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Bally's vs. Flamingo? Help please!

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Bally's vs. Flamingo? Help please!

Hi, this will be our first trip to Vegas (end of March) and for the price we can afford while still being in a decent location with a decent hotel, we've narrowed our choices down to Flamingo or Bally's.

Can anyone who may have stayed at both let me know which you'd recommend over the other?

Any advice appreciated! Thanks!

Sherry

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1. Re: Bally's vs. Flamingo? Help please!

Hi, I haven't stayed at either. However, just returned. Walked through Flamingo. No smoke. Centerally located. Monorail may be working by then and there is a stop here. Also there is a tram to other nearby hotel can't remember which. Home to comedy "Second City", where many on Saturday night livers got their start. Seemed clean. Have live flamingo's and penguins. Can watch penguins feed twice a day and a little information about them. Neat waterfall backdrop outside in back where you can take a picture. Have fun!

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2. Re: Bally's vs. Flamingo? Help please!

Most definitely Bally's!

Its connected to the Paris so its like staying at two hotels for the price of one. Rooms, especially in the N. Tower are much, much bigger and nicer - the Flamingo rooms are in sore need of renovations. Better dining options - the buffet at Bally's is much better than that Flamingo. And finally, the airport check-in makes things SO much more convenient. The Flamingo does have a nicer pool area, though.

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3. Re: Bally's vs. Flamingo? Help please!

Bally's hands-down! Both hotels are owned by Caesars (they own Paris too) and Ballys is definitely up a notch in the family ladder over Flamingo. The Paris connection is big plus. I stayed at Ballys last summer, will do so again this summer. Enjoy your stay and be sure to walk through Flamingo at least once -- it's practically next door -- and you'll know exactly why Bally's get the nod.

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4. Re: Bally's vs. Flamingo? Help please!

P.S. Ballys has a monorail station, too, if the darn thing is ever operational again.

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5. Re: Bally's vs. Flamingo? Help please!

P.P.S. Ballys is definitely the nicer hotel, but if you're looking for a livelier under-30s party scene, Flamingo gets the nod.

That's all I have to say on the subject, I promise.

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6. Re: Bally's vs. Flamingo? Help please!

I have stayed at both, hands down, Bally's is the nicer, cleaner hotel. Stayed at Flamingo last August, really the room was borderline gross, just kind of dirty. Bally's rooms are among the largest on the strip (as far as standard rooms go), it is connected to Paris, the buffet is good and affordable, it has a walkway leading across the street to Bellagio. You just can't beat the location for the price. Flamingo's pool may be nicer, but I was shocked at how many kids were there, just a ton. (not sure if the pools are open in March). Hope this helps.

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7. Re: Bally's vs. Flamingo? Help please!

I have stayed at both, and they both have good points. Bally's has better restaurants, and is easier to get in and out of. Flamingo casino is much more livelier, younger more fun crowd. I think I like Bally's better because it is attached to Paris, nice little eating places along the route to Paris. Definately have lunch at Mon Ami Gambi and ask for a patio table, and do Sunday brunch at the Paris Buffet.(p.s. all three have pretty tight slots!)

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9. Re: Bally's vs. Flamingo? Help please!

Can't comment on either, but just came back from a 5 day stay at the Aladdin. Centrally located, beautiful accomodations, ice cold A/C, great water pressure, comfy beds, housekeeping and concierges are #1. Spice Market Buffet was incredible. All in all fantastic hotel. Don't know what your budget is but through America West vacation packages, we paid $1235 for hotel and airfare and got a free upgrade to a mini suite overlooking the Bellagio fountains. Huge soaking tub, his and her closets, foyer, desk with PC and a 27" TV in both the bathroom and the bedroom.

Have a blast and if you can go see "KA", by Cirque du Soleil at the MGM hotel. We walked out just saying "WOW!!!"

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10. Re: Bally's vs. Flamingo? Help please!

I've stayed at ballys three times and love it. The rooms are really big and they remodeled the casino. The flamingo in my opinion is old and dated. Lots of mirrors on the ceiling kind of stuff. Plus Paris is right next door with a tunnel connecting both hotels. Paris has a great buffet(lunch and dinner are the same thing but lunch is about 10.00 cheaper). I think Ballys is cheaper in rooms anyway.