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El Cortez Hotel & Casino

2.5 of 5 Hotel   |   600 Fremont St, Las Vegas, NV 89101
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
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    4 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Corona, California, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

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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17 reviews 17 reviews
9 hotel reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 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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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I book my room online for the Deluxe room for our anniversary.when we got there to check in we ask for a smoking room,the front desk lady said for smoking rooms we with have to downgrade an they will not be able to refund us for the rest of our money...so of course I was mad for that..but when we... More

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

On line we do show the Cabana Deluxe rooms as nonsmoking only. The only smoking rooms we have are the rooms above the parking garage with the exterior entrance. Even though they are a motel style unit the rooms are still safe. We will be in touch with our housekeeping staff. Thank you More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Checked in to a dirty room. They moved me to a different room that was also dirty, chunks of glass on the floor and the carpet was not clean. I left my swimsuit, 3 bras, and underwear in the dresser when I checked out and then called about them and housekeeping didn't know anything about my stuff...

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

We do apologize for being checked into the dirty rooms as this is not our standard procedure. Our housekeeping department is generally very good about turning in the lost and found items We can double check housekeeping but would need a room number and a check out date. We have direct messaged you for further details. More

grain valley, Missouri
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15 reviews 15 reviews
4 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very nice clean hotel with extremely friendly staff. This is the first time we've stayed here and it was so easy to get to our car and drive somewhere. With some hotels on the strip, it's a challenge going from your room to your car and you don't even dare give up your parking spot. Not the case here. We... More

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

We appreciate your kind review and we hope to have you back soon! Thanks again for staying with us and take care. More

Montreal, Canada
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3 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very big hotel. Secure parking lots. Free coupons and gambling money (5$). Good price for some very nice rooms. In front of Fremont Street experience, which is very nice but noisy at night. However, we stayed three nights and we unable to get any WiFi the whole time.

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

Thank you for your feedback and we have looked into the wifi matter. Thank you for your business we appreciate it, and hope to have you back for another stay! More

alaska
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63 reviews 63 reviews
14 hotel reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is my second time at El Cortez. Stayed in the cabana jr. Suite. It really isn't a suite, it has a couch in the room. The good: security, quiet, and a nice bathroom. However, there were some things that I didn't like. The room looks very nice in the I true, but once your there it really wasn't that... More

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

Hello, We do apologize for your room not being cleaned properly. We do try to maintain the quality and cleanliness of the rooms at all times. I have reviewed this with our housekeeping department to make sure the rooms are thoroughly checked. Guests do enjoy the Downtown area and Entertainment District with the various bars, restaurants! More

Minneapolis, Minnesota
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42 reviews 42 reviews
15 hotel reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed here over a Thursday and Friday nights. Its not a strip property so you need to understand that Fremont and its respective casino/hotels aren't going to have the same feel as those on the Strip itself. Downtown has its own appeal; some will like it, others will not. With that said I've been going to the El Cortez... More

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

Thank you very much for your feedback. Yes some weekends we do have more noise than others, usually safe from the noise in the towers facing North. We hope to have you back again! More

Shaker Heights
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103 reviews 103 reviews
22 hotel reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I really liked this hotel, its a classic Vegas property from 1941. They have various room options from small vintage rooms ($30 per night) to suites (more $). I stayed in the vintage rooms, good value for the money. The room could have used a flat screen tv, but the tube tv was large. There was a free coffee maker... More

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

We appreciate your kind review and we are glad that you enjoyed your time here with us. We hope to have you back again soon as you are always welcome! More

Chicago, Illinois
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29 reviews 29 reviews
3 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The hotel is old and dingie and has a lot of penny slots.Use to go there for great steaks at the Flame Steakhouse and now they are out of touch.Use to a fair price when they needed customers but, now they think there --hit don't stink.Bad service and bad management still good food at a bad price.

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

Sorry to hear about your experience with us, we have reached out to you in a private message to get your email, and we will have someone in touch with you. 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 #54 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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