Flamingo Resort (Closed Permanently)

66% love it
GayCities Members report that Flamingo Resort has closed
Gay hotel/club complex
What was once a rundown hotel has been transformed into a fun "gay resort." Rooms are standard. Relax at the pool, enjoy a meal in the restaurant, or have fun at any of the 6 themed bars.


    • toledokid
      toledokid Over a year ago
      Hates it

      Permanently Closed
      Being torn down and replaced with Condos.

    • blazingbear1
      blazingbear1 Over a year ago

      having recently moved to the St Petersburg area I was looking for a fun place that might have a Sunday tea dance. I was anxious to try The Flamingo but left extremely disappointed. This place is really trashy and should be leveled and rebuilt. The street view shows a very old and dated motel facade. I was hoping there would be something appealing on the other side but this place is really sad. really loud techno music blaring in the pool area and although there were a few people actually in the pool it was actually the only redeeming attribute to the entire place. I ordered a draft beer and it was $5.25. Rip-off! Since I was by myself, I decided to take a seat and watch the crowd from a table around the pool. I was not able to sit back plastic chairs or they would collapse. (I'm not overweight!) Everything was old and worn out including many of the patrons..I Having moved from a city without a significant gay culture I was very much looking forward to finding one here..MAJOR DISSAPOINTMENT! A city as beautiful as St Pete deserves much better!

    • Chaud003
      Chaud003 Over a year ago
      Loves it

      fun Sunday t-dance
      Go there for the Sunday t-dance. Nice pool, upbeat atmosphere, good Sunday drink specials. If you have too much to drink that afternoon, get a room there. Rest of week doesn't have the same energy and vibe, and not as many people there. Always a crowd for The Sunday t-dance

    • hamiltonfvi
      hamiltonfvi Over a year ago
      Loves it

      A very nice place with the whole Package
      If after (or before) hitting the beach you want to refresh yourself with a few nice drinks, then this is the place you wanna go, there is not entry fee and also no fee per parking, the place is huge and is not far from the South coast of St. Pete where the gays beaches usually are. Inside you'll find a couple of dancing clubs, few bars, hot-dog cars, clothing-sex stores, good music always, good vibes everywhere, a large swimming pool, several kiosks that sell food and alcohol, a store that will give you counseling about STDs, free lub and condoms. The place is practically open always.

    • Gaytravelers
      Gaytravelers Over a year ago
      Loves it

      We are right now staying here. We really didn't know what to expect since the last time we stayed at a gay resort in St. Petersburg was several years ago at the Suncoast which was a total mess. Now for our review of the new Flamingo Resort..... Driving into the Resort from the street, it was nice, clean, very NICE. The lobby was very Floridian and the deskclerk, Tim was very professional,courteous and friendly. Our room was very clean and nice. The pool area was extremely well kept and the landscaping was good. They have a couple of bars, the outside pool bar and the inside bar was is very upscale. Our favorite bartender (and everyone else's) was Joey who is one of the finest and most professional bartenders that we have ever had. He KNOWS how to be a bartender. Their restaurant is also very nice. The Tampa Bay/St. Petersburg area has needed a gay resort like this for a long time. For those not wanting to go to Ft. Lauderdale/South Beach, this is wonderful. We know it will only get better and better. Their owners and staff have done a remarkable job.

    • ken.bellinder
      ken.bellinder Over a year ago
      Loves it

      Great fun great people
      Everyone is friendly from the managers, bartenders, DJ, to the customers. Great fun Great attitudes. Love it.

    • David003
      David003 Over a year ago
      Loves it

      So much fun!
      First time thee and really enjoyed it. Water slide was up, music pumping, guys were hot, and the bartender was great!

    • dcnightcrawler
      dcnightcrawler Over a year ago
      Hates it

      Run Down and No Sexual Energy
      Room smelled like a locker room. No room safe. Door lock worked erratically. Lousy bars with no customers. No fun because the staff tell everybody to go to their rooms or leave at last call. I repeat: NO FUN ! ! !

    • tomandrandy
      tomandrandy Over a year ago
      Hates it

      Is it possible to give less than one star?
      The absolute worst place ever. Loud drunk guests kept us awake until 4:00AM and the music was so loud you could hear your own heart beat. Not only will we never return....we may leave mid trip if we can get a refund for our unused days. In a word, horrible and that is being nice.

    • twodearbornhts
      twodearbornhts Over a year ago
      Hates it

      the worst gay resort I have visited
      I have stayed at many gay resorts and don't expect a 4 star hotel however this place was by far the worst I have experienced. In the famous words of Bette Davis "What a dump!" The rooms are in need of updating! The carpet was filthy and the tub nasty! They have a beautiful pool however no one can use it as it's not heated and therefore very cold...I guess they only expect people to use it in the summer months. The bar tenders were very friendly however we found the GM of the bartenders to be somewhat rude. I would never stay here again. Actually very surprised they are still in operation with the way it is being managed!

    • CapeCod
      CapeCod Over a year ago
      Loves it

      great atmosphere, excellent staff!
      My 1st experience staying there was a fantastic time. The staff was so accommodating from check in to getting my 1st drink at the cabana bar from a very silly and warm hearted bartender Larry. The place is exceptionally clean. They go 24/7 keeping up with it too! I most definitely would return. I wish to thank them all for a memorable stay.

    • hanging
      hanging Over a year ago
      Hates it

      The best place....

    • Monkey0fframp
      Monkey0fframp Over a year ago
      Hates it

      Loud and dirty
      When we pulled up to the lobby, we knew we were in for trouble. The lobby was filled with weird art, printers, junk, and brochures. While we weren't expecting a high end resort, we did expect a little class. We booked a weekend at the Flaming O for a friends birthday, and it happened to coincide with a Leather Event. Our door facing the pool was 10 feet away from the stage for the event, So it was loud, all day long, and night. This definitely was a discount hotel, no remote, no hangers, no iron, and the queen sheets on our king bed didn't fit. The pillows were like bags of Kleenex so we ended up going to Walmart down the street and bought our own. The carpets were filthy. The stairs to the jacuzzi tub were missing tiles. I think the main bar doubles as a restaurant, but there were several food options nearby. The bars on property were well staffed and stocked. The Code bar was especially fun. The owners should definitely watch a couple episodes of "Hotel Impossible" to see how to effectively turn this place into the "fun gay" hotel they are advertising.

    • dange2012
      dange2012 Over a year ago
      Loves it

      holla ppl estoy solo y kisiera conocer a gays y aser amistades o otra cosa ke mas pudiera ser contactenmen....tengo ganas de salil soy nuevo en tampa y no se donde ir kiero divertirme pasarla bien pls contactenmen thank u muuuaaaa

    • RandyPhilly
      RandyPhilly Over a year ago
      Hates it

      May be a big gay resort, but proves that size is not everything!
      Place clearly betrays its origins as a third-tier strip motel. Rooms, while (mostly) clean by a fairly diligent house staff, reveal a "decor' that is inconsistent and wildly dated (have not seen that shade of faux maple on dressers since the fifties, and the look here is decidedly NOT "retro"). Bar on the pool deck does not allow charging to the rooms....loud music to 2:00 AM betrayed our stupid decision to book a pool view room instead of a view of the parking lot. The band played on despite the lack of a crowd. Place seems to be a nice friendly place for locals to hang out (including drunk lesbians going topless poolside), but those folks clearly do not experience the glories of the dated decor, non-working TV remotes, inconsistent information about cable TV choices, clogged tubs, stained carpet and inadequate internet access (I ended up using my mobile hot spot with my cellphone....). as for the "larger environment", the vending machines did not work (a way to encourage buying expensive drinks at the bar?) and we never did find the ice machine.... Next time my bf and I go to SP, we'll explore the world of B and B's...