Monte Carlo or Flamingo in Las Vegas?

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Aug 5th, 2006, 01:16 PM
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Hilary, Call the hotel and tell them you forgot to ask for non-smoking, they will amend your reservation for you.

By the way, non-smoking is NOT guaranteed in any hotel - it is "requested" and often "granted" but never guaranteed unless the entire hotel is non-smoking (and there are none like that in Vegas).
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Aug 5th, 2006, 04:11 PM
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They always give me a non-smoking room when I visit Las Vegas. Perhaps it is because I radiate wholesomeness and light, but I doubt it.

I don't know about the Flamingo, but I am confident Monte Carlo or Bally's would honor your request for a non-smoking room.

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Aug 5th, 2006, 04:42 PM
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I think when you get there and see how central the location is and how easy it is to walk to other casinos, you will be very happy w/your choice. Have fun!!

PS--The George Wallace show that is right in the hotel is really funny. I highly recommend it.
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Aug 8th, 2006, 11:07 AM
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Flamingo! Enjoyed your visit!
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Aug 9th, 2006, 09:50 AM
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You'll be happy with your Flamingo choice. I have been going to LAS for years, and most times stay there. It's just the most convenient for walking up and down the strip. The pool is perfect too.
Most recently, we stayed at TI (Treasure Island - new image). It was great too. It's close to the street, so you don't have to walk a mile to just get to the strip. It's next to Mirage and easy to get to Ceasar's, and across from Wynn. The Flamingo rate was outrageous this last time, so we found a better rate at TI and liked it. Would stay again.
It was January, so I'm not sure about the pool.
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Sep 3rd, 2006, 05:15 PM
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Hilary - The Flamingo is a good choice. It was the first hotel we stayed at in Vegas many years ago. We have a time share now at the Grand Vacation Club right across the Flamingo pool area, but we still sometimes stay at the Flamingo when they have good offers. The wildlife habitat is very nice & the Paradise Garden Buffet is good and has the loveliest view of the wildlife area. The penguins have moved to a zoo very recently, but the pink flamingos, cranes, ducks, and beautiful koi in the ponds are still there. You might ask for a room on the Flamingo Road side, upper floor, toward the front (the strip). They have a view of the Bellagio fountains. I don't think the actual "strip view" rooms are that great. The view from the rooms overlooking the pool area is very nice. Just don't get too low a room, or you'll be looking at the roof of the buffet or the restaurants. Wait for a higher room if you have a choice at check in. NB - look for the Flamingo check in desk at the airport. It's in a room along the "front" wall of the baggage claim area, to the right of the escalators you go down to get to baggage claim. It can be much easier to check in there, if there are rooms available. IE, if you arrive early in the day, they may not be able to assign you a room. If so, go to the hotel, store your bags, and check back periodically. Have a great time!
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Sep 4th, 2006, 04:15 PM
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I'm sorry to hear the penguins have been relocated. Will greatly miss seeing them on return visits. Braunsky do you know if there was some reason for this, i.e. their health, comfort or some such thing? It seems they had quite a nice habitat there with plenty of room and a nice pond to swim in.
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Sep 14th, 2006, 02:28 PM
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Giovanna - sorry it took me so long to reply. I've missed this thread recently. I don't know. They did have a nice area, and the keeper/care giver assured me they didn't seem to mind the music or the lights at night. I suspect cost was the issue, since the change came after Harrah's took over. Or the penguins may have required the care of an employee with specific qualifications who moved to a zoo.
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