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El Cortez Hotel and Casino

3.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

The front desk was very accommodating; asked if we wanted a quiet room, etc. The beds in our room were very supportive and comfortable. We ate breakfast at Siegel's 1941 restaurant the morning we departed. The food was great.

Love this hotel. The rooms were very clean and updated for being a older hotel. Made my first Fremont experience awesome as it was in walking distance to Fremont. Would definatly stay here again.

It's a cheap classic Vegas hotel at its best. if you need four walls, a bed and a shower, enjoy. Walk down the stairs to the fairest casino in Vegas and have a free drink. Coin slots! $5 double deck. Frankie the bar tender? Subway! this is the spot.

I had a great stay at El Cortez and Fremont strip is a block away.

Staff was great at El Cortez. Room was clean and I was able to upgrade out room.

I stayed here for a weekend trip 1 night. The hotel staff is polite. The casino staff people are rude AF. I would give this hotel a 4.5 because the room is clean and super spacious. We also got a complimentary upgrade. The only complain is that there pillow sheets were stained and the casino hosts were super rude. Butttt for the price the hotel is honestly good.

Not appeasing... Staff not friendly, and room smelly.

The room was pretty nice, the bed was comfortable, had plenty of towels, plenty of pillows, the ac was just fine, the room was clean. The bathroom not having a fan I did not like. The major reason I won`t stay their again is the tv having the most basic of channels sucked. You get overloaded in Vegas and you want to watch some tv. Well not knowing what each channel was or what was coming on, it`s cheap. Step up and fix the tv channel from basic to a better experience and I would come back. And get bathroom fans for sure. Those both things need fixed and I would stay every time. But I really doubt they will ever either one. So next time I will go to another hotel til I find one that these 2 things are not an issue.

I stay here every time I'm in Vegas. Great restaurant and bar. Great staff.

I was in Vegas visiting family when a friend told me she was going to be in town over the July 4th weekend. Super easy to book a Tower room, was able to check in the morning of the 4th, hours ahead of the stated 2pm time, and was even offered a room on the 14th floor (there are a total of 15 floors in the Tower) with a great of the Stratosphere and further on, the Strip. The room felt like more of a junior-suite, with a semi-separate sitting area and a loveseat situated by the window for the view. Sizable mini-fridge, large flat screen TV, safe, complimentary Keurigs and bottled water. The room was clean, sheets were crisp and I slept like a baby. Did not hear a thing all night. Great value for the money.

We had horrible experience. Hotel was very dirty. Staff was very rude. Room smells terribly. I need my money back ASAP.

So we stayed in the cabana suites that were across the street from the actual hotel. That was kind of weird, but it worked. There was a parking right by our room, so pretty convinient. Room was ok... the toilet flooded as we were getting ready to leave so we called the front desk. The maintenance guy came up to fix the problem. His reaction was "you know there's a water shut off valve under the seat, right?" Ummmm yea, but that's not what should have been said to us. He was arguing with the front desk lady about what he should do because he was off and wanted to go home. Unfortunately, the water started leaking into the room below us, so now they had that problem to worry about, too. Idk... the staff at arrival was great..: but the maintenance guy was rude...

Having wifi and the safe free parking, have a finest.

A block from agreement casinos, a clean, classic Vegas hotel & casino. This was our 3rd or 4th stay at El Cortez and our first choice on Fremont Street! Love it!

better than i expected definitely will stay ther again great atmosphere If you like old-school Vegas this is it I don't know if I bring the kids here though Why would you bring kids to Vegas anyway??

It was actually reallly clean. Staff got us in to our room before 12

The rooms were amazing, they were remodeled and brand new

The tower closed for two days due to a major plumbing issue and we were relocated to the pavilion rooms. They took care of our needs.

Never got room I needed I reserved a double bed smoke room because that's what I wanted and expected was told i was getting upgrade never told why otherwise I would have never checked in go to my room notice signs saying non smoking so go back to. Lady front she said it was what i reserved so thinking I made the mistake I go back and look to see if I did wrong I didn't showed her so she immediately called front desk all to find out they had no more smoking rooms checked out like 4 am got there 11pm night before very unsatisfatified with them had they tried to let me know up front would of been a diffrent story

Good: Free parking, large clean room, security, price. Not Good: Registration took over 45 min (I had to call Orbitz and have them fax the confirmation), front desk staff condescending, pay for everything in room (even self brew coffee). May recommend this hotel to others.

Room options

Tower

King 1 | Queen 2 | Sleeps 4

Pavillion

Queen 2 | Sleeps 4

Cabana Junior Suite

King 1 | Queen 1 | Sleeps 2

Cabana Deluxe Room

Queen 1 | Sleeps 2

Guest reviews for El Cortez Hotel and Casino

Everyone (69) Business (75) Couples (192) Family (77) Other (173) Friends (75)
5

very pleasant stay at the el cortez

Everyone

The front desk was very accommodating; asked if we wanted a quiet room, etc. The beds in our room were very supportive and comfortable. We ate breakfast at Siegel's 1941 restaurant the morning we departed. The food was great.

By , from Tucson AZ on Sep 18, 2017

4

great hotel in fremont

Everyone

Love this hotel. The rooms were very clean and updated for being a older hotel. Made my first Fremont experience awesome as it was in walking distance to Fremont. Would definatly stay here again.

By , from Whittier, Ca on Aug 23, 2017

5

what more do you need?

Everyone

It's a cheap classic Vegas hotel at its best. if you need four walls, a bed and a shower, enjoy. Walk down the stairs to the fairest casino in Vegas and have a free drink. Coin slots! $5 double deck. Frankie the bar tender? Subway! this is the spot.

By , from waianae hi on Aug 22, 2017

Review comment responded on Aug 25, 2017

thank you for choosing our hotel. We appreciate the time you took with the review. Hope to see you again in the future

4
Everyone

I had a great stay at El Cortez and Fremont strip is a block away.

By on Aug 7, 2017

4

clean

Everyone

Staff was great at El Cortez. Room was clean and I was able to upgrade out room.

By on Aug 2, 2017

5

close and affordable!

Everyone

I stayed here for a weekend trip 1 night. The hotel staff is polite. The casino staff people are rude AF. I would give this hotel a 4.5 because the room is clean and super spacious. We also got a complimentary upgrade. The only complain is that there pillow sheets were stained and the casino hosts were super rude. Butttt for the price the hotel is honestly good.

By , from los angeles on Jul 26, 2017

3
Everyone

Not appeasing... Staff not friendly, and room smelly.

By on Jul 13, 2017

3

the stay was ok

Everyone

The room was pretty nice, the bed was comfortable, had plenty of towels, plenty of pillows, the ac was just fine, the room was clean. The bathroom not having a fan I did not like. The major reason I won`t stay their again is the tv having the most basic of channels sucked. You get overloaded in Vegas and you want to watch some tv. Well not knowing what each channel was or what was coming on, it`s cheap. Step up and fix the tv channel from basic to a better experience and I would come back. And get bathroom fans for sure. Those both things need fixed and I would stay every time. But I really doubt they will ever either one. So next time I will go to another hotel til I find one that these 2 things are not an issue.

By , from Oregon on Jul 12, 2017

5

great hotel close to bars and clubs

Everyone

I stay here every time I'm in Vegas. Great restaurant and bar. Great staff.

By , from UT on Jul 12, 2017

4

no complaints for a last minute stay!

Everyone

I was in Vegas visiting family when a friend told me she was going to be in town over the July 4th weekend. Super easy to book a Tower room, was able to check in the morning of the 4th, hours ahead of the stated 2pm time, and was even offered a room on the 14th floor (there are a total of 15 floors in the Tower) with a great of the Stratosphere and further on, the Strip. The room felt like more of a junior-suite, with a semi-separate sitting area and a loveseat situated by the window for the view. Sizable mini-fridge, large flat screen TV, safe, complimentary Keurigs and bottled water. The room was clean, sheets were crisp and I slept like a baby. Did not hear a thing all night. Great value for the money.

By , from Los Angeles on Jul 10, 2017

Review comment responded on Jul 12, 2017

we appreciate back your feedback thank you for choosing our hotel