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Property Overview: Flamingo Las Vegas

Property Overview: Flamingo Las Vegas

The Flamingo has been a staple of the Las Vegas Strip since 1964 when the neon first flickered to life. Over the years, the property has evolved from its mob roots into one that sports over 93,000 square feet of gaming, 73,000 square feet of convention space, and 3,460 total hotel rooms.  Known for its center strip location and pink decor, Flamingo is a Vegas resort that celebrates both the present and clings to its rich history.

The best room rates are typically found when booking direct with the property. Even if you have never gambled or stayed, booking direct with Caesars will often be cheaper than 3rd party travel sites.

What makes Flamingo so great? Let us tell you.  

 What is the pool like at Flamingo? 

Our blog ranked the pool at Flamingo as one of the best in all of Las Vegas and for good reason. Flamingo features two unique pool experiences. If a mellow atmosphere is what you are looking for, visit the more family-friendly Beach Club Pool to relax and recover from the night before. On the flip side, the 21+ GoPool will wow you with waterfalls, lagoons, and rotating guest DJ’s and celebrity appearances. There are also 28 private cabanas that can be rented that include a mini-fridge, TV and beverage service.

Flamingo GoPool ,early morning, before the crowds and egregious beats.

Are there any shows at Flamingo? 

  • Donnie and Marie (TripAdvisor rating 4.5 / 5 stars) are still going strong at Flamingo playing their classics over a 90 minute show. Tickets start at $95 dollars plus Ticketmaster fees which can be steep. And by steep, we mean absurd.
  • Legends in Concert (TripAdvisor Rating 4 / 5 stars) features “recreations” of artists of yesteryear and today like Elvis, Marilyn Monroe, Sammy Davis Jr., Brittany Spears and Madonna. Tickets to see an all star cast of covers start at $52.75.
  • Piff the Magic Dragon (TripAdvisor Rating 4.5 / 5 Stars) and Mr. Piffles, his performing Chihuahua perform their magic show unlike any other in Bugsy’s cabaret at Flamingo. Tickets through Ticketmaster start at $62.95 plus fees.  Take the opportunity to hold Mr. Piffles after the show – He’s cute!
  • X Burlesque (TripAdvisor Rating 4 / 5 Stars), dubbed the “steamiest” show on the strip is a 90 minute show featuring 6 dancers performing to some of today’s trendiest music. Tickets to X Burlesque start at $59.50 plus fees and it’s guaranteed to get your partner all revved up.
  • X Burlesque University allows you, for $47.95 plus fees, to learn the secrets of being a burlesque dancer from the ladies of the X Burlesque show. You’ll learn every thing from makeup application and how to perfect your strip tease to moving gracefully in heels – The show runs every Saturday at 3pm – The perfect way to kick off a girls night out in Vegas!

What are the dining options at Flamingo?

  • Center Cut Steakhouse ($$$) (Menu) features entrees averaging $40 and is located near the entrance to Flamingo by the LINQ Promenade. Center Cut keeps things domestic serving only steroid and hormone free cows raised in the good ole’ USA. Happy hour at Center Cut Steakhouse runs daily from 5-7pm and again from 9-10pm and features house wine, draft beer and cocktails for $5.
  • Carlos ‘n Charlies ($$) (Menu) is an authentic Mexican restaurant which will allow you to unwind with a margarita overlooking the gardens surrounding Flamingo’s pool. Ensure you stop by during happy hour from 2 – 6pm daily (and every NFL game) for buy one get one frozen margaritas or Coors Light. If you miss happy hour, drown your sorrows by ordering a 100 oz. tower of Coors or a 34 oz. “Big Mama” frozen drink. Average entree price at Carlos ‘n Charlie’s is $20.
  • Margaritaville ($$) (Menu) is a 12,000 square foot island paradise spanning 3 stories in the middle of the Las Vegas desert. The restaurant contains 6 separate bars and offers live entertainment both inside and outdoors and at an average entree price of $20, it wont break the bank.
  • Food Court ($) Need a quick bite to eat? The food court at Flamingo offers $5-$15 meals at one of their fast casual outlets such as Johnny Rockets, Bonanno’s Pizzeria, Pan Asian Express and L.A. Subs & Salads.
  • Paradise Garden Buffet ($$) The buffet at flamingo overlooks the rich foliage of the wildlife habitat and serves brunch daily from 7am – 2pm. Dinner will set adults back $31.99 and runs from 5pm-10pm. Total Rewards members can invest $49.99 to purchase a 24-hour buffet pass giving them access to the buffets at Harrah’s, Flamingo, Paris, Planet Hollywood and Rio. 

What is the casino like at Flamingo? 

The gaming floor at Flamingo is one of the larger options on the Las Vegas Strip at over 93,000 square feet, with 1,900+ slot machines and 89 table games to choose from. Guests playing the tables can try their luck at Blackjack, Pai Gow, 3 and 4 Card Poker, Roulette, Baccarat, Let it Ride and Craps. Given Flamingo’s prime location, you can expect table minimums of $10 and up on weekdays.

Flamingo is part of Caesars Entertainment and the Total Rewards program. Ensure you take advantage of any comps coming your way by signing up for and using a players card!

That vintage Flamingo neon though..

How is the Hotel at Flamingo?  

Like most hotels in Las Vegas, Flamingo has a number of room options to choose from… and it can get confusing. As you look to book, here are the options you will have at Flamingo. Note that Caesars Entertainment recently spent $90 Million to renovate 1,270 rooms, however, there are still parts of the resort complex that feel a bit dated and tired. Newly renovated rooms are listed below!

  • Fab Room: Flamingo’s “base model” room which has 350 square feet and, a shower/tub combination, Sealy Posturepedic mattresses, 32 inch flat screen TV and pink drapes to keep with the Flamingo’s decor.
  • Go Room: A step above the Fab Room, the Go Room is also 350 square feet but will include some techy upgrades like electronic window treatments, 42 inch flat screen TV, built in bathroom mirror TV and luxury bath products from Gilchrist and Soames.
  • Flamingo Room: A recently renovated new room offered by Flamingo is also 350 square feet featuring Simmons Beautyrest mattress (2 Queens or 1 King), 300 thread count sheets, 55 inch HD TV, a rain shower, blackout curtains and modern furnishings.
  • Go Executive: This 400 square foot room comes with a desk, 2 chairs and a couch in addition to the 32 square inch flat screen TV, Felicity/Simmons Pillow top mattress and black out window treatments.
  • Flamingo Executive Room: Another newly renovated room option at Flamingo, the Flamingo Executive Room is 450 square feet and includes a rain shower, sofa, 55 inch HD TV, desk, blackout window treatments and Gilchrest & Soames bath products.
  • Go Mini Suite: The Go Mini Suite is 550 square feet and includes upgraded amenities such as a marble vanity, pull out sofa, chaise lounge, electric window treatments/ blackout drapes, in mirror bathroom TV as well as a 42 inch HD TV.
  • Studio: The studio is an L shaped room that includes a living room setup within the 550 square feet of space. Additionally, guests staying in the studio room will have a armoire, love seat sofa, desk,blackout drapes and an in mirror bathroom TV.
  • Flamingo Premium Room: A newly renovated room option at Flamingo, the premium room is 550 square feet and includes a living area (sofa and 2 lounge chairs), 2 TVs (one 55 inch and one 65 inch), rain shower and a refrigerator.
  • Royal Suite: Now you’re living. The Royal Suite at Flamingo is 900 square feet, has a High Roller view and offers the ability to entertain with a living area complete with a dining table, fridge and wet bar. Almost unheard of in Las Vegas, this room also has a coffee maker. Damn near worth the upgrade in itself!
  • Neapolitan Suite: Within the 700 square feet this room has to offer, you will have a living area, 2 bathrooms (1 half/1full) a dual sink marble vanity with TV screens built into the full bath mirror as well as a muli-jet shower feature.
  • Luxury Suite: 1,200 square feet and a garden view will help you get over your casino losses. So will the lounge area complete with wet bar, fridge, coffee maker and 55 inch TV.
  • Forever Fab Suite: 1,200 square feet of space featuring a separate bedroom. The suite also offers a dining area, living area, 55 inch TV, wet bar and 1.5 bathrooms.
  • Cosmopolitan Suite: The Cosmopolitan Suite at Flamingo occupies a 800-900 square foot fingerprint and includes a premium sound system, jetted bathtub, in mirror TV, electronic blinds/blackout drapes, living room, dining room and a High Roller view.
  • Flamingo Executive Suite: At 1,400 square feet, the Flamingo Executive Suite is bigger than my house. The newly renovated room comes fully loaded with a bar/dining area, 2 TVs (55 and 65 inches), rain shower head, blackout curtains, 300 thread count sheets and fresh Las Vegas themed artwork.

*Most rooms at Flamingo have options to upgrade to a Las Vegas Strip or High Roller view. The rooms are typically more expensive than ones with “no view”. Most rooms also come with the option of smoking/non as well as 1 King bed / 2 Queens.

*Hotel check in starts at 4pm and guests are expected to be checked out by 11am. Skip the lines at check-in by using one of the self check in kiosks. All you need is an ID and the credit card you held the room with.

Sample Renovated Room – Photo Courtesy Caesars Entertainment

What are others saying about the Flamingo Hotel?

Positive Traveler Review Themes: Great location on the Strip; Clean rooms; Fun pool scene; Comfortable beds; Price/Value; access to transportation options (bus, monorail, cab/ride share).

Negative Traveler Review Themes: Smoky Common areas; Slow staff response for room concerns/issues; Dated rooms/decor; Billing issues; Dissatisfaction with resort fees.

Price Range:  

Flamingo is a mid-tier hotel option on the Las Vegas Strip. Prices vary wildly from day to day based on demand but base rates range from $25 – $100 Sunday – Thursday and $150 – $250 on the weekends. A 10% discount is offered to members of the military, first responders, students, teachers and government employees if you book through the Total Rewards website.

The nightly resort fee at Flamingo is $35 + Tax and is charged at the time of check in. Note the resort fees are not assessed to Total Reward members that have achieved Diamond or Seven Stars status. The resort fee at Flamingo covers WiFi for up to 2 devices, fitness center access and local calls.

If parking at Flamingo, you will be charged $0 for your first 60 minutes, $9 for 1-4 hours and $12 for 4-24 hours.

Photo: Caesars Entertainment

What are the things I NEED to do at Flamingo? 

  • Flamingo Wildlife Habitat: The lush wildlife habitat which is home to 25 different animals ranging from Japanese Koi to Flamingos that call the tropical oasis in the middle of the desert home is a must visit.
  • LINQ Promenade: Located on the north side of the property, between Flamingo and LINQ is the promenade that is anchored by the High Roller observation wheel. The promenade provides visitors with a plethora of dining and shopping options ranging from In and Out burger to sit down options.
  • Corner Bar at Flamingo: Grab a beer or blended drink at the outdoor bar overlooking the Strip next to Cromwell and enjoy watching the diverse Las Vegas crowd pass by. The drinks are good, but the people watching is better.

Take a stroll down the LINQ! Photo Courtesy Caesars Entertainment

Is Flamingo in a good location?  

It doesn’t get much better. Flamingo’s center strip location makes it an ideal hotel for the first time visitor, or one that has convenience in mind. Flamingo is nestled between Cromwell to the south and LINQ (formerly Imperial Palace to the north) and across the street from Caesars. If you want to be in the middle of the action, with access to plenty of food, drink and entertainment options, this is a hotel to consider.

Image Courtesy of Google Earth

Unique Transportation Options at Flamingo:

  • The Las Vegas Monorail runs up and down the east side of the Strip from MGM grand on the south north to SLS. Flamingo has a monorail stop located past the hotel lobby near the parking structure – simply follow the signs.

Our take on the Flamingo property:

Flamingo is what it is, a mid-tier hotel, with a rich history in the perfect location. Although Caesars Entertainment has made additional investments into the property, it wont blow your socks off. This isn’t Cosmopolitan, Bellagio or Caesars Palace. However, if you value being within walking distance of attractions on the strip and a comfortable, clean room is what you are looking for, Flamingo could be a great hotel option for you.

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