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What would you do for four weekday nights? CP Forum for $334 or Flamingo Fab comped

Discussion in 'LV Strip Hotels & Casinos' started by SterlingGuy, Jun 3, 2012.

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  1. SterlingGuy

    SterlingGuy Tourist

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    Yes the Flamingo is free for four nights (Aug 13-16), but the old girl is old and tired. Would love to stay across the street at Caesars', but the Forum Tower is the worst one (right?). What are the odds of getting upgraded free to a snazzy upgraded tower room at CP? Or should I just settle for the free room at Flamingo and be thankful.
     
  2. engicedave

    engicedave VIP Whale

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    In mid-August, I would think the chances of an upgrade would be good.
    Personally, I would avoid Flamingo and everything in/near/part of the Linq Project until completion
     
  3. tapakip

    tapakip Low-Roller

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    Go Flamingo and get a Go room at the front desk. I'm going in July, booked a Fab room for $25 a night, and am going to $20 tip my way to a Go room. $100 for 3 nights on the strip is where it's at! More money leftover for Vegas spending.
     
  4. mrstealth

    mrstealth High-Roller

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    No Brainer - Flamingo Comped
     
  5. PSM

    PSM Low-Roller

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    $334 can go a long way in Las Vegas, especially with a little luck behind it.

    Personally, I'd take the comped room and see what I could do with the $334. Worst case scenario, a couple hours of fun. Best case realistic scenario, it pays for your whole trip with a few lucky hands. Chances are you'll fall somewhere in between, which is not bad at all.
     
  6. amjacob

    amjacob Tourist

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    I always take a comped room over paying for one - even if it's at the Flamingo. Afterall, how much time are you really going to spend in the room? The money can be used for other things, such as gambling, shows, food, etc.
     
  7. nostresshere

    nostresshere Mr. Anti Debit Card

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    I think I would do Flamingo. All depends on where you tend to play and eat.
     
  8. Pinny Long

    Pinny Long High-Roller

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    I look at everything in terms of more gambling . . . though I do like a comfy room at a nice property as well.

    In this case I'd take Flamingo. Caesars has some tired rooms as well, so I'd rather take the cash and gamble more. If it was Palazzo or Cosmo or something I'd jump ship, but not for Caesars' old rooms.
     
  9. jgates8

    jgates8 VIP Whale

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    For $334 it's an easy Flamingo choice for me for free. The FAB rooms have been refreshed. Not totally redone but new bedding, TV, floors. The bathrooms have not yet been redone (except I guess for a few) but from the pictures I looked at they are no worse than most standard hotels I have stayed at and a LOT better than some LOL!

    Depending on occupancy level they may not offer a comp upgrade to a GO room, however you may -

    1) receive an e-mail offer normally the Monday of the first full week prior to your trip offering a room upgrade for a defined amount. Check that if you get it to see if it offers GO for a defined rate. Often $25-40 night depending on occupancy. Still cheaper than Caesars.

    2) ask for a GO upgrade & what the fee is - often the fee is less than what it is by booking in advance (similar to the e-mail offers)

    But always try for comped upgrade first.

    As we know you have a CET card then go to the Goldcard members check-in line (unless you are Plat/Diamond - they have a separate room). In March this line was off to the right side of the check-in area. Look for the signs. The standard lines can be horrendous. And most people don't realize this line is there. You may have better success than in the general check-in line also.

    I can get a GO comp but I would still do a FAB without hesitation if there were what was available for free.
     
  10. heatherlovesvegas

    heatherlovesvegas VIP Whale

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    Free is free to me! But, if you have the money then why not go for Caesars?
     
  11. Bookoo1

    Bookoo1 Low-Roller

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    If you like cheap food options,choose flamingo.
     
  12. Sdebruyne

    Sdebruyne Low-Roller

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    I would choose free Flamingo over paying for CP. I could do a lot with the extra money. I don't really spend that much time in the room anyways. Stayed at Flamingo last summer and wasn't thrilled with the place, but free is free!
     
  13. dfalk

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    Comped room all the way.
     
  14. nostresshere

    nostresshere Mr. Anti Debit Card

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    Heck - why not go to Wynn?????
     
  15. thenuke1

    thenuke1 High-Roller

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    flamingo all the way ....nuff said
     
  16. 4dazeoff

    4dazeoff Low-Roller

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    take the free room and start your trip ahead!! unless it's a special occasion you really should not be paying for a room if you can get one for free! good luck!:beer:
     
  17. btodd

    btodd High-Roller

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    I will jump on the "free is free" bandwagon! I would much rather use the $334.00 for gambling...........we are returning to the Flamingo in November. Weekday nights comped, Friday and Saturday not, but not too expensive.
    Have fun!!
     
  18. Tammy58

    Tammy58 Frugal Slot Jockey

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    I believe that Caesar's still has rooms below Forum Tower. Do you really want to hike a mile everytime you want to leave the property? That is my ONLY negative for Caesars, if you are a stay put person Caesars otherwise take Flamingo try to upgrade to a GO room and have fun!
     
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