DISCLAIMER: I'm *not* a Las Vegas fan. My partner and I met friends there over the Christmas holidays because it was easiest, least expensive, way to get together.
For someone who doesn't like Las Vegas, The Encore is GREAT! It is a luxury hotel with a Casino and other 'trappings'. We walked the Strip a time or two over the five (5) days, but it was very easy to stay in our room (all are suites in the Encore) and read, relax, and enjoy.
DO NOT MISS - The Spa (separate mens and womens). WOW! I've been to spas and bathhouses all over, and this one is near the finest. Twice(!) we paid the Day Rate $30 and spent 3+ hours each time relaxing and simply enjoying the time.
You cannot be 'frugal' while staying at the Encore. You just can't....so don't.
I would love to try the Madarin Oriental Hotel at the other end of the Strip, but it would be tough to top the Encore.More
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