Best Hotels In Las Vegas: Encore Las Vegas Review 2021

The north leg of the fabulous Las Vegas Strip doesn’t get enough attention when compared to the lower portion of the famous boulevard. While it is true that the sough end is where much of the action is currently focused, the truth follows that along with the tourist action comes traffic congestion, crowded restaurants, slam packed night spots, and a general feeling of compression.

The north end of the strip isn’t exactly deserted, and with all the latest construction projects may be destined for an influx of visitors, but at the intersection of the Strip and East Desert Inn Road you’ll find the Encore Las Vegas Resort. A welcome oasis of blissful affluence in a desperate sea of attention grabbing tactics that may entice and excite the casual Las Vegas tourist but tend to exhaust the experienced traveler looking for a bit of refinement in their accommodations.

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Just north of its sister hotel property, The Wynn, Encore Las Vegas anchors the north side of an enormous complex of shopping, dining, and general luxury entertainment that was created by one of the largest names in modern Las Vegas development, Steve Wynn.

Situated on a unique piece of land, rooms at the Encore can enjoy fantastic views of the Strip on one side, and the meticulously manicured greenery of the Shadow Creek golf course on the other side. This contrast between paparazzi and pastoral is the signature of the Wynn complex and in particular the Encore Las Vegas Suites.

Access to the flashing lights and excitement on the strip while retaining a sophisticated elegance defies the glitz and glamour of the tourist-populated Vegas.

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The Sheer Size Of The Encore

Encore Las Vegas Resort was originally planned as a simple room expansion to the nearby Wynn but the expansion turned into a fully blown project and a resort that stands on its own. Each of the 2034 rooms at Encore are larger and more luxurious than the ones available at The Wynn. When counted together as a single complex, the Wynn and Encore total 4748 rooms making it the seventh largest hotel in the world.

Wynn was opened in 2005, Encore opened only three years later in 2008 and has a more elusive feel to it than its original counterpart. There is an air of exclusivity at Encore Las Vegas that you don’t quite capture at Wynn Las Vegas. So while these two sister-hotels may be counted as a single complex and are similar in scope and hospitality, there is a distinct difference between the two with Encore being the quieter, more refined of the two.

Dining and Shopping At The Encore Las Vegas

You could dine on-property during your stay at Encore Las Vegas for two weeks and never visit the same restaurant twice. With ten elegant fine dining establishments promising exquisite and dignified dishes, you can experience contemporary Mexican, decadent Italian, fresh seafood, exotic sushi, or prime Kobe, while sustaining your appeal to a cultured dining affair.

There are a dozen more “traditional” dining spots still considered classy beyond the ordinary fare offered out in the rest of the world. Five lounges and bars compliment the two larger nightclubs on property for when you’re ready for an afternoon cocktail or an evening nightcap.

The seven storefronts on the Encore Esplanade is only the closest portion of the larger upscale shopping complex on the Wynn property. The Wynn Plaza Shops, the Wynn Esplanade, and the Encore Esplanade have sixty three boutique shops that offer high end designer merchandise including fine French perfumes, tailored Italian suits, international leather goods, several high end watch shops including Rolex and Breitling among others.

If all this window-shopping isn’t enough to quench your purchasing thirst, Encore Las Vegas is directly across the Strip from the Fashion Show Mall, offering even more high-end goods and refined purchases that will satisfy your browsing dreams.

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Every thirty minutes, the Lake of Dreams show explodes into life with 40 feet of waterfall being lit with dazzling lights, sweeping music, and amazing images that encourage your spirits. The Encore Theater regularly hosts international entertainment headliner acts in the 1500 seat venue. 60000 square feet of convention space have meeting rooms names after famous composers to fit the “encore” theme.

The pools are a well-deserved respite from the Nevada heat, one of the pools being “European” themes includes the ability to sunbathe topless. 29 luxury cabanas await to accommodate your relaxation in the sun, and when night falls, two world-class nightclubs are on site to entertain you through the evening and even into the morning. XS is popular, but the Encore Beach Club will draw revelers from all up and down the Las Vegas Strip.

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The Rooms And Gaming Space of the Encore

Rooms at the Encore Las Vegas are all worthy of their designation of “suites” and each of them are larger than the available standard rooms at the sister hotel of The Wynn. A minimum of 745 square feet and larger, these rooms have been designed with the classy traveler in mind and will not disappoint those looking for that something “extra” in their Las Vegas stay.

Encore Resort suites have a living space area and in the bathroom, a marble oversized tub. The floor to ceiling windows grant you magnificent views. The Encore Panoramic View Suites will give you stunning views of the strip, and actually include an LCD television in the bathroom! If you are looking for larger apartment-style suites, the Encore Tower Suites has options all the way up to a three-bedroom duplex with 5829 square feet and a private pool!

Sure, you want to gamble while in Las Vegas, but you don’t want to leave the cool and fun relaxation of the swimming pool… Well the Encore Las Vegas has you covered with poolside gaming.

Whether you decide to take in the gaming tables in the 80000 square foot casino, the tech-savvy sportsbook, anywhere in Nevada through the Wynn app, or while swimming in the sun-drenched European pool, you can enjoy the excitement of Las Vegas gambling nearly anywhere on Encore property.

The dedicated poker room will remind you why you like to play the game, for the excitement and the thrill of the action. Wynn Encore Las Vegas offers everything you need to truly enjoy your time in Las Vegan Nevada, all you need to do is show up!

Fast Facts About The Encore Las Vegas Resort and Casino

  • Developer Steve Wynn purchased the famous Desert Inn as a gift for his wife and then built The Wynn and Encore on the property.
  • At 631’ tall it is the second tallest occupied building on the strip, topped only by the Palazzo.
  • The Encore Las Vegas has been awarded the prestigious AAA 5-Diamond rating every year since it opened.
  • Has 49 floors, listed as 63 floors due to the elimination of superstition floors 13, 2, 3, 4, 40-49.
  • Forbes Travel Guide lists the Wynn and Encore Las Vegas as the largest and second largest 5-Star hotels in the world.
  • The “Sinatra” restaurant pays homage to Encore’s location on the old Desert Inn where Frank Sinatra got his start.

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