Ratings based on 3,857 Verified Reviews

They paid and stayed. We double-checked.
3.8 out of 5
87% of guests recommend
4.0 Room cleanliness
3.9 Service & staff
3.9 Room comfort
3.7 Hotel condition
They paid and stayed.
We double-checked.
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from San Diego, CA

Location,location,location!!!

Posted Sep 30, 2014
Pros: I love the location of this property. It's also a great value if you don't mind a basic room that is clean and comfortable.
Cons: Good as is! If they refurbish the whole property it would lose it's old school charm. Plus they'd have to raise the prices.
Location: The Fremont Experience must be seen to be believed. Strange and wonderful!!! And Fremont East is all about the coolest bars in Vegas.
Ideally located for Fremont East access. We stayed on the second floor in the Vintage rooms. You can walk down the stairs and be on the casino floor in 60 seconds. You can be on Fremont St. in 120 seconds!!! This is one of the oldest properties in Vegas, but the room was clean and comfortable (though very dated). The room and property are very clean, and the staff are polite and helpful. For those who aren't familiar with Fremont East - it is considered the coolest part of Vegas. Where the locals hang out. World class bars and good restaurants.
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler

Close to Fremont Street

Posted Sep 29, 2014
The hotel has really low rates during the week and is close to Fremont street. Its clean and the staff is helpful and pleasant. The hotel is a little older (built in the 40s) but they its kept clean. We stayed for the night and spent several hours on Fremont street which is a short easy walk from the hotel. Plenty of gambling and entertainment on Fremont Street. The hotel provides free parking and has some lower cost slot machines every day of the week.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from Las Vegas

Great place to stay!

Posted Sep 29, 2014
Not only is it a great place to stay, employees are super nice, its very clean nd i love how modern updated it is. I will continue to make my reservations here nd recommend to everyone to stay here.
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler

Good

Posted Sep 28, 2014
Good, good cocktails , good prime rib , good burger n beer . Want to come back soon , should give you 3 club cards at a time, lost 2 in machine , nobody would play my card.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler

Posted Sep 27, 2014
Pros: Right in the heart of the Old Vegas. I thought the rooms were nice and the liked the old fashioned atmosphere. It was very quiet there.
Cons: I would rate the service in the restaurant as fair. There was only one person that made us feel welcomed there (Luba). But the food was great.
Location: Able to walk and see the Old Vegas. Had a great experience. Plenty of places to eat and great food.
The stay was great but the service at the restaurant was not. I felt like they didn't want us there.
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler

Always enjoy the El Cortez

Posted Sep 25, 2014
Pros: ask for an even numbered room, they are not as noisy from the Fremont Street music.
Cons: ask for an even numbered room, they are not as noisy from the Fremont Street music scene.
Location: Fremont Street Zipline, local bands, great gaming.
My family and myself always enjoy the El Cortez Hotel & Casino. Many improvements in the past years have made our stay even more enjoyable. After staying on the strip with the overwhelming sized hotels and long walks to the rooms, the El Cortez is a refreshing change of pace. My parents have been staying there for 35 years. Originally introduced to the casino as a locals casino by my uncle who lived in Vegas.
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from W

Cabanas Great, gaming stale.

Posted Sep 24, 2014
The new, across-the-street Cabanas are lovely! Kinda boutique retro. Clean, good space, GREAT bathroom! The gaming floor is 90% slot-type machines and as a novice I found them very confusing and boring. Couldn't tell if I won anything. The decor is old and the air is so stale! My contacts went dry in just ten minutes. They need better A/C and vent systems if they are going to allow people to smoke indoors!!! Ladies at the Club desk were not friendly at all but the craps table attendants were great!
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from Apple Valley, Ca.

GREAT STAY!

Posted Sep 24, 2014
Love the hotel and casino, clean room, the valet attendant gave me some good advice, self park is better in the covered garage, with valet, your car is put in a lot across the street uncovered! Definitely will stay again.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from akbarı

Posted Sep 23, 2014
ıt was nıce and professnal, the prıce of the room was unbeatable..
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler

Posted Sep 23, 2014
Great experience. Received a few extra perks for booking online. Would definitely stay here again in the future