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California Club room type?

Discussion in 'Downtown Hotels & Casinos' started by imwired, Sep 27, 2013.

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  1. imwired

    imwired Low-Roller

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    We've stayed at Main Street but never at California before. Just called and they don't have rooms available at Main St for our next visit so booked Cal. I need to call back and make sure she puts in NS (she didn't ask).

    We like a quiet room. And of course a comfortable bed. And coffee in the room is great. Last time we stayed at Main St we discovered that you can call houskeeping and they will bring a coffee maker. Does Cal do this?

    Other things like a bigger bathroom are nice.....

    Should I ask for west wing? I know they will only give it to us depending on availability on check-in but is it worth it to ask? Is that a better wing?

    thanks
     
  2. ValerieJo

    ValerieJo Low-Roller

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    SMALL (but clean) rooms with TINY bathrooms.

    That's how I'd sum up every standard Cal room I've stayed in.
     
  4. rayrat

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    I'd go with the West Tower because if it's convenience to get to the walkway to Main Street Station. Rooms are slightly bigger, too.
     
  5. yoyoseven

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    I stayed at the Cal for the first time on my last trip. I found the bathroom to be pretty large - double vanity, plenty of space.

    I'm not sure which wing I was in, either the west wing, or an east wing room that faced west. The room was on the top floor (11th I think), at the very end of the hall. It overlooked the pool, and I had a view of the Ogden St. tunnel.

    I liked the room a lot. The only think I could nitpick about is the slated shades on the windows rather than curtains. That didn't really bother me much either, since the windows faced west, away from the morning sun.
     
  6. imwired

    imwired Low-Roller

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    thanks!
    sounds like west tower is preferable but east isn't bad
    I'll request west tower high floor:beer:
     
  7. makikiboy

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    We keep hearing this story about small bathrooms at the cal. Totally untrue unless you are comparing the bathroom with bathrooms on the strip.

    The west tower bathrooms are much larger than the east tower bathrooms. The west tower bathroom contains bath, toilet and vanity all inside the bathroom, the east tower bathroom only contains the bath and toilet inside and the vanity outside the bathroom.

    Valerie Jo has the post which can direct people to the tripadvisor pictures, you can see for yourself how big the west tower bathrooms are.

    The west tower rooms facing west also face main street so it is possible that you might hear some street noise (ambulances, etc) - better to ask for a high floor room IMHO. The east tower rooms facing east you might hear some of the FSE noise at night but generally quiet. not much view as you get a view of binions parking structure. The west tower rooms facing east and east tower room facing west face the other tower so not a nice view. On the lower floors you also get the noise from the giant fans that cool the cal.

    I like the west tower rooms facing west because of the view. the noise from Main st doesn't bother me. I also like the bigger bathroom in the west towers.
     
  8. imwired

    imwired Low-Roller

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    I've requested west tower NS, high floor. Will see what happens when we get there. First time we stayed at Main St., we had requested a room away from tracks but they didn't have one clean so I think a lot depends on availability and also how helpful/savvy the front desk person is.

    Will be interesting to see how California compares. In recent years the only downtown properties we've stayed at are Golden Nugget and Main St.

    Thanks for the advice. I'm going to try to find those photos on trip advisor.

     
  9. ValerieJo

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    Imwired - When are you checking in? We check in Tuesday night so I'll be curious to see what happens. ( I know my countdown calendar says Fremont but we are staying at The Cal)
     
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  10. imwired

    imwired Low-Roller

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    another month before we go
    GL to you. Enjoy your stay:cheers:
     
  11. makikiboy

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    actually I like staying at the Cal better than MSS IMHO. The rooms are closer to the casino and 2nd floor promenade to get to MSS and the Cal is closer to the FSE and the other casinos. The west tower bathrooms are much better and larger than even the MSS bathrooms IMHO, not much noise from the trains or freeway and if you are facing west you have a nice view of the mountains and northwest part of city. Make sure you ask for the west tower with a room facing west so you get the view, otherwise you may only get a view of the other (east) tower. You may also want to ask for a room close to the elevator, otherwise you will have a longer walk (extra minute, lol) to get to the elevator.
     
  12. imwired

    imwired Low-Roller

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    thanks for the advice
    I've requested west tower and will keep the rest in mind when checking in. I think a lot depends on helpfulness and capability of front desk personnel and also what rooms are clean when you arrive. We often arrive before the official check-in time and like to check in ASAP so we can start having fun.

    :cheers:
     
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