Flamingo Inn

★☆☆☆☆
  • 29 Windsor Ave

    Windsor, CT 06095

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  • 860-525-1461

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When you sign in for the weekly rate, you are made to review and sign an additional contract, which fills an entire page. One of the prominent points is that linens will be changed once only per week, and that day is Thursday. Checking in on a Monday, the sheets were not changed until Saturday, only after repeated demands by me. Staying there for 3 weeks, the sheets were changed twice. ( Who knows what happened after I left? I would not be surprised if the next guest slept on my old ones.)
Estimating that there are close to 100 rooms there, they only book people into about 6 of them. Therefore, if there are unruly guests, they are right next to you and you will hear everything that goes on. I was awoken after midnight one evening by the argument next door and the sound of a body slamming against the wall. Thinking that it would eventually abate on its own, I was mistaken - 75 minutes later I told the front desk to give me a different room, put them in a different room or, preferentially, call the police. None of those options were done.
There was one 40 watt bulb installed in the ceiling fixture, with no cover. There was no soap, shampoo or extra toilet paper in the room. There was not a chair in the room. Towels were thread-bare, thus non-absorbent. They were exchanged every day, but 6 out of 10 were stained with black dirt marks, and not usuable.
Heat was a mutipurpose window unit, which was so noisy, that it had to be turned off before retiring. This resulted in the room being so cold by about 0300, even in April, that you were woken by the cold. Requests for an extra blanket were ignored.
The door had obviously been forced several times, as evidenced by the gap all around it. Even with the deadbolt engaged, there was at least a half-inch gap from the door's edge to the casement. To actually use the deadbolt, the gap had to be increased to allow things to line up in the casement.
One evening, upon returning at 1800, the hot water was gone. Front desk stated that I would have to wait no longer than 15 minutes, that it was being repaired. 90 minutes later, after several trips back to the front desk, they were still repeating the same blow-off story. They never offered to give a key to a room in a part of the motel where the water was not effected. They refused to comply when this option was requested, simply repeating the stall. Water problems continued for 3 days, evidently only in the block of rooms which are the only ones ever rented. On the third day, they finally called me when they saw me return for the night and offered the use of a different room, only for the shower, not to move into it. I suppose they considered that a big concession from their side.
There is a resident who states to have been there for over 2 years. She is on SSI disability and not above asking the few registered transient guests for loans and rides. If you are a soft touch, be prepared.

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When you sign in for the weekly rate, you are made to review and sign an additional contract, which fills an entire page. One of the prominent points is that linens will be changed once only per week, and that day is Thursday. Checking in on a Monday, the sheets were not changed until Saturday, only after repeated demands by me. Staying there for 3 weeks, the sheets were changed twice. ( Who knows what happened after I left? I would not be surprised if the next guest slept on my old ones.)
Estimating that there are close to 100 rooms there, they only book people into about 6 of them. Therefore, if there are unruly guests, they are right next to you and you will hear everything that goes on. I was awoken after midnight one evening by the argument next door and the sound of a body slamming against the wall. Thinking that it would eventually abate on its own, I was mistaken - 75 minutes later I told the front desk to give me a different room, put them in a different room or, preferentially, call the police. None of those options were done.
There was one 40 watt bulb installed in the ceiling fixture, with no cover. There was no soap, shampoo or extra toilet paper in the room. There was not a chair in the room. Towels were thread-bare, thus non-absorbent. They were exchanged every day, but 6 out of 10 were stained with black dirt marks, and not usuable.
Heat was a mutipurpose window unit, which was so noisy, that it had to be turned off before retiring. This resulted in the room being so cold by about 0300, even in April, that you were woken by the cold. Requests for an extra blanket were ignored.
The door had obviously been forced several times, as evidenced by the gap all around it. Even with the deadbolt engaged, there was at least a half-inch gap from the door's edge to the casement. To actually use the deadbolt, the gap had to be increased to allow things to line up in the casement.
One evening, upon returning at 1800, the hot water was gone. Front desk stated that I would have to wait no longer than 15 minutes, that it was being repaired. 90 minutes later, after several trips back to the front desk, they were still repeating the same blow-off story. They never offered to give a key to a room in a part of the motel where the water was not effected. They refused to comply when this option was requested, simply repeating the stall. Water problems continued for 3 days, evidently only in the block of rooms which are the only ones ever rented. On the third day, they finally called me when they saw me return for the night and offered the use of a different room, only for the shower, not to move into it. I suppose they considered that a big concession from their side.
There is a resident who states to have been there for over 2 years. She is on SSI disability and not above asking the few registered transient guests for loans and rides. If you are a soft touch, be prepared.

Pros: Good weekly rate

Cons: Traffic noise, filthy linens, reluctant service

 

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