El Cortez

El Cortez

The oldest continuously run hotel casino in Vegas, El Cortez in Downtown’s Fremont East district is still priced like it’s 1975, despite the fact that in recent years it has undergone a multimillion-dollar transformation. A design competition yielded fun new rooms; among them, 1950s glam and vintage Vegas, and a mob-inspired renovation with “The Big Sleep” suite. The hotel’s Cabana Suites across the street are 64 bright, South Beach-inspired suites with their own fitness center. And they’re still adding: Soon, Siegel’s 1941, a classic Vegas surf-and-turf restaurant will open (the name capitalizes on the fact that Bugsy Siegel once owned the hotel). We’ve seen rooms as low as a shocking $16, though keep in mind the lowest prices are reserved for the truly “vintage” rooms.

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