Flamingo Overview

The Flamingo has been growing on me. I never saw it as a bad place. It was just never on the top of my list for places I wanted to stay. That has changed over the past year or so.  The rooms have been upgraded. The location is great, with easy access to The LINQ, Caesars Palace, and The Bellagio. It also has a dedicated Monorail stop. The elevators are aging, but there are enough of them that I’ve never had to wait long for one.

The basic room choices are the  Fab and Go Rooms. Both are 350 sq ft,  which is small compared to the newer hotels, but still provides enough space for 2 people comfortably. The photos above are from a Go Room. The Go rooms have a more modern styling, but aside from that, the major differences between the room types are:

  • GO Room Waist-level Shower NozzlesThe Fab rooms have a shower/tub combo while the Go rooms only have a shower (although a very nice shower with additional waist level nozzles)
  • The   Fab rooms have a 32″ TV.   Go  rooms have a 42″ TV.
  • The Go rooms have a refrigerator and a coffee maker. The Fab rooms do not.
The Flamingo’s Neapolitan Suite

If you are looking for something a bit fancier, The Flamingo also   has suites  available as part of their Anthology  Collection. The Neapolitan Suite (pictured) is one of my favorites.

The Flamingo has many dining options available onsite as well as easy access to the restaurants at The LINQ. That’s good since the  Paradise Garden Buffet  is only open for breakfast during the week (dinner from 5p-10p on Friday and Saturday) and the former Tropical Breeze Cafe has closed.   Getting a late night snack from room service isn’t an option either since room  service is also only available from 6a-1p.   Carlos ‘n Charlies is open 8a-2a daily, offering breakfast from 8a-noon and some good Mexican food from noon-2a. Margaritaville  is open for lunch and dinner. The food court has many good options, too. You can charge your meal from most of the restaurants at The LINQ to your room at the Flamingo.

The Flamingo is home to headliners Donny and Marie and Olivia Newton-JohnLegends in Concert, Jeff Civillico: Comedy in Action and  X-Burlesque  and XBU: X-Burlesque University are also at the Flamingo.

Flamingo_Pools_from_RoomThe Flamingo pool is constantly being rated as one of the best in Las Vegas. The pool complex has multiple areas (including the  adults only Go Pool) as well as a series of water slides around the perimeter. I enjoy walking through the Wildlife Habitat early in the morning or while going from the buffet to the spa. The Flamingo Spa is  a nice low-key place to relax. It isn’t as fancy as  the higher end spas like Qua or Canyon Ranch, but it does provide multiple soaking pools and sauna rooms. Fitness center access is included in the resort fee. A Spa day-pass costs $10 for hotels guests and $20 for  non-guests.  Spa access is free for Diamond and SevenStar Total Rewards members.

Room rates at the Flamingo  tend to be reasonable, with many weeknights available for under $80 per night and weekends in the $180 range. They are currently running a sale with rates as low as $36 per night. Use this link to get those rates.
The Flamingo  charges a $29 per night Resort Fee ($32.48 with tax). The fee covers Internet Access (otherwise $13.99/day),  fitness center access for 2, and local calls. The resort fee is waived for Total Rewards Diamond and SevenStar members.  When you check in at the Flamingo, you will receive a coupon book with dining and entertainment discounts which helps offset the resort fee.

 

3 thoughts on “Flamingo Overview”

  1. My wife and I have stayed at the Flamingo a dozen times or more over the years. It’s central location and pool area make it a great place to stay. The ‘Go’ rooms are really much nicer than the ‘Fab’ rooms, which can vary from pretty nice to pretty worn.

    One thing worth noting is that the Tropical Breeze Cafe, which is mentioned in the review above, has been closed for some time (since 2014). It was the Flamingo’s 24-hour cafe for many years, but the space has been empty for some time and when we were there last (in May 2015) nothing had been done with the space. With the Linq nearby, it’s probably not a big deal, but don’t plan on eating at the Tropical Breeze anymore.

    1. Thanks for the info.
      I’ve updated the post to reflect the closing of the Tropical Breeze Cafe. I know they were still open in early February, 2015, although they had cut back to very limited, breakfast only hours. They appeared to still have operating hours while I was at the Flamingo at the end of May (although I can’t say I saw it open at that point).

      Take Care,
      Mark

      1. It looks like my memory wasn’t perfect, either. The Flamingo’s Tropical Breeze Cafe closed on 2/15/15.

        I hate to see the 24-hour coffee shops dying off. I’m not a ‘foodie’ but I really prefer sitting down to a basic restaurant meal instead of a Starbucks/food kiosk type ‘meal on the run’. Seems there just aren’t many places like this left.

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