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Old 05-25-05, 12:05 PM
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New Wynn casino reviews?

I believe I saw where a member was going to be staying there opening weekend etc..

Just curious to hear fellow dvd talker's thoughts on the new place.

I'm hoping to stay there after my next vegas trip (going in mid june staying ny, ny), and wanted to see if there really is a reason to pay the extra.. besides the flashy plasma tv.
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Old 05-25-05, 01:18 PM
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I wanted to check it out when i'm there later this year. I don't think i'll be staying there any time soon though.
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Old 05-27-05, 02:43 PM
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Hottest waitresses/drink servers on the strip.... didn't see an ugly one there the night we went !!!

Very nice casino/hotel also, but didn't see any rooms. Checked some package prices and saw Wynn for cheaper than Bellagio, only like $100 p/p more than NY/NY for a 4 night stay... for that i'd definatly check it out.
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Old 05-27-05, 02:49 PM
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Wow...that isn't half bad (the pricing) As for the waitresses.....

*Adds Wynn Casino to list of places to see*
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Old 05-27-05, 03:22 PM
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What is the average room rate per night?
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Old 05-27-05, 06:12 PM
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Originally Posted by greg9x
Hottest waitresses/drink servers on the strip.... didn't see an ugly one there the night we went !!!

Very nice casino/hotel also, but didn't see any rooms. Checked some package prices and saw Wynn for cheaper than Bellagio, only like $100 p/p more than NY/NY for a 4 night stay... for that i'd definatly check it out.
Good to hear.

I'm def going to have to spend sometime there come June 24th trip..
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Old 05-28-05, 11:00 PM
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I checked it out very briefly a couple weeks ago. Personally, I don't think they've outdone Bellagio, but it's right up there. It's beautiful and immaculate inside...there is an atrium similar to the one at Mirage and Bellagio...they have high end shops comparable to those at Caesar's Shops at the Forum or the Bellagio...the small pond and wall of cascading water are okay, but you can only see that from inside the building, so there's nothing comparable to Bellagio's fountains or Mirage's volcano for folks walking on the street to enjoy. It is very classy though--particularly its sign, which isn't gaudy or the size of a 747.

Wynn is very, very nice, but it just didn't sweep me off my feet like I thought it might. And as a caveat, I didn't stay there and there is a lot of development still taking place on the property, so it's tough to really assess the place yet. I don't think anyone would be disappointed staying there...definitely worth checking out.
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Old 05-30-05, 02:14 PM
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Wynn is also the place where Daniel Negreanu is playing a series of heads-up matches against other pros for between 100,000 and 500,000. I'm not sure when the next one is scheduled, but if you want to go help inflate his already over-inflated ego, now is your chance
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Old 05-30-05, 02:41 PM
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No matter how nice it is, the location sucks. First time I went to Vegas, stayed at the Desert Inn (what used to be on the site). Excellent hotel/casino, but it was a hike to the great casinos to the south. Although, it was a little shorter cab ride to OG.
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Old 05-30-05, 02:43 PM
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Originally Posted by Red Dog
No matter how nice it is, the location sucks. First time I went to Vegas, stayed at the Desert Inn (what used to be on the site). Excellent hotel/casino, but it was a hike to the great casinos to the south. Although, it was a little shorter cab ride to OG.
I agree. It's certainly not the best location for a property of that type, considering the farther you go north the worse parts of town you are getting into.
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I thought it was so-so. I played the old golf course and loved it. I am not ready to play Wynn's course for .5K. The buffet is great but a little pricey. I was not impressed with the physical plant and feel the Mirage, Bellagio and Mandalay are more impressive.
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Originally Posted by Red Dog
No matter how nice it is, the location sucks. First time I went to Vegas, stayed at the Desert Inn (what used to be on the site). Excellent hotel/casino, but it was a hike to the great casinos to the south. Although, it was a little shorter cab ride to OG.
Nothing has ever been able to replace the Desert Inn for me. I particularly liked staying in the Wimbledon tower rooms. It was so low-key. You didn't even have to go through a casino to get to your room and you could park right by it.

I never found the distance to the southern casinos a problem to walk to.
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I never found the distance to the southern casinos a problem to walk to.
Were you there when it was 115 out?
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Were you there when it was 115 out?
Maybe 110 at most. I generally didn't go there in the middle of the summer.

But it wasn't much different than where I came from -- Phoenix.
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Old 08-04-05, 12:32 PM
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From what I've heard, the Wynn is nice, but it's mostly designed to be REALLY nice for the people who stay there. Not people who are in Vegas but not staying at the Wynn. We're going to be in Vegas in September, so we'll be checking the Wynn out. Maybe eating there. I'd really like to see Avenue Q too, but I don't know if that will work out.
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Old 08-04-05, 12:42 PM
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Nothing has ever been able to replace the Desert Inn for me. I particularly liked staying in the Wimbledon tower rooms. It was so low-key. You didn't even have to go through a casino to get to your room and you could park right by it.

Yep - very laid back and relaxing. It catered to an older crowd, which means you didn't see the eye-candy (except for waitresses) that you would see in the other casinos. I loved the sportsbook - it was small, but never crowded with very comfortable seats and great drink service.
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I toured the Wynn last month (July 4th weekend), and it was very nice. I would say it is nicer than Bellagio, yet I wouldn't say it "outdid" Bellagio. The Bellagio fountains are so amazing, that it will always trump anything else for a while (imo).

The inside of the casino is the nice part about Wynn for sure. It is so elagant and classy, and didn't really have a lot of gaudy decor that a lot of the nice casinos can't seem to get away from. There was a lot of natural light, as opposed to the casino area of Bellagio, which always seems dark to me.

I'm a gadget/tech freak, and by far the coolest thing about the casino is their sign. It has the usual jumbotron-type display, but the actual display moves. And it is very, very cool.
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What are the table minimums? How crowded are they? How was the sportsbook?
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Originally Posted by Red Dog
No matter how nice it is, the location sucks. First time I went to Vegas, stayed at the Desert Inn (what used to be on the site). Excellent hotel/casino, but it was a hike to the great casinos to the south. Although, it was a little shorter cab ride to OG.
I think the new monorail solves most of those problems...for $10 a day you can ride all you want and can get up and down the strip in a fairly quick amount of time.
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I think the new monorail solves most of those problems...for $10 a day you can ride all you want and can get up and down the strip in a fairly quick amount of time.

Yeah, when it works.

Also, the monorail doesn't run by the Wynn.
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Originally Posted by Red Dog
What are the table minimums? How crowded are they? How was the sportsbook?
I didn't gamble at all while I was there...and the reason will answer your second question--VERY crowded. But, I was there on one of the busiest weekends of the year, and the hotel had been open for 1 month at the time, so there were a LOT of people walking around and gambling there.

It's hard to describe the sportsbook. It seemed kind of small to me, and wasn't anything more than a large rectangular room with a smallish entrance to it in one corner. I have 2 pictures of it, but they are both pretty blurry. That's how crowded the casino was--I was trying to keep up with the flow of people in the walkway, and took the pictures as I was moving. (well, that..and I was with several people in my group)
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Here are some pictures I took at the casino:

Notice the differences in the sign in each of these pics to understand what I described above...







Either the casino was darker than I remembered, or my camera just didn't capture the correct lighting...









These might make you dizzy:





Further proof of how busy Vegas was. I had NEVER been in traffic this thick heading north past Treasure Island. The traffic in front of Wynn was stop and go. So slow that this dude was able to keep up with traffic while *pushing* his VW down the strip:

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Looks exactly like Bellagio on the inside, judging from those pics.
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