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Green Valley Ranch vs Encore

Discussion in 'Off-Strip Hotels & Casinos' started by earth-3, Oct 6, 2012.

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  1. earth-3

    earth-3 High-Roller

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    There are some very good rates for Green Valley on their web site. I am planning to spend most of my time on my property, to begin with. Which makes more sence, Encore or GVR? I'm more of a green and black chip player, not always black. Would I be a better fit for GVR? Is the ambience so much different, that I should stay at the Encore anyway? In this case, I would probably do more gaming at the TI or Mirage. They are not that far away to walk.
     
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    I honestly don't even see the two properties as being comparable. Encore is a couple of notches higher in every aspect plus you have a much more locals vibe at GVR versus a vacationers vibe at Encore.
     
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    If you stay at GVR, you won't be able to walk outside and go to another casino without driving. I believe they also have a $24.99 resort fee which to me is ridiculous if you plan on paying for your room.

    Why don't you stay where you plan to play? So much easier going up and down an elevator than to get in a car.
     
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    I have not stayed at either property and wanted to experience them both, eventually. Encore does offer the possibility of adjacent casino's, but I visited GVR and thought it was a place I would return too. This may be one of my last trips to Las Vegas and the clock is ticking on my trip there. If it turns out his way, I want to get the most out of this vacation as I can. Although a strong moderate gambler, when I think back about my times in Las Vegas, I remember the casinos; not the play.
     
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    If you don't mind staying off strip, have you considered Red Rock. It's similar to GVR but to me it has a more modern feel.

    I'm sorry that this may be your last trip to LV but whatever you decide, I'm sure you'll have a good time.
     
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    I have been in both the Wynn and the GVR so they are not an unkown to me and I know what to expect. I did think about Red Rock and the M/ but I didn't want to take a chance. I will go with the Encore this time, and if I do get back again, I'll put the other three in the mix as places to stay.
     
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    there is a resort fee at encore as well---
     
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    Unless you get comp'd rooms, then Wynn ore waves the resort fee. I think you've made a goods choice if you think it could be your last trip. For your sake, I hope it's not! Have a great trip!
     
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    So as not to get the wrong idea, I'm not suffering from an illness or anything, its just a question of getting much older. (And being on a fixed income.) When I made my retirement plans, living until you were in your 80's was great. Now 90's and even 100 must be planned for. So you forgo some expenses in order to be prepared for this scenario. You want complete independence in your everyday life. Therefore, gaming and party time are not so much in my foreseeable future, especially with a frugal wife. Cutting back on these two vices makes Las Vegas less of an appealing destination to me. This will be my last solo trip. Since we are both retired, if she would not want to go in the future, I would not want to go without her. Besides, I want my children to have an inheritance that can, and will, affect their future in a very positive/substantial way. That is my legacy to them and my trips to Las Vegas may have to suffer. This trip may have to count a lot more for me.
     
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