Flamingo Hilton, Las Vegas
New York New York is no doubt a great place to stay if you have children. Kids love having all the conglomeration of buildings which look like New York. Of course, they enjoy the roller coaster. In addition, it is much less expensive than most of the other resorts.
The word is that the slots are pretty lose. The Casino is smaller than most of the newer ones. There are many different choices for restaurants and shops, and the entertainment choices are relatively good: Cirque du Soleil show called Zumanity.
Like other hotels, New York New York offers a large Parking garage. Inside the hotel rooms, one can expect internet access, air conditioning, cable TV, in-room safe, telephone, voice mail, wake-up call, and room service.
Besides the Roller Coaster, children seem to love the Coney Island-style area with games and a video arcade. Adults can have fun in the Coyote Ugly Bar and the Dueling Pianos at the Bar and Times Square.
Fondest memory: Prices at the New York, New York ranges betyween $40.00 and $80.00.
Phone: (800) 851-1703
Address: 3790 Las Vegas Blvd S., Las Vegas, NV89109
I'm especially fond of the Flamingo Hotel and Casino for many reasons. First of all, it is quite historic being that it is Bugsy Siegel's desert dream. The Flamingo has been an anchor to the Strip since 1946. It is located on the famed "four corners of Las Vegas Boulevard Flamingo Road. I also think that it is great that the resort still has a flock of live Chilean Flamingos. The main photo shows these birds, who are located in the Wildlife Habitat along with swans, turtles, Mandarin ducks, and Koi fish. At one time, they had African Penquins, but they are no longer here
This Habitat is located adjacent to the tropically themed pool area and the two areas cover about 15 acres. The brochure they gave out says that this area has over "100 exotic birds, turtles, and fish'. They also have a small flock of Parrots. We did not see this, but the people at the Hotel say that the Parrots frequently hang out in front of the Flamingo and beckon tourists to enter the casino. Now, I take that "with a grain of salt!"
Fondest memory: Mickey and I wandered around the Wildlife Habitat with its lush gardens, ponds, waterfalls, a number of tennis courts, 3 swimming pools, a Jacuzzi,a small wedding chapel, and a memorial to Bugsy Siegel [See #s4-5 photos]
Make sure you see this lovely area to learn more about the history of Las Vegas and to enjoy wildlife in the midst of all the wild people [LOL]
Favorite thing: See the Flamingo Hilton. Though nothing remains of Bugsy Siegal's original resort, the very name of the Flamingo is dripping with Las Vegas legend. According to popular myth, this was the first great Strip casino opened in 1946. Bugsy Siegel was a New York mobster who took over the building of the Flamingo when the original builder was having cash-flow problems. Siegal put together a million dollar package that enabled him to take control. Siegel soon found himself in trouble as construction materials were expensive and in short supply after WWII. His backer's lost patience and he was shot dead at his girlfriend's home in Beverly Hills in 1947. The mob is long since gone from Vegas and the Hilton bought the Flamingo in 1970. The Flamingo is located across from Caesers Palace with a magnificent arrangement of neon. Around the back of the property, newly landscaped lagoons hold live penguins, tropical fish and real live flamingos. With 3575 rooms, this was the largest hotel in the world until the Excalibur was built in 1990.
Take a look at what the various resorts do to dress up their pool areas.
These are the pools at the Flamingo. There's actually several pools all interconnected with short little slides. The large main pool has waterfalls and palm trees. Just above this pool is a smaller pool with flamingo's all around it 'squirting' into the pool.