El Cortez Hotel and Casino

Just The Facts, Please.

Hotel Size:
300 rooms.
Casino Size:
45,000 square feet.
Gift Shop.
Notable Attractions:
One of the last of the truly old Vegas casinos.


Gift shop and convenience store.

Pool and Spa

No Pool.

No Spa, but they do have a Beauty Salon and a Barber Shop on the second floor of the hotel.


Poker Room and Sports Book

Poker Room:
Three tables, which have the lowest rake and lowest limit games in all of Vegas.

Sports Book:
About 20 flat screen TVs and about 60 seats total.


Bars and Lounges

Lounge Bar
Live piano music nightly. 2 for 1 Martini Cocktails 5pm-7pm daily, featuring 12 specialty martini drinks.


Mavens Overview

The El Cortez has been continuously operated from the same location since 1941, which makes it 'Old Vegas'. Bugsy Siegel was one of the early owners. Jackie Gaughan the owner since 1963 sold his ownership in 2008, although he still lives in an onsite penthouse apartment, and frequents the poker room.

Internet Buzz

The rooms are large for downtown, clean, but look dated. The bathrooms are small. No hair dryer in the room.

Hotel Overview

Clean and comfortable, but not fancy. The Vintage rooms have stairway access only.


No shows, but the Fremont Experience is two blocks away

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Cafe Cortez
24 hour coffee shop with a limited menu Sunday -Thursday 10:30pm-7:00am. Featuring breakfast items, sandwiches, and even chinese items 4:00pm-10:00pm

The Flame Steakhouse
A reasonably priced Steakhouse, by Vegas standards, in a comfortable casual atmosphere.



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