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Tips and helpful information for the Wynn, please

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Tips and helpful information for the Wynn, please

Things have really changed since I was last in Las Vegas, about twelve years ago.

I am taking my elderly mother and am concerned that things go smoothly.

We have reservations at the Wynn.

Does anyone have tips that would help with checking in or room location or anything else?

I will be grateful for your help.

I have been reading the forum recently, and reviews.

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1. Re: Tips and helpful information for the Wynn, please

Are you planning on seeing any other parts of the strip? I am concerned about the location of the Wynn with an elderly mother--nearly everything is a long walk from the Wynn (OK, everything is a long walk in Vegas...but the Wynn is at the northern most end of the desirable strip...)

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2. Re: Tips and helpful information for the Wynn, please

I don't think Wynn's location is a problem. If the mother has difficulty with long walks, they're probably going to have to take the bus, a cab, or a rental car to get around most of the time no matter where they stay. Taking a bus, a cab, or a rental car from Wynn is no more difficult than doing so from any other major Strip property.

It's not like center-Strip properties are only a few steps away from many other places. From many of the big casino properties, it's a long walk just to get next door.

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3. Re: Tips and helpful information for the Wynn, please

Wynn is a great choice, and was the ONLY hotel on the Strip that I considered bringing my own parents for their 60th anniversary (I chose somewhere else). I have stayed at over 30 LV hotels so I am very familar with the options, and money was no object due to the occasion. The ONLY thing that mattered was chosing the best hotel for them.

Wynn is very easy to navigate. It is usually not that crowded, like most of the center strip hotel/casinos. The casino is well designed with plenty of space between banks of machines. Most of the restaurants are not in the casino area, and you do not have to walk through the casino crowds to get to them. The same with the pool and spa if this matters.

Most people seem to think the location of the hotel matters. For them it does not. If you are frail or tire easily walking through crowded areas is much more trying than walking a little further. It doesn't matter if you are staying at Bellagio (dead center of Strip) or Wynn, either way they still take a cab to Mirage.

There are noise issues at Wynn, so room location is important. There are clubs that cause noise on both sides of the hotel. All the Strip view rooms are affect when Tryst is open. It doesn't matter how high you are, you will hear it, and it will bother her if she is a light sleeper. On the Golf Course side of the building you hear noise from XS. But only if your room is on the northern side. So the only quiet rooms at Wynn are on the south end.

Your room request should be: Golf Course View, Upper Floor, as far south as possible. This will give you a view of the Golf Course and most of the Wynn pool.

Take her to breakfast at Tableau. IMHO one of the best breakfast experiences in Las Vegas. I hope you both have a great trip.

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4. Re: Tips and helpful information for the Wynn, please

ktinca,

Your advice about the noise has been very helpful. I really appreciate you posting the specifics. Thank you. :)

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5. Re: Tips and helpful information for the Wynn, please

Great post ktinca!!!....

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6. Re: Tips and helpful information for the Wynn, please

Many thanks to each of you. Your information is very helpful!

We just decided to go to LV on Wednesday. I had planned to take my mother to the beach, but she said she wanted to go where there is a lot of action!

Additionally, going to a Garth Brooks concert is on her bucket list, so….

We are arriving on a Thursday in August at 4:00 and leaving early Sunday morning.

I have tickets for the late show Friday to see Garth and tickets for the early show of Love Saturday night.

We will enjoy exploring the hotel and will probably play the slots and wander through the casino a bit, but don’t know how to gamble.

I am not informed as to what our options are during the day! She would probably like to go to a nice shopping destination, but that won’t be a huge priority. Your suggestions are welcome. I would love to go to shows in the afternoon but don't know if they are offered.

We will not be walking anywhere. I’m guessing just walking through the hotel will be all we can manage.

Again, many thanks for your help and replies.!

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7. Re: Tips and helpful information for the Wynn, please

Thanks, ktinca, for all your information.

I just called to change my room request to exactly what you said!

Will research Tableau now.

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8. Re: Tips and helpful information for the Wynn, please

There is some high end shopping in the Wynn and Encore itself and the Fashion Show Mall is directly across the street. If she can do a little walking, you can make it through the Palazzo, again, just across the street but south, to the Grand Canal shops. Much more shopping there. Have a seat in the St Marks square area, have a cold drink and there are occasional shows or human statues.

In the evening, find a table at Parasol Down (a bar) and watch the Lake of Dream shows every 1/2 hour.

Wynn is a great property and ktinca gave excellent advice regarding rooms and Tableau.

Edited: 21 July 2012, 21:49
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9. Re: Tips and helpful information for the Wynn, please

I took my elderly mother in June and we stayed at the Wynn for a few days. I was able to get a wheelchair from the concierge desk (free of charge) and I was able to roll my mother to many locations within the hotel and out. We went to the Venetian and Palazzo and to the Fashion Show Mall. I am sure that you are aware that all one king bed rooms face the strip and all rooms with 2 beds face the golf course. We attended several shows as well and the wheelchair came in very handy.

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10. Re: Tips and helpful information for the Wynn, please

Many thanks, Rap and Cajun.

It had not occurred to me to ask for a wheelchair!

I think with a wheelchair, we would have more shopping options as well as exploring the resort.

The Parasol Down sounds like a fun place for our first night. It appears to be a long walk, looking at the not-so-great map I have, but a wheelchair would be immensely helpful.

Thanks for your kind help.