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600 East Fremont Street, Las Vegas, NV 89101-5614
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El Cortez Hotel and Casino is the longest continuously-running casino in Las Vegas. Located off the strip in Fremont East Entertainment District within the historic Downtown, El Cortez is the authentic Vegas experience that you have been craving. El Cortez first opened its doors in 1941, and was so successful that it attracted the attention of Benjamin “Bugsy” Siegel and Meyer Lansky, who bought the property. In 1963 it went to another Vegas “family,” when Las Vegas icon Jackie Gaughan bought the El Cortez. There are two ways to experience Las Vegas. The classic Vegas of the Rat Pack and Fremont Street, and the new Vegas of the Strip. When you stay at the El Cortez, you get the best of both worlds – the authenticity of a nostalgic Vegas experience and the amenities and first-class treatment expected further south along the Strip. In the 2021 LVRJ Best of Las Vegas awards, El Cortez was voted Best Table Games, Best Downtown Hotel, Best Valet, Best Downtown Slots and more!
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free internet
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Bar / lounge
Casino and Gambling
Entertainment staff
Free airport transportation
Banquet room
Valet parking
Public wifi
Paid internet
Coffee shop
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Happy hour
Snack bar
Wine / champagne
Vending machine
Evening entertainment
Free shuttle or taxi services
Airport transportation
Shuttle bus service
Meeting rooms
Massage
Salon
Adults only
24-hour security
Baggage storage
Concierge
Gift shop
Newspaper
ATM on site
24-hour check-in
24-hour front desk
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Room features
Blackout curtains
Air conditioning
Desk
Housekeeping
Safe
Coffee / tea maker
Cable / satellite TV
Walk-in shower
Telephone
Wardrobe / wardrobe
Bottled water
Clothes rack
Iron
Private bathrooms
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Refrigerator
Flatscreen TV
On-demand films
Radio
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
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Mountain view
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Non-smoking rooms
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Smoking rooms available
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Languages Spoken
English, Spanish, Thai, Vietnamese
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Bowlingjp wrote a review Yesterday
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Best chocolate bar ever!!! Mejor chocobar en las Americas!! We came from Texas to PR to get this tasty treat. We recommend coming for snack, lunch and coffee, not to mention that everything comes with chocolate.
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Date of stay: November 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
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Richard W wrote a review Apr 2022
Crossville, Tennessee13 contributions16 helpful votes
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Gambled at the old style slots with actual quarters. It was a lot of fun. Enjoyed a fantastic dinner at Siegels 1941. Staff was Excellent especially "Linda" our waitress! Great food and a real classy restaurant.
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Date of stay: April 2022
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Responded 9 May 2022
Thank you for taking the time to leave this review, Richard! We're happy to hear you enjoyed your stay, and we hope to have you back with us soon.
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HeyNow-Hank wrote a review 26 Nov
Coquitlam, Canada196 contributions322 helpful votes
The (relatively) new owner (Kenny Epstein) has invested TENS of MILLIONS into this property over the last few years, renovating rooms, the casino, and restaurants. As a result of this (and the explosion of the new & hip Fremont East District scene), young Vegas locals now rub shoulders at the gaming tables with the veteran travelers to Sin City that have always recognized the value here. This about-face has transformed the El Cortez from a place where undesirables USED to hang out (they are no longer welcome) into a fun and "swingin'" kind of scene where limits are low, rules are gambler-friendly, and free cold beer is only about 15 seconds away. In the middle of the blackjack pit, they have a tub or two of cold beers on ice staffed by referee-shirted waitresses right IN the pit who can deliver a cold beer to your hand just seconds after catching their eye and nodding your head. Of course, make sure you tip them a dollar or two a bottle. For mixed drinks, traditional cocktail waitresses patrol the outside of the tables, if you're in the mood for a highball, martini, shot, Irish Coffee, or whatever. All blackjack games pay 3-2 rather than the ripoff 6-5 that many other casinos pay. You'll also find lots of single and double-deck blackjack here at LOW limits (something else you WON'T find at other casinos). For those who enjoy the slots, all the modern games are here plus LOTS of old-fashioned "coin-droppers" if you prefer to lug around your bucket of quarters (or nickels). The Tower Rooms and Vintage Rooms have recently been renovated and are a wonderful Vegas secret. The Cabana Suites are still in fine shape. Personally, I would stay away from the Pavilion Rooms, as I'm about 99% sure that they have gone the longest without renovations. Your first visit to the El Cortez should only be to eat, drink, gamble, or check out the scene. After you've seen it firsthand, you can then make an informed decision on staying at their hotel in the future. That's how I became a regular customer. Come see the advantage a hotel-casino owned by a REAL person (who you can see around the property) has over the two soulless mega-corporations that own most of the properties in Vegas. You'll get MUCH better service and MUCH better value at the El Cortez.
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Date of stay: November 2022
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Lorie W wrote a review 26 Nov
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Cute hotel with charming decor. Terrible smell of cleaner throughout the hall and rooms, No hot water in shower any time we showered. Hard to get extra coffee from front desk. Just ok for the $ Wouldn’t stay there again.
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Date of stay: October 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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John and Jacqui wrote a review 14 Nov
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Wasn't bad till I returned to the room at midnight. A night Club at the north western corner was so loud things were vibrating in the room. Management had to know that rooms on that side would be unsuitable for sleeping.
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Date of stay: November 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Suaze H wrote a review 12 Nov
The workers and security there are great and have great hospitality. But one person who really went beyond their job duties was the women at the front desk for check in I believe her name is Sarah she was Hispanic and was at the short disability desk. Really appreciated her service.
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Date of stay: November 2022Trip type: Travelled solo
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Shane E wrote a review 7 Nov
Seattle, Washington1 contribution
The room they put us in was next to a nightclub. The music shook the walls and not sure how anyone could function with the noise. It was still going at 330 in the morning. I would not recommend this place to anyone.
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Date of stay: November 2022Trip type: Travelled on business
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Response from Ariana belcher, Owner at El Cortez Hotel & Casino
Responded 2 weeks ago
Hi Shane, We are disappointed to hear you had a negative experience during your recent stay at El Cortez. It sounds like you stayed in our Pavilion rooms which are located right in the heart of the Fremont East Entertainment District. While these are our most economical rooms they can be noisy from the clubs on Fremont East. For future reference, we strongly recommend the hotel tower which is completely remodeled and the North side of the tower faces away from the clubs, so the rooms are much quieter. We apologize the hotel did not meet your expectations and we hope you'll give El Cortez another chance in the future.
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eatmystardust wrote a review 3 Nov
Lanai City, Hawaii44 contributions8 helpful votes
My husband and stayed here for the first time in mid September, in the Tower Premium rooms. We really enjoyed our stay and the property. The room is nicely decorated, the shower is spacious, and we had a view of The Neon Graveyard in the far distance. It's minutes from Fremont Street with all of its fun, but perfect for having a quiet place to sleep. There are many restaurants within walking distance, as well as the bus which will take you to The Strip (FYI it can get very crowded). It's also nice not to have to walk thru a giant hotel lobby to get to the elevators to get to your room. We enjoyed having the extra security of a security guard checking your wristbands before getting on elevator, we stayed at another Vegas property on this trip and had to show our room key to access elevator, it was easier to flash a wristband then dig out room key. We found all of the employees interacted with to be friendly. We have stayed at many different Downtown Vegas properties over the years and we both agree this is our favorite by far and we would 100% stay here again. thank you El Cortez ! Pro Tip : book your stay directly with the property, not via Traveloicty etc. We originally booked on Travelocity and ended up over paying for the cheapest room. Luckily were were able to cancel and the reservation staff at El Cortez got us a better room for a better price. They were very nice and helpful about it.
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Date of stay: September 2022
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Response from Ariana belcher, Owner at El Cortez Hotel & Casino
Responded 3 weeks ago
Hi eatmystardust, Thank you for your valued review. We're happy to hear our staff took care of you, and you enjoyed your stay. We're looking forward to the next time we can welcome you back!
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Caitlyn W wrote a review 1 Nov
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Off the bat, I already was getting a bad first impression. It took so long to check in despite there only being one other person in front of me. The room itself is not bad but I did find a couple of what looked like pubic hairs on my bed sheets. The worst part about it is it’s SO LOUD. You can literally hear everything from the street and I was on the 5th floor!! The amount of noise is absolutely ridiculous. People blasting music late into the night like seriously. The pillows and bed were also as hard as a rock which made my back and my neck hurt. If you actually want to have a decent nights sleep DO NOT STAY HERE. The only good part about it is the price is good and it’s a great location.
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Date of stay: November 2022Trip type: Travelled solo
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Response from Ariana belcher, Owner at El Cortez Hotel & Casino
Responded 2 weeks ago
Hi Caitlyn, We apologize our hotel did not meet your expectations. We are disappointed to read about the recent experience you had at El Cortez regarding the cleanliness of your room, and we have shared this information with the respective departments. As for the noise, it sounds like you stayed in our Pavilion rooms which are located right in the heart of the Fremont East Entertainment District. While these are our most economical rooms they can be noisy from the clubs on Fremont East. For future reference, we strongly recommend the hotel tower which is completely remodeled and the North side of the tower faces away from the clubs, so the rooms are much quieter. We apologize the hotel did not meet your expectations and we hope you'll give El Cortez another chance in the future.
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John D wrote a review Oct 2022
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My wife and I have been to Vegas numerous times over the years and normally stay on Freemont Street but this was our first time staying at the El Cortez. I have to say that it is one of the most pleasant places to stay downtown. Just 2 block away from the Freemont Experience but far enough to block out the late night noise. The room was clean and fitted our needs. The beds were firm and comfortable. Friendly people at every stop from the check in to the coffee stand lady. We will definitely consider staying here on our next trip.
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Date of stay: October 2022
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Response from Ariana belcher, Owner at El Cortez Hotel & Casino
Responded 3 weeks ago
Hi John D., Thank you for taking the time to leave such a positive review. We appreciate your business and we hope to welcome you back soon!
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PRICE RANGE
$55 - $129 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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United StatesNevadaLas VegasDowntown
NUMBER OF ROOMS
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Frequently Asked Questions about El Cortez Hotel & Casino
Which popular attractions are close to El Cortez Hotel & Casino?
Nearby attractions include Cannabition @ Planet 13 Opening in Winter 2020 (0.2 km), Totally Mental (0.3 km), and Mike Hammer - Comedy & Magic Show (0.5 km).
What are some of the property amenities at El Cortez Hotel & Casino?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and a fitness centre.
Which room amenities are available at El Cortez Hotel & Casino?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at El Cortez Hotel & Casino?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at El Cortez Hotel & Casino?
Yes, free parking, a parking garage, and valet parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to El Cortez Hotel & Casino?
Conveniently located restaurants include VegeNation, Evel Pie, and Donut Bar.
Are there opportunities to exercise at El Cortez Hotel & Casino?
Yes, guests have access to a fitness centre during their stay.
Does El Cortez Hotel & Casino have an airport shuttle?
Yes, El Cortez Hotel & Casino offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Does El Cortez Hotel & Casino have airport transportation?
Yes, El Cortez Hotel & Casino offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Does El Cortez Hotel & Casino offer any business services?
Yes, guests have access to meeting rooms and a banquet room during their stay.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at El Cortez Hotel & Casino?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Spanish, Thai, and Vietnamese.