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El Cortez Hotel

239 West Second Street, Reno, NV 89501
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4 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 via mobile

Real small room. Roaches. They have a library you can get books. There Is a bar for drinkers w karaoke. After we left I asked my friend if they experienced any thing. He said there were a lot of shadows moving in and out. Yup that l do it.

Thank Laurie S
Lake Tahoe Area
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21 hotel reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

As I was was relocating to the Lake Tahoe area I looked for an extended stay until I found the area where I wanted to live. The location of this hotel is downtown, which if you like casinos is good, but in looking at this establishment, this is not the place you want to stay for a getaway and you... More 

Thank LeeZaDonatella

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

if your poor this place for you but bring roach spray i like the rooms though its quiet nice but bring a cooler no refrig or microwace so you have to eat out or bring sandwiches i dont understand why they dont spray the buidling its not that eexpensive very nice for no noise peaceful to sleep except for the... More 

2 Thank Loraine F
Bishop, California
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

The hotel clerk was not the most friendly . But not rude. The elovater doesn't work great. As soon as I got to my room. There were beer bottles under the bed a long with nasty foil. There were cockroaches crawling on the walls and on the bed. There was no microwave in the entire hotel, but yet they sold... More 

3 Thank RikkiLea K
Milwaukie, Oregon
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7 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2011

stayed off and on early 2010. they have 21 dollar rooms available sometimes. some rooms have bed bugs (408) all rooms have roaches. they actually give you clean bedding and bedspreads (even expensive casino hotels often dont do that (i ve been a maid). but if you have mud on your hand and get it on the wall of the... More 

9 Thank travelinggal125
Seattle, Washington
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2011

I’m a student in photography and I happen to travel all over the US to take pictures of US Cities. I can’t afford great hotels, and if you are reading this I suppose that you are in the same condition if you are looking at the review of El Cortez. I stayed there during the Hot August Nights, back in... More 

4 Thank VX-2000
Reno, NV
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2009

Tonight I called the front desk to ask simple information and was greeted rudely by the front desk person. Apparently the hotel cannot transfer my call to the bar. My room was ill-equipped with a notepad or pen and the front desk person was too impatient to repeat the phone number a second time. After asking for the supervisor, the... More 

5 Thank trudeaue
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2003

I have stayed at the El Cortez many many times and I love it.It is older,but very clean and nice.But if you want all the luxeries of life it is not a place to stay.I always return as it has character and class.The elevator alone is an adventure by itself.I have stayed at Circus Circus and others,but I always returnto... More 

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