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Pros and Cons of Wynn

Discussion in 'LV Strip Hotels & Casinos' started by sco5123, Nov 3, 2012.

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  1. sco5123

    sco5123 VIP Whale

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    Reinforcing the positives would be nice but precautions on potential negatives would be very nice as I embark on a (future) journey to Wynn.

    Thanks!
     
  2. BlueSkadoo

    BlueSkadoo VMB Sweetheart

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    Positives:
    Its far enough down the strip to be enough off the beaten path you don't get the same type of stroller crowd traipsing through to look at the flowers.
    Rooms are very comfortable. Almost too comfortable as you could stay in the room and not make it into the casino.
    Nice sized bathrooms, good amenities and you can walk around barefoot in your room.
    Most employees are very friendly and courteous.
    You are safe and the elevators are protected from wanderers.
    Across the street from the mall.

    Negatives:
    Most dining/shopping options on site are pricey.
    The slots are really mixed up by denomination. Be careful when you've had a few you're not playing a much higher slot than you meant to.
    Table limits can be higher.
    You can't walk around barefoot, even late at night, and even if you're a guest. (You know, the girls in the CFMs...)
    There can be a club crowd sometimes that deducts from the posh experience, but seems to be worse in the summer.
     
  3. boboswisher

    boboswisher Low-Roller

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    I've stayed at Wynn or Encore every trip for the last five years and haven't found any downside to it. It's possibly my single favourite building in the world, and I have travelled the world a lot.
     
  4. thecarve

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    LOL. Good stuff boboswisher. I'd say I'm of the same opinion.

    I also think that Wynn/Encore has the best people - by a wide margin - of any Vegas hotel/casino. Everyone is incredibly friendly and helpful and will go out of their way to make you happy. And there isn't a group of dealers in LV that even comes close.

    But there are a few downsides. The most obvious is that everything is pretty pricey. Booze, snacks, meals...most everything will cost a few bucks more there than most places. And the aforementioned club kids do tend to detract from the ambiance from time to time.

    But if it fits your budget, I very much recommend a stay at Wynn or Encore. I don't think you'll regret it. :thumbsup:
     
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  5. Dean Martin

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    I'd have to agree w/ Carve. Food and drink is pricey but that's more and more common in Vegas over the last 10 years. As long as you know it and plan accordingly going in, you'll love it. We seem to average about $200+/day for food and drinks but then we just have coffee in the AM and then get a sandwich out at the pool for our first meal of the day so it's really the evening for us that we spend the most.

    Going this time of year, the ECB is closed so you don't have to put up w/ that crew most every day at about 5-6pm. They all stagger out into the casino drunk and yelling like they're at a frat party and no clue they're in a 5 star hotel but even then, they disperse or "are dispersed" pretty quickly. And the nightclub crowd isn't that bad (to me) at night but then we hit the sack about 11-12PM. My biggest complaint is the few that are still up when we go down for some coffee and playing in the morning about 6am. IMO the reality is, rarely is someone still up at 6am that has been drinking all night unless there are pharmacuticals involved. The combination of drink and drugs makes for some pretty obnoxious people.:rolleyes2: But, if you're not an early riser you'll never see them....they usually clear out or pass out by 7am or so.
     
  6. mdee

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    A beautiful resort, great rooms, nice spa, a well designed casino layout w/good restaurants.
    Wynn is high class all the way! It's one of those places where you could go and never leave.
    Only downside could be price of food and amenities and fewer comps. Also I had a high room
    overlooking the golf course once and I could hear the thumping coming from the nightclub
    below but don't let these things stop you from enjoying yourself.
     
  7. TRN

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    If the costs (room, food, gambling limits) and location don't turn you off, the place really is in the top tier. It isn't the least expensive, and they certainly don't try to be, so if you are comfortable with that, or one of the types who seek the luxury top end, then this is a great place. Consider the attached Encore - the newer tower - for slightly larger and newer rooms (at a slightly higher cost).

    My favorite restaurant is in Encore - Sinatra - a fantastic Italian place. Hint - get the Filet Mignon special - it's not on the menu, but the best steak you will ever eat in your life. Blows away any piece of meat you would get from any high end steak house in Vegas.

    I've found the dealers in Wynncore to be among the best as well. Always have a great time, win or lose, at the tables here. Never second guess coming back even if I didn't "hit big" last time.

    When I visit Vegas with my wife, I usually get her a day-long package in the spa at our hotel, wherever we are staying. She told me the massage she got at the Encore spa was the single best she's ever gotten. I realize that comes down to the actual masseuse... she was also very complimentary of the spa facilities there. Very serene and beautiful.

    Personally, I am still partial to some of the other properties which comp me a little better than Wynn - need to be a bigger level gambler here to get noticed - but definitely considered this to be a top end property.
     
  8. RPMCanes

    RPMCanes High-Roller

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    The past 2 times I've eaten dinner there I have not been impressed to say the least. The service at Botero was extremely lacking for such a high end place, and I was not impressed with Stratta when it was open either.
     
  9. maximus56k

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    Heck I've seen that exact thing happen at NYNY when I get up at 5 a.m. to play. St. Patty's day was really crazy.:beer::beer::beer::beer::beer::beer:
    I am going Dec. 4 to meet "our friend" Dean for lunch and I think my December trips will be to Encore especially if that crowd is not there. Our trips rarely include weekends so it will probably be even less of an issue.
     
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    Wynn/Encore is has many vegan options at every restaurant. That's very convenient for us. I don't ever need to leave the property while I'm there and I take advantage of most everything there. Love that place. Only complaint I have is no comps on drinks while playing VP
     
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    Royal Flusher Savvy Gambler

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    Do the CWs still have that slutty/CEO thing going on?

    I can't believe no one has addressed this priority environmental item.
     
  12. VegasSteven

    VegasSteven Low-Roller

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    All Day Spa Treatment at Wynn

    Got a surprise trip planned with the wife this January and we'll be staying at the Wynn. I wanted to get her set up all day at the Spa here so I was glad to read your post.

    I didn't notice an all-day option on the menu. Do you just combine the treatments listed or is there an off-menu option I should ask for?

    Thanks!
     
  13. TRN

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    Yes, a few packages and ala carte services I know she likes from past spa trips... with a little time between them each for relaxation / pool / jacuzzi tub time. Usually a longer break around lunch time to get to relax, enjoy lunch, let it settle, etc. Every spa does it differently, as some do offer "full day" experiences, others you just build it. I believe the latter was the case here.
     
  14. Vegasvics

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    Pro: Aesthetically pleasant building and amenities
    Con: Drinks are NOT comped while playing VP at any bar

    The choice is clear
     
  15. Sam in Ut

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    [QUOTE=BlueSkadoo;711959
    Negatives:
    You can't walk around barefoot, even late at night, and even if you're a guest. (You know, the girls in the CFMs...)

    Just a personal thought...... Why would anyone want or dare to walk barefoot in a casino? Maybe I am misunderstanding? Joan Crawford pumps?

    Lol
     
  16. Ruark

    Ruark Low-Roller

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    I agree with the others. The Wynn is just about perfect in every way. Good ambience, good staff, good rooms, good food, everything. When I'm in the Wynn, I feel like I'm in Vegas.

    That being said, yes, it's pricey. But then a Lexus is pricier than a Corolla.
     
  17. VegasSteven

    VegasSteven Low-Roller

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    All day spa

    Thanks, TRN! She's going to have a great day at the spa! :beer:
     
  18. buckeyetodd

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    count me in as a lover of wynncore. many of the previous responses hit the nail right on the head with their opinions.

    fantastic staff, best dealers on the strip, completely classy, little to no strollers

    restaurants pricey and little to no "grab on the run" dining, not a great location but could be worse, tight with the comps

    i always have a comped room when in vegas and this is the only place i've stayed that i would pay for rather than use a free room elsewhere.
     
    gonna be a two royal trip!!
  19. sunshine54

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    Summertime Wynn is a little bit like Excalibur, MB... kids crowded.

    I like kids, but I think it's not okay to take kids to Vegas. Much people are drinking cocktails, beer and they are drunken (day- and nighttime, pool, hotel, casino......) nothing for kids !! Sorry, my opinion.
     
  20. Bommen

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    The reason why i love Wynn is because its nothing like MB OR Excalibur and i see less kids there then any other property. I only go during the summertime and i think i even saw more kids at the Cosmopolitan this summer.
     
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