Algiers Hotel

Opened in 1953, the Algiers qualifies as a Las Vegas landmark. Offering guests bargain rates for a Strip location, the small, centrally located hotel has a large pool, and the 105 rooms are clean and well-maintained, even though the furnishings are dated. The service is friendly and homey without the hustle of newer establishments. The two-story layout is an oasis of simplicity among The Strip high-rises and allows visitors to park near their rooms. A barbecue restaurant is off the lobby, but don’t expect such spiffs as free coffee or complimentary hors d’oeuvres. The Algiers calls itself a hotel, but it’s really a no-frills motel that lets its neighbors do the entertaining.