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Tulare, Ca
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55 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 December 2013 via mobile

El Cortez is one of the original hotels of Vegas. Staying there is like taking a step back in time. From the time you step into the elevator you are entrenched in the sounds and lingering scents of the past. This hotel does not offer many amenities but is clean and comfortable. Plenty of towels and hot water. Most of... More 

3 Thank kspast2
Rock Springs, WY
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160 reviews
34 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 December 2013

Nice guy shuttle driver...rooms for 21 bucks a night...I like the downtown location, as I am not a fan of what "the Strip" has become...a couple nice staff members, and a couple who were so surly and uninterested that it could've been an SNL skit (such as the lady in the gift shop)...can't go wrong for the price of the... More 

1 Thank Yodelman
Denver, Colorado
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4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 December 2013

I went to El Cortez because of their great payback on gambling. The best rules in Vegas on single deck blackjack. Also, playing their slots you can tell they have a high payback percentage. The hotel (and I was in an upgraded room) is Motel 6 quality. The beds are hard. NO comforter. Scuzzy. Now for my real comment.. this... More 

5 Thank William H

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Visalia, California
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32 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 December 2013

If you are looking for a no frill hotel/casino but one that is clean and comfortable, the El Cortez is your bet. The staff was friendly, the room was dated but clean as was the hotel/casino. The on site restaurant had slow service but the food was very tasty and reasonable. It is down town and within walking distance to... More 

2 Thank cals503
St. George, Utah
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9 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 December 2013 via mobile

Upon arrival a security guard didn't want to let us in the parking garage. He was standing out in the road sending people that are not hotel members away. He stopped me in the middle of the busy road and demanded that I show him my verification of reservation. Luckily I had an email in my phone. Then he let... More 

4 Thank Aliciamariemartin
Putnam, Connecticut
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212 reviews
91 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 191 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 December 2013

I like the El Cortez because it is inexpensive and unpretentious -- not at all glitzy. My wife and I paid $126 plus tax for 2 nights in a spacious king bed room in the tower above the casino. (There are less expensive "classic" rooms in the original building, but there is no elevator access to many of these. Check... More 

3 Thank RoadTripRoger
San Marcos
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37 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 December 2013

I basically just need a bed for a couple of nights and didn't care about the room too much. What I got was tremendously positive surprise! Nice, clean room, and NO Resort Fees! Easy access to the freeway, $25 a night. I have stayed in nicer hotels not as nice as this experience. I even appreciated the smaller size of... More 

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Houston, Texas
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5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 December 2013

Rating and review strictly for the casino, not the hotel (didn't stay there). Recent trip in Dec. 13. If you have a low gambling budget, say less than a thousand for a weekend, and still want to have a good chance winning, El Cortez is THE choice to go - no one else in downtown and strip is even close... More 

4 Thank sumumi
minneapolis mn
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37 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 November 2013

I stayed in the lower priced vintage rooms over the parking garage. I was very pleasantly surprised by the large room which was very clean and comfortable. I highly recommend this location that is very convenient downtown.

4 Thank singleguyinminn
Norwich, United Kingdom
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56 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 November 2013 via mobile

Was pleasantly surprised with the feel of this hotel, will certainly look to stay here next trip. Bar staff friendly, good decor, let's Vegas remain in the old feeling and had I known it was this nice would have stayed there this time.

2 Thank Karen W

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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 

Additional Information about El Cortez Hotel & Casino

Address: 600 East Fremont Street, Las Vegas, NV 89101
Region: United States > Nevada > Las Vegas
Price Range: RM213 - RM689 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — El Cortez Hotel & Casino 3*
Number of rooms: 362
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El Cortez Hotel Las Vegas
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#2 Best Value Hotel in Las Vegas
#51 Casino Hotel in Las Vegas
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“Choose the Tower room or better ones. Use a 3rd party booking website for better deals.”
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“Ask for a room away from that darn fire breathing dragon!”
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“thoroughly research - Cabana Suites rock as do the newish designer suites”
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“Dont stay in a Pavilion Room if you need a peaceful nights sleep.”
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“Non-Smoking Vintage Rooms smell like smoke”
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