To see what $45 got us, check out the video below (apologies for the music, it's the radio, honest). To book the deal, click here for stays before June 30.
Without the Advertecture, The Flamingo Has Killer Vegas Views
We're understanding souls here at HotelChatter. We get that times are tough, and we're not averse to hotels indulging in a little advertising if it means cheaper room rates. But when the hotel coining it in affects the view we've paid for, we're not happy. Which is why, last time we stayed at the Flamingo in Vegas, we were sad to have our premium Strip view obscured by a wrap containing Donny and Marie Osmond and their respective grins.
So you'll be delighted to know that, right now, the gauze is gone and the killer views are intact. When we shacked up at the Flamingo at the weekend, the wrap was down (they took it off for Donny and Marie's Christmas hiatus, replaced it with an ad for H&M, and that's now been taken down) and the views were nothing short of spectacular. We had glorious vistas of the Strip, Caesars Palace and, to the far west, Red Rock Canyon national park.
The bad news? The Donny and Marie wrap is coming back imminently, though staff aren't sure exactly when. The good? Right now, you can score an absolute bargain. We got our sexy upgraded GO room for a mere $45 on a Thursday thanks to an ongoing sale, and, thanks to our winning chat with the guy at check in, were upgraded to the premium view room, which technically should have cost an extra $40.
No, the bathroom hadn't been thoroughly cleaned, and no, housekeeping didn't attend to the situation, despite our calling for assistance. And yes, we even discovered a bit of blood on a bath towel. And no, the batteries had died on the big TV and the bathroom mirror TV. But you know what? The room was so nice
(and we were drunk) that we weren't actually that annoyed. Also, when we complained again on check out, they gave us a free buffet for two. And nothing appeases our hangover like four plates of free carbs.