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The Flamingo Hotel and Casino Las Vegas - a review

Flamingo Hotel and Casino ReviewSituated on the popular four corners of Las Vegas Boulevard and Flamingo Road you will find The Flamingo Las Vegas Hotel next to the Linq (formerly the Quad and prior to that, the Imperial Palace) and the 550-foot tall High Roller ferris wheel, which is the world's tallest. This destination is a self-contained casino and resort with a Caribbean-style water playground and a wildlife habitat. With a variety of rooms and suites, you're surrounded by relatively sleek and modern designs.

Flamingo Hotel and Casino, Las Vegas.
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You will be spoiled for things to do at the hotel including the shopping area where you can shops for women's and men's clothing or a souvenir for the family and friends back home. You can also enjoy a day at the Uno Salon or the Spa which has been recently renovated. Here you will receive a large selection of different treatments from massages to facials and everything your heart desires.

Known as a great Las Vegas hotel to play poker in for low rollers.

While the ladies enjoy the spa and shopping that the Flamingo has to offer, the men can experience The Las Vegas Golf, at either the 2nd ranked course in Nevada, the Cascata, or just a short 12-mile drive to the Rio Secco, that will challenge any golfer. For the more adventurous tourist, there is the Beach Club Pool or the GO Pool area. A main feature is The Wildlife Habitat that boasts 15-acres of habitat stocked with exotic birds, fish and turtles. Here you can see the name sake of the hotel, the pretty flamingos.

Staying at the Flamingo in Vegas is not something that you can imagine as first choice for even the most nostalgic of tourist.

At Margaritaville Casino you will find the Payout Paradise with over 1,600 casino slot games or The Flamingo’s Poker room that has daily tournaments and Mega Jackpots to be won. For a more laid back day at the casino, The Flamingo offers the keno lounge. This Lounge is situated next to the Race and sports book, with luxury individual leather seats and monitors all around featuring all the games and races around the country.

If you are hungry you have the choice from Buffet style menu to upscale and everything in between e.g. Casual or quick bites to eat.

The Flamingo also gives you a show for every occasion, from the naughty and nice to the Headliners, Tributes and Comedies. At the Headliners you can see big stars like Olivia Newton-John starring in her famous Summer Nights and at the Tributes you will see the Legends in Concert, which is still the longest running show in Las Vegas. They are well known for their theatrical sets and excellent special effects. You can also book a Dinner & Show package at Legends in Concert and stick around afterwards to meet the cast and crew.

Flamingo Hotel/Casino is a 3 star hotel on Las Vegas Blvd. Opened in 1946, it is seventy years of age. Having three thousand, seven hundred guestrooms it's one of Vegas' largest hotels

The Flamingo also hosts meetings and events and are very well known as a wedding venue.

The hotel is widely known as the first hotel on the strip, but it was actually built some five years after El Rancho and four years after The Last Frontier. The original owner was one of the first settlers, Charles Pember 'Pops' Squires and is currently owned by Caesars Entertainment.

Rating ★★☆☆☆

Review of Flamingo Hotel and Casino on the Strip

The Flamingo Las Vegas was opened by mobster Bugsy Siegel in 1946 and is the oldest resort on The Strip. The Flamingo has 3,626 rooms as well as 77,000 sq ft of gaming space for its guests to enjoy. It is known for its Art Deco Miami South Beach style and flamingos on site in a wildlife habitat.

The Flamingo Las Vegas offers cheap rooms without sacrificing comfort or style; unless you hate pink. There is a $32.48 resort fee to cover wifi, local calls, and fitness center access. Starting at $30 a night the Fab Room is 350 sq ft and comes with a king bed, 32" flat screen, and desk with chair. For a little more room and much more luxury book the 550 sq ft High Roller Go Room for only $48 a night. The room comes with a large flatscreen tv, electric drapes, two queen beds, coffee maker, and walk in shower. When it comes to suites, The Flamingo offers some of the best prices on suites in Las Vegas. The 1,200 sq ft Forever Fab Suite is only $185 a night to book and features an elegant interior. The room includes: 55" flat screen tv, dining area, wet bar, vanity, white stone finished bathrooms, and large sofa. Perhaps the best room at the resort is the Metropolitan Suite that starts at $405 a night. The 1,400 sq ft suite features: hardwood floors, marble bathrooms, modern furnishings, multiple tvs, and dining area.

The Flamingo Las Vegas offers its guests a number of great dining choices at the resort but with its location on The Strip guests can also sample food from any of the other nearby resorts. For traditional steakhouse food and classic Las Vegas atmosphere the Center Cut Steakhouse is an excellent place to start. Offering hormone free beef from US raised cows as well as other high quality ingredients guests will appreciate these choices upon first taste of their meal. The menu includes: House Made Potato Chips, Maryland Crab Cake, Boneless Ribeye, Cider Braised Pork Shank, and Oysters Rockefeller. For a more laid back dining experience head to Jimmy Buffet's Margaritaville. The menu is inspired by the diverse mix of cultures in Florida and the restaurant has the feel of an island bar. Popular dishes include: Volcano Nachos, Watermelon Margarita, Jimmy's Jammin' Jambalaya, Beach Tacos, and the infamous Cheeseburger in Paradise. If those in your party would prefer Mexican food in a party atmosphere with dancing waiters then Carlos'n Charlies' would suit your group. The menu includes: Baja Bean Soup, Carne Asada Tacos, BBQ Chipotle Oink Sandwich, and Shrimp Burrito. More restaurants include: Paradise Garden Buffet, Club Cappuccino, and Flamingo Food Court.

The entertainment options at the Flamingo Las Vegas is a mix of the wholesome with a dose of steamy sensuality. A long time favorite Las Vegas act; Donny and Marie have been performing at the Flamingo since 2008. Featuring all their hits such as "Paper Roses", "Soldier of Love", "Puppy Love", and "A Beautiful Life" their performances can please almost any crowd. Another Vegas favorite is Olivia Newton John: Summer Nights featuring the amazing Olivia Newton John. The songs spans her career and include: "Have You Never Been Mellow", "Hopelessly Devoted To You", and "Physical". If these shows are too saccharine for your taste you can always catch the topless revue X Burlesque. The show features gorgeous dancers revealing their assets to a variety of music genres. Just be warned that you may become part of the show as the dancers enjoy interacting with the crowd. More entertainment options include: Piff the Magic Dragon, Legends in Concert, X Comedy Uncensored Fun, and Jeff Civillico: Comedy in Action.

There are two gaming options at the Flamingo Las Vegas the main floor has over 1,350 slot and video machines and 149 table games. The second option is the small casino at Margaritaville with 220 slot machines and 22 table games. Some of the slots available include: Blazing 7's, Wheel of Fortune, Megabucks, and Sizzling 7's. The table games include all the classics like: Blackjack, Craps, Roulette, Three Card Poker, Baccarat, and Let It Ride. The Flamingo also has a large poker room with free wifi access and daily tournaments. There is also Keno and a Sports Book available to serve the Flamingo's guests every gambling need.

Though it is the oldest resort on The Strip, The Flamingo Las Vegas has managed to stick around for a reason. Offering guests great rooms for a fraction of the cost of most of the closer strip resorts, the Flamingo also offers top notch dining and entertainment.

Rating ★★★☆☆

The Flamingo Hotel Las Vegas - Rich Past, Vibrating Present

As one of the first resorts to ever grace Las Vegas, the Flamingo is a landmark on the Strip. It houses a bone fide tropical garden where calm reigns and where the eponymous flamingos waddle in all majesty in the fresh atmosphere.

The Flamingo Las Vegas gained real notoriety among thanks to two main factors: one, its age - built in 1946, it's the oldest still operating hotel in Las Vegas, considered then as the most luxurious hotel in the world - and, two, it's past linked to the Mafia.

Location In the center of The Strip, right in front of Caesars Palace, this spa resort is ideally located;less than 2 km from The Linq and Fashion Show Mall. You can enjoy all the casino hotels located around without too much walking.

Rooms and Amenities Overlooking the Strip,the rooms are divided into two types. The Deluxe rooms, oldest, in brown and beige tones, furniture is wooden, with classic finish. The decoration is less flashy than the Flamingo Go but is still cozy. Other rooms all new,revamped and refurbished,dressed in pink, the fetish color of the Flamingo. Despite the seventies touch, the decor is hyper design, 'Las Vegas-y' without being too kitsch. Technology is everywhere, flat screens, iPod stations, C D / DVD players, WiFi... The bed is extremely comfortable and spacious. The rooms offer 24 hour room service and in-room massage.

Attractions The huge exotic tropical garden is the main attraction,featuring the inevitable flamingos, ducks, turtles, swans, birds and ornamental fish. The Flamingo is a calm haven in the heart of the bustle of the Strip. The hotel offers the opportunity to swim in three beautiful swimming pools including one with a slide. Waterfalls, palm trees and wooden huts adorn the pool areas. It is possible to rest in the cabins equipped with LCD TV and fridges. A spa with a tropical decor offers comprehensive care; treatments and massages, whirlpools, steam room and sauna. Also available are three tennis courts, a volleyball court and a gym allowing you to stay in shape. A myriad of permanent shows, comedy solos and adult shows liven up the nights of the Flamingo, every night as to cater to all ages.

Casino From Payout Paradise, to Margaritaville and Poker Room, The Flamingo earns well its name as a renowned casino. Featuring thousands square feet of gambling area, plethora of games, poker tournaments held daily and innumerable slot machines, everyone will find in The Flamingo satisfaction to their taste.

Restaurants:No less than 7 restaurants offer a hallucinating selection of cuisines from around the world.. The Steakhouse, as its name suggests, is dedicated to meat lovers, sorry vegetarians! At Carlos N Charly's, the very friendly and lively restaurant overlooking the park, give free reign to your tasting buds while savoring Mexican dishes. For amateurs of coffee, Club Cappuccino is for you, having a wide selection of coffee.Not to mention the Paradise Garden Buffet. It overlooks the pool and the park with flamingos. At Japanese restaurant, Hamada's, the chefs are cooking in front of you. During the summer, lunch, for those who prefer to enjoy the outdoors, go to the beach club near the pool. Finally the inevitable hotel restaurant remains the Margaritaville, named after the famous song of country singer Jimmy Buffet. You cannot miss its exotic, colorful and exuberant decor. Margaritaville also has 5 bars and two patios.

Rating ★★★☆☆

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