Encore Las Vegas Resort Suite : The VegasTripping Review 2009

Review of the Resort Suite at Encore Las Vegas

Posted by Chuckmonster

Encore Las Vegas Room Review Photos - Bath

The Bath

The bath features individual hot and cold faucets at easy arms reach, marble splash guards, a large bar of soap and a towel close at hand. The black marble shelf continues from inside the shower stall.

Mounted on the wall above the tub are reproductions of two linocuts (engravings in linoleum) from the Pasiphae series by French fauvist artist Henri Matisse. The left linocut is entitled Pasiphae, the right Pasiphae Embracing an Olive Tree. In Greek mythology, Pasiphae was the daughter of Helios - the sun - and was married to King Minos of Crete. Later, she was cursed by Poseidon to be sexually attracted to a white bull, which she could only 'stimulate' by climbing into a hide-covered, wooden framed cow get up.

A supremely kinky variation on a Trojan horse!

What any of this has to do with 'Encore' is beyond my grand imagination, but the analytical pursuit is part and parcel of what makes Encore the wonder it is.

As for the tub, it is deeper than most, but feels a little shorter than the ones on the Wynn side. Perhaps the very avant garde water spout poking out of the wall and the white tub represents the 'bull' and guests are Pasiphae. In which case... ouch. Or... it represents the relationship of Pasiphae with Poseidon - god of the deep - which landed these specific Matisse linocuts above the tub. I'll stop now.

Encore Las Vegas Room Review Photos - Sinks


The bathroom at Encore is - in structure - nearly identical to the bathrooms in the standard rooms at Wynn Las Vegas. Lighting is mounted onto the mirror, which is mounted to floor to ceiling mirrors on the entire wall. The counter features two sunk in sinks, a make up mirror, small flat panel tv mounted in clear view of the tub and copious amounts of towels stored beneath the top lit cabinetry.

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Comments & Discussion

This has to be THE definitive review of Encore's rooms. Nicely done.

I love the houndstooth. Like the lattice pattern, I found the houndstooth used subtly throughout the resort, especially in the spa. Interestingly enough, my room did not have it but all the other ones I saw did.

Room 1948? Is it because the Chinese think 4 is a very very unlucky number? Nice review BTW

taking the Chinese numerology a step further, for the I Ching freaks out there: 1 9 4 8=22, 2 2=4, and as the lovely RockChick already noted, 4 is unlucky. The I Ching is an ancient chinese prophesizing/divination/fortune telling system, basing everything on the numbers 1-9.

Wonderful review, as always. Gracias. Encore's suites reflect everything presented in the casino and esplanade, but in a more subtle, sleek way. The suite itself doesn't look as glitzy as Palazzo's suites, but the overall package seems to be far more appealing than Palazzo. I still regret taking Excalibur's free room offer....

Just got home from a three day stay at Encore and this was nearly the perfect summary of our trip. While we lacked any shower problems, the door had to be pushed on very hard to get open and then closed very slowly unless you push it closed. The house keeper told us that most of them are the opposite, slaming shut way too fast. Left her a $40 tip (since we were going to be there 4 days) and asked for some extra towels ... came back that night to find two stacks of fresh and fluffy towels nearly 2 feet high. She even came back the next day to say thank you and ask if we needed anything else. My only complaint about the Encore is that you MUST go on the strip to get there. Most places have a back entrance for self parking or valet off of Koval or Frank Sinatra (depending on what side of the strip your on) but to get into the Encore you must turn off of the Strip and on to Wynn Blvd. Still the Nicest place on the Strip ATM.

Hi Chuck.... greetings from Deltacape after a long hiatus... That's a great review of Encore... We're planning a visit to the city in a few weeks and will surely check out Steve's new creation... Nice job!

The "Shatphone". In case of emergency, please dial housekeeping or the front desk, for more shat-paper. Thank you, and enjoy your stay.

does anyone have any idea where you can buy the popcorn?
or who packages them for wynn/encore?

I am planning a trip to Vegas in May and my package includes the 700 sqft RESORT SUITE at the Encore. Does anyone have any "tips" or "comments" for me? Feedback on their RESORT ROOMS would be helpful. Do they come with a view? If so ~ what are my options? Thx in advance ~ much appreciated!!

stood at encore last year and will return this year. amazing room with excellent service from bell staff, front desk and maids. my 1 single gripe that I can make is that I was sad to see it was not a jetted bath tub. I kinda expected a Wynn hotel to have that going for it but was disappointed to not see that. everything is phenomenal and is the best room I have stayed in vegas. so much so , i am returning for my bday.

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