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Boise, Idaho
Reviewed 23 June 2014

We decided to do an unplanned trip to Las Vegas for my Wife's 50th birthday. About the only place we could find a room at was the Cortez. Apparently there was an event called the EDC (Electric Daisy Carnival) going on and rooms were pretty scarce. We booked a Junior Cabana Suite, a little pricier than usual because of the...

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2Thank LosReyes
Alexandra E, General Manager at El Cortez Hotel & Casino, responded to this review

We do apologize for the registration clerk not getting you assistance with your luggage and the condition of your shower. We are happy that we were able to accommodate in getting the shower taken care of and that you enjoyed your room. I did forward your comments regarding the Flame Steakhouse to our Food and Beverage, Mr. John Civitello. We...

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Reviewed 18 June 2014

My friend and I had hung out at the El Cortez last year in Vegas. We liked it so much, when we came back this year we said "we have to try staying there!" I was able to book a Tower room with 2 queen beds for $44 including tax for a Thursday night. There was no line at check...

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6Thank tjmoney44
Alexandra E, General Manager at El Cortez Hotel & Casino, responded to this review

Glad you enjoyed your stay with us! We have taken note of the lamp and sink situation; we appreciate you letting us know. Hope to have you back with us again real soon!

Clermont, Florida, United States
Reviewed 18 June 2014

Nice casino with good gambling. Clean, safe, beautiful rooms in the Tower. Good odds for gambling, good food in the restaurants. Walk down a block and you can experience Fremont St and all that it has to offer. If you want a change from the Strip, this is the place to go

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3Thank Sandy F
Alexandra E, General Manager at El Cortez Hotel & Casino, responded to this review

Happy to of had you and thanks so much for coming by to see us, we are glad that you enjoyed your stay and we hope to have you back soon!

Las Vegas, Nevada
Reviewed 15 June 2014

My opinion - Say what they may but the place does NOT have loose slots(voted vegas best my butt) if my vote counts and their poor quality of management - absolutely the worst. I gotta say down hill Thugville my opinion. The Cortez can say what they may the place did not pay out more than $20 on any machine...

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7Thank Jaime B
Alexandra E, General Manager at El Cortez Hotel & Casino, responded to this review

Hello, We do apologize for the gaming experience you encountered with our pit bosses and dealers. This is not the type of gaming experience we strive for. Mr. Chris Nichols, Casino Manager, would appreciate the opportunity to provide you a great gaming experience. We were out of keno pay books for about two weeks while we were transitioning to the...

Chicago
Reviewed 14 June 2014

I stayed here for the day as part of an offer they sent me and found the casino to be a really great environment and the hotel (Cabana Suites) recently renovated and clean. They were walking around the casino with White Castles, how awesome is that?!? I won a Klondike bar as well. This might be considered a "locals" casino,...

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1Thank Chicagoman88
Alexandra E, General Manager at El Cortez Hotel & Casino, responded to this review

We appreciate you taking the time to write a review as we greatly appreciate it! Also thank you for letting us know about your experience in the cafe! Hope to have you back soon!

Utrecht, The Netherlands
Reviewed 5 June 2014

Stayed here four nights and booked a day longer to enjoy some more of Vegas. A perfect location to the old downtown experience and about a fifteen minutes drive from the Strip. Great Price, Free Parking, Spaceous and clean rooms with nice HDTV. Only negative: WIFI (both on my iPad as on the Notebook). Facetime was impossible. Frontdesk and Tech...

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5Thank AlexVS2014
Alexandra E, General Manager at El Cortez Hotel & Casino, responded to this review

We appreciate the review, and we are aware of the wifi issue, and are working to get that fixed. Thank you so much for staying with us!

California, USA
Reviewed 5 June 2014

If you are looking for an amazing pool, lots of fun things for the kids to do, hipster nightclubs with Euro DJs, over-the-top luxury, a center Strip location, a dead-on copy of some sort of world landmark, and a hotel surrounded by plush landscaping, get back in your car and go somewhere else. But the El Cortez wins hands down...

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Alexandra E, General Manager at El Cortez Hotel & Casino, responded to this review

By far one of our favorite reviews- we appreciate your support of our hotel. We really take pride in what we do, and making sure that our guests have a pleasant stay with us! We do hope to have you back in the near future! Do us a favor will you DM us on facebook with your email please. Thank...

Lake Jackson, Texas
Reviewed 4 June 2014

This was our sixth stay at The El Cortez and we still love the place. We enjoy the bargain room prices, the room quality, the staff and the cleanliness of the entire property. CABANA SUITES: This was our first time to stay in the Cabana Suites right across Ogden Street from the main building. You check in at the main...

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Alexandra E, General Manager at El Cortez Hotel & Casino, responded to this review

We just wanted to tell you how much we appreciate your business, and we have taken note of all your comments on how we can improve. We also wanted to thank you for going above and beyond with your attention to detail as we really appreciate reviews as such! Hope to see you very soon!

Las Vegas, Nevada
Reviewed 3 June 2014

I enjoyed a stay at the El Cortez in Las Vegas, NV with my wife and was impressed. The room was clean, modern looking with updated furniture. All the staff were pleasant. I would definitely stay there again!

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Alexandra E, General Manager at El Cortez Hotel & Casino, responded to this review

That's what we love to hear. We take pride in making sure our guests have a pleasant stay! Hope to have you back again!

Saskatchewan, Canada
Reviewed 2 June 2014

A little late getting to this review... we stayed at the El Cortez for a week starting April 25th. First impression: hotel is dated, but that's the charm of staying downtown. The staff were friendly, the drink service at the machines and tables is prompt and the room was great. We also enjoyed Cafe Cortez for a tasty and inexpensive...

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Alexandra E, Manager at El Cortez Hotel & Casino, responded to this review

We appreciate you taking the time to leave a review, and appreciate the kind words! Hope to have you back from Canada real soon!

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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 89101-5614
Region: United States > Nevada > Las Vegas
Price Range: RM291 - RM713 (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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#48 Casino Hotel in Las Vegas
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“Ask to be away from the container park area, as there and the club next to it never shut up.”
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