El Cortez Hotel & Casino, Las Vegas

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#35 of 66 in Casinos in Las Vegas
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  • October 2, 2017
    This is the place the dealers learn to deal. The old hands are pretty great and the crowd tends to be a little older. The craps table is cheap and pays 10x odds. No noticeable smoky smell and the plac...  more »
  • September 23, 2017
    My wife and I visited this casino twice on our trip. Played roulette with 20$ and played for almost 4 hours coming out on top! Staff was super friendly and made our first trip to Vegas one to remember...  more »
  • September 16, 2017
    What can I say, The El Cortez quickly became a favorite of my son and I when we visited in September. Not as busy as some of the other Freemont casinos it has a class and a charm of its own. My son an...  more »
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  • June 25, 2017
    Generally a great hotel with an historic vibe (it's a renovated 1941 hotel from Vegas' early days, now listed in the National Register of Historic Places. It's very affordable for the quality of rooms which are good. It's well located in Las Vegas' burgeoning downtown, and there's a ton of great food options within a few minutes walk, as well as a few solid ones inside the front door, too. The hotel service desk varies a bit on quality from excellent to mediocre, but it is Nevada - the casino is the focus. This is my go to hotel whenever I'm visiting Vegas and I highly recommend it.
  • June 4, 2017
    I have never stayed at El Cortez - my review is solely on the atmosphere and general public casino/bars/restaurants. El Cortez is a little slice of history! They really focus on it too, which is pretty awesome. Everytime we stop in at El Cortez for drinks the staff is always awesome. We've also stopped in the indulge in pizza from their pizza restaurant - pretty good and nicely priced! El Cortez seems to be pretty budget friendly all around - they constantly have $5 drink specials and their Parlour Bar has 2 for 1 drinks during two separate happy hours!
  • June 20, 2017
    If anyone is looking for a great deal on hotels you can check it out on HotelRaven. com Booked a hotel on there and they had the cheapest rates around... Nice hotel within short walking distance to Fremont Street Experience. Stayed in a vintage room which was older but still decent. Stairs to get to vintage rooms are right inside the casino. Staff were all very friendly. They allowed us to check in early at 11:30. My husband just stayed here in March and was happy enough with it to stay again.
  • July 7, 2017
    I love the El Cortez. It's the best locals casino in Vegas. The waitress's always make you feel like a part of the family. They joke around with you and are quick to bring your drinks
  • May 11, 2017
    Nice hotel within short walking distance to Fremont Street Experience. Stayed in a vintage room which was older but still decent. Stairs to get to vintage rooms are right inside the casino. Staff were all very friendly. They allowed us to check in early at 11:30. My husband just stayed here in March and was happy enough with it to stay again.

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