Just off Fremont Street, but very close to heart of the action, the California Hotel & Casino is an older, Hawaiian themed casino resort with low limits and low priced rooms.
Self-parking is completely free for hotel guests (as part of the nightly resort fee), however this Boyd Gaming property does charge non-hotel guests for parking – both for self-parking and valet.
There are, however, several ways to get free parking here, which we’ll discuss further down below.
Either way, there is plenty of self-parking spaces, thanks to the spacious 7-story parking garage attached to the resort. There’s also pricier, overflow surface lot parking across the street.
In fact, there are over 400 parking spaces in the garage alone, which is pretty good considering The Cal is smaller hotel (by Las Vegas standards), with 781 rooms.
California Hotel & Casino Las Vegas Parking Fee
There are different rates, based on the day. However unlike many Las Vegas Strip casinos that charge by the hour, The Cal only charges a daily flat rate. Current parking fees are as follows:
|First 30 Minutes||Free|
|Monday – Thursday||$10 per 24 Hours|
|Friday – Sunday||$25 per 24 Hours|
Please note that The Cal has “Special Event” parking, by which they mean parking fees are increased during holidays and busy Las Vegas 3-day weekends (i.e. Memorial Day, New Year’s Eve, etc.)
They also offer a “Monthly Pass” parking fee for $60.
Free Self-Parking at the California Hotel & Casino
In addition to having it complimentary as part of your hotel stay, there are three ways to self-park at the Cal for free:
- B-Connected Card
As a Boyd Gaming casino, you’ll use your B-Connected card when playing at the Cal. There are five different player’s card levels, beginning with “Ruby” then “Sapphire.”
Those of you at the next level “Emerald” or higher (Onyx or Titanium), receive free self-parking.
Right before you’re ready to leave, you’ll want to take your parking ticket and B-Connected card to the player’s club desk to receive the free parking validation.
2. Dining Validation
Spending $30 to eat isn’t too hard in Las Vegas – even at an affordable option like the California. Should you drop thirty bucks on eats here, you can get free parking.
Be sure to ask for the validation before leaving the restaurant.
3. Gambling Validation
Should you gamble at the Cal and earn 10 tier points, you can receive free parking. Just before you’re ready to leave (it’s valid for 15 minutes), you’ll take your B-Connected card, and player’s club kiosk printout to the player’s club desk.
The Cal Hotel & Casino Valet Parking
As with self-parking, these are flat, daily rates. Hotel guests receive complimentary valet parking. When you check in, let them know you’re using valet parking, and they’ll give you a guest valet pass. Boyd Rewards members at certain levels also receive free valet parking. Current valet parking fees are as follows:
|Hotel Guests & Emerald, Onyx or Titanium||Free|
|Monday – Thursday||$15|
|Friday – Sunday||$30|
Please note that this is cash only, and cannot be charged to the room.
Free valet parking is given to B-Connected player’s club members at the Emerald level or above. Other than that, there isn’t any validation for valet parking.
Whether you’re self-parking or using the valet, you’ll enter the California Hotel & Casino’s parking garage off of N. 1st Street, in-between Stewart and Ogden Avenue.
Entrance to the surface parking lot is off of N. 1st Street as well.
In the garage, you’ll punch a button to get a ticket to open the gate. Keep this ticket with you, as you’ll pay for the parking right before you leave (or have it validated).
Lost tickets are charged $25.
Those of you staying at the Cal will use your hotel room card for in and out access.
The Cal Hotel/Casino Parking Map
Below, the black “P” shows you the entrance into the parking garage.
California Hotel/Casino Surface Lot Parking
Right across the street from the Cal, “Public parking” is available. However this is more expensive than parking in the garage.
As of this update, the surface lot parking goes for $5 for one hour, $12 for 3 hours, or $20 per day.
There is also usually plenty of available surface lot parking spaces at the Main Street Station parking lot, just north of the Cal.
California Hotel & Casino Las Vegas Address, Phone & Website
12 East Ogden Avenue
Las Vegas, NV. 89101
(By Steve Beauregard. Photos copyright Gamboool.com)