Encore Las Vegas

3121 Las Vegas Blvd South, Las Vegas, Nevada, United States, 89109

Price from: £76

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By Julia Buckley, your Las Vegas expert

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#6 of 41
expert-rated hotels in Las Vegas
Expert overall rating:4.8 out of 5
Location:
4.3
4.3
Bedrooms:
4.9
4.9
Eating/drinking:
4.7
4.7
Public areas:
4.5
4.5
Leisure facilities:
4.9
4.9
Service:
4.9
4.9
Value for money:
4.2
4.2
Recommended for:
Couples, Relaxation, Romance, Shopping, Special occasions

Expert review of Encore Las Vegas

The Wynn’s little sister offers the same high standards as the original, for a younger set.

When the Wynn opened in 2005, it went down such a storm that Steve Wynn decided to construct a smaller, sibling property. And although from the outside it’s identical to the original (except on a smaller scale) it caters for a totally different (younger, trendier) crowd. Personally, I prefer the Wynn, because the Encore clientele can get rowdy, but if you want a luxe hotel with a peppier atmosphere, this is a good bet.

Location: 

Next to the Wynn at the northern end of the central Strip. It’s not ideal, but a taxi down the Strip will be pretty cheap from here if you’re not willing to walk (allow about half an hour to reach Caesars Palace on foot).

Bedrooms: 

Where the Wynn bedrooms are traditional, those at Encore are designed to be a little more boutique – think jazzy stripped curtains, modern art on the walls and deliberately mismatched bedside lamps. All are suites and, as at Wynn, standards are high across the board.

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Public areas: 

Like the bedrooms, the public areas are very much like the Wynn, only with a slightly more boutique feel. The casino floor is very opulent – scarlet carpet and blood-red chandeliers – with a younger set inhabiting it.

Eating and drinking: 

Plenty of options, although they’re all pretty pricey. I’m a fan of the steakhouse Botero, which backs onto the pool. The modern American cooking at Society Café Encore got the nod for being one of the best new restaurants in America from Esquire in 2009.

Leisure facilities: 

The Encore Beach Club – a private pool area - opened this summer to huge expectations. It’s beautiful – two pools with bungalows around it and an adjoining nightclub, Surrender, which spills out into the pool area – but it has already been taken over by what locals impolitely call “the douchebag set” – the same crowd who go to Rehab at Hard Rock. I’ve been a couple of times and although the pool is fantastic – you can rent a ‘lilypad’ in the water instead of a lounger – I’m not a fan of the vibe.

The spa, though, is a completely different beast. It’s fantastic, and the treatments are very good.

Service: 

Like Wynn, it’s fairly traditional but very good. You won't want for much here.

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Who stays there: 

A young, monied crowd – groups celebrating birthdays and the like. It’s mainly Americans.

Price advice: 

The daily resort fee is an extra US$20.

Pros: 
Excellent rooms
Trendy hotel
Cons: 
Expensive
Clientele can be trashy

More information on Encore Las Vegas:

Price from:
£76
Type:
Hotel
Address:
3121 Las Vegas Blvd South, Las Vegas, Nevada, United States, 89109
Amenities:
Business Centre, Room Service, High-Speed Internet, Fitness Centre, Restaurant, Parking, Swimming Pool
Neighbourhood:
Centre Strip

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