El Cortez is a historic hotel in Downtown Las Vegas.
The El Cortez Hotel & Casino has been a favorite among tourists and locals for decades. Whether you’re looking to stay overnight or play some table games, this hotel is sure to satisfy your needs.
It was built in 1941 and has been a Las Vegas staple since. The El Cortez has been home to famous (and notorious) celebrities in Vegas history, from mobsters to the Rat Pack.
The hotel is located one block from the Fremont Street Experience on 6th and Fremont Street. Hotel guests will have quick access to the booming Fremont East District.
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What We Love About El Cortez
- If you’re a Las Vegas nerd like we are, the history of El Cortez will astound you. Walking through the same halls as Sinatra and the Rat Pack or mobsters like Bugsy and Lansky is really cool.
- The location of El Cortez highlights the growing Fremont East District, a foodie’s paradise. There are so many great bars and restaurants within a block of the hotel.
- The gambling is more fun at El Cortez, don’t ask us why. It just is.
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What To Expect At El Cortez
- The vibe at El Cortez is similar to a locals joint. It can get rowdy, it can get quiet, but the sweet magic of Las Vegas is alive and well.
- The property was built in 1941. Any hotel of that age will present itself with some challenges, and El Cortez is no different. While old in age, it’s vibrant in personality.
El Cortez Rooms & Suites
One of the most iconic hotels in Las Vegas history, El Cortez Hotel & Casino was built in the 1940s and once owned by notorious mobster Bugsy Siegel.
El Cortez Rooms
The El Cortez hotel offers a variety of room types to meet different needs and budgets. If you’re looking for an old-school experience, the El Cortez has vintage or pavilion rooms available. Tower premium rooms are perfect for those that want a contemporary experience.
For those who want to indulge in a more modern boutique experience, El Cortez has Cabana suites. These rooms are located just across Ogden Avenue from the hotel and feature custom retro furniture and chic design.
El Cortez Amenities
The hotel offers guests great amenities like a coupon book with complimentary wine and beer. The rooms have free coffee, wifi, and water bottles. You’ll find a fitness center and receive complimentary self-parking as well.
El Cortez Resort Fees & Parking
The hotel charges a resort fee of $20/night. Hotel guests receive free self-parking. El Cortez offers paid parking for short-term visitors. Rates are between $0 - $10 for valet parking and $0 - $10 for self-parking.
Restaurants & Bars at El Cortez
The hotel offers a couple of restaurants and bars inside the hotel, along with two great options across the street.
Siegel’s 1941 takes you back to that moment in time when going out was classy and the evening never ended. With a menu filled with skillfully prepared classic dishes, indulge yourself with wine or cocktails. The restaurant is open 24 hours and offers up an old-school cool and sophisticated style.
The Parlour Bar & Lounge
The Parlour Bar is a cozy spot to enjoy drinks with friends. It’s the type of place where you are always welcome. You can enjoy a great liquor selection while being served by knowledgeable, friendly staff in an atmosphere that will make even your worst days seem better for a bit. The lounge features live music on the weekends.
Ike’s is the spot to catch all of your favorite games and enjoy some drinks with friends. If you don’t know where else to go, visit Ike’s for a sports-viewing area with 10 TVs, lounge seating, and food from Siegel Gameside!
If you’re looking for a quick lunch, there’s Subway in the hotel. Across from El Cortez is Eureka! and Sushi Ichiban if you want something more than just subs.
Things To Do at El Cortez
El Cortez is a hotspot for live entertainment, beauty services, and more. Check out The Parlour Bar on the weekends to see some live music or head over to the Speakeasy Barbershop or Terry Rae Beauty Salon for hair-care needs. Pamper yourself at NV Spa, located conveniently in the casino with massages from qualified therapists–you deserve it!
El Cortez Casino
The casino offers a wide selection of slots, table games, and a full race and sports book – all with the best value in town. El Cortez brags about slots that are 40% looser than The Strip. You’ll find penny and nickel slot machines, video poker, and coin-operated machines. You’ll find 3-2 Blackjack, low-minimum Roulette, 3-Card Poker, 10x Craps, and Ultimate Texas Hold’em. The casino also features a handful of electronic table games.
The sportsbook is operated by Station Casinos, owner of Red Rock Casino, Green Valley Ranch, and others. Club Cortez is the casino players club that offers points, complimentary hotel offers, tournaments, and more.
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El Cortez has been in the heart of Downtown Las Vegas since 1941. It’s one of the oldest casinos in Las Vegas with a rich history that includes Bugsy Siegel, who opened El Cortez in 1941.
El Cortez offers guests a vintage Las Vegas experience with great room services and amenities like coupons, free coffee, wifi, and water bottles. You’ll find a fitness center and receive complimentary self-parking as well. Plus, there’s great gambling with some of the best odds in town.
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