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El Cortez Hotel & Casino

El Cortez Hotel & Casino

Casino and Hotel
Downtown Las Vegas, Las Vegas
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    Dee M.
    "town 25 cent roulette"(4 Tips)
    The Mob Museum
    "its Mob ties to Bugsy Siegel and Moe Sedway?"(4 Tips)
    Lori B.
    "A must try jackie burger u will b hooked there that good!"(5 Tips)
    Chene K.
    "$5 free slot play"(2 Tips)
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  • cent roulette
  • bugsy siegel
  • burgers
  • free slot play
  • kitschy
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  • The Mob Museum
    The Mob MuseumSeptember 12, 2012
    Did you know El Cortez is seeking historical designation for its architectural design and its Mob ties to Bugsy Siegel and Moe Sedway? While downtown, visit the Museum to learn more about these men.
  • d
    dMarch 2, 2015
    If a lower priced Vegas vacation is your higher priority, this hotel would be a great choice. It's not on the strip, but this little section of Fremont Street is an awesome alternative. Read more
  • aeroRafaheart icon on user image
    aeroRafaDecember 26, 2012
    A must go when in Vegas. This place is the old fashion all the way. Worth the visit and the gambling. Think outside the box and go away from the bling bling on the strip.
    Upvoted Jan 14
  • Amanda L.
    Amanda LeeFebruary 29, 2016
    So sketchy but you have to go. $1.00 video blackjack tables and super attentive servers making sure you always have a (free) drink in hand. Make sure to tip!
  • Joe L.heart icon on user image
    Joe LanhamNovember 24, 2017
    Love this place- classic Vegas all the way. Cheap table games and video poker, and the omelette at Seigel's is probably the best omelette you can get downtown.
  • Jon D.
    Jon DavisApril 4, 2013
    Vintage rooms have no elevator access, and smells really strongly of cigarettes, even in n/s rooms. But rooms were clean and its a great bargain! Very nostalgic. Ive been there twice, and ill be back!
  • Andrew R.
    Andrew RomanSeptember 26, 2012
    Solid coupon book for new slot club members includes match play, keno discounts, free slot play, food discounts and a free drink. Enjoy the coin slots and good low-limit blackjack - and win some money
  • Claudette T.heart icon on user image
    Claudette Tighe-ParkerSeptember 4, 2014
    Booked third party and got a great deal even with extra fee charged when I got there. Room older Vegas style but not run down. Clean room with modern amenities. Firm mattress but luxurious bedding.
  • Brandon H.heart icon on user image
    Brandon HartMay 11, 2014
    Gorgeous room with windows that open. Way nicer than i pictured a downtown hotel/casino. Rolled in around 4 AM and hung out with a surly, but funny, bartender. Great 21 tables, not so loose slots.
  • John B.
    John BeynonJuly 31, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Not bad digs for < $30. The Tower rooms have been remodeled, with comfortable beds and fine furnishings; clean sheets and bathroom. There's noise from the Fremont Experience, so bring earplugs.
  • Bush & Levy Law
    Bush & Levy LawApril 4, 2013
    You've just checked-in to a real piece of Las Vegas history. This hotel was run by Mobster Bugsy Siegel. Dig around downtown and see where else you can find information on this infamous Mobster. Read more
  • dele d.
    dele deleJune 18, 2011
    A slice of old Vegas. Soak it in and play some table games with fair rules. Also, the piano player rocks. While you're here, indulge in some friendship-building tequila. It's cheap.
  • Antony D.
    Antony DemekhinApril 21, 2012
    Go to the $5 black jack table here and play all night without losing your shirt!! They also pay out on blackjack before the dealer turns his cards, so that's nice.
  • Zac N.heart icon on user image
    Zac NAugust 7, 2017
    Friendly service, fast drinks, low minimums, great rooms. I love the Cortez
  • Ryan V.heart icon on user image
    Ryan VincentApril 17, 2017
    Been here 5+ times
    Good burgers, affordable beer & wine. Across the street from "Container Park"h
    RichardCrean.comNovember 10, 2012
    Get a players card so you can use their garage at will. Show the guard your card upon entry and you don't need any validation or cage check in. You will be in. A great spot for downtown parking.
  • IrmaZandl Z.heart icon on user image
    IrmaZandl ZandlSlantOctober 27, 2014
    Cool style - old school VEGAS in downtown. Rooms are cheap but kind of creepy.
  • Peter T.
    Peter ThompsonNovember 2, 2022
    Classic old time hotel downtown, throughly recommend if you want an authentic Vegas experience
  • Ryan V.heart icon on user image
    Ryan VincentApril 17, 2017
    Been here 5+ times
    Good burgers, affordable beer & wine. Across the street from "Container Park"
  • Lori B.heart icon on user image
    Lori BaumgartFebruary 15, 2013
    Best burgers id the jackie burger @ elcortez try one when your in town a burger and beer 5 bucks awesome !
  • Ivan D.heart icon on user image
    Ivan DrinchevOctober 12, 2017
    5$ black jack. The draft beer is often on promo. Don’t forget to tip the waitress if you go for the free one ( Corona / Heineken )
  • Adam N.heart icon on user image
    Adam NowekJune 14, 2015
    A monument to old school Las Vegas. No bells and whistles, just lots of gambling and cheap drinks.
  • Anthony R.
    Anthony RotoloMay 31, 2012
    If you visit on Presidents Day they will serve you a slice of apple or cherry pie while you gamble.
  • Roberta O.heart icon on user image
    Roberta OchoaDecember 1, 2015
    👎 Stayed in the 'Pavilion' rooms above the parking garage...the mattress felt like it was one Bugsy Siegel slept on, old & lumpy 😩😢
  • Sarah W.heart icon on user image
    Sarah WilkinsonMarch 15, 2017
    Didn't gamble, but has an old world gangster charm to it. Built in 1941. An affordable alternative to the Strip.
  • Edward P.
    Edward Palwick Sr.December 13, 2014
    Join Hotels Tonight. Download the app for iOS or Android smartphones enter my reward code EPALWICK1 to transfer $25.00 into your account ready for your immediate use toward a fabulous hotel. Often the
  • Amanda
    AmandaFebruary 10, 2013
    Been here 50+ times
    Best Elvis impersonator I've seen so far. Fridays and Saturdays 6-10
  • Gina B.
    Gina BobinaJuly 8, 2011
    First. Ight has been great so far. Slots pay more than any other place I've been. Checking in at night is a challenge though...
  • Josh P.
    Josh Pedro-KrinerOctober 14, 2013
    Subway smells soooooooooo damn good! Fresh bread made daily! Yum!
  • Mayra V.heart icon on user image
    Mayra VázquezSeptember 30, 2016
    The room was nice... at first glance. The bath tub was dirty, the hotspots in my room was nonexistent and the t.v remote didn't work. Too bad I'm stuck here for a couple more nights.
  • Chene K.
    Chene KoppitzMay 17, 2012
    Join their player's club and get $5 free slot play, a $5 food voucher, one free drink and a kitschy keychain (one less souvenir to buy)!
  • Edward S.heart icon on user image
    Edward SchellMay 10, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    best burgers in town and you gotta try their wings too
  • lori b.heart icon on user image
    lori baumgartMay 24, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    great 5 $ jackie burgers a must try
  • Derek W.
    Derek WashingtonMarch 4, 2013
    I always tell My cool friends to stay here. Actually as long as they aren't at my house i don't give a ....
  • Larry M.heart icon on user image
    Larry MichehlMarch 11, 2018
    Been here 5+ times
    Definite "old school" vibe to the place.
  • Ben R.heart icon on user image
    Ben RussoApril 28, 2015
    This place is gross but you can play cheaply and drink free for a long time.
  • Lori B.heart icon on user image
    Lori BaumgartApril 24, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    If u leave a tip on there establishment u lock free wings worth doing there very good 2
  • Ruth B.heart icon on user image
    Ruth BanburyJanuary 3, 2019
    Good $5 blackjack tables, great vintage casino
  • Lori B.heart icon on user image
    Lori BaumgartApril 24, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    A must try jackie burger u will b hooked there that good!
  • Edward S.heart icon on user image
    Edward SchellAugust 16, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    The younger crowd is hanging out here now since these new clubs opened up so come check it out
  • Anya K.
    Anya K.Z.October 6, 2012
    Non smoking rooms still get smoke if you live on the second floor above the casino
  • Jenn C.
    Jenn ChapmanFebruary 23, 2017
    Where old cocktail waitresses come to die 😵
  • Sharon M.heart icon on user image
    Sharon MullerSeptember 5, 2015
    I love the old fashioned look about the Hotel.
  • Seth K.
    Seth KaplanJanuary 7, 2014
    Five dollar craps and 10x odds. What's not to love about this place?
  • Brett H.
    Brett HarmonJuly 20, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Grab some tacos from the taco truck down the block and hit the three dollar craps table after midnight. This is proper Las Vegas.
  • Anya K.
    Anya K.Z.October 6, 2012
    Vintage rooms are just not very pleasant to be in. When they say vintage room, it just means it wasn't renovated for years or decades. The casino is stinky and the surrounding streets r loud
  • David R.
    David RestoSeptember 8, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    There's a lot to experience here... The majority of the experiences are on the third level of the parking garage.
  • Judy Z.
    Judy ZamoraDecember 26, 2011
    Been here 50+ times
    Look out for a man selling rings he buys at this gift shop. He buys them for $12. Stamps 24 k an jacks up the price.
  • Vselena T.
    Vselena TAugust 21, 2011
    Full house breakfast is great to share for two people.
  • Mike Doria
    Mike DoriaNovember 4, 2012
    Before building the Flamingo on the strip, this downtown hotel was run by notorious Mobster Bugsy Siegel.
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