Flamingo Vegas

User Rating based on 6 reviews

3.75

Just what are those orange and pink light structures supposed to be? I think they look like flamingo butts.


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  • Location: The Strip
  • Hotel Class:
    3.5
     
  • Room Price:
    2.5
     
  • Hotel Size:3,642 rooms
  • Casino Size:70,000 sq. ft.

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The Skinny

The Flamingo Vegas is a good value for those among us who are looking for a decent room at the best intersection in town. It's too bad it's not as orange and pink as it used to be. But it's downright hipster in the Go rooms.

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Most Recent Reviews

After meandering along for awhile trying to figure out what direction to go in, the Flamingo has started to capitalize on one of the best pool areas in the city and targeted the young Angelino crowd looking for old school Vegas on the cheap. New...

Mr. SnarkyPants
Apr 24, 2012

Obviousley it's not Mandalay, the Bellagio or the Wynn, but the Flamingo doesn't pretend to be. What it is though is a solid place to stay and play in a great location. Your in the middle of the strip with easy access to all the other strip...

Finzphan68
May 28, 2012
We booked the Flamingo Las Vegas kind of last minute but it turned out to be a nice choice. We have stayed at other hotels before but got such a deal that we couldn't refuse. (Our...
SolandoA
May 11, 2010
Number 1 tip for an enjoyable stay at The Flamingo: Upgrade to a Go room! For about $30/night, you absolutely won't regret the decision. A friend stayed in a basic room which was...
breenick
Mar 21, 2010
The Flamingo is a "no frills" hotel that is inexpensive and is in an excellent location in the heart of the strip. The rooms are old but clean. The restaurants are pretty good and...
neighborsj
Mar 03, 2010

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Quick Facts

  • Check-in at 4pm
  • Check-out at 11am
  • 3000+ Rooms
  • Near Attractions
  • Pets Allowed
  • On-Site Restaurant
  • Near Restaurants
  • Parking
  • Check-In Age - 21+

Info

Location:
3555 Las Vegas Blvd. South
Las Vegas, Nevada 89109
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Website:
http://www.flamingolasvegas.com

Room Quality:

There is a wide array of room qualities because of the multiple expansions. The newer rooms at Flamingo Hotel Las Vegas tend to be nicer, and the older ones, while still okay, are, well, older. All are clean, and all have irons and dryers. A big plus is that many rooms are directly above the casino so there aren't as many long walks to the elevators as at some of the neighboring mega-resorts. Also, it is right on the Strip, not set back, so you can get a fantastic view. Something Flamingo calls the "Go Rooms" are all high-tech with flat-panel TVs, iPod docks, fancy clock radios, goofy retro decor like from a Rock Hudson movie, primary colors, separate showers and tubs, and TVs in the bathroom mirrors.  The Flamingo Hotel Las Vegas is at one of the best corners in Vegas. They have added towers several times, which are a bit scattered about. See, they've got a prime location!

Service Quality:

Good. The Flamingo Hotel Las Vegas is enormous but well staffed. They do a decent business trade, so they can address your business needs, and they have a business center. Check-in can be a nightmare on Friday afternoons, but the good news is electronic kiosks for checking in and out - great for those of us with a phobia about human contact.

What You Get Bottles of in the Bathroom:

You get shampoo, conditioner, a shower cap and lotion. It's the usual stuff from a hotel. The Go Rooms add nicer toiletries, including mouthwash for those of you who don't plan on splurging for alcohol.

Clientele:

It's a mix of young and old. There's no real delineation by age or wealth, but it is mostly mid-westerners and easterners. The hip, young and annoying west coast crowd does not hang out here.

How's the Pool?

Great. The Flamingo Hotel Las Vegas has one of the best pool areas in Vegas. It's a decadent, sprawling tropical complex with gorgeous landscaping, winding pools, lots of little water slides. The pools are open year-round, but only one is heated. In the summer, they have live gaming poolside. We don't mean slots, you could electrocute yourself with something like that.

Resort Fee:

The Flamingo Las Vegas now charges an $18 resort fee for internet on one device, local calls, and fitness center access for two. Sorry Cheapos! Platinum, Diamond and Seven Stars guests don't pay a resort fee. Not impressed, Flamingo.

Is it Worth It?

It's pink and it's cheap, what's not to love?

Hotel Amenities

  • Air-conditioning
  • ATM/Banking
  • Ballroom(s)
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Business Center
  • Business Services
  • Car Service
  • Concierge Service
  • Conference room(s)
  • Doorperson
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Event Catering
  • Fitness Center
  • Free Guest Parking
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Parking Garage
  • Restaurants
  • Room Service
  • Sauna
  • Security Guard
  • Wedding Services
  • Pets Accepted

Table Games:

For the size of the hotel, this is a surprisingly small, loud and crowded casino. The Flamingo Vegas reviews will point you to this crowd because they have all the popular table games and plenty of people to share them with.

Bet Minimums:

$10 is the minimum for most games, including blackjack, roulette and craps with 3x4x5x.

Machines:

From a nickel to more than the cost of a dinner. Few, if any, full-pay video poker machines.

Cocktails?

The Flamingo Las Vegas knows all about good service. The drinks are quick enough in coming, enough to keep you wanting more. 

Who Gets Comps?

The slot club links several Harrah's properties. We have heard of quite a few free and discounted room offers in the mail, which come pretty regularly.

Number of TVs:

About 31 TVs in all. Most of them are smallish flat-screens, but six are bigger than the rest.

Number of Seats:

There are three long tables with a few chairs at each from which you can bet on sports and races. The keno room is next to the sports book, so you can sit in more comfort over there. There are also several long tables and loungers aside the sports book.

Number of Betting Windows:

A few with electronic signboards behind.

Free Drinks?

While we were there, it was dry as Death Valley, at least until we busted out our wallets, then they flowed like Niagra Falls, and from then on, so did our cash.

Snack Bar?

There's no snack bar in the vicinity, but there is a bar close by and you can always drink until you've forgotten you're hungry. Find some Flamingo Las Vegas promo codes to help you eat if you're trying to be cheap. You won't get it free, but you can spend less.

Other Notes:

This is a much heavier race than sports room. It's in the middle of the casino floor and consequently pretty darn noisy.

Number of Tables:

Twelve. The felts are brown and yellow if that counts for anything.

Comfort of Chairs:

High-backed, comfy chairs. Hooray! And nope, they aren't pink. Hooray again!

Closed Room or Open to Casino?

The tables are in an open area but tucked away on the south wall of the casino. It gets a little noisy, because of all the slot machines nearby. If the constant cry of "Wheel! Of! Fortune!" doesn't bother you, you'll be able to concentrate here no problem.

Game Spreads and Limits:

Hold-em 2-4, 4-8.  They also offer a No-Limit hold 'Em game with buy-ins between $100 and $300.

Beginner Games or Classes:

No beginners allowed! Well, they'll allow you, but they won't teach you the rules. They'll just let you play until you've learned your mistakes by losing all your money. 

How Crowded is the Room?

You won't wait more than 10-15 minutes, and most of the time, there will be a chair just sitting there, ready to cradle your butt.

Comps?

Free drinks while playing. Rack up a buck an hour. No free food while you play, so stuff you belly somewhere else.

How Good Are the Players?

It's a heavy tourist crowd, so the play is not stellar and occasionally is confoundingly bad.

What Else Do I Need to Know?

Daily high-hand contest, and if you need a break, you're really close to one of the best pools in town. 

Flamingo Las Vegas Guest Rooms

Deluxe Room and Deluxe Room Pet Stay

Deluxe Room and Deluxe Room Pet Stay

A modern 350 square foot guestroom has one king bed or two queen beds. The sitting area includes a love seat, armchair, and floor-to-ceiling windows. Watch all the flamingos outside from bed, or all the people passing by at the strip staring at the gaudy pink and orange lights. The in-room safe accommodates laptops, and the closets and floor will accommodate all your other belongings.

Deluxe/Luxury Go Room

Deluxe/Luxury Go Room

The Deluxe Go Room is a modern guestroom has 1 king bed or 2 queen beds with ceiling-height white vinyl headboards. The premium sound system includes an iPod docking station, while the 42-inch flat-panel TV includes video games and movies, both which you have to pay for. The bathroom has a translucent-glass door, a glass-walled shower with body jets, fancy Gilchrist & Soames bath amenities, and a TV built into the vanity mirror. Why miss your favorite show just because you have to bathe? If you upgrade to the Luxury Go Room, you get basically the same room, except you also get a room of the Vegas Strip. If you can afford the upgrade and appreciate a good view, it's definitely something to look into. Then, you can get this option to bring your pets as well. Just don't let them chase the Flamingos...that's a serious offense here.

FAB Room

FAB Room

One king bed or two queen beds with pillow top mattresses and faux fur throws. These pillows are so soft, you'll wonder what the difference is (Shh...they are flamingo feathers). With views of the Las Vegas Strip and flashy, yet stylish (yeah right) decor of plenty of pink, patterned rugs, and a mix of contemporary and vintage art and decorations. Get your FAB roomed cleaned daily, or don't. Store all your FAB things in the safe, and then have a FAB sleep after a FAB night in Vegas. This sounds exhausting. Find some Flamingo Las Vegas promo codes to use this room to your full advantage.

User Average Review

Overall:
3.75
Service:
3.25
Cleanliness:
4.05
Location:
4.15
Room Quality:
3.15

Based on 6 reviews

Rating Distribution

88.0% recommended it

Flamingo Las Vegas Reviews

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Overall:
3
Service:
1
Cleanliness:
5
Location:
5
Quality:
1

steve0512 Would not recommend to a friend

Date of stay: 7/12

Eh!

I'll start with the things we liked because the list is short:
The location in the center of the strip can't be beat. Paired with convenient access to the monorail makes getting around town a breeze. The pool is great! They absolutely rip you off on the cost of drinks ($15/$21 each), but I digress. Our housekeeper was absolutely the nicest. She was a 70 year old Polish lady who remembered all our names and went out of her way to thank us for the modest gratuity we left her. While we waited FIVE HOURS for our room to be ready, again I'm digressing, we had lunch at Carlos and Charlies. The food was fine, the service was good and the price was somewhat of a deal compared to the rest of Vegas. Make sure you always carry your Total Rewards card with you because it gets you a slight discount all over all the Caesars properties for the privilege of allowing them to track your spending habits.

Next I'll try to abbreviate the list of things we didn't like:
We waited FIVE HOURS for our room to be ready. They were telling us the maid was in the room and it should be ready soon. Three times we waited in a half hour long line, only to be told the maid hasn't released our room yet. Finally after complaining loudly we were given a mini-suite with an adjoining room. The room was really showing it's age. Every wallpaper seam in the bathroom was peeling. You could see where they repaired the drywall on the ceiling but never came back to paint over it. The room was sparsely furnished, and the furniture that was there was old and beat up. On the bright side, the adjoining room was newly remodeled and looked nice. But I have to ask, who remodels the adjoining room to a mini-suite but doesn't remodel the mini-suite?
The hotel is crowded, if you are looking to get away on your vacation, this is not the place. There were people everywhere, like ants. The prices for everything was outrageous. Really, $7 for a bag of potato chips?? If you want snacks or drinks for the room. Walk our the back exit toward the monorail. Walk two blocks east on Flamingo Blvd (an easy walk) to the gas station mini mart next door to the The Westin hotel. We saved between 350% and 700% over hotel store prices.
Another thing to point out is The Flamingo is a pet friendly hotel. We were surprised with how many people were navigating their dogs around the grounds. And usually it was two dogs at a time. Not really what I wanted to see on my vacation.

Overall:
4.75
Service:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Location:
5
Quality:
4

joebrazil Would recommend to a friend

Date of stay: 1/12

First timers can't do better

First-timers can't do better. I give the rooms four stars because there's a mix of three- and five-star rooms available. If you paid $40-$60 for your room, it's a three-star room.

This is all offset by the superior pool, garden, location, and vibe. Took my wife here for her first Vegas trip. Am taking our daughter here for her first trip. The food here is average and somewhat overpriced; I like the buffet but there are days I'd rather pick up a $6 breakfast or $9 dinner at Ellis Island, Tuscany, or Terrible's east on Flamingo avenue. (And, yes, the location allows you to walk there in 10-15 minutes, too!)

Overall:
4
Service:
4
Cleanliness:
4
Location:
5
Quality:
3

Finzphan68 Would recommend to a friend

Date of stay: 7/11

First Visit to Flamingo

Obviousley it's not Mandalay, the Bellagio or the Wynn, but the Flamingo doesn't pretend to be. What it is though is a solid place to stay and play in a great location. Your in the middle of the strip with easy access to all the other strip casinos. You can also walk over to Bally's and catch the frequently runing shuttle over to the Rio.

The rooms (deluxe rooms that is) are average. Not great, not bad, but comfortable (it's not like your spending that much time in there anyhow except sleeping off a good drunk or getting some action!).

The gaming floor is one of the better ones on the strip. A good selection of slots and tables (and you can find $5 minimums). It's laid out nicely. Since we stayed, we visited again in March of 2012 and the Maragaritaville additon looks very nice too!

The pool is the best part. Great layout, and always some solid talent to enjoy. Good beverage service there too or you can quickly head up to the snack bar area to get taken care of. A great way to start the day recovering from the night before and to get your groove back on.

Grade - a solid B

Overall:
3
Service:
3
Cleanliness:
3
Location:
3
Quality:
3

Mr. SnarkyPants Would recommend to a friend

Date of stay: 4/12

The Flamingo Finally Has A Direction

After meandering along for awhile trying to figure out what direction to go in, the Flamingo has started to capitalize on one of the best pool areas in the city and targeted the young Angelino crowd looking for old school Vegas on the cheap. New "Fab" rooms are replacing the dingy standard ones with laminate floors and a bed covering best described as a skinned Muppet. The new Margaritaville casino is fun, has one of the best bars in the hotel (5 o'clock somewhere) and the best service in the hotel both at the bar and from the cocktail waitresses covering the casino floor. Carlos & Charlie's has potential to be a good time, but the service totally blew the night I was there (granted, its second night in operation).

Some of the older parts of the hotel have older staff who aren't quite on board. One night at Sin City Brewing, the bartender refused to change kegs when they ran dry and we literally drank the place dry. A customer tried to order two pitchers (2 for $15) and was told that it wasn't his job to change the kegs because "I'm union, man." Customer: "I suppose I should find a different place to drink." Bartender: "That sounds like a good idea." However, the whole hotel is union and the younger guys working in the Margaritaville Casino have a much better attitude. It's not a union problem, it's a people problem. Go drink at 5:00 Somewhere and see the difference in staff. If you have two Perfect Margaritas there, you might not be walking too well, though.

Tip: even if you're not a player, sign up for Total Rewards. Most restaurants discount the entrees for TR members. Also, while everyone is lined up to check in before 3:00, TR members can skip the line and check in at the kiosks. It's awesome.

4 Users Reviewed Flamingo Vegas on www.earlyvegas.com and lasvegas.nyctourist.com

Overall:
4.25
Service:
4
Cleanliness:
5
Location:
5
Quality:
3

SolandoA would recommend to a friend

Date of stay: 04/30

Flamingo Las Vegas Review

We booked the Flamingo Las Vegas kind of last minute but it turned out to be a nice choice. We have stayed at other hotels before but got such a deal that we couldn't refuse. (Our room rate included a buffet) This hotel is located mid-strip with access to everything that you could ever want. The room was clean, a tad worn in places but the king bed was a winner. Elevators were fast, even up to the top floors. The casino is well lit and we even had a winning streak. What more could we ask for???!!!****The pool rocked with a DJ and a really cool crowd. There is a really nice garden area that is a great place to sit back and relax. The staff in the hotel was friendly and kids were at a minimum. The only drawback that I can think of was that there was no refrigerator in our room. Other than that, no complaints with "Bugsy's Place"!!
Overall:
3
Service:
3
Cleanliness:
3
Location:
3
Quality:
3

breenick would recommend to a friend

Date of stay: 02/28

The Flamingo Hotel and Casino - Go Room

Number 1 tip for an enjoyable stay at The Flamingo: Upgrade to a Go room! For about $30/night, you absolutely won't regret the decision. A friend stayed in a basic room which was worn, dated, and just felt dirty. THe Go room bed was far more comfortable and we really enjoyed the contemporary bathroom and the wall mounted flat screen. Service at THe Flamingo was generally friendly and efficient, thought not up to the standards of many of the newer hotels. Housekeeping kept the room up nicely on a daily basis.We ate at several restaurants in the hotel. Margaritaville was fun,had good service and decent food. Burger Joint had mediocre food and kind of weak service. The buffet lacked everything!We have stayed in several of the strip hotels and while the Flamingo doesn't rank tops, we wouldn't hesitate to stay there again as long as we were in a Go room.
Overall:
3
Service:
3
Cleanliness:
3
Location:
4
Quality:
2

neighborsj would recommend to a friend

Date of stay: 01/31

Flamingo Hotel las Vegas - Trip with the Bros

The Flamingo is a "no frills" hotel that is inexpensive and is in an excellent location in the heart of the strip. The rooms are old but clean. The restaurants are pretty good and the grounds are nice. If you are trying to impress your date than the Flamingo is not for you. Howwever, if youd on't plan on spending too much time in the room then I highly recommend The Flamingo Las Vegas
Overall:
4
Service:
4
Cleanliness:
4
Location:
5
Quality:
3

tennisbum would recommend to a friend

Date of stay: 12/31

Tennis at the Flamingo!

The Flamingo has history....even though this Flamingo isn't the original Bugsy Siegel's hotel, it still has the name and makes you feel like you are taking part of vintage Vegas. I went to Vegas to meet some old friends from the east coast to play slots, play tennis, drink, eat, and be merry! The gardens were gorgeous and lush. The penguins, flamingos, ducks and fish were fun to watch as we walked around the property. So glad we picked this reasonably priced hotel. It wasn't the most luxurious hotel I've stayed in, but it was fun and the location can't be beat.

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Overall:
3
Service:
3
Cleanliness:
3
Location:
3
Quality:
3

Mr. SnarkyPants Would recommend to a friend

Date of stay: 4/12

The Flamingo Finally Has A Direction

After meandering along for awhile trying to figure out what direction to go in, the Flamingo has started to capitalize on one of the best pool areas in the city and targeted the young Angelino crowd looking for old school Vegas on the cheap. New "Fab" rooms are replacing the dingy standard ones with laminate floors and a bed covering best described as a skinned Muppet. The new Margaritaville casino is fun, has one of the best bars in the hotel (5 o'clock somewhere) and the best service in the hotel both at the bar and from the cocktail waitresses covering the casino floor. Carlos & Charlie's has potential to be a good time, but the service totally blew the night I was there (granted, its second night in operation).

Some of the older parts of the hotel have older staff who aren't quite on board. One night at Sin City Brewing, the bartender refused to change kegs when they ran dry and we literally drank the place dry. A customer tried to order two pitchers (2 for $15) and was told that it wasn't his job to change the kegs because "I'm union, man." Customer: "I suppose I should find a different place to drink." Bartender: "That sounds like a good idea." However, the whole hotel is union and the younger guys working in the Margaritaville Casino have a much better attitude. It's not a union problem, it's a people problem. Go drink at 5:00 Somewhere and see the difference in staff. If you have two Perfect Margaritas there, you might not be walking too well, though.

Tip: even if you're not a player, sign up for Total Rewards. Most restaurants discount the entrees for TR members. Also, while everyone is lined up to check in before 3:00, TR members can skip the line and check in at the kiosks. It's awesome.

Overall:
4
Service:
4
Cleanliness:
4
Location:
5
Quality:
3

Finzphan68 Would recommend to a friend

Date of stay: 7/11

First Visit to Flamingo

Obviousley it's not Mandalay, the Bellagio or the Wynn, but the Flamingo doesn't pretend to be. What it is though is a solid place to stay and play in a great location. Your in the middle of the strip with easy access to all the other strip casinos. You can also walk over to Bally's and catch the frequently runing shuttle over to the Rio.

The rooms (deluxe rooms that is) are average. Not great, not bad, but comfortable (it's not like your spending that much time in there anyhow except sleeping off a good drunk or getting some action!).

The gaming floor is one of the better ones on the strip. A good selection of slots and tables (and you can find $5 minimums). It's laid out nicely. Since we stayed, we visited again in March of 2012 and the Maragaritaville additon looks very nice too!

The pool is the best part. Great layout, and always some solid talent to enjoy. Good beverage service there too or you can quickly head up to the snack bar area to get taken care of. A great way to start the day recovering from the night before and to get your groove back on.

Grade - a solid B

Overall:
4.75
Service:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Location:
5
Quality:
4

joebrazil Would recommend to a friend

Date of stay: 1/12

First timers can't do better

First-timers can't do better. I give the rooms four stars because there's a mix of three- and five-star rooms available. If you paid $40-$60 for your room, it's a three-star room.

This is all offset by the superior pool, garden, location, and vibe. Took my wife here for her first Vegas trip. Am taking our daughter here for her first trip. The food here is average and somewhat overpriced; I like the buffet but there are days I'd rather pick up a $6 breakfast or $9 dinner at Ellis Island, Tuscany, or Terrible's east on Flamingo avenue. (And, yes, the location allows you to walk there in 10-15 minutes, too!)

Overall:
3
Service:
1
Cleanliness:
5
Location:
5
Quality:
1

steve0512 Would not recommend to a friend

Date of stay: 7/12

Eh!

I'll start with the things we liked because the list is short:
The location in the center of the strip can't be beat. Paired with convenient access to the monorail makes getting around town a breeze. The pool is great! They absolutely rip you off on the cost of drinks ($15/$21 each), but I digress. Our housekeeper was absolutely the nicest. She was a 70 year old Polish lady who remembered all our names and went out of her way to thank us for the modest gratuity we left her. While we waited FIVE HOURS for our room to be ready, again I'm digressing, we had lunch at Carlos and Charlies. The food was fine, the service was good and the price was somewhat of a deal compared to the rest of Vegas. Make sure you always carry your Total Rewards card with you because it gets you a slight discount all over all the Caesars properties for the privilege of allowing them to track your spending habits.

Next I'll try to abbreviate the list of things we didn't like:
We waited FIVE HOURS for our room to be ready. They were telling us the maid was in the room and it should be ready soon. Three times we waited in a half hour long line, only to be told the maid hasn't released our room yet. Finally after complaining loudly we were given a mini-suite with an adjoining room. The room was really showing it's age. Every wallpaper seam in the bathroom was peeling. You could see where they repaired the drywall on the ceiling but never came back to paint over it. The room was sparsely furnished, and the furniture that was there was old and beat up. On the bright side, the adjoining room was newly remodeled and looked nice. But I have to ask, who remodels the adjoining room to a mini-suite but doesn't remodel the mini-suite?
The hotel is crowded, if you are looking to get away on your vacation, this is not the place. There were people everywhere, like ants. The prices for everything was outrageous. Really, $7 for a bag of potato chips?? If you want snacks or drinks for the room. Walk our the back exit toward the monorail. Walk two blocks east on Flamingo Blvd (an easy walk) to the gas station mini mart next door to the The Westin hotel. We saved between 350% and 700% over hotel store prices.
Another thing to point out is The Flamingo is a pet friendly hotel. We were surprised with how many people were navigating their dogs around the grounds. And usually it was two dogs at a time. Not really what I wanted to see on my vacation.