This has got to be the worst place in Vegas to stay and I would recommend that everyone stay as far away as you can.
Don’t waste your money here because there are many more places that are 100 times better and a lot more friendly the this place
Facilities are old and many things left unrepaired
I got better service at a hamburger stand down the road.
I wouldn’t recommend this place to people I didn’t like or even homeless people
Unique Quality: The worst place in town
When in Vegas, I always make a trip to downtown to eat at their breakfast buffet or to eat lunch, dinner or late night snack at the second floor restaurant, Hawaiian Specialties. The large Wonton mein is excellent in my opinion.
Directions: Downtown, a second story bridge connects it to Main St. Station.
Ah yes, whats not to love about California. Some think the hotel should be renamed "Hawaii". Why u might ask? Because just about everybody in the hotel is from Hawaii. Whenever i am in Vegas, i have to make a stop at the Cali to get some good local food from the islands. The Cali has about 3 restaurants that serves some of the best foods from the islands. I always found it funny that people travel all the way from Hawaii, just to eat like they are in Hawaii. Especailly with all the great places to eat in Vegas. But i am grateful since i dont always get the chance to fly home, so i just take a drive over to the Cali while in town and order some of my favorite plates from home.
Another reason people from Hawaii favor the Cali is because u have better odds of walking away with some money in your pocket. Since the old casinos are not as lush and appealing to the eye as the new hotels on the south side, the older casinos try to draw people in by making the slots pay out more often. You can also find a lot more of the nickle and penny slots, and the tables have lower buy ins. The senior citizens love this.
I will admit that i am like most of u and prefer to stay on the south side with all the glitz and glamour, but when all i got is a pocket full of change, and the craving for some Hawaiian plate lunch, i make a b-line for the cali
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My husband and I plan to travel to Las Vegas in late July of 2010 for his 60th Birthday. We would like to spend 3 nights in Las Vegas and then drive to California and see some of the sights and fly back home from L.A.; any suggestions as to where to go in California? Is it even a bad time to drive in California with the heat? I don't mind Vegas in the heat because will mostly be indoors or by a pool..I would love to drive to Cali but not if it is not going to be enjoyable. Any suggestions as to where to stay in Las Vegas; my daughter suggested the Venetian.
If you drive one way from Vegas to LA, it is quite possible you will have drop-off charges, although lately they have been offering deals with no drop off. From that perspective, I would get two flights ... one round trip either *to* LA or Las Vegas, and then one round trip from LA to Vegas - hope that makes sense. July is one of the hottest months to drive - doable because you have the AC on, we have done it years back - but the drop off charges could make a difference.
The Venetian is an excellent choice! I see in the latest post you mention Santa Barbara, good choice too!
The best bet would be to fly from Las Vegas to Los Angeles LAX and then drive up to Santa Barbara. Saves time in the long run and money if there is a drop off charge, but between the heat, traffic and the gasoline costs, why not fly? No heat once out of LA toward Santa Barbara, just cool ocean breezes. More time for Santa Barbara and on your other post, the wine country of Santa Barbara County.
Hilda, You don't say how long you are going to be in California, but if you have enough time you may want to consider driving along the coastline up to San Francisco and spend a couple of days up there. San Francisco is my favorite city in the U.S. outside of Chicago, interesting sites, good restaurants, fun town to explore.
I agree with the other posters in regards to driving. If you fly into Las Vegas and then back home from Los Angeles why not just fly from LV to LA and then rent the car there for any California travel you will be doing.
The Venetian is very nice with a small pool area. When you are looking at hotels in LV you should consider the hotels mid-strip like the Venetian. We were in LV last April for 4 days attending a wedding and had a very nice breakfast at a French Bistro in the Venetian (go figure) and had a very good all you can eat upscale buffet at the Wynn. The review of the buffet with pictures is on my VT Las Vegas page if you are interested. Have fun!!
Inland Ca can get a little hot in July but no where as hot as Las Vegas and the coastal cities are nice and cool.Venetian is nice but driving by the City Center looks very nice and theres 4 hotels there.
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Address: 12 Ogden Street, Las Vegas, Nevada, 89101, United States