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“Hot Leather weekend Rocked!”
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Flamingo Resort
Ranked #31 of 42 Hotels in St. Petersburg
Tampa, Florida
Level 3 Contributor
10 reviews
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“Hot Leather weekend Rocked!”
Reviewed 17 July 2014

Totally had a blast last weekend at Flamingo for their 'Hot Leather Weekend.' The Social Area hosted by the Tampa Leather Club was awesome on Friday & Sat. nights and the water maze on Sat. and dunk tank on Sun were a lot of fun. The Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence were there all weekend and dunking them on Sun was a hoot! As always, the tea dance was a blast with an amazing DJ! The staff was friendly and it was also great that they got in the dunk tank for some fun too.

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled with friends
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Lyle C, Guest Relations Manager at Flamingo Resort, responded to this review, 23 July 2014
So glad to hear you had a great time! The dunk tank was a blast, it was something different and we will definitely be bringing it back. We look forward to having you guys back in September!!!
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Gainesville
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 July 2014

A great concept but needs to have more detail to become successful. On July 4, my partner and I decided to spend the weekend at the hotel. We arrived early and the reception told us we can enjoy the pool. Actually, anyone can enjoy the pool without being a guest or paying a day pass - this is a plus. Our room smelled terrible. The keys didn't work. Had to walk twice to the front desk to get new keys. Our room telephone never worked and was never repaired after numerous request. Room carpet was filthy and the room needs a a complete overhaul. Housekeeping forgot to clean our room and at 6 pm had to walk to the reception area to have someone send us towels. We waited 35 minutes to be acknowledged at the restaurant before we got menus. Then it took 40 minutes to get our food. The hotel advertised a BBQ on Saturday July 5th - never happened. We asked several employees and they didn't know anything about the BBQ that was advertised on the website. I will not return nor do I recommend this resort to anyone.

  • Stayed July 2014
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4 Thank Alex19652
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Lyle C, Guest Relations Manager at Flamingo Resort, responded to this review, 23 July 2014
Thank you for voicing your concerns, we value your feed back and are diligently making progress in all fields. We understand our locks are outdated and the keys get demagnetized easily and were working on bringing in all new locks. We are also working on remodeling all of our room and taking out the carpets. We have brought in a new housekeeping team to assure that you are serviced and the rooms stay clean. We are in the process of bringing in a new food and beverage manager who will improve, not only the quality of our food, but also train our serving staff to better serve our guests. We have hired a new marketing manager so mistakes like that won't happen again. We hope you can return in the future to see the improvements we are in the process in making.
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St. Petersburg
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 July 2014

Fun place, Sunday T-dances are always a good time! Food is so-so, nothing great, rooms are a bit sketchy! They are really dated and dirty. Fun place to go for drinks/dancing but I would stay someplace else. Watch your tab/bill though...we are over charged more often than not. They need to get rid of the gross carpet, old TVs and full size beds. Updates updates updates needed if they want to compete with other places and become a full resort and not just a club.

  • Stayed May 2014
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Lyle C, Guest Relations Manager at Flamingo Resort, responded to this review, 23 July 2014
Thank you for your input. We have brought in a new chef that will be expanding our menu and bringing in more desirable food. We are in the process of updating all of our rooms in order to make them more contemporary and also help with the cleanliness. We have also upgraded our POS system which will help streamline our credit card system and eliminate guests from being over charged. These changes will help us become more than just a club but a complete resort.
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St. Petersburg, Florida
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 June 2014

I don't know where to start. Ok, the room, our room was disgusting, blood stains on sheets, walked on carpet and turned souls of my feet black. Carpet had mashed in stains an d debri. Food in drawers from last person and used condoms under bed which got my briefcase filthy from dirt and dust. Felt very unsafe late at night as strangers roaming the halls peeping in rooms. Food was ok but servers acted as if they had better places to be. Bartenders over pour, are rude and worst of all us being in the bar business was stealing right in front of us. Front desk was unorganized and improperly trained to handle guest or situations. We had a stranger open our door and three am and inform us we were in his room after we were in there for two days. Front desk just brushed it off and told us we were suppose to have checked out. Showed my paperwork where we prepaid for 5 days at which point they said so sorry. What kind of Mickey mouse operation is this place. Bathrooms were disgusting and you could not use them without some loser trying to proposition you or leer at you. Vending machines took our money, ice machines didn't work and there were flies n some liquor bottles. Beware of this place.

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  • Stayed June 2014, travelled with friends
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5 Thank Billy H
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Lyle C, Guest Relations Manager at Flamingo Resort, responded to this review, 23 July 2014
We have already began the process of updating all of our rooms. We have also brought in new management that will be able to supervise our housekeeping staff and inspect all rooms before they are rented out. We are in the process of hiring a new food and beverage manager that will supervise our servers and bar staff alleviating the poor service and theft. We are improving all aspects of our resort, including the new vending machines we now have. Please continue to come in and see our progress as we upgrade Flamingo.
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St. Petersburg, FL
Level 1 Contributor
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Reviewed 18 June 2014

I was a regular guest at Flamingo during the last five months of 2010 and all of 2011. Due to some personal issues, I was not able to visit the resort for the last two years and five months. I decided to attend the Wet 'n Wild Tea Dance party this past Sunday and spend the night there. The resort is still beautiful! I was quite pleased when I entered my room, which was poolside. It was very clean and smelled fresh. There was no mold or mildew odor. The two double beds were nicely made with good, clean sheets and bedspreads. The bathroom was very clean and had an ample supply of good towels of all sizes. The carpet was in good shape and was not black from dirt. The ac worked like a charm. Cooled very well. All in all, the room was much the same as the rooms were when I used to go there. The Tea Dance party was a blast!! The music was fantastic as was the pool contest and drag performance. The bartenders were all great and the drinks were flowing. Everyone was having a good time! I had a grilled hamburger from the food tent and it was quite good. Also, the gals at the front desk were extremely friendly and accommodating. It was a fun Sunday afternoon and evening for me!! I will definitely be going there again and highly recommend Flamingo as a place to have fun, meet new friends, and stay for the night!!!!

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled solo
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Lyle C, Guest Relations Manager at Flamingo Resort, responded to this review, 23 July 2014
We are very happy that you enjoyed Flamingo Resort after being away for so long. We hope that you will continue to visit us and see all the new upgrades and improvements that we are in the process of making.
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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 12 June 2014 via mobile

I have to say visiting the flamingo was a awsome time. Larry was the nicest, funnest bartender I have ever seen. He made sure everyone was taken care of at all times. Bartenders like that are hard to come by. He is a keeper. I will be back.

Stayed June 2014, travelled with friends
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1 Thank steve1972-1966
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Lyle C, Guest Relations Manager at Flamingo Resort, responded to this review, 23 July 2014
Larry is a very important part of the Flamingo Team and we appreciate your positive feedback.
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Key West, Florida
Level 4 Contributor
33 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 June 2014

I have been to Flamingo several times for t-dance and had a great time.
I was visiting friends in Tampa and we decided to book a room for Memorial day
weekend. The hotel had a 2 night minimum but we were able to book one night on
orbitz.com. When we arrived she could not find our reservation and finally she said
it was book for May 2015. We had booked the correct day online but the staff at the
hotel had entered the wrong date in their reservation system. After 30 minutes we
were finally checked in. We had pool view room on the second floor. We walked
in and it was exactly as I expected. Nothing had been updated in years. There were
no comforters or blankets on the beds. Just a sheet. There were 2 very thin towels in
the bathroom and the carpet was snagged and dirty. I went to get ice and the one
ice machine was out of ice so I went to the bar and the bartender was happy to fill
the ice bucket. We had friends staying there and their room was pretty much like ours.
It could be a nice place if the owner would just make a few upgrades. We did have a
great time there as always and the $99.00 we spent to stay there was cheaper than
a DUI. Like I said it was what I expected so I was not disappointed. I would stay again
but only for 1 night.

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled with friends
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2 Thank KeyWestRC
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Lyle C, Guest Relations Manager at Flamingo Resort, responded to this review, 23 July 2014
Thank you for the feedback it is very helpful to us. We are in the process in updating all the rooms and removing the carpets as well a updating the property. We hope you will come back and visit us again and enjoy some of the new and exciting changes we are making to the resort.
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Property: Flamingo Resort
Address: 4601 34th St S, St. Petersburg, FL 33711-4552
Region: United States > Florida > St. Petersburg
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#3 Top resorts Hotel in St. Petersburg
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — Flamingo Resort 3*
Number of rooms: 136
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
THE FLAMINGO GLBT RESORT & ENTERTAINMENT COMPLEX. Just minutes from some of the best beaches in America, Flamingo is a must at the top of your list of Gay Travel Destinations. The Flamingo Resort has 130 Hotel Rooms, the Flamingo Grill & Cafe, 9 On-Site Shops, 7 Bars and an 80,000 Gallon Pool. Enjoy Tropical Drinks served at the poolside Cabana or relax inside at Flamingo's Video Bar... or dance the night away at the Flamingo Main Bar Night Club, complete with Live DJ's, Light Shows & The Flamingo Royal Players Cabaret Show! Our goal at the Flamingo Resort is to ensure your complete satisfaction while visiting Florida's Largest Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual & Transgender Resort & Entertainment Complex. We are able to do this by offering Non-Stop Entertainment, Great Food & Drinks, and a fabulous staff that understand our Customers are our number one priority. Our job is to create the atmosphere of your dreams where you can meet new friends, make new memories, and have a fantastic time!! ... more   less 
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Jms Hotel St Petersburg
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