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Review of Hotel Flamingo – Las Vegas, Nevada, USA

Staying at Flamingo Las Vegas in Nevada is one of the easiest ways to experience the Strip and enjoy the pool. Located in the heart of the Las Vegas Strip, Flamingo offers vacationers everything they could want in one place. On my visit, covid-19 restrictions were in place, which included wearing face masks if you were not fully vaccinated and most entertainment was limited. Those who want a low-key vacation that still offers the best of Las Vegas will have the best time at Flamingo.

With 3,545 guest rooms and suites, Flamingo offers a 93,000 square-foot casino area, including thoroughbred racing, blackjack, craps, and the Margaritaville Casino. The best party pool on the strip, Flamingo’s Go Pool offers frozen drinks, entertainment, and is limited to those over 21 years of age. Those traveling with kids can enjoy the sun at the Beach Club Pool next door. There are six dining options on site, including the Paradise Garden Buffet, Carlos ‘n Charlies for tacos, or Jimmy Buffet’s Margaritaville for burgers. Entertainment includes the infamous Donnie & Marie or Bugsy’s Cabaret. Here is my full hotel review of Flamingo, which includes pros, cons and tips for your visit:

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What I Enjoyed

Like the other Caesars Resorts, Flamingo Las Vegas is located right on the strip, offering a great location for a Las Vegas vacation. Self-check-in is located at kiosks on the first floor, you simply type in your confirmation code, swipe your credit card and be on your way.

Flamingo has so many things that you never need to leave the property. Restaurants, huge casino space, entertainment, parking and the best party pool in Las Vegas.

As mentioned earlier, the Flamingo Go Pool is the best party pool in Vegas. Flamingo allows non-hotel guests to party too, so remember to invite your friends! This area is 21+ and is the perfect place to enjoy the sun and wade in the 3.5 ft deep pool with a frozen drink.

The Flamingo’s private cabanas are perfect for a group who wants to spend all day at the pool, even if you don’t pack for the beach. It has lounge chairs, big-screen TVs, and a server. If you don’t want to be at the party, the family-friendly Beach Club Pool is your best bet. This section is next to the Go Pool and has a separate entrance during the busy season and weekends. All the lounge chairs are first-come-first-served, so get there early or reserve a day bed.

Flamingo is right next to the Las Vegas Monorail, making it extremely easy to access all parts of the strip.

There are plenty of options to eat nearby or at the Flamingo. Dress up and play Vegas or relax, it is all up to you!

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Executive King Room in Flamingo Las Vegas
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What to Consider

Flamingo is known for the low-key but still vegas vibe. So, do not be surprised when you get out there and it is not nearly as fancy as Caesars Palace Las Vegas. That is not what this place is.

As with most hotels, Flamingo check-in is at 4 p.m. so be prepared for long wait lines unless you have a higher status in the Caesars Rewards program. As with most self-served kiosks, lines can become even longer when only one employee is on the floor. Pay attention to where your credit card strip is, it may be a different spot than where the computer suggests in the image.

Create all your Vegas meal reservations in advance or you will wait hours for a table. If you cannot commit to a nice Las Vegas meal, just know that In and Out is nearby (and also has long lines) but Carlos ‘n Charlies inside the Flamingo has good tacos.

Pay attention to the type of room you reserve as not all rooms in the Flamingo offer room service or coffee makers. If you are a big breakfast person, you will need to plan accordingly.

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Flamingo Las Vegas Pool
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Tips for Your Trip

Consider joining the Caesars Rewards program if you have not already. This is a great way to earn free or discounted hotel stays, dining discounts, and/or pre-sale access to entertainment.

Uber and Lyft have very long wait times right now, best to schedule pickups in advance with local companies.

The average walk time on the trip is one hour 45 min (4.2 miles). Pack your comfy shoes or hire transport.

Sign up for the Go Pool or Beach Club virtual cue/line when the hotel is busy.

Wake up early and walk around the Strip before the heat sets in, there are plenty of things to do during the day in Las Vegas.

Have you ever been to Flamingo? Let me know what you thought in the comments below.

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Dinner at Bugsy & Meyer’s Steakhouse
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The Basics – A Flamingo Guide

Best Time to Visit:

Plan your trip around your favorite Las Vegas show

How to Get There:

Fly into McCarran International Airport (LAS)

Getting Around:

Covered parking is available for hotel guests, entrance is off Linq Ln. Parking valet available with a fee. Schedule local transportation from the airport (Limos available from Bell Transport).
Public Transit – download the RTC’s official smartphone app, rideRTC, to buy a 24-hour pass or 3-day tickets from your phone. Deuce offers public bus transport on the strip.

Currency:

$ USD

Language:

English

Accommodations:

Choose a renovated room, preferably a suite – This is the level you need to be at in order to have a coffee maker or room service available in your room.

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What to Eat:

Breakfast at Mon Ami Gabi or the Eiffel Tower Restaurant (Paris Las Vegas)

Paradise Garden Buffet (north of pool at Flamingo)

Happy Hour Margaritas & tacos from Carlos ‘n Charlies (Flamingo)

Roasted Cauliflower Steak at Bugsy & Meyer’s Steakhouse (Flamingo)

Dinner in the Teppan Room at Hamada of Japan (Flamingo)

Who Should Visit:

Low-key vacationers who want a trip in vegas filled with days at the pool, frozen drinks, tacos, and entertainment all in one place. Even if your entertainment is at the Coliseum, don’t say I didn’t warn you when you find yourself heading back to the Flamingo to chill.

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