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600 East Fremont Street, Las Vegas, NV 89101-5614
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What you can expect during your stay
  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
Updated 10/05/22 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 10/05/22 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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#116 of 291 in Las Vegas
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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 High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Bar / lounge
Casino and Gambling
Evening entertainment
Airport transportation
Business Centre with Internet Access
Valet parking
Wifi
Paid internet
Coffee shop
Restaurant
Happy hour
Vending machine
Shuttle bus service
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Salon
Adults only
24-hour security
Baggage storage
Concierge
Gift shop
ATM on site
24-hour check-in
24-hour front desk
Laundry service
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Room features
Air conditioning
Housekeeping
Room service
Safe
Iron
Flatscreen TV
Room types
Mountain view
City view
Non-smoking rooms
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HOTEL CLASS
HOTEL STYLE
Classic
Historic Hotel
Languages Spoken
English, Spanish
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bulldoug85745 wrote a review Yesterday
Tucson, Arizona381 contributions27 helpful votes
I stayed at the Hotel 4 nights starting April 19, 2022. I had previously stayed there and really liked the Cabana Suites and the Casino. This particular visit I had some unpleasant experiences with the room, check in and the hotel manager. Consequently I wrote a scathing review on Trip Advisor that was very detailed. About a week later I received an email from one of the owners expressing concern and the next day a call from the Hotel/Casino General Manager who supervised the hotel manager. I feel the hotel has taken positive steps to resolve this issue from recurring to other Trip Advisor readers, therefore I have deleted my initial review.
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Date of stay: April 2022
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Room Tip: Cabana suites facing north to avoid street noise
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Hi bulldoug85745, Thank you for taking the time to update your previous review. We look forward to having you back with us in the near future!
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Richard W wrote a review Apr 2022
Crossville, Tennessee13 contributions7 helpful votes
Hotel's Favourite
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 2 weeks ago
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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jabariu18 wrote a review 16 May
Tualatin, Oregon27 contributions1 helpful vote
I loved staying at the El Cortez. The casino is one of the most welcoming in Vegas with player friendly games and odds. The remodeled Tower rooms are spacious and stylish and comfortable. And best of all, it's 21 years of age minimum. Ideal location if you want to experience the "Fremont Experience" which every American should at least once. Only reason I didn't rate it a 5 was the lack of a pool or pool access.
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Date of stay: May 2022
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Room Tip: Go for a tower room. They were completely remodeled during the C-19 shutdown
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Responded 1 week ago
Hi jabariu18, Thank you for taking the time to leave this valuable review. We're happy to hear you enjoyed both our hotel and casino. We know you have choices when it comes to your travel adventures, and we're so happy that you've chosen to book an experience with our team. Thank you for supporting our business, and we hope you'll stay with us again in the future!
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328gregorys wrote a review 15 May
Rockport, West Virginia89 contributions65 helpful votes
My wife and I always wanted to try elcortez so we finally did and we were not disappointed. If you like vintage Vegas with a great atmosphere then this place is for you. We have been going to Vegas for many years and have never found a place like this. The staff was amazing, we never found anyone that wasn’t polite and eager to help in any way they could. We stayed in the newly renovated premium rooms and it was great and the view was also. One of the things I liked about it was it was just far enough away from the craziness of Fremont street. It’s just a short walk to Fremont street and when you’ve had enough you can go back to the elcortez sit back relax and gamble a bit. Siegels and subway is open twenty four seven and both are great.
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Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Travelled
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Hello Greg S, Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. We take pride in knowing our customers are happy with their experience when staying at our property. Again, thank you for leaving valuable feedback and supporting our business. It will be a pleasure to have you back with us again in the future!
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Daniel S wrote a review Mar 2022
Allentown, Pennsylvania25 contributions4 helpful votes
Checked in on 13 March. Was given 1500 for my room. The room is a suite on the top floor of the tower. The main room had a long counter/cabinet under a large T.V. Water and a box of candy on counter, water and coca cola in fridge. A beautiful rug with a designer sofa and very comfortable chair facing the T.V. Another long table on a side wall. A sliding door leading into the sleeping area with a king size bed, very large open closet area with shelves and the safe. Bathroom area has external large sink with plenty of space on either side of sink. Toilet is in a very large enclosed are. Saving the best for last, the shower is approx. 8' x 8' with dual rain shower heads and a shower wand. A bench runs the length of the shower. Water pressure was fantastic! The room was very clean and the furnishings very comfortable. I need to stress that I did not request a suite, and did not expect to be given this room. My wife and I have been loyal visitors to El Cortez, we play (gamble) what we believe to be a modest amount (we do get very good offers, we believe, that include room, food and freeplay) but we never thought we would be deserving of this type of room on a comp. We believe it shows their appreciation and acknowledgement of loyalty as well. We normally have a deluxe tower king room that has a single shower (smaller, but very nice!) and it too has always been clean and comfortable. We have always been treated very well by all the staff. If you are looking for a great place to gamble, without needing to wager well over your comfort level (El Cortez has $10 min. single deck blackjack, $5 roulette etc...) clean comfortable room, free parking with your stay, and great service, you cannot beat El Cortez. You are two blocks from the Fremont St. experience, across the street from container park, and a very short ride from the north end of the strip. Siegel's (restaurant), a subway and hot dog cart in the casino, and many other restaurants close by. I can't recommend El Cortez any higher. They offer what we go to Vegas for, and what they provide, they take pride in what they offer and it shows. The history of the place is just a great addition to it all! They also offer free shuttle service to the airport at check out.
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Date of stay: March 2022
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Room Tip: Higher is more quite in the tower rooms!
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Thank you so much for taking the time to leave this wonderful review. We truly do value all of our guests that enter our property, and we're happy to hear that our appreciation for you all is easily recognizable. We wouldn't be who we are without our loyal and amazing customers. Thank you again for supporting our local business and we hope you’ll visit us in the future
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PRICE RANGE
US$61 - US$148 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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LOCATION
United StatesNevadaLas VegasDowntown
NUMBER OF ROOMS
364
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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 Axehole Vegas (0.2 km), Cannabition @ Planet 13 Opening in Winter 2020 (0.2 km), and Wee Kirk O' the Heather Wedding Chapel (0.4 km).
What are some of the property amenities at El Cortez Hotel & Casino?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
Which room amenities are available at El Cortez Hotel & Casino?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a view of the mountains.
What food & drink options are available at El Cortez Hotel & Casino?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant and a lounge 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 Le Thai, VegeNation, 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, it conveniently offers a business centre, meeting rooms, and a banquet room.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at El Cortez Hotel & Casino?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Spanish.