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El Cortez Hotel and Casino

3.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

The room was dirty and run down. Shower was leaking and spraying on the wall where it had washed off all the paint and starting to go thru the drywall. Obviously this had been going on for a while. Very loud and had to call the front desk about people screaming and yelling it took them 20 min to get there. Overall would not recommend or stay again.

Its very close to the Fremont street just across the street and only a bus ride away from the Las Vegas strip. Bus cost only $8 for 24hours. Good stay and free parking available.

Totally worth it for the money. The room was decent the shower is outdated and rusted. No free breakfast or paid breakfast. Casino in hotel was a plus. Right on the Fremont Street experience and only 5 miles about 20 mins from the strip.

Even though we reserved a non-smoking room, our room reeked of cigarette smoke. We could also hear street noise and hallway noise from our room. The staff was nice and helpful, but the hotel itself is just not that great. I wouldn't stay there again. Note we did not go for the casino experience, we helped my uncle move to vegas that weekend, and just needed an affordable hotel room. But after the additional resort fee, it ended up being the same cost had we stayed at a marriott or holiday inn.

Overall pretty good, except for the shower. Besides draining very slow, the showers head was not high enough. I am only 5’7” and had to crouch to wash my head. The screw was loose and the shower head too low.

Our third stay at the El Cortez. Our second stay in a Vintage Room. Vintage rooms are not only the least expensive in the Fremont District, they also have the best old-school vibe. This is definitely not a "hip" old-school. This is for folks who want to do a little time travel to the 20th century. Room furnishings mimic the first half of the century, and the rest of the facility still has a slightly 70's vibe to it. Heck, the TV in the room is an old analog. Games in the casino span three or four decades. Amongst the newer stuff are rows and rows of coin-operated, first generation video poker machines. With the loss of Mermaids and La Bayou, this is getting to be a rare treat. Front desk folks were awesome. Food at the 1941 and Subway were predictably delicious. However, the ladies serving us at both restaurants seemed as if they'd rather be somewhere else. Our only issue is not specific to the El Cortez: the ever-increasing resort fees. The El Cortez's fee is less than any other Strip/Downtown casino. However, most resorts now essentially double your room rate with the fee. For that reason alone, we do not go to Vegas as often as we used to.

Nice size room. Good location. Great value. Just need to clean behind things a little better.

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.

600 Fremont St Las Vegas NV

Hotel highlights

  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Free valet and self parking
  • Onsite dining
  • Casino

Located in Fremont Street within 2 miles (3 km) of Las Vegas Premium Outlets, El Cortez Hotel and Casino is within a few miles (5 km) of other popular sights such as Las Vegas Convention Center. This 3-star hotel has 361 guestrooms and offers a casino, free in-room WiFi, and free valet parking. Centrally located in Las Vegas, the hotel is also a short walk from Fremont Street Experience and Las Vegas City Hall.


Dining

This hotel has a restaurant that's perfect for a leisurely bite to eat.


Rooms

El Cortez Hotel and Casino's 361 rooms are air-conditioned and provide coffee makers, free local calls, and free bottled water. Guests can enjoy free WiFi and cable TV. Bathrooms offer hair dryers and free toiletries.


Property features

Guests staying at El Cortez Hotel and Casino enjoy a casino, free WiFi in public areas, and express check-out. Free valet and self parking are available—or if you're not driving, take the free shuttle from the hotel to the airport at scheduled times. The front desk is staffed 24/7 to help with dry cleaning/laundry, concierge services, and securing valuables. Additional amenities include a gift shop, a porter/bellhop, and a hair salon.

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 (75) Couples (192) Business (75) Family (78) Other (173) Friends (75)
1

stay away

Everyone

The room was dirty and run down. Shower was leaking and spraying on the wall where it had washed off all the paint and starting to go thru the drywall. Obviously this had been going on for a while. Very loud and had to call the front desk about people screaming and yelling it took them 20 min to get there. Overall would not recommend or stay again.

By on Nov 16, 2017

4
Everyone

Its very close to the Fremont street just across the street and only a bus ride away from the Las Vegas strip. Bus cost only $8 for 24hours. Good stay and free parking available.

By on Nov 10, 2017

Review comment responded on Nov 12, 2017

Thank you for choosing the Elcortez Hotel and Casino. Have a great evening.

4

2 days in vegas!

Everyone

Totally worth it for the money. The room was decent the shower is outdated and rusted. No free breakfast or paid breakfast. Casino in hotel was a plus. Right on the Fremont Street experience and only 5 miles about 20 mins from the strip.

By , from Palm Beach, FL on Nov 10, 2017

Review comment responded on Nov 13, 2017

Thank you for the review. Have a great day

3

great hotel staff, poor hotel experience

Families

Even though we reserved a non-smoking room, our room reeked of cigarette smoke. We could also hear street noise and hallway noise from our room. The staff was nice and helpful, but the hotel itself is just not that great. I wouldn't stay there again. Note we did not go for the casino experience, we helped my uncle move to vegas that weekend, and just needed an affordable hotel room. But after the additional resort fee, it ended up being the same cost had we stayed at a marriott or holiday inn.

By on Nov 7, 2017

3
Everyone

Overall pretty good, except for the shower. Besides draining very slow, the showers head was not high enough. I am only 5’7” and had to crouch to wash my head. The screw was loose and the shower head too low.

By , from ca on Nov 5, 2017

5

love the el cortez!

Everyone

Our third stay at the El Cortez. Our second stay in a Vintage Room. Vintage rooms are not only the least expensive in the Fremont District, they also have the best old-school vibe. This is definitely not a "hip" old-school. This is for folks who want to do a little time travel to the 20th century. Room furnishings mimic the first half of the century, and the rest of the facility still has a slightly 70's vibe to it. Heck, the TV in the room is an old analog. Games in the casino span three or four decades. Amongst the newer stuff are rows and rows of coin-operated, first generation video poker machines. With the loss of Mermaids and La Bayou, this is getting to be a rare treat. Front desk folks were awesome. Food at the 1941 and Subway were predictably delicious. However, the ladies serving us at both restaurants seemed as if they'd rather be somewhere else. Our only issue is not specific to the El Cortez: the ever-increasing resort fees. The El Cortez's fee is less than any other Strip/Downtown casino. However, most resorts now essentially double your room rate with the fee. For that reason alone, we do not go to Vegas as often as we used to.

By , from Tucson on Oct 19, 2017

4
Everyone

Nice size room. Good location. Great value. Just need to clean behind things a little better.

By , from modesto on Sep 21, 2017

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

Review comment responded on Sep 20, 2017

Thank you for staying . have a great day

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