Sometimes mistaken for being the first hotel on the Strip, the Las Vegas Flamingo is certainly one of the oldest hotels that is still operational. Bugsy Siegel, famous New York mobster, is often given the credit for dreaming up the Flamingo Hotel in Las Vegas, but in actuality he took over the Flamingo from its original owner. The modern day Las Vegas Flamingo is full of class. A brightly lit, Caribbean themed casino gives way to shops, a spa, and scores of bars and restaurants.
Details of the Flamingo Hotel in Las Vegas:
- Check-In Time: 3 p.m.
- Check-Out Time: 12 p.m.
- Minimum Age to Reserve a Room: 21 years old.
- Shuttle Service to the Airport: Shuttle service to the airport is available to guests of the Flamingo Casino Las Vegas through the check-in desk at nearby Caesar’s Palace, and can be billed to your hotel room.
- Shuttle Service to the Strip: While there is no shuttle service from the Flamingo Casino Las Vegas along the Strip, the brand new monorail stops handily at the Flamingo, and also makes stops at the Imperial Palace, Las Vegas Convention Center, Las Vegas Hilton, and the Sahara.
- Policies: Children under 17 will stay free at the Flamingo Casino Las Vegas when accompanied by an adult. No more then four guests are allowed to stay in a room.
- Casino: Over 70,000 square feet of busy gambling action greet guests as they enter the hotel from just about any direction. A myriad of table games, slots, craps, and a race and sports book fill every corner of the casino. A private poker room can be found near the back.
- Restaurants: Theses days, the most well known place to eat at the Las Vegas Flamingo Hotel is Jimmy Buffet’s Margaritaville. With endless videos of Jimmy Buffet concerts playing at one end of the restaurant, and a margarita volcano spewing alcohol and a strange fog at the other, the spot is a must for any Jimmy Buffet fans. The Las Vegas Flamingo Hotel also features a number of tropically eateries, as well as international cuisine. Hamada of Japan offers sushi and other Japanese treats, while Steakhouse46 serves prime beef nightly. A few other cafes and coffee shops are located throughout the hotel and near the pool.
- Entertainment: Second City, an improvisational group with plenty to offer, has shows throughout the year. This show promises a lot of fun for not a lot of money, as guests shout out topics and watch the Second City team turn their ideas into comic genius. The popular Flamingo Showroom also features a shifting line up of talented acts.
- Nightlife: No.
- Shows: The Flamingo brings the funny with their Second City comedy show.
- Attractions: The wildlife conservatory at the Las Vegas Flamingo Hotel is located near the pool, and is a relaxing retreat from the bustle of the Strip. Penguins, koi fish, birds, and of course, flamingos, fill the area with a quiet beauty. A bridge over the medium sized lake offers an excellent opportunity for pictures.
- Pool: One spacious, 15-acre pool spreads itself through the outdoor area of the Las Vegas Flamingo Hotel. Its design actually creates what seems to be a multitude of pools, and a kid’s pool, as well as two Jacuzzis rest neatly along side it.
- Spa: Located near the elevators is the entrance to the hotel spa. An array of typical services, like massage and facial treatments, await guests of the spa.
- Shops: A small group of souvenir shops and clothing boutiques are located on the first floor of the hotel.
- Wedding Chapel: The Garden Wedding Chapel is a great place if you’re looking to tie the knot.
- Business Center: Yes.
- Wheelchair Accessible Rooms: Yes
- Pets Allowed: No
- Room Service: 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, the Las Vegas Flamingo will bring the joy of dining to your hotel door.
- Parking Garage: A seven-story parking garage is available free of charge to hotel guests. Valet parking is also available.
- Standard Room Amenities: Air conditioning, safe, movies, cable TV, hair dryer, iron, and telephone.
- Hotel Amenities: Tennis club with four courts, rental car desk, salon, concierge, maid service, and wake-up call.
- Incidental Charges: You’ll be asked for a credit card or cash deposit when checking in to cover any incidental charges.