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Wynn/Encore Tower Rooms/Suites: Worth it?

Discussion in 'LV Strip Hotels & Casinos' started by thecarve, Oct 20, 2012.

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  1. thecarve

    thecarve Misanthrope

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    Well, the wounds from last month's beat down have started to heal. So it's time to plan the next trip!

    I've always been curious about the Tower Rooms/Suites at Wynncore so I asked my host if she could put me on that side for my next trip. She said she could, but that the comp value was about $100/night more for the Tower side. So, I'll get $400 (4 nights) less taken off my room charges.

    Now, I know the rooms are the same. So it would be nigh on impossible for me to justify this cost if I was actually paying for it. (Yes, I know I am actually paying for it as I won't get as much stuff comp'd on the back end, but let's not confuse things with logic.:rolleyes2:) But I'm curious nonetheless.

    Anyway, if there's anyone who can comment on the difference in service levels between the Tower and Resort sides of Wynncore and whether there are any other amenities or niceties that might make it worth trying, I'd really appreciate it.

    Thanks!
     
  2. RodneyK

    RodneyK Tourist

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    I upgraded last year and did not feel it was worth it.
     
  3. JillyFromPhilly

    JillyFromPhilly Tourist

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    The basic difference is in the services & ameneties:

    - Tower suites have a separate driveway & check-in area that are much less hectic than main desk check-in at busy hours.

    - Tower suites are a much shorter section of each floor, so the walk from the elevators to your room/suite is never that far.

    - Service in the tower suites section is more akin to what you'd get at a Four Seasons/Ritz-Carlton compared to a typical [even "5-star"] Vegas mega-resort

    - You can use the tower suites concierge to book dinner reservations, show reservations, spa reservations, etc. [the tower suites concierge has some pull - not as good as VIP services or a host - but still has some pull to be able get you last minute reservations, a request for a special table, etc.]

    - You used to be able to use your tower suites key to access the shorter line at the buffet, Terrace Point cafe, etc [not sure if this still applies or not, though]

    - I don't know if it's standard for all tower suites guests or only as part of a package, but free breakfast [either room service for 2 or at Tableau]

    - The tower suites end of the Wynn side is pretty much the quietest part of the property, particularly on summer days or club nights.

    - I guess if you're already booked in a tower suites room, you [at least theoretically have] a potential better chance of being upgraded [or trying the $20 trick] to a suite - whereas in the main section, presumably the most you'd get upgraded to is a better view.

    Other than those points [all of which may no longer apply - I haven't stayed at Wynn in over a year-and-a-half at this point], I can't think of really any other differences/benefits.
     
  4. thecarve

    thecarve Misanthrope

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    Thanks Jilly, great info.

    By chance, do you remember if this applies to Encore as well? The guarantee of a quiet room alone might be worth the price of admission.
     
  5. Drgiggles

    Drgiggles Newbie

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    everything that holds for Wynn TS ("tower suites") holds for encore TS (the exception being the tower suite pool located at Wynn TS elevators which encore TS has access to, however you have to do the 15min walk across the complex to get there.

    I assume you're talking about the regular tower suite rooms (which are really no different from regular resort rooms--you'd have to book parlor or above to notice a difference room-wise).

    w/r/t a quiet room, i'd say no guarantee (i believe jilly was referring to the section of the casino floor the lobby/elevators are in as opposed to the rooms themselves), I have had major late night noise issues at both wynn and encore tower suites though things will probably be much better now that I believe the outdoor section of surrender will be closed; then again i have no idea what noise is like in a resort wynn room but i can't imagine its much worse.

    I agree with all the posts above. at face, no real big difference, but subtle details make it worthwhile for me: MUCH shorter line at checkin, a cab line at most 2 people deep; free water on turndown (as well as on request at the front desk). Do NOT believe that you get a free breakfast for 2 or waived resort fee if you're getting comp'd / casino rate (with rack or like amex FHR i believe you get both).

    w/r/t upgrading, i have had terrible luck getting upgraded at wynn/encore whether booked directly or through amex. The one time i did it was a very low floor--arguable improvement.

    fwiw i prefer wynn tower suites > encore TS. good luck on the next trip; i got roughed up last time but am already thinking about next time. :bang:
     
  6. geoff

    geoff Low-Roller

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    also:
    tower suites have access to the pools just outside tableau
    you can walk to the spa at wynn from the TS without walking through the casino
     
  7. JillyFromPhilly

    JillyFromPhilly Tourist

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    The Wynn tower suites end is definitely the quietest in terms of foot traffic.

    As for noise once you're back in your room/suite:

    In both cases, it depends which side of the hotel you're on - in the Wynn tower suites, you want a room or suite on the golf course facing side for peace & quiet - the strip side can get some noise from the clubs on the lake [though I think all the Salon suites are on the strip side, all the parlor suites are on the golf course side - don't know about the other room types, but every salon I ever had was strip side & every parlor was golf course side]

    In the Encore tower suites, the north side is the quieter side, the south side the noisier side [at least when Encore Beach club is open] - I don't know which types are on which side though, because I only ever stayed in a 2-bedroom "apartment" at Encore, which straddles the end on the strip side [lower floors - the duplex apartments straddle the end on the upper floors]
     
  8. thecarve

    thecarve Misanthrope

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    Many thanks guys. I appreciate all the good input.
     
  9. Malibugolfer

    Malibugolfer High-Roller

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    I have likewise had the choice of a free resort room or the more costly upgrade in my dozens of Wynn visits. I have always taken the TS choice. And I've been in Executives (not true suites but great his and hers bathrooms) or Parlors or Salons. All the Salons face the Strip BTW.
    You have received great info but I'll add a couple points.
    The Wynn TS is preferable to me, especially in pool weather as the privacy and service right outside your door is special.
    Also, I have never had problems with noise but I rarely go on weekends. The even numbered rooms at Wynn face the golfcourse and, like Jilly said, are quietist. Encore's are the odd numbers that face north. Encore TS have the best strip view though of all the W/E choices.
    I'd try the TS at Wynn and see what you think.
     
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