The Flamingo Las Vegas is a nice place to stay; nothing flashy, just clean, comfortable and affordable. The casino leaves a lot to be desired, but the rooms are nice, the location is excellent, and the pool is one of the best in Vegas.
You can't beat it. You are in the dead center of the Strip, with Ceasar's Palace, Bellagio, Bally's Harrah's, and Paris close by. If location is a major concern and you don't want to pay big bucks for a decent hotel, you'll be very happy here.
Typical large Las Vegas parking garage around back. Could use some renovations; most parking garages do, but this one seems a little more grimey than others.
The line was long, but it moved along quickly as there were many clerks available at the front desk. They were very accommodating in granting our request for a renovated room.
Here's the trick to staying here. ALWAYS ask for a renovated room. From my understanding, they are much nicer and it doesn't cost anything extra. I didn't get a look inside the older rooms, but the carpet and hideous wall paper down the hallway was enough for me to know I was glad I landed a renovated room. Anyway, it's actually a renovated wing. New carpet, wall paper, and room signs, all done in a subdued tropical theme with mostly earth tones, all very well done. Our room was a loooooooooong walk from the elevators, but no biggie. Our room was nicely appointed with shampoo, conditioner, lotion, hair dryer, iron and ironing board. Decor was very simple and subdued, with a nice floor to ceiling wall to wall window overlooking the pool area below. The real treat though was the bed, which must have been the most comfortable bed I have ever slept on at a hotel. We slept like babies! The bathroom was a shower only with no tub, vanity and mirror. About average size.
Ooh la-la! If a nice pool is important to you, this is the place! A nice tropical theme with palm trees towering above, wandering pools and lots of little water slides. Live Flamingos can be seen nearby. Water is a bit on the cold side, though.
A wide variety of options, and they have a reasonable buffet. Nothing to write home about, but you definitely won't go hungry here.
Good. The Flamingo is an enormous hotel, but there are plenty of employees to meet your needs. Another plus is that the elevators are fast. I don't think I ever waited longer then 10 seconds to catch one.
The Bottom Line
The Flamingo caters to those looking for a nice clean hotel with decent amenities, so if you're looking for some teenage busboy to follow you around polishing your shoes at every step, stay elsewhere. The clientele consists of the young and old, middle and upper class of many different races. If you want a nice hotel in a good location but don't want to pay Bellagio prices, this may be for you.