Wynn Las Vegas
3131 Las Vegas Blvd S, Las Vegas, NV, United States, 89109
- Recommended for:
- Couples, Mature travellers, Relaxation, Romance, Shopping
Expert review of Wynn Las Vegas
The Wynn is a by-word for Vegas luxury. Built by Steve Wynn, who introduced luxury to the Strip when he opened the Bellagio, it immediately went down a storm - so much so that he opened a smaller version, Encore, for a more boutique market. The Wynn doesn't have a theme - something which I don't strictly approve of - but although it doesn't scream Vegas, it's a very beautiful hotel. If you're all about luxury, this could well be the one for you.
It's on the very northern edge of the centre Strip - there's no reason to go any further north than this. You could walk down to Caesars Palace in about 20 minutes, but if you want to go any further, you'll probably need a taxi.
Unlike some of the more traditional hotels, where the entry level rooms can be pretty grim, when you book a room at the Wynn you can guarantee that you'll be satisfied - there are no bad rooms here. All have fantastic views (thanks to wall-to-wall, floor-to-ceiling windows). I'm a fan of the red colour palette in the deluxe rooms; the deluxe resort rooms are creamy-coloured, and the tower suites, which are currently being refurbished, look like they're going to be very special when they're unveiled at the end of September.
Think smart - opulent marble corridors in the shopping mall area, a miniature forest in the lobby, and swanky red walls in the hotel corridors. The casino is equally luxury - you can almost smell the money. It also has a more traditional atmosphere than many casinos on the Strip.
There are plenty of options here, but all are pretty upscale. I'm a fan of the beautiful Country Club overlooking the golf course - its Sunday Jazz Brunch is up there with the buffet at Jasmine in the Bellagio for a perfect Sunday meal. Bartolotta has a fabulous reputation, too, and Tableau is in a beautiful setting of a fountain-filled atrium. Also try Parasol, which looks over the Lake of Dreams watershow.
For something cheaper, I'm a huge fan of the in-house deli, ZoozaCrackers. It's relatively well priced, and its ZooZa Burger is delicious - the best on the Strip after KGB at Harrah's.
It's worth noting that all Wynn restaurants do an excellent job at dealing with special diets - just inform the waiting staff of your requirements and they'll almost certainly bring out a special menu for you. When Steve Wynn became a vegan in August, he instructed all his restaurants to produce extensive vegan menus, and they've done him proud.
The 7,000-yard golf course was designed by Steve Wynn himself; there's a fantastic spa and salon, and the pool is gorgeous. Remember the pictures you see of footballers at the pool in Vegas? They're almost always taken here. And of course, Encore Beach Club, which is attached to the property, is one of the best-looking pools on the Strip.
The Wynn is known for its excellent service, although I find things a little formal.
Discreet celebs, the wealthy and people who care more about the hotel than the Vegas vibe. To me, this makes the atmosphere a little dead, but it's great as a different experience to the typical Strip hotels.
There's a daily resort fee of US$20, which includes WiFi and use of the gym.
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- 3131 Las Vegas Blvd S, Las Vegas, NV, United States, 89109
- Business Centre, Room Service, High-Speed Internet, Fitness Centre, Restaurant, Parking, Swimming Pool
- Centre Strip