Discussion in 'Downtown Hotels' started by glock77, Mar 4, 2016.
Any comments on these rooms? I am looking for place downtown in June. Thanks
MSS rooms are larger (400sf and largest basic room downtown) to Cal (around 275-300sf). both have fridge in room. west tower Cal , South view MSS. Either one fine and Boyds is good for comps. Cal little closer to FSE. Both connected by enclosed bridge.
The Cal and MSS rooms are basic, clean, and comfortable. If you like glamorous rooms with a lot of amenities you will not like it.
Edit to add: The MSS shower heads are very low, even for the average person. Also the East tower of the California is older and may not have been renovated so it may be worn and tired. Ask for the West tower since it has been renovated.
Both East and West towers at the Cal open up into the casino but the West tower is closer to the restaurants and bridge to MSS.
At MSS the walk to the rooms might be longer since the rooms are at the other end of the casino but it is minor compared to the 20 mile hikes in some resorts on the Strip.
I really doubt that the MSS rooms are over 100 to 125 sf larger than the Cal's rooms. Guess I will have to bring my tape measure in 2 weeks when I stay at MSS. I have stayed in both, they are both good places to stay so you can't really go wrong with either.
As for the largest basic room downtown, that is also incorrect, the standard Tower rooms as the El Cortez are much larger than the rooms at MSS, they even have an area for a couch and coffee table.
The west tower rooms at the Cal have a fully enclosed bathroom so that may take up some room space. Those bathrooms contain the vanity, toilet and bathtub all in one room. MSS bathrooms are separate, the vanity area is outside the "bathroom" so if your SO is using the hair dryer it could get noisy if you are still sleeping. The MSS bathroom only contains the toilet and the bathtub.
As I mentioned before, both are good places to stay. I'm partial to the Cal because l like the west tower bathrooms and because I don't like to walk all the way to the back of the MSS to get to the elevators and then walk the hallway to your room. Not that much of a problem, only a few minutes more of a walk but when you are tired and want to get to your room it could seem to stretch out longer.
just going by the what the room size says on their site. Of course it could be exajorated
Wow, I apologize about my comment. The cal web sites says that the standard deluxe rooms are only 264 sq feet while MSS says their rooms are 400 sq ft. But I never noticed the big difference. Normally for a 15 to 18 ft wide room that means it is 5 to 8 feet longer.
Like I said, I will have to take my measuring tape up to see if the rooms are really that size.
but then the MSS web site says that fridges are available for medical purposes while Cal says that they have in-room fridges. Not sure what that means because as far as I know, all rooms at MSS have fridges.
.....not to mention the MSS has 777 brewery ( have grown quite partial to the Marker IPA) & some of the coolest bartenders & CWS downtown. Will be there also in 2 weeks. My wife swears they have the best bloody marys in Vegas. Both locations can be a little boring by Strip standards, but always a good time on the craps tables.
+1 to their IPA. Looking forward the watching the NCAA BB championship game at the 777.
Never stayed at MSS but love the 777 Brewery. Had an excellent Reuben and the flight drinks.
Okay, brought my measuring tape and I checked out my MSS room (kidding, I got a free measuring tape at harbor freight when I bought something). It is....
28' long x 12' wide which comes out to 336 sq ft. I looked at another room when the maids were cleaning and my room is the same size so I think I got the standard sized room.
The room does look roomier and I like the window slats which stay open (unlike the ones at the Cal).
one negative. The shower head at MSS I think is lower than the one at the Cal. The shower head barely clears my head so if you are over 5' 8" you will need to point the shower head (and stand away from the head) to get the full spray. When I stayed at the Cal in January I remember that I could stand under the shower head.
What should I request for our room at MSS....any suggestions on which side or level??
MSS - odd number rooms . even face interstate. All rooms are same otherwise, except suites, which they don't advertise. Only for high rollers or special guests.
...also go higher. You will get a better view. To low and you are looking at heating and air rooftop units, if that kinda thing concerns you.
Agreed. I stayed at MSS last week, got 901 so was right near the road. Even though I was on the 9th floor I could hear the fans from the rooftop units. View was okay but I could still see the Main st. billboard. I could barely make out the clock from binions.
I still could hear the trains though. Not a problem until they toot their horn but I usually could hear the trains passing by.
I stayed at MSS, September of last year. Nice room and nice people. Sorry never stayed at the Cali. Staying again next month at MSS.
Never stayed at the Cal but I love both. Very true about asking for a room away from the highway. Man, it kept me up all night. I'm staying there for three nights in two weeks. I like MSS because the rooms are simple but clean, and I really enjoy the casino. The slot employees are prompt, the scratch off tickets are fun and the food is good.
Call MSS to confirm your reservation, then put in the request for a south facing room so you will be on the other side, away from the freeway noise. Yeah, I hate the freeway noise. I kept hearing the big trucks when they hit a certain part of the freeway so I always ask for a south facing room.
I stayed at the Cal in early Sept. last year in the west wing on the 19th floor facing Main Street Station and really enjoyed it. The room was clean and had a fridge. Also enjoyed the view of the Union Pacific railroad tracks (I am a railfan, so I enjoy the trains). Even though it was 100 degrees plus outside, the A/C kept up very well also.
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