Androy Hotel: Superior’s Hidden Gem

Whether or not you appreciate the Androy, I believe it is all about expectations. If you are expecting a Marriott, this is not your place. 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 and mail chute, the big chunky keys for the original wood doors, the step back in time lobby, the original hotel telephone switchboard, and rooms with two queen sized beds for only $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. That’s the category I fall into. 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 and open 24 hours. 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!

10 Comments

JakeO

about 11 years ago

I read the whole thing and I am still trying to decide if this is a serious post.

rij

about 11 years ago

Was just thinking about Androy yesterday after seeing some postcards buried in another post.

Paul Lundgren

about 11 years ago

The Androy rules. Believe it!

bfinstad

about 11 years ago

Absolutely serious.  I live in Minneapolis now and am shocked at how many die hard Androy Hotel affectionados I meet in the Twin Cities.  When I used to live in Superior, I always wondered who actually stayed at the Androy.  Now in Minneapolis, most of the friends I know stay at the Androy when going to Duluth.  It has almost a cult like following.  I absolutely friggin love the place.

Adam

about 11 years ago

It is cheaper to stay at the Androy than it is to take a cab to and from Duluth.

J

about 11 years ago

Years (and years) ago, we referred to it as The Android.  Lots of fun parties there and also a place we used to hang out to research characters for acting classes/projects, especially when it still had a restaurant.

Love that place.

bfinstad

about 11 years ago

It still does have a restaurant!

The Friendly Old Knifey

about 11 years ago

But, unfortunately it's no longer open 24 hours.

Paul Lundgren

about 11 years ago

As long as Elizabeth still welcomes me, it's all good.

M Clinton

about 11 years ago

I found this pic of the lavish Androy dining room that is now Papa Don's.  I wonder if that wonderful ceiling is intact, concealed behind the current ceiling?




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