Reconquering Downtown Vegas: El Cortez on About.com

What the classic El Cortez sign looks like from the roof. shhhh.... pic ECG

What the classic El Cortez sign looks like from the roof. shhhh.... pic ECG

While many Downtown Las Vegas Casino Hotels have been slowly updating themselves, the El Cortez–one of the oldest, in continual operation since the ’40s–has done a particularly good job of reclaiming past glories while inserting bits of hip modernism. Here’s my most recent report, as a guest blogger on About.com, as well as some extra pics….

Yes, those are still Coin Slots ;)

Yes, those are still Coin Slots ;)

The Big Sleep Suite

The Big Sleep Suite

Yes, that is a glowing tumbleweed. Jealous?

Yes, that is a glowing tumbleweed. Jealous?

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The Flame Steakhouse (courtesy El Cortez)

The Flame Steakhouse (courtesy El Cortez)

 Best matzoh ball soup in Vegas... and maybe anywhere??

Best matzoh ball soup in Vegas... and maybe anywhere??

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