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Flamingo or Rio? Same price. Which one, please?

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Flamingo or Rio? Same price. Which one, please?

We're coming to Vegas in October and the Southwest package we plan to buy has both at about the same price - $613 from Buffalo for 5 nights and flight.There will be 6 of us, two Vegas vets and 4 relative newbies. Any advice?

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1. Re: Flamingo or Rio? Same price. Which one, please?

I would personally choose Rio as I like the place a lot but the fact that there are newbies in your party answers the question. They need to stay on the Strip for the best possible experience so I would suggest Flamingo for you guys. Look at upgrading to GO Rooms if your budget allows it.

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2. Re: Flamingo or Rio? Same price. Which one, please?

Since you have some newbies, I would go for the Flamingo due to the location and because there are alot of dining options of all levels nearby. Foodcourt in Flamingo, Margaritaville (loaded coronas anyone?), Caesars across the street, Bills next door etc etc.

If you were more concerned with room size and had all veterans with you I would say try out the Rio.

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3. Re: Flamingo or Rio? Same price. Which one, please?

Flamingo

Perfect location right in the heart of the strip

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4. Re: Flamingo or Rio? Same price. Which one, please?

The Rio is all suites, so there is alot more elbow room. You can take the free shuttle bus to either Paris or Harrahs. The Gold Coast is right across the street & it also has a shuttle that goes to the strip or The Orleans.

Also The Palms is just a little down the street from the Gold Coast.

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5. Re: Flamingo or Rio? Same price. Which one, please?

My vote is for the Flamingo. We stayed at the Rio last year, place just seemed old and tired and being off strip doesn't help. Although the Flamingo needs some updating, your newbies will love being where all the action is. Also, since you are flying out of Buffalo, have you tried booking the hotel and flight separately? I find the rates are much cheaper that way, at least from Buffalo.

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6. Re: Flamingo or Rio? Same price. Which one, please?

I am not a Rio fan, but really enjoyed Flamingo.

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7. Re: Flamingo or Rio? Same price. Which one, please?

For me, it would be a very easy choice for the Flamingo. Location is key for "relative newbies."

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8. Re: Flamingo or Rio? Same price. Which one, please?

Flamingo.

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9. Re: Flamingo or Rio? Same price. Which one, please?

Easy choice...Flamingo. The "free shuttle" is a pain in the butt. Location, location. location. ;)

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10. Re: Flamingo or Rio? Same price. Which one, please?

flamingo but only in the go rooms, the standard rooms there have some serious age, rio is just too far from the strip for anyone new to vegas. i would vote for harrahs or bills if your on a lower budget, or planet hollywood