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Play Downtown, Stay Downtown.

The El Cortez Hotel and Casino is the longest continuously-running casino in Las Vegas. Located off the strip in the historic Downtown area, the El Cortez is the authentic Vegas experience that you have been craving.

The El Cortez first opened its doors downtown in 1941, and was so successful that it attracted the attention of Bugsy Siegel and Meyer Lansky, who bought the property. In 1963 it went from one ‘family’ to another, when Vegas icon Jackie Gaughan bought the El Cortez.

There are two ways to experience Vegas. The classic Vegas of the Rat Pack and Fremont Street, and there’s the new Vegas of the Strip. When you stay at the El Cortez, you get the best of both worlds. The amenities and first-class treatment of the Vegas from the brochures, but you also get the authenticity of a true Downtown experience.

Downtown Las Vegas is the Vegas experience you’ve been waiting for. In the 2014 Best of Las Vegas, the El Cortez was voted Best Locals Hotel. And who would know better than the locals? Excitement, adventure, and entertainment all come together at the El Cortez Hotel & Casino. We offer an array of suites and rooms that fit your style… and ours.

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  • Airport drop-off shuttle service 7AM – 2PM Sunday – Friday
  • Upon check-in, all guests receive a complimentary glass of wine or 12 oz. domestic draft with purchase of an entrée in the restaurant.


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