Rated 3 out of 5 by vanessae Great if you have no plans for Strip
Our room was nice and really easy walking from Mob Museum (I recommend! ) and Fremont Experience. If those were our only plans the room would have worked perfectly. However we had tickets to a show at the tropicana and the taxi fees added up as well as the taxi to the airport seeing as downtown is farther. To save money I booked downtown but I didnt really save... so yea California is good if you just doing downtown
February 21, 2015
Rated 3 out of 5 by Brittnee Nice price
It is an appealing price to pay for a hotel that is very close to Freemont. however that's about all it has going for it. The customer service was awful they all act like you are disrupting their day, and that includes when your checking in. I had to ask to get the free play and buffet that came with the room and the worker just grabbed the papers handed them to me and stared, didn't even explain how to use them. Now to the room, my sink did not drain. I didn't call until the morning after I arrived and all she said was "you had a do not disturb sign up so what do you want me to do" I removed the sign and left so I wouldn't have to deal with whoever came to fix it. After that the toilet broke, the tub takes 10 mins to drain and you can hear every little noise around you. I normally don't write reviews but people should be warned. If you stay don't expect friendly staff or a great quality room. I guess you get what you pay for.
January 25, 2015
Rated 3 out of 5 by Littleotto Good location for access to Worls Market Center
Was in town for an event at World Market Center and booked at the California. Was only a 15 minute walk to the World Market Center, and 1 short block to Freemont Street, so that was very positive. Breakfast was included, and was a very good buffet over in the Main Street Station Casino. Lots of tasty options! Hotel lobby and casino areas were very smoky.....did not smell good, felt bad for staff that need to work in that environment day after day. No free wifi which seems difficult to imagine in this day and age. The cost to access wifi? $10/ day.
Had booked a king room, but got 2 doubles upon check in. Room was very average, and floor needed vacuuming, which was done promptly the next morning when I asked a room cleaner to vacuum the carpet, and clean the hair from the bathroom floor. TV channel options limited. Overall, I would like to see some room upgrades and wifi provided at no charge.
January 24, 2015
Rated 3 out of 5 by daveg bad bed
The bed was very broken down and the room was very noise. The second room that I reserved for my son and grandson was dirty. It had dirt and hair on one of the shelfs in the bathroom. Our room was a least clean. I guess it was just ok but I'm not sure I would choose it again. The service was very average at best in all of the eating areas.
January 20, 2015
Rated 3 out of 5 by Vegasfun20000726 Good price but outdated
The east tower rooms were in need of repair. The west tower room was much better and bigger. It is a great location and decent motel. Customer service could have been better.
January 13, 2015
Rated 3 out of 5 by WolverineACE Nothing special - typical downtown hotel
I was in town on business (CES 2015) and the rates all over the strip were expensive, so I decided to stay here. Got a rate of about $40 per night. Never been in the casino or hotel before. Room size was nice. Clean. Bed was too hard (but that is typical of most hotels for me. I use a Sleep Number bed at home set at 35).
I stayed in the West tower. You can hear the freight train go by at 1 AM and 5 AM on this side. I would stay in the EAST tower if possible to try and minimize the noise.
Water pressure was excellent. Lots of hot water for your shower, but shower head was mounted at about my nose. Too low in my book.
Nice TV, probably 37" or 40" but very few channels. Maybe a dozen.
Internet access is via WIFI. $9.99 per day PER DEVICE. This is important if you are like me and would like to use a cell phone, ipad and laptop on WIFI. Signal strength and reliability was very good.
Had to pay $6.95 at a kiosk in the lobby to print out my boarding pass. That was a bummer.
Had a house keeping issue that was handled very professionally and promptly. That was nice.
They cater to residence of Hawaii which I thought was interesting. Kind of like the D caters to residence of Detroit Michigan....
Casino is nothing special. A little too much smoke (low ceilings compared to other casinos). Although I should not complain because I won money while staying there :)
Overall a typical downtown casino hotel. You get what you pay for.
January 12, 2015
Rated 3 out of 5 by cmlinz There was a convention in town
We stayed here because it was the cheapest place to stay due to a consumers electronic convention in town, which all of the hotels took advantage of by raising their rates 100% or more as did the California. We paid $88 for the night which was more than double their normal charge but we figured we would try it out and see what the other side of Vegas was all about. It is definitely the cheaper side of Vegas as the tables could be played day or night for $5 minimum bets which was very nice!
The hotel was ok, the room was ok, the bed was horrible I think the box spring must have been broken because the bed sank on both sides. There weren't any other rooms available so we toughed it out.
January 9, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by MizK Get away.
Bring your own pillow. It's an older hotel than has been upgraded, good room for the price, my only complaint is the pillows are too big and uncomfortable. New carpet, flat screen TV and mini fridge an excellent bargain hotel.
December 29, 2014