Flamingo Las Vegas Hotel Review 2017

Under the ownership of Caesars Entertainment, the Flamingo hotel and casino includes over 3,500 hotel rooms to choose from and an extensive 77,000 sq ft casino to keep you entertained. It was the third hotel to ever open its doors on the Las Vegas strip (with a modest 105 rooms at the time) and it’s now the longest-standing hotel that’s still opening.

Situated just across from Caesars Palace, what stands out about this vintage hotel is its Miami and South Beach-style architecture. You’ll see plenty of neon lights and art-deco style decorations to make you feel as though you’re at the beach, as well as an outdoor garden courtyard and tropical wildlife habitat featuring flamingos (which is open to the public free of charge every day). There’s also a 15-acre water playground built in a true Caribbean style, coupled with a poolside bar and cafe.

The Room & Suite Selection

Like any good Vegas hotel, there is a big selection of rooms at the Flamingo so you can opt for something simple or something more extravagant. Many of the rooms are available as a non-smoking room or smoking room, so be sure to make your selection when you book. Also keep in mind that some of the Fab Rooms and Go Rooms have views of the 550-ft tall High Roller, which is an asset worth considering if your budget can stretch a bit further.

Forever Fab Suite – With one king bed, this modern suite measures at least 1,200 sq ft and is decorated with crystals and the color pink. Inside the suite, there’s a wet bar and large dining area, as well as a flash bathroom with both a tub and shower.

Fab Room – The deluxe Fab Room measures 350 sq ft and can go for as low as $45 per night, with a choice of a king bed or two queens. Simple but stylish, it features wood-toned floors, patterned rugs, vintage Vegas art on the walls and plush bedding. The same room with a strip view is available, but at a higher cost.

Go Room – This 350 sq ft room is modern and sleek with special features like electronic window treatments and frosted glass walls in the bathroom. Rooms with tubs are available on request, otherwise you get a walk-in shower. Go Rooms with a strip view can be found for $74 and up. You can choose between a king bed or two queens.

Studio – Bigger and better than average hotel rooms, the L-shaped Studio rooms at Flamingo will kick your trip to Vegas up a notch. This room is also available as a PetStay room if you have a pet you want to bring along with you, and you can choose from a king, two queens or two doubles.

Go Mini Suite – Starting at $120 per night, these spacious suites include a king-size bed (or two queens) and a foldout sofa in the living area. The spacious and stylish suite measures 550 sq ft.

Deluxe Suite – The classic (and sprawling) Deluxe Suite will give you at least 1,400 sq ft to play with, as well as views of the Flamingo’s huge outdoor water playground and garden. The room includes a king-size bed, parlor area, dining area, wet bar and more.

Royal Suite – With a king-size bedroom and 1.5 bathrooms, this 900 sq ft hotel suite is perfect for a Vegas getaway. It has a separate living area with dining space, and it has a whirlpool tub in the bathroom.

Neapolitan Suite – Rates in this room start at about $300 per night. It measures 700 sq ft and includes a separate bedroom as well as a living area. There are plenty of special features in the Neapolitan Suite including electronic drapes, a full bath, 1.5 bathrooms, marble countertops and more.

Cosmopolitan Suite – This classy and classic suite has is not your ordinary hotel room. It has a luxurious jetted bathtub, a living room, a great view, fancy chandeliers and more.

Metropolitan Suite – With a king-size bed and two queens, this 1,400+ sq ft suite has bright color accents, hardwood floors, marble bathrooms and a whirlpool tub. Rates start from $529 per night.

Luxury Suite – Starting at $210 a night, the Luxury Suite is 1,200 sq ft with deluxe furnishings including a wet bar and lounge area for entertaining, relaxing or partying.

The Restaurant Options

Center Cut Steakhouse – This upscale gem at the Flamingo Las Vegas features high quality steaks from Aspen, Colorado. A classic steakhouse venue, this restaurant is open every day and happy hour is from 5pm to 7pm. Meals of note include lobster macaroni and cheese, porterhouse steak and the rack of lamb.

Paradise Garden Buffet – With a huge range of cuisine from all over the globe, the Paradise Garden Buffet is a popular and casual dining spot. It’s open daily for breakfast, brunch and lunch, and on Friday and Saturday evenings it opens for a seafood buffet dinner.

Margaritaville – Jimmy Buffet’s Margaritaville offers some of the tastiest food found at the Flamingo, all in a casual and fun setting. It’s open daily until late, and it stretches across three floors, including six bars.

Beach Club Bar & Grill – Open in the warmer months only, this bar and grill is located poolside, giving you easy access to snacks and lunch when you’re spending the day in the sun.

Carlos ‘n Charlie’s – This casual Mexican restaurant offers a range of food at lower prices. During the day it is a family-friendly environment and at night it turns into a wild Mexican-style party.

Flamingo Food Court – For a quick bite to keep you going, the Flamingo Food Court has some American favorites including Johnny Rockets (for burgers, fries and thick shakes) and other takeaway or dine-in hot spots offering pizza, Asian cuisine, subs and salads.

Club Cappuccino – Get your fix of coffee, tea, smoothies, donuts and more at Club Cappuccino, without having to leave the Flamingo.

Drinking and Gambling

It’s 5 O’clock Somewhere Bar – You don’t need an excuse to stop by this cheerful and lively bar, situated inside the Margaritaville Casino at the Flamingo. It is open from 10am until 4am daily, and the dress code is casual.

The Garden Bar – Overlooking the beautiful waterfalls and lagoon at the Flamingo, the Garden Bar is a casual spot, conveniently located near the Buffet and the pools. Open until late every night, it’s a popular destination to stop off at for a drink or two.

Bugsy’s Bar – This spot is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, right in the middle of all the casino action. It is a walk-up bar named after the founder of the Flamingo hotel, Bugsy Siegel.

Casino – The casino at the Flamingo will make you feel as though you’re in a Caribbean paradise. With a huge floor space, there’s endless entertainment available including more than 1,600 slot machines, a race book and sports book, and a full range of table games including blackjack, craps, roulette and baccarat. The poker room has daily tournaments, a MegaBeat Jackpot (starting at $200,000) and plenty of action. There’s also Margaritaville Casino within the Flamingo, which offers 15,000 sq ft of laid-back casino fun including 220 slots and 22 table games. As the casino is owned by Caesars Entertainment, it falls under the Total Rewards scheme, where members enjoy rewards based on how much they play in the casino.

Other Amenities & Things To Do

Shows – The headliner show at Flamingo is Donny and Marie, two TV and music icons who put on a show suitable for all audiences, young and old. Olivia Newton-John also puts on a summer-lovin’ filled show at the Flamingo too. Other shows on offer including an adult burlesque show, an adult burlesque university, and Legends in Concert (a celebrity tribute show).

Uno Salon – Visit the Uno Salon to get some rest and relaxation while you’re in Las Vegas. Highlights include hair masque treatments, reflexology sessions, a men’s barber shop, full professional makeovers, eyelash applications and, of course, bridal party packages.

Spa – The Spa at the Flamingo was recently remodeled and can be found right by the hotel’s shopping strip. You can work out in the gym, visit the whirlpool tubs and steam room or sauna, and choose from a range of spa treatments. If you want to try a little bit of everything, you can opt for the Sampler Package which includes a 25 minute facial, 25 minute massage and 25 minute scrub.

Shopping – Stock up on essentials, souvenirs, fashion items, adult toys and lingerie, gifts and much more when you hit the shops at Flamingo Las Vegas. The Flamingo Promenade of shops is open daily.

Pools – The Flamingo doesn’t scrimp on pools, that’s for sure. With a huge water playground with lagoons, water slides and waterfalls, your options are endless. You can visit the Beach Club Pool for a family friendly experience and easy access to the water slides, or you can check out the Go Pool for a non-stop party that’s up there with the best in Vegas (and hire a private cabana if you want the full experience).

Wildlife Habitat – One of the best features of this hotel is the Wildlife Habitat. It’s free for everyone (including those who aren’t guests of the hotel) and open daily. In the lush outdoor area there is plenty to see and enjoy including live flamingos.

To get in touch with the Flamingo hotel please call 1-702-733-3111 for any questions.

Pros

  • Prime location directly in the middle of the Las Vegas strip
  • Very affordable room rates with decent room quality and amenities
  • Nice outdoor area with live Flamingos and an excellent pool

Cons

  • Older rooms can be somewhat rundown depending on room type
  • Not many solid options for people looking for nightlife and bars
  • Casino floor can be very busy since it’s directly on the Vegas strip
  • Editor Rating
  • Rated 3.5 stars
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  • Casino Floor
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