Flamingo

215 Reviews
, , AL
81% got a Vegas Hotel Deal
Flamingo Hotel Las Vegas

Flamingo Review Highlights

Recent Hotel Deals & Upgrades

Recent Room Upgrades: 0% 0/1
All Time Upgrades: 81% 162/200

Room Upgrade Reports

cmodicajr
04/01/2007
Tipped:  $20 Upgraded to  Regular  from  Regular 

Was very personable with the clerk while checking in and telling her my name to look up the reservation. When she asked for ID and credit card, I asked about complimentary upgrades while handing her the card with 20 dollars under it; she saw the 20, but said that because it was a 5 night stay she couldn’t upgrade me for no cost. She did say that if it was a shorter stay she would have been able to. In any case, I kept the twenty, and then she attempted to upsell me to the go-rooms, for $25/night for a regular go-room and $40/night for their junior executives (the go-room but with an extra 60 sq ft. or so). Their regular rates for upselling ar $40 and $60 or so, but they were having a hotel-wide promo for people checking in that day, so the tip/being nice and personable didn’t really affect this one.

So… didn’t lose my 20, and the clerk was very polite, so no big loss, but no success either.

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Ryan
03/18/2007
Tipped:  $20 Upgraded to  Same with view  from  Deluxe Room ($50 per night special on internet) 

We’d reserved the room online. I slipped the 20 between driver’s license and credit card, and asked about complimentary upgrades. The front desk person looked at this and was totally wise to what was going on. She asked what kind of upgrade we wanted, and I just said something nice (I highly recommend being specific–if you want something bigger, say so; if you want a nice view, say so). We ended up with the same room as we reserved, but on the 21st floor overlooking the Strip. It was an excellent view, and my girlfriend was happy. Unfortunately, she wasn’t happy about the urine on the floor of the not-to-clean bathroom and I wasn’t happy about the construction in the next room starting at 8 AM each morning we were there.

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Georg
03/11/2007
Tipped:  $20 Upgraded to  Top floor room with View and extra space  from  Standard room 

Checked in at 11 AM. Slipped 20$ between CC and ID. He explained kindly, the Go-Rooms were a 50$ extra per night. But he’d give me a room on the Top floor with a view and some extra space close to the corner. Took it.

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Capt. Comp
02/27/2007
Tipped:  $20 Upgraded to  standard room  from  standard room 

asked for complimentary upgrade to GO room with $20 under credit card but clerk said she was unable to do it without charging $25 extra/night. Kept the $20 and stayed in the basic room.

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Firemanmoe
02/27/2007
Tipped:  $20 Upgraded to  Mini-Suite  from  Standard 

Reserved comped room on mail promo. $20.00 under the credit card and a freindly request for an upgrade scored us a Mini-Suite (2 room)

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DMAN
01/29/2007
Tipped:  $20 Upgraded to  Suite on the 21st floor  from  Standard 

Worked great. Said she would see what she could do.. The $20 vanished and she hooked us up! Rooms arent anything to write home about but had 2 beds and a big living room.. Also got a fruit and cheese platter, had to be her!!

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cl76
12/17/2006
Tipped:  $20 Upgraded to  Standard  from  Standard 

Thought it would work, especially since it was at a dead time. Went through the recommended procedure: slipped a $20 between the CC and ID and asked if there were complimentary upgrades. I thought the receptionist would be cool but she said something like, “Um.. let me see… no, but I can get you a room with a view of Caesars.” So I said, “Oh okay. Thanks.” and took the $20 back.

When she was printing out the paperwork, though, she said, “Complimentary upgrades…” under her breath as if she was a newbie piecing together the $20 dollar bill and my request. Another clue that she was new: she forgot to give me the coupon book that was part of the package so I had to return to the front desk pick it up. I should’ve picked a better receptionist.

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SDub
11/14/2006
Tipped:  $20 Upgraded to  Deluxe Room /w View  from  Standard Room 

This actually works! Checked in Tuesday afternoon at around 3pm, a few people in line. Went to the clerk and made some small talk, using personalization (name, etc) general rapport building. Asked for complimentary upgrade if possible, she replied they were pretty booked since a few conventions were in town, I asked her to see what she could do for me – flashing the $20 under the cc and passing it over. She immediately knew what was up, and then made some calls, and I was upgraded from a standard room on the 9th floor looking at the garage to a 17th floor room with a bellagio fountain strip view. All it took was the $20 and being friendly at the counter. Very happy that I found out about this prior to going to Vegas!

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QuakerPC
07/31/2006
Tipped:  $20 Upgraded to    from  Regular Room 

It failed at the Flamingo Airport checkin.

I had a comped room (which didn’t seem to make a difference) checked in at 9PM and the Check-in lady (Mid 30’s) typed away for a solid 5 minutes after I had flashed the $20 at her. She talked through the different choices (L something, executive rooms, etc etc) and all were full up. Ended up thanking her and kept my 20

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LuckyStrike72
07/10/2006
Tipped:  $20 Upgraded to  Deluxe Room /w View  from  Regular Room 

We stayed at the Flamingo a couple of weeks ago. Tried the $20 trick at the airport check-in. The guy behind the desk eye’s lit up when he saw the $20 under my credit card. I asked if he had any complimentary upgrades available. He looked on his computer for a good 5 minutes and said it was a really busy weekend(World Series of Poker, big fight going on) so I said I would be happy with a nice view. We ended up with a deluxe room towards the top with an awesome view of the strip and Bellagio fountains. Totally worth it in my opinion! Another couple with us, tried the $20 trick at the Bellagio front desk with no luck.

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