Loved it. My 3rd time in 20 years.
Okay. Hard to see the Flamingo Sign unless you look up. No signs on main street. Hot tub was full of leaves. Service a slow.
Enjoyable! We a stayed years ago and were pleased to find the Flamingo still is a good choice. The restaurant is basic but breakfast was good and convenient. Reminds me of the Arizona Biltmore outside Phoenix with the separate buildings around the pool. We weren't visiting family or traveling for work. We came just to relax and we did!
For a1950's motel ....not bad!
Love this hotel. Will stay here again
We had a nice time. It was hard to get around when you can't walk well. The staff was extremely friendly and helpful. I left my favorite pillow. I called and spoke to housekeeping several times about sending it to me. The last time I called, she was checking with someone, and I have never heard back. I called once again and never heard anything. My neck really misses my pillow. I was in Room 420.
I want to say that I love good hotels and do not mind paying top dollar for top experiences. That said, the way the Flamingo is being run is plain bad business because I would not be willing ever again to spend what I spent at the hotel knowing the experience that awaited me. It feels insulting to pay so much and see an operation that does not care—that concerns itself only with extracting the maximum amount the traffic will bear, without offering value in return. Perhaps because of the demand in Sonoma the business model is to sock it to wave after wave of first-time suckers but I suspect this really has an impact on repeat customers. My scan of Trip Advisor reviews showed I was not alone in my dissatisfaction. I want to add that the problems I describe are not really the fault of the guest-facing staff (as unpleasant as one young woman was, see above) but in fact start at the top. Nothing happens by accident; my sincere impression is that hotel owners/managers are interested solely in extracting as much money as they can from each guest—pretending the Flamingo is a fine, fun, historic hotel—when in fact it is at best a glorified motel. The folks at the top should take a long look at how they're running the place because I suspect guest satisfaction levels are a lot lower than everyone supposes.
The experience was great. It's wonderful location to have a conference.
Blah. Nothing special. Ambiance of hotel is depressing.
We have stayed for many years but would not again. Reservations are never correct, bathrooms are terrible and really a shower curtain on the shower stall. breakfast food is below standard and no real choices for what you charge. Your management doesn't even know that there is remodeling going on!