Fodor's Expert Review Encore
3131 Las Vegas Blvd. S, Las Vegas, Nevada, 89109, USA, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA See on Map Fodor's Choice
Though smaller than its neighbor, Wynn Las Vegas, Encore combines the very best of all of Wynn's masterpieces. As far as luxury is concerned, Las Vegas simply doesn't get much better. Encore redefines the typical Vegas casino-resort experience with new levels of extravagance. All of the rooms are suites, and measure a minimum of 700 square feet (up to a maximum of 5,800 square feet). These accommodations come standard with spacious sitting areas, flat-panel televisions, floor-to-ceiling windows, and electronic curtain controls. Bathrooms feature Italian marble and Wynn's Desert Bambu signature bath products. Bedside control panels enable guests to operate nearly everything in the room.
There’s nothing petite or standard about Encore, where every room is a suite that starts at 700 square feet, easily the size of a one-bedroom apartment in New York City. Every room has the famed Wynn Dream Bed, which guests love so much they even buy it for their homes.
No detail is spared in the bathrooms—you’ll find top-shelf toiletries Coco & Tonka Bean, created exclusively for Wynn by London skincare company Molton Brown, as well as a 19-inch TV to keep you entertained while you engage in the most mundane task of flossing.
Everything at Encore exudes luxury, and that is especially apparent when you first walk in, where you’re greeted by the golden statue of the Greek nymph Daphne metamorphosing into a tree at the Encore Lobby Bar.
Temperature-controlled pools and jacuzzis are standard at Wynn properties, as well as well-appointed cabanas complete with mini fridges, plasma TVs and plush sofas. There’s also an adults-only European pool, where you won’t have to worry about tan lines.
Encore’s spa has won numerous national awards, and we can see why. From the grand corridor and the designer treatment rooms to massive offerings of services such as facials, massages and body treatments, the keywords here are surrender and escape. Which you will happily do under the expert hands of Encore’s aestheticians and massage therapists.
There’s absolutely no chance of missing your daily workout, not with a fully equipped gym outfitted with Cybex treadmills, elliptical machines and stationary bikes. There are also daily fitness classes and personal trainers at your beck and call.
There’s one restaurant at Encore that you must try, if you’ve come all the to Vegas: The award-winning Sinatra is steeped with flavor and history, and gives diners an opportunity to dine like Ol’ Blue Eyes would have. You can try Italian favorites his way, from osso buco to spaghetti and Clams. If you’re looking for bragging rights, head to Mizumi for a fresh take on Japanese cuisine. Here you’ll be able to get a taste of Hokkaido snow beef, so rare that only three places in the U.S. carries it.
Vegans, rejoice! Andrea’s is renowned for its refined plant-based menu, in addition to its elegant sushi and sashimi selections.
Sip handcrafted cocktails at Eastside Lounge while gazing at the resort pool, or be spellbound by the beauty of Parasol Up and Parasol Down, undoubtedly the most beautiful pair of lounges in Las Vegas. Even if you’re not the nightclub type, you must check out what the hype is all about at XS, which indisputably redefined the nightlife scene in Las Vegas. Its roster of talent can be overwhelming, but that’s a good thing: You’ll never know if you’ll catch The Chainsmokers or Afrojack or Diplo on a given night, and that’s a good thing.
YOU SHOULD KNOW Encore is not what you’d consider a budget-friendly hotel, but what if you’re here for a splurge, then the luxe accommodations are certainly worth every dollar. It’s one of those places where if you have to ask the price, you probably can’t afford it, but doing a little research beforehand never hurts. Otherwise, you might find yourself downing the Ono cocktail at XS, which comes with a heart-stopping $10,000 price tag.
You can certainly walk around the properties surrounding Encore, but if you want to go beyond the Strip, you’ll need to call an Uber if you didn’t rent a car.
Chinatown is a short 10-minute drive, and a plethora of dining choices await, including Pho Kim Long, whose name may elicit giggles but the pho has a devoted following, and Ramen Sora, a ramen house so popular lines form before the place even opens.
Since you'll be in Chinatown, check out the Golden Tiki (10-minute drive) or Sparrow & Wolf (11-minute drive), which has one of the most exciting mixology programs in the Valley, as well as a well-curated wine selection (with a section devoted to wineries affected by the California fires.
WHY WE LIKE IT
Wynn Encore is the total package. By day, it’s a sophisticated destination for someone who wants to feel like a legit VIP. At night, it’s exactly the same, but with renowned DJs thrown in the mix.
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