The "City of Light" meets the city of sin at Paris Las Vegas. The centrally-located, Parisian-themed hotel boasts a replica Eiffel Tower, a mock Arc de Triomphe and French restaurants mixed with Las Vegas shows and nightclub.The vibe:Charming, France without the language barrier, faux French architectureWhat we love:Location, location, location. Paris is centrally located right in the heart of the Strip near Las Vegas Boulevard and Flamingo Road, which means it's really easy to walk to several other tourist attractions and major hotels nearby.Mon Ami Gabi has been a Las Vegas favorite for years and they pioneered the art of outdoor dining on the Strip. The charming French restaurant serves escargots, steak frites, onion soup and offers a nice wine selection, but the real highlight is the outdoor patio overlooking Las Vegas Boulevard. It's one of the best people-watching spots in town and there's a great view of the Bellagio Fountains across the street.The Eiffel Tower is one of the world's most famous landmarks and while Paris Las Vegas' replica is about half the size of the original, it's still an impressive attraction. Cross Le Pont Alexandre III, step into the beautiful glass elevator, and ride to the top of the tower, which boasts spectacular views of the Fountains of Bellagio, the Strip and the outlying city. Temperamental celebrity chef Gordon Ramsay has several restaurants around town, but we think his Gordon Ramsay Steak, a London-themed restaurant at Paris Las Vegas, is the best. The signature dish that everyone raves about is the beef Wellington, but if you don't want anything that extravagant, you can also get Ramsay's famous fish and chips.Insider tips:Paris and the adjacent Bally’s hotel share a parking garage. The two properties are also connected via a walkway filled with shops so you can easily go back and forth between the two hotels and enjoy the amenities of both.Good to know:Paris Las Vegas really tries to give you an authentic Parisian experience, right down to the cobblestone streets. The uneven flooring that mimics cobblestones throughout the shopping area and parts of the casino can be a bit tricky to walk on – especially if you have your clubbing heels on.There is valet and self-parking. Guests will be charged per day for self-parking and valet parking. Hourly self-parking and valet rates vary, click here for details.
No hot water unless sink, tub, and shower ran for 15 minutes at least. RUDE front desk lady. Room next door to a housekeeping closet that was frequented constantly - all hours - and door slammed EVERY time. Wallpaper peeling off the walls. Tub stopper broken.
Themed as an island paradise (and a Jimmy Buffett outpost) and located on the busiest intersection of the Strip, the Flamingo is replete with entertainment, good eats and pink flamingos.The vibe:Fabulously pink, tropical attitude, enduring mob-era auraWhat we love:Right next to the wildlife habitat is the kind of pool you could spend the majority of your Vegas trip at (as long as you don't come in winter, when it's closed). Not only are there palms trees and lush greenery everywhere your eyes can see, but the main pool is interconnected to lagoon areas, a waterslide and cascading waterfall. Factor in the hot tubs and modest-sized deck (with lounge chairs that get claimed quickly, so you may want to spring for a cabana here) and you've got a chill vibe that's more friendly than clubby as well as fun for all ages.It's hard to do better location-wise than the Flamingo. The rooms are reasonably priced especially considering you're steps away from elite resorts and attractions like the Fountains at Bellagio, the High Roller observation wheel, the Eiffel Tower Viewing Deck and The Forum Shops at Caesars.Insider tips:Snap a photo at Bugsy Siegel's memorial. It's located between the wildlife habitat and the pools, just outside the wedding chapel. Look for a stone pillar and bronze plaque set amid a beautiful garden. This marks the site of the original hotel (knocked down in 1993).Don't wait to check out. When lines are long, you'll often spot a roving ambassador at the Flamingo with the ability to check you out on an iPad. The only down side: You won't get your receipt immediately. You'll have to wait until it's emailed to you.Use the Flamingo's north doors when you're going to The LINQ Promenade. Otherwise you'll have to walk out onto the Strip. Trust us, you want to avoid the river of people that flows along the sidewalk here. Nothing beats the direct access you have from the resort's side entrance.Good to know:The Flamingo opened in 1946. We're telling you this for two reasons. One: That's really cool historically. Two: We want to set your expectations appropriately. With anything that's been around a long time, there's going to be stuff that needs to be refurbished and carpeting that shows wear and tear. Plus, some past remodeling projects were piecemeal, which doesn't lend to the feeling of a cohesive property. However, despite all this, you'll find that many of the rooms and amenities are surprisingly contemporary.Remember how we mentioned that this hotel was built in 1946...well, being constructed back then means that you'll find low ceilings in the casino compared to those at newer properties. If you start to feel overwhelmed or closed in while gambling, stroll over to the Margaritaville Casino. The doors are open to the Strip so it feels roomier and the ventilation is better. The Flamingo has a dedicated seven-story parking garage -- used for both valet and self-parking. On busy weekends it can fill up. When this happens, valet parking may be restricted to registered guests and Total Rewards club membersThere is valet and self-parking. Rates vary, so click here for details.alert:**Heads up folks, Flamingo has ongoing construction from 6am - 10pm nightly in some areas of the resort. Speak with a member of the front desk for details.**