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So to recap (more for my own ailing memory than anything else), we were road tripping from San Francisco to Las Vegas, stopping off in Death Valley in between, with the ambitious intention of taking it on to the Grand Canyon (considering this would have involved traversing two states...VERY ambitious!)
The harsh reality was somewhat …
Deze ochtend hebben we gebruikt om de auto nog wat uit te ruimen en onze spullen te reorganiseren..wat hebben we ondertussen toch alweer veel aangeschaft!
Nadat we dit alles gedaan hadden was het 10 uur geworden en gingen we op weg naar Las Vegas en daar hadden we heel veel zin in. Het vooruitzicht van een paar dagen voordat we naar huis …
Ondanks het feit dat we erg laat in bed lagen en ook met de nodige drankjes daarbij, waren we toch om 08.30 uur alweer wakker. Dus toen voor het eerst ons broodroosterje getest, echt ideaal!!
Na het ontbijt hebben we op ons gemak gebruik gemaakt van het internet (dit kost 14 dollar per 24 uur, dus dan is het wel goed om dit niet voor niets …
Weer gewoon op tijd wakker, we zitten echt in een bepaald ritme.
Vanochtend zouden we voor het eerst eens gaan werken aan het krijgen van een kleurtje, zodat mensen toch zien dat je met vakantie bent geweest en je niet met de wallen onder je ogen op het werk verschijnt:-)
Dus om 10.30 uur hadden we het geluk om een bedje aan de …
So, a momentous day in current events, but an uneventful one for the most part for Philstina (yes, my husband and I have a celebrity moniker). Hillary won Ohio, Brett Favre retired and we returned to our hotel room tonight with lighter wallets. Ahh, the joys and seductions of Vegas! I cast my absentee ballot last week, but Phil headed to our poll …
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Anyone else notice that the place stinks.
Snotty staff, overpriced and overall bitterly disappointing. The bellagio is just so much better this seems like a real backwards step.
The girls waiting in the casino were terrific tho'
Wynn wins again
This review is intended to give everyone a few more details about Wynn's new Mega Resort. My wife and I just got back from spending 3 nights at the ultra luxurious Wynn Resort. I would like to say that everything was picture perfect; however, I would not be telling the whole truth so I will try and stay as unbiased as possible. First off, Steve Wynn has succeeded in creating a resort on the strip that doesn't feel like a hotel on the strip. The mountain that is placed in front of the hotel helps to create a very private feel to the place. Wynn, no doubt, wanted his new Resort to feel like a destination unto itself and he accomplished this by incorporating more intimate spaces throughout the hotel. He also set his hotel apart by turning off all the typical noise in the Casino from the various slots and other gambling machines. It is amazing how much more of a relaxed atmosphere this creates. Second Wynn wanted his guest to feel very special. For instance, when you pick up your room key, the key has your name emblazoned in Gold. Look at your state of the art, in room phone and there is your name across the top of the LCD screen. Turn on your television and along with Wynn's name, there is your name welcoming you before you begin channel surfing. Call anywhere in the hotel and you are greeted by your name. Although Wynn has managed to print his name on more things within the hotel than even Donald Trump could dream up, he didn't forget that you are supposed to be the focus of his hospitality. When we checked in, the lines were long and we had to wait for a long time. But we received a phone call the next day saying that we were given a $100.00 credit for the long check-in. The other not so great thing we encountered was a clogged toilet upon checking into our room left over from the previous occupants. It took 3 calls and 4 hours to get someone up to the room to fix it, however, we were given a $50.00 credit for the inconvenience. One tip, if you need anything done, don't call housekeeping, they didn't seem to have their act together, instead call the front desk, they were on everything instantly! Here are my thoughts on the some of the things I've been asked about most.
Rooms - The spacious standard room at the Wynn is now my favorite room on the strip. I have stayed at Mandalay Bay, Bellagio, Mirage, Luxor, Monte Carlo, Tropicana and others but Wynn is now my new favorite. The room is equipped with a large wide marble/travertine entry, Electronic Sheers and Curtains, large screen Plasma TV that also acts as your internet access point by using the wireless keyboard provided, a Plasma TV in the bathroom for those long soaks in the tub or getting ready for going out. In addition each rooms has an HP all in one printer, separate shower and deep soaking tub, dual sinks, vanity with vanity mirror, luxurious high thread count linens, extra large pillows, slippers, robes, snacks, mini bar, safe, fantastic big windows which in our case overlooked the beautiful Tom Fazio designed golf course. This view made you think you were in Palm Springs, not Vegas. The rooms color and decor reminded me of the French Riviera with their bright inviting color tones. The bathroom amenities were generous sized Bambu products complete with shoe shine kits, lotion, soaps, shampoo, conditioner, shower cap, shoe horn and other items.
Pool - Pools are important to my wife and I. Thankfully Wynn's did not disappoint. It is not the best pool system (I still believe Mandalay Bay has the best) but in all fairness, the grounds were beautiful, the Cabana's were simply the best I have every rented due to the fact that they are constructed buildings, not just a tent structure. Inside the cabana, you had your refrigerator, overhead fan, Apple IPOD (you'll need to ask for the IPOD) Waters, Juices, Lots and Lots of Towels, Pretzels, Mixed Nuts, Plasma TV, Private Patio, table, divan, personal waiter and that's just the stuff I remember. The cost was $250 for the whole day or $125.00 for a half day rental which is either 9am to 12 or 1pm to 5 pm. (I don't believe they advertise the half day usage but its available if you ask.) The main pool is shaped like a Barbell with two oval pools at each end connected by a long waterway between them. Wynn also has a European Pool (topless) behind the Pool Bar area which has some very cool floating Pads standing in the midst of the Pool to sunbathe on. Drinks were on the expensive side but were top shelf. The signature Pineapple Mojito was a real delight and not to be missed. If I have one complaint about the Pool area, it is that it did not contain a water features such as a waterfall or fountains. For sun worshippers, grab your loungers or cabanas closest to the European Pool/Pool Bar side of the Pool complex as the sun is blocked about 2pm on the Spa side.
Restaurants - Every restaurant including the ever present Buffet was fantastic. Two restaurants worth special attention was Red 8 (Chinese-the spicy dishes were phenomenal) and SW Steakhouse. Both had food that just made your mouth water for more. If Buffet is more your style, the Wynn Buffet had a wide selection and there were nice touches, such as when you grabbed the crab legs, they were already cut open for you, so all you had to do was eat the meat. The dessert station was the only area I felt didn't have an outstanding selection. The line for the Buffet, although looking deceptively short, is a long wait.
Atmosphere & Shopping - As already mentioned a lot of money went into making each section of the hotel a destination in its own right. The hotel entry leads you to the double Atrium complete with trees and flowers. It is not as nice as Bellagio's Atrium but nonetheless is very pretty. Wynn chose not to run with the Vegas crowd when he did his landscaping. Instead of the typical Palm Tree, Tropical Bush & Flower theme that every other hotel has, he chose Trees and Plants such as Pines, Firs, Roses and Rhododendrons which added a relaxing Mountain Air quality to the atmosphere which I never would have guessed made me feel more relaxed than the standard tropical fare. Check-in overlooks a giant water wall and Reflection Lake beneath it which becomes a fantastic video water show in the evenings that is mesmerizing. Shopping consists of high end boutiques such as Dior, Channel, Manolo Blahnik, Louis Vuitton, Oscar del la Rente as well as other shops like the Gizmos shop which had some great electronic toys! Plus the Fashion Mall which has every other store you could think of right across the street. So for serious shoppers out there, you will love the vast selection of places to spend your money.
Salon/Spa - The salon was first rate and even featured a true Barbershop for men. Try a straight edge razor shave with Tony and he'll teach you how a proper shave is to be done. Many of the employees in this and other departments were actually employed by Bellagio and other high end Resorts. All of them without exception said they came over to Wynn Resort because of the great working atmosphere that Steve Wynn provides his employees. My wife and I did not get a chance to use the Spa, so I'll have to leave that for another reviewer.
Le Reve (the show) - This was my biggest disappointment. Having loved 'O' at Bellagio and 'Mystere' at Treasure Island, and knowing that Franco Dragone who choreographed the aforementioned shows along with Celine Dion's 'New Day' I had high hopes that Le Reve would blow me away.........It did not......and felt like a rehash of O, Mystere and New Day but not nearly as good. I have learned from this experience that I will not be the first to rush out and see the new shows because evidently they go through quite a bit of tweaking to get it right and Le Reve has a lot of things to get right. Incidentally, anyone with younger children should be advised that during one segment of the show, a woman gymnast comes out topless across the water stage and performs her routine. I think where any kind of nudity takes place, audience members should be given notice of this fact so that they can make an informed choice on whether or not to see the show. There is no warning.
I hope this review provides others with a better overview of Wynn Resort. I have long used Trip Advisor when making decisions on where to stay and I wanted to do my part by contributing. Wynn has not lost his touch in creating a new style of atmosphere to enjoy the Vegas experience in. I would gladly stay at this resort again. To be fair, when next I go to Vegas there is only 3 places that I will stay........Wynn Resort........Bellagio.......Mandalay Bay. What will determine which one I choose will be which one has the best room rate during the time I am visiting. I venture to say however, that when I am staying at Bellagio or Mandalay, I'll be thinking that I could have been staying at Wynn.
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Just stayed at Wynn the night of May 3rd. While the hotel is impressive looking and the rooms are very nice and a good size, the hotel is definitely having issues being a new hotel. The service was awful. The people who were working were always nice to you, but they couldn't do anything. Upon check-in at 7pm, we were told no rooms were available as none were clean yet. The front desk people looked to be in a panic since they didn't know what to do. I asked one staff member whether it was a busy day for them to figure out why this was such a mess and they said that it was actually a dead day. Finally, someone told them to start putting guests into whatever room came available in the system. At that point, we were given rooms in the Tower Suite section which has a separate entrance and elevators. However, no one told us about the separate entrance and we went upstairs in the non-Tower Suite elevators. So we first went upstairs and then had to come back downstairs after not finding our room number. There were absolutely no signs anywhere warning guests about the different entrances and the person checking for room keys at the bottom of elevators was of no help. Finally, we got to our room and found it a complete mess as it had never been cleaned. After waiting 10 minutes to get the front desk on the phone (and yes, this was the average wait time for the front desk the entire stay as we had to call the front desk a lot). The room finally got cleaned around 9pm (after I had to take a shower in a dirty bathroom since they couldn't clean the room immediately). The rooms are comfortable, nice looking with great views (at least when they are clean!). The other main drawbacks is that it took 20 minutes to get from the nearest intersection by the property into the taxi drop-off section as the valet people had the poorly designed entrance in utter chaos at 1pm on a Wednesday afternoon (not even a weekend night, which might be understandable then). The restaurants where we tried to eat had long waits for lunch as well even though most had lots of empty tables. We asked the hostess why she wasn't seating people at the empty tables and she said she didn't know why but instead starting insisting that crowd amassing outside the Terrace Point restaurant needed to form an orderly line (even though we were already in there roped off line...very confusing). Its clear that the hotel is understaffed/undertrained and I would highly recommend waiting until the place gets settled in before staying here.
Never going back to Wynn
One of the worst places. Everything was a mess from the moment we got there. Save your money. Staff was friendly but too many technical problems with the hotel. I am never going back.
They have a few problems.
I stayed at the Wynn for one night this past Sunday.The hotel is very similar in design to the Bellagio.Flowers when you walk in and lots of high end overpriced shops.The shops being mainly high end is understandable but the price of a polo shirt with a Wynn golf logo on it was $130-$150,a Wynn light rain jacket also for golf was $395-$595.
The shirt should have been $30-$60 the jacket $80-$180,and that is taking into mind the Wynn factor.
The rooms are really nice and can be seen on their website.
The pools are also excellent easy to find a chair and lots of different sized pools to swim in.There is a cabana bar next to the pool that serves drinks and has blackjack but no food.
Now it's 2.45pm and I wanted to get something to eat by the pool.But no,they forgot to build a cafe by the pool.The closest place to get something to eat is the Terra Point Cafe which is by the entrance to the pool.The only snag was that the wait time was 45 minutes.I saw some people getting room service delivered to them,but was told this was only for cabanas.I ended up leaving the pool and going to my room and ordering room service.
All the restaurants close at 10.30pm except for the Terra Point Cafe,so 4 of us waited 1 hour at 11.30pm to eat some of the worst food ever.The meatloaf is bone dry,we asked for gravy,they didn't have any.The fish and chips are 3 small pieces of batter with a little bit of fish in it.My other two friends had ravioli and they said it was okay.
Also all the silverware was dirty and the salt and pepper shakers were straight out of Burger King.
The last day we had lunch outside at the country club which overlooks the 18th green,food was good and reasonably priced.
If you gamble there and are not betting huge you will NOT get comped.I played 5 hours at Pai Gow Poker $200 average bet and was told that I was boderline,but no comp.
I thought I was going to be blown away by this resort but I actually like the Bellagio more.It has similar pools a better comp system and restaurants which are open after 10.30pm that serve excellent food.The only thing the Wynn beats it in,is the rooms.
I would go back to the Wynn to have dinner before 10.30pm in one of the nice restaurants but not to stay there,unless they make some changes.
Loved the Wynn!!!
I just got back from opening weekend. I was there from Friday April 29th-Sunday, May 1. While I could go on and on about what did not go smoothly at the hotel this weekend, I am going to focus on the positive and assume that all that did not go right were just opening weekend bugs. We expected them so we did not allow these little things to ruin our weekend.
On to the positive - these hotel is truly amazing! The property is by far the most luxurious property on the strip. We are frequent guests of the Venetian & Bellagio. I think the only reason we would stay at either one of those properties from here on out is if the Wynn was sold out on the dates we were going.
We booked a resort room for this weekend. We paid the extra 50 a night for a "panoramic view, corner room" which in our mind was well worth it. The corner rooms will get you a whole other window and when they are floor to ceiling windows, this makes a huge difference with making the room feel very open. The resort rooms are their most basic rooms but don't let the word basic fool you. They are luxurious and have a very open feel. They did a great job of not cluttering the room with items just because there was room.
We went to dinner at Okada on Friday night. We ate at the teppanyaki tables (Benihana style cooking). The setting was breathtaking. The tepanyaki tables have their own room and are surrounded by lush landscaping, the mountain, koi ponds and an awesome waterfall. While you will certainly pay more here than your typical Benihana dinner (80 for lobster, 140 for Kobe beef, 70 for shrimp) we thought it was well worth the experience. We both had lobster and it was incredible. With some Sake, beers, and dinner - it was 250 for the two of us.
We were at the 7:30 Le Reve show. This theater is worth the price of admission alone. They really out did themselves here. The show itself was great but I am not sure I liked it more than "0" at the Bellagio. Le Reve is also very Cirque style. It was kind of comical watching people that either have not attended a Cirque De Soleil style show or were not fans of these shows. They were kind of scratching their head like they did not get it. I heard several older people at the tables saying... "I just didn't get it"
The casino and the shopping is beautiful. The natural light just floods this place. There are flowers everywhere. Don't miss all this by registration even if you are not guests. It is worth the stroll.
The one thing they did here that beats the other luxury hotels on the strip is that the guests of the hotel are number 1. While you need to be a high roller or in a suite in one of the other luxury hotels to get special treatment, this is not the case here. Even in one of their most basic rooms, you are given preferential treatment. Hotel guest can pass the line to get into the nightclub, get reservations at the restaurants ahead of anyone else, bypass the tax line out front - just everything.
OK - this is quite lengthy! Feel free to contact me and I will do my best to answer any ?'s you may have based on my experience here at this new fantastic hotel!
Rooms and options are outstanding
Even in it's opening week, when one could expect things to be a little rocky, the rooms, the service, the atmosphere were terrific. We stayed up on the 30th floor and the view was incredible. The rooms were spacious, well coordinated, and technologically advanced (flat screens, tv's in the tub area, great detail, and wonderful beds). Very personalized service. We sampled food at several restaurants - SW Steakhouse & Bartolotta's were outstanding - fresh, great flavors, terrific atmosphere. Had a make over at La Flirt - Rochelle was terrific. I don't want to mislead anyone - I did not have to consider cost. However, if you are looking for a great Las Vegas experience, you have found it. The staff takes pride in working for a prestigious and reputable employer. It shows in their approach to customer service. Even if you don't stay there, visit, stroll around and plan on eating somewhere! Consider making restaurant reservations. Gambling is a given!
The Wynn is pure pleasure
I am currently here in one of the smaller suites. This mega resort is amazing. I just wish the art museum was open. It makes the Bellagio and the Venetian look dated. Steve has taken the las vegas resort experience to the next level. I don't think there was another gathering of billionaires in one place like there was for the opening. I just wish I was one of them. The only reason I was invited is because my son helped design the property.