Hotel Review: Flamingo Las Vegas

by Anthony Losanno
Flamingo Sign

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After attending my conference, I had about eight hours to kill before my redeye home. I could have had the Delano hold my bags, but thought I might as well check Caesar’s Rewards to see if I could get a comped room. I would then have a place to store my things, relax, and unwind before heading to the airport. As a Diamond member, it’s generally pretty easy to get a free room depending on what else is happening in Las Vegas that day. I was in luck as the Flamingo Las Vegas Hotel & Casino had a Go Mini Suite that would cost me nothing and fill this need.

Anthony’s Take: The Flamingo is one of the oldest hotels on the Strip and it’s showing its age. My room had seen some things. Some not-so-pretty, that’s going to leave a stain, things. The carpets were worn and stained. The couch was also a bit crusty. I kept my shoes on and relaxed on top of the bed (at least the comforter looked clean). This worked fine for a free place to relax for a few hours, but I would not have spent the night.

Flamingo Las Vegas Booking

Booking

I booked my Go Mini Suite a few hours before check in on Caesars.com. I hold Diamond status with Caesar’s Rewards and was able to get the room completely comped. The resort fee (normally $41.95 a day including tax) was also waived. The resort fee includes free phone calls, Wi-Fi, and access to the fitness center.

Transportation to/from the Hotel

Delano to Flamingo

I took and Uber Premier from the Delano to the Flamingo. It’s a 2.2-mile ride and cost $23.41. I would have walked as the route is much quicker on foot, but I had bags and was tired after a long week that had me in Europe and then Las Vegas.

Location

The Flamingo is located across the Strip from Caesar’s Palace and the Bellagio. I generally prefer to stay across the street at the Bellagio (and love its location on the Strip), so this spot is great as well.

Flamingo Check in

Check-in

Like the Delano, I used a kiosk to complete a mobile check in. There were no employees in the area where I checked in. The lines to check in with an agent snaked around the lobby. Thankfully, mobile check in worked fine. I inserted my driver’s license, swiped my credit card, printed keys, and was in my suite moments later. I’m loving these kiosks as they save the small talk and keep check in moving along.

Flamingo Las Vegas Keys

Keys in hand, I made my way to the elevator. I like that the kiosks also print out directions to the elevator.

Flamingo Floor 23 Lobby

Elevator lobby on floor 23.

Flamingo Floor 23 Hallway

Hallway en route to my suite. It was clean but reeked of smoke.

Go Mini Suite

Mini Go Suite (23090)

There are 3,460 rooms and suites at the Flamingo Las Vegas. I was offered the choice of several types for free and selected this one as it was the largest at 550 square feet and labeled as “modern” on the booking site.

Flamingo Suite Couch

The Mini Go Suite opened into the living room/bedroom combo with a bath to the right of the bed.  The couch was the first thing I saw upon entering. I would advise against touching it without gloves or proper immunizations. The room was a large space and more than enough for just me (and for a few hours).

Flamingo Mini GO Suite

The wall to the left when facing the couch held the TV, a coffeemaker, workspace, mini fridge, and some empty desk drawers that really weren’t large enough for clothing.

Flaming Coffeemaker

The coffeemaker came without coffee or water.

Flamingo Mini Fridge

The mini fridge was empty.

Flamingo Mini Go Suite Closet

To the left of the TV was a closet with double doors and plenty of space. There was a luggage rack, iron, and ironing board in here.

Flamingo Mini Go Suite Safe

The closet also had a safe.

Flamingo Bed

The bed was on the opposite wall. I will give the Flamingo credit in that it was comfortable and looked clean. I was reluctant to touch the bench at the foot of the bed as it also had some interesting stains.

Flamingo Mini Go Suite Lamp

One design element that I loved was the flamingo lamp. The rooms should have more flamingo decor.

Flamingo Vanity 1

Across from the bed was a massive bathroom. It had too much space and much of it was wasted. This was one of two vanities.

Flamingo Vanity 2

Vanity number two.

Flamingo Mini Go Suite Shower

There was a glassed-in shower with bench. Points for this being spacious. There was no bathtub even though one would easily fit.

Flamingo Mini Go Suite Toilet

The toilet was in a big space and isolated from the rest of the bathroom.

Flamingo Toiletries

Toiletries were José Éber. I have never heard of this brand but apparently José is a hair stylist in Beverly Hills.

Wildlife Habitat

Amenities

Flamingos Las Vegas

I was only there for a few hours so I did not check out any of the amenities. One of my favorite things to do in Las Vegas is found on the Flamingo’s grounds. The Wildlife Habitat has several species of birds, fish, and turtles. It’s free and I try to stop by on every visit.

Flamingo Pool

The pool is a day club in season. I love the flamingo statues flanking it.

RuPaul Flamingo

If you find yourself in the Flamingo, get tickets to see RuPaul’s Drag Race Live. We saw it in August 2021 and it’s a fun, campy show.

Steak Bugsy & Meyers

One More Tip: we tried Bugsy & Meyer’s Steakhouse when it opened in 2020. I thoroughly enjoyed the meal with its modern takes on steakhouse classics in a space that gives a nod to the Flamingo’s history. It’s worth stopping by for dinner.

Overall Impression:

I didn’t enter the Flamingo with high hopes and it was what I expected. The hotel has passed its prime and is in desperate need of room renovations. It served my purposes as a place to relax before a flight, but I would not stay there on my Vegas vacation.

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2 comments

Michael December 6, 2022 - 2:59 pm

My take from this review, The rooms are dirty. If I am cautioned about touching furniture in a hotel, It’s not a place I would want to stay

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Anthony Losanno December 6, 2022 - 3:18 pm

There were definitely some questionable stains.

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