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Casino at the California Hotel

12 Ogden Ave, Las Vegas, NV (Downtown)
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Ranked #294 of 572 attractions in Las Vegas
Type: Casinos
Most recent review
- Jul 9, 2014
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English first
2 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

I really like this place and her sister properties downtown (The Freemont, and Mainstreet Station). The staff is always nice and glad to see it's customers. I stayed here for the first time in 20 years. It was reasonably priced and a fairly standard room. Not too many frills to mention. What I appreciate the most is the staff, but... More

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Brownsville, Texas
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32 reviews 32 reviews
7 attraction reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

We visited Las Vegas during Memorial Day weekend. We played in this casino at least a couple of hours each day. The dealers were very friendly and funny. The Redwood Grill has amazing Steaks for a low price. We stayed on Fremont Street so I cannot speak for the hotel rooms here.

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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

My mother and I decided we needed a quick getaway. Very last minute. We wanted the downtown Vegas experience and we decided on the california. Never regret it! Although it is a little dated the room was clean, the noise level was minimal and the staff are great. They are friendly and accomodating! We had a great night sleep and... More

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Pasadena, California
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132 reviews 132 reviews
34 attraction reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2014

My wife and I were surprised by the large crowd of retirees so early in the morning; however, the delicious plates and cheerful staff provided ample reasons for the crowds. Classic diner fares at the greasy best. The elders knew what they were doing.

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SLC, UT
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46 reviews 46 reviews
13 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2014

Ist time to the California hotel. I was not sure what to expect and we were pleasantly surprised. Nice casino. Lots of choices to eat and great rooms. Close to Fremont street but without the noise.

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Pepperell, Massachusetts
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15 reviews 15 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2013

My wife and I have been to Vegas over a dozen times and have stayed at many hotels (both on the strip and downtown) and “The Cal” is now our favorite place to stay. Positives: Very friendly staff, clean rooms (The entire casino is clean), $5 blackjack tables and very reasonable hotel rates. A few downsides: Not happy about paying... More

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vancouver bc
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21 reviews 21 reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2013

first stay at the Cal after staying the weekend at the golden nugget. The Cal is old but cozy- small pool but had it to ourselves most of the time. good drink specials and food items. Yes- Island focused but nice folks. the Cal is a nice change from the rowdy crews on fremont and I will stay again. Rooms... More

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San Antonio, Texas
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60 reviews 60 reviews
10 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2013

Stayed here as part of a Family Reunion. The rooms were fine, had all the normal amenities, and the air conditioning were excellent. The restaurants were excellent and very well priced. The Hawaiian themed were excellent also.

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Los Alamitos, California
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4 reviews 4 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2013

Spent 3 nights...miserable nights...at this casino hotel. At first glance, I thought the remodeled room would be very nice. Pleasant color scheme, light-colored furniture gave room an airy feel....until I realized that the air I felt was uncomfortably warm. The room has wooden shutters on the window. Most places put a room-darkening roll-up shade behind shutters but not here. Afternoon... More

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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20 reviews 20 reviews
7 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2013

Spent a Saturday night here and really not worth the price. Room was quaint, but couldn't get a comfortable temperature. Either too hot or too cold. Small casino, old Hawaiian decor. But all in all not a bad place.

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