As I mentioned in my last post, I'm splitting hotels for my July trip - three nights on the strip, two nights downtown. For my downtown stay, I picked the California.
I'm not from Hawaii. I'm from Boston, which is close to as far as you can get from Hawaii. So why would a grumpy Bostonian choose a hotel that pretty much caters to Hawaiians?
I looked at a few different places downtown - the Plaza, The D (formally Fitzgeralds), the Gold Spike, and all of the Boyd properties - Fremont, Main Street Station, and the Cal.
As I said before, I'm pretty easy to please when it comes to hotel rooms. I decided that I wanted a pool, especially since it will be towards the end of my trip, so I might need to wash some of the booze out of me.
In the end, it came down to price. I had a good deal from the Boyd companies through the Bconnected players' club. I've stayed at the Fremont before, and liked it fine. Boyd might not have the fanciest properties, but I've always gotten such good service there. I was about to book the Fremont again, but just figured I'd try someplace new.
So I'm set - three days Planet Hollywood, two days at the California. It feels nice to be a bit settled.