"Nice and inexpensive"
We enjoyed it here. Less expensive since it's off the strip but still well kept.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Nice hotel, close to Fremont and main street."
Loved the staff, very homey feeling. Clean room and decent dining.Genuine Expedia guest review
"1 of 4 Nicer Downtown Hotels"
This and sister hotel Main Street Station is connected with a bridge across Main St. Both are well maintained tho older properties. My room was very comfortable and completely up-to-date. The Plaza and Golden Nugget and Freemont experience are all very close by. Freemont has added much more live entertainment nightly. The Mob Museum (in walking distance) […] was very popular and located in a former courthouse. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
Were only there 1 night for the St. Patrick's Day festivities on Fremont St, and this hotel met our needs. They are only 1 block off the Fremont Street Experience, and it was affordable since they don't charge resort fees like the hotels directly on Fremont St do. They provided a nice clean room and the mattress was comfortable too. The only thing they […] should address is customer service. They need more help at the front desk since there was only 1 girl working the check in line when we arrived. 30 minutes later another showed up when the line started backing out the door, but it still did not move quickly when one lady had a problem and they had to call her husband who wandered off into the casino after being frustrated by the long wait. However, by the time we got to the desk, we found no issues with our reservation and promptly got our keys and parking pass without any problems. We thanked the girl who was very polite but she seemed overworked and needed a break. Also, the next day, we found a long line for the coffee shop for breakfast, so we decided to just get coffee and donuts in Lappert's on the mezzanine level. The shop had been open for over 2 hours and there were no other guests there when we entered, but the two women behind the counter ignored us while we waited for them to finish stocking cups and supplies. We never said anything about their attitude and finally got our order. Nice hotel, just needs some work on customer service. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"great for the$$"
Front desk very helpful, hotel smoky more then expected,good adjoining hotel and restuarantGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Great old friend!"
I arrived late Friday evening. Hotel was overbooked so I had to settle for an upgrade to a suite! Great staff, friendly service, bell desk let me stash my bag after check out so I could play a while until my airport shuttle came. Definitely recommend this hotel to anyone travelling to Las Vegas!Genuine Expedia guest review
"Mountain west tournament"
The california hotel was okay , staff was friendly and helpfulGenuine Hotels.com guest review
Great hotel. Nice location. Clean rooms. Only thing I didn't like was restroom was too small and no shower pressure. But overall loved it would stay again anytime.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"The Worst Stay In Vegas EVER!"
The pictures are deceiving, this place is not updated in the least! The ventilation is horrible and the staff was completely unhelpful. This was our first experience off the strip and while the downtown area has a lot to offer this hotel does not! I wish I could find something positive to say, I really do- but I can't! On a positive note; close by […] there's a "Hash House A Go Go" inside the Plaza, great food and prices! Also "Don't Tell Mama" in East Fremont was a great time- piano bar with open mic so lots of local talent. We were lucky enough to be in the area for 1st Friday in the Arts District but even without the evening activities the area is full of cool shops. There was plenty to do which kept us out of our room and the hotel - the saving grace or our trip. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
Room was quite, outstanding restaurantsGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Hotel close to downtown Vegas"
Convenient location to Fremont Street and downtown Las Vegas without the higher price. Was disappointed that there was no coffee maker in the room; and room service wasn't available till 6:30 am. Housekeeping told us they were short of coffee makers and we could be put on a waiting list for one, but we were there only 2 days and it never arrived. Otherwise, […] it was clean and the staff is friendly. Parking is plentiful. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Great hotel for the price."
Beds are very comfortable. Staff friendly. Close to Freemont St. The only complaint would be the ironing board, no padding, had to use a towel.Genuine Expedia guest review
"I would stay here again"
Clean room, friendly people, centrally located. I go to Las Vegas two or three times a year for business and pleasure and I will stay here again. Value, clean, convenientGenuine Expedia guest review
I called earlier in the day letting them know I would be checking in late and asked them to reserve a room with 2 beds. We arrived and check in was smooth and the room was very clean. It had air conditioning (but the weather was a little chilly), a flat screen tv, refrigerator, 2 beds, hair dryer, shampoo, conditioner, soap and lotion. Everything I […] needed and they all worked! I have to say the bed and bedding were very comfortable. They also give you 3 big fluffy pillows. We opted not to have our room cleaned for the duration of our stay but each morning we asked for clean towels before we left for the day. Clean carpet in a hotel is a concern of mine and I was very satisfied with it. The hotel is smoky like most downtown hotels but I love staying downtown. California is across the street from the Fremont Experience and we were there every day. Great stay for the money!! Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
Maid did not change sheet on my bed before I checked in. GrossGenuine Expedia guest review
"would stay again"
Nice large room, clean, comfort, super value, would stay againGenuine Expedia guest review
The feel the hotel has the high rating it has is primarily because of the very high concentration of Hawaiians. The casino was much more smokey than any other we had visited. The decor was old and outdated. The food was not the best, it all was seasoned very different. The Bellman had a disrespectful attitude. The HOTELS near by were much more modern […] and welcoming. I needed a roll-in-shower....I was given a room with a tub and was unable to use the commode. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Enough for four"
Decent room. Friendly staff. Love two queens for our family of four.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Overall, not a bad place to stay."
The California is definitely an old school Vegas hotel. If you don't like the smell of cigarette smoke, don't stay there. However, the staff was friendly, the room was clean and a good deal for the price. The only issue with the room was that the pillows were too thick. The cafe was great. We ate breakfast there twice and everything was tasty (except […] that the coffee was a bit on the weak side). The California definitely caters to Hawaiians, Islanders and Asians in general (rice and Asian dishes are prevalent). Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
This hotel worked out for us first because it was just 2 blocks from the bus station. It is also just across the street from Freemont Street. Hotel was not the newest I ever stayed in but it was very comfortable; friendly staff, and the neighborhood seemed safer than the strip. Access was great as I could drive the freeway back and forth to the south […] end of Vegas and avoid driving on the strip altogether. I was disappointed that there was no in-room coffee. But my biggest complaint is there was very limited food choices in the hotel. The coffee shop for example opened at 6 AM but never had pastries before 8 AM.?! The small café downstairs was supposed to open at 8 AM but could not sell me anything at 8 AM because the cashier was MIA. Very odd; they seem to operate on island time with no concern for patrons. The registration folks and the maid service was excellent. The Mob Museum is in walking distance and worth the $20 fee. Parking was free and easy. I would stay at this hotel again. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
It was a nice stay. Check-in took way to long but an nice place to stay otherwise.Genuine Expedia guest review
"California hotel stay"
Good hotel. Older with a few ways to improve. Showers were a bit old and needed maintenance.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Nice hotel close to the Fremont Street area."
We had a very good time in Las Vegas!! We enjoyed the nice warmer weather since we come from Minnesota and we have it very cold there. We like that the Hotel/Casino is located in the downtown area. The only thing we didn't like was the number of homeless people we saw downtown. It seems like everyday that we were there we saw more and more homeless […] people. I suppose it is because they know that people downtown are mostly tourists and they think they are going to get a free handout!!!!! With all the opportunities out there I can not believe that they could not find some kind of job to keep them off the streets!!!! Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Great Fremont Hotel"
This was my first experience with the California Hotel and Casino and I must say, it was AMAZING! The rooms are clean and comfy. The hotel is filled with Polynesians and it's become there hotel when they go to Vegas. I loved it and loved the friendly people all over. I would stay again and again!Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"for 35 bucks a night it was acceptable"
Welcome to the Hotel California, Such a lovely place, Such a lovely face, Plenty of room at the Hotel California, Any time of year, You can find it here. no cable TV pathetic channel selection. the hallway on the west tower is a block long don't get a room at the end of the hallway the elevators are inconveniently located at the far end of the hall […] way Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Great location off of Fremont St"
Great hotel...clean rooms....and so close to all the action on Fremont St!Genuine Expedia guest review
The staff was friendly. The rooms are well worth 30 dollars. The only complaint I have is the lack of free Wi-Fi. It is 2014 everywhere should have free internet.Genuine Expedia guest review
Decent hotel with good access to freemont street. The rooms are older but nice. The hotel has been kept up very well for an older "icon" of downtown Vegas. Parking is easy (right off Ogden Ave) and freemont street is a one block walk. We were there for Fri and Sat for the Chinese New Year celebration and it was insane! SOOO much fun!! Absolutely off […] the hook!! Crazy stuff going on down on freemont. Definitley something everyone should see at least once in your life. We ate at several buffetts and the Main Street Station and the Paradise at the freemont st. Hotel were the best. Even better than the Flamingo and Monte Carlo. The roof top pool was closed, but is not very big or super nice. Prob would not stay here during the summer months for that reason. But for the price and no resort fee you really can't beat it. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
Hotels.com. You did it again!!! Right on!!!Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Great Hotel--would return"
We had a good experience in dining, in the bar, and the room was nice--just what we ordered. Parking was no problem, and check-in was efficient.Genuine Expedia guest review
The good news: fairly clean, convenient in & out and close to Fremont. Good parking attendants and front desk clerks. Bad news: old & worn out, unfriendly and most staff rude to caucasians. Stay somewhere else.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
Response by California Hotel and Casino Thank you for your comments regarding the California. At the Cal we value friendly and fair service to all guest and if that is not attained we suggest to find a Manager on duty, so that the problem can be rectified. All comments have been forwarded to our General Manager for review. Thank you again and we hope that you give us another try in the near future.
Based on a recommendation from friends who were staying at the California, I choose to stay there fhaJor a few nights. also. I arrived on a Sunday around 1 pm and checked in. I was told my room wasn't ready yet/not cleaned yet and to come back about 2 pm. Checked back and room still wasn't ready. Front desk personnel said they had a large number of […] check-outs this particular date so a lot of rooms to clean. Check-in time was noted to be 3 pm & was told to come back then. At 3 pm room was still not ready and they said come back at 4 pm. Finally room was ready. I found this a bit disconcerting as I had been traveling since 5 am (EST) and it was now 7 PM my (EST). I didn't note a lot of new guests checking so I don't know why the room they assigned me couldn't have been cleaned sooner or a different room assisgned. I will admit, I did not get assertive about it and perhaps at 3 pm should have insisted on a room that was clean. My bags had been delivered to the assigned room upon initial check-in but I am sure they could have been retrieved. All in all, lesson learned......speak up! Other than this, the room was clean and comfortable. The location is very good for anyone who likes to stay downtown. Restaurant choices are good and casino personnel are friendly and fun. I would choose this hotel again....and insist on a more prompt access to my room....no later than the stated check-in time. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
Had a great time!!!!Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Another great stay at the CAL!"
Aloha!Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Good hotel in downtown Las Vegas"
Check in was fast. Casino was nice. I did not eat there but others said the ox tail soup was the best. Lots of folks from Hawaii stay at this hotel as I was told they offer packages that include food.Genuine Expedia guest review
"In need of a makeover"
beds were very comfy, bathroom tiny, you could here the music from fremont street..adequate and cheap if you are not spending much time in the room.Genuine Expedia guest review
"great hotel breakfast from room service was awsome"
great place to stay downtown great value for food and drinks and great place to playGenuine Expedia guest review
"Great place w/ history"
This is an excellent choice for a clean and well kept hotel/casino in the Fremont street area of Vegas. I travel to Vegas monthly on business and this may become my favorite place. It's not brand new trendy but it is extremely well kept, rooms are large and comfortable and the staff was very accommodating. Parking garage is a little worn looking and […] lack of accessible plug ins in my room are the only places I would like see improved but all-in-all a great place and I will definitely be staying here again. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Cal Hotel/Las Vegas"
Stay was great, but they are showing a $50.00 charge to my credit....Probably will not stay there again...Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"A nice surprise"
We really enjoyed our stay at the California. We were unsure of the location but it was very close to Fremont Street. The buffet at Main Street Station was great. Our only complaint was the low rate of rewards on the casino card.Genuine Expedia guest review
it was good.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Out of town, family visit near work"
I have enjoyed the California Hotel property especially the hawaiian style menus as well as easy parking location.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"close to Fremont"
It was fine the only problem I had was the maid service. Something was spilled on the bed and they didn't change the sheets.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
Hotel appears to accommodate guests from package tours better. Was given a room that was noisy due to it being close to the housekeeping station and due to it being in the West tower close to the freeway and train tracks. At times it felt like a freight train was going through the room. Hotel was alerted to electrical outlets not working, but did not […] repair them during my stay. Towels had a musty odor to them and didn't seem to be clean. Room "safe" was merely a metal door on a wall with 2 inches of space behind it. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
The California is a nice hotel...I wasn't sure what to expect. I enjoy coming here for late night dining, but now know that the rooms are fairly nice as well! Definitely worth staying at!Genuine Hotels.com guest review
Good overall. Traffic noise and a sound like the "ding" announcing the arrival of an elevator bothered me.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
Hotel stay was a good experience. Hotel needs update.Genuine Expedia guest review
"pretty much as advertised"
We hadn't been Downtown in 20+ years and thought we would give it a try. It is great....way different experience than on the strip. Probably won't wait another 20 years to try it again.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"nice hotel in downtown las vegas"
Room was clean and comfortable. Major updating and improvements/Genuine Expedia guest review
"Good hotel in LV downtoen"
Everything was fine - you can choose either self-parking or valet parking, checkin took few minutes. Staff is very pleasant. Room was missing microwave, but that's usual to LV hotels.Genuine Expedia guest review
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