About a block away from the Fremont Street Experience in the heart of Downtown Las Vegas, sets one of the oldest most historic hotels – the iconic El Cortez. Listed on the Natural Register of Historic Places in 2013, this full-service, budget-friendly 364-room hotel with its Spanish Ranch theme and vintage Vegas vibe has undergone several remodels since opening in 1941.
The El Cortez is now an adults-only property.
For the ultimate El Cortez experience, guests can the book Jackie Gaughan Suite – known as the "crown jewel of the El Cortez." This suite used to be the residence of the hotel's former owner, Jackie Gaughan, and his wife. This one-of-a-kind suite offers a stunning view of Las Vegas, two master bedrooms, a living room, and a dining room.
The suite is decked out in décor chosen by Jackie's wife.
Fun Fact: Available inside the gift shop for only $19.00, guests can own a piece of Las Vegas history, a 16" x16"square of the historic carpet from El Cortez. Apparently, when the hotel updated its floral carpet, guests who frequented it were sad to see it go.
El Cortez Las Vegas Amenities
El Cortez Hotel Amenities – free Wi-Fi, parking, complimentary airport shuttle, dining, bars, corporate business services, gym, laundry, housekeeping, full-service beauty salon for hair and make-up,barbershop, spa, and 24/7 front desk.
Hotel Room Amenities – Each room/suite has its own unique amenities. Basic amenities include complimentary toiletries, refrigerators, coffee/tea makers, flat-screen TVs with cable channels, airport shuttle service, Wi-Fi, hairdryers, and free local calls.
Hotel Room Types – offering Tower Premium Rooms, Tower Premium Suites, Pavilion Rooms, Vintage Rooms, Cabana Suites,
Casino – offers 25 tables games,700 slot machines, and a high-limit room.
Race & Sportsbook – run by Stations Casino and situated in the main pavilion with a small smoking section, personal TVs, and plenty of betting opportunities.
Fitness Center – a small fitness center featuring cycling machines, El Cortez's fitness center is small, but it features ellipticals, treadmills, and cycling machines.
Las Vegas Golf – schedule golf tee times with Exploring Las Vegas
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Vegas Pools – there is no pool at the El Cortez, but there are pools at the Downtown Grand and Golden Nugget. Make sure you check out Stadium Swim the coolest pool and sports viewing pool party in sin city at the Circa Hotel open 7 days a week and 365 days a year!
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Las Vegas Nightclubs – there is no nightclub, but nightlife is provided within the hotel and the surrounding areas. Some fun party spots 🎉 within walking distance include Discopussy, Commonwealth, and Troy Liquor Bar. For a cool rooftop bar check out the Legacy Club at the Circa. The venue has some breathe-taking view and a upscale speak easy ambience.
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Restaurants & Bars
Eureka! – a classic American menu with a twist
The Parlour Bar & Lounge – serving handcrafted cocktails, appetizers, Happy Hour daily from 5PM – 7 PM, and live entertainment.
Lobby Bar – a good place for inexpensive drinks.
Ike's Bar – a lounge and elevated sports bar with daily happy hour.
Siegel's 1941 – named after the infamous Bugsy Siegel, this old-school restaurant features steaks and other classic American dishes alongside a full-service bar.
Subway – made-to-order subs, plus salads and wraps.
Sushi Ichiban – Japanese cuisine plus all-you-can-eat sushi.
Shopping –an on-site gift shop for inexpensive souvenirs.
Shows & Attractions – there's live entertainment at the Parlour Bar and in the Downtown area; there's always something happening on Fremont Street show wise.
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Spa – NV spa offers reflexology and full-body massages daily from 10 AM – 12 AM.
Weddings – if you want to be part of Las Vegas history, host your wedding ceremony and reception at this historic hotel.