Hilton Grand Vacations at the Flamingo
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I never intended to visit Las Vegas. The impulse to come here happened when I realized that the California pass which I had, allowed time to visit the city without having to pay any extra. And so after a tedious journey ( about 5 hours by Amtrak train, and another five by Amtrak bus), here I am. By the end of the first evening you realize that Las …
... of everything in a small place and lots of casinos ...
We are staying in the Excalibur Casino - Hotel and it looks like a disney castle from the outside and is at the beginning of the Las Vegas strip.
We first walked up and down the strip and went afterwards a little gambling. As you could guess some of us lost money or won some. You can figure out who did what.
Most of all we have a lot of fun, laters.
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Užijem hotel in njegove čare. Relaksiram. V stilu.
Prelistam 300 TV kanalov.Ne zamudim priložnosti, da ne ukradem iz sobe vse stvari, ki se ne tretirajo kot inventar z ID številko.
Schadenfreude milde sorte.
Počinjem da igram Tetris. ...
... their clothes spray painted! Vast amounts of toilet paper and what I can only describe as kreeply krawly pipes are also a key feature...so I'll let your imagination run wild here and just say that for those of you who ever get the opportunity to see this show, GO (but keep a very open mind!). After the show we headed into the casino at the neighboring Palazzo for a nightcap and to put some cash on an unsuccessful Red 12 for Chris (sorry dude, the only way you ...
... en o.a. in Mandalay Bay het Aquarium bezocht (gewoon net als in een dierentuin zo groot), weer alle verlengde hummer limo's en anderde dure auto's bekeken, lekker gegeten van het buffet in Excalibur (met krabbepoten en al), in Ceasar Palace de forumshops bezocht waar we echt onze ogen uitkeken hoe groot het daar is, er bijvoorbeeld een van de grootste H&M winkels ter wereld te vinden. Uiteindelijk zijn we om 23.00 bij ons ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Hilton Grand Vacations at the Flamingo Las Vegas
This was an awesome experience with a huge swimming pool, not very expensive food and a colourfull building.
The rooms are a bit less fantastic but it's made for sleeping(however they still have all the extra's)
One bad thing; children may not see the inside of the cassino and you have to go through the cassino to enter the building. The children have to close their eyes(it's the American law I guess).
But if you like Vegas(I don't), it's a good place to stay.
My 2 cents
we stayed at the Flamingo HGV for 5 nights - 2nd week of Sep, 2004. Me, my wife & 10 year old son.
some helpful hints:
1. If you are driving on the strip:
go north (I am pretty sure; that is, in the direction from MGM to Aladdin to Paris etc.), as soon as you cross Flamingo rd, you will go under the padestrian foot bridge, right after that, pull into the Flamingo driveway, then, follow directions to 'self park' (unless you want to use valet)
2. The girl at the flamingo hotel lobby did not know where the HGV entrace was !! Ask them about the east lobby OR the airport-shuttle pick-up entrance, then, when you reach there, just follow the sidewalk to HGV. As a matter of fact, the HGV is right across the ground-floor exit from the self-parking lot
3. Best to park at the self-park, then walk straight to the HGV lobby
4. if you have lots of luggage, turn right on Flamingo from the Strip North, then on the 2nd light, make a left on Audrey, drive about 100 yards and you will see the HGV entrance on your left.
5. the hole-in-the-wall italian restaurant is on Audrey st. behind the resort, you can see it from the lobby. Unlike other posters, I did not like it..it has good ambiance, lots of people, good for families etc...but, if you are from the New York area, you'd realize that the food is definitely not up to the mark.
No slot machines
The rooms were awesome! We had a two bedroom suite that we shared with friends. Great location behind the Flamingo, so you had easy access to all that Vegas has to offer and then you can come back to your hotel and not have all the slots and night life when you walk in the door. Great balance!
Flamingo was Fine!
We stayed at the Flamingo Hilton hotel and casino from 6/30-7/7/04. They upgraded our room to a strip view room (normally $20 more) as we arrived right on my birthday (asking didn't hurt!).
We had a very nice room, large and colorful, and maid service was excellent. We were chagrined that there was a fee to use the in room safe however, and chose not to just because this seemed unfair of them to do.
Overall, our experience at the Flamingo was good. The pool is spectacular, albeit CROWDED!! The buffet was fine, although our favorite buffet by far was at the Aladdin (Spice Market). Theirs is extraordinary!
The flamingo was generous w/ comps - probably because my husband and I tried to keep much of our gaming limited to Connection card properties. As such, we did comp many things, including several nights stay. Our host was nice and helpful w/ this.
So, the Flamingo gets a two thumbs up overall!
Wow! We couldn't have asked for more. It was our first time in Las Vegas and we learned a lot about the Strip hotels/casinos and it didn't take long to realize that we will always stay here. The location is excellent. It is directly behind the Flamingo hotel on the strip but since it's not directly on the strip you avoid all of the strip traffic. The lobby is quiet and peaceful, check-in was fast and easy. Every other Strip hotel lobby that we walked in was a mess -- crowded, long lines... The rooms were better than can be imagined. We didn't cook much but it was great to have a sink and refrigerator to keep soft drinks, bottled water, beer... cold. The washer/dryer were the best amenity I've ever had. For the first vacation in my life we came home with our clothes already washed and ironed. It was easy to do laundery overnight and when we left in the morning. Awesome! The Flamingo pools and restaurants are right there. The restaurants were good and the pool is beautiful and never too crowded. The small deli within the HGVC was good as well. The best part was there is no casino in the hotel which meant that you can deal with the hustle and bustle and loud casinos on the strip when you're out doing that BUT when you want some quiet and time to get away from the Strip activity, you just take the small walk back to the hotel and it's as if you're 1000 miles away from it all. It's the best of both worlds.
Great Deal if you're on timeshare
we stayed here through my parents' timeshare with RCI. although it isn't exactly on the strip as flamingo is, the location isn't bad at all considering the amenities of the room. you save so much money just by eating in and being able to do your laundry and having some peace in the evening. the pools are really nice and if you're staying for a week, all the amenities will mean so much more.
Sleeper Property, take a look at the Flamingo
O.K. let's get an updated review of the Flamingo. This is a great property. Take a look at the web site for some great room offers. You are in the middle of everthing. We stayed 4 nights. Let's get the few complaints out of the way. When you arrive, you have to lug your luggage up an escalator to get to the main lobby. The rugs in the room were a little beat. Funny because the rest of the room was newly remodeled, including the small bathroom. We did have a problem with our initial room, we had a pipe leek in our closet. I called the front desk, & received terrific customer service. We went during a convention time, so the property was sold out. We were immediately moved to another room with the same great view of the Bellagio fountain show.
They sent a bell hop up immediately. The pool & gardens are first class, & the food is above average. We did eat at the buffett, & it was good. They have several top shows including the Second City Improv comedy which we attended. Gladys Knoight plays regularly. The gaming area is large & bright. They do have some low table limits. The entire staff was friendly. Some key notes: Ceasar's/Park Place entertainment has an airport check-in. DO THIS...This saves loads of time. When you arrive, you can bypass the busy front desk. Aslo note that they have a running promotion that gives you 3% back off of your quoted room rate.
NOW the gem find...Behind the Flamingo, & the Barbary Coast just off Flamingo Rd is BATISTA's Hole in the wall Italian restaurant. This place is awesome. You receive complimentary wine & cappicino with you meal. The authentic Italian menu is posted on the wall with about 25 selections. In summing this up. The Flamingo is an older property in a great location. The rooms have been remodeled, & the ammenities are vast. I have stayed at the Venetian. The next trip, I will look up the Flamingo once again.
Six hours on the road across the desert some of it breathtakingly beautiful some dull. But big and vast and seemingly endless until at four in the afternoon Las Vegas appeared. Shorter and lower than Id thought. By day like a dancer it seems tawdry and rather cheap. The imitation New York and Paris and Venice seem, well, tacky. Into the Flamingo and some nonsense about me booking into the Hilton and eventually rooms are offered at $50 more. I take them. Spend the next half-hour choked with cold and handing out five-dollar bills to every man I see to get our luggage upstairs. Out through the shabby pool area which looks like a scene from American Pie and across the street for a swanky meal at Spago in the fake Italian village in Caesars Palace. Almost impossible to find an exit door after roaming through thousands of casinos. Eventually out into the street where it is pouring with rain. Literally bucketing down. We thought it was an effect. Even the Bellagio fountains paled into insignificance. Nature strikes back. We crossed the street and got soaked to the skin. Hot showers and bed. Pretty Woman on TV again. Picked up where we fell asleep last night. How different this day. What a ridiculous place this is.Sunday. Awash with a cold. Stayed in room while family went to the pools. Wandered down and failed to find them. Hordes of brown young yanks lumbering in and out of the water and splooshing down slides. I roamed round and round both the lagoon and the Flamingo pool where I found Bugsys statue on the site of the original pool. Walked up to look at the Venetian, which is a bizarre near facsimile of the real one. Venice Beach would have been proud. We were appalled that one of the most special places on Earth could have been so slavishly aped. St Marks Square though was puny and instead of Austrian waltzes there was Huey Lewis and the News playing. Gondoliers punted by singing Just One Cornetto. Viewed the awesome car collection in the shabby Imperial. Some real wonders including a Pierce Arrow. Quite unbelievable. Back via Caesars again and had our free pull of the million-dollar jackpot. We filled in forms so we can do it again tomorrow. What is the point? Nobody ever wins. I wonder if there is a device somewhere at the checkout to seize the departing guests by the ankles and shake the last few coins out of their pockets. We plan a drive to see more of the town. I am becoming immune to the sight of endless ugly punters pumping machines or huddled in groups round tables trying to outguess the croupier. It is just an irritating aspect of this place, like walking through the clothing department of Marks and Spencer to get to the food section. I do not notice them anymore; all I want is to find the obviously hidden and unsigned exits. Usually I ask a simpering employee who curtly points in the right direction or grunts that its behind the escalators or round to the left along the side past the café. They really would rather I couldnt get out and remain trapped in this perpetual twilight of clanging machines where day and night do not exist and there are no clocks. Men ogle my children and wife, law and order only exists here to guarantee credit worthiness. This is a security firms paradise. We are mere meat in the grinder.Out past the karaoke on the sidewalk where dykes render I Will Survive to other squarely hip jiggling dykes and over the walkway bridge via two elevators and back through the labyrinthine casinos to the Forum Mall in Caesars for Wolfgang Puck Chinois. OK Chinese food but it all tastes the same after a couple of dishes. Manage to eat for less than $200. Return journey and almost manage not to get lost. They really dont want you to find the door. For gamblerholics this place must be like a maze with no way out. Thousands continue to check in. The rates are lower today.Monday. Down to the lagoon pool by eight and manage to find six chaises. Stake them out. Swelter and swim. Still trying to shake this cough and cold. Seems to be sticking in the chest. Three hours of dry heat and vapour jets. One swim in the sun block laden water. Cant see your hand in front of your face. Shower and plans to visit New York and Paris. Only a hundred yards apart of course.New York was a transsexual called Gina's cab ride away. It is a vast casino with a Coney Island type slot machine arcade above it sponsored by the wonderful Nathans. Great hot dogs, shame about the kids being trained to gamble on the penny arcade games. No cash prizes, just useless toys. Across the street the swanky MGM Grand has real lions brought in daily from their ranch to prowl in a glass cage. Interior of casino like a thirties cinema. Beautiful. Paris though rather crass and yet another fake street with a sky changing from day to night every half-hour. In a boulangerie exquisitely rendered a cashier dressed like an extra from Allo Allo in a beret, striped T shirt and red scarf asked me for eighteen dollars fifty. Surely you mean Dix huit cinquante? I joshed. What? He drawled. Mon dieu.Back through Ballys and another attempt to win £1million at Caesars. Failed and noticed that the prize has to be taken in Caesars vouchers. How much longer must we spend in this place? Dinner was room service, then bed.Tuesday. Down to the pool baked basked and bathed. Checked out, need to get deposit refund from Visa.
Great location & good value for families
Stayed here May 2003 for 2 weeks, with our 16 month old. It is a very good place for people wanting (1) more than one room (2) kitchen facilities (3) pool access & (4) proximity to the Strip. I would definitely stay there again if traveling with children. We paid about $149 night via Hotels.com. It is very clean and a great value, but not luxurious like the Bellagio or Venetian. When we return without kids, we will likely not stay there again, but would recommend it for families. The one bedroom units actually have a door separating the den/kitchen area from the bedroom, & has a pullout sleeper couch in the den. The 2 bedroom units are huge & probably not necessary unless you have more than 2 kids or more than 2 adults.
Loved the heat
Had to stay in Vegas for 9 days in May 2002. Chosed the Hilton Grand Vacation Club at the Flamingo. Excellent choice if u do hate small rooms and wd like to have your own kitchen, besides its a gambling free property. Awesome value for the money. Nobody pushes u to buy a timeshare. U do dave your own pool (the sprinkler is nice if it heatens up over 100F) and can also use the Flamingo pools for free. Wd definitely go again.