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Flamingo vs PH vs Paris

Discussion in 'LV Strip Hotels' started by Kisby, Jul 9, 2017.

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  1. Kisby

    Kisby MIA

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    Looking at an upcoming trip in early September. Looking at the hotel choices as I can get comped at any. I want a great location, good men's spa facilities, nice restaurants.

    Any suggestion or advice appreciated.
     
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    fasbman Low-Roller

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    I would definitely avoid Flamingo. it tends to be more lower tier than the other two. I like both Paris and PH. Lately, I have gravitated more to PH than Paris, but still play a lot in Paris. I mainly like PH more these days, since you don't get the club noise (I'm not trying to start that debate up again) and I like the Diamond Lounge better. However, both have a lot of restaurant choices, and they are literally yards apart, so I think you will be OK with either. I cant comment on spa facilities since I never use them.
     
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  3. FYMYAWF

    FYMYAWF VIP Whale

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    Flamingo is a step below the other two. Since you're getting comped anywhere I would skip it.

    PH and Paris are both good mid-range places, location great on both, they have a different vibe though for sure. PH is more geared toward the "young and hip", IMO a better spot for single guys or a guys trip. Paris is more geared toward couples and the older crowd. Saw a lot of families there when I stayed in March too. As long as you get the recently renovated rooms in either place (Ultra Hip at PH, Burgundy at Paris), you'll be fine on room quality. I suppose if I had a gun to my head I'd stay in a Burgundy if I was only looking at the rooms.

    Try to get the strip view wherever you stay, it's pretty stunning at both places.
     
  4. steelcity5044

    steelcity5044 Low-Roller

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    Would have to agree with the previous post for sure
     
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    I tend to gravitate more towards PHo because I like the mall area and the food choices there. Paris is next door so you can always walk there to try other restaurants (MAG). The vibe is more energetic at the PHo in my opinion. But as mentioned above stay away from Flamingo, it hasn't been the same since Bugsy stopped running the place.:eek:
     
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    Hello. I hope this post will help. I have stayed at all three hotels within the past 5 years.

    Flamingo: Stayed here three times in the last 5 years or so. The location is probably the best for mid-strip. The absolute best. You walk off the elevator, walk a couple hundred steps, and bam, you're suddenly on the strip. As for food, they have decent options for late dining if you've had too much to drink. As for the pool, I absolutely enjoyed the Flamingo's pool with my friends. There were a lot of kids around as well, so keep that in mind when choosing your hotel. However, it seems like the quality/upkeep of the rooms have gone downhill as the years went on, especially the "recently" renovated GO Rooms. Very chill and a mixture of low-rollers of all ages (20s to 60s). Overall, I enjoyed the Flamingo. Great location and pool.

    Pros:
    Best location of all three options
    Pool (if you don't mind too many kids)

    Cons:
    Limited options for food (compared to PH)
    Rooms and gaming floor showing tons of age


    Planet Hollywood: Stayed here once for my mom's 60th birthday. Very loud. Lots of people in the 20-30s age. Great environment. Very lackluster pool. If you are planning on going to the pool and want one of the better pools, you are better off going to the Flamingo or somewhere else. Food? Tons of options here as Planet is connected to the Miracle Mile. Once you get down there from your room, you have no shortage of options. Bars, food, etc. PH has the Flamingo beat in food and room upkeep. As for the rooms, they were very nice and clean. Spacious too. However, there was a strange design that they've hopefully fixed since my last stay: the flat panel TV was inside the entertainment cabinet on the right side of the wall. It's hard to explain in words, but basically, you will strain your neck if you're trying to watch some TV from the bed.

    Pros:
    TONS of food options
    TONS of shopping (Miracle Mile)
    Up to date rooms

    Cons:
    Very disappointing and lackluster pool (generic in-ground pool)
    Loudness


    Paris: Stayed here twice. Beautiful gaming floor. Tons of options. Very quiet and calm (compared to PH). I'd even wager that the gaming floor is quieter than Flamingo as well. The people staying here seem to be chill 30's to 60's. Everybody knows that for a loud, party-hard time, you have to go elsewhere. Paris does have a nightclub, however, it was rarely an issue anytime I went. No problems. As for the rooms: extremely clean. Smaller than PH. Pool is better than PH. Limited late night options. Location is better than PH.

    Pros:
    Clean rooms
    Great, calm environment
    Location

    Cons:
    Limited late night food options
    Decent pool (not too many kids though, which made it a passable pool if you want a nice and quiet time)


    Overall: I consider Paris to be my "home" on the strip whenever I use the CET hotels. That title used to belong to the Flamingo. Hopefully the upcoming renovations can restore the Flamingo's status as my "home". You can't go wrong with either PH or Paris, room-wise. Food wise is PH. Pool is Flamingo. Party lifestyle is PH. Location is Flamingo, followed by Paris, then PH.

    Any questions, let me know!
     
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  7. KKB

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    Have stayed at all 3--Flamingo GO room a few years ago (won't be back unless no one else comps; some issues, may have been situational. Room nice; not fan of casino); Paris burgundy room last year (fine--Ballys Jubilee rooms are bigger & as nice, if you ask for a quiet one NOT overlooking Chateau); was at PH a few years ago, will be there next week--all rooms have been redone. We are in Ultra resort, about same size as Ballys rooms but bathroom looked larger, better for 3 women.

    You really can't go wrong with either PH or Paris--they are next to each other so you can enjoy the casino, restaurants & shopping of both easily. If a pool is important, definite edge to Paris--my suspicions are the spa area is better, too, but I cannot comment personally.

    Regarding late night food options--there is only 1 or 2 at each--Flamingo has an Express counter, PH has the coffee shop (Planet Dailies) & Earl of Sandwich, and Paris has HEXX & the Cafe Madeleine., so I REALLY not sure how Paris has "limited" late night dining with 2 options...

    As said--don't bother with Flamingo, BIG drop from the other 2 (unless a tropical pool is of #1 importance); it definitely doesn't have a better location--Paris & Flamingo are both about equidistant from center Strip, and PH is right next to Paris, so all 3 are generally center Strip.

    Paris--you want Red or Burgundy rooms

    PH--Ultra HIp, or Ultra resort (if resort is available, that is the best room of your options)

    Casinos--Paris is a bit quieter. I never seem to do well there, but love to play VP at little bar next to where bands play at night. PH--music is always fun. Guess my 72 YO DM & I like those loud fun casinos...:drunk:
     
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