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El Cortez Hotel and Casino

3 stars
600 E. Fremont Street, Las Vegas, NV 89101
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
3.5
out of 5
599 reviews
Travel vacation

Nice hotel stay. Good location to downtown fremont. See full review

  • V London
  • Oct 22, 2014
Great Experience

I had a great experience at this motel. It is the best. See full review

  • .Tom
  • Oct 20, 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.

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.

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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

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

Meeting facilities

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

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

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 (599)

Ratings and reviews for El Cortez Hotel and Casino

Overall score

3.7 / 5
5.01.0
194 out of 599
Amenities:
3.2
Room cleanliness:
3.9
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
3.8
Location:
4
Value:
4.2

84% would recommend to a friend.

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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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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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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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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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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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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Tampa, FL
Feb 28, 2008

very friendly and well laid out

the vintage rooms was not that big but the bed was very comfortable, the bathroom was really to small as there was no where to even turn around in. the closest space and drawer space was adequate for 2 people. the location was fine. it was a pleasent walk to the freemont street and was really a great place to eat. the cafe has the very best food around and a great meal for so little money.

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

Business

Entertainment tip: Short walk from hotel

you have to eat at the cafe. it was the best breakfast in town. only a very short walk to freemont street.

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Review of El Cortez Hotel and Casino

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
USA
Oct 2, 2007

Great for the money

We stayed Friday,Saturday,Sunday and Monday. We were so happy with the |El Cortez that we went back that weekend of October 7th and stayed that Sunday and Monday night again. We stayed in three different rooms in three different locations and they were all great. However we really enjoyed the Tower room. The location was great to see the strip and the light show without going far. Just a few blocks. I would stay again. All the rooms had nice furniture and were very roomy The Tower room has a sitting area also. Adequate space for hanging clothes in all the rooms and they all provided suitcase stands.

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

Business

Nightlife tip: Short walk from hotel

The downtown strip was just a short walk down the street

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Review of El Cortez Hotel and Casino

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
San Jose, CA
Apr 26, 2007

Nice casino layout, friendly bartenders, friendly dealers at the tables

Very nicely surprised. Had read previous reviews stating this hotel was a bit smokey and needing better air circulation. While my wife and I were there, the hotel was in the process of replacing all the carpet on the main floor which removed nearly all of the old smoke smell from the that level. By the time we checked out, three days later, you couldn't tell if someone had been smoking or not! Very friendly staff for the most part. Did run into one, I say one, old foggie at the customer service desk but, he was the only pimple on the place. Our room was clean and comfortable. I am looking forward to staying at the El Cortez again and very soon! Nice decor, very original.

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

Business

Entertainment tip: Short walk from hotel

Fremont Street Experience is a short walk from the hotel, approximately two blocks. Lots to do, lots of dining options and loads of entertainment.

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Review of El Cortez Hotel and Casino

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Fort Lauderdale, FL
Aug 9, 2007

Great hotel for the price

Best value in Vegas. Rooms are huge and clean. Casino is one of the best downtown. Bath is outdated but room size and bed make up for it. Main restaurant is great food for price.

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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Review of El Cortez Hotel and Casino

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Syracuse, NY
Feb 21, 2008

great check in

we got there late, yet the check in was easy & the clerk was GREAT!! Because we were late they up-graded the room to t tower room no charge!! We also got 2 free nights for the next month!! The people here are great! would not recomend for kids tho due to the location. Yet if you want a cheep room that is good , then stay here!!

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

Business

Time-saving tip: Not Applicable

rent a car..it is cheeper than a taxi and less stress than the bus! There are great deals...you just got to look...we got a car from thrifty for less than 100 for 5 days!

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