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El Cortez Hotel & Casino

2.5 of 5 Hotel   |   600 Fremont St, Las Vegas, NV 89101
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Lovettsville, Virginia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This was a nice place, probably luxurious in its day, but definitely not high priced spread like the famous places on the strip. It was safe and quiet though, perfect for someone here for the bed and not the strip casinos. Close to unsavory parts of town, but the immediate area seemed safe. Parking was a little tight but adequate.... More

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I stayed here for one night before moving to the strip. I picked this property primarily for price. The room was a little dated, but clean and better than I expected. The front desk staff were great and very helpful. If staying downtown again, I would stay here again.

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Park City, Utah
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This was our first stay at the El Cortez. I booked a Cabana Suite. Checking in was a breeze, parking is free in the garage if you are staying there. The lobby of the cabana suites was decorated nicely and the front desk gals were friendly. Our room was a bit shocking, it was painted green and decorated in a... More

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Madison, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

So to be clear it is an old style casino, not like the strip. It will be more gritty than a strip hotel and more gritty than the more and more polished Freemont street hotels. The free shows in the casino bar were ok (liked the Elvis impersonator though in large part to the crowd watching). If you want an... More

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

We appreciate your review and thank you for stopping by to spend some time with us! More

Anaheim, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

My wife & I go to Vegas about 5-6 times a year but we usually stay at the Fremont because we get comped rooms. This past weekend Thurs Aug 21-Aug 23rd we once again stayed at the Fremont but for some reason I wanted to switch it up so I gambled at different casino's. When I got to El Cortez,... More

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

We appreciate your continued business and glad to hear that you enjoyed your time with us! See you soon. More

Cleveland, Ohio
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I stayed here for one night only, having arranged to arrive in Las Vegas a day early before meeting my group on the Strip in order to beat the jet lag. The price was what led me to the hotel and I appreciated the somewhat historic and vintage nature of the establishment. It's a peculiar place, has an odd odor... More

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Provo, Utah, United States
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Based on the guest Information there are 4 stay-in options: The tower, the Pavilion, the Vintage, and the Cabana. I was assign to the Vintage, which is a part above the casino. I hope you get a better one. Because here is my review: Pros: Parking is free (some downtown hotels charge) Hotel has a better look on the inside... More

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

Hello, Thank you for your recent review of your stay at the El Cortez. The Vintage rooms are the original rooms from 1941 and the Cabana Suites were opened in May of 2009. The amenities fee of $10.11 includes WiFi access, parking, fitness center, two bottles of water and unrestricted local phone calls. We do try to have the rooms... More

Springfield, Missouri
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Booked direct with the Hotel and got additional $15.00 per day breakfast credit and 4 nights costs less than $150.00. Hotel is old but the feeling of old Vegas and the oldies music gave it a great feeling for me, lots of 50+ crowd and the location was great because it was quiet and only a 2 block walk to... More

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

We are happy that you enjoyed your stay with us and we hope to have you back soon! More

Corona, California, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband received a promotion in the mail for 3 free nights. We had never been downtown, so we thought we would try it. I was really nervous about the hotel. On the way to Vegas I read all the terrible reviews. When we pulled up to the hotel, I was still very apprehensive. The El Cortez is a very... More

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

We appreciate you coming by and we are glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay. We hope to have you back again in the near future! More

Tlaquepaque, Mexico
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25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My cheap friend booked us at El Cortez for a second stay. The first stay was "barely acceptable" and I was told that this time, we would stay in the new tower. Well, starting with the welcoming pungent smoke stench as soon as you walk in, to the rude front desk attendant, to not honoring the reservation "non smoking room"... More

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

We do apologize for the front desk being clerk being rude to you. We do not want any of our guests to be treated rudely. We would need additional information to find out why you would have been moved from the tower you say you booked for to the pavilion. We will send you a private message to obtain this... More

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Address: 600 Fremont St, Las Vegas, NV 89101
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Location: United States > Nevada > Las Vegas
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2.5 star — El Cortez Hotel & Casino 2.5*
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Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Casino and Gambling Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
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#12 Best Value Hotel in Las Vegas #53 Casino Hotel in Las Vegas
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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 
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