Flamingo Las Vegas

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flamingo las vegasIn Las Vegas, the Strip is where the majority of the action takes place. When you visit, you want to be right in the heart of that action, which is why the Flamingo is the perfect choice. It is about the most centrally located hotel you will find on the Strip, yet it offers a level of affordability that may just come as a surprise.

It is not that much of a stretch to label the Flamingo as a little bit of paradise, for that in fact is the theme of the hotel. You need only pay a visit to the Margaritaville Casino to see what we are talking about. The Jimmy Buffett inspired gamblers paradise is a 15,000 square foot space that looks right out onto the Las Vegas Boulevard. Bright colors and brilliant palm trees are everywhere, as are bikini-clad waitresses looking to serve you up delicious cocktails at any hour of the day. After all, as the name of the bar suggests, it’s 5 O’Clock Somewhere.

As well the casino, Margaritaville is also represented by a restaurant that features a pair of different balconies overlooking the Strip, as well as a huge retail store where you can snap up all kinds of Margaritaville goodies. This is the perfect spot for those that love the cool sounds of Jimmy Buffett, or even for those looking for a totally unique dining and entertainment experience. Where else can you eat on a large wooden boat and watch as waitresses slide down from the Volcano Bar three storeys up and straight into a 300-gallon margarita?

x burlesque showThere are parties going on all through the Flamingo, with one of the most fun being found in the Showroom where Donny and Marie entertain guests with all their greatest hits. Younger folks that may know the brother and sister team from Dancing with the Stars can check out the costumes worn on the show, as well as the famous Mirror Ball trophy that Donny walked away with as winner. Another great show is the “Legends in Concert,” where celebrity impersonators do their thing. If its laughs you are after, you will find them at the George Wallace show. While the men take in the sexy X Burlesque show, the ladies can go to X Burlesque University (XBU) to learn all the hot moves that the dancers use to titillate the fellas.

There is also a pleasant surprise waiting for guests at the rear of the hotel, where the Wildlife Habitat is home to wood ducks, Chilean flamingos, turtles, koi, and a host of other colourful creatures living in perfect harmony. One great way to get a look at this beautiful habitat is to have a meal in the Paradise garden Buffet, which overlooks the area where the animals live and play.

The green space is spread across 15 acres, with stunning pools found right in the center. All of the main pools are connected, with relaxing lagoon areas attached. Waterfalls, a last river, and a season waterslide are also part of the set-up. It’s not everyone that wants to lazy by the pool though, which is why the Go Pool dayclub is such a hot attraction. During the summer months, DJs pump out hot music to guests on the lounges, daybeds, and private VIP cabanas.

History is also served at the Flamingo in the form of a plaque that marks the spot where the original hotel once stood. Infamous founder Bugsy Siegel gets a mention, as it was him that helped put the Flamingo on the map back in 1946. The original building was torn down and replaced in 1993, but the Flamingo, unlike others on the Strip, loves to keep its connections to the past and the sense of style that made Vegas famous in the first place.

Part of the allure of Las Vegas is the wide variety of dining that is available at each location. The Flamingo is right up there with the best of them in that regard. From the laid back meals on offer at the Tropical Breeze Café to the succulent delicacies of the east found in Hamada of Japan, the Flamingo offers culinary treats for every taste. Health conscious diners will love the organic cuts of meat at the Center Cut Steakhouse, while Carlos ‘n’ Charlie’s is the place to go if you want some delicious drinks with your meal. The latter is a definite party spot, with diners and servers often taking to the tables and chairs for a little dancing action.

bills gambling hallEverything at the Flamingo is designed to deliver an easy going vibe, but you can certainly take it up a notch in the casino. The party pit is always in full swing, with pink felt tables and sexy dealers on tap right outside Bill’s Gamblin’ Hall & Saloon. Look up and you’ll see a caged pole dancer strutting her stuff above the casino floor. All of the action is close at hand, with tables, slots and a great race and sports book all located in the casino.

Beer lovers will get a real kick out of the action at Bugsy’s Bar. They can also head towards the shopping promenade, where Sin City Brewing offers up 4 distinctive beers that are only available in Vegas.

Guests also have a choice when it comes to the type of room that they want. The GO and recently renovated FAB rooms offer luxury interiors that come with a wide variety of modern amenities. Your pets (under 50 pounds) are also welcome, as there is a spot for them in the PetStay area of the hotel, complete with a dog relief area.

Take time to relax at The Spa, or explore the Strip by taking advantage of the nearby transportation. The easiest of those is the Las Vegas monorail, which has a station on site, and which will take you to a host of other resorts on the Strip.

Flamingo Las Vegas Details:

Address: 3555 Las Vegas Blvd S Las Vegas, NV, 89109, United States of America

Total number of rooms: 3626 rooms

Entertainment: Number of shows and live entertainment, including X Burlesque University, Vinnie Favorito, Donny and Marie, George Wallace and Legends in Concert.

Food and Drinks: Hamada of Japan, Tropical Breeze Cafe, Beach Club, Paradise Garden Buffet, Center Cut Steakhouse, The Pink Bean, Flamingo Food Court, Jimmy Buffet’s Margaritaville, Promenade Food Court and Carlos’n Charlie’s.

Clubbing: Bugsy’s Bar, Sin City Brewing Co., Carlos’n Charlie’s Bar, Margaritaville, Garden Bar and Lobby Bar.

Gambling: A casino area of 77,000 square feet, featuring over 2000 slots, Caribbean Stud poker, Megabucks, Blazing Sevens, blackjack, craps and many other games, as well as a dedicated poker room.

Sportsbook: 6 big screens, 63 TVs and 100 seats.

Resort Attractions: Wildlife Habitat at the Flamingo

Shopping: Java Detour, Promenade Gift Shop, The Pearl Factory, Go Sexy, Yves Chantre, Luxury at $10, UPS Store and others.

Health & Fitness: A modern fitness club is available.

Pool: The Pool at Flamingo, featuring 3 pools and a spa tub. Also there’s a pool club called “Go Pool” for 21′s and over.

Spa: The Spa at Flamingo and Alexandra Noel Salon offering massages and other spa services.

Weddings: The Garden Chapel has a number of weddings packages.

Business Center: Available.

Conference Rooms: Available.

Car Park: 7-story garage parking.

Wheelchair Access: Yes.

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