIERA HOTEL AND CASINO 10/28/2004 10/30/2004 3000
ASSOCIATED GENERAL CONTRACTORS OF AMERICA, INC. CAESARS PALACE 10/28/2004 10/29/2004 350
AUTOMOTIVE PARTS REBUILDERS ASSOCIATION INTERNATIONAL BIG R SHOW 10/29/2004 11/1/2004 4000
Thanks for your reply and the info.
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Address: 3555 Las Vegas Blvd S, Las Vegas, Nevada, 89109, United States