We have visited Las Vegas at least 5 times. Twice we have stayed at The Flamingo. This seems to be our favorite hotel. It is very central for getting about.
With its brilliant pink facade, the Flamingo Las Vegas --home to Vegas' Second City comedy club -- is as colorful as the history behind it.
It seems appropriate that the Flamingo Las Vegas is a direct descendant of the hotel where modern Vegas began; even though Benjamin "Bugsy" Siegel's original Flamingo is gone, the hotel that bears the name is no less glamorous.
The lush gardens behind the room towers seem removed from Sin City entirely, with live African penguins, Chilean flamingos, Mandarin ducks and Koi fish frolicking in ponds and under three-story waterfalls. A number of tennis courts, swimming pools and a world-class health spa make the Flamingo seem less a casino and more of a full resort.
Entertainment abounds at the Flamingo Las Vegas with a variety of shows including Second City. Restaurants cater to tastes ranging from Italian to Chinese, and the Paradise Garden Buffet serves up delicious food in an idyllic setting. It goes without saying that the casino is enormous, with 2,100 slot machines, 71 table games and a giant race and sports book to reward the fortunate.
True to its lineage, the Flamingo Las Vegas is a great Las Vegas experience.