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Flamingo air conditiong issue's?

Discussion in 'LV Strip Hotels & Casinos' started by K-9treatbaker, Aug 10, 2012.

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  1. K-9treatbaker

    K-9treatbaker Low-Roller

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    Hi All,

    Has anyone had any issue's with the air conditioning at the Flamingo?

    After reading a review on the Rio and their air conditioning problems, on this board, I just want to make sure our room will be comfortable and we tend to like it on the cooler side.

    We are staying in a Fab luxury room, with hopes of an upgrade, using the $20. trick. Who knows? LOL And we will be there Sept. 3-6th.

    Thanks in advance,
    K-9treatbaker
     
  2. DjZZeRo

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    I stayed at Flamingo on Monday - Wednesday and the air conditioning was very good. I stayed at the Go Room Luxury. I'm pretty sure the $20 trick will work for you, it worked for me. I was booked for the Go Room Deluxe and I got bumped to the Go Room Luxury with strip view. Also you are going on a weekday which means, more rooms will be available. Pretty sure you'll get a upgrade :).
     
  3. wishman35

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    The only thing I think people complain about is the fact that the AC units run on sensors so if you are not in the room, they do shut off. The mistake they made though is the AC units (at least in the GO room with 2 queens) have those counter tops on all sides of the beds and it is high enough that you can get one of those Yard cups (or something similar with height) and stack items so that it senses something in front the unit at all times.

    Voila - AC on low all day, err day. :)
     
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    search youtube for ways to over ride the ac controls. its a matter of pushing 2 buttons at the same time.
     
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    I just had to use this in Troy MI at Embassy Suites - it was SERIOUSLY 78 degrees at the coolest, no matter what temp it was set at. Of course the type of unit they had there didn't come up - I did try the normal two buttons to push & it did actually cool it down to around 73 (felt great in comparison). However, it didn't override the sensor so once I was asleep the heat just climbed again (or the system reset during the night-read some of them do that too).

    I have actually never had ANY trouble at Flamingo though - probably have the defaults set a lot lower with the higher temps outside. I have gone several times in mid-July with 116 outside & was still comfy in the room. But if I have to I will try to find the directions on my phone! (Actually at Paris next time-have always been comfy there too).

    I did read a TR recently where they called maintenance & they did come up & override it for them (at a Vegas hotel but not sure which one).
     
  6. K-9treatbaker

    K-9treatbaker Low-Roller

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    Thank you all for the information and additional info about the 20.00 trick.

    Now I won't be worrying about the air conditioning. LOL

    I also will check out youtube about the two buttons to push to override the sensor. And if anyone knows which two they are, please let me know. I would really appreciate it.

    Thanks again everyone,
    K-9treatbaker/Karen
     
  7. kel3420

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    For years, on my Disney boards, it has been discussed to get a helium balloon to put in front of the sensors. I just don't know where the hell you would get a helium balloon in Vegas, lol.

    :beer::beer::beer:
     
  8. K-9treatbaker

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    Good idea about the ballon. LOL I will figure something out. Thanks for the suggestion.:)
     
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    stayed for 3 weeks in a go room had no problem
     
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    Jesus - 3 weeks in Vegas? I dont think I could survive that..
     
  11. dbueler

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    Two trips ago, I stayed in a GO room and it wouldn't cool down the first night. The hallway was very cool, and it seemed to me the warm room wasn't due to the sensor as the air was running furiously but not cool.

    I sweated it out the first night as i arrived late. I stopped in at the diamond desk the next morning and asked for maintenance to look at it. I knew they had been there later in the day as, when I returned to my room, it was ice cold! I believe they had changed the air filters in the vents, when they get dirty the cool air doesn't come out.

    I've also had this happen in other hotels (I travel each week on business), so if the room isn't cool enough, don't hesitate to contact maintenance as there could be filter issues.
    diane
     
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    Here's something I came across on another forum a while back concerning hotel A/Cs and sensors. Who knew??

    From Trip Advisor Forum 07/2012

    I too was in LV over the 4th. A comment about the room. I stayed at the Mirage and call the building engineer up to my room because it was extremely warm. This is what he told me after he changed the clogged filter.

    "Do not put your individual thermostat on auto, put it on fan. Always run the temp. to the lowest level ~ 55 deg. F because a sensor in the thermostat will not cool below 69 deg. until it is on the lowest setting. One other thing, the door has a sensor on the dead bolt lock that talks to the air control. After 4 hours, If the dead bolt is not in the lock position, the thermostat automatically sets the room temperature to 72 deg. F."

    Normally I would set my dead bolt at night and the room temp. was ok. But when I left the room for more than 4 hours (almost daily) the thermostat went to 72 degrees.
     
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    it was actualy 7 weeks but i bounced around to few properties.i loved it .pool all day drinkin and gambling all nite
     
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    It sounds like the life - dont get me wrong!
     
  15. Steelers7

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    Try this,
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GR1mKKOubUc
     
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    Well the link looks fine but doesn't post when i upload, so press the down arrow on the temp control and the power button at the same time...good for 24 hrs
     
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