I stayed at the Encore Las Vegas hotel shortly after surviving my previous night at the Excalibur Las Vegas hotel. This is definitely a huge compare and contrast reviews from one of the worst hotels in Las Vegas (Excalibur) to one of the best hotels in Las Vegas (Encore). I booked the Encore Las Vegas hotel for 8,450 American Airlines miles a night and it also included a $50 resort credit which is a bargain considering the nightly rate at the hotel is $199+ taxes.
I drove from the Excalibur hotel and parked at the Wynn Las Vegas rooftop. I like parking at the Wynn rooftop because there’s always plenty of parking and it’s an easy walk from the Wynn to its sister hotel, the Encore via the esplanade.
I’ve stayed at the Encore many times including the Tower Suites, Parlor Suites, and Salon Suites. I tried the $20 trick at the Tower Suites, but was shot down. They offered a $55 up-charge which I politely declined. Instead, I went to the regular check-in area and tried the $20 trick again. The agent gave me back the $20 and told me that I could tip her if she did a good job. At this point, I asked her if I could have a Panoramic View Room (high floor with a Strip View). She said that she could upgrade me for $30, which I politely declined. I asked her if there were any better rooms available and she found a room on the 22nd floor with a partial Strip View. I tipped her $10 afterwards for helping me find some sort of Strip view as I was disappointed she could not get me a panoramic view. I was staying for two nights so it was a great $5/night upgrade for a partial Strip View.
I made a video of the Resort King Suite at the Encore Las Vegas hotel:
The Suite was pretty large and felt more like a Junior Suite because of the way the room is set up. I call it a Junior Suite because if you can see your bed from the living room sofa, it’s not a one-bedroom suite. Since most of the details are explained in the video, I will leave you pictures of the room.
There is also a mini bar area where items are automatically charged to your room if it’s removed for more than 60 seconds.
The bathroom contained a double basin sink with Encore bath amenities, large bathtub, shower, and two bathrobes. You can also watch TV from the shower and bathtub via remote control.
The best part about the room was the amazing mountain and strip views of beautiful Las Vegas.
The bad part about the Encore hotel is the daily $25.00 resort fee. It’s easily waived if you demonstrate that the Wi-Fi speeds are a problematic during your stay. I had a great time at the hotel with no complains. It was definitely eye-opening to go from a $20 room to a $200 room and I am just absolutely spoiled by large suites as I spend a lot of time in the hotel room.