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Does The Cal have a fitness room?

Discussion in 'Downtown Hotels & Casinos' started by jimboguy, Jun 5, 2016.

  1. jimboguy

    jimboguy Blubbery Whale

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    I have stayed there lots, but only recently got into a workout routine.
    Anybody know? Even just a treadmill will do. Otherwise, I'll look into a guest pass at the 24 Hour Fitness down the road.
     
  2. surf87

    surf87 Low-Roller

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    None that I know of. Come to think of it neither does MSS nor Fremont. What you could do is show your room key from the Cal at Gold Coast or Orleans and they might allow you to use theirs.
     
  3. azlefty

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    Nobody knows. The question has never come up before.
     
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    azlefty Low-Roller

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    But actually you could see if you could get a day pass for the Golden Nugget spa which probably includes access to their fitness center, and then enjoy a shvitz after your workout.
     
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    Day pass for the Golden Nugget spa and fitness center is $35. I use this when staying at the Cal or Main Street. There is a weights room and a cardio room, both small but adequate. They don't have any upright bikes, only recumbent ones.
     
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    makikiboy VIP Whale

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    The Cal has a pool and that's it. If you want to call it a pool, no amenities or drink service.
     
  7. SoCalMon

    SoCalMon Low-Roller

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    How is the pool at the cal? I am staying there 3 nights near the end of June and if warm enough I may go swimming. Sucks that there is no fitness center though.
     
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    Rectangular. See link below. If you are looking for any kind of a scene, I've seen in other discussions that the downtown Grand is open to the public.
    I have never stayed at the Cal but I have stayed at Main Street Station and the old Las Vegas Club. Places like that seem to be basic meat and potatoes casino hotels without a lot of frills and there are perhaps better options if you want to swim, exercise, etc.? They are also very inexpensive, in part because they don't have many amenities.
    https://www.oyster.com/las-vegas/hotels/california-hotel-and-casino/photos/roof-top-pool/
     
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  9. makikiboy

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    The boyd hotels downtown aren't resorts like you see at the GN or Sam's town. They are basically hotels with very little amenities.

    The pool at the Cal is your basic pool, rectangular with water in it. There are some lounge chairs for you to relax in but the place isn't like your normal resort pool since there is no drink service and no real service (no pool attendant or life guard). I hardly see more than a handful of people in it. The good part is that the pool is a little cool since the old LVC tower protects the pool from the sun so the water doesn't get that warm until later in the day. Also unfortunate that the sun doesn't hit the pool area until 11 or 12 because of the LVC tower.

    If you want some privacy and a place to relax without big crowds then this place would be good for you.

    As the other poster mentioned, they can keep costs down because they don't have a lot of amenities.

    BTW, if you are staying at MSS or the fremont you can also use the pool but you have to get a key card from the front desk to get into the pool area.
     
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    Update, the pool at the cal is closed until the end of July for renovations
     
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    Ha ha, meaning what? Will they be "upgrading" the pool area complete with drink service and pool attendants? Only kidding but I wondered what they would do to the pool.
     
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    I am staying at the California. Where did you find that info @azlefty on the D allowing anyone in their pools?
     
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    The Cal is actually re-doing the pool. They are making it bigger and deeper. They will add lap-lanes for those exercising along with a drop slide for the kiddies. At the same time, they will be opening their spa so you can relax while the wife gets a massage and a facial.

    Actually, that isn't true. They are merely draining the pool (like in caddyshack) to get a few turds that were floating around.
     
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    SoCalMon Low-Roller

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    http://lasvegassun.com/news/2015/jun/14/locals-can-keep-cool-hotel-pools/ Could not find any information here on the D and if its free to public when I tried googling. Most of the casinos they list are strip casinos except the Golden Nugget, which is $25. I do not want to spend money to go in a pool.

    Anyone know what casinos downtown are free to use the pool for those who are staying at the California? There has to be one at least while construction is going on.
     
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    SoCalMon Low-Roller

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    From the Cal website, will just miss the date. I leave on the 25th (staying from the 22nd to the 25th)... http://www.thecal.com/stay/outdoor-pool "We apologize for any inconvenience but do to unforeseen maintenance our pool at the California Hotel is not open at this time. We anticipate the pool will tentatively open the week of June 27, 2016. We appreciate your understanding"
     
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    Not the D, but the Downtown Grand, which I want to say was formerly the Lady Luck?
    http://www.vegasmessageboard.com/forums/index.php?threads/downtown-grand-and-free-pool.131885/

    Here is some more info.
    http://vitalvegas.com/downtown-grand-refreshes-its-pool-deck-as-citrus/

    I don't know how current these are. Your mileage may vary.

    This may not be what you had in mind, or feasible for downtown visitors, but I will also put in a plug here for Clark County's network of public pools. These are mainly family-oriented with water slides and there are also lap pools. We go with our kids to Vegas for a week every summer and visit them at least once. Cover charge is a couple of dollars, hours are only in the daytime, and you bring your own everything. You can bring your own food but probably no hooch. Because it's a public pool. Super laid back. We have only been to Whitney Ranch in Henderson and Desert Breeze on W. Spring Mountain and they are both very nice.

    http://www.clarkcountynv.gov/parks/services/Pages/Aquatics.aspx
     
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    Sorry to stop the "pool" threadjacking.. But the OP asked about fitness room. The GN has one (non-guests pay a fee). Also the D has a new one that guests of the GG and D can use for free. Not sure if they charge for outsiders.

    However, if you are at the Cal, there is a 24 hr fitness a block away. On W. Odgen road, on the other side of the train tracks. Will be much cheaper than GN and have more of what you are looking for:

    http://www.24hourfitness.com/Website/Club/00914?cm_sp=Club%20Finder-_-National%20Map-_-View%20Club