Southwest flight to Las Vegas, all good. Arrived in Vegas at 10 am Aug 3rd. Rental car, Alamo, slow line and kind of poor selection of cars all had high mileage.
Check in Palazzo easy, fast and very nice clerk. Not trying to sell or upgrade anything. Room ready right away in morning. The room was very clean and nice. Stayed there last year also, has shown a tiny bit of wear but I think still very, very nice and well kept. Asked at front desk for room fridge and it was sent up within 10 minutes after entering the room. Called the next day for towels, were delivered with in 15 minutes and both times when I came back to room there were messages on voice mail asking if my things were delivered satisfactory and if not to please call. Very Nice!!
Palazzo casino is nice and quiet compared to most, but I do think they lack slot games compared to other casinos. The dueling Pianos I thought was kinda poor. Also on a note, I love Cleopatra II machines and there is only one in the Palazzo, right near entrance to elevators to rooms and gift shop. Its on the end of a bank of penny machines. It is the tightest $%^#$ I have ever ever played. I put in about 300 last year and did the same thing this year. If you are lucky you get a spin. Very Very Very tight machine, I know its my own fault for spending that much at one time on a penny slot but I just had to keep testing the waters to prove it is a nasty machine. It is LOL. Stay far away from it and even kick it next time you walk by it for me. In any event I played often in Palazzo since I was staying there and found it to be tighter this year than last year. I did hit 1000.00 playing 3.00 max right away on my last night there, but by that time I was to far gone to get excited about it. Others that I was traveling with really thought the gambling there stunk.
The Venetian had more of a selection and the pumped in odor was weaker this year, which I liked much better. I did not even notice it, very good. Probably a cut back, but for me a good thing, as I would rather smell nothing than a perfume. A friend hit a couple times at the casino on a penny slot I think timber wolf playing like a 1.50 per bet. She was at that bank of machines for 3 days off and on. I thought the Venetian was looser than Palazzo but not much. The live band in the casino area bar was poor and so did not fit the Venetian atmosphere.
I had an offer for encore for 2 nights free stay and some cash play, so I took them up on the offer. My first time ever to encore. I did visit the Wynn last year but never stayed in the rooms. First off check in was very very nice, nice young lady working, very helpful, told me the difference between encore rooms verses wynn room, locations, etc. etc. etc. Just really nice, sweet and patient. The rooms in encore are called all suites since they have a little sitting area and bed area. I found it very nice even though other complain its smaller than Palazzo and only has one tv between rooms. I was totally in awe by the décor in the room. The details just amazed me. From the flooring to furniture to wall papers wall coatings, etc. Details were amazing in the room. Probably the most detailed I have ever stayed in. I sound like I should be on hgtv but really everyone with me commented on the detail. Beds were very nice also! I had a nice strip view too. Just wish they had a window that opened a crack as I can get a little closed up feeling, but I guess they don’t want anyone jumping out. So put a tiny window in!!! Fresh air is a nice thing.