El Cortez Hotel and Casino

3 stars
600 E. Fremont Street, Las Vegas, NV 89101
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
3.5
out of 5
595 reviews
Last minute trip

Enjoyed a bit of gambling and actually came out ahead. Staff was very friendly and accommodating. I... See full review

  • V London
  • Oct 18, 2014
Best Motel in Las Vegas

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  • .Tom
  • Oct 11, 2014
Downtown Las Vegas hotel and casino is a throwback to the Rat Pack days

Experience the legendary nightlife capital of the western U.S. at one of its first hotspots. The El Cortez Hotel & Casino is part of Las Vegas lore in the original shopping, restaurant and casino district. Spacious private rooms sit 17 stories atop blackjack, keno, sports book and more. The El Cortez Hotel & Casino is a fun retro experience for couples and individuals looking for a 24/7 authentic, affordable Vegas stay. The downtown Fremont East District is out the front door and the Las Vegas Strip is just minutes away.

Highlights
  • Fitness center
  • Near the Fremont Street Experience in downtown Las Vegas
  • Meeting space
  • 24-hour cafe and room service
  • Free parking
Rooms

Sleep up to four people comfortably with plenty of space. Rooms at the El Cortez Hotel & Casino come with one king or two queen beds as well as sofas and tables for lounging. Amenities include cable TVs, safe deposit boxes, hairdryers and refrigerators. Suites boast Jacuzzi bathtubs and some provide views of the Las Vegas Strip. High-speed wireless Internet access is available (fees apply). All rooms have electronic door locks. Accessible rooms are available upon request at the El Cortez Hotel & Casino.

Features

The El Cortez Hotel & Casino recalls the golden Rat Pack days of Las Vegas with gambling halls in the Fremont East District. Find slot machines, gaming tables, roulette, live keno and a sports book. Enjoy the evening with a full prime rib and seafood dinner with an accompanying martini, or grab more casual fare at the 24-hour coffee shop cafe. The El Cortez lounge boasts a full bar and video poker. Room service also is available. Guests of the El Cortez Hotel & Casino have access to a fitness center inside the hotel.

Transportation
  • McCarran International Airport (6.3 mi/10.2 km)
  • Greyhound bus terminal (0.7 mi/1.2 km)
Attractions
  • Downtown/Fremont Street (0.1 mi/0.1 km)
  • Cashman Field (1.3 mi/2 km)
  • Las Vegas Convention Center (4.1 mi/6.6 km)
  • The Strip (4.2 mi/6.8 km)
  • UNLV (4.4 mi/7 km)
  • Las Vegas Motor Speedway (13.7 mi/22 km)
  • Hoover Dam/Lake Mead (33.6 mi/54 km)
Business
  • Meeting space accommodates up to 100 people
Policies and Fees
  • NOTE: Starting 1 February 2014, resort fee will be $8.95 daily plus tax. Resort fee includes Wi-Fi in rooms, free local phone calls, complimentary access to fitness center, free parking and two bottles of water. 
  • At least one person in the room must be 21 years of age.
  • Either a credit or debit card is required upon registration. The El Cortez does NOT accept cash deposit.
  • This hotel requires, upon check-in, a refundable US$ 50 credit card deposit or US$40 debit card deposit per night, up to a maximum of US$120.
  • The hotel has a 7-night maximum stay during a calendar month.  Any additional nights will incur a $25.00 per day charge plus tax.

This is not a comprehensive list of fees. Any amounts listed above may not include taxes and are subject to change.

El Cortez Hotel and Casino Rooms

Tower Room
Spacious and beautifully decorated, these rooms provide either a mountain or a strip view. This room comes standard with one king bed or two queens, as well as a sitting area with sofa and tables. Comfortable private bath with separate vanity area. All Tower rooms are 100% nonsmoking rooms.
Pavilion Room
Spacious and beautifully decorated this room comes standard with two queen beds. Comfortable private bath with separate vanity area as well. This is the only section of the hotel that currently offers some smoking rooms.
Vintage Room
Vintage rooms have one queen bed and have been converted to nonsmoking only. There is no elevator access to these rooms. (Stairway access only.)
Jacuzzi Suite
Bedroom with king sized bed, separate living room, Jacuzzi tub, private bath, two televisions and a refrigerator.

Amenities

  • No smoking rooms/facilities
General
No smoking rooms/facilities
Concierge
Activities
Casino
Dining
Restaurant
Room service
Accessibility
Handicapped rooms/facilities

Hotel Map

36.1691 -115.1386
Area served
Las Vegas, NV
Nearby airports
McCarran International Airport
Area description
Located near Fremont Street Experience gambling mall, Las Vegas Strip, Las Vegas Speedway, Cashman Field, Lake Mead, Mt. Charleston, Red Rock, Thomas and Mack Center and University of Las Vegas.

Nearby points of interest

  • Burlesque Hall of Fame: 0.1 mi
  • El Cortez: 0.1 mi
  • The D Las Vegas: 0.1 mi
  • Neonopolis: 0.1 mi
  • Gold Spike Hotel and Casino: 0.2 mi
  • Southern Nevada Museum of Fine Art: 0.2 mi
  • The Western: 0.3 mi
  • Fremont Hotel and Casino: 0.3 mi
  • Four Queens Hotel & Casino: 0.3 mi
  • Las Vegas Museum of Organized Crime and Law Enforcement: 0.3 mi
  • Las Vegas Post Office and Courthouse: 0.3 mi
  • Fremont Street Experience: 0.3 mi
  • Binion's Gambling Hall and Hotel: 0.4 mi
  • Golden Nugget Las Vegas: 0.4 mi
  • Las Vegas Little Theater: 0.4 mi
  • Burlesque Hall of Fame: 0.1 mi
  • El Cortez: 0.1 mi
  • The D Las Vegas: 0.1 mi
  • Neonopolis: 0.1 mi
  • Gold Spike Hotel and Casino: 0.2 mi
  • Southern Nevada Museum of Fine Art: 0.2 mi
  • The Western: 0.3 mi
  • Fremont Hotel and Casino: 0.3 mi
  • Four Queens Hotel & Casino: 0.3 mi
  • Las Vegas Museum of Organized Crime and Law Enforcement: 0.3 mi
  • Las Vegas Post Office and Courthouse: 0.3 mi
  • Fremont Street Experience: 0.3 mi
  • Binion's Gambling Hall and Hotel: 0.4 mi
  • Golden Nugget Las Vegas: 0.4 mi
  • Las Vegas Little Theater: 0.4 mi
  • California Club: 0.4 mi
  • La Bayou: 0.4 mi
  • Lewis Avenue Pedestrian Corridor: 0.4 mi
  • Golden Gate Hotel and Casino: 0.5 mi
  • Plaza Hotel & Casino: 0.5 mi
  • California Hotel and Casino: 0.5 mi
  • Mermaids Casino: 0.5 mi
  • Main Street Station Hotel and Casino and Brewery: 0.5 mi
  • Las Vegas Club Hotel & Casino: 0.5 mi
  • Neon Museum: 0.6 mi
  • Elvis Chapel: 0.7 mi
  • Las Vegas City Hall: 0.7 mi
  • Symphony Park: 0.7 mi
  • Lied Discovery Children's Museum: 0.7 mi
  • Smith Center for the Performing Arts: 0.8 mi
  • Las Vegas–Clark County Library District: 0.8 mi
  • Huntridge Theater: 0.8 mi
  • The Smith Center for the Performing Arts: 0.8 mi
  • Old Las Vegas Mormon Fort State Historic Park: 0.8 mi
  • Desert Inn Massage & Spa: 0.9 mi
  • Cashman Field Center: 0.9 mi
  • Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health: 0.9 mi
  • Cashman Field: 0.9 mi
  • Cowtown Guitars: 1 mi
  • Viva Las Vegas Wedding Chapel: 1 mi
  • Little Chapel of the Flowers: 1.5 mi
  • Bonanza Gift Shop: 1.7 mi
  • Jerry's Nugget: 1.7 mi
  • Stratosphere Las Vegas: 1.7 mi
  • Sahara Hotel and Casino: 1.9 mi

Dining

Cafe Cortez
Enjoy something delicious at Cafe Cortez. With a wide variety of breakfast, lunch, and dinner specialties served in generous portions, Cafe Cortez is your place to enjoy a great meal in a classic and comfortable setting. Cafe Cortez kitchen will have limited hours of operation on Sunday through Thursday from 10:30 PM to 7:00 AM. Serving a limited menu of Breakfast items, Salads, Deli Platters, Pastries, Cakes and Pies. Enjoy our complete menu 24 hours Friday and Saturday.
New Restaurants
Subway

Meeting facilities

Meeting Info
Meeting and banquet facilities available to accommodate functions of up to 100 guests.

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
1400
Check-out:
1200

Terms and conditions

Rates quoted in currencies other than the hotel's base currency are subject to the rate of the international exchange. Rate may change throughout stay. Rate may reflect average nightly rate. Extra charges may apply. Incidental charges, such as room service, are not included in the rate.

The amenities and/or facilities may not be located at the hotel, but within a reasonable distance, and additional charges may apply for use.

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Guest Reviews (595)

Ratings and reviews for El Cortez Hotel and Casino

Overall score

3.5 / 5
5.01.0
595 out of 595
Amenities:
3.1
Room cleanliness:
3.9
Hotel staff:
3.9
Room comfort:
3.8
Location:
3.8
Value:
4.2

81% would recommend to a friend.

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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
kingsterling21
Business
pomona, ca
Feb 6, 2014

Good times

Everything was grate. I'll visit this hotel agen. its grate to bring the family. we all had a lot of fun. i will come back to this hotel. i won a lot of money when i was there. it was even better because it was my birthday weekend. all in all it a grate place to stay for a low price.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Entertainment tip: In Hotel

You can win big at this hotel.

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Review of El Cortez Hotel and Casino

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
olde crow
Business
oxford, oh
Feb 12, 2014

Pavilion room review

I love the Tez. However the Praying mantis at the new container park that breathes fire is very loud if you have a Pavilion room along 7th street. This of course is not the El Cortez's fault. The 24/7 $5.00 hamburger and beer is awesome.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: In Hotel

The 24/7 $5.00 hamburger , chips, and a beer special is awesome!

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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
olde crow
Business
oxford, oh
Apr 3, 2014

Loving the TEZ

Booked the cheapest room and the check in staff upgraded me to a huge tower room. I love the TEZ!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

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Review of El Cortez Hotel and Casino

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
pat d
Business
glasgow uk
Apr 6, 2014

BUGSYS HOIUSE

have stayed at the el cortez a couple of times and on each occasion have thoroughly enjoyed my stay.the tower rooms are first class and the cortez café vserves up excellent food at a reasonable price.Love the sports book there and the staff are soo friendly am planning to go back to vegas within the next few months and will be staying at el cortez

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
4
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Ala L
Business
San Jose, California
Apr 17, 2014

Value for money

This deal is really value for money. El Cortez is very near to Fremont Historical Street, the downtown area. If you book through on-line, you can get free drink, $5 discount from meal, $5 for slot and more....

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Entertainment tip: Short walk from hotel

Very near to Fremont Historical Street, it is very good for entertainment and night life

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Review of El Cortez Hotel and Casino

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Phemma
Business
Brooklyn, NY
May 6, 2014

Great for a fun time!

This hotel was great! It is located only a block away from the Fremont Street Experience which is like a big block party on the weekend. It's also across the street from the new Container Park which is fun for the whole family. We actually like downtown a lot more than the strip! It is exciting, artistic and really fun without adding the obnoxious people who sometimes pepper the strip. It is also not too far from the strip itself, so you can still make it there. The room was clean and comfortable. It was non-smoking which was really important to me. Everyone is friendly and efficient. If you get a chance have a bite at the coffee shop there and enjoy karaoke at the lounge on the weekend! We would definitely return to this place again and strongly recommend it to anyone who wants a classic Vegas feel. One more thing, they have a free shuttle to the airport which we didn't use but it seems important to include!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Nightlife tip: Short walk from hotel

Check out the Banger Brewery on Fremont Street for some great microbrews!

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Review of El Cortez Hotel and Casino

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Tampa, FL
May 4, 2008

Perfect

If you compared the accomodations to the cost at El Cortez, this place certainly made the grade. The staff was very pleasant, the hotel was clean, my reservations were waiting on us when we got there late in the night, which I was grateful for... As far as location, it is right down from the Fremont St. little mall area and close to the bus lines that took us to and from the strip. I traveled with another female and felt safe and secure here, which was another concern before we got there.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Entertainment tip: Short walk from hotel

Fremont St is right there maybe a couple of blocks away.

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Review of El Cortez Hotel and Casino

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
black barbie
Business
Panguitch, UT
Aug 11, 2008

Very Friendly Hotel

The El Cortez Hotel was very comfortable, large rooms, desk w/table & chairs, 2 Q. beds, couch w/table. I liked the fact that the bathroom was separate from the vanity area. It is downtown Las Vegas, & close to everything. We had a great time, the food was really good & we enjoyed it, and will be going back.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
5
Location:
3
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

In the downtown Las Vegas area on Fremont Street with the Fremont Street Experience, Lots of Casinos & Dining.

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Review of El Cortez Hotel and Casino

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Durham/Raleigh, NC
Jul 24, 2007

Budget conscious value

The El Cortez is a clean, low cost casino/hotel with low limit, higher odds gambling located downtown by the Fremont Street experience. Many working class locals frequent the establishment knowing the great odds on video poker, craps, blackjack and keno. I have met budget conscious people from Europe that stay for a month. The tower rooms are more spacious, although the bathroom is small. Stayed in the pavillion room which is part of of the original hotel circa 1950's. Dated but clean. Free airport shuttle.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
3
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Sightseeing tip: Short walk from hotel

Boyd free shuttle service several blocks away stops at Las Vegas strip, Sam's Town, Orleans, Fashion Show mall.

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Review of El Cortez Hotel and Casino

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
USA
Nov 24, 2007

El Cortez Stay

The El Cortez has really made a positive make over of the property. This is in reference of the five years past. I had reluctancy of staying there before and when I saw improvements being made I thought I would give it a try and glad I did. This was my second stay at the El Cortez within a period of three months. The first was on the high tower and second the lower level. Both levels were great. For view the high level was best. The rooms were very clean and very comfortable. The staff were very nice and check in was quick. Definetly will plan on revisiting the El Cortez again.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
5
Location:
3
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Shopping tip: Short drive from hotel

The Charleston Outlets are nearby and a few minutes away from the El Cortez. There is a shuttle that takes you from the Fremont Street Experience and picks up people near the Golden Gate. It costs $1 to use the shuttle one way.

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