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Harrah's vs Flamingo

Discussion in 'LV Strip Hotels & Casinos' started by 1LuckyMomma, Oct 30, 2015.

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  1. 1LuckyMomma

    1LuckyMomma Low-Roller

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    Excellent location - check
    Easy bus access - check
    Cheap/comp rooms-check

    Stayed at Flamingo about 11 years ago before the Go room remodel. Definitely seemed like an older crowd/vibe. Has that changed?

    Which casino is less smoky? I'm allergic and live on sinus meds the whole time we're there so it's a concern.

    How do the rooms compare? I have a High Roller room comped at Harrah's that's already booked. Flamingo will cost me around $25 night

    I'd appreciate your input. We've liked the rooms at Bally's but the smoke was horrible due to low ceilings I guess?

    We love to stay at Orleans but really want to save the shuttle time this trip so we are looking at Harrah's or Flamingo.
     
  2. tringlomane

    tringlomane STP Addicted Beer Snob

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    I don't feel flamingo has an "older" vibe now. Last time I saw it on a weekend, it was a young, cheap person vibe. Busiest I ever saw the tables.

    Smoke...no significant difference to me. They both suck moderately as most CET casinos do. I like Flamingo's pumped smell better though. I might recognize it in a smell test, which might be a negative for you.

    Rooms, can't comment first hand, never stayed at harrah's. But given my general CET calendar, I'm not convinced Flamingo is worth $25/nt unless it's a "Go Room", which again I've never stayed in, but nearly 100% of this forum says that room is necessary at Flamingo. The Flamingo FAB rooms are meh. I'd rather stay at Linq now.
     
  3. waverunner

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    I'm staying at Flamingo in two weeks because it was only $2 per night.....LOL. But if i were you i would keep the comped Harrah's room because you still have the resort fee. I plan on using the sandwich for a GO room at Flamingo but in your case unless the $25 extra is for a GO room i'd keep Harrah's, the FAB rooms and the High Roller rooms are about the same and don't warrant a difference of $25 IMHO.
    I don't smoke but smoke doesn't bother me, however, Harrah's and Flamingo are older hotels which does have the lower ceilings (remember Imperial Palace?), so i think the "air" will be about the same.
    The great thing about Harrah's and Flamingo casino's is you have quick access to the Strip, meaning you can gamble close to the exits if you need some "air" while still being in the casino.
     
  4. captainron62

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    I would keep Harrah's. The difference is close enough to take away the concern of location. I have stayed in both hotels and while I enjoyed both visits the starndard room at Flamingo is the only room I have had in Vegas that prompted me to make a mental note to never bring a female companion when staying in this room. Our basic room at Harrah's was clean and comfortable. Harrah's has a little more freshened up casino. I do believe the crowd will be older at Harrah's. I have never felt that about Flamingo. I would say stay at Harrah's and hang at LINQ if that is your concern.
     
  5. Snidely

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    Harrah's and Flamingo are both smokey. I'd say Harrah's has the older crowd these days compared to Flamingo. Flamingo's party pool brings in the younger folk that can't afford the fancier places in town.

    Since I find both Harrah's and Flamingo very smokey, I'd pick whichever hotel is closer to other places I'd rather spend my time.
     
  6. 1LuckyMomma

    1LuckyMomma Low-Roller

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    Sounds like it's Harrah's for now (unless a better offer comes along). Wish I had remembered to book the Saturday night which is now showing at $100+. We'll probably stay at Orleans the first night on a comp and then switch over. Who knows? We're not leaving until March. A lot of rooms can be booked between now and then. :evillaugh Thanks for the help!
     
  7. jrinct1

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    I never was a fan of the Harris property always like the Flamingo better
     
  8. Wildcherryfox

    Wildcherryfox Tourist

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    I stayed at Harrah's last May. We had a suite it was large, but dated. I do not care for the casino vibe at Harrah's but would stay again. The location is great. I too am trying to decide between Flamingo, Linq and Harrah's for my June trip. Leaning toward the Go room at Flamingo, but the horrible elevator tales scare me.
     
  9. shiner18

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    Decided to stay at Flaming this trip, comped rooms. Put out extra $25.00 a night for an upgrade. Figured seeing as how we have polenty of reward creits might as well use some up. Had a room on 24th floor strip view, very nice room. Walk in shower, coffee maker, fridge, safe and robes. Wife said she would be content to spend half her time in the room. Drawbacks one straight back chair, some sort of couch in front of window, imagine the type you might see Cleopatra reclining on. IMHO worthless but maybe I am not hip enough to appreciate. Dvd player 42in tv, also tv in the mirror in the office, white noise machine. Now for the ugly Mon nite I wake about midnite, am aware of the thump of loud bass. Get up the closer I get to the window the louder it gets, also can hear the vocals. Go back to bed all I can now hear is thumping bass instead of the sound of bleating sheep lulling me to sleep. Thinking there is a party in a room near us I call the front desk, when I tell them our room number they tell me it is coming from niteclub across the street at Caesers. They offer to change our room the next morning or have housekeeping bring up earplugs they then mention the white noise machine. Next morning visited with Shaun one of the managers he told me that yes the high rooms facing the strip or the Cromwell do have on occasion noise problems. He stated that when checking in desk people should mention this. We elected to stay in same room the next three nights with our earplugs at the ready but had no use for them. Would we stay again yes, and we never had a problem with elevators that some people complain about.
     
  10. smerrian

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    Harrah's and Flamingo are both moderately smokey. If you plan on spending your time at the hotel, Flamingo is a bit larger so more to walk around. If you plan on going off the property, Harrah's is easier to get from your room to the Strip or from your room to your car.
     
  11. BarelyHangingOn

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    We ventured around both a couple of weeks ago and we found Harrah's to be really smokey.

    The casino made us feel like we were in somebody's basement circa 1973 with 200 chain smoking seniors.

    The casino at the Flamingo seemed a little bit brighter but still a bit smokey.
     
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