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More than 50 years ago the Flamingo Las Vegas sat all alone in the desert on the road leading to Las Vegas. Today it's in the heart of all the action on the Las Vegas Strip. That's what we call planning ahead. And besides bragging rights, being the longest-running property in the heart of the Strip has other perks too. For example, awesome attractions have been built around the hotel. As a result of a recent remodeling project, the north entrance of the hotel is now connected to The LINQ Promenade. This retail, dining and entertainment district boasts the 550-foot observation wheel called the High Roller. And not only does the hotel and its surroundings attract an exciting crowd around the clock, when compared to many of the other hotels in the area, The Flamingo's rooms offer comfort and luxury at more affordable prices.The laid-back Flamingo invites all visitors and guests to relax island-style...the desert is kind of like an island, right? Sans the ocean and the coconuts, it's easy to feel like you're in a tropical oasis inside of the Miami-esque resort and here's a bonus...it's always five o'clock in the Maragritaville Casino for all of you who think that 10 a.m. is too early to start drinking. Inspired by singer Jimmy Buffett's island-escapism lyrics, the 15,000-square-foot casino located in the front end of the Flamingo features palm trees, tropical colors, bikini-clad cocktail waitresses, and the shack-style Margaritaville 5 O'Clock Somewhere Bar.Among the themed décor, a friendly poker room is tucked next to the lobby in addition to a race & sports book that makes sure all of the games are the center of attention so you don't miss a beat. Unless of course you become distracted by the sexy party pit on the gaming floor where a sexy pole dancer in a cage hovers above scantily-clad female dealers manning pink felt-covered blackjack tables located next to the open-air entrance near The Cromwell.Conveniently located just steps away from other popular hotels, The Flamingo's location acts like a central hub to partying. But for those resorts that are a bit too far to walk to, there's a Las Vegas Monorail station on the premises, so you'll have access to several other resorts along the Strip.If you're anything like us, you're either wishing you were gambling and drinking breezy booze beverages or eating...and both of those things can be done at the casino's multi-level Margaritaville restaurant, which boasts two patios overlooking the Strip, a huge retail store, and even a dance floor. Raucous sights and sounds are all around this eatery and not only is the place buzzing with Buffett's greatest island tunes, but there are waitresses who slide down from the top of the three-story Volcano Bar and land in a 300-gallon blender of margarita mix. No, you didn't skip a paragraph; you're still reading about Margaritaville, it's a land of its own!However, if you're not quite ready to "...waste away again in Margaritaville" or if you've simply given up looking for that damn salt shaker, there are plenty of other dining options for a relaxing, casual meal at the expansive food court. Or there is always Center Cut Steakhouse and Carlos'n Charlie's restaurant and bar where they are known for overflowing spirits, which often lead to impromptu dancing on the tables and chairs in the restaurant's expansive indoor dining room and an outdoor patio.Once you've eaten enough and properly prepared yourself for the night ahead, the party vibe can be found in the Flamingo Showroom. The musical, brother and sister duo Donny and Marie Osmond host an extravaganza presenting their greatest hits. (Note: Fans can view costumes from their TV stints on "Dancing with the Stars" and Donny's mirrored disco ball trophy in the exhibit cases near the lobby). When Donny and Marie aren't in town, Olivia Newton-John headlines the showroom. You can also catch the celebrity impersonators of "Legends in Concert" in the afternoons so that in the late evening hours, you can stop by the sexy X Showroom, where men will get all hot and bothered by the beautiful dancers in "X Burlesque" while women can get hot and bothered too and/or they can learn the secrets to the cast's sexy moves at XBU - X Burlesque University.Another major attraction at the Flamingo is the Wildlife Habitat. The hotel's grounds are home to pink Chilean flamingos, wood ducks, koi, turtles and other fascinating creatures. While your wandering through the grounds, keep an eye out for a plaque dedicated to Benjamin "Bugsy" Siegel, the mobster who helped launch the Flamingo in 1946. Also amid the 15 acres of lush greenery lie the resort's spectacular pools. The main pools are interconnected and feature lagoon areas, a seasonal waterslide, a meandering river and cascading waterfalls. For a trendy dayclub experience, visitors will want to check out the Go Pool (open during summer only), where the guest DJ gets the party started and keeps it going all day long for guests reveling in chaise lounges, daybeds and VIP cabanas.  Also outside are the enchanting garden and gazebo wedding chapels where you and your honey can tie the knot and start your happily ever after at the hotel's luxurious spa. With a full menu of delicious body treatments, The Spa offers a myriad of services for your pampering pleasure.
 
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Age:55 to 64
Gender:Male
Travel Purpose:Vacation/Pleasure
Travel Companions:Spouse
Purchase Frequency:Once a year
Star Rating Accuracy:Perfect
Gambler:Yes
Game:Blackjack
Yes, I recommend this product.
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PostedOctober 31, 2012
enjoy my trip very much.!!!!can't wait to come out again!!!!!!!!!
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The city of Henderson, with its neighborhood charm and city limits on which not even locals can always agree, is home to some of the more likable properties in the Las Vegas Valley. Among them is the refreshing Sunset Station. This resort, which primarily caters to locals, is also an affordable hotel for leisure, family and business travelers.Perhaps the biggest appeal of Sunset Station is its proximity to shopping, outlying attractions and chocolate -- yes, chocolate. Ethel M Chocolate Factory is just a short drive up Sunset and is full of everything a chocolate lover could imagine, assuming their imagination is pretty chocolate-centric. Galleria at Sunset mall is just across the street featuring a wide variety of stores from department to demented. Just be careful crossing Sunset Road; it’s full of Las Vegas drivers. And Sunset Station also makes for a good base when exploring Lake Mead and Hoover Dam as it’s further east than most properties and has easy access to the 95 (U.S. Highway 95).If you’re more the stay in the hotel type, Sunset Station makes up for its distance from the Strip with a variety of entertainment options like Club Madrid, a state-of-the-art lounge that seats 500 people, or the beautiful outdoor Sunset Amphitheater. Sunset Station also boasts a 13-screen cinema with an IMAX theater, the stylish Strike Zone Bowling Center with 72 lanes and featuring cosmic bowling at night and the Kingpin Lounge (where you can play pool) and an outdoor pool with a hot tub and cabanas.For the little ones, Kids Quest provides a safe, professionally supervised facility for children with indoor play areas, interactive games, quiet zones and a variety of activities. Kids Quest gives the adults the opportunity to indulge in some fine dining or drinks.The Sonoma Cellar Steakhouse is known for both its aged, prime cuts of beef and its modern California cuisine. At Pasta Cucina, you can enjoy old-style Italian classics in a spectacular garden setting. For a casual meal at any time of day, there's the Grand Café. It's easy to find -- just look for the restored Orenstein & Koppel #791 locomotive. And for a fun dining experience with a variety of margaritas, you can't go wrong at Cabo Mexican Restaurant. Plus, guests can indulge in fresh seafood at the hip Oyster Bar. And if the kids are in tow, try the Feast Buffet or the food court.The hotel's artfully designed center bar, called the Gaudi Bar, has a light and airy space with a laid-back vibe. Surrounded by stained glass in interesting curves, you'll feel like you've been transported to one of famed architect Antoni Gaudí's buildings in Spain. There are plenty of other places to sip on cocktails and converse at Sunset Station -- including the Martini Bar, Rosalita's Cantina, the Seville Bar and the Bullfighter's Bar.If you’re looking to be in the center of the excitement, the Strip might be a better bet. But if you’re looking for a great hotel that reminds you Las Vegas, or at least Henderson, is a real city with real people, Sunset Station is a welcome example of how interesting the whole city can be.
 

Do you have a spa?

yes
2 years, 6 months ago
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zorro515
bennington vermont
 
New York - New York, on the south end of the beautiful Las Vegas Strip, is your vacation from your vacation planning. MGM Resorts took all the best things about the Big Apple, chucked all the things that make even New Jersey cringe, and turned the city that never sleeps into the hotel and casino that never disappoints. From the shadow of the half-sized Statue of Liberty, you'll feel like you've reach a new world – one that's admittedly less "lift my lamp beside the golden door" and more "OMG look at all that chocolate!"There are a lot of things we could describe first at NY-NY, but… chocolate. Hershey's Chocolate World is like the heaven a child would create if they had magical powers for a day. Full of Hershey's candy bars, Reese's peanut butter cups and pieces, jumbo-sized Hershey's chocolate and strawberry syrup bottles, an entire wall full of Hershey's Kiss dispensers, an 800-pound replica of the Statue of Liberty carved from Hershey's Milk Chocolate and probably a bunch of blood sugar spikes and/or promises to work off the extra calories at the gym for the next month, this is one spot no chocolate lover can miss. And just inside the casino floor is the Chocolate Bar which is like the heaven that same child would make once they grew up and discovered vodka.But there's a lot more at NY-NY to appreciate than just the chocolate. The Bar at Times Square is a quaint and clever establishment featuring dueling pianos and the type of atmosphere you see in sitcoms set in New York but would probably miss out on if you actually went there. It's the perfect introduction to the Village Street Eateries set into a charming New York style neighborhood setting, as well as the nearby Gallagher's Steakhouse. Several shops like Stupidiotic, Swatch and I Love NYNY as well as eateries like the cool roadside burger stand Shake Shack link right to the promenade on Las Vegas Boulevard. And just next to the shops lies a true NY-NY Las Vegas experience.Nine Fine Irishmen already has an appealing name – who doesn't love an Irish lad? But what really makes this emerald establishment extraordinary is the atmosphere. Like an ode to the Irish heritage of old New York, the building was actually assembled in Ireland and shipped to the United States. So there's a fun fact to reiterate to people over and over after you've had a few too many whiskeys. Featuring classic Irish beers on a tap and a food menu that'll put a swing in your shillelagh, Nine Fine Irishmen is a gorgeous bar with an inviting demeanor and a fascinating history that we don't have time to tell right now.Once you've tossed back a few pints, take a ride on the Big Apple Coaster. Maybe reverse the order on those activities if you want to minimize your chances of throwing up. Zip past hotel room windows and get a view of the Las Vegas Strip that no other roller coaster can match. It's the most fun you can have swinging around the Chrysler building without being Spider-Man.As if that weren't enough to take your breath away, Zumanity by Cirque du Soleil is perhaps the hottest show in town that doesn't involve a strip club and a lie to your wife. The show is an exploration of sexuality through performance, acrobatics, dancing, comedy and all the extreme athleticism you'd expect from Cirque du Soleil. A stream of vignettes, each character embraces their sexual nature and puts on an obviously adult oriented experience full of passion, lust and a whole lot of fun.From the skyline and the towers to the bars and the best shows, New York New York has brought to Las Vegas everything you could want from the Empire City. We may not be able to give you ocean views, but once you see the sun set over the mountains you won't miss the waves. And if you ever do feel nostalgic for that other New York, just stop into one of the bars and have the bartender make you mean Manhattan.
 

Is there in door hot tubs at this hotel?

yes
2 years, 6 months ago
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zorro515
bennington vermont
 
More than 50 years ago the Flamingo Las Vegas sat all alone in the desert on the road leading to Las Vegas. Today it's in the heart of all the action on the Las Vegas Strip. That's what we call planning ahead. And besides bragging rights, being the longest-running property in the heart of the Strip has other perks too. For example, awesome attractions have been built around the hotel. As a result of a recent remodeling project, the north entrance of the hotel is now connected to The LINQ Promenade. This retail, dining and entertainment district boasts the 550-foot observation wheel called the High Roller. And not only does the hotel and its surroundings attract an exciting crowd around the clock, when compared to many of the other hotels in the area, The Flamingo's rooms offer comfort and luxury at more affordable prices.The laid-back Flamingo invites all visitors and guests to relax island-style...the desert is kind of like an island, right? Sans the ocean and the coconuts, it's easy to feel like you're in a tropical oasis inside of the Miami-esque resort and here's a bonus...it's always five o'clock in the Maragritaville Casino for all of you who think that 10 a.m. is too early to start drinking. Inspired by singer Jimmy Buffett's island-escapism lyrics, the 15,000-square-foot casino located in the front end of the Flamingo features palm trees, tropical colors, bikini-clad cocktail waitresses, and the shack-style Margaritaville 5 O'Clock Somewhere Bar.Among the themed décor, a friendly poker room is tucked next to the lobby in addition to a race & sports book that makes sure all of the games are the center of attention so you don't miss a beat. Unless of course you become distracted by the sexy party pit on the gaming floor where a sexy pole dancer in a cage hovers above scantily-clad female dealers manning pink felt-covered blackjack tables located next to the open-air entrance near The Cromwell.Conveniently located just steps away from other popular hotels, The Flamingo's location acts like a central hub to partying. But for those resorts that are a bit too far to walk to, there's a Las Vegas Monorail station on the premises, so you'll have access to several other resorts along the Strip.If you're anything like us, you're either wishing you were gambling and drinking breezy booze beverages or eating...and both of those things can be done at the casino's multi-level Margaritaville restaurant, which boasts two patios overlooking the Strip, a huge retail store, and even a dance floor. Raucous sights and sounds are all around this eatery and not only is the place buzzing with Buffett's greatest island tunes, but there are waitresses who slide down from the top of the three-story Volcano Bar and land in a 300-gallon blender of margarita mix. No, you didn't skip a paragraph; you're still reading about Margaritaville, it's a land of its own!However, if you're not quite ready to "...waste away again in Margaritaville" or if you've simply given up looking for that damn salt shaker, there are plenty of other dining options for a relaxing, casual meal at the expansive food court. Or there is always Center Cut Steakhouse and Carlos'n Charlie's restaurant and bar where they are known for overflowing spirits, which often lead to impromptu dancing on the tables and chairs in the restaurant's expansive indoor dining room and an outdoor patio.Once you've eaten enough and properly prepared yourself for the night ahead, the party vibe can be found in the Flamingo Showroom. The musical, brother and sister duo Donny and Marie Osmond host an extravaganza presenting their greatest hits. (Note: Fans can view costumes from their TV stints on "Dancing with the Stars" and Donny's mirrored disco ball trophy in the exhibit cases near the lobby). When Donny and Marie aren't in town, Olivia Newton-John headlines the showroom. You can also catch the celebrity impersonators of "Legends in Concert" in the afternoons so that in the late evening hours, you can stop by the sexy X Showroom, where men will get all hot and bothered by the beautiful dancers in "X Burlesque" while women can get hot and bothered too and/or they can learn the secrets to the cast's sexy moves at XBU - X Burlesque University.Another major attraction at the Flamingo is the Wildlife Habitat. The hotel's grounds are home to pink Chilean flamingos, wood ducks, koi, turtles and other fascinating creatures. While your wandering through the grounds, keep an eye out for a plaque dedicated to Benjamin "Bugsy" Siegel, the mobster who helped launch the Flamingo in 1946. Also amid the 15 acres of lush greenery lie the resort's spectacular pools. The main pools are interconnected and feature lagoon areas, a seasonal waterslide, a meandering river and cascading waterfalls. For a trendy dayclub experience, visitors will want to check out the Go Pool (open during summer only), where the guest DJ gets the party started and keeps it going all day long for guests reveling in chaise lounges, daybeds and VIP cabanas.  Also outside are the enchanting garden and gazebo wedding chapels where you and your honey can tie the knot and start your happily ever after at the hotel's luxurious spa. With a full menu of delicious body treatments, The Spa offers a myriad of services for your pampering pleasure.
 

Childcare?

Ifyoustayhereistheresomewheresafechildcarefor4yroldsohusbandandIcanenjoyadulttime?
no
2 years, 6 months ago
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zorro515
bennington vermont
 
More than 50 years ago the Flamingo Las Vegas sat all alone in the desert on the road leading to Las Vegas. Today it's in the heart of all the action on the Las Vegas Strip. That's what we call planning ahead. And besides bragging rights, being the longest-running property in the heart of the Strip has other perks too. For example, awesome attractions have been built around the hotel. As a result of a recent remodeling project, the north entrance of the hotel is now connected to The LINQ Promenade. This retail, dining and entertainment district boasts the 550-foot observation wheel called the High Roller. And not only does the hotel and its surroundings attract an exciting crowd around the clock, when compared to many of the other hotels in the area, The Flamingo's rooms offer comfort and luxury at more affordable prices.The laid-back Flamingo invites all visitors and guests to relax island-style...the desert is kind of like an island, right? Sans the ocean and the coconuts, it's easy to feel like you're in a tropical oasis inside of the Miami-esque resort and here's a bonus...it's always five o'clock in the Maragritaville Casino for all of you who think that 10 a.m. is too early to start drinking. Inspired by singer Jimmy Buffett's island-escapism lyrics, the 15,000-square-foot casino located in the front end of the Flamingo features palm trees, tropical colors, bikini-clad cocktail waitresses, and the shack-style Margaritaville 5 O'Clock Somewhere Bar.Among the themed décor, a friendly poker room is tucked next to the lobby in addition to a race & sports book that makes sure all of the games are the center of attention so you don't miss a beat. Unless of course you become distracted by the sexy party pit on the gaming floor where a sexy pole dancer in a cage hovers above scantily-clad female dealers manning pink felt-covered blackjack tables located next to the open-air entrance near The Cromwell.Conveniently located just steps away from other popular hotels, The Flamingo's location acts like a central hub to partying. But for those resorts that are a bit too far to walk to, there's a Las Vegas Monorail station on the premises, so you'll have access to several other resorts along the Strip.If you're anything like us, you're either wishing you were gambling and drinking breezy booze beverages or eating...and both of those things can be done at the casino's multi-level Margaritaville restaurant, which boasts two patios overlooking the Strip, a huge retail store, and even a dance floor. Raucous sights and sounds are all around this eatery and not only is the place buzzing with Buffett's greatest island tunes, but there are waitresses who slide down from the top of the three-story Volcano Bar and land in a 300-gallon blender of margarita mix. No, you didn't skip a paragraph; you're still reading about Margaritaville, it's a land of its own!However, if you're not quite ready to "...waste away again in Margaritaville" or if you've simply given up looking for that damn salt shaker, there are plenty of other dining options for a relaxing, casual meal at the expansive food court. Or there is always Center Cut Steakhouse and Carlos'n Charlie's restaurant and bar where they are known for overflowing spirits, which often lead to impromptu dancing on the tables and chairs in the restaurant's expansive indoor dining room and an outdoor patio.Once you've eaten enough and properly prepared yourself for the night ahead, the party vibe can be found in the Flamingo Showroom. The musical, brother and sister duo Donny and Marie Osmond host an extravaganza presenting their greatest hits. (Note: Fans can view costumes from their TV stints on "Dancing with the Stars" and Donny's mirrored disco ball trophy in the exhibit cases near the lobby). When Donny and Marie aren't in town, Olivia Newton-John headlines the showroom. You can also catch the celebrity impersonators of "Legends in Concert" in the afternoons so that in the late evening hours, you can stop by the sexy X Showroom, where men will get all hot and bothered by the beautiful dancers in "X Burlesque" while women can get hot and bothered too and/or they can learn the secrets to the cast's sexy moves at XBU - X Burlesque University.Another major attraction at the Flamingo is the Wildlife Habitat. The hotel's grounds are home to pink Chilean flamingos, wood ducks, koi, turtles and other fascinating creatures. While your wandering through the grounds, keep an eye out for a plaque dedicated to Benjamin "Bugsy" Siegel, the mobster who helped launch the Flamingo in 1946. Also amid the 15 acres of lush greenery lie the resort's spectacular pools. The main pools are interconnected and feature lagoon areas, a seasonal waterslide, a meandering river and cascading waterfalls. For a trendy dayclub experience, visitors will want to check out the Go Pool (open during summer only), where the guest DJ gets the party started and keeps it going all day long for guests reveling in chaise lounges, daybeds and VIP cabanas.  Also outside are the enchanting garden and gazebo wedding chapels where you and your honey can tie the knot and start your happily ever after at the hotel's luxurious spa. With a full menu of delicious body treatments, The Spa offers a myriad of services for your pampering pleasure.
 

do you have shuttle service to and from the airport?

no
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