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Four Points by Sheraton Las Vegas East Flamingo [Master Thread]

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Old Jul 20, 17, 8:56 pm
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Very quick stay - paid with points - As many have mentioned, not the greatest location and the in wall AC unit is a bit loud but hotel staff were very nice and accommodating and for the amount of points I'd stay again if needed.
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Old Aug 12, 17, 11:53 am
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Partly based on input in this thread I confirmed a 2-night award stay in Oct. Reviews elsewhere including on SPG site aren't positive to say the least but have events planned so will be out all day and really need a place to sleep so will hope it offers a basic stay. 3K SPG per night is a good value.
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Old Sep 23, 17, 4:51 am
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Looks like its been recategorised - now 7000 points/night instead of 3000/4000

I have 2 nights booked at 3000 points//night that I don't really need but I hate the idea of missing out on a bargain no matter how useless it might be.
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Old Sep 23, 17, 3:14 pm
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Originally Posted by 3544quebec View Post
Looks like its been recategorised - now 7000 points/night instead of 3000/4000

I have 2 nights booked at 3000 points//night that I don't really need but I hate the idea of missing out on a bargain no matter how useless it might be.
What?!?!?! This is not at all typical behaviour from SPG (or Marriott for that matter).

Of course, this makes perfect sense for Vegas, since weekend rates tend to go up but a Cat. 2 becomes cheaper on points...

I also have a couple of weekends booked that I guess I'll have to stick with.
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Old Sep 23, 17, 5:09 pm
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Originally Posted by 3544quebec View Post
Looks like its been recategorised - now 7000 points/night instead of 3000/4000

I have 2 nights booked at 3000 points//night that I don't really need but I hate the idea of missing out on a bargain no matter how useless it might be.
great hotel even at 7k points. Stayed 3 times and liked the ease of parking and super cheap point rates!!
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Old Sep 24, 17, 8:01 am
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great hotel even at 7k points. Stayed 3 times and liked the ease of parking and super cheap point rates!!
What would be your input on this property?
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Old Sep 24, 17, 10:50 am
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Originally Posted by sm0421 View Post
great hotel even at 7k points. Stayed 3 times and liked the ease of parking and super cheap point rates!!
I'm usually lurking but I don't agree with this statement at all

This hotel is Category 1 or 2 at best.
I've stayed here because it was cheap and I need to farm some stays to maintain platinum when I'm not doing enough SPG but for this hotel to be category 3 it needs a hell of a lot of work.

Chairs have cig burnt holes in almost every room I've been in.
Shower looks like it's been through hell and back at least twice.
Bed is not comfortable...
The hall ways have dirty carpeting and looks like they've not cleaned them since they opened.

IMHO if category 3 its better to stay at the Element instead of this if redeeming points or just pay cash on the strip...
Like... for $50 on the strip you can get an updated room at Ballys or the LINQ, albeit no SPG relations....
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Old Nov 1, 17, 6:15 am
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After a 2-night stay here last weekend came away pleasantly surprised. Sure the location is not ideal but the walk on a warm Oct. Sat. afternoon for me was 25 minutes so doable. Friendly staff overall. Buffet breakfast pretty basic but does the job. I liked the full size shower stall in the bathroom instead of the short little tub/shower combo. The room lacked a mini-fridge and the AC unit is loud but still pretty comfortable and no issues with the Wi-Fi as other have reported.

For 3K it proved great value so glad I gave it a try but may consider other hotel options with the new 7K award level.
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Old Feb 26, 18, 1:39 am
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The Sheraton Four Points Flamingo East wins the award for being the worst stay I have had in over a decade,

Pluses:

Staff was warm, friendly, and tried to help.
There was no resort or parking charge.

Minuses:

Checked-in on the mobile app at 14:30. Arrived at the hotel as scheduled at 17:30. Room not ready. Had to wait another 20-minutes.
Internet is so slow I used my phone as a hotspot. Owner is not paying for anywhere near sufficient bandwidth. I couldn't get pages to load at all.
Thought I was in a handicap room. Shower stall has a three-inch lip and a curtain.
No refrigerator.
Safe was locked shut and unusable.
Left today at 10:00 and came back at 23:30. Room was not serviced.

Will never stay here again. Had a reservation over Memorial Day weekend. Cancelled. Had to use my phone, of course.

I am left with the impression that the owner is incredibly cheap.
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Old Mar 11, 18, 11:19 pm
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According to the SPG 2018 Category changes, this property should now be back down to a Category 2, but it still shows rates at the Category 3 level?

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Old Mar 12, 18, 12:59 am
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Originally Posted by rugerty100 View Post
According to the SPG 2018 Category changes, this property should now be back down to a Category 2, but it still shows rates at the Category 3 level?
Hi rugerty100,

This property is remaining a Category 3.

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Old Mar 12, 18, 6:02 am
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This sure was not rolled out very good this year? Don't really understand how it can be announced so closely to the time frame yet so many corrections/errors after the fact.
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Old Mar 12, 18, 6:29 am
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Originally Posted by Bravada04 View Post
This sure was not rolled out very good this year? Don't really understand how it can be announced so closely to the time frame yet so many corrections/errors after the fact.
I would love to be in the room when award category changes are discussed.

But it seems to me that SPG decides on new award categories, then the hotel finds out and says something along the lines of "no thanks, we don't want so many award nights".

I've mentioned it before... this hotel and its rates don't justify anything more than a 2, but the way Las Vegas rates work (way more expensive at the weekend) means that the hotel would lose a lot of revenue by allowing 3,000 point per night stays at the weekend. I would probably prefer it staying as a Category 3 than playing availability games to avoid standard room availability at the weekend...
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Old Jun 29, 18, 12:35 pm
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I stayed here a few weeks ago and would stay again if I'm being cheap and don't want to stay at the LV Marriott. The free parking and no resort/destination/amenity/whatever-you-want-to-call-it fee are huge pluses, but the staff was also super friendly. My only (minor) "complaint" was that breakfast was nothing to write home about. There was no buffet, but just a server who brought out a plate of eggs, bacon, and toast, juice, etc. Is this normal, or maybe something they do when occupancy is low? I was looking forward to the buffet that was mentioned upthread.
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Old Jun 29, 18, 1:00 pm
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Originally Posted by Saidoh View Post
I stayed here a few weeks ago and would stay again if I'm being cheap and don't want to stay at the LV Marriott. The free parking and no resort/destination/amenity/whatever-you-want-to-call-it fee are huge pluses, but the staff was also super friendly. My only (minor) "complaint" was that breakfast was nothing to write home about. There was no buffet, but just a server who brought out a plate of eggs, bacon, and toast, juice, etc. Is this normal, or maybe something they do when occupancy is low? I was looking forward to the buffet that was mentioned upthread.
The 3 or 4 times I have stayed there over the last 3 years there has always been a buffet and a server who brings out the OJ but under no circumstances (including stranded in the desert with no food for weeks) would I ever have looked forward to this buffet. It has to be the worst that I have ever encountered in the SPG universe speaking as an SPG lifetime platinum. If you got served a plate of freshly cooked eggs, bacon and toast then you dodged a bullet.
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