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Need a little help... Comped Fab Executive at Flamingo or Cromwell for $285

Discussion in 'LV Strip Hotels' started by joseph stiglitz, Feb 9, 2017.

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  1. joseph stiglitz

    joseph stiglitz Newbie

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    Heading to Vegas for three nights. I have a comped room at the Flamingo. It's a fab executive king. I have the option of getting a Deluxe Room at the Cromwell for $285 all in with taxes and waived resort fees. I've never stayed at the Cromwell. The casino is small but very nice. I've stayed at the Flamingo several times, but can't seem to figure out which rooms are nice and which are not.

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    Just MO but free is for me! I'd stay w/Flamingo and use that money elsewhere, on gaming or a show.
     
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  3. Frankr163

    Frankr163 High-Roller

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    Your right about Flamingo rooms. I've stayed there several times in different level rooms.
    I've had Go, Fab, Studio and just run of house rooms. Some nice, some needed serious updating. Even within the same class of rooms.
    However to your question, free & comped always win out for me!
    If you like the Cromwell casino, it's just a quick left out the door.
     
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    Even though you got a comped room, it doesn't mean you cannot ask for an upgrade.
     
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    It really depends on what you value. If you see the $285 as extra gambling money, and think of the room as just a place to lay your head, go with the Flamingo. If you enjoy a nicer place (and like being able to be on the strip from your room in like 3 minutes, go with the Cromwell). I stayed there last year and loved it, but it was on a comp, so I'm not in the exact same boat. Additionally, you don't have to worry about spending half of your trip stuck in the Flamingo elevators, so if time is a precious commodity (and it is on a 3 day trip), that weighs heavily in favor of the Cromwell :)
     
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    I've never stayed at either, but I've looked at pics of the Cromwell rooms. I like a nice room. There's nothing about the Cromwell rooms that would make me spend $100 a night vs zero a night. The Flamingo room will feel much bigger too.

    No question Cromwell is nicer. But they are right next to each other. I am lazy AF in Vegas but it wouldn't deter me from staying at Flamingo and playing at Cromwell. But I usually only do one or two gambling sessions a day.
     
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    Most of the Cromwell rooms are small. They are the same rooms as Barbary Coast/Bill's. Updated perhaps but still small. I'd definitely take a free room over Cromwell. You can eat and play anywhere.
     
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    Youtube is your friend for room walkthroughs. Fab executive looks a lot like normal fab to me ... I think maybe just slightly bigger or different view.

    Not a great room.

    Is there a reason you only want Flamingo or Cromwell? There are likely a lot of options in between you may be comp at. (Paris, Bally's Jubilee, PH, Caesars).
     
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    Last March we were able to get a comped room at the Cromwell as well as a food credit. We stayed three nights and while the room was nice it is very tight. Way too much furniture for the floor space. You will also find yourself walking to the Flamingo for food options since Giada's is the only option at the Cromwell. My wife did like the toiletries from MUK and if you get a room facing north make sure it is at the end of the hall so you don't get the view of the wall. I'm glad we stayed there but I would not choose it again over our preferred home base Planet Hollywood.

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    Well I booked way back when and my free options were Flamingo and Harrahs. I choose the Flamingo because of the pool. But now, I view $285 for the Cromwell as a decent price especially when you consider their pool. Do Diamond members get free pool access everywhere for CET.
     
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    Definitely the free room at flamingo. You can try for a $20 GO upgrade, people seem to have a decent success rate with that.

    If it was Flamingo vs something like a renovated, fountain-view Augustus room at CP, that might be a tougher call. But while Cromwell is a nice room, I wouldn't pay an extra $95 a night for it over Flamingo.
     
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    Save the $300 unless you REALLY care about the hotel room.

    TR will often email you and offer you the ability to pay for upgrades after you book - see if you can pay $30 a night or something like that to get a Go room at the Flamingo using the upgrade feature.
     
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    The executives are on the top floors of Flamingo, and have just abit more square footage. Take a look at the exterior view of Flamingo and you can see where it bumps out at the top. Those are the executive floors. I believe there is both Go and Fab executive.

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    I agree with Mark, Cromwell rooms really aren't that great. We barely had room to put an open suitcase on the floor. Dark with a really small window, too.
     
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    Fab are the least desirable of the Flamingo rooms. That being said, I've stayed in awful hotels/motels over the years and would not hesitate to stay there. I wouldn't spend close to $300 extra for a small, dark room next door.

    If you have any issues with your Fab room, go back to Diamond check-in and politely explain what the issue is and request a room change. A lot of people have an issue that management isn't even aware of & they only go online to complain about it and never request a room change. Or they go down & scream & yell and get nowhere. Last trip I had a Go room but iPod dock/stereo was missing. For me that wasn't a big deal - I just called housekeeping to record that it was missing from the room so I wasn't billed for it. For someone else that would be the end of the world & they would give it a one-star rating.

    If you are checking in on a weeknight (vs. weekend), ask politely when you check in if there are any complimentary upgrades (Go room). Just make sure you are checking in at the Diamond check-in. I have received upgrades (view, which actually is a higher price) by asking when checking in as a Diamond.
     
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    grosx2 Have fun storming the castle!

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    +1 on this. Whenever I see a review where someone berates a place and gives them one star over some trivial shit, I'll click on their profile to see summaries of their other reviews. 9 times out of 10, the majority of their reviews are just giant bitch fests, for reasons like "the heavy metal dive bar I stopped at for lunch wasn't conducive to conversation." I swear, online complaining is a hobby for some people these days...
     
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    I might be in the minority here but if you value a really nice hotel, and you spend any time in the room, I say go for it. As long as the extra money isn't going to cut into you budget. I'm going to Vegas in April and was debating between staying at Ballys or Cosmo. I'm going for a week and the price difference is about $600. I decided on Cosmo for the nicer room and balcony. Whatever you decide good luck and have fun.
     
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    True in your case.
    But for OP, even while I am drunk I don't consider Cromwell is a better hotel than Flamingo.
    The reason CET puts the room rate so high is because the hotel is so tiny, only a few rooms available.
    Not because the rooms are nicer or bigger. It is still the Bill's Gambling Hall, no, the Barbary Coast hotel.
    Because of that artificial and ridiculous high rate, some people mistaken that as a five star resort.
     
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    I wouldn't pay extra for Cromwell. Stayed there in September. Dark and small room. Mirror from room looks into shower. A bit awkward traveling with a friend.
     
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