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Flamingo for free or Mirage for $45?

Discussion in 'LV Strip Hotels & Casinos' started by Aero, May 16, 2012.

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  1. Aero

    Aero Low-Roller

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    Been to both several times... haven't seen the remodeled 'Fab' rooms they are gushing about. We love the Mirage and have made it our home base for the majority of our recent stays on the strip. Both have amazing pools and are in great locations.

    So where would you stay? Flamingo Fab Luxury room for free or Mirage deluxe room for $45/nt? If anyone has stayed in the Fab luxury rooms, I'd love a quick review. Also if someone could enlighten me on the difference between Fab deluxe and Fab luxury? I don't see a difference on the web site.
     
  2. Aero

    Aero Low-Roller

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    Keep in mind that Mirage's resort fee is $25/nt which makes the room $70.(Caesars has no resort fee)
     
  3. dunebug81

    dunebug81 VIP Whale

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    If all you're doing is sleeping / showering there I'd go with Flamingo. For me that's alla room is so I'd take the free room over one that will cost $70 any day.
     
  4. Iamrice

    Iamrice High-Roller

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    I'm sure the Mirage is better in many ways, but I would find it difficult to justify the $70 (plus 11% tax!!) a night.
     
  5. Motorhead168

    Motorhead168 MIA

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    Flamingo. I'd boycott Mirage for no other reason than the stupid resort fees so many people here love paying.
     
  6. JosieCat

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    I like the Flamingo so I would have no problem staying there. I was scheduled to stay in a Fab room but upgraded to a GO room which was very nice. The difference between the FAB deluxe and luxury is the view.
     
  7. leo21

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    Um, is there a third option? I would have said Mirage til you mentioned the fee. I hate acting like it's not worth $70/night as it is but at the same time, free is free. In your shoes, I would see if I could get a cheap rate for Bally's or Harrah's because I just don't like the Flamingo Koolaid.
     
  8. nostresshere

    nostresshere Mr. Anti Debit Card

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    Agree with the above postings, but would add in the additional question - where do you prefer to play and eat? And, maybe how many points do you have at either MGM or CET to pay for stuff?
     
  9. Mayoman

    Mayoman Low-Roller

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    Flamingo. The Mirage is too boring and stuffy for me.
     
  10. ChickenBone Jones

    ChickenBone Jones Low-Roller

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    Stayed at both. Mirage by a mile, not even close. Better rooms, better dining, better pool, better spa, better blackjack rules. Also, there is the small issue of the notoriously long check-in lines. Oh and don't forget about the small little construction project that is happening beside the Flamingo that could make for a pretty loud stay.
    The one thing going for the Flamingo is that Margaritaville does blow away B.B. Kings.
     
  11. thecarve

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    If Flamingo was $10/night and Mirage $80/night, I wouldn’t even hesitate – I’d book Mirage and never question myself about it. It is easily worth $70 more a night, IMO.

    But when you start talking about “free”, I sometimes have a difficult time using the same logic. There’s just something about free… :eek:
     
  12. elvis66

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    Mirage for me. I prefer their pool, the rooms, common areas and restaurants are nicer. And I love a volcano view room.
     
  13. heatherlovesvegas

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    Honestly, to me, free is free haha.
     
  14. sarmcl

    sarmcl Low-Roller

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    Flamingo for free for sure. yes I had some issues with my last stay but I can look past that for free. And those issues I think were more an issue of the crowds that weekend. I have never had a problem in all of my stays there previously(over 10 times)

    I love Mirage too but like I said...I am all about free!
     
  15. jgates8

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    I'm all about free too!!!!! Although my room of choice at Flamingo is a GO room, I would do a FAB if it were my free choice.

    Ask for a room away from construction noise - south facing view preferably. If they offer you 'strip' & it faces Caesars you get a lot of club noise at night.

    If you are keeping normal hours the construction is restricted so it won't be going all night. But it could affect you if you want to sleep in late & your room faces that direction - so that's why I suggest south.

    If you can't decide stay an extra night or so & split them.
     
  16. vegas_or_bust

    vegas_or_bust High-Roller

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    +1

    In addition, the construction noise that the poster above mentioned certainly seals the deal for me. I don't want to spend my vacation worrying about construction issues.

    If you are strictly a slots player, then it may be a tougher choice. If you like to play BJ, then the shit rules at Flamingo quickly erase the "free" status of your room (IMO).
     
  17. Terry Benedict

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    I'm assuming that simply because you ask this question, the value of Free Flamingo vs. $70 Mirage is equal. I would say simply due to the Linq project, go with Mirage. Do Flamingo in a year or two. Your comp will still be there.

    (And is Linq a lame name, too?)
     
  18. sabre

    sabre Low-Roller

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    Flamingo for free, and it isn't close.

    The Flamingo isn't the Super 8 ... and the Mirage isn't the Wynn.
     
  19. Dean Martin

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    :nworthy: Pretty much says it all :nworthy:
     
  20. domeboy

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    I could actually live with the noise, but a lot of times construction disturbs the habitat of mice, etc. This was the case when Harrahs built the Waterfront Tower at Harrahs in Atlantic City. There were reports in a lot of reviews about mice in the new tower.

    I havent read anything about this yet regarding the flamingo, but that would freak me out, and it definitely would not be the fault of CET.
     
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