California Hotel Las Vegas Review: Aloha In Downtown Vegas

The California Hotel & Casino in Downtown Las Vegas.

California Hotel & Casino is located in Downtown Las Vegas one block from the Fremont Street Experience. A room at The Cal costs $59/night plus taxes and fees–check current rates here.

California Hotel offers limited amenities with a couple of restaurants, bars, and a rooftop pool. The Cal offers quick access to the Mob Museum, Circa’s Stadium Swim, and nearby casinos.

California Rating

Las Vegas Trip Score

2.6/5
2.6/5
Value For The Money
Location
Room Quality
Service Quality
Amenities

Pros & Cons

We Like
  • The Hawaiian-vibe
  • Affordable cocktails and beers
  • Hotel rooms are quieter than Fremont Street hotels
  • Coin-operated video poker
We Don’t Like
  • The hotel is old and outdated

California Hotel Las Vegas Guide

The California Hotel offers guests a quieter downtown experience, located one block from the Fremont Street Experience. The hotel offers a variety of restaurants, bars, and gambling.

Where is The Cal?
The hotel is Downtown one block away from Fremont Street at 12 E Ogden Ave, Las Vegas, NV 89101. It is within walking distance of Binion’s, Circa, and a sky bridge connects to Main Street Station.

How much does parking cost at The Cal?
Hotel guests receive free parking. For visitors, valet parking costs $15-$30 and self-parking is $10-$25.

What are food prices like?
The Cal has a limited selection of restaurants. You should expect to spend at least $10-$25 per meal (without alcoholic drinks).

What are drink prices like?
You should expect to spend at least $6 per cocktail and $3 per beer at The Cal.

What is the casino vibe like?
The vibe is relaxed, slightly subdued, polar opposite from its next-door neighbor Circa. It’s a good change of pace from other downtown properties. The lowest table minimum is $10.

California Hotel Rooms & Suites

Be welcomed by the warmth of the sun and smiles at The California Hotel and Casino, where they bring the aloha spirit alive. The hotel is a tropical oasis in the desert. 

The California offers four guest rooms: the Deluxe King, Deluxe Two Queens, the larger Premium King, and Premium Two Queens. The rooms are donned with island-style décor and bright colors.

The West Tower Suites offer the space and privacy of a suite in an intimate atmosphere. Guests will feel at home with upholstered furniture complimented by soft, tropical colors that reflect Asian influences to create one’s own private retreat from reality for those who need it most.

California offers guests a fitness center, rooftop pool, high-speed wifi, and more. Guests can work out in the gym or relax by soaking up some sun at the rooftop pool.

You can lounge poolside at the California Hotel’s 20×40-foot outdoor rooftop pool. Take a quick dip or enjoy your view of downtown Las Vegas from this incredible vantage point! Towel service is provided, so you’ll be ready for that afternoon spent lounging in the sun with friends by your side – don’t forget the sunscreen!

Hotel guests of California Hotel, Main Street Station, and Fremont Hotel may use the pool.

Restaurants & Bars at The Cal

Redwood Steakhouse at The California Hotel & Casino.
Redwood Steakhouse

The Redwood Steakhouse offers a wide variety of steaks, seafood, and chops. The amazing side dishes are large enough to share with friends or family members, while the desserts will tempt you away from your diet–but hey, you’re on vacation! Dinner at this steak house is an unforgettable experience!

Bring a date, take the kids, enjoy with friends – you’re sure to find something special at California Noodle House. Asian cuisine soars high atop this restaurant’s menu and is prepared by expert chefs who make every dish fresh-to-order in an open kitchen for all diners to see.

Aloha Specialties at The California Hotel & Casino.
Aloha Specialties

Aloha Specialties is the only place to go for island flavors! You’ll find teriyaki plates, stews, curries, and more.

Need to satisfy your appetite? Then Market Street Cafe is the place for you! From breakfast, lunch, and dinner offerings with a touch of island flair, this cafe has something that will please everyone’s taste buds.

Lappert’s Ice Cream features various ice cream, plus they have coffee, specialty drinks, and breakfast pastries. Satisfy your sweet tooth at Ethel M Chocolates.

Holo Holo - The Happy Bar at The California Hotel & Casino
Holo Holo – The Happy Bar

There are two bars at The California. Catch all your favorite teams and watch your bets win at the Cal Sports Lounge, located next to the sportsbook.

Holo Holo brings the Aloha spirit with great Hawaiian-themed cocktails along with a wide assortment of beers and drinks.

The California Casino

There are plenty of ways to gamble at The Cal. The casino features more than 1,000 slot machines and video poker machines. The pit has 28 table games, including all your favorites like blackjack, roulette, poker, or craps.

Speaking of craps, if you’re a fan, it was a night to remember for everyone at The Cal! Stanley Fujitake had the world’s longest roll that lasted 3 hours and 6 minutes.

Cal’s Sportsbook and Lounge is the perfect spot to catch all your favorite sporting events. Watch any game on one of their 18 65″ TVs or the big game of the day on their 2 90″ TVs. You can find live betting lines for upcoming games in addition to futures! The book is open each day until kickoff time for that night’s last major event scheduled – so don’t hesitate before checking it out yourself!

The California is owned and operated by Boyds Gaming with has B Connected players club. You’ll enjoy amazing rewards like cruises and stays in Las Vegas or Hawaii. Plus, with five tiers that give you a whole year to earn them at an easy pace, achieving these great rewards has never been easier!

California Hotel FAQ

Here are common questions about the California Hotel & Casino in Downtown Las Vegas, NV:

The front desk at California Hotel & Casino.
The front desk at California Hotel & Casino.