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Flamingo during construction?

Discussion in 'LV Strip Hotels & Casinos' started by mamamk, Dec 9, 2012.

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  1. mamamk

    mamamk Tourist

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    We just bought tickets to Vegas for May 11-15 for our first anniversary. We've been wanting to stay at the Flamingo, but we're worried that we will be staying smack in the middle of a construction zone, between the Quad renovations, the "Observation Wheel," and the Bills Gambling Hall changes. Does anyone know whether these are valid concerns, and whether we should be staying elsewhere? We really wanted to stay on the strip, not so far off as Luxor or Stratosphere ...... Everywhere else seems much more expensive, esp since Flamingo doesn't have a resort fee...... Opinions welcome! Thank you!
     
  2. sammasseur

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    I'll be checking in Thursday night and will report back. The price of the room was outstanding, so it would be worth it to put up with some noise for the value. Packing my earplugs and hoping for the best.
     
  3. vegas3

    vegas3 Low-Roller

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    Earplugs, what a great idea! They can come in handy for many situations in Vegas.
     
  4. magic_man12

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    I stayed at the Flamingo in November, I had no issues with any construction noise etc. Didn't hear a thing!

    :)
     
  5. Fligster

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    Same Here.
     
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    Stayed in September, stayed in tower overlooking habitat area. I could see the construction, but could not hear it. The room was great, no complaints whatsoever!
     
  7. subafrk

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    How do you get in/out of there for parking? I've never stayed there, I usually stay at the IP but I will be staying at the Flamingo next week. Last time I stayed at the IP, the back parking entrances/roads I usually take were closed and I think I remember the Flamingo parking kind of on the same back road. Strip entrances are usually a speed bump nightmare for my car, any suggestions?
     
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    I was there about 2 weeks ago it wasn't really an issue. The parking is a little strange (you enter over behind Bills, it was torn up but you could get in fine. Really there wasn't a delay or anything. I'd imagine trying to walk to Harrah's or IP would be an issue, or you'd be a little rerouted, but other than that it should be fine. I walked to Caesars and it wasn't a problem at all. Didn't hear any noise either.

    Flamingo is worth it in a GO room, if the price is good otherwise I would skip it. Like, if you can stay at Paris or PH for $20 more, I'd do that.. but if it's $100 more then yeah Flamingo is fine.
     
  9. vegasqc

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    Got back yesterday from 7 nights there

    No noise issue from construction at all, some from the Pure nightclub across the street but not enough to cause me to to fall asleep
     
  10. mamamk

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    Thanks Y'all!

    I'm feeling much more hopeful due to your responses! Our trip is in May, and things might be more complicated by then because of the "observation wheel"......

    My research has me wondering whether we should try Mirage instead, although I really dig the Old Vegas feel of the Flamingo....... we just want to be in the middle of the strip somewhere. Any thoughts?
     
  11. Vegas Twosome

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    We also stayed at Flamingo in Sept with no problems. We usually stay at Bally's, which we did over Thanksgivings. Small, not a day's walk through the casino, mid-strip, and the rooms are fairly decent. Plus over the years their staff has become one of the friendliest on the Strip. Funny how that all evolves. I heard however they may be doing construction soon with plans to turn their front garden area into retail/food space.
     
  12. chef

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    Another no-noiser from last week. Slept like a baby.
     
  13. jgates8

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    Faced the garden area (GO room) & north from my room - slept like a dream.

    My hesitation would be in a FAB room that directly overlooked that side street being redone. That I would expect to have noise in as you would be right above a lot of it & noise would be dependent on what was being done at that given time.

    Plan on booking a GO room (non-view) again for HOPEFULLY a March trip.
     
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