We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

El Cortez Hotel

Save
Book on TripAdvisor
Trusted partner. We work with to make your booking as easy as possible.
Secure payments. We use industry-leading practices to keep your information secure.
Enter dates for best prices
powered by PriceFinder
Prices from our online travel partners are not available
We can't find prices for this hotel
Our online travel partners don't provide prices for this accommodation, but we can search other options in Reno
Check In Check Out
Show Prices
View Map
{"widget":{"name":"ibex_photo_carousel","template":"ibex_photo_carousel__widget","dust":{"nav_controls":"ibex_photo_carousel__nav_controls"},"divClasses":"prw_rup prw_ibex_photo_carousel","moduleList":["handlers"],"js":{"handlers":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'handlers'))"}},"scriptFlags":null,"containerClass":null}
Add Photo Write a Review

10 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
Showing 10: English reviews
Reno, Nv.
Reviewed 3 August 2016 via mobile

The rooms for the tourists are nice. For monthlies, only a microwave and dishwasher, no oven to use. Elevator frequently gives out. Management not nice. Creepy place. Drug users throughout. Not a nice place.

 Report
Helpful?
1Thank gotravel42
Carson City, Nevada
Reviewed 19 December 2015

My hubby and I went there because it was cheap and near to our vocational training school. The place looks run down on the inside with carpet missing and rude staff. The rooms are minimal and smell like dust. DO NOT TURN OFF THE LIGHT! The moment you do, the walls will literally crawl with nasty little roaches and the...

 Report
Helpful?
1Thank WulfPersonified
Reviewed 27 August 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.

 Report
Helpful?
1Thank Laurie S
Lake Tahoe Area
Reviewed 29 June 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...

 Report
Helpful?
3Thank LeeZaDonatella
Reviewed 24 July 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...

 Report
Helpful?
2Thank Loraine F
Bishop, California
Reviewed 9 April 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...

 Report
Helpful?
3Thank RikkiLea K
Milwaukie, Oregon
Reviewed 12 November 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...

 Report
Helpful?
9Thank travelinggal125
Seattle, Washington
Reviewed 2 January 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...

 Report
Helpful?
4Thank VX-2000
Reno, NV
Reviewed 11 October 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...

 Report
Helpful?
5Thank trudeaue
A TripAdvisor Member
Potlatch, Idaho
1 review
22 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 November 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...

 Report
Helpful?
22Thank A TripAdvisor Member

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing

Amenities

Highlights
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Restaurant
About the property
  • Wheelchair access
Food & drink at the hotel
Things to do
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Casino and Gambling
  • Restaurant
Room types
  • Suites
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
In your room
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Air Conditioning
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Services
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Concierge
  • Banquet Room
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Self-Serve Laundry
  • Conference Facilities
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Welcome to the freshly renovated El Cortez Apartments & Hotel, nestled in between the Worldmark by Wyndham, Sands Hotel & Casino, The Montage Luxury Condominiums and bordered by the beautiful Truckee River with miles of relaxing river walk, and the river park which stretches for over a mile offering free concerts and other activities to enjoy. We are excited to introduce a brand new prideful, caring, & present 24/7 management team & staff. It is our mission to bring our newly acquired property, rich with local historical significance, as well as a spot on the National Registry of Historic Places, back to not just a respectable level which we feel we have already achieved, but to a place in which our residents are proud to call it their home. We are offering monthly or weekly rentals, and your rent is packaged with free amenities including but not limited to a large cable package with flat screen TV, private bath's in all rooms, air conditioning, mailbox, free coffee everyday, new appliances and furniture and a staff that enjoys out of the box thinking when it comes to the quality and comfort of your stay. Restaurants, a food store, drug store, casino's, parks, local bus, locals lounges, and the gorgeous, panoramic views are all right here in one place. ... more   less 

Additional Information about El Cortez Hotel

Address: 239 W 2nd St, Reno, NV 89501-1207
Region: United States > Nevada > Reno
Price Range: £16 - £35 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 117
Also Known As:
El Cortez Hotel Reno, Nevada
Hotel Style:
#11 Casino Hotel in Reno

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what travellers have asked, with answers from El Cortez Hotel staff and other travellers.
1 question
Ask a question
Questions? Get answers from El Cortez Hotel staff and past guests.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Can tickets for local attractions be purchased at the front desk?
  • Do you have to pay extra for a mini-fridge?
  • At what time does the pool open each day?