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Wynn vs Encore Discussion. Casino, resturants, location, rooms.

Discussion in 'LV Strip Hotels & Casinos' started by scc31, Aug 1, 2016.

  1. scc31

    scc31 Low-Roller

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    I know, I know. This question has been asked how many times now? So sorry for asking it once more but let's put out like a big list of comparative for those who might be planning a stay at one or the other resort and need information on which one to choose.

    Off the bat (my question for rest of you who've stayed in both): I've only stayed at Encore. Even though I know the difference in both resort, I was wondering what people thought of Wynn room COMPARED to Encore room. Encore is, to my knowledge, more spacious and more intimate with a darker decor. Both beds are the same. Wynn room is more standard without a divider between the two living area and the bed area but you get a lighter decor with a greater possible view of the Palazzo, Golf, or the Strip vs Encore where you'll face the mountain and downtown Vegas.

    I'm staying at Wynn this coming November but I'm thinking about going back and changing to Encore (free of charge) because I personally think the larger room and darker decor is nicer for a couples type trip and I enjoy the walk between the two resort where XS entrance is.

    My opinion of the resort itself:

    Casino: Gamblers will most likely migrate to Wynn side if you're staying at Encore. The tables are just more lively, there's more slots, there's a sportsbook, and a Poker room. Only thing you have at Encore is a smaller selection of Tables and Slots and less crowd and energy going around. But if you're into gambling at your own table you might want to stick with Encore.

    Location: Wynn is closer to the strip but you're really only sacrificing 5-7minutes walk through the resort to get to the Strip, which isn't so far because of all the calories we're consuming anyways from the buffets and alcohol and steak houses.

    Clubs: You can probably stay either one, makes no difference, if you're there to club - you'll probably enjoy being at either resort. It's louder on Encore side if you're not high enough and you're facing XS.

    Pool: Wynn pool is much more family friendly and has a lot more breathing room. The pool is huge and has multiple sections for you to enjoy your swimming. The Encore side is more European feel and smaller. If you're staying at Encore and want to use the Wynn pool, you're free to do that but not vice-versa. I think IMO, if you're there just for the pool Wynn is a lot more enjoyable.

    Restaurant: I've only eaten at two restaurants. SW Steakhouse on Wynn side which is great and the Cafe Lounge at the entrance of the Encore elevators to the rooms. Both are great. Similar to the clubs, I don't think it matters which resort you stay here.

    So it sounds like I like Wynn better.. for the resort at least. Should I stick with the Wynn reservation now or switch back to Encore only because I absolutely enjoyed the Encores' decor?
     
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  2. iamsomedude

    iamsomedude Low-Roller

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    To me, the only real distinguishing factors between the two are walking distance and the room. I can't really comment on the pools since I don't use them much. I'm going to assume this is a comparison between the resort rooms.

    Walking Distance
    • The entrance to the Wynn resort rooms are almost right next to Allegro and the Drugstore Cafe, the only very late-night dining options offered at both hotels, excluding room service. If you want to get a very late-night snack and get back to your room quickly, the Wynn is better.
    • The Wynn's rooms are closer to the more varied selection of restaurants, like The Buffet, Mizumi, SW Steakhouse, The Country Club, Red 8, and Tableau. Unfortunately, the restaurant selection is not as expansive at the Encore.
    • The Encore has the better spa than the Wynn. If you're living at the Encore, all you have to do is take the elevator up to your room after you've gone to the Encore spa. However, if you're living at the Wynn, you'll have to walk a bit further to get back.
    • At the Encore, the check-in/check-out lobby is closer to the parking lot and the rooms than they are at the Wynn
    • The Wynn has the slightly more central location to the strip versus the Encore.
    Room
    • I dislike the divider in the Encore room, which is enough for me to vote in favor of the Wynn rooms.
    • The noise may be more prevalent in the Encore rooms.
     
  3. Flowers

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    The Encore Spa IMO is much more luxurious than the Wynn Spa. I love staying at Encore even though I do most of my playing at Wynn.
     
  4. Strudel3460

    Strudel3460 Tourist

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    It really is a case of which luxury do you prefer. I am a huge fan of Encore, I love the rooms, I love the walk, I think it is a brilliant hotel. That said, we stayed in Wynn on our last trip in February, and it was fantastic. The beds in both are wonderful with great pillows. I am not such a fan of being so directly off the main casino area at Wynn, but then, the walk is not as far... Still prefer Encore...
     
  5. hail2skins

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    This is an issue which more than just a few people have complained about. We stayed at Encore on July 4-5 and when we checked in on the 4th we were on the 29th floor of the Tower Suites and the vibration from the music at the Beach Club was noticeable. I'm not sure how the music from the other clubs (XS, Intrigue) affects the respective towers, but it definitely should be a consideration, depending on what nights you are going to stay and when you normally get back to your room for the night.
     
  6. Dean Martin

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    IMO, if you've stayed at Encore and now trying Wynn for the change in room you'll be disappointed. We've stayed at both and the rooms at Encore are so much nicer with what I'd call the modified suite layout. Not a true suite as you know but the Wynn "rooms" are just that.....a room.
     
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    I think the rooms at Wynn were refreshed recently, and I had heard that the rooms at Encore were but I stayed at Encore last September and did not see any real change. I love Encore but am trying Wynn this October because I got a good rate for a Tower Suite room.
     
  8. scc31

    scc31 Low-Roller

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    I just changed rooms from Wynn to Encore only because I enjoyed Encore so much. No reason to change it really besides seeing the difference between the two, but I do appreciate all the feed backs. Mainly was looking at the rooms but I will try to utilize the resort at best I can on my short 2 night stay there.

    I'm also concerned about the noise on Encore. Last time we had to ask for a room facing away from the EBC and towards the Mountains. Didn't hear any of the club sounds at night.
     
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  9. Dean Martin

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    If you get a room facing north, you won't hear anything from the clubs at all but you won't see the strip either if that's important to you. We always get a real high room facing south so we get the pool, golf course and strip view and we never hear the noise from XS at night. EBC noise doesn't bother me because I'm not trying to sleep during the day. If you're an early riser like me and like to have coffee and gamble, for some reason the last of drunks from XS like to hang out in the Encore casino but they clear out by about 7-7:30.
     
  10. legends

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    I've stayed at both and I really enjoy both. We typically rotate with every other trip, but it also depends who we are going with.

    Encore gets a slight edge for me because guests at Encore can use the pools on either side, but guests at Wynn can only use the Wynn pools. Out of all the pools on site, my favorite is the Encore Euro pool. It has a nice crescent shape surrounding the central gaming pavilion, lots of chairs with palm trees for shade, great service, great music, and of course, the option for topless sunbathing. Wynn has a Euro pool as well, but the Encore version seems classier with a cooler vibe to me.

    All of that said, I actually like the Wynn rooms better. They feel cleaner to me and the room divider at Encore seems a little pointless, plus it puts the TV in between the bed and the window.

    Also, I prefer the Wynn casino, but it also depends on my mood. It seems more cozy to me, plus they have more craps tables.

    Location doesn't matter too much because the only places I would consider walking are TI, Venetian, or Mirage. That's kinda rare and I use Uber for anywhere else.

    All in all, I'm pretty happy at either place. It's a 3 minute walk through the hall that connects them, so you're in good shape regardless of your room location.