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El Cortez Hotel and Casino

8,235 reviews
+1 702-385-5200

Top Amenities

Free Wifi
Free Parking
Fitness Center
Airport Shuttle

El Cortez Hotel and Casino is a Downtown Hidden Gem

What Do the Rooms Include?

The rooms are large enough to walk around in and many feature separate sitting areas. Each room has a coffee/tea maker and you can request a refrigerator. If you want to relax in your room, pick a channel on the flat-panel TV. The bathrooms in the rooms have a tub/shower unit. The bathrooms in the suites offer walk in showers. Both bathroom types come with free toiletries.

What Amenities/Features are Available?

This historic property offers a few freebies. Expect Wi-Fi, valet parking, self-parking, and airport transportation and drop-off services without charge. The casino offers table games, slots, a sports betting room, Keno and a play-for-free area. For business travelers, there is a business center along with meeting rooms and conference space. Dining options include Cafe Cortez, which is always open, and the Gambling Gourmet, which serves food and beverages throughout the casino. 

How Much Will a Stay at El Cortez Hotel and Casino Cost?

Rooms range in price from $48 to $72 per night. Suites start at $60 per night. The Super Suite rents for $63-$82 per night.

What’s There to Do Nearby?

This property sits at the northern end of the Las Vegas Strip. Directly around the hotel are many options for dining, gambling, and entertainment. The Mob Museum and the Fremont Street Experience are both within a five-minute walk of the hotel. 

What’s the Bottom Line?

This property was once a mob casino owned by Bugsy Malone. Today, however, it offers nicely styled rooms and plenty of amenities.

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600 Fremont St
Las Vegas, NV 89101
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User Highlights
Wellness Area
"Best spa" "They have a gym"
top-notch fitness area, thought 89%.
"Superb location" "Excellent location downtown"
Great parking, according to 89%.
99% thought parking was inexpensive.
"Great prime rib dinner" "Wonderful Croissant breakfast Sandwich"
71% were happy with the price.
93% loved the menu selection.
Bar and Beverages
"Margarita delicious" "Fantastic happy hour"
Bar service was average, according to 62%.
Delicious alcoholic drinks, according to 81%.
"Fantastic front desk" "Staff was amazing"
81% thought the service was very professional.
Only 65% found the restaurant service to be good.
"Smoky lobby" "Carpets were old"
63% thought the building was acceptable.
70% thought the facilities needed updating.
"Free Wi-Fi" "Free internet"
51% said the wifi quality was bad.
96% thought it was a great value.
"Lot of ventilation" "Non smoking room smelled of smoke"
Only 61% said rooms were clean enough.
Beds were acceptable for 68%.
"Eggs Benedict best" "Eggs fluffy"
62% said the breakfast was too expensive.

Good to know...

Hotel could use some updating
Friendly atmosphere
Rooms need regular maintenance
Bathroom could be optimized
Expert Reviews
Opened in 1943, this legendary casino enjoys the loyalty of its longtime regulars in a smoky atmosphere reminiscent of downtown's early days.
Finally, a much-needed (as opposed to just done because everyone else is doing it) and well-conceived renovation has given an old-timer an unexpected new shot of life.
Time Out
The historic building's Spanish-style architecture is still intact, and so is another relic: Jackie Gaughan, who bought the property way back in 1963, still walks the floors daily.
Hotel Information
Airport Shuttle
Bar or Lounge
Business Center
Fitness Center
Free Parking
Free Wifi
No Smoking
From 2:00pm*must be 18 or older to check-in
Until 12:00pm
# of Rooms
  • Deposit: USD 40.00 per night
  • Resort Fee: USD 16.89 per accommodation, per night
  • Refrigerator Fee: USD 5.00 per day
  • Late Check-out Fee: USD 20.00
  • Rollaway Bed Fee: USD 10.0 per night
Handicap Accessible
Wheelchair Accessible