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El Cortez Hotel & Casino
Ranked #95 of 263 Hotels in Las Vegas
Boise, Idaho
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13 reviews
6 hotel reviews
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“Nice Place”
Reviewed 19 July 2014

We were looking for something near Fremont St and decided on el Cortez, literally a block away. Only stayed for a night but it was well worth it. Extremely nice staff, the valet guys were excellent. The guy made small talk and took care of all of our luggage. The hotel is old and the room was a outdated but it was clean and comfortable. AC felt really good and it was way cheap for being a Saturday night

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled with family
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1 Thank Chasen C
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Alexandra E, Manager at El Cortez Hotel & Casino, responded to this review, 21 July 2014
We appreciate the review and thanks for coming to visit! Hope to see you again in Vegas real soon!
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Cleveland, Ohio
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Reviewed 16 July 2014

What's not to like? The price is great and El Cortez sits in the hippest area of LV. We were in the Tower for 4 nights--a huge room, two large double beds with a sitting area, no problems with the room whatsoever. Sleeping was nice and quiet, but we were two blocks from the Fremont Street Experience and across the street from Container Park and several very good restaurants and clubs. We had a fine time downstairs in the Casino as well!

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled as a couple
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Alexandra E, General Manager at El Cortez Hotel & Casino, responded to this review, 17 July 2014
We love to hear when our guests have a wonderful stay with us, thank you for leaving your feedback!
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Penrose, Colorado
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Reviewed 11 July 2014

Staff was very friendly and helpful. And the rooms were kept up and clean:-) And it's just a little walk of downtown Fremont street. And like having extra amenities like a small refrigerator and bottles of water.

Room Tip: Stayed in the towers and it was well kept and had refrigerator and coffee pot. And not far central F...
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  • Stayed July 2014, travelled with family
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2 Thank plh0104
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Alexandra E, General Manager at El Cortez Hotel & Casino, responded to this review, 11 July 2014
Thank you so much your review we appreciate it, and we are happy that you had a great stay!
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Lake Tahoe (Nevada), Nevada
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Reviewed 10 July 2014

We booked a Vintage Room for two nights. April 5-6, 2014. The room was fine. Clean and comfortable. It overlooked Fremont Street. We booked it through the hotel website. We were on our way to the TCM film festival in Hollywood and being a vintage film festival we wanted to make it vintage all the way. After having dinner in the hotel dining room, which was fine, we returned to our room to find techo-pop music blaring from one of the small nightclubs on Fremont Street that continued until welll after 3:00 a.m., when we had to ask for another room so we could get some sleep to travel on to L.A. the next morning. The hotel staff stated that they could not do anything about the loud intrusive music. We were then "upgraded' to a dingy room above the parking garage. We had to carry our own luggage to the new room at 3:00 a.m. The entire downtown experience was was seedy and creepy. The inability to get some sleep even after 3:00 a.m. was a real problem. I lived in LV as a child and Fremont Street Street has become dangerous and weird. I would avoid it and stay on the Strip next time. The El Cortez management needs to protect their investment-it is going the way of Main Street L.A. in the 1970's.

Room Tip: Ask for one of the Cabana rooms. Tjey are in the back and away from the Fremont Street riff-raff and...
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  • Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
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Alexandra E, Manager at El Cortez Hotel & Casino, responded to this review, 29 July 2014
Hello,

The Fremont East Entertainment District does not have a time restriction for the night clubs to stop playing their music. I do apologize for our clerk not getting you assistance with your luggage. The Downtown area is still a fun place to party and enjoy the entertainment. You are correct, the Cabana Suites are quieter due to them being on the back side of the building, also the tower rooms facing north. We have taken note of your feedback, and thank you.
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Reviewed 9 July 2014

I stayed at the hotel in the easter of 2013. It was very cheap for Vegas and the main reason for that is because it is located in the old part of Vegas, so if you're willing to be able to walk out of your room straight to the Vegas Strip, this is not a good option. For reserving online they gave me some coupons of the hotel casino.

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  • Stayed August 2013, travelled with friends
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Alexandra E, General Manager at El Cortez Hotel & Casino, responded to this review, 10 July 2014
Thank you for your review, and we appreciate you staying with us; hope to have you back in the near future!
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Denver, CO
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55 reviews
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Reviewed 8 July 2014

For a long weekend such as July 4th, many hotels were booked a higher than normal prices. El Cortez kept the prices down which became a big attraction. The hotel is located a block from Fremont St, so the location is excellent for downtown and easily accessible to the Deuce (a block as way as well) for those wanting to head south to the South Strip.

The hotel casino is actually larger than I anticipated and check in was pretty quick. Got the room only to find out they sold out of the 2 bed rooms, so instead, they upgraded us to the main hotel tower for free. My friend and I dealt with the much nicer room. Checking in there is an $80 deposit added to the room which is taken off upon check out. Which didn't bother me at all.

The Hotel is actually very clean, much cleaner than I imagined. The halls were clear of garbage and stains and the elevators had you use your key card to use which prevents anyone out of the hotel accessing the room floors.

The room was great, clean and comfortable. The bathroom was a bit small, but that was about it. Our only issue was the remote was missing from the room and with the World Cup about to start, that was a priority. Called the front desk and they said they would send someone up when they could, but they mentioned they were having a hard time trying to locate the maintenance or whoever it was that was going to bring us an extra remote. None the less, the housekeeping came by and had an extra one which worked so we were good.

Stayed 2 nights here and really liked the location, price and over all experience. I've stayed at many hotels in Vegas over the past 2.5 decades and this was actually a lot better than I was anticipating. If price is a big thing and you don't need to be right on Fremont or the South Strip, this is an excellent option.

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled with friends
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Alexandra E, General Manager at El Cortez Hotel & Casino, responded to this review, 9 July 2014
We really do appreciate you leaving your review, we love to hear all of your guests experiences. Thanks again for coming to stay with us, and we hope to have you back sometime in the near future!
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Reviewed 8 July 2014

I was good, but it smells cigaretes for any place! The people speak to loud. Bottle of water is too expensive. Buy it out! They said about free drinks in the cafe, but they lied to me. It was only a discount.

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled with friends
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1 Thank Erick D
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Alexandra E, General Manager at El Cortez Hotel & Casino, responded to this review, 14 July 2014
Thank you for your feedback, we would love to more about your experience. We will be having someone from the hotel be in contact with you. Thank You
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Property: El Cortez Hotel & Casino
Address: 600 East Fremont Street, Las Vegas, NV 89101-5614
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Region: United States > Nevada > Las Vegas
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Casino and Gambling Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#6 Best Value Hotel in Las Vegas
#47 Casino Hotel in Las Vegas
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — El Cortez Hotel & Casino 3*
Number of rooms: 362
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Constructed in 1941, the El Cortez Hotel and Casino is the oldest consistently running gaming property in Las Vegas. It is located in the Fremont East Entertainment District in historic downtown Las Vegas. With 362 hotel rooms including the Cabana Suites, El Cortez features full-pay single deck 21, 10x odds on craps, state of the art roulette and over 1000 slot machines. El Cortez is proudly affiliated with Michael Gaughan's South Point Sports Book. Dining options at El Cortez include: Cafe Cortez, The Flame Steakhouse, and Subway. The property also includes a gift shop and full-service beauty and barber shop. ... more   less 
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