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.
Pros: It was a wonderful day I enjoyed being there I would go back againCons: It was excellentNancy
Pros: They kept it clean. Garage parking was convenient. Cons: It's very very aged. The room had a musty smell and it needed some upgrading.
Always top notchPros: I love the casino floor. Classic, smokey. Friendly staff and bartenders. The rooms are spacious, vintage. Comfortable bed. Shower works well and hot water always works. There's a functional window in the bathroom, which is nice and not available at other hotels. Air conditioner gets really cold which is great. Check out is at noon!!Cons: No complaints
Too much noise - nobody should stay hereCons: Loud music was playing whole night. Giving a pair of ear plug is not a solution.
Pros: It was clean and quiet. Cons: It would have been nice to have a pool, but not necessary.
Great location next to the Fremont experience but Pros: Close to all of the excitement but Easy to get away to rest. Good security and nice staff.Cons: It's slightly dated and smoke filled casino. It didn't bother me.
Maybe avoid the "vintage rooms"Pros: Free parking, good location for downtown VegasCons: The overall experience was hilariously bad. The non-smoking room smelled like an ashtray, there were cigarette burns on the toilet, the bathtub faucet dripped all night, and we enjoyed thumping bass from the club across the street until the early morning hours. Most interestingly of all, the entire room vibrated all night long (the room must have been located next to some heavy equipment).
Just disappointed Pros: Close to the Fremont experience street. Not a bad deal given the price. Cons: At the front desk you will be surprised by additional fees that aren't mentioned while booking. The staff are unfriendly. The room's service was very bad.
Cute old historical in great location Pros: I loved the location and I love that it's one of the originals. It's very cute. The food at seigels was pretty good too.Cons: It smells like cigarettes and perfume. Not so much in my room when I turned my air down but with my ac on I'd start smelling it. Just the same like any hotel casino in Vegas but just a hundred years of it.
Deluxe Cabana SuitePros: I had the pleasure to stay in the deluxe cabana suite at the El Cortez. I absolutely loved my room. The color did take a little getting used to, however, I felt very safe with security on patrol outside of the hotel. Across my trip and four different hotels, I would have to say, this hotel had the most comfortable bed. Not to firm, not to soft.
It was convenient to both the Mob Museum and the Freemont Street experience.
The free parking and internet was awesome as well.Cons: The only that I really didn't like was the fact, that you had to walk across the street to the actual hotel to check in. You could check out at the suites, but not in.
Pros: Cabana room had good amenities.Cons: Staff could have been a little more friendlier.
Ok hotel.Pros: Easy walking to Fremont experience. Cons: No pool and not kid friendly. Our's are 14-18 and still bored to death. Had issues with the electrical outlets. None of the bottom ones worked. We had to unplug things to charge our devices. I had to put my phone in the bathroom to charge. Speaking of bathroom, the floor was wet when we arrived, and remained wet. Even after putting down several towels.