BEST WESTERN® SOVEREIGN HOTEL

BEST WESTERN SOVEREIGN HOTEL

1228 Western Ave., Albany, NY 12203 United States (USA)
View Map 1-800-230-4134
2.5 Star Airport hotel
42.67807-73.82819
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3.5/ 5

Based on 361 guest reviews

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  • Includes an indoor pool
  • Comp. Breakfast
  • Airport shuttle provided
  • The Avg. Group Saves 14.0%!
  • Fitness + Health Center
  • 195 rooms in property
  • Group friendly rating of 10.0/10
  • 9 conference rooms in property

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Verified Reviews of Best Western Sovereign Hotel

Below are the verified reviews from guests that we have booked recently:
"Great value for money"
Overall Score4.0/ 5
Breakfast was outstanding for our scout troop. Pool was fine, but the area around needed some work. Great location!
(Group coordinator, booked 8 rooms), from US flag
17-Apr-2014 Verified Review
"Comfortable and convenient."
Overall Score5.0/ 5
A spacious, clean room. The property was quiet with good parking. Many hot breakfast choices lasting until 10:00am. A full desk, in the room and dependable wifi; hot water. Also complimentary cookies and bottled water (which is not really necessary in Albany, NY). I will definitely stay here again.
(Individual traveler, booked 1 room), from US flag
20-Mar-2014 Verified Review
"Left out in the cold"
Overall Score2.0/ 5
I arrived in Albany via train. I called for a shuttle as the train arrived at the station and was told to wait out in front of the station. I called again after 45 minutes and again after an hour and a half. Each time I was assured that the shuttle left the hotel and will pick me up in minutes. The third call, at one hour and forty five minutes, revealed that the driver was sent to the bus station. I was finally in the shuttle after two hours and ten minutes. The driver seemed mad at me an all he said was "they told him to go to the bus station". The person at the counter offered one (sheepish) I'm sorry. The room was OK but has a slight dusty smell. The breakfast was good and the wait staff friendly. Overall - I won't be staying there again.
(Individual traveler, booked 1 room), from US flag
28-Oct-2013 Verified Review

Customer Reviews of Best Western Sovereign Hotel

3.5 out of 5.Based on 361 guest reviews, Average

Property Description

The Best Western Sovereign Hotel offers several amenities such as free WiFi in guest rooms and public spaces, complimentary full hot American breakfast buffet that includes make you own Belgian waffles, free parking for cars, buses and trucks and USA Today newpapers in the lobby at no charge.The Best Western Sovereign Hotel is located two miles from Exit 24 off the NY State Thruway I-87/I-90. Six miles south from the Albany International Airport, three miles west from downtown Albany, Times Union Center and the Empire State Plaza. One mile from the Albany Nano-Tech, Sematech and NY State Office Campus. Directly across the street from the University At Albany (UAlbany). The hotel features six function rooms and two boardrooms with professional event planners and staff, accommodates 10 to 300 guests.We look forward to serving you!

Details / Other Expenses

Check In:3:00 PM
Check Out:11:00AM
Year of Last Renovation:2012
Floors:5
Rooms:195
Corridors:All Rooms Have Interior Hallways
Non Smoking Rooms:150
Handicap Rooms:8
Suites:6
Room Windows:Windows Do Open
Cleaning Frequency:Daily
Meeting Rooms:9 View Spaces
Meeting Space:8000 sq. feet
Banquet Space:Holds 450 people
Dist. to Food/Bars:1.0 Mi
Dist. to 24hr Restaurant:5.0 Mi
Dist. to Nearest Gym:2.0 Mi
Lounge/Bar Hours:4P-11P
Pool Info:
Our indoor pool is a luxurious 22'x12' with a maximum depth of 4'6". It is located in our atrium with a retractable roof. Come relax on a lounge chair or read a book. Minors must be accompanied by an adult 18 years or older, no swimming alone is allowed.
Policies / Expenses
Cancellation:
Groups have to cancel three weeks in advance of the actual arrival.
Nightly Parking:0
Typical Group Deposit:0
Total Taxes:14.00%
Total Misc Fees:$0.00 USD
(mandatory resort fees/taxes)
State Tax: 8.00%
Occupancy Tax: 6.00%
Food and Beverage Tax: 8.00%
Audio Visual Tax: 8.00%
Resort/Hotel Fee: 0.00 Per Night
Parking Fee: 0.00 Per Night
Cleaning Fee: 0.00 Per Night
Porterage Fee: 4.50 Per Item (bus tours only)
Gym Fee: 0.00 Per Day
Rooms Wireless Internet Fee: 0.00 Per Day
Rooms Wired Internet Fee: 0.00 Per Day
Meeting Wireless Internet Fee: 0.00 Per Day
Food and Beverage Service Charge:19.00% (banquet services only)
Banquet Bartender Fees:75.00 Per Function (if $275 sales not met)
Avg. Plated Lunch Cost:18.95 Per Person (plus tax and gratuity)
Avg. Buffet Lunch Cost:18.95 Per Person (plus tax and gratuity)
Avg. Boxed Lunch Cost:12.95 Per Person (plus tax and gratuity)
Avg. Plated Dinner Cost:21.95 Per Person (plus tax and gratuity)
Avg. Buffet Dinner Cost:23.00 Per Person (plus tax and gratuity)
Morning Break Cost: 4.95 Per Person (plus tax and gratuity)
Afternoon Break Cost: 4.95 Per Person (plus tax and gratuity)
Banquet Gallon of Coffee:30.00 Per Person (plus tax and gratuity)
Banquet Soda: 1.75 Per Person (per can/+ tax & grat)
Banquet Bottled Water: 1.75 Per Person (per btl/+ tax & grat)
Banquet Hosted Bar:12.00 Per Person/Per Hour (first hr/$3.75 add hrs)

Amenities / Features


Pet Friendly? Yes! Pets are allowed.
Pet Friendly Availability basis onlyAdditional Fee applies per night


  • Air conditioning
  • Airport Shuttle
  • Alarm clock
  • ATM
  • Baggage storage facilities
  • Central location
  • Complimentary breakfast
  • Complimentary newspaper
  • Conference facilities
  • Credit card accepted: Mastercard/Visa
  • Credit card accepted: American Express
  • Credit card accepted: Discover
  • Credit card accepted: Diners Club
  • Dinner available
  • Electronic key card
  • Elevator
  • Express Check-Out
  • Facilities for the disabled
  • Fax available
  • Fitness and health center
  • Free local calls
  • Hairdryer available
  • Handicap accessible
  • Central heating
  • Ice Maker
  • Internet - wireless
  • Ironing facilities
  • Laundry facilities
  • Licensed bar
  • Movies in room
  • Microwave in room
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • 24 hours opened
  • Office or business center
  • Pets allowed
  • Private bathroom in room
  • Quiet location
  • Radio in room
  • Refrigerator
  • Restaurant
  • Sauna
  • Self controlled heating/cooling system
  • Shower
  • Swimming pool - indoor
  • Tea and coffee making facilities
  • Telephone in all rooms
  • Television
  • TV - Free Cable
  • TV - Free HBO
  • Travellers cheques accepted
  • TV room
  • Voicemail

Airport & Shuttle Information

Nearest Airport is the Albany International Airport which is less than 7 miles away. It takes approximately 10 minutes one way. Our shuttle will provide transportation to and from the airport, Amtrak, and Bus station from 7AM to 11PM everyday.

Local Shuttle Info: Takes travelers to train station, bus station and airport .

Airport Shuttle? Yes! There is an airport shuttle.

Seasonality of Hotel Rates at Best Western Sovereign Hotel

Rate fluctuations of Best Western Sovereign Hotel

This chart illustrates seasonality ofsleeping room prices for both group/meeting rates and the best online individual traveler rates our system could find at the time the group offer was placed.The most competitive group rate shown is 36.0% in September 2014 and the highest average individual rate is $126 in the month of September 2014. This chart will show past seasonality and also project future months. If you are flexible with dates, you may want to consider staying at Best Western Sovereign Hotel in a month when rates are lower.

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Meeting Rooms and Banquet Rooms at Best Western Sovereign Hotel

Below are the meeting, banquet, conference and event spaces at Best Western Sovereign Hotel.

Feel free to use the Best Western Sovereign Hotel meeting space capacities chart below to help in your event planning. Hotel Planner specializes in Albany event planning for sleeping rooms and meeting space for corporate events, weddings, parties, conventions, negotiated rates and trade shows.

Meeting Room Name L x W x H
(Feet)
Size
(sqft.)
Banquet
5'/6'
Banquet Space Layout
Crescent
Crescent Tables Layout
Classroom
Classroom Meeting Layout
Hollow
Square
Hollow Square Table Layout
U-Shape
U Shape Meeting Layout
Boardroom
Boardroom Meeting Space
Convention
8'/10'
Convention Booth Layout
Theater
Theater Layout
Reception
Reception Desk for Meeting
Regist.
Desk
Registration Desk for Meeting
Squire/Town/Loft/Guilder/Executive150 x 34 x 125100350/350--240122146--32/26--350--
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Squire/Town/Loft/Guilder/Executive

Room Type:
General Meeting Room
Total Size:
5100 Sq. Feet
Dimensions:
150 x 34 x 12 Ft.
Floor Level:
2
Power Outlets:
25+
Columns:
8
Windows:
6
Natural Light?:
No
Obstructions?
No
Built In Screens?
No
Built In Stage?
No
Built In A/V?
Yes
Amenities Available
  • Coffee/Tea Setup
  • Food/Beverage
  • Projection Equip.
  • TV/VCR/DVD
  • WIFI Internet
  • Podium
  • LAN Internet
  • Microphone
  • Teleconferencing
  • White Board
  • Video Conference
  • Flip Chart
  • Air Conditioning
  • Computer Rentals
  • Sound System
Half Day Rental:
$2200.00 USD
Full Day Rental:
$2200.00 USD
Evening Rental:
$2200.00 USD
24 Hr. Hold Rental:
$2200.00 USD
We offer discounts on meeting room rental fees and food and beverage items, based on the customer's needs.
Squire Room48 x 61 x 102928244/244--1227084--18/15200200293
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Squire Room

Room Type:
Ballroom
Total Size:
2928 Sq. Feet
Dimensions:
48 x 61 x 10 Ft.
Floor Level:
2
Power Outlets:
12
Columns:
3
Windows:
3
Natural Light?:
No
Obstructions?
No
Built In Screens?
No
Built In Stage?
No
Built In A/V?
Yes
Amenities Available
  • Coffee/Tea Setup
  • Food/Beverage
  • Projection Equip.
  • TV/VCR/DVD
  • WIFI Internet
  • Podium
  • LAN Internet
  • Microphone
  • Teleconferencing
  • White Board
  • Video Conference
  • Flip Chart
  • Air Conditioning
  • Computer Rentals
  • Sound System
Half Day Rental:
$750.00 USD
Full Day Rental:
$750.00 USD
Evening Rental:
$750.00 USD
24 Hr. Hold Rental:
$975.00 USD
We offer discounts on meeting room rental fees and food and beverage items, based on the customer's needs.
Town Room28 x 26 x 1272840/50--301721175/48173--
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Town Room

Room Type:
General Meeting Room
Total Size:
728 Sq. Feet
Dimensions:
28 x 26 x 12 Ft.
Floor Level:
2
Power Outlets:
8
Columns:
0
Windows:
1
Natural Light?:
No
Obstructions?
No
Built In Screens?
No
Built In Stage?
No
Built In A/V?
Yes
Amenities Available
  • Coffee/Tea Setup
  • Food/Beverage
  • Projection Equip.
  • TV/VCR/DVD
  • WIFI Internet
  • Podium
  • LAN Internet
  • Microphone
  • Teleconferencing
  • White Board
  • Video Conference
  • Flip Chart
  • Air Conditioning
  • Computer Rentals
  • Sound System
Half Day Rental:
$375.00 USD
Full Day Rental:
$375.00 USD
Evening Rental:
$375.00 USD
24 Hr. Hold Rental:
$375.00 USD
We offer discounts on meeting room rental fees and food and beverage items, based on the customer's needs.
Loft Room28 x 21 x 1258849/49--241417144/36559--
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Loft Room

Room Type:
General Meeting Room
Total Size:
588 Sq. Feet
Dimensions:
28 x 21 x 12 Ft.
Floor Level:
2
Power Outlets:
8
Columns:
0
Windows:
1
Natural Light?:
No
Obstructions?
No
Built In Screens?
No
Built In Stage?
No
Built In A/V?
Yes
Amenities Available
  • Coffee/Tea Setup
  • Food/Beverage
  • Projection Equip.
  • TV/VCR/DVD
  • WIFI Internet
  • Podium
  • LAN Internet
  • Microphone
  • Teleconferencing
  • White Board
  • Video Conference
  • Flip Chart
  • Air Conditioning
  • Computer Rentals
  • Sound System
Half Day Rental:
$325.00 USD
Full Day Rental:
$325.00 USD
Evening Rental:
$325.00 USD
24 Hr. Hold Rental:
$325.00 USD
We offer discounts on meeting room rental fees and food and beverage items, based on the customer's needs.
Guilder Room28 x 31 x 1286872/72--362125215/49687--
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Guilder Room

Room Type:
General Meeting Room
Total Size:
868 Sq. Feet
Dimensions:
28 x 31 x 12 Ft.
Floor Level:
2
Power Outlets:
6
Columns:
2
Windows:
0
Natural Light?:
No
Obstructions?
No
Built In Screens?
No
Built In Stage?
No
Built In A/V?
Yes
Amenities Available
  • Coffee/Tea Setup
  • Food/Beverage
  • Projection Equip.
  • TV/VCR/DVD
  • WIFI Internet
  • Podium
  • LAN Internet
  • Microphone
  • Teleconferencing
  • White Board
  • Video Conference
  • Flip Chart
  • Air Conditioning
  • Computer Rentals
  • Sound System
Half Day Rental:
$325.00 USD
Full Day Rental:
$325.00 USD
Evening Rental:
$325.00 USD
24 Hr. Hold Rental:
$325.00 USD
We offer discounts on meeting room rental fees and food and beverage items, based on the customer's needs.
Executive Room34 x 39 x 121326110/110--553238328/7147133--
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Executive Room

Room Type:
General Meeting Room
Total Size:
1326 Sq. Feet
Dimensions:
34 x 39 x 12 Ft.
Floor Level:
2
Power Outlets:
8
Columns:
2
Windows:
0
Natural Light?:
No
Obstructions?
No
Built In Screens?
No
Built In Stage?
No
Built In A/V?
Yes
Amenities Available
  • Coffee/Tea Setup
  • Food/Beverage
  • Projection Equip.
  • TV/VCR/DVD
  • WIFI Internet
  • Podium
  • LAN Internet
  • Microphone
  • Teleconferencing
  • White Board
  • Video Conference
  • Flip Chart
  • Air Conditioning
  • Computer Rentals
  • Sound System
Half Day Rental:
$425.00 USD
Full Day Rental:
$425.00 USD
Evening Rental:
$425.00 USD
24 Hr. Hold Rental:
$525.00 USD
We offer discounts on meeting room rental fees and food and beverage items, based on the customer's needs.
Poolside Room33 x 27 x 1289174/74--37212521--/--7089--
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Poolside Room

Room Type:
General Meeting Room
Total Size:
891 Sq. Feet
Dimensions:
33 x 27 x 12 Ft.
Floor Level:
1
Power Outlets:
6
Columns:
2
Windows:
2
Natural Light?:
Yes
Obstructions?
No
Built In Screens?
No
Built In Stage?
No
Built In A/V?
Yes
Amenities Available
  • Coffee/Tea Setup
  • Food/Beverage
  • Projection Equip.
  • TV/VCR/DVD
  • WIFI Internet
  • Podium
  • LAN Internet
  • Microphone
  • Teleconferencing
  • White Board
  • Video Conference
  • Flip Chart
  • Air Conditioning
  • Computer Rentals
  • Sound System
Half Day Rental:
$275.00 USD
Full Day Rental:
$275.00 USD
Evening Rental:
$275.00 USD
24 Hr. Hold Rental:
$275.00 USD
We offer discounts on meeting room rental fees and food and beverage items, based on the customer's needs.
Campus Room9 x 22 x 10198--/----------10--/--------
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Campus Room

Room Type:
Boardroom
Total Size:
198 Sq. Feet
Dimensions:
9 x 22 x 10 Ft.
Floor Level:
1
Power Outlets:
3
Columns:
0
Windows:
2
Natural Light?:
Yes
Obstructions?
No
Built In Screens?
Yes
Built In Stage?
No
Built In A/V?
No
Amenities Available
  • Coffee/Tea Setup
  • Food/Beverage
  • Projection Equip.
  • TV/VCR/DVD
  • WIFI Internet
  • Podium
  • LAN Internet
  • Microphone
  • Teleconferencing
  • White Board
  • Video Conference
  • Flip Chart
  • Air Conditioning
  • Computer Rentals
Half Day Rental:
$150.00 USD
Full Day Rental:
$150.00 USD
Evening Rental:
$150.00 USD
24 Hr. Hold Rental:
$150.00 USD
We offer discounts on meeting room rental fees and food and beverage items, based on the customer's needs.
Albany Room15 x 22 x 10330--/----------12--/--------
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Albany Room

Room Type:
Boardroom
Total Size:
330 Sq. Feet
Dimensions:
15 x 22 x 10 Ft.
Floor Level:
1
Power Outlets:
4
Columns:
0
Windows:
2
Natural Light?:
Yes
Obstructions?
No
Built In Screens?
Yes
Built In Stage?
No
Built In A/V?
Yes
Amenities Available
  • Coffee/Tea Setup
  • Food/Beverage
  • Projection Equip.
  • TV/VCR/DVD
  • WIFI Internet
  • Podium
  • LAN Internet
  • Microphone
  • Teleconferencing
  • White Board
  • Video Conference
  • Flip Chart
  • Air Conditioning
  • Computer Rentals
Half Day Rental:
$150.00 USD
Full Day Rental:
$150.00 USD
Evening Rental:
$150.00 USD
24 Hr. Hold Rental:
$150.00 USD
We offer discounts on meeting room rental fees and food and beverage items, based on the customer's needs.

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