Booked 3 nights at The California downtown for an upcoming trip... I would have preferred to stay at Main Street Station (I like their VP and microbrews at their bar), but The Cal was cheaper. I'm a low roller and got a $25/night weeknight offer and took them up on it. I figure I can use the pedestrian overpass for easy access to MSS. Having stayed at neither property, I have some questions that I'm hoping veterans can answer. 1) Which tower at The California (I believe there are two) is closer to MSS? Which tower has the "better" rooms? Any hints on asking for a specific room? 2) I have "6,208 slot points" accumulated on my BConnected Online account. I've read a few things online and I understand that if I get food at a BConnected property, it's discounted 40% when paying with points. Therefore, I think my points are worth $10 and change. Can someone confirm this? 3) My flight arrives somewhat late at night, and I bet that the player's club booth will be closed by the time I get there. But I might be hungry. I've ate at the 777 Brewpub at MSS before and I liked it. Would it be possible to pay part of my bill with points, even with the player's club booth being closed (i.e. no one available to write out a comp)? In other words, can I present my card at the 777 Brewpub and get $10 off my meal by redeeming my points? Or do I have to wait until the player's club booth is open and do it that way, the next day? 4) Oxtail soup... Never had it. Should I try it? I keep hearing good things about it at the cafe at The Cal. 5) Other dining options at either property. The buffet will be closed by the time I get there. Can I pay for my partial check with points at these places? Thanks for any help.