Our flight is scheduled to land at 5:40pm on 3/20 (the Wednesday before the full slate of March Madness games start) So we will be be downtown by 6:30pm. I double booked at the Plaza and the Cal. My buddies are taking my Plaza room for first 2 nights and I am taking the Cal. Then they are moving different hotel and I am moving to the Plaza. Since I have to check in at both hotels, I am trying to do figure a plan to do the check ins as efficiently as possible. Which hotel has a shorter/quicker check in line? I will go to that one 1st. Also I've never stayed at the Cal. Any room suggestions for a "better" room? I stayed at the Plaza last year. Not sure which tower we got last year, but we had to take the elevators near the sports book. This year they gave us strip view rooms. Is the strip view rooms in the "better" tower? Which tower would you choose?