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Inside the Flamingo's GO Rooms

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January 29, 2009 at 12:13 PM | by | Comment (1)

Do you like the smell of coconut tanning spray? Do you love the color pink? Do you love wireless internet access and flat-screen TVs in your hotel rooms? If you're like us and you answered yes to all of those questions, then the renovated GO rooms inside The Flamingo are made just for you.

We have no idea what's gotten into us on this trip. Yes, we've cruised the Flamingo before and even once spent an entire day by its pool people-watching drunk people. But we never wanted to spend the night here. Until now. You could blame it on the coconut scent that wafts through the casino or on Donny and Marie. But it's really because of the hotel's new renovated GO rooms.

These are happy rooms with bright pink borders, bright white beds and furnishings and a happy-go-lucky tech vibe. Ok, that last sentence doesn't quite make sense but the high-tech offerings in-room--WiFi, flat-screen, DVD player, iPod dock, curtain controls--are incorporated into the room much like they would in your daily life. Meaning it's no big deal.

But just in case you need some tech assistance, the DVD player which also serves as an iPod hookup and a CD player, has a list of instructions to help you out. Same with the internet. It's an annoying $13.99 a day charge, but you have both WiFi and wireless capability.

Our favorite tech moment happened in the bathroom. We took a bath and watched Seinfeld as it played on the TV in the mirror. Amazing.

The room also has several standard hotel amenities that travelers tend to look for like a hot water and coffee maker, bath slippers and robes, an in-room safe and a small cubed refrigerator.

But again, the GO rooms go a little further in the bath. The toiletries are from Gilchrist and Soames and they come in a clear cosmetic case. Why would you need a case for hotel toiletries? That's because it includes mouth wash, bath salts, bath gel, body lotion, shampoo, conditioner, lip balm, soap and a vanity pack. Heaven.

Topping it all off is the view. Since our room was on the very top floor, we got amazing views of the strip. In short, the GO rooms are a hit. They might just be our new favorites in Las Vegas.

We booked our room through Expedia for $91 a night including taxes.

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You weren't kidding about the white and pink. I like the neat little toiletry bag best. That bed is so white it makes me want to get it dirty.

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