Flamingo Las Vegas
What We Love
- A beach-inspired icon on the Strip, with a High Roller view from your room and a dining creditGetting a taste of the Caribbean, at the oldest continuously operating resort on the Strip
- Picking where to use your food-and-beverage credit, from a diverse assortment of restaurants
- Gaming and gambling all night long at 15,000-square-foot Margaritaville Casino
- Interacting with the flamingos, hummingbirds, parrots and pelicans at the Wildlife Habitat
What To Know
- Located on the corner of Las Vegas Boulevard and Flamingo Road
- Rooms are split into smoking and non-smoking
- The hotel has a handful of onsite dining options which range from upscale to casual
Have some Florida with your Nevada at Flamingo Las Vegas, which brings beachy architecture, plenty of pink and – yes – a flock of preening flamingos (among other exotic birds) to Sin City. This Caesars Entertainment getaway will have you thinking you’re in SoBe, until you remember that few others have defined the Strip more than this one. Chalk that up to a fabulous array of first-class amenities, from a seasonal 15-acre pool to a 15,000-square-foot casino to a lineup of high-profile entertainers (the current headliners are Donny and Marie Osmond).
The restaurants total eight, including a Margaritaville; a food court; a steakhouse; and waterfall-view Paradise Garden Buffet, open Friday and Saturday nights. There are three bars; a bounty of shops, where you can pick up a flamingo-pink boa, a bachelor or bachelorette gift or a Marie Osmond doll (naturally); and a burlesque “university” to accompany the nightly X Burlesque show. In the preening mood yourself? Spring for a body or beauty treatment at the spa and full-service salon, with a eucalyptus steam room, three whirlpool tubs and a menu of indulgent therapies and services.
You’ll get the same amount of bold, feminine style as throughout the rest of the hotel in your room, featuring pops of the signature Flamingo pink. Vintage Vegas artwork and patterned rugs complete the picture, as do chic lighting fixtures. GO rooms are more modern and designed for the tech-savvy traveler; upgrade to one of these for electronic window treatments, a larger TV, a separate TV in one of your mirrors, a frosted-glass door and walls in your bathroom and a refrigerator.
Amenities- Wood-toned floors?- Upgraded bed- Pillow-top mattress- Plush linens- 32-in. flat-screen TV- Shower/tub combination- Climate control- Massage services (fees apply)-
If you like piña coladas… you’ll be happy to know about Flamingo’s outpost of Jimmy Buffett’s Margaritaville, set next to the Margaritaville-inspired casino. It spans multiple levels and serves all the signature tropical cuisine and cocktails that you’ve come to expect from the chain, also including the famed Cheeseburger in Paradise. There are seven other full-service eateries at the resort, such as Paradise Garden Buffet, which opens Friday and Saturday nights and overlooks the waterfalls, and a food court that has a Johnny Rocket’s location. Two bars mix up tequila drinks and other beachy sips for your Caribbean-meets-Floridian-meets-Vegan vacation, while a third specializes in martinis.
Following a recent remodeling, the spa is looking better than ever – and so will you, after a couple of hours sipping tea and hanging in its three whirlpool tubs, eucalyptus steam room, sauna or treatment rooms. If you take the treatment route, you can pick from a long menu of massages, facials and other experiences; the Brown Sugar Body Polish is a favorite. Relocate to the full-service salon for a beauty service, or to the well-stocked fitness center for a training session.
The oldest continuously operating resort on the Strip is also so jam-packed with things to do that you may not even get out and explore the Strip. If you’re feeling lucky, 15,000-square-foot Margaritaville Casino offers 22 gaming tables, 220 slot machines and a $200,000 jackpot. Once you win big, the shops are the perfect place to celebrate, with jewelry, stylish apparel, candy, liquor, bachelor and bachelorette gifts and Marie Osmond dolls on hand to help you spend just as big. Of the two pools, one opens seasonally and the other, open year-round, hosts DJ sets and comprises much of the 15-acre pool-deck area. Another must is the Wildlife Habitat, home to hummingbirds; pelicans; swans; ducks; and, of course, flamingos.
How to Get There
Upside? it's right on the strip with other casinos close by and they do have availability more than others. Downside? It's pretty outdated and nowhere really good to eat. And I hardly ever win there! However, the hookers that hang out in there are on the cheaper side... just sayin
Flamingo had basic amenities and had great views. There was a number you could text and ask any questions to instead of calling or going to the main desk which we used and loved. Pool wasn't open which was disappointing but went to Paris pool for free and it was a nice pool! They had the quick check in/out which was so nice not to have to wait in line. Smaller casino than others but still had options. The hotel itself was N thing special but it is in a great location and is right beside the Linq promenade which is a cool area to check out.
While the Casino may need a little bit of updating, the Staff from Supervisors to the Dealers are by far the most personal on the Strip and are very friendly. For me, that is way more important than the "Pretty People" that have little awareness of games and are just there to look good...