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Is the Flamingo under pricing itself?

Discussion in 'LV Strip Hotels & Casinos' started by EastCoastVegasFan!, Oct 16, 2014.

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  1. EastCoastVegasFan!

    EastCoastVegasFan! High-Roller

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    Seriously, and I the only one that sees the value in the Flamingo?

    Not that I want them to, but if I were corporate, I would hike the prices.

    1) Best pool on the strip
    2) Central location of the strip
    3) Fun atmosphere
    4) Low minimums
    5) New rooms, bed are extremly comfortable.


    I stayed at the Mirage, and here is the comparison

    1) Pool was just decent - not close to the Flamingo
    2) Almost same location
    3) Fun atmosphere
    4) Higher Minimums, but it's also MLife and they don't comp as well as TR
    5) Rooms were slightly nicer, but the beds were not as comfortable.


    I paid 45% more for my stay at the Mirage.

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  2. Mayoman

    Mayoman Low-Roller

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    I agree with you, I'd take Flamingo over Mirage anyday.
     
  3. dankyone

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    Everyone staying at Flamingo sees value, the low price is the main reason they are there. CET has a pretty sophisticated pricing hierarchy, and if they could charge more for the Flamingo, they would. You call the Flamingo atmosphere "fun", I call it more "1970's Reno dingy" and there is only so much you can charge for that given the competition in LV.
     
  4. RPMCanes

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    If there is ever a place that needs an exterior refurbishment, Bugsy's place is it.
     
  5. bobby jones

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    Last time there (spring) we had a new room - fine but, the halls, casino etc really need an update and I don't think it would take much to clean it up without losing the atmosphere. I would find myself tripping down the hallway over the ragged carpeting. Casino just seemed well old and dated and poorly ventilated. I would keep the theme and just refresh it a little.
     
  6. BCMike

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    I don't think it's underpriced. I've only stayed there once and it was fine but not sure they could charge a premium for it without also bumping up room rates at Bally's and Harrah's to eliminate the competition. The casino is fun but it's also one of the ones with the smokiest atmosphere.
    The central location is a perception as well. If you like being on the south end of the Strip, you could probably say the same thing about the Excalibur (except their pool is terrible).
     
  7. tringlomane

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    I think mirage rooms are significantly nicer than flamingo. I don't remember how nice flamingo's bed was though. Once myVegas stuff runs out, I'll probably be depending on Flamingo, Harrah's, Bally's. Hopefully the linq hotel prices will fall too. CET is probably overvaluing that place.
     
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    The prices haven't risen because the remodel of the FAB rooms didn't go over well. The room rates do go up over the summer in pool season but when it gets cold, they lose the best reason to stay there, Also not impressed with the restaurants or the people working in the casino, who have always come off as cold to me going back to the Park Place days. I haven't stayed there but my interactions with people there have made me rule it out even though I intended to stay in every hotel in the CET Vegas universe.
     
  9. pokerbum

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    Exactly!

    I was in there last week, the smoke is very bad.

    Also the whole place has a really bad odor...like someone puked and they tried to clean it up and mask it....
     
  10. pokerbum

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    Exactly! I was in there last week, the smoke is very bad.

    Also the whole place has a really bad odor...like someone puked and they tried to clean it up and mask it....
     
  11. EastCoastVegasFan!

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    I never understood the emphasis on actual rooms in Vegas. Yes, I understand a nice room is great, but honestly, ourside of showering and sleeping, how many waking hours do you spend in your room?

    I was just in Vegas, stayed at the Monte Carlo. The most waking hours I spent in my room (not showering) was unpacking my stuff upon arrival, and packing my stuff upon departure.
     
  12. Reeder1700

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    I love the Flamingo for the pool quality and location. Rooms are average and the Casino needs an updating pretty badly. Also on our last trip the elevators made me uncomfortable.

    That being said the pool is the best non premium pool to have a good time at and that is why I will continue to stay there.
     
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    So you would stay at the IP, pre renovations? Just kidding :evillaugh I stayed at the IP before the name changes and renovations, it's a big difference between their rooms and most of the other strip rooms but I liked it because it was a great deal, stay on the strip but pay low room rates. It isn't a deal anymore with the resort fees and increased room rates due to the upgrades.

    As for the Flamingo being underpriced, no I don't think so.
     
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    Ha! This has been the subject of some good threads here on VMB... why not stay at a hostel then? Not all of us are the "rise, shit, shine and out the door" type. I prefer a nice room WITH a good view... I'm a relaxer, not a grinder. I'm also there primarily for business and do some work in the room and know I'm different than the general Vegas visitor, but I'm not alone. To each their own... I actually hope more are like you, so the good rooms with the nice views aren't taken up by those who don't require such.
     
  15. EastCoastVegasFan!

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    I feel the exact same way as Reeder1700!
     
  16. EastCoastVegasFan!

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    Actually, yes, for WORK lol! My job sent me to participate in a meeting with the City Manager of North Las Vegas. They told me about the trip 3 days before the meeting, and it was during CES in Janauary. The ONLY place on the strip with availability was IP, and it was $279 a night!!! It was my job's money, not mine, so I didn't care. My colleagues stayed at an Embassay Suites off the strip, but I wanted to be on the strip.

    The IP room was almost the W-O-R-S-T, but I loved the location!!! I did sort of did mind this time, because I was there for work at the WiFi was in and out, but Hash House A Go-Go made things much better!
     
  17. EastCoastVegasFan!

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    Basically, IP was worse than my current countdown timer......
     
  18. vegasqc

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    Just got back from 6 night there last week and i would agree they could easily charge more for that location/pool
     
  19. waverunner

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    Well, Flamingo is no longer under priced for me. I am staying at PHO in a few weeks comped. But on my rate calender for 2015, Flamingo in not comped at all. Any day, any week, nothing. I used to have Flamingo, Quad, Harrah's, Rio, and Bally's comped most of the year (Sun-Fri). Now it's Rio and Harrah's. And i go 3 weeks a year, only gamble at CET, That's the thanks i get.
    I heard Rio is being bought, so i'm left with Harrah's in 2015.
    I guess you must be Platinum+ to get comped at Flamingo now.
     
  20. wanker751

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    Flamingo was my go to hotel. We had the worst time last summer (2013) at Flamingo. Room was not ready, first room was the wrong view, we paid for strip view, next THREE were dirty! We complained and were offered a small dining credit. We asked for 1 more night because our first day was a clusterfuck, hours wasted (If i booked with my offer would have been free or $27 dollars) when I asked to book one more night, I was told it was $149 of a Monday night! We called Cosmo and got a comped night there and moved in our bathing suits.

    So unless the service has is better, I would say it is not under priced.
     
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