Flamingo Las Vegas Review

Address: 3555 S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89109

Phone: (702) 733-3111

Website: www.caesars.com/flamingo-las-vegas

Flamingo Las Vegas Overview

The iconic Flamingo Las Vegas is nestled smack dab in the heart of the Strip, so it’s right in the middle of the action. It boasts a retro-chic feel and vibe while offering well over 3,600 competitively-priced hotel guest rooms and suites.

The historic casino-hotel property is part of the gambling giant Caesars Entertainment’s family and has welcomed patrons for nearly eight decades.

A wide range of dining options awaits guests at Flamingo Las Vegas, including Jimmy Buffett’s Margaritaville, Flamingo’s Food Court, Beach Club Bar & Grill, and Paradise Garden Buffet. From quick bites like pizza to Asian cuisine and fine dining, there’s undoubtedly something for everyone here. 

Expect to find all the Sin City’s basics here, including a duo of casino gaming floors that collectively feature more than 2,000 slot machines, multiple table games, and a massive sports betting hall packed with scores of large screens showcasing races & sports.

If you’re looking for something beyond gambling and dining, Flamingo has got you covered with a full menu of top-tier shows. You name it: Magic shows, comedy, acrobatic performances, music performances! There are numerous well-appointed and spacious wedding venues on-site, as well.

Aside from the Vegas clichés, this upscale middle-tier hotel flaunts a few impressive extras, including on-site shopping spots, a full-service spa, a bustling party pool, and a well-equipped fitness center. The real treat comes in the form of the hugely popular Wildlife Habitat, featuring an assortment of fascinating fish, turtles, exotic birds, and much more.

You can practically spot beautiful flamingos wandering across the hotel’s expansive 15-acre property.

The hotel rooms, however, are a bagful of positive and negative news. The good news is that more than 1,200 rooms underwent a $165-million revamp recently. Accordingly, the renovated suites and rooms featured state-of-the-art tech, outstanding amenities, and ultra-chic, modern décor. On the flip side, the non-renovated rooms are basic at best, if not utterly dated, with most guests reporting the presence of mold, grime, and dirt.

The check-in process is long and hectic, and getting help can be arduous. It doesn’t help that the hotel staff members are unresponsive and uncharacteristically unfriendly by Las Vegas standards. The silver lining, however, is that the room rates are rock bottom, perhaps some of the lowest on the Las Vegas Strip. If you’re a budget traveler, you should note that a $45 resort fee is added to your bill at checkout, not to mention a daily $18 parking garage fee.

All in all, Flamingo Las Vegas offers something between the uber-luxurious resort properties and budget casino hotels in terms of value. The property is right in the middle of Strip action, and everything we love about Vegas is within walking distance. The general vibe is adult-friendly, so people traveling with kids might be better off checking out the next-door Mirage Hotel & Casino, which has larger, better-maintained rooms and mesmerizing fire-and-water displays every night.


  • A classic hotel-casino that has been around since 1946, offering vintage Las Vegas like no other
  • Central prime locale means Flamingo Las Vegas is close to all the most exciting and latest attractions on the Strip, including luxury shopping spots, upscale dining options, star-studded shows, action-filled casinos, and much more.
  • The hotel has large rooms and suites with floor-to-ceiling windows, great views of the Strip or High Roller, and big flat-screen TVs
  • A massive casino that sports more than 2,000 slot machines, 14 gaming tables, and plenty of sports betting kiosks
  • Large, adults-only party pool with lots of amenities, including deejays, cabanas, etc., along with kiddy pools, a family-friendly pool, and small waterslides
  • A full-service spa with hair & nail care and a well-equipped gym
  • A wide array of dining options, including a café, food court, buffet, and room service
  • The hotel hosts a riveting lineup of shows and performances throughout the year
  • Multiple on-site shops
  • One-of-a-kind Wild Habitat that houses numerous exotic birds, fish, and turtles
  • A choice of six wedding venues, complete with flower, planning, and catering services
  • Self-parking and valet parking are available for free (note that an $18 fee is charged every day for the use of the parking garage)
  • Close to public transportation, with the monorail stop at Caesars Palace just 400 meters from the entrance to the property


  • The non-renovated rooms are dated, dirty, and unappealing
  • The property might be too noisy, crowded, and rowdy for some guests, especially families, and children
  • A mandatory daily resort fee of $45 is charged to your bill at checkout
  • Guests will have to pay an extra fee for performance at the pool
  • Billows of smoke can be seen in some hallways
  • Lounge chairs are limited at pools (cabanas cost a steep fee)
  • Some complaints of non-responsive staff and pesky sales reps

Rooms & Suites at Flamingo Las Vegas Hotel Casino

Flamingo Las Vegas houses more than a whopping 3,600 rooms and suites across the expansive property. They’re categorized into many different room types, including the standard Flamingo Rooms, the Go Rooms, the Fab Rooms, the Premium suites, and the Executive suites. Overall, the guest rooms are well-lit and spacious with décor that ranges from stylish and contemporary to dated and classic.

The two latter room types— the Executive and the Premium suites, as well as the standard Flamingo rooms, underwent a massive $165-million revamp in 2017-2018. These newly renovated units now sport modern décor that marries the bright splash of the hotel’s signature magenta in bedding and seating with adorable wallpaper with floral designs. The black-&-white printed carpeting, dark-brown finished furniture, and beautiful headboards dressed in dark-gray padding round out the vintage pastel color palette.

Expect to see bright & colorful pops of fuchsia or pink across almost every facet of the modern rooms and suites. There are also a few shades of turquoise that help showcase mid-century contemporary furniture in its best light. These color combinations are fun and give off a somewhat vintage seaside vibe.

Decorations and displays abound in rooms at Flamingo Las Vegas. Perhaps the most notable are the framed portraits of flamingoes hanging on the pinkish walls. And there’s plenty of breathing space between the cozy comforts of the couch and the bed. Families and people looking for nothing more than a place to crash for a night or two should consider the new bunk bed suites, which are a great choice for group & budget travelers.

Of these renovated units, the smallest basic room starts at around 355 square feet, which is quite spacious and airy by Las Vegas standards. Despite their entry-level pricing, these units have fairly roomy and well-equipped bathrooms with beautiful white Subway tiles and backlit mirrors that maintain the stylish design and looks of the room. The recessed lighting in the bathrooms creates a clean, relaxing, and inviting space.

Unfortunately, not all guest rooms at Flamingo Las Vegas have been renovated. A case in point is the Fab Rooms which haven’t seen any renovation or revamp in years. Not only are they usually dirty and poorly groomed, but these non-renovated rooms feel basic and dated. Most Fab units sport tasteless décor with laminate flooring, heavy wooden furniture, and neutral-colored accent walls that look and feel outright bland.

Go Rooms are another category of rooms that haven’t been renovated for ages. However, they sit somewhere in between the highly basic Fab Rooms and the modern Flamingo Rooms. They feature fun striped wallpaper, brown patterned carpets, stylish window-side lounge chairs, and large headboards with white tufting.

Most non-renovated rooms have basic amenities, with only alarm clocks and sizable flat-screen TVs being standard across the board. So, if you’re looking for the latest amenities, opt for renovated rooms and suites, which feature state-of-the-art HD TVs, electronic blinds, coffee makers, well-stocked mini-fridges, and much more.

Wi-Fi is available throughout the hotel property, and the cost is included in the mandatory $45 daily resort fee. Depending on your chosen room category, you can enjoy great views of the Strip, High Roller, or the city. Guests can choose between non-smoking and smoking rooms.

One of the most significant differentiators is the bathroom, as the design and amenities vary greatly from non-refurbished to renovated rooms. Go Executive rooms, and Fab Rooms have dated bathrooms with basic tub-and-shower combinations. Meanwhile, most Go Rooms and renovated Flamingo Rooms are equipped with stylish walk-in showers.

On top of that, bathrooms across all room categories offer standard wall-mounted hair dryers and a wide range of toiletries. More impressive, perhaps, bathrooms in Go Rooms have frosted glass doors, small TVs fixed in mirrors, and an array of contemporary fittings, including marble counters and sleek round sinks on top.

Expect to find long and often noisy check-in lines at the hotel lobby. Guests can check in to their rooms from 4 PM. In fact, average check-in times are between an hour and 1 ½ hours. On the other hand, you have up to 11 AM to check out of your room. Of course, guests may request late checkout or early check-in when booking their rooms.

Note that you may incur an extra fee if you check in or out before or after the specified time. Thankfully, the mandatory resort fee covers luggage storage for the period between arrival and official check-in time, as well as for after checkout if you wish to hang around a bit longer. Even better, the front desk at Flamingo Las Vegas is open 24/7, 365 days a year.

Electronic kiosks are available in the hotel lobby for guests wishing to self-check in instead of bearing the long wait at the standard check-in line. The bad news is that these self-check-in kiosks are usually broken down, and the few working machines are ever busy. You’ll need the credit card under which you booked the room and your ID (driver’s license, passport, or any other government-issued ID) to use the kiosks.

Restaurants & Bars at Flamingo Las Vegas

The dining choice at Flamingo Las Vegas more than makes up for the lackluster accommodations. There are great on-site options for snacking, drinking, and dining, including rave-worthy bars, fine dining restaurants, buffets, halal spots, a poolside bar, coffee shops, and room service, which is available around the clock.

Jimmy Buffett’s Margaritaville is one of the most popular eat-out spots at the Flamingo Las Vegas with a fun and casual atmosphere. The property plays host to five high-quality restaurants. The cuisines are varied too, and they include Chinese, American classics, Tex-Mex, steakhouse, and Asian. If you’re hunkering for an upscale dining experience, Center Cut Steakhouse should be your go-to.

Other big dining highlights include the Paradise Garden Buffet, a favorite spot for brunch and lunch. The bar and restaurant at Margaritaville are ideal for all-day adult fun.

Here are your main dining and drinking options …

Center Cut Steakhouse

This buffet-style restaurant serves a sumptuous menu of American classics, seafood, and mouth-watering steak. It’s your only on-site option for an upscale dining experience.

Paradise Garden Buffet

If you’re looking for more bang for your buck at Flamingo Las Vegas, head over to Paradise Garden Buffer for delicious dishes. As the name suggests, it’s a buffet that serves brunch and lunch to both guests and outsiders. It offers a wide menu with Chinese, Asian, and American dishes for every palette. 

We were particularly impressed by the buffet’s relaxed yet fun vibe. The spot’s vaulted ceilings and huge windows generate a much more pleasing and enjoyable atmosphere than the windowless spaces of other buffets on the Las Vegas Strip.

Carlos’n Charlie’s Restaurant

This colorful Mexican restaurant nestled right in the heart of the action at Flamingo has an incredibly fun ambiance that you won’t find in most Tex-Mex spots in Sin City. The menu cuts across a gamut from Mexican to American. Like most other dining options here, Carlos’n Charlie’s is a buffet-style eatery.


Margaritaville has an unmistakably major presence at Flamingo. It’s a theme bar and restaurant with a large display and boat-deck-shaped booths. The theme is an equal blend of Caribbean islands and the Florida Keys. 

The restaurant’s on-site It’s 5 O’Clock Somewhere Bar to-die-for jumbo margarita shakers you can sip on the colorful deck chairs.

Beach Club Bar & Grill

You won’t go wrong with Beach Club Bar & Grill for poolside bar service. It serves poolside occasionally.

Flamingo Food Court

Opt for Flamingo Food Court for quick bites. It offers many different quick eats, including salad, sandwiches, Asian food, pizza, and burgers, amongst other items from a handful of fast-food chains.

Bugsy’s Bar

If Margaritaville and the Beach Club Bar & Grill don’t quench your thirst, there’s another bar option on the gaming floor. It’s known as Bugsy’s Bar, which pays homage to the famous mobster founder of the casino.

The Flamingo is a great home base for exploring the Las Vegas Strip.

Amenities at Flamingo Las Vegas


Flamingo Las Vegas has a full-service spa located on the lobby level of the hotel property. Expect a wide variety of massages on offer, including hot-stone massage, Swedish massage, deep-tissue massage, and Thai massage. Other treatments at the spa include nail & hair care, facials, body scraps, aromatherapy, and other offerings designed for optimal relaxation.

There are steam rooms, a sauna, and a salon, as well as group, couples, and private massage cabins. It’s important to note that an automatic gratuity of 17% applies to all treatment packages available at Flamingo spa.


The spa at the hotel has an adjoined fitness center. Although it is not the best-looking or fanciest, the gym is decently-sized and well-equipped with strength training machines, advanced cardio equipment, and free weights.


There are two major pool areas at Flamingo Las Vegas, around where the action takes place during the day. The family-friendly Beach Club is a smaller pool complex with poolside lounge chairs and waterslides for the kiddos. The larger party pool is for adults only.

  • Beach Club – There are numerous lounge chairs and a more family-friendly atmosphere at the Beach Club Pool, which is smaller and quieter. Near the main Beach Club Pool, a few smaller pools with miniature waterslides are accessible to children, though their hours are more constrained.
  • Go Pool – The adults-only section (21 and over) with DJ sessions, ball games, and slides, Go Pool provides a party vibe. It’s a lively and noisy place, but there are typically big lineups because of ID checks and bag inspections (no food or drink is allowed in, not even water). If you wish to get a lounge chair, you should arrive early and be prepared to pay an additional cost when there are performances. A poolside bar serves beverages, and cabanas with a minimum tab are offered for individuals who are ready to pay a lot of money. Some people may be put off by the throng and the extremely loud and raucous party atmosphere.

The pool at both sections serves cocktails. The lounge chairs are vintage, a perfect nod to the casino-hotel’s classic Vegas past. These lounging equipment and chairs are available on a first-come basis.

Wildlife Habitat

The Wildlife Habitat is hands down one of the best and most sought-after attractions at Flamingo Las Vegas. The on-site Wildlife Habitat is a great magnet for both residents and visitors. It has a large outdoor area filled with tropical vegetation and ponds, as well as scores of exotic fish, turtles, and birds, including flamingos. You can literally spot some flamingos roaming the 15-acre habitat.

Wedding Amenities

Exotic birds, palm trees, waterfalls, and a wide array of poolside features make Flamingo one of the most stunning wedding locations in Las Vegas. The fauna and flora across the property provide a gorgeous backdrop for your wedding ceremony and photos.

Couples can choose from six different venues well-positioned within the beautiful garden haven spanning 15 acres. Wedding packages are also available to make your big day successful, including wedding planners, coordinators, officiants, and much more.

Your main choices of wedding venues include…

  • Garden Chapel – Sleek, romantic, and elegant are some words that pop to mind when you visit Garden Chapel. It’s an ultra-modern wedding venue providing traditional outdoor comforts with easy access to cascading waterfalls and beautiful gardens. It has a seating capacity of 60 guests.
  • The Gazebo Chapel – This venue is the perfect spot to host a romantic and enchanted garden wedding ceremony. This is an ideal setting if your wedding party has around 70-80 people.
  • Paradise Falls – This is the ideal spot for your wedding ceremony if you’re planning a small, intimate affair. It offers a secluded and quiet setting, perfect for a wedding of 15 or fewer attendees.
  • West Lawn – Pick this venue if you want a romantic backdrop for your wedding photos. The venue can comfortably seat up to 80 people.
  • Crescendo Pool – If a poolside wedding ceremony sounds like your thing, you should book Crescendo Pool. It provides the most stunning wedding setting in Vegas, as the bride will enter the aisle through a waterfall. The space has a capacity of up to 60 seated guests.

Business Amenities

Flamingo has a full-service on-site business center. Some of the larger Executive and Premium suites can be used as space for business meetings, receptions, and dinner parties.


The resort offers both valet parking and self-parking at the car parking garage. Both options attract an additional fee.

Pet Amenities

Flamingo is considered one of the most pet-friendly casino-hotel properties in Las Vegas. It participates in the PetStay program for dogs, which allows customers to reserve specialized PetStay rooms (these attract an extra nightly charge). 

PetStay rooms at Flamingo Hotel and Casino provide mats, food and water dishes, snacks, and waste bags, as well as welcome packages with information on outside dog toilet sites (a relieving area is available on-site) and walking paths. 

Canines must weigh less than 50 lbs, and up to 2 dogs are permitted in each room. They must also be housed in crates when unsupervised in the room and during housekeeping service.

Shows at Flamingo Las Vegas

Guests and non-guests alike may enjoy a variety of live entertainment at night, including burlesque and comedy acts. Whether you’re looking for something outlandish, family-friendly, or spicy, the Flamingo Las Vegas has the best acts on the Strip. Piff the Magic Dragon will make you giggle, X Burlesque and Rupaul’s Drag Race LIVE! will enchant you, while Wayne Newton will swoon you with his timeless tunes.

Casino at Flamingo Las Vegas

Let’s make something clear right off the bat; if you’re easily put off by a smoky gaming environment, you should skip the casino at Flamingo Las Vegas. That being said, the hotel has a decently-sized casino, with the gaming floor space at around 72,300 square feet. And boy, is it smoky in here!

Flamingo has everything a gambler can dream of – table games, slot machines, video poker terminals, arcade-style games, poker tables, high-roller rooms, a racebook, and a sportsbook. There’s also a bar on the casino floor, so you can sip your favorite cocktail while trying your luck.

Slot machines – It’s all about slots at Flamingo, and it shows. The casino floor boasts more than 1,600 of the highest quality and most exciting slot games out there. The biggest hits in the slot lobby include Sizzling 7s, Megabucks, Wheel of Fortune, Blazing 7s, and 10 times pay, along with an ever-fresh selection of exciting video slot machines.

The casino has an expanding selection of penny slot machines, as well. They currently have multi-line, two-cent progressive machines quickly gaining traction with the players. The new additions of three-for-one and two-for-one slot machines provide even more ways for guests to win with bonus spins for max bets.

Poker at Flamingo – if you’re feeling a bit competitive and lucky, why not try your luck at one of the many poker tables at Flamingo Las Vegas? Types of poker games include Let It Ride poker, Pai Gow Poker, Six Card Bonus poker, and Three Card Poker.

Table games – Flamingo has more than 130 table games, including guest favorites like Craps, Mini Baccarat, Baccarat, Blackjack, Palace Baccarat, and Roulette.

Caesars Sportsbook at Flamingo Las Vegas – At Caesars Race & Sportsbook at the Flamingo, you can bet on sports while watching the action live from across the country and around the world. The Flamingo’s large Caesars Race & Sportsbook includes dozens of TV displays and individual lounge seats, making game-watching more pleasant.

Flamingo Las Vegas Review: The Verdict

Centrally located in City Center, Flamingo is a superb home base for discovering what Sin City has to offer on the famous Las Vegas Strip. Guests can choose from 3,626 hotel rooms and suites under various categories, including the Fab, the Go, the Flamingo Rooms, the Executive, and the Premium. While the rooms offer a mix of contemporary and date yet classic décor, they are extremely affordable, plus we like the pink color palette. They’re all outfitted with flat-screen TVs and large windows with great views, especially of the High Roller and Bellagio water display.

The dining options, while small, are impressive, and they include buffets, a food court, an upscale steakhouse, and Margaritaville, the hotel’s grand jewel. There are only two pools on-site, including one of the best party pools in town. The icing on the cake is the Wildlife Habitat, featuring exotic birds (including flamingos), fish, turtles, and much more.

The general vibe during the day is fun and family-friendly but adult-oriented at night. Thankfully, the pool area and other exciting spots are usually children-free, making it easy to party and have adult fun without people rolling their eyes.

A full-service spa with a well-equipped fitness center, pet-friendly features, live shows, car garage self-parking, valet parking, a business center, and a wide assortment of wedding venues round out the amenities and features of the hotel. The casino is not small, although it pales in comparison to those found in nearby Strip resort properties. There’s every gambling action happening here – slots, table games, video poker, poker, and sports betting.

Of course, there’s no shortage of complaints and bad reviews of Flamingo Las Vegas. Most negative reviews are geared towards the staff, which is said to be non-responsive. Some guests have reported that staff members are unhelpful and unfriendly, if not rude. It doesn’t help that the check-in line is usually long, and the self-check-in kiosks rarely work.

As with most Strip properties, Flamingo charges mandatory resort fees which will be added to your bill at checkout. It covers Wi-Fi, admission for two to the fitness center, pool access, and all local calls.

Flamingo Las Vegas Hotel FAQs

Are drinks free at the Flamingo Las Vegas?

Yes and no. Drinks are free at the Flamingo to guests actively gambling on the gaming floor. Whether you’re playing penny slots or plunking down thousands of dollars per hand at the higher-roller tables, you can expect to get free drinks.

On the other hand, elsewhere within the property, drinks aren’t free. You can expect to spend around $10-15 per drink, depending on the type of cocktail you prefer.

Where’s Flamingo Hotel & Casino located?

Flamingo is right in the midst of the Las Vegas Strip, next to Caesars Palace and Bally’s.

Most tourists to Las Vegas want to see all of the large resorts along the 3.5-mile-long stretch of hotel-casinos known as the Strip, and the Flamingo puts them right in the center of it all. Casinos like Caesars Palace, Bally’s, the Bellagio, and Paris are nearby. Within a 5-min walk of the hotel, notable attractions include the Bellagio fountains, Caesars’ 160-store Forum Shops, and the High Roller Ferris Wheel. Cabs are readily available at all hours of the day and night.

Ride-hailing services like Uber and Lyft are also popular and handy modes of transportation. The Deuce, a double-decker bus that operates up and down the Strip 24 hours a day, seven days a week, is a typically less expensive choice for going up and down the Strip. The Monorail also stops directly outside the property. McCarran International Airport is a 10- to 15-minute cab ride away from the Flamingo.

Does Flamingo Hotel offer free breakfast?

The Flamingo hotel offers free breakfast to guests worth $18 for up to two people. However, breakfast has no protein, as it is only made up of yogurt, coffee or water, juice, and other sweet beverages.

Is Flamingo Las Vegas adults only?

No, Flamingo Las Vegas is a family-friendly property with adult-only features like a party pool, casino, and bars.

What are the transportation options available to Flamingo guests?

The Flamingo features a car park on-site for guests who prefer to drive their own vehicles. Parking is accessible for a daily price of $18. You may either drive in and park yourself or utilize the resort’s valet service. If you want to go around Las Vegas (NV) easily using private transportation, the resort may arrange taxis or vehicle rental.

Meanwhile, the closest public transportation station is 400 meters away at Flamingo/ Caesar’s Palace Station.

Does Flamingo have a smoking policy?

Flamingo Las Vegas allows smoking in some designated zones but the hotel isn’t 100% smoke-free. The casino floor is generally smoky. The hotel provides guests with an option to choose either a smoking or a non-smoking room at booking. However, rooms are usually booked quickly and therefore this option is subject to room availability.

Does the Flamingo Hotel have a free airport shuttle?

No, Flamingo Las Vegas doesn’t offer a free airport shuttle service.

Related posts