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El Cortez Hotel & Casino

2.5 of 5 600 Fremont St, Las Vegas, NV 89101
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Mount Washington, Kentucky, United States
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed 2 nights at the hotel. We had a 2 queen bed room on the 6th floor, room 602. It was mostly quiet. The beds were comfortable. The room has a fridge and a safe. The location is perfect if wanting to stay off the strip and a couple blocks from Freemont. The only negatives were several dark stains... More

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

Thank you for your feedback we will have housekeeping look into your comments! Thank you for your business, and hope to have you back soon! More

Nashville, Tennessee, United States
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We have been staying at the El Cortez off and on for almost 8 years now. We have enjoyed every trip, and continue to visit the casino to this day (we have purchased a home in Vegas now). The staff has always been good to us, and the food and service are excellent. One of the best deals in Vegas... More

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

Glad to hear it! That's great that you are a Vegas local now! We appreciate your patronage! More

Pasco, Washington
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

One gets what you pay for. The staff were great from check in to check out, durimg the stay, the casino staff, an their shuttle driver who took us back to the hotel after our stay. For the oldest casino it was a bit run down. The room was lacking a few plug-ins to keep up with todays: everyone needs... More

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

We appreciate you coming to stay with us and hope to have you back soon! More

Los Angeles
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16 reviews 16 reviews
16 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Whoever took that photo of the Pavilion rooms for the El Cortez website must have used a lot of great lighting and did a ton of editing to the photo because the Pavilion room my friend and I shared was probably the worst-looking room I have ever stayed at in Las Vegas. I've stayed at a lot of different hotels... More

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Tucson, Arizona
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5 reviews 5 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I'm from Las Vegas so I wasn't really interrested in staying on the strip. We were here only to visit family and I was looking for something cheap. I found the El Cortez, loved the price, but was worried about the fact that it was on Fremont & it's an older hotel. I booked it anyway. Wow! was I pleasantly... More

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

We love it when our locals come to visit and we are glad that you enjoyed your experience! More

Greenfield, Indiana, United States
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

So, once again I hit vegas, and once again, hit the El Cortez. I personally hate the "Resort" fee. As much as I like the El Cortez, a resort it is not. I also hate spending almost the same on the room as the resort fee. So, another trip, and this time I took a room over the parking garage.... More

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Euless, Texas
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23 reviews 23 reviews
13 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I stayed here on July 30th. Booked through Hotels.com for what I considered a steal! When I arrived at the Hotel, there was a small additional fee I wasn't told about but still felt I got a DEAL!!! The staff were all very polite, friendly and helpful. There was a beautiful view from the balcony walkway that surrounds the parameter... More

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

We appreciate you writing in about your experience we really do appreciate it, and very happy to know that you had a great time! More

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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed at the El Cortez for 4 days and 3 nights, got a room in the tower, 14th floor, awesome view of the strip day and night. Service was outstanding, from Mercedes and Jonathan, the bartenders to Evelyn at the registration desk to Sonny and the dealers at the blackjack tables, they made our stay phenomenal! We will definitely... More

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

Thanks for your feedback we really appreciate it! See you very soon! More

Dallas, Texas
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4 reviews 4 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

BAD: Of all the places I've stayed in Las Vegas over the years this was by far the worst. This hotel has the worst ventilation systems of all the hotels/casinos I've ever been in. Our room was even smoky!! If you have even the slightest problem with cigarette smoke this is NOT the place for you. GOOD: The restaurant inside... More

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

Hello, The low ceilings in the casino can cause a stronger smoke smell. Due to this we have implemented a regular maintenance program to change the air filters to help eliminate the smoke. We do appreciate the positive and negative comments. The comments do help us to keep the quality of service and product up that the guest would expect.... More

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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

First of all let me start by saying that this hotel is great and based on what you pay ($25 a night for me) it exceeds all expectations! This is my second time staying in the El Cortez and both times I stayed in a tower queen room and you'll be surprised how spacious the room was and how it... More

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

Thank you for the kind review, and we are taking note of your experience with the front desk. We do hope to have you again! 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*
Number of rooms: 300
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Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Casino and Gambling Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( Wi-Fi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
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#18 Best Value Hotel in Las Vegas #54 Casino Hotel in Las Vegas
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 

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