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Encore: getting the most of the hotel

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Encore: getting the most of the hotel

Hi all,

So we're staying at the Encore for a long weekend from May 9th. We have a king Resort room (though plan to upgrade upon arrival if poss). The hotel seems to a popular choice, but we just want to know any hints/tips/advice on how to make the most of the hotel: from room choice, views, facilities, pool areas and bars etc etc

We're two gents late twenties/early thirties: we plan to enjoy the bar scene in and around the hotel, eat LOTS, and want some good sun-lounging time. I'd appreciate any thoughts anyone has as we want to make sure we enjoy the space and facilities on offer to their utmost.

Thanks all!

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1. Re: Encore: getting the most of the hotel

Firstly nothing about the Encore (which I love) will be cheap from dining options to table limits to drinks.

Some guests hear club noise if they are on a strip facing room so you might want to take this into account when considering your room choice - upgrades from a standard resort room could include a panoramic view which is the same room but on a higher floor, a proper upgrade would be to one of the suites in the Tower section although the basic Tower Room is exactly the same as the standard room but you normally get breakfast included and no resort fees.

Encore guests can use the pools at Wynn (but not vice versa) as the pools at Encore are relatively small.

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The Encore Beach Club might be in your scope of things. As for the Encore's pool area, it is smaller in size; so if you want to find available chaises, I suggest you scope it out mid-morning (9:00 a.m.); but no later than perhaps 10:30 a.m. being you'll be there on a weekend. Wynn buffet is very good. The Sunday, Jazz brunch is highly rated; but I must admit that I have yet to sample it. The Wynn/Encore restaurants are expensive, but they do provide you with great service & excellent food. Sinatra at The Encore is my favorite.

If you have time, why don't you two head on down to The Cosmopolitan & scope out The Chandelier Bar one evening. I think you might be pleasantly surprised.

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If it interests you, use the Spa. To no surprise it is one of the best in town. For us, no stay at Wynncore would be complete without one breakfast at Tableau. Society Cafe is also nice, but Tableau is a real treat.

Our favorite restaurant at Wynn is Country Club Grill. Dining there overlooking the golf course waterfall in May will be a great experience.

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Thanks for those recommendations, everyone. In regards to costings, it's Vegas so I don't want or expect to do things cheaply...in fact, I'm looking forward to treating myself to the best experience possible. Its a tricky one in terms of room choice; strip view and noise, or peace and quiet. I suppose i'll decide when we arrive!

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We went for the higher floor and paid a $25/nt fee but that is not necessary to avoid the club noise, just ask for a quiet room. (The $25 fee wasn't worth it.) A quiet room will mean a room other than a strip view I believe. We were not offered an upgrade to the Tower Suites but I have read of people getting it on here.

We LOVED the spa--it was heaven. We also enjoyed the pool, and we opted for the 21+ European pool and had a great day there. The music is lively, but it's not like a huge party pool or anything. (Encore Beach Club is a different story.) The pool loungers do fill up fast though so get there early--by 10:00 am they were nearly 100% full. The Euro pool also has a casino/bar.

Restaurants we ate at: We did the Jazz Sunday brunch at Country Club. It was nice but the price has since gone up. The service was a little slow and I didn't really like their desserts but everything else was good and it's a lot of food since it is a buffet with also a separate menu that you can order off of.

We did Terrace Point for breakfast the day we left but we didn't get to sit outside so I was bummed. It was good but pricey and service was slow. I had really wanted to have breakfast at Tableau but we never made it. If I had it to do over, I would probably do Tableau instead of the brunch. We normally don't do hotel buffets and the one at Wynn was always crowded with a long line.

We had dinner at La Cave before Le Reve and really enjoyed it. We also had burgers by the pool that were good--I think the food comes from Botero. You can also eat poolside at Botero. We had drinks at Parasol Down and hubby got a martini at VDKA. There is the Lobby Bar at Encore and also a lounge that has dueling pianos--it was always very crowded so we never went. There are lounges I like better though so we never went to Lobby Bar. The casino floor has really good chocolate martinis and I had a few of these!

We really liked the location as it was nice to come back and be away from the mid-strip crowds and pornslappers. We loved our room, the pool and the spa and I would definitely stay there again.

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Super- thanks for the info. We're booked in to SW on the Friday night, but we might put some of your suggestions into practice!

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7. Re: Encore: getting the most of the hotel

The lunch and dinner buffet at Wynn(Encore does not have a buffet) is actually pretty fresh and not packed with proccesed foods like so many other Las vegas buffets. I think the lunch price is around $16 per person and the dinner buffet is around $36.

Also right across the street from Encore/Wynn is the Fashion Show Shopping Mall which has some decet sushi, burger , pizza restaurants that are lower in price to most encore/wynn eateries.

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