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El Cortez Hotel and Casino

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8.0
Excellent
8,954 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
8.0
Excellent
Location
"Great Las Vegas" "Superb location"
Great parking, according to 86%.
97% thought parking was inexpensive.
Food
"Great prime rib dinner" "Wonderful Croissant breakfast Sandwich"
73% were happy with the price.
93% loved the menu selection.
Service
"Staff was exceptional" "Fantastic front desk"
80% thought the service was very professional.
Hotel security was average, thought 68%.
Bar and Beverages
"Fantastic happy hour" "Margaritas excellent"
Delicious alcoholic drinks, according to 73%.
100% thought beverage prices were a great value.
Wellness Area
"Best spa" "Gym room near the hotel"
For only 69%, the fitness area was satisfactory.
WiFi
"Free internet" "Speedy wifi"
95% thought it was a great value.
Vibe
"Modern side of the hotel" "Old fashioned desk"
68% criticized the unstylish hotel.
76% enjoyed the friendly atmosphere.
Room
"Lot of ventilation" "AC worked well"
Only 62% said rooms were clean enough.
Beds were acceptable for 69%.
Amenities
"Modern side of the hotel" "Malfunctioning slot machines"
63% thought the building was acceptable.
66% thought the facilities needed updating.
Breakfast
"No complimentary breakfast" "No breakfast buffet"
60% said the breakfast was too expensive.

Good to know...

Friendly atmosphere
Hotel could use some updating
Bathroom could be optimized
Could be quieter
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
Restaurant
Spa or Sauna
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 (subject to availability)
  • Breakfast Fee: between USD 5.00 and USD 16.00 for adults, USD 5.00 and USD 16.00 for children (approximately)
Smoking
Some smoking-allowed rooms
Handicap Accessible
Wheelchair Accessible