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Step back in time at the El Cortez, where you can experience the history, style and personal service standards of Old Vegas -- along with excellent dining, a bustling casino floor and an elegant bar.Opened in 1941, the El Cortez is the longest continuously running hotel/casino in Las Vegas. It has some notoriety being that Bugsy Siegel was among a group of men -- all with ties to the mob -- who owned the joint for a short time in the mid '40s. Today, the El Cortez is located in a revitalized area of downtown dubbed the Fremont East Entertainment District, where there is an active arts scene. Restored neon signs line the street in front of the property. Visitors are also just a short walk away from a handful of eclectic bars and the famous Fremont Street Experience attraction.In early 2013, the El Cortez became the only Las Vegas casino that's still standing to join the National Register of Historic Places. During recent years, the El Cortez has undergone a multimillion-dollar transformation. The property now offers a wide variety of rooms, most of which have been remodeled. Accommodations range from traditional and vintage rooms to Jacuzzi suites in either the main tower or the Pavilion. Guests looking for a more unique experience can choose one of  10 themed suites that resulted from the hotel's Design-A-Suite Downtown contest. And the El Cortez's Cabana Suites -- a South Beach-inspired boutique hotel -- has 64 chic rooms and a fitness center available just across the street.The resort's casino has long been popular with visitors and locals, thanks to the favorable odds and an array of promotions, like coupon books. There are more than 1,000 slot machines on the casino floor, including numerous coin-operated ones. The El Cortez has a keno lounge and a fine sports book that's affiliated with Station Casinos.To start your day off right, the Café Cortez provides tasty and affordable breakfast options. Actually, it's a fabulous choice at any time -- being open 24 hours -- and boasts a $7.95 prime rib deal, a full Chinese menu and several late-night specials. If you are in a rush, the El Cortez has a small food court just off the lobby housing Subway, Dreyer's Ice Cream Shop and Seattle's Best Coffee. Or the Gambling Gourmet, a game-side dining service, is at your beck and call for a bite anytime you desire.In winter 2014/2015, Siegel's 1941 will open at the resort. A true classic Vegas dining experience, it will feature favorites like prime rib and stone crab as well as some special chef-driven selections.In addition to convivial bars in the lobby and at the center of the casino, the El Cortez has recently unveiled The Parlour Bar & Lounge -- although its classic design suggests it could have been around for years. The décor features rich textures, smoky mirrors, leather club chair seating and a baby grand piano. The Parlour is the perfect place to grab a drink, and it, too, has created a vintage cocktail menu. Guests can sip on a mint julep, a drink that originated in the 1700s, if they desire, or try a modern concoction like the Parlour Refresher or Fireside Manhattan.The El Cortez has free and easy self-parking in two large, five-story garages. There's also a gift shop, a full-service beauty salon and a barber shop on the premises. All of these unique amenities and more await you when you stay at the El Cortez. Whether you're coming to visit one of downtown Las Vegas' many historic attractions or just to spend time with family and friends, let the city's most historic hotel address your every need. -- By Renée LiButti
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Customer service 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Accuracy of VEGAS.com's Description 
5 / 5
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5 / 5
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fromColorado Springs CO
Age:55 to 64
Gender:Female
Travel Purpose:Vacation/Pleasure
Travel Companions:Spouse
Purchase Frequency:Once a year
Star Rating Accuracy:Too Low
Gambler:Yes
Game:Other
Yes, I recommend this product.
Excellent Value, beautiful decor, all employees exceptional with service
PostedMay 15, 2014
we were surprised at how beautiful our room was, it was a suite for same price. there was beautiful wood pieces like dresser , bed, deak, room to stretch out everywhere. I loved the window in the bathroom, it was so nice . we could see over Fremont street, very short walk to Fremont Experience.
The casino uses a beautiful scent throughout the building, was not overpowering.
The parking garage was easy to use.
I was disappointed we had to leave. I will Stay at The El Cortez every time I go to Vegas..
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There's always something going on at the Stratosphere, which is conveniently situated between downtown Las Vegas and the Strip. The resort, which boasts the tallest freestanding tower in the United States, is also home to several great restaurants, two enjoyable shows, plenty of shops and four heart-stopping thrill rides.At 1,149 feet, the Stratosphere Tower dwarfs everything else in the city. Since it extends to such a great height, it's visible from nearly every vantage point in Las Vegas. So you can just imagine the extraordinary perspective you'll have when looking down upon the entire valley from the top. In less than 40 seconds, high-speed elevators will take you to the 109th floor, where there's an indoor and outdoor observation deck.It's hard to believe four thrill rides and the Air Bar -- as you may find you need a drink! -- are also located here. Screams of terror as well as delight can be heard coming from X-Scream (something of a giant teeter totter), Insanity (a chaotic spinning ride) and SkyJump (a cable-controlled freefall). The Big Shot, a fearsome ride that shoots straight up into the air and then drops back down to the launch pad, somehow temporarily eliminates the feeling of gravity.A safer and saner way to enjoy the tower is with a fine meal in the Top of the World restaurant. One of Las Vegas' premier gourmet rooms, it serves sophisticated cuisine impeccably paired with wine and complemented by a 360-degree view of the city -- because the floor makes a complete rotation every 80 minutes. If you just want to sip on a cocktail while taking in the extraordinary views, head up a floor to the Level 107 Lounge.Preparing eccellènte pasta and other Italian delights is the pride and joy of Fellini's Ristorante Italiano. Singing for your supper is all the rage at Roxy's Diner. The cool waitstaff in this nostalgic restaurant, known for its old-fashioned home cooking, often put on a show. Stop by McCall's Heartland Grill for a hearty mix of steak and seafood in a Midwestern-style restaurant. The Buffet -- with its array of cuisines, carving stations, a deli area and fresh-baked pastries -- is simply delicious at any time of the day. Or the Tower Pizzeria & Creamery is a great place to grab a quick slice and a scoop of ice cream.Frankie Moreno and his 10-piece band create a party atmosphere each evening in the resort's main showroom with their undeniable musical talent, swagger and shots of Crown Royal whiskey. They play a captivating collection of classic covers and original hits. Moreno has also produced a show called "Pin Up." The swingin' production stars Claire Sinclair, a Playboy Playmate, and was choreographed by Lacey Schwimmer of "Dancing with the Stars."Open seasonally, summers at the Stratosphere are best spent at the Level 8 Pool, located on the eighth floor. In addition to a hot tub, poolside café and bar, you'll always find a game of water volleyball in session.For a more serious workout, check out the resort's 24-hour fitness center. Or do something wonderful for both your body and spirit by getting treatment, massage or facial at the Roni Josef International Salon & Spa. It's guaranteed to melt all your stresses away!For those who dream of shopping around the world, there's the Tower Shops with 32 stores and an eclectic mix of retail carts. Explore the avenues of Paris, the hustle and bustle of Hong Kong and the ritzy neighborhoods of New York City at this unique retail complex that features replicated street scenes from those iconic shopping cities.About a mile from both the heart of the Strip and downtown, the Stratosphere offers visitors a convenient connection to all the action via The Deuce and the Strip and Downtown Express bus systems.No visit to Las Vegas would be complete without exploring the Stratosphere and its famous tower -- and staying here is even better. The resort is affordably priced and perfectly placed for a fantastic vacation!-- By Renée LiButti
 
Overall rating 
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Accuracy of VEGAS.com's Description 
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fromColorado Springs CO
Gender:Female
Travel Companions:Spouse
Purchase Frequency:Once every few years
Star Rating Accuracy:Perfect
Yes, I recommend this product.
Very nice place to stay
PostedJanuary 2, 2013
This is the 3rd time we have stayed at the Stratosphere. The rooms are a great value.. They are always clean and stocked with shampoo etc. Any time we asked foran extra blanket, or anything, it was delivered almost before we hung up the phone.
Would stay here again, wonderful stay.
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Step back in time at the El Cortez, where you can experience the history, style and personal service standards of Old Vegas -- along with excellent dining, a bustling casino floor and an elegant bar.Opened in 1941, the El Cortez is the longest continuously running hotel/casino in Las Vegas. It has some notoriety being that Bugsy Siegel was among a group of men -- all with ties to the mob -- who owned the joint for a short time in the mid '40s. Today, the El Cortez is located in a revitalized area of downtown dubbed the Fremont East Entertainment District, where there is an active arts scene. Restored neon signs line the street in front of the property. Visitors are also just a short walk away from a handful of eclectic bars and the famous Fremont Street Experience attraction.In early 2013, the El Cortez became the only Las Vegas casino that's still standing to join the National Register of Historic Places. During recent years, the El Cortez has undergone a multimillion-dollar transformation. The property now offers a wide variety of rooms, most of which have been remodeled. Accommodations range from traditional and vintage rooms to Jacuzzi suites in either the main tower or the Pavilion. Guests looking for a more unique experience can choose one of  10 themed suites that resulted from the hotel's Design-A-Suite Downtown contest. And the El Cortez's Cabana Suites -- a South Beach-inspired boutique hotel -- has 64 chic rooms and a fitness center available just across the street.The resort's casino has long been popular with visitors and locals, thanks to the favorable odds and an array of promotions, like coupon books. There are more than 1,000 slot machines on the casino floor, including numerous coin-operated ones. The El Cortez has a keno lounge and a fine sports book that's affiliated with Station Casinos.To start your day off right, the Café Cortez provides tasty and affordable breakfast options. Actually, it's a fabulous choice at any time -- being open 24 hours -- and boasts a $7.95 prime rib deal, a full Chinese menu and several late-night specials. If you are in a rush, the El Cortez has a small food court just off the lobby housing Subway, Dreyer's Ice Cream Shop and Seattle's Best Coffee. Or the Gambling Gourmet, a game-side dining service, is at your beck and call for a bite anytime you desire.In winter 2014/2015, Siegel's 1941 will open at the resort. A true classic Vegas dining experience, it will feature favorites like prime rib and stone crab as well as some special chef-driven selections.In addition to convivial bars in the lobby and at the center of the casino, the El Cortez has recently unveiled The Parlour Bar & Lounge -- although its classic design suggests it could have been around for years. The décor features rich textures, smoky mirrors, leather club chair seating and a baby grand piano. The Parlour is the perfect place to grab a drink, and it, too, has created a vintage cocktail menu. Guests can sip on a mint julep, a drink that originated in the 1700s, if they desire, or try a modern concoction like the Parlour Refresher or Fireside Manhattan.The El Cortez has free and easy self-parking in two large, five-story garages. There's also a gift shop, a full-service beauty salon and a barber shop on the premises. All of these unique amenities and more await you when you stay at the El Cortez. Whether you're coming to visit one of downtown Las Vegas' many historic attractions or just to spend time with family and friends, let the city's most historic hotel address your every need. -- By Renée LiButti
 

Do you have transportation to the strips ?

We drove our car to Vegas, however they have an airport shuttle also
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