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Get an overview of this hotelOld-style Las Vegas casino hotel

Historic Las Vegas

Located in the original downtown that predates the Strip, the El Cortez is 2 blocks from the Fremont Street Experience and 2 miles from the glitz and glitter of the Las Vegas Strip.


Once owned by mobster Bugsy Siegel, El Cortez houses a casino with a race-and-sports book, more than 1,000 slots, and live and video keno. A 24-hour restaurant appease appetites.

Tower or pavilion

All guestrooms offer TVs with cable programming, wireless Internet access, coffee/tea makers, and hair dryers. Compact refrigerators and irons/ironing boards are available on request.

Renovations & Closures

The hotel will be renovating from 15 November 2015 to 24 December 2015 (completion date subject to change). The following areas are affected:
  • Select guestrooms
During renovations, the hotel will make every effort to minimize noise and disturbance.

Hotel Amenities

Hotel Amenities

Located 2 miles from the Strip and 3 miles from the Las Vegas Convention Center, the nostalgic El Cortez Hotel and Casino is a throwback to the city's original glory days. Facilities include a beauty shop, a barbershop, and a gift shop. A lobby kiosk provides a high-speed Internet connection (surcharge) and a reception-area zone offers WiFi access (included in resort fee). A business center is also available. The hotel offers one-way complimentary shuttle service to airport for guests (limited hours).

Dining options include a casual 24-hour restaurant and fast-food. Guests can try their luck at the on-site casino.

Self parking in a garage is complimentary.

  • 24-hour front desk 
  • Free airport transportation - drop-off 
  • ATM/banking 
  • Casino 
  • Concierge services 
  • Conference space 
  • Designated smoking areas 
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service 
  • Express check-out 
  • Free self parking 
  • Free valet parking 
  • Free WiFi 
  • Gift shops or newsstand 
  • Hair salon 
  • Number of buildings/towers - 4 
  • Number of floors - 15 
  • One meeting room 
  • Porter/bellhop 
  • Restaurant 
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk 
  • Total number of rooms - 361 
  • Year Built 1941 


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi


Free self parking, Free valet parking

Room Amenities

  • Air conditioning 
  • Blackout drapes/curtains 
  • Cable TV service 
  • Climate control 
  • Coffee/tea maker 
  • Free bottled water 
  • Free toiletries 
  • Daily housekeeping 
  • Free WiFi 
  • Hair dryer 
  • Iron/ironing board (on request) 
  • Pay movies 
  • Phone 

Where to Eat

Siegels 1941 - A variety of food is served for breakfast, lunch and dinner, open 24 hours a day. Check out our daily specials.

Main Bar - This bar is open 24 hours a day.

Lobby Bar - Located in the casino across from the front desk, this bar opens in the early afternoon.

Parlour Bar - Opens in the early afternoon. Double happy hour from 4 pm to 6 pm and 11 pm to 1 am.

Subway - Near the gift shop, open 24 hours a day.


El Cortez Hotel's 40,000-square-foot casino offers blackjack, craps, roulette, mini baccarat, 3-card poker, video poker, both live and video keno, and 1,100 slot machines that accept denominations between 1 penny and 5 dollars. The race-and-sports book provides a lounge with multiple large-screen TVs.

Jackie's Club offers complimentary membership cards that reward play with comps and other rewards.

Nearby Things to Do

Skydiving and helicopter tours are popular with Las Vegas visitors. Numerous golf courses are available in the Las Vegas area.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or near the hotel; fees may apply.

  • Golfing nearby 


To make requests for specific accessibility needs, complete the “Special or Accessibility Requests" section of “Trip Preferences" when you book your hotel.

  • Accessible path of travel 
  • Accessible bathroom 
  • Accessible parking 
  • In-room accessibility 
  • Braille or raised signage 

Hotel Policies


Check-in time starts at 2 PM

Check-in time ends at 2 AM

Minimum check-in age is 21


Check-out time is Noon

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Kids stay free! Children under 2 years old stay free when using existing bedding.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are available for USD 10.00 per night.
  • Cribs (infant beds) are available.

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on hotel policy.

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card are required at check-in for incidental charges.

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.

Parking height restrictions apply

This hotel normally allows a maximum length of stay of 7 days per month. If additional days are required, guests will be charged an additional fee of US$25 per additional day at check-in.


You'll be asked to pay the following charges at the hotel:
  • Deposit: USD 120 per stay
  • Resort fee: USD 10.02 per accommodation, per night
The hotel resort fee includes:
  • Fitness center access
  • Internet access
  • Phone calls
  • In-room bottled water
  • Parking
  • Additional inclusions
We have included all charges provided to us by the property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the room you book.

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.
  • Late check-out fee: USD 20.00
  • Refrigerator fee: USD 5.00 per day
  • Cribs (infant beds) are available for an additional fee
  • Rollaway bed fee: USD 10.00 per night
The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

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We should mention

Children 2 years old and younger stay free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding.

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