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"Go Room" + Airport check-in: the Flamingo

Discussion in 'Vegas Trip Reports' started by DebB, Mar 7, 2007.

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  1. DebB

    DebB Low-Roller

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    My Trip Report

    First stay at the Flamingo. Have stayed at Bally's and Paris and gambled at a few Harrah's properties. Was very surprised to log in to my True Rewards account and then check our possible trip dates for good rates on the Strip: two nights at Paris said: COMPED. Not only that, but three types of rooms including "Go Luxury" said COMP. Using True Rewards login, Caesar's was expensive, Paris not a great deal, Bally's & Harrah's offered cheap rates for our Tuesday & Wednesday.

    Arriving late afternoon, we came down the McCarren escalator and Caesar's/Harrah's airport check-in was on our left. One person in line, so we decided to go for it.

    Pros: short wait, got "Go" room on 28th floor. Cons: when we asked for directions to valet parking, clerk had never been to Flamingo and couldn't help! Also no map of property given at check in -- just a Toni Braxton CD! LOL. We are not fans ;-) Good thing we printed out a Flamingo map from the valuable Stickie (Sticky?) on this board -- great feature!

    We managed to get into Flamingo driveway (it is a longish drive back into the property to valet parking and signs could be better). Not too busy, did have to wait with car for a couple of minutes. [Some reports on this board have called this valet nasty names for its disorganization -- our problems were minimal, but perhaps a busy weekend would be difficult.]

    With our small carry-ons we just rolled ourselves into hotel and up an escalator. Elevators were tucked in on our left in the midst of retailers. Got up to our floor, 28, pronto.

    Ouch my eyes!!! Hot pink accents all down the hall: carpeting striped pinks and browns, hot pink painted panels on ceiling all down the hall. I took this to be sign of remodeling if not Go rooms.

    Go room itself: unlock the door, turn on light switch: PINK again! It is a pink light in the bathroom that shines through a frosted glass panel wall of the bathroom to room entrance.

    A two queen room. Beds comfortable. Room has "view" a supposed "luxury" feature. Ours was NOT a Strip view, but overlooked the palm trees, landscaping and pools, could see the Hilton timeshare condos, Imperial Palace and (I think) Westin. Bath kind of deco/modern. Sink a bowl on top of counter -- looks neat but I found when I was sleepy I almost banged water glass into darn thing ;-)

    Separate shower stall and tub. Great style, but not very big stall and tub kind of shallow. Alas for this remodel: chaise lounge already stained and spot on carpet already burned by iron.

    Annoying: all pools closed, supposed to open after our stay. Con: Room ventilation included a really noisy fan, it was useful for masking some hallway chatter.

    I played some vp @ Flamingo but didn't hit any high hands. The location really worked out for my husband, who had been wanting to play at Caesar's new poker room -- the bridge across the Strip (thank you to this board) worked very well for him and he played many hours and got to see cardplayer-celebrities setting up for a future poker TV show. Weather was pretty civilized, lows mostly 40s and highs 50s-60s. Great freak weather show: one morning it snowed (at least at our 28th floor level! I think it was just moisture at ground level) and snow on the palm trees was amazing sight.

    We would stay at Flamingo Go room again, but only if season + price was right. Don't think I'd enjoy easy access to Caesar's across bridge if temps were in 100s. I was glad to live with PINK for no more than two days. I'm not sure about other rooms at this casino -- older bamboo pattern carpet I saw on other hotel wings/floors from elevators was shabby. Were the rooms similarly grim? I do care about the quiet, comfort and appearance of my room in LV. In our past stays at Harrah's properties, our room at Bally's was bigger and our room at Paris more comfortable with better bathroom fixtures/shower.
     
  2. gmoney590

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    Yeah, that whole Pepto Bismo theme in the Go Rooms doesn't sit well with me. I have no idea what they were thinking of when they did the remodel. So how was the gambling and everything else for the both of you?
     
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  3. DebB

    DebB Low-Roller

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    Gambling and everything else?: VP: video poker was not kind to me at Flamingo; drink service was generally prompt, but drinks were in very small glasses.

    My s.o. only played poker at Caesar's -- he didn't like the cramped look of Flamingo's Poker Room and avoided it. At Caesar's Palace he held his own and thought the room well-managed, bright and comfortable. He was NOT impressed with nearby Pussycat Pit -- he preferred the eye-candy of visiting-actress-and-poker-player Jennifer Tilly. She was around the poker room for TV preparations on a Heads-Up (2-handed TX Holdem) Tournament to be taped at Caesar's.

    I agree with gmoney, Pepto Bismol is not an appropriate casino Theme :-( IMHO Flamingo made a big mistake with this too-pink remodel. Surprisingly, the endless pink bothered me more than dh -- of course, he didn't play around it much.
     
  4. mrsvjw

    mrsvjw High-Roller

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    Great report.... I think we were there shortly after.

    Yeah.... IMHO the machines of any sort are not kind at the Flamingo. It seems like they suspect there are only women playing them, wasting time while husbands are at the tables.

    The GO rooms have the modern accents, but I found our "old" room to be clean, unmarred and fine.
     
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