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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. Jeff Civillico is featured in a wacky comedy/juggling show in the afternoon. 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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3 / 5
3 / 5
Customer service 
2 / 5
2 / 5
Accuracy of VEGAS.com's Description 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Room Quality 
2 / 5
2 / 5
Casino 
3 / 5
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Hotel Location 
4 / 5
4 / 5
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Overall amenities 
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fromVictoria BC
Age:55 to 64
Gender:Female
Travel Purpose:Vacation/Pleasure
Travel Companions:Significant other
Purchase Frequency:Once every few years
Star Rating Accuracy:Perfect
Gambler:Yes
Game:Blackjack
Yes, I recommend this product.
You get what you pay for
PostedFebruary 15, 2016
Room seemed nice enough, good size, bed comfortable. Bathroom old !!! looked and felt dirty (probably clean but, missing caulking behind sink, grimy corners of floor, bathtub needs reglazing.....I wouldn't have a bath in it but fine for a shower. Too much smoke in casino, needs better ventilation for the non-smokers comfort too. Drinks were good, staff in casino friendly and helpful. More of a "middle-of-the-road" hotel. Not somewhere I would stay again but know lots of younger adults who love it. Location is very good! Easy walk either way of the strip.
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Admit it. There's just something glamorous about staying at hotels -- well, certain hotels. And in the Entertainment Capital of the World, none is more revered for luxury and unsurpassed service than Wynn Las Vegas.From the moment you arrive and check in, it's like you've entered an exclusive place and gained "status"...the kind normally reserved for stars, Fortune 500 executives and famous personalities. Maybe you already are one? If not, no worries, because you will be here.As we were saying, Wynn Las Vegas is counted among the finest hotels in the world. It was built and is managed by casino mogul Steve Wynn -- hence the name. And this man knows everything about the world of hospitality, including how to provide one-of-a-kind experiences that are sure to exceed your expectations.You'll easily spot Wynn Las Vegas (and its sister property Encore) in the cityscape. Located just north of the heart of the Las Vegas Strip and across from the popular Fashion Show mall, they look like two towering bronze palaces. Throughout both properties you'll discover a unique fusion of modern architecture and interior design with nature.For example, at the front of Wynn Las Vegas there's a gigantic mountain and behind it sits the magical Lake of Dreams, which features a free nightly light, music and multimedia show. (Don't be surprised if a giant animatronic frog suddenly appears and sings to you.)Situated near the lobby is a breathtakingly beautiful indoor atrium, where skylights create a warm, luminous atmosphere and flowers abound. (Check out two incredible floral installations of a carousel and a hot air balloon here.) Lagoons, waterfalls and terraced landscapes add to the tranquil environment. Plus, there's an 18-hole golf course designed by world-famous architect Tom Fazio and Wynn himself behind the resort that boasts waterfalls, streams and a forest of trees.It won't surprise you that entertainment at Wynn Las Vegas is above par. The featured production is "Le Rêve - The Dream," a sublime aquatic creation staged in a theater-in-the-round. In addition to jaw-dropping aerial acrobatics, feats that celebrate the strength of the human body and spectacularly choreographed dancing, this show utilizes unique props and special effects (imagine a 47-foot-long rain curtain descending from the ceiling). "Steve Wynn's ShowStoppers" plays in the nearby Encore Theater. It contains elaborately staged musical numbers from some of Broadway's most celebrated composers and lyricists performed by a cast of 66 singers, musicians and dancers.Wynn Las Vegas is also a prime destination for food lovers, thanks to an impressive collection of restaurants helmed by distinguished chefs. Take chef David Walzog. He makes sure Lakeside delivers exceptional fresh seafood, which is served with an incredible view (the restaurant sits beside the Lake of Dreams). Don't miss the nightly oyster happy hour. Walzog is also the mastermind behind SW Steakhouse, a restaurant known for its prime aged steaks and chops. In addition, you can cut into a succulent steak from chef Carlos Guía at The Country Club, which overlooks the 18th hole on the resort's golf course. Bartolotta Ristorante di Mare, led by award-winning chef Paul Bartolotta, is renowned for its so fresh-you-can-smell-the-sea Mediterranean seafood and Italian coastal cuisine while Allegro by chef Enzo Febbrara focuses on more traditionally prepared Italian eats. Chef Billy DeMarco has put together a menu of small plates paired with artisanal draught beers and an inspiring wine list in La Cave. Mizumi by chef Devin Hashimoto and Wing Lei by chef Ming Yu remain steadfastly at the top of numerous "best" lists in Vegas for Japanese and Chinese cuisines, respectively. Capturing a sense of tradition with incomparable settings like a koi pond and a garden with a gleaming golden dragon, both restaurants will stimulate your palate and your mind.?For a more casual dining experience, The Buffet has 15 live-action cooking stations (we love the freshly grilled sausages and homemade gelato), and Zoozacrackers serves New York-style deli food. Or dig into Cantonese noodle dishes, dim sum and Hong Kong-style barbecue at Red 8 Asian Bistro.Something that sets dining at Wynn Las Vegas apart from other hotels in Vegas is that every restaurant on the property has created special vegan and vegetarian menus -- so there will be something for everyone to eat no matter where you go.After a fine meal, the resort's nightlife venues only heighten your pleasure factor. Tryst, with its secluded lagoon and big dance floor, looks out at a cascading 90-foot waterfall. Alternatively, the classically elegant bars Parasol Up and Parasol Down by the Lake of Dreams provide a superb view for sipping cocktails.During the day soak up the sun at the gorgeously landscaped outdoor pool complex. There are two main pools, private cabanas, table games and a terrace.In The Spa at Wynn you'll have the opportunity to be pampered like a star with the Red Carpet Treatment. You'll also enjoy cutting-edge services as well as custom massages designed especially for your needs.Nowhere else but at Wynn Las Vegas can you shop and leave the hotel with Manolo Blahniks and a brand new Ferrari. The Wynn Esplanade offers a unique retail environment with designer boutiques including Alexander McQueen, Chanel, Givenchy and Oscar de la Renta. The resort also houses a Penske Wynn Ferrari dealership and showroom.As you can see, Wynn Las Vegas is a whole wide wonderful world unto itself. It can serve as a base to explore Sin City's iconic sights and attractions, but you'll be perfectly content just to hang out here in a place where you can dine, imbibe, shop, swim, party and be pampered like nowhere else.And, of course, it doesn't matter who you are -- if you stay at Wynn Las Vegas, you're someone important.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Customer service 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Accuracy of VEGAS.com's Description 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Room Quality 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Casino 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Hotel Location 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Pool 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Room Location 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Overall amenities 
4 / 5
4 / 5
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fromVictoria BC
Age:55 to 64
Gender:Female
Travel Purpose:Vacation/Pleasure
Travel Companions:Significant other
Purchase Frequency:Less than once every few years
Star Rating Accuracy:Perfect
Gambler:Yes
Game:Blackjack
Yes, I recommend this product.
Very happy with hotel and room
PostedMay 3, 2014
When we arrived and checked in we asked about upgrades. For $30 /night more we were moved from the 10th floor to the 51st floor; views were stunning, we faced the city. Wall to wall, floor to ceiling windows, the suite was 600sq ft. huge, luxurious, great pricing for the average traveller. Friends travelling with us upgraded to the 53rd floor overlooking the golf course and loved it. Only down side, I needed to shop more, everyone there was dressed to impress.....a lot of "bling", I felt very under dressed. The resort attracts the "young and beautiful" lol. We had a wonderful time!
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Admit it. There's just something glamorous about staying at hotels -- well, certain hotels. And in the Entertainment Capital of the World, none is more revered for luxury and unsurpassed service than Wynn Las Vegas.From the moment you arrive and check in, it's like you've entered an exclusive place and gained "status"...the kind normally reserved for stars, Fortune 500 executives and famous personalities. Maybe you already are one? If not, no worries, because you will be here.As we were saying, Wynn Las Vegas is counted among the finest hotels in the world. It was built and is managed by casino mogul Steve Wynn -- hence the name. And this man knows everything about the world of hospitality, including how to provide one-of-a-kind experiences that are sure to exceed your expectations.You'll easily spot Wynn Las Vegas (and its sister property Encore) in the cityscape. Located just north of the heart of the Las Vegas Strip and across from the popular Fashion Show mall, they look like two towering bronze palaces. Throughout both properties you'll discover a unique fusion of modern architecture and interior design with nature.For example, at the front of Wynn Las Vegas there's a gigantic mountain and behind it sits the magical Lake of Dreams, which features a free nightly light, music and multimedia show. (Don't be surprised if a giant animatronic frog suddenly appears and sings to you.)Situated near the lobby is a breathtakingly beautiful indoor atrium, where skylights create a warm, luminous atmosphere and flowers abound. (Check out two incredible floral installations of a carousel and a hot air balloon here.) Lagoons, waterfalls and terraced landscapes add to the tranquil environment. Plus, there's an 18-hole golf course designed by world-famous architect Tom Fazio and Wynn himself behind the resort that boasts waterfalls, streams and a forest of trees.It won't surprise you that entertainment at Wynn Las Vegas is above par. The featured production is "Le Rêve - The Dream," a sublime aquatic creation staged in a theater-in-the-round. In addition to jaw-dropping aerial acrobatics, feats that celebrate the strength of the human body and spectacularly choreographed dancing, this show utilizes unique props and special effects (imagine a 47-foot-long rain curtain descending from the ceiling). "Steve Wynn's ShowStoppers" plays in the nearby Encore Theater. It contains elaborately staged musical numbers from some of Broadway's most celebrated composers and lyricists performed by a cast of 66 singers, musicians and dancers.Wynn Las Vegas is also a prime destination for food lovers, thanks to an impressive collection of restaurants helmed by distinguished chefs. Take chef David Walzog. He makes sure Lakeside delivers exceptional fresh seafood, which is served with an incredible view (the restaurant sits beside the Lake of Dreams). Don't miss the nightly oyster happy hour. Walzog is also the mastermind behind SW Steakhouse, a restaurant known for its prime aged steaks and chops. In addition, you can cut into a succulent steak from chef Carlos Guía at The Country Club, which overlooks the 18th hole on the resort's golf course. Bartolotta Ristorante di Mare, led by award-winning chef Paul Bartolotta, is renowned for its so fresh-you-can-smell-the-sea Mediterranean seafood and Italian coastal cuisine while Allegro by chef Enzo Febbrara focuses on more traditionally prepared Italian eats. Chef Billy DeMarco has put together a menu of small plates paired with artisanal draught beers and an inspiring wine list in La Cave. Mizumi by chef Devin Hashimoto and Wing Lei by chef Ming Yu remain steadfastly at the top of numerous "best" lists in Vegas for Japanese and Chinese cuisines, respectively. Capturing a sense of tradition with incomparable settings like a koi pond and a garden with a gleaming golden dragon, both restaurants will stimulate your palate and your mind.?For a more casual dining experience, The Buffet has 15 live-action cooking stations (we love the freshly grilled sausages and homemade gelato), and Zoozacrackers serves New York-style deli food. Or dig into Cantonese noodle dishes, dim sum and Hong Kong-style barbecue at Red 8 Asian Bistro.Something that sets dining at Wynn Las Vegas apart from other hotels in Vegas is that every restaurant on the property has created special vegan and vegetarian menus -- so there will be something for everyone to eat no matter where you go.After a fine meal, the resort's nightlife venues only heighten your pleasure factor. Tryst, with its secluded lagoon and big dance floor, looks out at a cascading 90-foot waterfall. Alternatively, the classically elegant bars Parasol Up and Parasol Down by the Lake of Dreams provide a superb view for sipping cocktails.During the day soak up the sun at the gorgeously landscaped outdoor pool complex. There are two main pools, private cabanas, table games and a terrace.In The Spa at Wynn you'll have the opportunity to be pampered like a star with the Red Carpet Treatment. You'll also enjoy cutting-edge services as well as custom massages designed especially for your needs.Nowhere else but at Wynn Las Vegas can you shop and leave the hotel with Manolo Blahniks and a brand new Ferrari. The Wynn Esplanade offers a unique retail environment with designer boutiques including Alexander McQueen, Chanel, Givenchy and Oscar de la Renta. The resort also houses a Penske Wynn Ferrari dealership and showroom.As you can see, Wynn Las Vegas is a whole wide wonderful world unto itself. It can serve as a base to explore Sin City's iconic sights and attractions, but you'll be perfectly content just to hang out here in a place where you can dine, imbibe, shop, swim, party and be pampered like nowhere else.And, of course, it doesn't matter who you are -- if you stay at Wynn Las Vegas, you're someone important.
 

How much is it to play your golf course if I stay there?

We didn't golf although we thought about it. It's about $500 for 18holes but does not include cost of cart, caddy, clubs (if you didn't bring your own).....
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