We recently stayed at the Encore Tower Suites, after previously staying in a resort suite, and would like to offer a comparisson of the 2. Prior to staying, we spent a lot of time looking at the differences and wondering if the premium is worth it. Hopefully the notes below will help someone who is deciding whether or not the upgrade to tower suites is worth it.
The advantages of the tower suites are basically this – A separate check in area including separate concierge, turndown service, complimentary bottled water, a separate pool, short hallways and fantastic service. Whether it’s worth it or not will depend if you value those things and the price you put on them. The separate check in is nice for when you’re checking in and also when returning to the hotel as the separate tower suites entrance from the strip is very close to the elevators. Turndown service isn’t really a big deal, you get a cute note, chocolates, your bed made up and towel’s replaced if needed. The bottled water is convenient, but I don’t get the deal with those mini bottles at the pool… normal size bottles would have been preferred. The separate pool definitely has multiple advantages over the regular pools, which some will prefer, however it is quite a hike and also a much quieter atmosphere. The short hallways, while i wasn’t expecting them to be a big deal, were definitely awesome. The walk to the room was literally 2 seconds, and while it’s not THAT big of a deal to walk 45 seconds or a minute to your room, you definitely appreciate the short distance. The service at tower suites really was as great as people make it out to be and people are usually willing to pay the premium just for that; however when you think about it…how often do you really interact with the employees … once a day? Twice a day?
Ultimately, if the tower suites were the same price as the resort suites, no doubt tower suites would be the choice. But since there not, it really depends whether the things I noted above are worth it to you and how much you value them. Personally, while they were nice I don’t know if I would pay $50 a night for them. For $20, I would consider them, but that’s just me… it really depends on your tastes.
If you would like to read the whole review of our stay, it can be found at: