Insider’s Guide to Flamingo Las Vegas
The Flamingo Las Vegas
A touch Miami's South Beach in Nevada, the Flamingo is Las Vegas’ original chic destination. Since it opened in 1946, the resort has hosted some of the coolest people ever to walk the Las Vegas Strip. The city’s third casino resort ever built now has the distinction of being the city's oldest remaining casino. From the exterior to the guestrooms, the Flamingo was designed in the art deco style that makes South Beach an iconic destination. Even as the grand dame of the Las Vegas Strip, the Flamingo offers all the modern amenities today’s vacationers demand. The tropical resort is home to 3,600-plus hotel room surrounded by 15 acres of lush gardens and a pool complex. Yes, there really are flamingos here too—a flock of the pink birds make their home in the resort's wildlife habitat.
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Walk through the Flamingo
Gaming at the casino also feels like a taste of the tropics. The 15,000 square feet that houses Margaritaville casino and bar opened in 2011, all influenced by Jimmy Buffet's signature style. Gamers will have their choice of 220 slot machines, 22 table games, and the 5 O'Clock Somewhere Bar. All are just steps away from the Margaritaville restaurant and the Las Vegas Strip. There's more chances to hang out with Lady Luck on the Flamingo's gaming floor that features more than 1,600 video poker machines and slots, plus a poker room, table games, and a sports book.
Set at the corner of Las Vegas Boulevard and Flamingo Road, the hotel tower features 3,626 guestrooms and suites. Some of the rooms overlook the High Roller, the 550-foot-high observation wheel. The rooms at the Flamingo carry on the art deco décor with their ultra-modern design. Perks include flat-screen TVs and oversize bathrooms. Suites do more than add more space, they increase the perks by adding wet bars, seating areas, separate bedrooms, and pillow-top mattresses.
South Beach has a thriving culinary scene, and so does the Flamingo. Its dining choices are diverse, with some places serving traditional American flavors and others focusing on Caribbean recipes or chef-inspired cuisine. The food court is great for those who think everything sounds good, as does the buffet. There's also places to grab a cappuccino or cocktail, and many of the restaurants have outdoor seating overlooking the flamingos in the wildlife habitat.
Once neon lights start burning, the Flamingo's nightspots come to life. Margaritaville and the 5 O'Clock Somewhere Bar keep serving the tropical drinks and plenty of live music. In the casino, Bugsy's Bar stands in the heart of the action—it's named for the legendary Bugsy Siegel, the mobster influential for making Las Vegas from a stagecoach stop into a world-class destination. Many of the hottest clubs are located close to the Flamingo at Planet Hollywood, Paris Las Vegas, and other nearby resorts.
The Las Vegas Flamingo Pool
There's something for everyone at the Flamingo at its garden-lined 11-acre pool complex. The Beach Club Pool attract kids and their parents, while the adults can party at the GO Pool. Here, the over-21 crowd can enjoy special events, VIP cabana rentals, and music from the hottest DJs. The pool complex is free for hotel guests to enjoy, $15 for those staying at sister hotels, and $25 for the day for everyone else.
Headline entertainment, cutting-edge comedy, adults-only dance shows, and celebrity tribute shows all play at the Flamingo. The long-running Legends in Concert show pays tribute to some of Las Vegas' biggest performers—it plays in the theater named for permanent headliner performers Donny and Marie. When the Osmonds themselves aren't on stage, Elvis, Michael Jackson and even Marilyn Monroe return to Sin City along with others for the Legends show. The performers change regularly, so you can back again and again. Other Flamingo shows include the ladies of X Burlesque and Boston comic Vinnie Favorito.
3555 Las Vegas Blvd. South
Las Vegas, NV 89109
Must-do Activities at the Flamingo
- Don't miss Elvis take the stage for Legends in Concert.
- Soak up the sun at the Flamingo GO Pool.
- After eating at the buffet, walk off some of the calories in the shops.
- Take a twirl on the new observation wheel, the Las Vegas High Roller.
- Check out Donny and Marie's entertaining show.