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Reviewed yesterday NEW

I booked through Agoda.com. The Pavilion Room was spacious and it had a tv, bed and a mini ref. I don't think it was any different from the Tower Room indicated on Agoda but it was cheaper at that time so I booked it. I asked for a non-smoking room but the hallways smell a little bit like cigars. They...

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Nashville, Tennessee, USA
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

An Uber driver suggested this place to us, as we headed to the Old-Strip (Fremont Street). The driver was local so we gave it a shot. What a great time we had!! The drinks are reasonable. The slots are loose. The dealers are nice. What more can you ask for from a casino?! Also, they even had some newer slot...

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Garner
Reviewed 2 days ago NEWvia mobile

Another annual trip to the Cortez for March Madness. They have added more Blackjack tables, which is great because they pay 3:2 for Blackjacks even single deck games. Rooms are clean and functional, and larger than you might expect. But what makes this place is the staff. They must have low employee turnover because we see the same floor managers,...

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2Thank Thomas C
Reviewed 4 days ago NEWvia mobile

We were driving cross-country and were dreading having to stay in Las Vegas. We chose the El Cortez because there was a great deal on the room rate. What a nice surprise! The room was elegant and gracious, a taste of the days before cheap motels and big hotel chains. We slept well on an excellent mattress. Dinner in the...

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1Thank Joan F
Reviewed 5 days ago NEWvia mobile

Service and personnel excellent. Quality of my choices were poor, at least now. So if you ever come don't try rib steak or mochito. Live music is good as well. You can smoke your cigar, wish I had one with me. This review is based on my own experience only.

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Columbus, OH
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We booked a room at the EL in mid-January, via Booking.com. This was separate from the airline reservation (tip: try not to book hotel & air separately). We thought we could save some money this way. I had emailed the EL that our flight would arrive after 10:pm and we would not get to check-in until midnight. No problem. Had...

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Alexandra E, Owner at El Cortez Hotel & Casino, responded to this review

John, We are very sorry to hear about the inconvenience & confusion that took place during your trip. To explain, At 6:00pm we cancel only those reservations which have received a credit card decline, we do not cancel any reservation which hasn't yet been checked in. If the card does decline, our protocol is to contact the guest right away....

Billings, Mt
Reviewed 1 week ago

I recently stayed three nights at the El Cortez Hotel & Casino. It is the oldest Casino still standing in Vegas and was once owned by Bugsy Siegel. In the lobby is a vintage 1948 Cadillac which is awesome. A lot of the slot machines are vintage and take real coins to operate and when a jackpot is won real...

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Novi, Michigan
Reviewed 1 week ago

Siegel's 1941 restaurant at El Cortez was a surprising throwback to Las Vegas of yesteryear. Nice, varied menu selections, but the one thing not on the menu? The Prime Rib! A bit more expensive than the Prime Rib specials that abounded in Las Vegas years ago, but at $10.95 we could not pass by and not give it a try....

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1Thank audnbob
Rancho Cucamonga, California
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had been wanting to try and stay here for some time. Finally got the chance. Room was nice, up high in the tower, surprisingly large for the price. Great view. Quiet, till morning anyways. And of course location was decent. For downtown. No complaints, will try to come back.

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Alameda, California
Reviewed 1 week ago

For those of you that have grow tired of 'The Strip' in Vegas, I urge you to visit las vegas downtown. You can people watch, the casinos are easily navigable, and best of all the gaming odds are MUCH better! Come out after dark, check out the 'Fremont Street experience'. There are many free music/DJ and even bands. So I...

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Constructed in 1941, the El Cortez Hotel and Casino is the oldest consistently running gaming property in Las Vegas. It is located in the Fremont East Entertainment District in historic downtown Las Vegas. With 362 hotel rooms including the Cabana Suites, El Cortez features full-pay single deck 21, 10x odds on craps, state of the art roulette and over 1000 slot machines. El Cortez is proudly affiliated with Michael Gaughan's South Point Sports Book. Dining options at El Cortez include: Cafe Cortez, The Flame Steakhouse, and Subway. The property also includes a gift shop and full-service beauty and barber shop. ... more   less 

Additional Information about El Cortez Hotel & Casino

Address: 600 East Fremont Street, Las Vegas, NV 89101-5614
Region: United States > Nevada > Las Vegas
Price Range: ₹ 3,603 - ₹ 11,332 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — El Cortez Hotel & Casino 3*
Number of rooms: 362
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El Cortez Hotel Las Vegas
El Cortez Hotel And Casino
El Cortez Las Vegas
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#6 Best Value Hotel in Las Vegas
#50 Casino Hotel in Las Vegas
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“From what I read, get a room away from the casino area and in the tower, above 3rd floor.”
 of 5 bubbles johninohio, 19 Mar 2017 | Read review
“The Tower rooms are easy access from the casino. Bring along your own Keurig cups”
 of 5 bubbles 622kimg, 12 Mar 2017 | Read review
“High floor tower rooms, north facing for quiet-south facing for view of Fremont and strip”
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 of 5 bubbles markfb, 9 Mar 2017 | Read review
“ask about "fees"”
 of 5 bubbles rickr289, 6 Mar 2017 | Read review
“the best tip for a good room is to go to 4 Queens, not here”
 of 5 bubbles jsnjborn, 4 Mar 2017 | Read review
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