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helpmespock
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February 6th, 2020 at 6:08:45 PM permalink
I booked Treasure Island a while back for our annual March Break trip next month. The offer was $100 per night at TI for March 15th to 19th.

I have promotions from Wynn/Encore, but the best offer was for Encore and the nights of the 16th and 17th were abnormally high -- $239 each night. St. Patrick's Day probably boosted prices for those two nights.

Wynn was higher for all nights. I guess Wynn must have something going on to support the even higher prices.

The Encore part of the offer changed today to $119 per night for the entire trip.

My wife is reluctant to switch even though the difference is down to $19 per night. We stayed at Encore once before and the rooms and overall hotel are just as nice as the Wynn. The problem is that the Encore is 5 additional minutes walking distance to most places on the strip. My wife says save the $19 a night and just keep the TI booking.

Overall I'd say the TI rooms are fine. The Wynn/Encore rooms are better.

So the poll question is should I keep the TI booking or go with Encore?

SOOPOO I'd be interested to hear your take.

--helpmespock
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February 6th, 2020 at 6:14:45 PM permalink
Encore rooms are way more than $19 better than TI rooms. Easy choice.
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February 6th, 2020 at 7:03:38 PM permalink
Quote: helpmespock

The problem is that the Encore is 5 additional minutes walking distance to most places on the strip. My wife says save the $19 a night and just keep the TI booking.

Encore is top rated and most would suggest going for the Encore, but I'm hesitant to make any suggestions once I see those magic words "my wife says".
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February 6th, 2020 at 7:49:23 PM permalink
Is the $19 difference after resort fees and parking?

Encore is nice, but the casino has higher minimums, is much more for seniors, and prices for things are generally more. That $19 could be $190 by the end of the trip.

The rooms are very well appointed at WynnCore. Their beds are Mrs. Carumbaís favorite. If your wife hasnít been to Wynn or Encore before, I vote switch, but understand that you will pay more than $19 for the upgrade.
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February 6th, 2020 at 8:04:06 PM permalink
Stayed at encore which is amazing, never stayed at TI but I guarantee itís $19 better. Like previously said how much more is the resort fee at Wynn than TI and parking the same?
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February 6th, 2020 at 8:06:34 PM permalink
Quote: sodawater

Encore rooms are way more than $19 better than TI rooms. Easy choice.


Agreed. $119 for an Encore room sounds like a bargain.
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February 7th, 2020 at 5:32:07 AM permalink
No question. Encore by a mile.
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February 7th, 2020 at 5:50:39 AM permalink
The $19 is before the resort fees. I believe TI and Encore's resort fees are both $39 + tax. TI does offer the waiving of the resort fee, but we want the Wi-Fi with multiple devices at the higher speed which would end up costing just over $18 so we wouldn't really save as much.

I agree too that, because of higher minimums, I'll be paying more at Encore. Mind you I can choose not to gamble at Wynn/Encore, but I always try to give the place I'm staying some action so that I keep getting offers.

We have stayed at both TI and Encore before and been happy. Encore is better by $19, but added together -- being further, higher minimums -- my wife feels OK staying at TI.

If we could get the Wynn at just $19 more we'd take that for sure.

Oh one other data point is that I'm Canadian so the differences would be multiplied by 1.32. 8-)

I'll continue the conversation with my wife, and see what happens.

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February 7th, 2020 at 6:25:47 AM permalink
$19 is chump change in Vegas especially if you have a hard time sleeping due to mediocre mattresses. Iím sure youíll be much more comfortable at Encore, but you do have to walk a lot to get to the main part of the strip and to affordable eateries. I say itís a draw.
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February 7th, 2020 at 7:31:52 AM permalink
Quote: helpmespock

The $19 is before the resort fees. I believe TI and Encore's resort fees are both $39 + tax. TI does offer the waiving of the resort fee, but we want the Wi-Fi with multiple devices at the higher speed which would end up costing just over $18 so we wouldn't really save as much.

I agree too that, because of higher minimums, I'll be paying more at Encore. Mind you I can choose not to gamble at Wynn/Encore, but I always try to give the place I'm staying some action so that I keep getting offers.

We have stayed at both TI and Encore before and been happy. Encore is better by $19, but added together -- being further, higher minimums -- my wife feels OK staying at TI.

If we could get the Wynn at just $19 more we'd take that for sure.

Oh one other data point is that I'm Canadian so the differences would be multiplied by 1.32. 8-)

I'll continue the conversation with my wife, and see what happens.

--helpmespock



I dont think you should worry about playing where you are staying because of comps because you aren't getting much. I have never been to encore and I have the same rates as you are getting
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