El Cortez Hotel and Casino

By Elle
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In A Nutshell

A breathing example of old-school Las Vegas, this Fremont Street hotel is one of the few in town that’ll transport you back to the city’s golden age and pack a refreshing punch with its recent renovations too.

El Cortez Hotel and Casino Rooms


600 E Fremont St
Las Vegas, NV 89101

Hotel Type / Price Range

Budget-Friendly Hotel – $

Hotel Deals & Discounts

Hotel Features

Hotel Website

  • Year Built: 1941
  • Year Renovated: 2021
  • Casino: Yes
  • Pool: No
  • Spa: No
  • Day Club / Nightclub: No
  • Resort Fee: $23.95 + applicable taxes per night
  • Parking Fee: Free parking for hotel guests in attached garage
  • Top Restaurants: Siegel’s 1941

In A Nutshell

Step into a world of vintage charm at El Cortez. Despite its unassuming exterior, the hotel’s interior exudes old-school glamour reminiscent of a Scorsese movie set. From the gleaming 1948 Cadillac in the lobby to portraits of mobsters and entertainers adorning the walls, every corner tells a story of Las Vegas’ rich history.


Nestled just two blocks away from the bustling stretch of Fremont Street, El Cortez offers guests a retreat from the city’s hustle and bustle while keeping nightlife options within easy reach.

El Cortez is steps from Downtown Container Park, Neonopolis, and the SlotZilla Zip Line.


El Cortez is different in that they don’t just have one “style” of room throughout the resort. What are you more into — old charm or new design?

If you’re looking for an old-school experience, the Original 47 or Pavilion rooms are ideal. The Vintage Rooms on the second-floor transport guests back to Bugsy Siegel’s era, boasting retro-chic decor with modern amenities.

The Tower Premium rooms were made for those who love contemporary luxury. You can bask in luxurious space and maximum comfort in the recently renovated Tower Premium Suites or indulge in an exclusive boutique experience in the Cabana Suites.

PRO TIP: As with many other hotels on Fremont Street, it can be hard to sleep at night with all the noise outside. Bring earplugs!

Relaxation / Fitness

El Cortez features a fitness center in the Cabana Suites building, along with a beauty salon and Happy Feet reflexology massage spot in the main building.

Restaurants / Bars

Siegel’s 1941, the hotel’s flagship restaurant, serves up all-day breakfast items alongside lunch and dinner classics in a nostalgic atmosphere. They serve good steaks and prime rib!

The Parlour Bar offers classic cocktails in a sophisticated lounge setting, while Pizza Lotto and Ike’s provide casual dining options. When you’re ready for more drinks, check out the speakeasy barbershop!

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About The Author - Elle
About the author

My name is Elle and I'm a travel blogger based in California. I love helping people plan trips and create unique itineraries based on their interests and their budgets. I'm a huge fan of outdoor adventures and doing off-the-beaten-path things in Las Vegas (and around the world too)!