El Cortez Hotel Downtown Las Vegas

El Cortez Hotel Downtown Las Vegas is situated on Fremont Street East District. It is right in front of the famous red shoe and the neon dancing lady. – I believe that this sign was there since the beginning of Las Vegas times. :)

It’s exciting to see the nostalgic look of the classic advertising display framed by light bulbs. The hotel neon sign became itself an icon. Isn’t it?El Cortez hotel downtown Las Vegas

El Cortez Hotel Downtown Las Vegas is the heart of Fremont Street East

This historic hotel is one of the oldest hotel-casinos in Las Vegas, and has continuously run since 1941 – as stated in the El Cortez official website.El Cortez Hotel and Casino historic sign

“El Cortez Hotel and Casino has been listed in the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior 1941″ says the sign.

This is what it looks like viewed from afar:

El Cortez building and signThe same retro advertising style is present on this neon sign, shining in the night on the corner of Fremont and 6th Street.

El Cortez Neon street sign

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. This is just part of the city attractions.

El Cortez vintage mural Downtown Las Vegas

Inside, you can see, feel and even smell the authenticity of this place once you step inside the casino.

Inside the El Cortez Casino

… Everything from gambling machines, tables, chairs and decorations look like the way they always have been in the past.

Attention Gamblers! – I just heard on TV that the slot machines at El Cortez Casino pay 39% more than the ones on the Strip!El Cortez Casino insideFrom here, you can just walk and see all of downtown Las Vegas. There you can admire vintage neon signs, the Art District, restaurants and also the famous Fremont Street Experience.

Downtown Walking Guided Tour

The Pop Culture Walking Tour with Cocktails Downtown
Want to experience more of  this historic place? The good news is that it is part of a great introductory tour to historic Las Vegas. The “The Pop Culture Walking Tour with Cocktails Downtown” will guide you to the Las Vegas’s art district. You will see the vintage iconic signs and pop art murals. The intriguing Container Park with the animated giant Praying Mantis is also part of the tour. Everything is cool to the top! But maybe the coolest part is that you will be treated with a cocktail at the El Cortez bar. Book it now and please let us know about your impressions!

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