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Old Jan 17, 11, 9:14 pm   #1
 
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Returning to Vegas, which hotel?

Hi All,

Last year we stayed at the Four Seasons for 6 nights in August and loved the private pool and the attentative pool service.

We are returning to Vegas this summer as we loved the whole experience so much.

We will quite happily return to the four seasons but could be persuaded to try out somewhere else.

Do any of the other hotels in Vegas offer the same or higher level of service and pool experience as the Four Seasons?

I've looked at the new Mandarin Oriental which gets great reviews but the pool looks pitiful!
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Old Jan 20, 11, 3:07 pm   #2
 
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I take it there isnt any then?
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Old Jan 20, 11, 3:49 pm   #3
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I suspect that one reason there aren't a lot of responses so far, is that the FS clientele is very loyal & devoted to the FS experience, and doesn't look to stay elsewhere when visiting Las Vegas.
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Old Jan 20, 11, 5:15 pm   #4
 
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I was more after the experiences of others that have stayed at other hotels and finding out what the pool, pool service etc are like.
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Old Jan 20, 11, 6:29 pm   #5
 
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I was more after the experiences of others that have stayed at other hotels and finding out what the pool, pool service etc are like.
I'm not sure I can give good advice because I'm the exact opposite of you regarding the FS pool. More attentive pool service doesn't make up for the fact that I'm sitting at a small and average type pool. I was also told by a friend that his upgrade to the FS room at Mandalay was disappointing and not worth it in his opinion. But you enjoyed it which is what matters to you.

Based on that and the things you enjoyed about FS, I'd suggest you seriously consider Encore. You can pay to get the extra service you're looking for, although I'm fairly sure the pool will be louder an busier than the FS. The overall experience would certainly be worth a try imho. I doubt you'd leave disappointed about anything (except may the price of a few things).
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Old Jan 21, 11, 7:20 am   #6
 
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Hi Lands.

Thanks for your reply. What was it you liked about the encore and what is the extra pool service you can pay for?
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Old Jan 21, 11, 10:10 am   #7
 
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Hi Lands.

Thanks for your reply. What was it you liked about the encore and what is the extra pool service you can pay for?
I've stayed at both the Four Seasons and Encore, as well as the Wynn. They could not be more different.

The physical plant at Encore and Wynn is nicer (and newer) than the FS, the casinos are nicer than the MB and the variety of food offerings is much wider. However, in my experience, even at the Tower Suites level at Encore/Wynn, you will not experience anything similar to the level of service (or the sense of calm) at the FS. You will pay for every privilege (e.g., cabanas) at Encore and the crowd is young and loud. The crowd is slightly older at Wynn, but no less boisterous.

If sitting by a nice pool and receiving good service is what you are looking for, I don't think there is any reason to choose a hotel other than the FS. The only reason that I ever choose to stay at Wynn/Encore is because I feel like I need more diversions at hand or have scheduled particular activities that require me to spend more time at the north end of the Strip.
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Old Jan 21, 11, 10:30 am   #8
 
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Thanks, jja34-1 that settles that then! FS it is.

Just waiting for a good rate!
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Old Jan 25, 11, 1:27 pm   #9
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1. FS - while rates are up some, there were reports of it being overrun with horribly behaved kids.

2. backup plan - if that happens, i would suggest heading over to MO and palms place to check things out there.

+ anyone done villa soleil (5) or private garden bungalows (9) at mandalay?

+ bacchus @ caesars - the PR says invite only, but elite traveler suggests you can book one of the (5) cabanas for $700. anyone heard anything?
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Old Feb 7, 11, 11:46 am   #10
 
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i think the MO is the way to go if youre looking for an escape. I was there for 3 days back in october. truly wonderful, personal, and attentive service. The dynasty suite is also very nice.
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