El Cortez Hotel & Casino

Row 1

600 Fremont St (at N 6th St)
Las Vegas, NV 89101
(702) 385-5200
Casino, Hotel
Mon–Sun: 24 Hours

Foursquare Tips

  • This casino opened in 1941 and was owned by Benjamin "Bugsy" Siegel who sold it to fund the construction of the Flamingo Hotel.
  • Check out the exterior faade. Its the same one that graced the El Cortez since it opened in 1941.
  • Check out the gift shop for awesome vintage El Cortez t-shirts!
  • .25 cent roulette and haunted hotel rooms.
  • Best Elvis impersonator I've seen so far. Fridays and Saturdays 6-10
  • If you're under the age of 65 don't come to the El Cortez
  • It can be sad. Really sad.
  • Before building the Flamingo on the strip, this downtown hotel was run by notorious Mobster Bugsy Siegel.
  • El Cortez is a gem from Las Vegas' earlier days. Some of the rooms remain just as they were when Bugsy Siegel owned the it in the 1940s.
  • 25 cent roulette!! Beat gambling deal in Vegas!!
  • Did you know El Cortez is seeking historical designation for its architectural design and its Mob ties to Bugsy Siegel and Moe Sedway? While downtown, visit the Museum to learn more about these men.
  • there Jackie burgers are also very good
  • Don't expect much if you stay here. It's nice, but looks like someone who put too much makeup on an old, old woman.
  • I always tell My cool friends to stay here. Actually as long as they aren't at my house i don't give a ....
  • Get a players card so you can use their garage at will. Show the guard your card upon entry and you don't need any validation or cage check in. You will be in. A great spot for downtown parking.
  • Not bad digs for < $30. The Tower rooms have been remodeled, with comfortable beds and fine furnishings; clean sheets and bathroom. There's noise from the Fremont Experience, so bring earplugs.
  • You've just checked-in to a real piece of Las Vegas history. This hotel was run by Mobster Bugsy Siegel. Dig around downtown and see where else you can find information on this infamous Mobster.
  • Vintage rooms have no elevator access, and smells really strongly of cigarettes, even in n/s rooms. But rooms were clean and its a great bargain! Very nostalgic. Ive been there twice, and ill be back!
  • Smells like Cal-Neva in here.
  • The only thing looser than the slots in here are the senior citizens.