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The Algonquin Hotel
Detroit, Michigan
2 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 January 2012

Room was well presented. Price was quite reasonable. Front desk staff was amicable and efficient, we had no reservations , we got a very good rate .They even help us with our car, there was a terrible snow storm , our car had problems getting started the guys in the staff fixed, we also got hot chocolatte and cookies,Nice people in Sault Ste Marie we will be back.

  • Stayed January 2012, travelled with friends
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Sault Ste. Marie, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2012

I had the opertunity to staying at the Algonquin Hotel in Sault Ste Marie.. and will come back next time i am in the Sault.. the price was afordable..Vary clean rooms.The staff was friendly and helpfull..The owners are fantastic people!!.I allso had the pleasure of going to the Rock Star bar located in the hotel and enjoying a live band..
Wonderfull place to stay in the Sault..

  • Stayed September 2011, travelled solo
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Montreal, Canada
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2011

Despite the fact there was no TV in the room I thought the old style furnishings were good-there was a large bath tub in the bathroom just like in an old western movie. A shared bathroom is what you get at this Hotel....which is not all that hard to cope with. I had a nice large room which was OK for a few days. I recommend it for travellers looking for something just a little different. Mostly quiet but there was a loud metal band playing next door at one point which was a bit of a drag.... especially since they didn't play very well.

  • Stayed November 2010, travelled with friends
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Sparta, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 August 2011

If you like old buildings, this is the place to stay. The building is old and charming, has much character. The staff was fantastic. Very friendly and helpful. Our room had one queen bed and two couches, was a suite for a great price. The hotel only has air in some of its rooms, ours had air, and we loved the room.The location is great as well, within walking distance to many of the things to see in the Sault.The food in the pub was also very good, and the bartender was friendly. This was a great place to stay and the value was exceptional, We plan to return again when we come back on our next trip

  • Stayed August 2011, travelled with friends
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 August 2011

The algonquin seemed to me to be a work in progress.... The staff(frank,chris and DJ) were very helpful and friendly.Chris went out of his way to help me to interpret my map.It is an old,stately building that must have an interesting history.The owner would do well in putting up old pictures and a short historical explanation of this hotel as i am sure it would interest travellers... They have an excellent set-up for entertainement! A pub like atmosphere with live bands and an outside deck attached to it which is sure to please young travellers. The lobby is nice and appears to be recently renovated. I slept in room # 5 and #15 on 2 separate occasions during the same week. Room # 5 was comfortable,the only complaint being that it was very hot due to poor ventilation in the room. Room #15 was absolutly disgusting as it smelled of mold,mildew or some dead animal... i,m not quite sure! I suspect it was due either to the carpet or ''dry rot''. The owner would do well in removing the carpet and putting ceramic tiling in the bathroom to offset this.I do hope that she responds to this comment as it will show wether or not she is serious about completing the transformation of this building into a user friendly environnement for hostellers... A good paint job wouldn't hurt either as room colors are a dingy off-white yellowish color... yuk! Room 15 is also just above the live band stage which makes it noisy but hey,it's billed as a youth hostel, right? Bed linen appeared clean to me,but that smell would be enough to convince just about anybody otherwise... Carpeting in the stairs leading to the rooms could also be removed,in my opinion as i am sure that there are beautiful wood stairs under there that would bring out the character and stately charm of the building. I would also put in a common kitchen/room eventually so hostellers could cook their own meals and swap travel stories as the pub is not open every day of the week. Bottom line is that hostels usually provide comparitively cheap,simple,clean and confortable accomodation.The algonquin is not presently fulfilling this mission. I would not want my 20 yr old daughter spending in one of those rooms...

  • Stayed August 2011, travelled solo
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Banff, Canada
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 July 2011

I decided to check out this low cost no frills hotel while in Sault Ste Marie. The hotel exterior and lobby looked good but the room was a bit run down I checked in around 1pm and came back around 5pm and was told by the front desk clerk that a live rock band was playing that night and my room was right over the pub. He said there were no other rooms available.I thought it would be ok until I got into my room and the band started playing at 8pm. The music was super loud and the walls were shaking. How did they expect people on the 2nd floor to sleep? They should have told me this before I checked in. I demanded a refund and got one and left. Since it was Canada Day long weekend a lot of motel and hotel rooms were booked and I didn 't feel like paying $200 for a room for 1 night. So I left town. And will never return. The people there were not too friendly and the town itself very run down and depressing looking. The main source of action for a Saturday night there seems to center around the Tim Horton's restaurant and coffee shop. It is a typical rinky dink town and so is that Algonquin hotel. No apology was offered by the ditzy front desk clerk either. These people are in the wrong business. They are not too hospitable. And are just out for your money and as much money as they can get their hot little hands on. I was appalled by their service and apathy and do not recommend this place even if it was free! It looks like it is a rooming house for transient males of various ages. They said all the rooms were full but I never noticed guests going in and out of their rooms or in the hallway or lobby or anything. It was probably a sham. And the staff there have no shame;

  • Stayed July 2011, travelled solo
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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 June 2010

The hotel is of easy access and well in my budget for what I am looking for somewhere to sleep at night while taking care of bussiness during the day .Staff is very friendly I also get free internet ,There is also a bar and grill with a nice patio , excellent value for my dollar.

  • Stayed June 2010, travelled on business
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Property: The Algonquin Hotel
Address: 864 Queen St E, Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario P6A 2B4, Canada (Formerly Algonquin Hotel - HI Sault Ste Marie)
Region: Canada > Ontario > Northeastern Ontario > Sault Ste. Marie
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #6 of 7 Speciality Lodging in Sault Ste. Marie
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:2.5 star — The Algonquin Hotel 2.5*
Number of rooms: 33
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Designed by the Sault Ste. Marie Michigan architect J. B. Sweatt, the AlgonquinHotel was built in 1888 by W. T. Plummer, a prominent businessman and three-timeMayor of Sault Ste. Marie between 1892 and 1905. The Algonquin is a reminder ofthe hotels which clustered around the Sault's three docks to serve the arriving settlersand workers. The brick addition on the Queen Street side was originally a two-storeywooden verandah with steps up to the main level. ... more   less 
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