El Cortez Hotel and Casino is in the hip East Fremont District, 2 blocks from the Fremont Street Experience. The 7-block Experience open air mall fills your senses with millions of LED lights and sound. The hotel is a great value, and it places you in a great location!
El Cortez offers two distinct personalities. The main building, opened by Bugsy Siegel in the 1940s, is vintage Vegas with a casino. The smoke-free Cabana Suites, just across the street, are a haven of retro, edgy style. Either way, you won't have parking or resort fees.
El Cortez Hotel and Casino is in downtown Las Vegas and hearkens back to the early days of Vegas. You can soak in the vintage atmosphere in the casino as you enjoy gaming. On the weekends, you can catch live entertainment in the lounge after dining on the prime rib.
The smoke-free Cabana Suites are said to be downtown's most modern. Guests note that they feel very secure there, with security attendants on duty and key-only access. The stylish suites have a retro look, and they include a plasma TV, iHome system, and WiFi (fees apply).
Fremont East District is a hip update on vintage Vegas. Within 4 blocks of El Cortez, there are one-of-a-kind bars and clubs, like The Griffin, with its huge fireplace, and Beauty Bar, where electro, hip-hop, and rock make the scene. Galleries and great dining abound.