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El Cortez Hotel and Casino

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7.9
Good
8,868 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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Downtown
600 Fremont St
Las Vegas, NV 89101
Rooms & Rates
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User Highlights
7.9
Good
Location
"Great Las Vegas" "Superb location"
Great parking, according to 83%.
94% thought parking was inexpensive.
Food
"Great prime rib dinner" "Wonderful Croissant breakfast Sandwich"
The price was ok for 62%.
95% loved the menu selection.
Wellness Area
"Best spa" "Gym room near the hotel"
top-notch fitness area, thought 75%.
WiFi
"Free Wi-Fi" "Speedy wifi"
52% thought the wifi quality was ok.
97% thought it was a great value.
Service
"Fantastic front desk" "Staff was amazing"
60% said the reception staff was ok.
81% thought the service was very professional.
Bar and Beverages
"Margarita delicious" "Fantastic happy hour"
Bar service was average, according to 55%.
Alcoholic drinks were not bad, according to 68%.
Vibe
"Modern side of the hotel" "Old outdated couch"
66% criticized the unstylish hotel.
75% enjoyed the friendly atmosphere.
Room
"Lot of ventilation" "AC worked well"
Only 61% said rooms were clean enough.
Only 69% said rooms were big enough.
Amenities
"Carpets were old" "Broken floor"
65% thought the building was acceptable.
59% thought the facilities needed updating.
Breakfast
"No complimentary breakfast" "No breakfast buffet"
Breakfast prices were ok, according to 50%.

Good to know...

Friendly atmosphere
Hotel could use some updating
Rooms need regular maintenance
Bathroom could be optimized
Expert Reviews
Gayot
Opened in 1943, this legendary casino enjoys the loyalty of its longtime regulars in a smoky atmosphere reminiscent of downtown's early days.
Frommer's
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
Features
Air-conditioned
Airport Shuttle
Bar or Lounge
Business Center
Casino
Concierge
Fitness Center
Free Parking
Free Wifi
Handicap
No Smoking
Restaurant
Details
Check-In
From 2:00pm*must be 18 or older to check-in
Check-Out
Until 12:00pm
# of Rooms
361
Fees
Required
  • Deposit: USD 40.00 per night
  • Resort Fee: USD 16.89 per accommodation, per night
Add-ons
  • Rollaway Bed Fee: USD 10.0 per night
  • Late Check-out Fee: USD 20.00
  • Breakfast Fee: between USD 5.00 and USD 16.00 for adults, USD 5.00 and USD 16.00 for children (approximately)
Handicap Accessible
Wheelchair Accessible