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Wynn/Encore info needed

Discussion in 'LV Strip Hotels & Casinos' started by wormhole, Jan 6, 2014.

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  1. wormhole

    wormhole Low-Roller

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    I can get a package deal at Wynn/Encore through Pinnacle’s MyChoice players club that includes 3 comped nights at Wynn or Encore, $50/day resort credit and $100 freeplay or promo chips. I am assuming the room is an entry level one. I have never set foot in the place, so I am looking for a little info, such as what are the entry level rooms like in the two hotels. Encore seems to be a little bigger according to the web site. Also, what are the table minimums like during the week. I play a mixed bag of slots and tables (VP bores me to tears). I am no high roller and Wynn/Encore seems to be more upscale than I am used to. Most of my play has been at the low to mid tier MGM properties.

    Does Wynn hit you with a resort fee on comped rooms?

    BTW, if I go, it will be a solo trip.
     
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    geoff Low-Roller

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    i don't know how it works through a 3rd party, but on actual wynn offers there is no resort fee on comped rooms
     
  3. thecarve

    thecarve Misanthrope

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    Here's a fairly recent thread that talks about the differences between the two rooms/properties: http://www.vegasmessageboard.com/forums/showthread.php?t=100653

    As far as minimums...probably not as bad as you think. I've always seen $10 BJ tables (I know I've seen $5 tables, but I can't remember if they were BJ or other games...I'd guess the latter) during the week. Even on busy weekend nights, there are always $15 tables. For the best rules, you'll have to step up to $50-100/hand (though I've seen the good shoe games at $25 on a slow weekday afternoon). Wynn's casino is much larger than Encore's so there are many more tables there. In addition, Wynn has a higher percentage of 3:2 BJ games. Encore often has slightly lower minimums though.

    There's almost always plenty of $10 craps tables in both casinos, but I've never seen anything lower than that. (I almost always seem to be offered a lunch buffet comp when playing at Encore during the day...for whatever that's worth.)

    Wynn's casino is definitely the more "hopping" of the two. At night it gets fairly busy and noisy and has much more of a "Vegas feel", IMO. Encore's casino is pretty quiet other than when the club goers leave the clubs or pool parties...great for gambling while you nurse a hangover and get a few cups of coffee in you; not so great for a rowdy drunken night of gambling, IMO.

    I've never been charged a resort fee on a comped room. But most casinos seem to be somewhat inconsistent on their "resort fees on comped rooms policies", so I'd definitely ask when you make the reservations.

    Best of luck and enjoy your stay! :beer:
     
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  4. wormhole

    wormhole Low-Roller

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    Sounds like I might like the place. I would prefer to stay away from the noisy clubbers, though (getting grouchy in my old age, I guess :) ).
     
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    there are atleast 1 handicap table at the wynn for bj with low minimium each day. just a heads up .look for the low table to the groud so a wheel chair can pull up.they keep a spot open. i belive its a new law for new built casinos
     
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    Any room at Wynn or Encore is a very, very nice room!
     
  7. heatherlovesvegas

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    It's probably the fanciest hotel in Vegas. I haven't stayed there, but I'm sure the rooms are great, the rooms at Encore are little suites. If I had to choose I'd go with that. I wouldn't worry about it.

    The table minimums are always gonna be higher, because it's such a high end place... The casino isn't very hopping usually. It always seems quiet to me.

    Every restaurant is 5 star expensive. Just know that's what you are getting into. The whole place is 5 star all the way around.
     
  8. thecarve

    thecarve Misanthrope

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    I'll certainly agree that most everything at Wynn/Encore is a bit pricier than at most places. But I think it’s unfair to say that every restaurant is “five-star expensive”. There are plenty of places where you can get a reasonably priced meal. Wazuzu, Red 8, Zoozacrackers, Society Café and Terrace Point Café are far from five-star expensive...perhaps a bit pricier than they would be if located elsewhere, but not expensive. And while they’re far from “inexpensive”, La Cave and Allegro won’t break the bank if you watch what you order.
     
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    I love Wynn! Love the Rooms too! You'd be better off staying at Wynn because you will find you will spend more time in Wynn's Casino over Encore's Casino.
    I think Wynn has more to offer. I've never stayed at Encore because I prefer double Queen Rooms and Encore only has King Rooms I think. Have a great time!
     
  10. Funkhouser

    Funkhouser In Charge of the Big Door

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    You will be thoroughly satisfied with the room quality at Wynn. I stayed in the rooms just after their refresh a couple of years ago. They are probably the nicest base room on the strip. Palazzo would come in close behind except for the beating the room furniture took after opening.

    That's a pretty good offer you have. Encore rooms are slightly nicer than Wynn, but with less dining options and the smaller casino, I don't think its worth the walk. I felt slightly isolated when I stayed there two nights in 2012.

    I would evaluate how much time you expect to spend in the room vs the rest of the property. One thing of note, you can easily spend a lot of money at Wynncore. Being in Wynn makes the walk a little shorter over to other properties. I found myself drinking and gaming at Wynn during my stay but taking the stroll over to Palazzo shops for other meals. I did dine at some of the Wynn restos, but found most of them unexciting and not worth the menu prices, with the exception of Society Café for breakfast.

    Either choice is going to be a nice stay.
     
  11. wormhole

    wormhole Low-Roller

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    Thanks for all the info. I am leaning towards the Wynn rooms right now.
     
  12. Mizzou233

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    I will echo what some other have mentioned. I've stayed at both the Wynn and Encore. As others have said, the Encore is the more quiet of the two, but both are very nice. The rooms are tough to beat. Encore is a very peaceful place to gamble, but certainly isn't as big as the Wynn casino. The Encore or Wynn is a perfect place to stay if you don't want to be around the loud hoosiers drinking those yards of alcohol at Harrah's or The Quad. I like to think Wynn and Encore do a good job of keeping out the riffraff.

    The only thing I didn't like about Wynn and Encore was that they were on the far end of the strip. Thus, it's a fairly long walk to get to the middle of the strip. We found ourselves taking taxis, which can become a little pricey if you do it often enough.
     
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    Society Cafe is one of the best places in town for breakfast. Personally, we enjoy the rooms at Encore over those at Wynn, but not by much. The whole place just has a really nice vibe, and impeccable service throughout. You have a great offer there - enjoy yourself!
     
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