Discussion in 'Downtown Hotels' started by GOLFCADDY1, Dec 21, 2019.
Aren't those the original hotel rooms when the El Co was built in '41?
You’re thinking of the vintage rooms on the second and third floors directly above the casino floor.
I agree with you that El Cortez is good for the solo traveler when you only need a bed and shower and a nice restaurant to relax and eat.
Boyd Gaming will give you four nights for the price of one at EC in any of their vintage resorts.
Back in the day, The El Cortez was where you went to go ''slumming'' Downtown for cheap drinks (beer served in cans) and cheap gambling (low table limits & loose slots). I know that there is a strong following of loyalists, I feel the same way about the Orleans, and I still go there every time I'm Downtown, but, that is still the way I feel about that casino. JMHO
I've stayed in these a couple of times, by choice over tower or cabana rooms. There was a time when these were the only smoking rooms at El Cortez and I value that over quality. The most annoying part is the housekeepers talking outside your door. They talk loud because they are outside. But you are inside with these loud voices waking you up.
I got put there a couple of March Madness trips ago before any tower rooms were updated. At that time, the Pavilion room we received was more modern than the tower. Our non smoking room was just fine but I don't think you would want to be facing to the fremont east entertainment area because of noise. If you're a little older, you are used to your motel door opening to the outdoors.
The last time I stayed in a pavilion room (a decade or more ago) I dropped a pint beer glass in the sink and it cracked the sink....luckily I never heard anything about it from El Co.
Now I'm worried about my booked pavilion room....didnt expect motel like accommodations. And the $20 sandwich section for ElCo isnt promising for an upgrade to Tower...
If I were you, I'd call to see if you could modify your booking to a different category. If they won't allow that, I'm fairly certain you could upgrade on arrival.
Give it a try and tell us what you think, they aren't that bad .Now that you know what to expect you wont be surprised or disappointed. And under no circumstances try the $20 trick, its a small hotel and I dont think it would work, the tower rooms are not $20 more to begin with.
$27 a night for pavillion rooms vs $35 a night for tower queen. So over 3 nights itd be somewhat worth it, but I'll probably just try the pavillion.
I paid $25 for 1 weekday night at MSS, sapphire rate. Have you checked the Boyd DT rates?
We asked for a room last March overlooking the Fremont Street intersection on the Arts Building side. It was noisy as hell. The room vibrated from what was beneath us and the music across the intersection on the roof top bar was loud. We laughed and slept just fine. We know better now and won't request that room again. ( I would choose the Vintage rooms any time.) If you got a good rate, don't worry about it and have fun.
Let us know what your experience was.
Its $24 dollars total over 3 nights.
Spending an extra $24 isn't worth easing your lodging concerns?
I think we were all on the same page until those last three words
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