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Flamingo Fab Luxury "newly renovated" room?

Discussion in 'LV Strip Hotels & Casinos' started by Happygirl21, Apr 1, 2016.

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  1. Happygirl21

    Happygirl21 Low-Roller

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    Hi guys, was wondering about these rooms. Have never stayed at Flamingo but have heard the Go rooms are the better option. With saying that, just got off the phone w/CET reservations and they are telling me these rooms,Fab Luxury, are recently renovated and even though the October offers are not showing in my offers calendar yet, they said the room would be comped. Planning an inexpensive girls get away. Anybody have any input/ideas about these rooms?

    Thanks a bunch!
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  2. Hyperfocal

    Hyperfocal High-Roller

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    The FAB rooms are more recently renovated, but not as throughly renovated.
     
  3. dbueler

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    To my knowledge, recently renovated is a stretch. I stayed in one -3-4 years ago when they truly were recently renovated. The bathroom was still the very, very old d├ęcor. That said, they ate basic, clean rooms for a place to shower and sleep. The Fab rooms just aren't for me, the fake hardwood floors were slick (I slipped enroute to the bathroom barefoot), and the bed was very hard compared to the Go Rooms. O believe it's correct to say the Fab rooms were more recently renovated compared to the Go rooms, but I doubt anyone considers 3-4 years ago to be a recent renovation. If your goal is a clean, inexpensive room and you don't expect an Encore or Cosmo room, these will be just fine for you.

    I also recommend you go to the Caesars website, choose Las Vegas, and click on the "I have flexible dates" link. Doing this will result In a "spreadsheet" view of the CET properties and gives you a one month snapshot of comped rooms available to you. The GO rooms might show up there as comped, if so, jump on it! I like to decide which prop and room I wait way earlier than when they post the offers., so I book my comped room on the website then call to have them add the offer I want to use. Fflowers & I are in Vegas and we just decided over dinner at Giada's which dates we want to come back for her bday in August and for our annual Christmas trip. After dinner, I returned to my room, looked at my options and booked comped rooms for both trips in less than 5 min. I will now keep an eye open for when the offers post, then I will call CET when I decide which offer I want and have the offer linked to the room. Easy peasy. Enjoy your trip!
     
  4. rayzor58

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    Fab rooms are nice except the bathrooms have not been remodeled. Only rooms I stay in are the Go rooms.
     
  5. Funkhouser

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    Flamingo is one of the more aged properties in the CET portfolio of hotel rooms / property. If room quality is very important to you, then I would recommend looking at some other properties. Whats the age range of girls going. If this is a group of younger ladies (21-25)
    then I would probably say it won't matter, especially if you plan to hit the clubs. The pool maybe shut down in Oct depending when you go and that is a major selling point for Flamingo along with access to the Linq.

    Go Rooms are much nicer then the Fab rooms and are on higher floors, but they are aged and worn in some cases. The bathrooms in the Fab rooms are pretty much dumps, CET went on the cheap in Fab room remodels which were already pretty gross bathrooms (rust stains on ceilings, cracked tile, worn vanity tops, etc). If your set on staying at Flamingo then I would probably take the GO Room, unless you can get bumped to Fab Mini suite which offers more room then both Go or Fab standard. Personally if I was in my early 20's visiting Vegas I would probably stay at Linq these days or Planet Hollywood if I could get a comp. Unless it was summer and the pool was open, in which Flamingo would edge it out.
     
  6. Happygirl21

    Happygirl21 Low-Roller

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    My screen name should probably be happyhag at this time vs happygirl,lol. Our "girls" get away is made up of five 45/46 year old women, lol. I suspect as time gets closer, I will have more offers from CET, luckily I am fairly close to AC so I can ramp up my rewards. To be honest, I don't really care where I stay as long as its clean, and three of the people going are Vegas Virgins so they don't really care either. I just stayed at Linq last week and thought it was fine for what it was, so even if that becomes available maybe I'll do that.

    Personally, I would like to stay DT but I have to do the "first" things, fountains, volcano, Eiffel Tower, etc so staying on the strip will probably be the best choice.

    I was wondering about the pool season. I called and asked but got no answer, we will be going the end of October (25-29), so odds are they will be closed????. I guess for now, I'll just go w/Flamingo and keep an eye for better offers in the future. October is a ways away.

    I appreciate the input, you guys are awesome!

    Thanks!
     
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    Thanks for this suggestion, I just went on the CET Flex dates, it is showing I can get a Jubilee room at Bally's comped, plus a few other options at the usual places like Harrah's etc.... I am not sure, but I think the Jubilee rooms are ok(?) maybe...
     
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  8. DonnyC

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    I always suggest using YouTube when comparing rooms.

    You get real videos from real people, where the room isn't staged.
     
  9. irishdave

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    I'd definitely go with the Jubilee tower at Bally's. I've stayed there three times and have been very happy with the rooms. Not fancy, but they're clean, comfy, large for the strip (450 ish sq ft), and fairly recently renovated (2013?). I think they're one of the best mid-tier options. The casino is meh, but it connects via the indoor walkway to Paris, and the location is great.
     
  10. Funkhouser

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    Jubilee tower has pretty good views facing south and they are nice by CET mid level properties. PHo and Paris fountain view rooms would only be better if you got say a red room at Paris or a Resort room or higher at PHo. I have not been disappointed at Ballys yet except for some late night noise from outdoor party deck.
     
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    Youtube is the resource I always use when looking at rooms. For most of the major places you can find pretty recent videos of various room types. I'm staying with a big group at the Flamingo in June. Chose this place for various reasons (I don't usually stay on the strip anymore) and chose Go rooms.
     
  12. dbueler

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    No problem!! Book the Jubilee room, they are very nice and a huge improvement over the Fab rooms. I've stayed in both and won't stay in the Fab room again (just not my idea of a vacation room) but I love the Jubilee rooms. In fact, I booked a comped Jubilee room for both my August trip and my Christmas trip just last night. Then you can just relax and look forward to your trip, Just link any offers for fsp or food credits that show up later to the room. I have heard some late night noise from the club deck at Paris, but it's nothing compared to the noise from Drai's. I could hear the thump thump thump of the music from Drai's all the way down the other side of the Flamingo in a strip view room. Book and enjoy!
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  13. Funkhouser

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    I wondered about that, since I have not stayed at Flamingo since Drai's beach club has been open. Now I thought the Cromwell was a fantastic property but I had a room in what would be considered the 'quiet zone'. Jubilee tower is a great value as a comp'd room and if you don't like the vibe of Ballys casino you can be at another property in a matter of minutes.
     
  14. jgates8

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    I love Flamingo Go rooms, but I have become a bit spoiled by Jubilee rooms at Ballys also. If mom goes with I know we will be in a Paris Red, so when I am solo I just pick a different one. Jubilee rooms are large (not as large as Indigo, but quite big), comfortable beds, more bathroom counter space than any of the Go rooms I have stayed in (which is numerous stays), small coffee maker and a mini-fridge inside of the dresser. There is no tub however, only a shower. (Some of the Go rooms have both - others only shower).

    If you want to head south, walk thru inside walkway to Paris. If I go north, I walk out by valet & cross at street level to back of Cromwell, cut in front of the garage & go in back of Flamingo. When you get up by check-in, just cut across & head right out into Linq alley (go past Center Cut steakhouse & buffet) and across into Linq. It's so much easier than walking out to Strip & fighting traffic. Just be careful when crossing surface level on Flamingo Rd.
     
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    This. Stayed 5 nights in August and the Fab room itself was nice. Bathroom was Motel 6-ish.
     
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