California Hotel and Casino
Address: Las Vegas, Nevada, 12 E Ogden Ave, Las Vegas, NV 89101Site: http://www.thecal.com/
Las Vegas This casino property is situated in Las Vegas, near Las Vegas City Hall. Another nearby point of interest is Las Vegas Library. Swimming pool California Hotel and Casino provides a restaurant, a bar/lounge, and wireless Internet access. Other amenities include an arcade/game room and complimentary parking. Refrigerators Guestrooms have cable television, air conditioning, and cable/satellite TV; rooms also include refrigerators and hair dryers.
Property amenitiesSwimming poolRestaurant(s) in hotelRoom service (limited hours)Parking (free)Parking (secure)Number of rooms: 781Dry cleaning/laundry serviceArcade/game roomParking (valet) Fees ApplyBar/loungeInternet access in public areas - surchargeInternet access - wireless
Room amenitiesInternet access - wirelessCable/satellite TVAir conditioningInternet access - surchargeRefrigeratorHair dryerIron/ironing boardIn-room safeTelevision - Cable service
Will stay there againThe hotel was nice, room was great. I selected the California because refrigerators are standard in their rooms along with hair dryers, irons & ironing boards. There is also a safe in the room. Even though it had new wall paper some of it was peeling and the exhaust fan came on when the bathroom light was turned on. But over all we (my mother & I) really enjoyed our stay.Rating:5
Wonderful HotelThe rooms were really very nice. The employees were very helpful. The 24 hour restaurant serves the lowest priced food in Vegas, but its actually pretty good. Couldnt believe how great this hotel was for the price!Rating:4
Going backOver all the hotel was pleasant and well kept.The restaurants were excellent and good prices. Only down fall was there was no AC in the room, but there was a central fan that kept the room comfortable in the 100+ degree weather outside. I would recommend and will stay again at this hotel.Rating:5
Aloha away from HomeIt was an excellent hotel for the price. Although the rooms are all non-smoking, the smoke still managed to find its way in through the vents. I would recommend this hotel to others, it was relaxing and unpretentious, the staff was friendly, and had a very good restaurant and snack bar. Just watch that first step getting out of the tub!Rating:5
Modest, clean rooms at a great priceThis was a great place to stay. Clean rooms, comfortable beds, and one of the best rates in Las Vegas.Rating:4
nice valuenice value, and Main Street hotel is attached to the California, nice buffet.Rating:5
Cant wait to go backHaving lived in Hawaii for 3 years, this hotel brought back fond memories and generated a longing to visit the island again. All of the staff were willing to help and very polite and courteous. I know that this is not on the main strip but it is in a location where if you want to sleep you can.Rating:4
A Definate YesEnjoyed the convenient location to the gaming and activities of Fremont street without the noise or crowds of the larger hotels. Room was comfortable and clean. Pool area hardly used at all....very relaxing and great for cooling off in the 100+ degree days. Food at cafe restaurant acceptable given pricing. Steak house & Pasta restaurant more expensive but definately worth it! Overall very impressed with accomodations given the value / pricing.Rating:5
Cant go wrong with The Cal!Nice place, updated rooms, clean and comfortable, right next to Binions and other hot spots on Freemont St. Loved my stay there, way cheaper than the strip, the food is also cheaper downtown, and the trolley is very convenient for a $3 ticket to get to the strip. I will stay there again.Rating:4
Good for the priceEverything went well till the last day. We had late check out but the cleaner came in and cleaned with our things still in the room. This would have been okay except they took our things left on the night stand (phone charger, air sick pill, etc.) We got the charger back after 45 minutes. They addressed the problem very slowly. After several calls (it was their lunch time) they came around.Rating:5
economical and restfulthis was a great place to stay. the rooms were clean and comfortable. it was a very relaxed atmosphere and off the strip, so no hustle and bustle. I will stay there again. the restaurant was great and others were within walking distance.Rating:5
really enjoyed my stay at California HotelRoom service was at its very best. Ask and we recived what asked for. Really liked room service 150%. would stay there again, which i did stay several times in the past. Casino staff very helpful, friendly. check in station excellent, friendly but for the check out clerk wasnt to freindly, not much helpful, but will return in the futureRating:5
Great People, Great Atmosphere, Great HotelClean rooms that are spacious and comfortable. Staff is courteous and friendly.Rating:5
Works for wanderingDowntown hotel, next to Fremont Street. Not as congested as the Strip. Room was clean, little older. While not as big as rooms at some of the hotels along the strip, this one is fine, if a little dated. It seems like the second home for Hawaiians.
Travelers tip on diningLate night specials in the cafe after 11pm ....Oxtail soup anyone?Rating:5
Great Hotel Choice!We stayed at the California Hotel over Memorial Day weekend 2009. We initially chose the Fremont Hotel but they were out of rooms. Needless to say we were very satisfied with the Hotel and cleanliness. If I have to mention any kind of "complaint" it would be that we werent given a door hanger that says to not come in and clean the room - but I dont think that counts as a complaint.
Travelers tip on nightlifeThe Fremont Street Experience is within walking distance from the Hotel so theres lots of free entertainment!!!Rating:5
Nice low key hotelCentral to all the good places without the hype and cost of LasVgas.Rating:5
Very satisfiedWe were pleasantly surprised by the size of the room...very spacious. Loved the local style restaurants too.Rating:5
Going back again!We stayed 5/8. The check-in was fast and friendly. Our room was clean, and thanks to other reviews we knew what to expect. The bed was comfortable and linens clean. The only bad thing about our room was the bathroom. Where the shower meets the wall, the wallpaper was coming apart slightly from the wall. And the tub faucet was loose from the wall-I was afraid one of us would pull it out or break it when turning it on to shower. Other than that, everything about our stay was perfect. We dont live in the bathroom, so we did not let that ruin our stay. My husband really liked it too and we are going back 5/22 if that tells you anything. The California is our new favorite place to stay. The room service breakfast was very good and the food was hot. Nice, inexpensive getaway.
Travelers tip on diningThe Pasta Pirate has good food. Room service for breakfast is great if you dont like crowds and was fairly inexpensive.Rating:5
Friendly and InexpensiveEveryone we came in contact with was very friendly. The room was very clean and more than adequate. The price was great. Would stay there again.Rating:5
ImpressedI was very impressed. Fast check in services. Room was clean and when I asked for extra linens, I got them immediately. Overall very good.Rating:2
NO ALOHA SERVICE AS CLAIMED!!!!!!!!!!My husband, myself and our 10 month old daughter stayed in the California Hotel for two nights, we were in town for family. You could see the hotel when you exit the 515 fwy. When we got there the self parking was terrible, we had to wait about 15 minutes (which is too long considering we had a screaming infant and we drove from L.A. and weve been sitting in the car) we finally found parking and we ended up on the rooftop. We had passed by several employees and none of them were smiling or saying hello, no aloha service here!!! I have to say the check in process was fast but I found absolutely no hint of customer service throughout our stay at this hotel. To get to our room we had to go the west tower elevators and pass through the casino, it was extremely smoky and we found it very difficult to breathe, I wouldnt recommend this place if you have young children, unless you dont mind them inhaling the second hand smoke, but if you do mind I suggest hotels on the strip, we couldnt smell the smoke there. We were in room 2139. It was clean, BUT not spotless. It was a bit dusty and smoky too, which posed a problem due to the fact that we had out 10 month old daughter and my husband is asthmatic. We booked this hotel because we got an okay deal on expedia and because of all the great reviews and the photos looked decent. I would never bring my family back here again, the service was extremely poor and the hotel needs major updating.Rating:4
Not bad for the price.This was my first time staying in Vegas off the strip. The California Hotel overall was not a bad place to stay. The room was clean and comfortable and the pool on the 3rd floor deck was great for a little sun tanning. Its less than 1 block from the Freemont Experience which makes the location nice. It has a smaller gambling area but is nicely divided between table games and slots. Overall, I give it a 4 out of 5.Rating:4
Great Value!We stayed at Main Street last year, and I expected The Califronia to be the same since they were equivalent in price. The Califronia is actually much better with a cleaner more updated look, which also came with a flat screen TV. Not like that mattered much since the hotel only gives you about 10 channels, but its nicer nonetheless. The cafe downstairs is very cheap and its actually not bad at all. Only 15 minutes from the strip, its a good hotel if youre looking for value!