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1950s - Algiers Hotel on Collins Avenue, Miami Beach
1950's Courtesy of Stan Meade

1950's - Algiers Hotel on Collins Avenue, Miami Beach

2600 block of Collins Avenue, Miami Beach, Florida

Thank you to Stan Meade for contributing this great old image and Jeff Levine for identifying the location and photographer as Ernie W. Skog.

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doreen milner 12-Oct-2014 01:26
We stayed at the Algiers while on our honeymoon in 1964. Will be celebrating 50 years.

For the gentleman asking about Jimmy Grippo, I am his neice.
David Revell 09-Apr-2014 23:20
I stayed at the Algiers along with about 25 other newspaper carriers the weekend after JFK was shot in November of 1963. I was 17 years old. We all were the winners of a week in Miami for selling newspaper contracts. We were all teenagers. A buddy and I threw coconuts down to the sidewalk from our room hopping to bust them open. The next time I was in Miami was in December of 1972 and I took a photo of the Hotel from across the water. It looked the same as I remembered it. Fond memories.
Quinn 02-Jan-2014 14:43
I just bought a collection of drink stirs from the 50's and 60's and found one from the Algiers with a little genie on top. So awesome to see posts about the hotel!!!
Don Boyd17-Oct-2013 02:15
Donna, I suppose you have not done searches for "Promenade Hotel Miami Beach" using the Google and Bing internet search engines? If you had done so, you would see that the hotel is no longer in business but the search results will show you results of sites with photos of the Promenade such as this one: The Google and Bing search engines are great for finding out information.

Perhaps one of this site's viewers will write in and provide more information about the Promenade Hotel, such as when it was demolished or changed names, etc.

donna 16-Oct-2013 15:07
How can I find out if it is?
donna 16-Oct-2013 15:06
My parents stayed at the Promanade hotel in 1957. Was wondering if THAT is still there?
Steve Papernick 11-Sep-2013 17:59
I went to stay at the Algiers in 1969 in July. It was my first trip to Miami Beach. The hotel was comfortable but showing some age. I also remember Dave the crazy waiter. My friend and I decided to eat in the coffee shop after two nights exposure to Dave in the dining room.
laurie rothman 03-Jun-2013 19:49
when we had some trouble in my small town in new york circa 1970 my mom wooshed me down to the algiers hotel,, we had quite the time,,, we ate alot of meals there but knowng that sambos was down the block also brought a huge smile,, my mom is gone now ,, but when i drive by there on my way home now,, i always smile to myself,, those were the days my friend

thanks for the memories
Ralph 02-May-2013 00:45
I stayed there in 1962. I was 12 and still remember the trip
Chris 21-Oct-2012 23:05
I've heard wonderful stories of this hotel. It was actually where my grandparents went for their honeymoon during 1957. I am hoping also to find out how I would be able to get in contact with the photographer or copyright holder to get his permission to reprint and frame the photo as a gift to my grandfather. Anyone have any thoughts? Thanks.
joey kop 27-Mar-2012 16:51
What a fabulous picture and walk down memory lane for me. I vacationed at the Algiers with my parents in the 1970s. I thought the trip to the Algiers was the ultimate hotel and I remember that I was impressed by the dining and entertainment but could not tell you the names of any of the entertainers. I also remember a bartender at the outside pool and think his name was Ray. Anyone out there who can help me out? Does anyone remember the Reiz family owners (I think) and their son, Lenny? That is who I hung out there with and coincidentally after probably 40 years, I actually ran into Lenny Reiz at his restaurant that he currently owns in Hallendale Beach. The world is smaller than you think.
Geno Munari 17-Feb-2012 20:19
Hi Pepe. I am writing a book on the Hypnotist Jimmy Grippo. Do you remember him? Who was the owner of the Algiers? Did they have gambling?
Charles 24-Jan-2012 00:28
It was great to see your post as I too have fond memories of the Algiers. We would drive down to Miami from New York City in the month of August- yes August. It was a big deal for my family and I remember that my dad paid $28.00 a day for all for of us (with meals). Don't forget this was the early 1960's.
As you mentioned, the entertainment was great with Gil Marr along with Lina and Gus DeCastro. Wow! Dave the crazy waiter- I'll never forget him. I beleive Charles Schlack was the hotel manager.
I beleive it was 1964 when a major hurricane hit Miami while we were at the Algiers.
It was a wonderful during those years with great people, great service and great music.
Thanks for the memories!
Charles DiDonato
Stuart Baron 02-Nov-2011 07:45
My family spend christmas/New years and Easter break at the Algiers from 1964-1974. Such fond childhood memories. I was 5 yrs old till 15 yrs old. I remember everything about that hotel and even the staff. From Gil Marr and Lina Decastro in the Aladan Room night club, Her daughter Yvonne was the kids entertainment counsler who I had a big crush on! The bird cage in the back of the huge lobby. The food twice a day on the american plan. Kippors and eggs for breakfast. Crazy Dave the waiter for dinner each night. The pool, the beach. The shops down stairs, the coffe shop that made the best "Black and White" learned that from the New Yorkers. Met so many nice people. I even kept in touch with a few for a couple of years after we stoped going. I have old home movies my father took each year! What great times! My name is Stuart Baron, Balimore Md.
Ray Pepe 30-Mar-2010 22:55
Wow, I worked there in the Rubayiat Room as a waiter when I was in school at Embry Riddle 59-62.