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 …
... quite low and VERY loud. I had accidentally set my camera to 'P' whatever that is and auto-focus did not work so I missed it. Close to the bottom of the valley was a proper paved vista point with several cars parked in it and great views of a ravine that lead down to the lake bed in the bottom of the valley. As I walked towards the ravine I could hear the aircraft and then someone shouted "Here he comes" and the plane appeared less than 100 metres off the ground ...
... walking only half the distance, so we're forced to pick up the pace. We arrive at Bright Angel Lodge more or less in time to get picked up for the return drive. The drive back is quiet and relaxing, and we do only a quick snack pit stop. Barry drops us off at our hotel around 9PM and we walk through the hotel back to our room tired and slightly shellshocked by the Casino floor. An amazing day comes to an end.
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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.
we stayed at the Flamingo HGV for 5 nights - 2nd week of Sep, 2004. Me, my wife & 10 year old son.
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!
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!).
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.
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.
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.