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Recent Flamingo Observations

Discussion in 'LV Strip Hotels & Casinos' started by pogo55, Aug 7, 2013.

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  1. pogo55

    pogo55 Tourist

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    Hi T2V alumni,

    My wife and I just got back yesterday 8/6/2013 after staying 5 days at Flamingo and I thought I would share a few tidbits regarding construction and repair at Flamingo.

    When we arrived we were dropped off at the usual drop off area. When we left they had moved the drop off and taxi pickup to the valet area door in the back of the hotel. Not sure how long this is for but the taxi drivers were all confused.

    The most annoying and inconvenient experience we endured was the casino restrooms. They have closed the casino entrance to the restrooms and you have to enter through the Lobby entrance and it was always a cluster getting in and out.

    The Food Court is still closed which causes long waits and lines at the other eating establishments.

    We did hear some noise from the Flamingo plumbing repair but only during the weekday and while they are repairing they put up a long black curtained wall on the Margarita side of the casino and had power equipment lines running below the curtain. They did leave openings to get into the main casino. Hopefully this will clear up before long.

    If you are prone to being chilled take a jacket. The casino air condition must have been set to cause mild hypothermia. Had to go outside a few times just to warm up.

    Our room was 26060 and overlooked Bills. We were closer to the strip side. We did hear noise but it was not very noticeable. From time to time we would watch the construction guys at work and I must say whoever is leading that effort could conduct an orchestra. There were crews demolishing the parking deck and crews working on the roof deck, There was a crew digging a large hole behind Bills, which I thought was a pool but I heard that was going to be on the roof. Trucks were being unloaded, cranes were being positioned and yesterday they erected a tall steel structure between Bills and Flamingo. Not sure what that is either. It was amazing to see all the folks and equipment moving doing their task without gridlock.

    Overall the stay was not bad except for the restroom debacle. The staff were very courteous and always had a greeting when they saw you in the hall or the elevator and housekeeping even left a note to request anything we may need.

    Just letting you know.
    POGO
     
  2. meyers67

    meyers67 High-Roller

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    So is the construction related to the plumbing issue? Or is it due to the Bills remodeling?

    When will the Flamingo have everything open (food court, restrooms, etc.)?
     
  3. Joang

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    It sounds exactly the same as I observed a month ago. Hopefully things are progressing behind the curtains.
     
  4. Laura_W

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    Man I hope they get the sewer issue fixed before we get there Sept 15... ugh :(
     
  5. landsburger

    landsburger Low-Roller

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    The Flamingo has always been amazingly cold when I've been there.
     
  6. lawsol12

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    Yesterday it stank of sewer and apparantly,according to one dealer it should be closed down due to health and safety,but due to the amount of taxes it contributes,governors have turned a blind eye!?

    I,wouldn't want to stay there with that overiding smell
     
  7. pogo55

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    The noise we heard was coming from the repairs in Flamingo. The only noise we heard from Bills was very faint and only when they were using a jackhammer.
     
  8. pogo55

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    We did notice the sewer smell but only in the lobby and in the VIP check in area.
     
  9. Lhammer28

    Lhammer28 High-Roller

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    Im SUPER sad to hear that they are still having issues! I am really hoping for a miracle and its fixed by the time we get there!!
     
  10. FloridaGirl

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    Was there July 16 and things sound the same as then.
     
  11. ilovevegasbaby

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    It sounds like it didn't mess with your trip too much. That is good! We were there two weeks ago only visiting the casino and felt it was a bit of a nuisance to have to find a bathroom in the casino. We normally like to gamble in the Flamingo, but didn't stay as long because we wanted to continue drinking. The hike to go to the bathrooms and then the long line when we got there made us leave. I am still shocked it is taking this long.
     
  12. wpete

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    Same here. I was there 2 weeks ago. I really didn't notice any smell, but getting to the rest rooms was a hassle. If only my wife didn't like Margarittaville so much.
     
  13. bswim

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    I was in the casino a week ago and didn't notice any smells. I did notice the construction but forgot about the sewage problems. Seeing construction going on in Vegas didn't really stand out as being odd lol
     
  14. trex323

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    I'm arriving there on the 29th. I hope it's better by then, too.
     
  15. kel3420

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    This is making me very nervous. I would have thought they would have all of this plumbing stuff fixed by now. I have friends staying there for our upcoming trip. Granted we are about 65 days out, but I'm still going to wanting to hear the chatter on this. Thanks for the update. I tried even checking out what was being said about this yesterday on TA, but there really wasn't anything.

    :beer::beer::beer:
     
  16. Lhammer28

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    Does anyone know if the hotel is offering any type of compensation for the inconvenience of all the issues??? I am waiting another week or so and if things aren't better im moving us to PHo...which sucks bc we were looking forward to the pool at Flamingo!!!
     
  17. pogo55

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    We did have a nice trip and I would like to point out that we were overly impressed with the staff at Flamingo. We were going down on the elevator when a bellman got on and asked how we were doing and gave us two coupons for drinks at Carlos and Charlies. Once we returned to our room and a maid was down our hall and she said hello and walked to us and said she had tidied up our room and left some extra coffee and asked if there was anything else we needed and wished up good luck in our play. My wife and I went to the cashier cage once to cash in a ticket and my wife commented on how heavy her pocketbook was from the change and the cashier said " Give it here Honey, I can turn it into bills and lighten your load" My wife did and the cashier said we gladly accept change and there is no fee so feel free anytime to drop your change. I just thought everyone added a personable touch to their greetings and treated you like a friend instead of a guest. We are at the diamond level and have been for years and have always been greeted with the usual business greetings. This time it just seemed more genuine and personal and I sent our Host and email commenting on the Staff.
     
  18. hattrick225

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    I was there about three weeks ago, and the OP and others are spot on with their assessments. Overall, the plumbing issues had very little impact on my trip (I was there the first week that the maintenance was going on).

    The main nuisance were the restroom closures on the main/casino level. Quite a hike to use the "facilities", either by the buffet area or Margaritaville. Not terrible, but not ideal.

    Food court closed. But not a big deal.

    Didn't notice any foul smells during a week long stay, aside from walking back to the restrooms @ Margaritaville.

    Construction was noticeable, but not obtrusive. Alot of black curtains around the areas they were working in, but frankly, you see that in almost any casino were they're doing maintenance or remodeling.

    All in all, the story about the plumbing issues broke just a few days before I was scheduled to stay there, so I was a little nervous about what I'd find when I arrived. But it really had little impact on my stay. If I knew then what I know now, I still would have stayed there that week.
     
  19. tringlomane

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    There are restrooms near Margaritaville? The only ones I have ever used are by Bugsy's which I assume are closed currently.
     
  20. hattrick225

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    Sorry, should have been more specific. They were at the Margaritaville restaurant, not near it. The ones by the X Showroom, as well as the ones right off the main lobby were both closed.
     
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