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“we will go back not because it was so grteat”
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Flamingo Resort
Ranked #31 of 42 Hotels in St. Petersburg
Englewood, Florida
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“we will go back not because it was so grteat”
Reviewed 30 August 2011

this was the weekend of the key fieasco we had to move to two rooms because some one hooked the machine up wrong. and for 80.00 a night the room was not kleen we staide in i37 and there are cob webs all over the place and i was bit by a spyder. after 2 yrs you would think the cleaning staff would have a better handel on what makes a room kleen. the corners in the bath room looked like they have never been kleened. the lamp on the front table worked good once we dicoverd that the plup they had it in didnt work. all this for only 80 bucks a night wow not the deal of a life time for sure. they have us over a barrel this is the only place of its kind out side of orlando and the east coast, on the gulf coast

Room Tip: the out side rooms are more quite
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  • Stayed August 2011, travelled with friends
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Orlando, Florida
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Reviewed 25 August 2011

In town for a business meeting and stayed with my husband. Sunday tea dance is a blast and we hung around the pool and tiki bar at night. A lot of fun and reasonable to boot.

  • Stayed August 2011, travelled with family
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Maidenhead, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 18 July 2011

The two of us stayed at The Flamingo for two nights mid-week in July 2011.

I guess I have to start by saying it was mid week and so very quiet at both the hotel and the surrounding area. Everyone kept telling us the pace is busy and better at the weekend.

The desk staff were nice enough, but certainly didn't go out of their way to help with any problems. The room was OK but a bit tired. The bed was comfortable enough and we had no trouble sleeping. The bathroom was acceptable but certainly no more. The room kind of felt they'd spent just enough money to get it to an acceptable standard with little thought of adding any style or individuality about the place. Oh, the aircon was very noisy!

The pool area and general communal areas of the hotel needed a really good clean. There were cigarette stubs left beside the pool, and empy plastic cups and glasses were left lying there for the two days we were there. Ashtrays were not emptied and there were bits of rubbish left lying around. I think it had been some time since the grass was cut as well. The pool water iteself was clean enough.

The main indoor bar area was nicely deocrated and was a good place to have a drink. The outdoor "cabana" bar was OK but a bit tired and in need of some decoration.

What made the difference were the bar staff. We had a really fun night with them and if it were not for them I would say don't go to this hotel. These guys rescued this hotel for us. Kurt, Grey and Alan in particular made the difference here.

If you're looking for a stylish, clean, more up market gay hotel, look elsewhere. If you're happy to accept some "rough edges" and can live with the general untidiness, then I think you'd have fun here.

  • Stayed July 2011, travelled as a couple
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7 Thank nevendongrange
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 July 2011

Stayed here after looking at some "ok" reviews online. Big mistake !

The reviews in here that say this complex is clean either work there or have very low expectations .

-Cabana bar ... Good drinks and nice bartenders
-inside bar ... Same
-Pool ... Large and relatively clean, see below
-Staff ... Friendly , but see below

-Absolutely zero room service. We continued to have to ask for tp, towels, etc .
-Maintenance is non-existent . Our tub was semi-clogged the entire time we stayed there. We ended up going to Walmart and got drano.
-Dirty - The entire complex was filthy. All breezways, hallways, and porches needed a good sandblasting. There was black dirt, gum, and stains everywhere.
-Bird feces - The flat roof on one side of the complex attracts seagulls ... Hundreds of them while we were there. They drop feces on the building, on the patio, on umbrellas, on guests (yes,several had to go clean off) , in drinks and in the pool water. Any half-intelligent manager or owner should recognize this as a health and property issue and either use drainage methods on the flat roof or scare-crow tactics that are easy and common in Florida.
Outdoor restaurant - After waiting for 20 minutes for service from two waiters, we gave up and ordered pizza.

Overall, the complex has tons of potential! It's laid out well with friendly staff, Good drinks and bartenders, even a couple of retail slots on premises (that needed updating in appearance and stock). The main drawback is that the manager or owner seems to be asleep at the wheel and not addressing some of the major issues on the property.

Even with that said, we still made the best of it, had a good time, toured the Tampa Bay and St.Petersburg area and even enjoyed our stay at Flamingo. However, unless things change substantially and the owner cleans up his or her act, we could never recommend staying there.

Room Tip: Best rooms are upstairs facing the pool or cabana.
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  • Stayed July 2011, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 23 June 2011

I would come again. Great place to stay: gay or straight. My gf and I stayed for a week and had a
good time. Staff was friendly and helpful. :)

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Property: Flamingo Resort
Address: 4601 34th St S, St. Petersburg, FL 33711-4552
Region: United States > Florida > St. Petersburg
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 (per night): $112 - $171
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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Also Known As:
Flamingo Hotel St. Petersburg
Jms Hotel St Petersburg
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Flamingo Resort St. Petersburg, Florida

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