They are upper level roomettes. 2 is next to the mid-car coffee station, 5 is midway down the aisle.Just reserved a roundtrip on the CZ, departing westbound on 9/30 (roomette 2 in car 532) and departing eastbound on 10/3 (roomette 5 in car 631). What level are those roomettes in, and will those rooms be likely safe from cancellation?
(Still have to make a hotel reservation for the overnight in Emeryville between trains. I can either try to earn more AGR points or earn Wyndham Rewards points, but would prefer a hotel as close to the Emeryville station as possible, as we have no plans to do touristy things in San Francisco.)
532 is the second sleeper, not the base, so if they resume last summer's shenanigans, that'll be one at risk. The 31 car line is the "base" sleeper for the CZ. Personally, I won't trust them until they have gone a full year without pulling that crap again on any train, which will be October. Until then, for myself, I would not want to be in anything except the base sleeper or maybe the transdorm (40 car line on the CZ).
Note my criteria full year without them removing sleepers with sold inventory is my own and is wholly arbitrary. There are others who will say the staffing/equipment crisis is now past and not to worry anymore. But I want to see them establish a track record of honoring their reservations before I book a non-base sleeper myself.
531 is the base sleeper and should be safe.
Hyatt is the most convienent to the Emeryville station.