Hotel is not in a great location nor is it comparable to the others I've stayed at. The entire hotel was disappointing from the front desk to the bar. I had no idea that this hotel caters to an Asian clientele. I felt out of place and prefer to be among a more diverse population. My server at the Market Cafe spoke very limited English and the food was […] very average w/a limited menu. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"No coffee in the rooms!"
The room was musty smelling and the carpet was stained. The faucet made weird noises and the toilet ran a lot. There was no coffee in the room!! That is unheard of! Even motel 6 has free coffee. Also I had to pay $6.95 to get a copy of my boarding pass. No computers or printers available for guests. I Our last day they did not clean our room. Took 40 […] minutes to get clean towels sent to our room at 1:00 am. Never staying there again! Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
The room was nice and clean. Great pillows. Staff were friendly.Will stay there again.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Will not stay again"
Room had rubbish on the floor when we checked in and it never got picked up the 4 days we were there. Looks like floors were never vacuumed in our 4 day stay, very poor house keeping. Property is dated and casino AC system cant seem to keep the air fresh. We allways stay on the Strip at Caesas and stayed at the Cal for a business function since it was […] held there will not do that again! Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Expensive,and not so nice!"
The check in staff were rude,there was no place to eat unless you wanna eat eggs and rice for breakfast.this place caters to islanders,and I thought I was in Hawaii,less the water and nice atmosphere.no coffee or microwaves,unless your in a suite! They made no exceptions,though I paid over a hundred a night.this place sucks!Genuine Expedia guest review
I was very displeased about the hotel condition--definitely needs updating, but also lack of in-room amenities such as microwave, no coffee maker, and front desk staff were not very helpful when inquiries were made on several issues. They just shrugged their shoulders, and acted as if they could care less about our impression and experience. The clincher […] was when I was told that a $100 charge to my debit card would not be reversed (after account settled at check-out/paid in advance) for 10-12 days. This borders on extortion, and seems less than practical, ethical or moral--definitely bad business. I will never stay here again Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"A good comfortable place"
I was there for things other than gambling, but I had a good feeling about the atmosphere in the casino. I enjoyed the food in the restaurants and the staff.Genuine Expedia guest review
limited dining and bar choices, but otherwise good place to stayGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Smoky unfriendly place"
This place is not designed for children, you have to walk through casino every time when you go to your room, also facility is supposed to be smoke free but it's not. People smoke everywhere: outside, in casino, in the restaurant, in the elevator, and lobby. Staff shows that they don't care about their visitors unless they want to spend money in casino. […] On the other side, once you get to your room, everything is okey. Rooms are big and clean. The hotel does not provide FREE internet, they charge $10 per day. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Wonderful customer service!"
My stay at the Cal was extremely pleasant! The staff accommodated my request to be near the elevator and even allowed for an early check-in!Genuine Expedia guest review
"What happened to our King size bed?"
California Hotel is close to Fremont Street and is basically okay hotel, but very disappointed when i was informed i would not get a King Size bed as promised. I am very tall and make reservations far in advance so i get King Size beds. First time in years that request was not honored. Sister hotel across street has a very good buffet which was nice. […] Fremont Street was a huge let down. Half naked girls dancing on outdoor bars and strange people dressed up trying to get you take pictures with them. You will understand what i mean after being there for a couple of days. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Nice off Freemont Street Hotel"
I was in-town on business and found the California a great location as it was easy to get on and off freeways. The hotel staff was very pleasant and all my needs were met. The food at all the restaurants was very good and reasonably priced. Will definitely stay again on my next trip.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Over all, very homy, comfortable hotel"
For people from Hawaii, excellent local food and very reasonable price. People from hotel are very nice, clean and quieter since off main street.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Great place to stay."
Will stay here again. Very friendly and feel like at home in the islands.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Very nice hotel but the staff is not helpful"
My stay was ok but the staff are not to friendly maybe because I am Hispanic or I really don't know what was going on but will never stay at that hotel again, you lean from your experience that is all I got to sayGenuine Expedia guest review
"Old hotel in sketchy neighborhood"
I can't say that the California Hotel is bad, but it was just "meh". Smoky, stinky gaming room on the first floor - though that's par for the course in Vegas pretty much. Some Hawaiian food (didn't try) and ice cream (ok) to cater to the largely island based clientele. Definitely a more elderly crowd than down on the strip. Room was your basic Holiday […] Inn layout. Rate much better than the newer places on the strip. But bath was dated and had slow drains in both the sink and tub. Had view of parking structure. Neighborhood is pretty sketchy, lots of homeless, people with apparent mental issues. The "security" guys in the surrounding area seem only marginally less sketchy. Probably doesn't matter too much if you just stay in the hotel, though. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Great Stay, Awesome Rate."
Spent the night there to break up our 10 our drive up to Utah. Great accomodations and were able to get checked in without a hitch. Will definitely stay again in the future!Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"stay in Vegas"
staff pleasant and honest, room OK, steak house very good and staff attentive, reasonable priced. No real place to get coffeeGenuine Expedia guest review
"Good for purpose...high school reunion!"
Overall very pleasant! Enjoyed facilities at reunion on mezzanine. Delicious buffet dinner!!!Genuine Expedia guest review
"It's Vegas...just needed a bed."
We had a nice time. We normally stay in one of the Boyds' hotels in the "old" Vegas. Nothing spectacular, but comfortable and clean.Genuine Expedia guest review
"I would stay here again"
It was clean, room was comfortable. The staff was friendly and helpful. Close to Freemont Street but not so close it was noisy in the room. The room had a safe, refrigerator, blow dryer and iron all ready in the room, no need to ask for them like some places.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
Nice hotel in old downtown Las Vegas. Close to Fremont experience. Great Hawaiian vibe seems most visitors from Hawaii. Good Hawaiian food-next best thing to being in Hawaii. Would definetly stay there again.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"OHana mini reunion"
Nice except they closed pool cause of wind for my entire stay :-(Genuine Expedia guest review
"Not good, old"
None to talk about. The hotel that they put as in was old.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Another trip to Las Vegas"
At first there was problem with reservation the number of days I had reserved.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Aloha - great trip and stay at the Cal!"
Another great stay at the Cal! Friendly staff, clean room. Only complaint, please add more channels to your TV in the rooms. It would cost nothing to do so. Keep up the good work! We plan many more stays and with no resort fee you are the best value in Downtown LV!Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Family vacay-Hoover Dam and Grand Canyon"
Hotel was nice and comfortable. I've been here before and it used to be really smoky. Now, it was a smoke free area. The hotel staff was very friendly. Room had everything we need from soap, shampoo/conditioner, lotion. Elevators were a little slow. I love all the eateries in the hotel. If you didn't want to leave the hotel you didn't have to. Plus, […] there was a buffet attached across the Street. I liked the bridge. Wifi was less to be desired. But, I was on vacation....I didn't need it anyways. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Nice convenient hotel"
Close to Fremont entertainment and Main Street station for excellent food. Free parking, but sometimes the traffic around Fremont interchange is hecticGenuine Expedia guest review
"Lacks normal hotel conveniences."
Not the worst place I've ever stayed (Red Roof Inn in Fredricksburg, Va has that title). I found the bathroom to be way too small, designed for people that are about 5'0" and 100#'s. There was no complimentary coffee or bottles of water in the room. The bed was comfortable though and I slept well. The place needs some updating. I suppose it was cheaper […] than staying on the strip and it did offer a lot of the "local style" Hawaiin food. The staff was friendly and they at least served ice cold Sam Adams in the bottle when playing the slots. I only selected this hotel because of the Hawaiin style atmosphere. Not a terrible place to stay, but the next trip to Vegas will be on the strip. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
Front Desk clerk was nice. Room was good. I had a good stay.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"hit or miss"
West Tower room shower was not cleaned properly, room also had an old, musty smell. East Tower room was better, cleaner, and seemed newer, although the room was smaller. Overall, the hotel is definitely showing its ageGenuine Expedia guest review
Stayed here to play for the night in a casino filled with Hawaiian Pidgin speakers. Their market cafe food is delicious and affordable. Try their oxtail soup!!!! The rooms are great for their price and room service is quick.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
6days, 5 nights. valet parking is a big plus. the paring attendants are very efficient. the main restaurant is a little disappointing, food is okay but some of the staff are lacking in customer service skills. Casino is average size for down town , clean and not too smoky. Good selection of video poker games. Being one block off of Fremont street is […] ideal ,close to the attractions but not to close to the noise. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
The California is like being home in Hawaii. The staff and visitors are local and friendly. The food is from home (Hawaii) and very flavorful. It is close to the Freemont street experience that has entertainment and all types of food and drinks. It is just a few blocks from "downtown" that Is becoming a new revitalized location full of new innovative […] and exciting restaurants and music venues. I would come back again. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
The rooms are nice, nothing fancy, had a fridge, clean, nice place for the money on a Friday night. It is dated but clean. I would stay there again.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Very nice large comfortable room at a fantastic pr"
Business trip. The business deal feel through but the room was great.Genuine Expedia guest review
"No resort fee!!"
My second stay within three months...I like the friendly staff. No resort fee.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Great restaurant to visit"
The hotel staff were pleasant and helpful. The hotel has a great steakhouse. However, the rooms were old and not maintained.Genuine Expedia guest review
We had a great stay, had 2 of our grandchildren with us overnight to see Fremont Experience. Woke up early to take kids to airport and wife found out her wallet was missing.Contactd Security for help and they were wonderful to my wife. After back tracking our steps and where she used it (money) she went bck to Fremont street to a gift store and they […] had her wallet, all in tact. I took the kids to airport as she had no ID, contacted Security and told them the story, all happy ending. We will be back to stay when in Vegas, about 5-6 times each winter. We stay in Lake Havasu City, snow birds. Thank You Dan&Pam Ward Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Great Fremont Street Hotel"
Great location at Fremont Street. All excellent. EXCEPT window/view. (1) Room design is older, with the bathroom at the end, rather than at room entrance. So window is quite small -- less than half the "outside" wall. And one cannot look out when sitting/ lying on the bed. This may be no/ minor irritation to some. (2) Window had "plantation" type shutters, […] which look good but do not block out sunlight very well. In Las Vegas -- with late nights & late mornings in bed -- I think this is a really bad choice for typical guests. PERHAPS THESE GLITCHES WERE ONLY IN SOME ROOMS; I did not ask. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"High school Reunion"
Very satisfied with accommodations.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
The staff very helpful. The rooms cozy, I didn't want to leave my room. The snack bar was OK, always out of shrimp cocktail. The Market Café, good food great value. The Pasta Pirate Awesome memorable experience, had the King Crab. Loved the Casino, lots of variety. Downtown is awesome.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Close to Fremont Street good price."
We usually drive to Vegas once or twice a year. I really liked how quick you could enter or exit the hotel and get to the parking garage. It was clean and the people working and staying there were all nice. It was an older crowd so no rowdy parties but still lots of interesting people.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Nice hotel, lots to do nearby"
This was our first time staying at The Cal. It's always booked in the past. I expected the rooms to have a vintage look but I was rather impressed of how the renovations was nicely done, looked very new. I would say that the ONLY thing I had a problem was that the bathroom had an odd smell coming from the pipes. I'm sure that was not replaced as the […] remodeling were done. It wasn't as bad, only when you come in from being outside. Other than this minor set back, the overall experience, staff, cleanliness, & comfort - they rate high on my list. There's lots of action & entertainment within walking distance. We arrived during the weekday for Spring Break, so we didn't experience any rush hour lines, which was very nice. Thank you for a wonderful first time stay, we will return. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
Did not get the king bed we booked but was upgraded to suite. Mattresses were not very comfy at all. Suite was nice and big. Found a staple on the ledge of the tub in bathroom, other than that the room was very clean. Concert on Fremont St went from 10pm-12am and all we could hear was the bass and singer belting away... very disturbing if trying to […] sleep. Can't beat the $7 breakfast buffet at the cafe in hotel. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
Overall it was good. I would stay there againGenuine Hotels.com guest review
The lobby of the hotel is nice enough but the smell of smoke permeates everything and I'm a smoker!! The bedrooms are even worse. I would not recommend this hotel. The bathroom is tiny. The pillows are hard.Genuine Expedia guest review
This was our first trip to the California. From the staff to the quality of the rooms, my friends and I were completely satisfied. Upon arrival, our valet was cheerful, warm, and very welcoming. He was eager to suggest the best eateries and attractions to us, and we greatly appreciated it. Once inside, there was an unforeseen problem upon check-in (not […] caused by the hotel) and the staff went above and beyond to make the process easier and more pleasant. Super satisfied with the staff! Our room was incredibly clean and comfy, no complaints at all. We loved the size of the room, the beds were super comfortable, the large window let in so much light when we opened the blinds, the bathroom was spacious, and the mini-fridge was a bonus amenity we hadn't expected - but greatly enjoyed having. The casino was fun and entertaining, and if you don't come in expecting a Strip-worthy casino, you'll do just fine there. We had the best time, and the California will be a top option when we return to the Freemont Street area. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Great accommodations for the price!"
The hotel was very clean! The rooms are small but for the great price you really can't complain! We loved that there was a refrigerator! My only complaint was the pillows were a little too big but that probably has more to do with me and my pillows at home than it does the actual hotels! This was our first Fremont street stay and I loved being one block […] off the street because when it was time to go to bed we were far enough away from the noise but with in one block walking distance to the experience. This will forever be the place we stay when we visit Vegas! The staff was wonderful and we loved our housekeeper! She welcomed us with a smile every morning! Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Another great visit. Aloha!"
Thumbs up to the Keno and Sports Book employees.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
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