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Hotel Description

El Cortez Hotel and Casino puts you in the center of Fremont Street, 2.5 km (1.5 mi) from Las Vegas Premium Outlets and 4.7 km (2.9 mi) from Las Vegas Convention Center. Highlights at this hotel include 3 bars/lounges, a casino, and a restaurant.

You can enjoy free WiFi, cable TV, and coffee/tea makers, featured in all 361 rooms. Free local calls, free bottled water, and hair dryers are also available.

The restaurant, Siegels 1941, serves American cuisine and is open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Additionally, you'll find free WiFi in public areas, concierge services, and a 24-hour front desk. There's also free valet parking, along with the convenience of free airport drop-off service.

Within a 15-minute drive of this 3-star Downtown Las Vegas hotel, attractions include Las Vegas Strip and Fashion Show Mall.

El Cortez Hotel and Casino ratings based on 220 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
3.7 out of 5 3.5 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 4.0 out of 5.0
Service & staff 4.0 out of 5.0
Room comfort 3.5 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 3.0 out of 5.0
2 out of 5

El Cortez

The site said kid friendly when I booked our trip for my moms birthday . Brought my little brother with us he is 12. We got told three separate times that he was not welcome during our stay..They also offered a free suttle to the airport after our stay .. but when we were about to leave he said he can't take kids. . was kind of upsetting

Posted by on Feb 23, 2018

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5 out of 5

Great stay! Great price!

Stayed in a mini suite. Very clean. Worth the price

Posted by , from CA on Feb 6, 2018

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Comment from Hotel Management

Feb 7, 2018 by LeeLee

Thank you for your recent stay at the Cabana Suites. Have a wonderful day

2 out of 5


Not so clean, noisy, staff ok. Cheap. Adding more about my experience.

Posted by on Nov 25, 2017

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2 out of 5

Relatively cheap if you hold out for discounts.

Pros: Location was a few blocks from the central area. Fruit and candy in lobby.
Cons: When customers book a room with a tub, don't "upgrade" them to a room without one.
Location: Walking distance to the hubbub of Fremont street. About 7 miles from The Strip.
I booked this hotel rather than the much cheaper one down the street because the other one offered only a shower, and no tub; when I travel I do a lot of walking and like to soak my tired muscles in a tub. When I arrived, I was told I'd gotten a free "upgrade" to a "Jr. Suite" (a slightly larger standard hotel room) across the street. Which had only a shower and no tub. I couldn't find a place near the bed to plug in my phone but luckily I travel with an extension cord. The shampoo and conditioner I used the first day were never replaced, though the second morning two small free water bottles showed up. (Luckily I paid attention and didn't mistake the $5.00 water bottles sitting on the counter for the complimentary water promised in the room description.) The fridge for my water was nice, though. It was only too loud to sleep one of the nights; I'd paid extra for a tower room hoping to be above the noise. (It was my first time in Vegas so I have no idea whether anything else would have been better. The sleazy "resort fee" was a lot lower than some other hotels nearby. Sheesh! Why not just raise the room rates so people can do honest price comparisons and pre-pay the whole rate? A friend staying in the hotel paid half the rate I did. I cancelled with another site and rebooked here to get a lower rate as the rates had changed (on both sites at the same time.)

Posted by , from California on Jun 30, 2017

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5 out of 5

The El Cortez for a one week stay.

Pros: Friendly staff. Excellent food . A good variety of gambling options.
Cons: Everything is adequate the way it is.
Location: Excellent location in the core of the old original downtown area of Las Vegas.
It is the best quality for the best price. It is also convenient to everything downtown and only one block from Las Vegas Blvd. The Vintage rooms are very nice and well kept. The staff is professional and friendly . It is also nice to watch Keno from the room on the El Cortez channel. There is also a Laundromat 12 blocks away so a person can travel light and do laundry in mid week.

Posted by , from seattle on Jun 28, 2017

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2 out of 5

Nice older hotel in downtown

Reception here is hit and miss, sometimes they are in a bad mood at check-in, aside from that happy feet massage is closed and front desk does not know they are closed. Decent value for the room, it was ok.

Posted by on Jun 21, 2017

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Comment from Hotel Management

Jul 4, 2017 by Katie F.

Thank you for your feedback as it helps us to improve our guest experience. Please feel free to reach out to hotel management directly should you have any questions. We hope you will come back again soon!

3 out of 5


Pros: Location, price, restaurant.
Cons: Housekeeping needs to scour bathroom floor and shower floor!!
Location: Walking distance to Freemont, Container Park, and Art District activities.
Housekeeping could have done a better job in the bathroom, which I cleaned up (minor soil spots/smudges on floor, door, shower floor) with a hand towel. Beds are too firm for my liking. The din and sounds from nearby Freemont Experience barely penetrated the room. Siegel's Restaurant (Casino) serves up good quality meals at decent prices; Wednesday specials for seniors 50+. Walking distance to many activities. No Pool.

Posted by , from California on Jun 19, 2017

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3 out of 5

Hotel needs updating.

Drains in the rooms are slow. Room had a smell of muskiness to it.

Posted by on Jun 9, 2017

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2 out of 5
The smell will have you sick. They need to update everything old.

Posted by on Apr 14, 2017

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4 out of 5

Nice hotel.

Staff was amazing. The only things I would fix are the tub/shower was the cleanest, when our room was "cleaned" the sheets weren't changed, trash wasn't taken out, & old blankets were left that smelt like smoke from previous stayers. Besides that, best staff I've ever encountered.

Posted by on Apr 3, 2017

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About the El Cortez Hotel and Casino

Location 600 Fremont St, Las Vegas, NV 89101

Property Features

There's a restaurant on site. You can unwind with a drink at one of the 3 bars/lounges. Public spaces have free WiFi. A shuttle from the hotel to the airport is free at scheduled times. A casino, gift shops/newsstands, and concierge services are also featured at El Cortez Hotel and Casino. Free self parking and valet parking are available. Smoking is allowed in designated areas at this 3-star Fremont Street hotel.

  • 361 guestrooms or units
  • 15 levels
  • 4 buildings
  • 3 bars or lounges
  • Built in 1941
  • Casino
  • Dining venue
  • Dry cleaning
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Express check-out
  • Front-desk safe
  • Concierge
  • Gift shop
  • Beauty salon
  • ATM
  • Bellhop
  • Smoking in designated areas

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family Property
  • Free WiFi


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi


Free self parking , Free valet parking


  • Airport: Las Vegas, NV (LAS-McCarran Intl.) (15.8 km / 9.8 mi)
  • Property shuttles: Free airport drop-off
  • Parking: Free valet parking and self parking

Room Amenities

El Cortez Hotel and Casino offers 361 air-conditioned accommodations with complimentary bottled water and coffee/tea makers. Televisions come with cable channels and pay movies. Bathrooms include complimentary toiletries and hair dryers. This Fremont Street hotel provides complimentary wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include phones along with free local calls (restrictions may apply). Housekeeping is offered daily and irons/ironing boards can be requested.

  • Cable channels
  • Movies for purchase
  • Coffee maker
  • Rollaway beds (surcharge)
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Local calls (free)
  • Hair dryer
  • Toiletries (free)
  • Telephone
  • Iron and ironing board available
  • Blackout drapes
  • Climate control (air conditioning)

Food & Drink

El Cortez Hotel and Casino has a restaurant on site.

Siegels 1941 - This restaurant specializes in American cuisine and serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Open 24 hours. Open daily.

Subway - Onsite restaurant. Open 24 hours.

Pizza Lotto - This cafe specializes in Italian cuisine.


El Cortez Hotel's 40,000-square-foot casino offers blackjack, craps, roulette, mini baccarat, 3-card poker, video poker, both live and video keno, and 1,100 slot machines that accept denominations between 1 penny and 5 dollars. The race-and-sports book provides a lounge with multiple large-screen TVs.

Jackie's Club offers complimentary membership cards that reward play with comps and other rewards.

Nearby Activities

Skydiving and helicopter tours are popular with Las Vegas visitors. Numerous golf courses are available in the Las Vegas area.The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or near the hotel; fees may apply.

  • Golfing nearby


If you need to make special requests for accessibility needs, please note them at check-out when booking your stay.

  • In-room accessibility

Hotel Policies


  • Check-in time starts at 2 PM
  • Check-in time ends at 2 AM
  • Minimum check-in age is 21

Special check-in instructions:

Airport shuttle service is available at scheduled times during limited hours. Contact the property in advance to get details.


  • Check-out by noon

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Kids stay free! Children 2 years old and younger stay free when using existing bedding.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are available for USD 10.0 per night.


  • No pets allowed


Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card are required at check-in for incidental charges.

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.

This hotel normally allows a maximum length of stay of 7 days per month. If additional days are required, guests will be charged an additional fee of US$25 per additional day at check-in.

The Vintage and Vintage Mobile room types are accessible via stairs only. For more details, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.

Deposit is payable by credit card only. Cash deposits will not be accepted. For more details, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.

  • Parking height restrictions apply


Guests will be asked to pay the following charges at the property:

  • Deposit: USD 40.00 per night
  • Resort fee: USD 16.89 per accommodation, per night

The resort fee includes:

  • Fitness center access
  • Internet access
  • In-room bottled water
  • Parking
  • Additional inclusions

We've listed all charges provided to us by the property, but they may vary based on length of stay or the room booked.

Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Late check-out fee: USD 20.00
  • Refrigerator fee: USD 5.00 per day
  • Rollaway bed fee: USD 10.0 per night

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

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You should know

  • Children 2 years old and younger stay free in the same room as the parent or guardian when using existing bedding.