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Reconsidering the Flamingo

Discussion in 'LV Strip Hotels' started by World Book, Jul 9, 2020.

  1. World Book

    World Book Low-Roller

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    I am booked at the Flamingo for five nights comp July 22-27 in king Go room. I picked this for center strip location and liked the pool pics. I am traveling solo and will be only my second time in Vegas. Reconsidering my pick of hotels based on long wait times reported for pool and room reviews that seem to show dated. Will be picking up Diamond card based on Founders membership so no resort fees. Would you look at another hotel or just stick? Important things to me...central location, pool access (doesn't have to be fancy) and a tub would be nice.
     
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    Based only on the criteria you listed, I would switch to Bellagio or CP. Both are centrally located. Both have better rooms than Flamingo. Bellagio has tubs as do most of the rooms at CP. Both have nicer pools than Flamingo, but access and wait times can vary. Your countdown timer says you're going midweek, so who knows what they will be like. My guess is that CP is less likely to fill up as fast as the Bellagio pool deck simply because of its size
     
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    Hmmm, for location on the strip and pool priorities, I think you made a good choice. Are you tied to that price range and to Caesars properties? The Mirage is right across the street, too, but is MgM prop. The Go rooms at Flamingo were updated over the past few years, I think. Have fun!
     
  4. World Book

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    I have never played at MGM property but plan to on this trip. My local here in Indiana is a Cesaers property. I am sure that could get comp at CP and might look at that due to pool size and their ability to allow more people in at a time and still distance.
    Thank you!
     
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    Thank you! Was looking at both of those as alternative...will play around and see what pops up for room options.
     
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    I would move to Paris. Diamond though gets you special line at Flamingo Pool. Flamingo isn’t nicknamed Dirty Bird by accident. I was there for grand reopening and the elevators looked like they had not been wiped in months
     
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  7. Robin W

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    Bally’s reopens on the 23rd. Mid-strip, large rooms and I like the Indoor connection to Paris.
     
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    What are your priorities for a hotel? And are the $200+ in Resort Fees much better served in your pocket than paid to Mirage/Bellagio if you were staying there? If money is no concern then maybe you do want to look at Mirage? But assuming you are comped only at CET props and you want central location and you want a fun pool, I think you have made a good choice.

    Another thing I would say if you are going solo is that the Flamingo pool is much more social and fun than Casesars or Paris or Bally's. More opportunity for you to meet random, fun people at Flamingo who are just looking to party. Paris and Bally's pools, which I am a fan of (especially Paris) are more chill than Flamingo. Again, CP is a little more stiff and not as fun. Now to be sure a room at CP will be a bit better than a Go Room. But a Go Room is by no means terrible. Plus you have those little jets in the showers on the wall for your lower back.

    You could also look at The Linq. Though I have never been to that pool, I hear it's fun.

    The standard rooms at Bally's are much bigger than a Go Room and should not be taken off the table. But the pool just might put you to sleep if you aren't careful.

    Without knowing exactly what your priorities are I will just say that if you are flying solo, the Flamingo has a fun raucous casino and pool, with decent but not extravagant rooms.
    Hopefully this helps.
     
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    Yuck! Now definitely reconsidering.
    Thanks!
     
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    Thank you! I am not a huge partier and don't drink but do like to socialize. I am hopeful that Flamingo room will be ok. I really am not the has to be marble and champagne camp but do need clean and upkeep. My ideal trip is pool in morning, blackjack/VP and wandering. Meals on the go or if see something that intrigues for sit down "fancy". I cannot justify a cabana or daybed purchase especially with the additional F & B as a solo just to be sure of getting into pool area. That was concerning when saw that limiting numbers resulted in long waits.
    Thanks!
     
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    Gotcha. That is sort of what I was sensing. I think you should stay at Flamingo or sign up for Paris. Paris has a nice chill pool and the view is pretty cool. Either should work for you.
     
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    If you need a clean, well kept property, the Flamingo should be one of your last choices.
     
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    Thank you! Going to look at Paris...love your TR! I make lists of places to wander when gobbling up details in the trip reports.
     
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    Def take a look at Bally's or Paris....I like both as my home property for 20 years. My adult kids wanted to stay at Flamingo this time because of the nice pool....BUT....I am Diamond & know if I can get up & down to the pool at 8:30 to get my wrist band for the 10am opening....will be ok...BUT who wants to be that constricted on vacay? I am seriously considering calling to switch my reservation.....Only stayed at Flam once & that was for NYE cause all comped rooms were taken at Bally's & Paris....the room was actually very nice but my comfort zone is at the 2 other properties...
     
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    You sound like a Bally's customer but they don't reopen til the 23rd.
     
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    Bally’s would have been my suggestion too if you were a day later. I believe they were redoing the pool last year - haven’t seen any updated pics. Paris pool is small but also is not a party pool and doesn’t fill up. Might be ideal. Price wise would be higher than Flamingo but definitely less than Caesars.

    If you received Diamond make sure you get your Diamond dinner voucher if you haven’t already used it locally. Probably want to get a reservation due to limited seating capacities. The new steakhouse at Flamingo has been getting good reviews.
     
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    Thanks for the compliments. I actually think a Go room is better than a standard room at Paris. I am a fan of the Paris pool. The vibe is sort of between Flamingo and Caesars. On the weekend the Flamingo is historically absolute pandemonium. Sometimes it's too much for us when we want to relax so we go to the Caesars pool. Paris is a bit of an in between and I have met some nice people there. Although if you do stay at the Flammy you can get away from the noise by heading up to the kids pool. I have observed that their are a lot of adults up there that seem to use that pool as a place to relax more than a place to bring the kids. Just food for thought.
     
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    Since you indicated you can get CP comped, I would definitely go that route. I have stayed at both and there is no question. CP's rooms are nicer and better maintained. The property itself is much cleaner, too. I would go with Augustus Tower (best IMO) or Octavious Tower (close to pool).

    I think this has been mentioned, but you can still use the Flamingo pool even if you're not staying there. Just flash your diamond card at the entrance, and you shouldn't have any problems.
     
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    I just stayed at the flamingo. Pool was fine for 150 people max capacity. You are going to have a capacity whereever you go. People were still friendly and came up to talk to one another. A benefit to it not being at the capacity is the fact that everyone gets the regular lounge chairs and those are free. I wouldnt bother with a cabana/daybed. Theres no need with the amount of people. I also am a Founders card diamond status, and I charged the drinks at the pool to the room. They were comped on the backend when I checked out.
     
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    I was just at the flamingo for a week, I thought everything was fantastic. Very clean, sanitizing going on all the time. if you are diamond you ill have no issues getting into the pool
     
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