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About El Cortez San Diego

The El Cortez is one of San Diego’s most iconic landmarks.

Originally built in 1927 (it is downtown’s oldest building), the El Cortez is comprised of 15 floors and 85 condo residences.

Situated on the site of Ulysses S. Grant, Jr.’s former home, the building originally consisted of a hotel and apartments and was world famous for a number of reasons, including:

  • The tallest building in San Diego for over 35 years.
  • HUGE, 12 foot lettered neon red sign (which still remains).
  • The world’s first outside glass elevator (no longer remains).
  • The world’s first moving sidewalk (no longer remains).

The El Cortez is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and the building has maintained the Spanish Revival architectural design elements that it is so well known for.

Perched high atop Cortez Hill and still enjoying great views, El Cortez offers homebuyers an opportunity to not only be a part of history but to also live affordably in Downtown San Diego.

El Cortez San Diego Location

El Cortez is situated between Ash Street and Beech Street and between Seventh Avenue and Eighth Avenue.

El Cortez San Diego Address

702 Ash Street.
San Diego, CA 92101.

El Cortez San Diego Features

  • Converted to condos in 2004.
  • 15 floors.
  • 85 residences.
  • 10,000 sq. ft. terrace.

El Cortez San Diego Floor Plans

  • 625 sq. ft. to 3,629 sq. ft. of living space.
  • 1 bdr, 2 bdr, 3 bdr.

El Cortez San Diego Amenities

  • Pool.
  • Jacuzzi.
  • Fitness center.
  • Doorman.
  • BBQ area.
  • Sole Luna Cafe Italian restaurant is located on the ground floor.
  • Secured underground parking.

El Cortez San Diego Prices

  • El Cortez condos for sale typically range in price from $300,000 to $1.5 million dollars.

El Cortez San Diego HOA

  • The monthly HOA fee varies by residence, ranging between the $600’s and $800’s.

El Cortez San Diego Pet Policy

  • 2 pets allowed.

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Trust The Experience & Results Of Frank Grannis

I am a native San Diegan Realtor® with extensive Downtown San Diego market and community expertise.

I was recently honored by Real Trends and America’s Best Real Estate Agents for ranking in the top 1.5% of all real estate agents in the United States.

In addition, I have been recognized, yet again, by the San Diego Association of Realtors and the San Diego Union Tribune with the annual prestigious “Circle of Excellence” Gold Award.

Based on my consistent record of success, you can be confident that I will not only help you find the exact home that you are looking for, but you can also trust that I will do everything possible to ensure that your offer is the one that is accepted.

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