We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

El Cortez Hotel & Casino

Show Prices
Enter dates for lowest prices
powered by PriceFinder
Check In Check Out
1 room 2 adults 0 children
We check 200+ sites to find the latest and lowest prices.
Professional photos
El Cortez Hotel & Casino
El Cortez Hotel & Casino
Panoramas (12)
View Map
{"widget":{"name":"ibex_photo_carousel","template":"ibex_photo_carousel__widget","dust":{"nav_controls":"ibex_photo_carousel__nav_controls"},"moduleList":["handlers"],"divClasses":"prw_rup prw_ibex_photo_carousel","js":{"handlers":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'handlers'))"}},"scriptFlags":null,"containerClass":null}
Add Photo Write a Review

1,441 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
  • More
Showing 1,305: English reviews
Start your review of El Cortez Hotel & Casino
 Click to rate
Reviewed 2 days ago NEWvia mobile

My husband and I just stayed here for 2 nights on a last minute trip to Vegas. Being at the end of spring break, hotels were booked and prices were ridiculous on the strip so we decided to book here. I've had friends stay here before and I had a good recommendation from them. Now I have to warn you,...

 Report
Helpful?
1Thank MarilynD4
Indio, California
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The hotel itself is very nice. For sure has a classic vibe to it, nothing outdated tho. Check in was a snap, we got up and given out keys quick like. The clerk was a bit on the "hurry up" side but not really rude or anything. The room was very nice. Clean and comfy. Bed was pretty good, shower...

 Report
Helpful?
1Thank JtheBowler
Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I live in Las Vegas but I stayed 2 nights downtown at the El Cortez recently for a music festival. The rooms were really nice and clean.. the El Cortez has been there for quite sometime but they do a great job keeping up on their rooms.

 Report
Helpful?
Thank robbiefitz
Austin, Texas
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We spent two nights at the Cabana Suites. The rooms are okay - modern furnishings, but really dark, with great bathrooms. The casino is great! They have the best table games in town and we actually won a little money playing slots, which never happens. They have good, consistent, cocktail service while you gamble, even at low level slots, and...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank SaraC72
Bluffton, Texas
Reviewed 1 week ago

I have stayed at 5 star properties on the strip and enjoyed them very much. The El Cortez is none of that. I'm tired of high resort fees and parking fees. The El Cortez is none of that. What the El Cortez is my kind of place. Old school laid back easy going. Easy to get around quick to fill...

 Report
Helpful?
2Thank MatthewfFulton
Idaho
Reviewed 1 week ago

I could not find Happy Feet to review them individually. I felt strongly to warn others of this so doing the review of the hotel they are in. We did not experience the hotel except to visit Happy Feet. The 1/2 hour foot massage was fine. Very much enjoyed with all the walking. My husband and I thought being off...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank rpclmc
Cottage Grove, Minnesota
Reviewed 1 week ago

The room was very nice and comfortable -- the bathroom is VERY small and outdated -- but everything worked. The only complaint was the check in was slow -- although it appeared to be issues with the guests reservations and not the agent -- a hostess with a beverage would have been greatly appreciated after our 3 hour ride. Rooms...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Kmm731
Saint Louis, Missouri
Reviewed 1 week ago

I love this place. It is the only hotel I stay at in Vegas. I was a regular from October 20146 to December 2016 on business. It's off the beaten path in Old Vegas on the Old Strip. It's walkable to restaurants and other attractions. I didn't give 5 stars because it's very smokey. It didn't bother me at first...

 Report
Helpful?
2Thank Rachel J
Plano, Texas
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Fun place, differently old Vegas. But the place is telling it's age. Great payout on the slots, and they have the two dollar roulette wheel that I know of, matter of fact they had 6. So if you're not into all the new flashy casinos and want some old school Vegas go to El Cortez.

 Report
Helpful?
2Thank Jeff H
Riverside, California
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place was actually nice to stay. The rooms were comfy, clean and visually nice looking. The place was affordable for the weekend and for a few extra a night you can get a nice suite, which we did. The bad #1. NO POOL. This was a downer since we we not looking to gamble much and wanted a place...

 Report
Helpful?
1Thank Jerry V

941 photos of this hotel

Traveller photos: See what travellers like you saw

Viewed
All Traveller Photos (483)
Viewed
Bathroom (55)
Viewed
Dining (5)
Viewed
Hotel & Grounds (43)
Viewed
View from Room (35)
Viewed
Room/Suite (155)
Viewed
Business Centre/Function Rooms (4)
Viewed
Family/Play Areas (1)
Viewed
1:24
Videos (1)
Viewed
Other (184)

TripAdvisor Photos: Professional photos exclusively commissioned by TripAdvisor

Viewed
All TripAdvisor Photos (451)
Viewed
Amenities (80)
Viewed
Big Sleep - Designer Suite (42)
Viewed
Cabana Junior Room (35)
Viewed
Dining (35)
Viewed
The Hotel (85)
Viewed
Tower King Room (32)
Viewed
Two Queen Pavilion Room (49)
Viewed
Two Queen Tower Room (68)
Viewed
Vintage Queen Room (25)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

Viewed
All Management Photos (7)
Viewed
Hotel & Grounds (2)
Viewed
Dining (3)
Viewed
Room/Suite (2)
Check In Check Out
Hotels you might also like...
Travellers also viewed these Las Vegas hotels
Golden Gate Hotel & Casino
#127 of 264 in Las Vegas
810 reviews
Plaza Hotel & Casino
#108 of 264 in Las Vegas
4,454 reviews
Downtown
Downtown Grand, an Ascend Collection Hotel
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
Downtown
Four Queens Hotel and Casino
Four Queens Hotel and Casino
#106 of 264 in Las Vegas
2,264 reviews
Downtown
The D Casino Hotel Las Vegas
Oasis at Gold Spike
#137 of 264 in Las Vegas
212 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices

Amenities

Highlights
  • Restaurant
  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Room Service
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
Things to do
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Casino and Gambling
Room types
  • Suites
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Services
  • Free Parking
  • Concierge
  • Room Service
  • Airport Transportation
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
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: €45 - €147 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — El Cortez Hotel & Casino 3*
Number of rooms: 362
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Expedia, Hotwire, Orbitz, Travelocity, Booking.com, Hotels.com, TripOnline SA, Vegas.com, Cancelon, getaroom.com, HotelQuickly and Evoline ltd so you can book your El Cortez Hotel & Casino reservations with confidence. We help millions of travellers each month to find the perfect hotel for both holiday and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Also Known As:
El Cortez Hotel Las Vegas
El Cortez Hotel And Casino
El Cortez Las Vegas
El Cortez Hotel & Casino Las Vegas
Hotel Style:
#4 Best Value Hotel in Las Vegas
#47 Casino Hotel in Las Vegas
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.
Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what travellers have asked, with answers from El Cortez Hotel & Casino staff and other travellers.
29 questions
Ask a question

See all questions (29)

Questions? Get answers from El Cortez Hotel & Casino staff and past guests.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Can tickets for local attractions be purchased at the front desk?
  • Do you have to pay extra for a mini-fridge?
  • At what time does the pool open each day?

See which rooms travellers prefer

“Ask to be away from the container park area, as there and the club next to it never shut up.”
JtheBowler, 23 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Cabana Suites are nice. Next time I'd like to try a high room in the tower though.”
SaraC72, 22 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Cabana suites 2nd floor and above.”
397jerryv, 11 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Don't stay here”
katiebJ673LZ, 8 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Avoid the Vintage Rooms unless you can stand extreme smoke odor”
noworries2000, 7 Apr 2017 | Read review
5 of 5