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Flamingo Elevators & Thefts

Discussion in 'LV Strip Hotels & Casinos' started by mrdeadx, Jan 22, 2016.

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  1. mrdeadx

    mrdeadx Tourist

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    Hi all,

    I'm looking at staying at Flamingo in September but have heard two things which I'd like to check before I book.

    1) I've heard a rumor via Twitter that Flamingo rooms have had money stolen from them. Does anyone know if this is correct and if so, was it out of the safe and was anything else taken?

    2) The elevators are old and drop down a few floors

    Are these just made up or can anyone shed any light on them?

    Thank you in advance!
     
  2. Jaci2014

    Jaci2014 Low-Roller

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    We have never had anything stolen during the 5 time we have stayed there. The elevators are strange-broken buttons, lurching and stopping at random floors. Get a GO room if you can.
     
  3. sarah9nascar

    sarah9nascar VIP Whale

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    Spa elevators work great. We stay in a Go Mini Suite for 6 nights and had no problems. Even left the laptop out everyday.
     
  4. shiner18

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    Stayed for five days in Dec. the only cash we lost was what we spent. Never had any issues with elevators, several times it would stop but there was always people waiting to get on. Perhaps we were lucky that we did no get robbed or have problems with the elevators. Would we stay there again yes. The only problem noise from several late nite clubs. Ask for a quiet room or earplugs, they do furnish them.
     
  5. Jon E Coyote

    Jon E Coyote Low-Roller

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    Stayed in a Go room Spa tower last week, elevators can be slow at times, especially in the morning because of all the people going to get coffee and what not
     
  6. mrdeadx

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    Thanks for all the replies guys, sounds like it was just a rumor going round Twitter then!
     
  7. vegasvic

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    Unfortunately thefts can and do happen at every property.
     
  8. mrstealth

    mrstealth High-Roller

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    Mostly Urban Myths. There are 3 different areas where you can get on elevators, and at the Main Lobby there is probably 6-8 elevators and at the Zoo Entrance (closest to the linq) there are 2 sets of 6-8 elevators. Yes, some may not be working at times, but you should never have a problem with very long waits.

    As far as thefts, there are safes in every room, and dead bolts.
     
  9. Nevyn

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    We were just there. Had no problems with theft, but I suppose that can happen to anyone who is not super careful. The rooms have safes, and bolts/etc for while you are in them. Put valuables in the safe, make sure the door closes and I doubt you'll have problems.

    The elevators (at least the Habitat ones) are pretty old and slow and make disturbing noises, but we never had one drop on us. But there are 3 different call buttons for 8 elevators, so you will get lots of phantom stops from floors where someone was already picked up.
     
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    The thing with theft reports is that the people making them never give clear info on what happene ie. if doors were locked, if valuables were in the safe, if they got robbed by a "guest" and don't want to admit it. When people do report thefts in a place where you can ask questions, it's rare that they did everything they were supposed to do.
     
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    Good point. I really wish hotels would install security cameras in the hallways. It's ridiculous that they don't. It won't answer every question (if stuff was in or out of the safe for example) but from a security/safety aspect it should be done imo..
     
  12. phantomfj

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    I was there in Dec for 5 days, used the elevator banks near the check-in desks exclusively, the odd time one would be out of service but maintenance is always needed on equipment....as to theft, one day I accidentally left the safe open, nothing was missing when I got back............lucky, lucky, lucky!
     
  13. wishman35

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    I have hit or miss experiences with the elevators. Have stayed 3 or 4 times. The Spa elevators definitely used to be the best. The elevators by the check in desk were the worst. The last two times have been bad - stopping at random floors, buttons missing, crap in the hallways - the usual stuff you hear. Definitely would only stay in a GO room if I was staying at Flamingo, and I really wouldn't stay unless that pool is open. The Linq, Harrah's, Bally's or Paris all feel like better options to me in the winter months.
     
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    I read a statistic that most of the thefts in hotels come from the people they are traveling with.
     
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    I've stayed there five times over the past six years (most recently July 2014), and have never had any problems (or concerns) over security. Definitely take the common sense measures to minimize the risk.....don't keep valuables out in the room, store in the safe; use the deadbolt(s) & latches; check your door when leaving the room to make sure it's fully closed & secure. Also, as in any other large city, always be aware of your surroundings. When riding the elevator back to room (esp. at night) always be aware of who's around you, in case you're being followed (I've never had any issues with this, just something precautionary).

    Elevators- I've never had any issues with the elevators (have mainly stayed in the Spa tower), but I haven't stayed there in a year and a half. Alot of the negative reviews/comments mention the elevators, so there's likely some truth to the issue. I'd be more concerned over the inconvenience of the elevators there than I would be about the potential for any thefts (as others have said, it can and does happen everywhere)
     
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    I've stayed at the Flamingo many times over the years. The elevators there are MUCH better than the old IP and for a while I was making a mental note of how long it took a down elevator to come. Usually around 20-30 seconds, never more than a minute.

    I never had one "drop floors" or anything.

    Never had anything stolen either and I will use the safe.

    One time the safe was locked on check-in. I phoned the desk and they sent two guys up, a techie type and a "suit" type security person. The technoid guy plugged in his magic box and had the safe open in a few seconds. They both looked in and agreed it was empty. I guess they send up two people in case somebody who stayed in the room claimed they left something valuable in the safe.
     
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    when I was there the safe was locked upon arrival as well. I called down and one tech guy showed up by himself to unlock it.............we joked about how we were going to split up the million bucks, but it was empty...............lol
     
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    We will be there on Sunday,

    i will check the elevators for you, hope they work just fine :-D.......
     
  19. wigwam_salesman

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    My wife used to work In a large Vegas hotel. 90% of the time it was someone being trick rolled when things went missing. 5% housekeeping was suspected and the other 5% there was no explanation found.

    Often gets reported to various parties as a straight up robbery because they don't want their partner finding out then brought a hooker back to their room.
     
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    We've arrived yesterday evening.. Well stepped in the elevator In the lobby tower... Elevator no.3 definitely stops rondomly and drops a few inches when opening the doors....

    No. 10 in the lobby tower was ok, when we used it.
     
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