El Cortez Hotel Downtown Las Vegas is situated on Fremont Street East District, right in front of the famous red shoe and the neon dancing lady, which I believe were there on Fremont street since the beginning of the times.
It’s exciting to see the nostalgic look of the classic advertising display framed by lightbulbs. The hotel neon sign became itself an icon.
This historic hotel is one of the oldest hotel-casino in Las Vegas and has continuously run since 1941 – as stated in the El Cortez official website.
El Cortez Hotel and Casino has been listed in the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior 1941
The same style of retro advertising is present on this neon sign shining in the night on corner of Fremont and 6th Street
The hotel has been restored, but it maintains it’s authenticity. I really enjoyed seeing this retro decorative artwork on the side of the El Cortez Hotel Downtown Las Vegas. There are quite a few beautiful pieces of mural art decor in this area of Las Vegas, and this is part of the city attractions.
You can see, feel and even smell the authenticity of this place once you step inside the casino
… everything from gambling machines, tables, chairs and decorations look like they were in the past – probably this is how it always was.
I just heard on TV that the slot machines at El Cortez Casino pay 39% more than the ones on the Strip!
From here you can just walk and see all the downtown Las Vegas attractions, neon signs, restaurants and the famous Fremont Street Experience.
Want to experience this historic place and stay a few nights at El Cortez Downtown Las Vegas? Check the reviews and discounts for it on tripadvisor!