One of my new favorites! Very clean! This place is well run. Whoever hires the staff great job. Had a black jack dealer named Robert really liked his vibe, little stiff at 1st but was great for our group. Enjoyed his overall vibe kept us having fun. Won some money and lost a little but this place is worth spending time at. Is on my list of places to go everytime i go back from now on! Cant wait to stay at the hotel sometime to see if its as great as the casino and restaurants. Biggest regret didn’t get to try the world famous lobster soup. Big thanks for the good time you will be recommended by me!
The hotel is older but clean. The rooms were fairly well updated though the bathroom definitely showed its age. I did like the shelving by the vanity for holding everyone’s toiletries. There was also a fridge.
My only complaint about the amenities concerned baby cribs. We had requested one through our online booking site, and did eventually get one. However, the desk clerk wasn’t sure if any were available, and she didn’t even seem to know we had requested one. She pointed out that crib requests aren’t guaranteed, but I don’t know the point of even making the request if the hotel never gets the information.
The hotel is about a block from the Fremont Street Experience, so you can get a bit of the bright lights of Vegas here. My mother-in-law thought the area was sketchy, but I didn’t feel like it was any worse than a downtown hotel in most major cities, especially when you consider we were in Sin City.
We had no idea when we booked the hotel that most of the guests are from Hawaii. It’s a bit of a surprise when you see Hawaiian shirts and “mahalo” everywhere around a hotel called the California. Look up the history online: it’s a fascinating story of how Sam Boyd cornered the market on Hawaiian tourists.
A free shuttle service to the Las Vegas Strip is available for guests at the hotel and casino. Fremont Street Experience is 5 minutes’ walk away from the California Hotel and Casino. The roof top pool is available.