Flamingo Motel & Suites
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Avoid Dells Flamingo
The reason we made a reservation at Flamingo was because they were giving a free Noah's Ark ticket. Avoid staying at Dells Flamingo. Noah's Ark should stop advertising Dells Flamingo on their website.
I could not sleep well the whole night. There were periodic metal knocking noises from the bathroom upstairs then it noise of water draining. Every minutes this thing would occur. Seems like there was some plumbing problem in the room above ours. The room also smelled.
I would suggest that you avoid cheap motels and look for better chain hotels.
We had a nice time. Clean rooms.....Great location...nice place to sleep.
I'm writing this review based on the terrible customer service my fiance and I have received from the General Manager Debbie. We gave them a deposit for a two night stay and when we found out we could not keep our vacation plans we asked for a refund. This was all ok except my fiance's bank account had changed and when the credit was supposed to go back it didn't have anywhere to go. However, not only has Debbie been hard to work with in trying to figure out where this credit has gone, but she has been down right rude and abhorrent. If the GM if this hotel is this way, how can the rest of the staff be customer service friendly. All I can say is THANK GOD! we didn't go through with our plans to stay there.
I always stay at the flamingo when i go to wisconsin dells i love it and will contiue to go there.
Contemplating a return to the Dells this year I came across the reviews of FLamaing and decided to put in my 2 cents worth.I stayed at the Flamingo in 2001 for the close proimity to Noahs Ark. I had stayed there the year previous and my return was not until a lot of searching . I can remember the room being well worn and the beds very uncomfortable and smelling of unrine. I appproached management about different accomodations and was refused cause they were booked up. It was nosiy at night and hard to get some much needed sleep. THe only good thing about it was the family style restaraunt acroos the street and being a free pass to Noah's Ark. I have since returned to the Dells but I haven't stayed there again. Not even a chance this year
Felt so unsafe, I left at midnight and drove all night to get home!
We were going to stay at the Flamingo on Saturday, August 16th, but after checking in we had some threatnening confrontations with neighboring guests. Other guests complained to the management about the same guests, but nothing was done. I went to talk to the management later that evening, because these threatening guests were banging on the walls, putting their lawn chairs in front of our door, and in general trying to intimidate us, but when I got to the office, it was closed! The locks in our room had been broken and were not properly repaired, so feeling unsafe, we fled the hotel without ever sleeping in the beds. I later contacted the management to ask for a refund and was told they would not refund any part of it, but that they would give us a free night stay. Why would I stay somewhere again where the security is so questionable? This is definately NOT a hotel you want to go to with children! Beware, you will be fleeing as we did!
If your looking for value stay at the Flamingo
The Flamingo Motel is a great place to stay for familys who need to watch their budget. I truly believe that some people bring unreachable expectations with them on vacation.The Flamingo Motel is a clean, and nice motel located within walking distance from Noahs Ark. Great place to stay and play.
What's that smell...?
The only consolations we had from staying at this motel were the fact that it's walking distance from Noah's Ark and a free Noah's Ark ticket for every night of stay. Everything else was a disaster. From the terrible smell of the room to the not so accomodating person at the front desk when we checked in. We had to buy an air freshener from Walgreens.
Skip this one from your list of options when looking for a place to stay at the Dells.
I've Been Had
The Flamingo almost single-handedly ruined my July 2003 Dells vacation.
Looking at its web site, I noticed that it had a Wisconsin-Dellish allure to it (e.g., there's a giant fiberglass Flamingo out front), so I decided to try it after looking at pictures of fairly nice rooms on its web site (Noah's Ark waterpark also endorses the adjacent Flamingo). Besides, for $120/night, it must be nice, right?
Wrong. The reasonably nice pictures on the internet look absolutely nothing like the room I received. My room reaked like dog, had worn-out dark commercial carpet with stains all over it, and we are still debating whether the bed even had a box spring. The bathroom resembled a gas station bathroom, although I admit it was a little cleaner.
I asked the front desk right away to release me from my 2-night reservation on the ground that this was not what I reserved or what was advertised. They refused without any hesitation and offered no alternatives. Realizing that this is the way they do business, I ate the $277 charge and tax, turned in my keys and went to a CLEAN lodge named after a certain forest animal. There, they listened to my story, shook their heads and actually gave me a discount, which is more than I can say for the Flamingo.
I have not pressed the issue because I was dumb enough to believe their web site and give my money away without seeing a room first. I hope that this review costs them much more than refunding my money for my 2-night reservation.
Flamingo Motel, leaves a lot to be desired
Stayed at the Flamingo one night this past week. Believe me when I say I am glad it was only one night. Upon arrival, I overheard a gentleman as he was trying to check-in. Check-in time is 3:30 p.m and it was 4:00 p.m. when he was attempting to check-in. The not-so-friendly counter person informed the gentleman that his room was not ready and he asked if they could give him an estimate on what time it would be ready. The counter person replied she did not have a time for him and the room would be ready when it was ready. That was a shocker in itself. I then went to my room after checking-in and was overwhelmed by a smell that I thought reminded me of the bug spray OFF! I then noticed the extensive staining on the carpet. That night as we were attempting to sleep, I say attempting because the air-conditioning was barely cool. It helped some but I would say it was not comfortable. They do give you a free ticket to Noah's Ark but next year I will pay for the extra ticket and stay somewhere decent.
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