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Just Back from The Cal.

Discussion in 'Downtown Hotels & Casinos' started by ValerieJo, Oct 8, 2013.

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  1. ValerieJo

    ValerieJo Low-Roller

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    Hi,

    Since everyone was so helpful with my requests, I thought I'd give a quick review of our room at The Cal. This is only my opinion.

    After much research, we decided to get a room on a high floor of the West Tower facing West. We were in room 2028 basically overlooking the Main Street Station sign.

    I knew we'd be arriving late (11:00pm), so I called earlier in the day to request a non-smoking, king room, West tower, Facing West, High Floor. When we arrived I told the attendant that I had called earler to request a room as I knew we'd be arriving late. He told me all they had was a room with two queen beds. Again, I said I called ahead since it was our anniversary, we really didn't want 2 queen beds. :eek: All of a sudden he was able to find a room like we requested with a King.

    The room was just OK. It was clean and fine for our needs. We are not really picky. I can't really place my finger on it, but it just didn't float my boat. The other issue we had with the room was the noise. The room was so loud from the street noise (faced Main Street) below. All night long we heard sirens, very loud motorcycles and the train.

    Another option might be the West tower facing East. Although you just have a view of the East tower, their is no street noise below. A high floor facing East with a low numbered room (away from the fans) might be a better option.

    While I'm a big fan of Boyd's properties, I don't think I'd stay at The Cal again. We liked Main Street Station much better from our previous stay. We stayed at The Cal this time because MSS was sold out.

    Again, this is only my opinion, yours may differ.

    Hope it was helpful. :peace:
     
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  2. Joe

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    Thanks! :thumbsup:
    20th floor facing west, did you happen to check for the free wifi from Fremont St?

    I'm a little surprised noise was an issue since you said you prefer MSS. It doesn't bother me, but there have been plenty of negative posts about MSS and noise from the freeway and the trains.

    Hope you won and had a good anniversary! :thumbsup:
     
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  3. ValerieJo

    ValerieJo Low-Roller

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    Thanks Joe. We had a great anniversary. Didn't win, but did come home with money, so not too bad.

    Yes, I did check for WiFi from the room and was not able to connect from my iphone.

    On our previous stay, I do remember some noise at MSS, but nothing like this. It seemed to be much more bothersome than the noise at MSS. Perhaps it was that we were closer to the street or perhaps the windows need a good seal on them.

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  4. makikiboy

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    Hi ValerieJo, sorry that you encountered street noise during your stay at the Cal. I also hear some street noise (as you say, sirens, motorcycles and also loud cars or music blaring) but I guess either I am dead to the world and it doesn't bother me or it could be something else. Since you said that you were overlooking the MSS sign, I wonder if the noise could be reverberating between the 2 buildings (Cal and MSS), no place for the noise to dissipate like in the rooms away from MSS. Another thing is the window, sometimes the window isn't totally shut, allowing outside noise inside your room.

    I normally ask for a high floor, west tower, near the elevator so maybe I don't hear the reverb from the street noise bouncing off the buildings.

    I also think the west tower facing east, high floor might be okay (if you don't mind looking into the east tower rooms). I think you might have a better view (than looking into the east tower) if you are in a higher numbered room (west tower facing east), the east tower doesn't go the length of the west tower so you might have a better view than the rooms near the elevators. but then you might have the freeway noise or street noise from stewart street below, not sure since I never stayed in a room in that location.

    you can also stay in the east tower facing east (not as much street noise IMHO except for the FSE) but the bathrooms are smaller with the vanity outside the "bathroom".
     
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