El Cortez Hotel
An old Vegas theme plus great rates
Conveniently located in downtown Vegas, one of Vegas' longest-standing downtown hotel-casinos.
The hotel's 40,000 square foot casino is open around the clock and offers every game gamblers could be looking for.
El Cortez offers everything you need for the classic Vegas vacation.
El Cortez Location: Downtown Las Vegas
The El Cortez Hotel and Casino is all about gaming, and it makes the experience as pleasant as possible. The venerable hotel boasts a staggering 80,000 square feet of casino space, filled with 1,180 slot machines, 20 table games, roulette, baccarat and an active sports book, all waiting for fortune seekers to discover. Low-ante tables bustle with budding gamblers who want to ease in slowly.
What to expect: Once owned by mobster Bugsy Siegal, El Cortez's original building dates from the 1940s. The hotel maintains an old-fashioned Las Vegas ambience, featuring oversized guestrooms and suites, friendly hospitality, bargain dining, and 24-hour gaming action. There are even separate barber and beauty shops.
Amenity highlights: Despite the hotel's affordability, the El Cortez lacks no amenity you would need to make your Vegas stay complete, including daily maid service, free valet parking, 24-hour security, ATMs, elevators, a guest services desk, dry cleaning service, currency exchange, high-speed internet, and more! The hotel's 40,000 square foot casino is open around the clock and offers every game gamblers could be looking for, including low-minimum tables, Blackjack, Roulette, Craps, Baccarat, Poker, a Race & Sports Book, Keno, slots, video poker, and more!
Dining at El Cortez
The hotel offers a more than adequate room service when you want to dine in your room. If you want to get out and enjoy a fine dining experience, you have many restaurant options, including:
Careful Kitty's Café - Open 24 hours. Two-person semi-circular booths in dark-blue leatherette. Breakfast items, sandwiches, burgers, steaks, seafood, daily low-priced specials such as Italian meatloaf, chicken-fried steak.
Roberta's - Blonde-wood booths and banquettes. Prime rib, steaks, seafood, chicken. Two-for-one special Monday-Thursday.
Charlotte's Ice Cream Shop - Open 24 hours. Sandwiches, burgers, hot dogs, pizza, and pastries.
- Breakfast buffet Saturdays and Sundays..
Entertainment at El Cortez
The hotel's 40,000-square-foot casino offers blackjack, craps, roulette, mini baccarat, three-card poker, slots, video poker, live keno, and a race-and-sports book. Players club membership is free, with play earning comps and other rewards.
Two blocks away, under a canopy of 2.1 million lights and employing a 540,000-watt sound system, a four-block pedestrians-only stretch of downtown Las Vegas called Fremont Street Experience presents periodic sound-and-light shows from dusk to midnight. Other day-and-night entertainment on the street includes live music, classic-car displays, and holiday festivals.
Rooms at El Cortez
The large, pastel colored guestrooms and suites at the El Cortez include separate seating areas, double beds, love seats, coffee tables, and great views. Excellent value is probably the best way to describe the hotel's delightful rooms.