Originally Posted by Biesterfield
Thoughts on this? I just checked in for a 2 night stay in a GO Deluxe. While I can't say I'm a fan of the casino nor the constant pink, the room is quality. Def wasn't expecting a 1.5 bath nice suite given the affordable price I paid.
I got to the Flamingo on July 4th and had a pleasant experience. I had a GO Deluxe room but was pleasantly surprised when they upgraded me to a suite when I checked in. The nice thing about the Flamingo is that they don't require a deposit to stay there. So while I could not make any room charges (and this helped lighten my bill), it allowed me not to have to use my credit cards or debit cards for a hold on the room and gave me free use of any available funds I might have.
The room was nice and clean with 1.5 bathrooms (no tub though) and a separate living area with a large flat screen TV and couch in the living area. This included a DVD player in both the living room and bedroom areas. I wish I had brought my own porn to watch however.
The room had good climate control and was very comfortable. Overall I was happy and the price was right...free!!! I am diamond so I guess I'm a degen.
The food was fine for the most part. The buffet and cafe had selections and the food was what I expected but wasn't bad at all. But for the most part it was good old fashioned American comfort food, burgers, eggs with cheese over potatoes, etc. etc. I did not try the Mexican food joint inside the Flamingo so I can not comment about it. Now they do have a Diamond lounge but aside from the weekends it opens at 4PM and there is only a selection of hot food for about 2 hours. I was disappointed in this.
The casino itself is small but comfortable and pretty much the only poker the Flamingo spreads is 1/2 and 2/4 LHE. But the location is great and accessible to pretty much any centrally located stip casino you want. I even walked to the MGM for the 2+2 party and this is doable although a cab is probably easier. It was nice to see $10 Pai Gow and $5 black jack as far as the eye can see at the Flamingo especially if you want to do Vegas on a budget. Bills right next door as a $0.50/$1.00 NLHE game that has a minimum buy-in of $20. I bought in for $60 and lost unfortunately, but it was a fun game with lots of loose action.
I did not try the pool at the Flamingo which was my one regret while staying there but I'll definitely try it next time I am there. So I can't comment on that. But I like the Flamingo better than Harrahs but kind of up in the air as to which is better between the Flamingo or Ballys, but Bally's rooms are nicer in general, especially in the North Tower. I would definitely stay there again if I felt like it. The shuttle at Harrahs or Ballys makes it easy to get to the Rio too.
I saw plenty of good looking women while I was there too. But that is Vegas for you and Bill's next door has a nightclub that a lot of young folks were going to I guess if you're in town on a budget.
All in all I was pleased staying at Flamingo and would choose that over Harrahs any day of the week. And the price is comparable.
How was your experience there?