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Reviewed 3 August 2010

Okay, for the folks who are naysayers about the Androy, I believe it is all about expectations. If you are expecting the Best Western, this is not your place. Look close - it's not dirty, it's just old. That's precisely what I love about it. You have to appreciate how vintage the Androy is. You have to want to totally geek out about the original 1920's bathrooms with octagon tile, the old letter box, the big chunky keys for the doors, the step back in time lobby, the original hotel telephone switchboard, and the rooms for under $50. The Androy has almost a cult following. People either love it or hate it. But if you love it, you will come back again and again. Can't beat the location - can walk to any number of live music or night life venues. Papa Don's restaurant downstairs is one of the best greasy spoon breakfasts in town. Walk across the street and get a Vintage Italian Pizza to take back to your room. Just minutes from all of the attractions in Duluth without having to pay out the nose for Duluth Hotel prices (and couldn't find this kind of character at those places anyhow). So many reasons to love the Androy!

  • Stayed: July 2010, travelled with friends
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12  Thank bfinstad
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Reviewed 14 June 2010

I had a lovely one night stay at the Androy. The place is old...yes. Very old. The age of the furnishings are forshadowed by the vintage phone line switchboard, and letter box in the lobby, which I thought was pretty cool.
There are a bunch of snack machines in the lobby, and a cafe that I didn't check out.
The room was very basic, and far from spacious. I can see where people would assume it is dirty, but on closer inspection, it was really just worn out (chipping enamel and tiles in the corners of the bathroom).
The bed was relatively comfy, and my only possible complaint was that there was no shampoos and no indication of where the ice machine was (turns out, you need to go to the front desk and they will give you a bag of ice). I found the stay to be WELL worth the wopping $39+ tax I paid as a walk in. They also offered free parking, and were in easy walking distance to a dozen or so pubs, and The thirsty Pagan brewery, which led to some evening fun.
The staff at both check in, and check out were extremely cordial, and couldn't have been more helpful.

  • Stayed: June 2010, travelled as a couple
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8  Thank LXE
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Reviewed 30 May 2010

I can't really think of a single good reason why anyone would stay here. It's frighteningly old and outdated. We checked in, too one look at the room, and left.

  • Stayed: May 2010, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank coasterdude318
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Reviewed 4 October 2009

I stayed at this hotel with a friend to get away. What a getaway, it's like a time machine. The lobby and exterior are very old school and they still use ACTUAL keys, which was great because they always work. The hotel had an attatched bar that was just sort of a dive bar, dark with booths and guys that had been there for hours and hours. The room itself was old feeling, with the fan and window a/c unit going it just felt removed from the whole world. This hotel used to be a staple of class and wealth, now it is just sort of a reminder of that era, something out of a J.D. Salinger novel for sure. I will be back.

  • Stayed: June 2009, travelled as a couple
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7  Thank samicheater
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