Flamingo Hotel Las Vegas Review
The Flamingo Hotel Las Vegas has been a mainstay in city since 1946. This medium priced complex is located on 15 acres of lush gardens and features a wildlife habitat on the property.
The rooms are newer in décor having been renovated in 2006 and 2012 with the color of pink being dominate in most rooms. Many of the rooms have views of the famed High Roller Observation Wheel. The casino has a wonderful old school feeling with plenty of action.
The entertainment includes standout establishments like Jimmy Buffet’s Margaritaville and Carlos ‘N Charlies. The dining is unique with the Paradise Garden Buffet boasting views of the wildlife as you eat. The pool area is superb and family friendly with the GO Pool Club reserved for adults. The shopping is second to none on the Strip with numerous options for souvenirs.
The Flamingo Hotel Las Vegas has always been known for their excellent entertainment options. The diversity of live stage shows covers many age groups. Two of the more interesting shows at the Flamingo Hotel are the X-Burlesque and Legends in Concert.
X-Burlesque is an adult themed show that brings all of your inhibitions out. This topless revue has been pleasing people for over ten years in Las Vegas. The women are gorgeously shaped, their dance skills are perfect and the beautiful wardrobe of flowing boas, hats with feathers as well as heels is astonishing. This highly choreographed show features lots of frisky skin that even includes a rendition of the famed strip tease song Fever, complete with a champagne glass and dancer. The cabaret atmosphere enhances the smooth performances of the lovely dancers in their burlesque lingerie clothing. The X Burlesque performs seven nights a week with tickets starting at $61.55.
The Flamingo Hotel Las Vegas has over 3,600 rooms and suites that are all unique in character. Even though the complex was originally built in 1946 the interior offers modern day décor that is pink, sleek and upscale. There are six different towers filled with big views of the Strip as well as the High Roller.
There are basically two types of rooms at the Flamingo, the Go Rooms and the Fab Rooms. The Go Rooms were totally renovated in 2006 and the Fab Rooms were given a face lift in 2012. Each of these rooms offers a comfortable 350 square foot space that includes a small sitting area, workspace and interactive entertainment center. There is also a bathroom with a shower/tub and a dual sink vanity. These two types of rooms are also available with views of the Strip or the High Roller Observation Wheel. The Studio Room features an L-shaped floorplan that includes an open area that incorporates a living area with the bedroom and a king or two double or two queen size beds. The Studios are offered with a standard view or pool view. The GO Mini-suite has 550 square feet area for relaxation and entertaining. These suites are only nonsmoking and offer a pull out sofa, a refrigerator, a living area, workspace as well as a larger bathroom with a walk-in shower.
The Flamingo Hotel Las Vegas also has some very nice suites for the patron that wants a little more space. The Forever Fab Suite is 1,200-1,600 square feet that features a separate living area, wet bar, dining space and refrigerator. The bedroom has either a king or two queen size beds and a large bathroom. The Deluxe Suites have a view of the pool and are 1,400-1,600 square feet with a separate living area that includes a dining space, work space, wet bar and an interactive entertainment center. The bedroom has a king size bed with a large bathroom.
The Royal Suite is 900 square feet of classic furnishings. This suite has a separate living area, dining space and a refrigerator as well as an additional half bathroom. The bedroom has a king size bed, sitting area and the bathroom has a whirlpool tub. The Neapolitan Suite is 700 square feet with a sleek modern décor. The living room contains a sofa, work desk and refrigerator. The bedroom has a sitting area and the bathroom has a jetted shower. The Cosmopolitan Suite is 800 square feet and is similar to the Neapolitan Suite floorplan and includes a big view of the High Roller. The Metropolitan Suite contains two bedrooms with two adjoining bathrooms. The living area contains a sectional couch, dining space and work area. The master bathroom has a whirlpool tub and both facilities have a walk-in shower.
The Luxury Suite has 1,200 square feet and a nice garden view. This suite also offers a living area, refrigerator, dining space and a wet bar at the Flamingo Hotel Las Vegas. The bedroom has a sitting area and the bathroom contains a whirlpool tub as well as a walk-in shower and an interactive entertainment center. The bedroom has a king size bed with a large bathroom. The Royal Suite is 900 square feet of classic furnishings. This suite has a separate living area, dining space and a refrigerator as well as an additional half bathroom. The bedroom has a king size bed, sitting area and the bathroom has a whirlpool tub.
Nightlife - clubs & bars
The nightlife at the Flamingo Hotel Las Vegas offers a diverse range of hotspots for you to enjoy. Fabulous signature drinks can be found at Carlos ‘N Charlie’s and there is always that never ending margarita at Margaritaville.
Other options include the Garden Bar which features a tranquil lagoon and waterfall setting; there are plenty of frozen concoctions at the IT’S 5 O’ Clock Somewhere Bar which is the center piece of the Margaritaville Casino and the best of the many casino bars is Bugsy’s Bar.
The casino at the Flamingo Hotel Las Vegas has an old school feeling with low ceilings and lots of neon. The area offers all of your favorite table games like blackjack to craps to roulette as well as special areas for poker, baccarat and high stakes games. There are over 800 slot and video machines that include all of the newer trendy models.
The race and sports book can accommodate up to 100 people with plenty of plush seating and big viewing screens. There is also an additional 200 plus slot and video poker machines as well as 22 gaming tables located within Margaritaville Casino.
Paradise Garden Buffet has an extensive menu of delicious cuisine with a wonderful view of the Flamingo Habitat Sanctuary. The new twist at this buffet during breakfast is the influence of Southern and Mexican cuisine. There are also lots of waffles, omelets, spicy sausages and an omelet/crepe station.
Lunch time the cuisine changes over to crossover of Cajun and Southern flavorsat the Flamingo Hotel Las Vegas. The barbeque station, made to order hamburgers, pizza and a carving station are complimented by an enormous salad bar that includes cheeses, antipasti and deli sandwich station. There is also an ever flowing chocolate fountain to enhance your dessert options.
Friday and Saturday nights brings slow roasted prime rib, king crab legs, lots of shrimp and other delights. There is also a nice weekend brunch that offers an outstanding make your own Bloody Mary bar.Photo by heymrleej
The dining options available at the Flamingo Hotel Las Vegas will easily satisfy all your tastes. The food court is a cut above most other courts on the Strip. Cuisine selection includes such specialty food outlets as LA Subs and Salads, Bonanno’s Pizza, Johnny Rockets and Pan Asia. The Paradise Garden Buffet is an excellent choice for diversity in flavors and tastes.
The Flamingo Hotel has an assortment of casual themed restaurants that are unique to the Strip which include the only Margaritaville where you can look for your lost shaker of salt; enjoy classic Mexican dishes at Carlos ‘N Charlie’s and when you are poolside enjoy the innovative Beach Club Bar and Grill. There is also the upscale Center Cut Steakhouse for a perfectly cooked porterhouse.
The Beach Club Pool area at the Flamingo Hotel Las Vegas is an oasis of water surrounded by the lush greenery of the tropics. The Beach Club Pool is very family friendly with lots of deck space for you to soak up the sun. There are also ten cabanas and several daybeds for rent that include various VIP amenities. The Beach Club Pool Bar and Grill can also help satisfy your thirst.
The Go Pool is an energetic 21 years of age or older pool club. There are DJ’s, go-go dancers and several different contests for patrons. There are more than 35 cabanas for rent that include incredible VIP amenities that will make your day spectacular.
Wildlife Habitat Exhibit
One of the most unique attractions in Las Vegas is the Flamingo’s Hotel Wildlife Habitat Exhibit that encompasses this lush 15 acre property. The public has an opportunity to view the famed flock of Chilean Flamingos, Ring Tealed ducks, Sacred Ibis and multitudes of various colored parrots.
One gathering place of animals is Flamingo Island where all of these species will interact with other wildlife such as turtles, hummingbirds and koi fish at the Flamingo Hotel Las Vegas. The habitat area also features numerous waterfalls, streams and spectacular tropical foliage.
The Flamingo Hotel Las Vegas has extensive wedding services that include some of the most gorgeous and lavish settings for that special day. Overall there are seven distinct areas for weddings that range from the Garden Chapel to a lush Gazebo to the sounds of Paradise Falls.
The professional wedding planners at this complex will guide you through all of your options which might be a package with something added just for you. The gardens and the tranquil settings will make your special day memorable for years to come.
The SPA at the Flamingo Hotel Las Vegas is a tranquil space that is filled with stress release treatments. There is a peaceful relaxation area, eucalyptus steam room and multiple whirlpools. The spa has a wonderful menu of packages or you can choose to mix and match your favorites. You can also be bold and try the signature Fiji passport scrub as well as a soothing massage.
The Flamingo Promenade is an ideal place to find that exclusive item in Las Vegas. There are over twelve unique shops which offer such unique items as an embroidered dress shirt or anything else for gentlemen at D’Finess; find that perfect Rhinestone handbag and dress at Flamingo Apparel; Go Sexy has innovative adult themed games and lingerie; Landau boasts a fine selection of designer style jewelry; Le Savon offers specialty health and beauty treatments; the Pearl Factory boasts the finest jewelry made with pearls; the Scene has all of the new hip styles in eyeglasses and for that sweet tooth try the candy assortment at Lick.
There are also three gift shops one in the lobby, the pool area and the promenade that sell everyday items, souvenirs, snacks, beer, wine and liquor.