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Albany, NY: Hotel & Motel Planning Guide

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The Albany center point is approximately the area of New York State Museum Cultural and the area of Governer Nelson A. Rockefeller Empire State Plaza.

Albany, New York's state capital, sits on the bank of the Hudson River, 150 miles north of New York City. The city has an estimated population of more than 100,000 people, but it is located in a larger metropolitan area with a population well over 1 million. Colonists first settled in the Albany area in the early 1600s, and Albany has historical significance as one of the oldest surviving settlements from the colonial era. More from this guide...

Albany Hotels/Motels & Accommodations

Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott Albany / East Greenbush 124 Troy Rd., East Greenbush, NY 12061 Website ~3.48 miles southeast of Albany
  • Affordable Suburban property
  • 5 suites in property
Hampton Inn Albany Wolf Road : 10 Ulenski Dr. 10 Ulenski Dr., Albany, NY 12205 Website
  • 3-star Airport hotel
  • Check-in time: 3:00PM
Quality Inn Central Albany 1632 Central Ave., Albany, NY 12205 Website
  • Economy Airport hotel
  • Check-in time: 02:00pm
  • Almost all guests liked the proximity to shopping
  • Most guests loved the minibar
Quality Inn & Suites - Latham 611 Troy Schenectady Rd., Latham, NY 12110 ~7.04 miles north of Albany
  • Cheap Airport hotel
  • Shuttle from airport available
  • Amenities are not the best
  • Most guests thought the building wasn't nice
Staybridge Suites Albany Wolf Road Colonie Center 39 Wolf Rd., Albany, NY 12205
  • Three Star Suburban hotel
  • Check in time: 0300 PM
From$126
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Hilton Garden Inn Albany Medical Center in Albany 62 New Scotland Ave., Albany, NY 12208
  • 3-star Downtown hotel
  • Check in: 4:00pm
  • Wonderful sightseeing
  • Nice rooms
From$109
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Hilton Garden Inn Albany / Suny Area 1389 Washington Ave., Albany, NY 12206
  • Affordable Suburban hotel
  • 4 conference rooms in property
  • Clean rooms
  • Cleanliness of the bathroom was average, said 54%
From$134
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Courtyard by Marriott Albany Thruway : 1455 Washington Ave. 1455 Washington Ave., Albany, NY 12206
  • 3-star Highway property
  • 3 floors in property
  • Friendly service
  • Modern Hotel
From$103
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Holiday Inn Express Albany Suny Area 1442 Western Ave., Albany, NY 12203
  • Midscale Suburban property
  • Fitness center on property
  • All guests thought rooms were spacious
  • New rooms
Home2 Suites by Hilton Albany Airport Wolf Road 10 Metro Park Rd., Albany, NY 12205
  • Affordable Airport property
  • Hotel has a green policy See policy
From$79
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Albany Residence Inn - Albany 124 Washington Ave. Ext, Albany, NY 12203
  • 3 star Airport hotel
  • Hotel has 3 floors
From$109
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Residence Inn by Marriott Tech Valley
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3 Tech Valley Dr., East Greenbush, NY 12061 ~6.53 miles southeast of Albany
  • Mid-scale Suburban hotel
  • Hotel has 78 suites
  • Great breakfast choices
  • 24 hours WalMart
From$109
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Best Western Plus Franklin Square Inn Troy / Albany : 1 4th St. 1 4th St., Troy, NY 12180 ~6.61 miles northeast of Albany
  • 3 star Downtown hotel
  • Free comp. breakfast
Hampton Inn Suites Downtown Albany - Albany 25 Chapel St., Albany, NY 12210
  • Convenient to downtown Albany, the Hampton Inn and Suites Albany - Downtown, NY is within walking distance of the Palace Theatre and the Pepsi Arena. Other downtown attractions are within a few blocks, as are the riverfront and the New York State Capitol. Features of this gracious hotel include a business center, on-site restaurant, conference rooms, complimentary breakfast buffet, fitness room, and sauna. Guestrooms at the Hampton Inn and Suites Albany -Downtown, NY include complimentary wireless Internet access, weekday newspapers, and much more.
  • Affordable Downtown property
  • 10 floors in property
  • Nicely appointed suite
  • Parking should be cheaper
From$149
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Fairfield Inn & Suites Albany Downtown in Albany 74 State St., Albany, NY 12207
  • Mid-scale Downtown hotel
  • 9 floors in hotel
From$109
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Hilton Albany : 40 Lodge St. 40 Lodge St., Albany, NY 12207
  • Mid-scale Downtown property
  • 15 meeting rooms in property
  • Most guests thought they were poorly maintained
  • All guests thought the view was good
From$125
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Holiday Inn Express Downtown Albany in Albany 300 Broadway Ave., Albany, NY 12207
  • 2 star Downtown hotel
  • 2 meeting rooms in hotel
  • AC needs updating
  • Free internet
Towneplace Suites Albany Downtown / Medical Center 22 Holland Ave., Albany, NY 12209
  • 3 star Downtown hotel
  • Free comp. breakfast
  • Nice building
  • Rooms are always spotless
Holiday Inn Express Albany Skyline 8 Empire Dr., Rensselaer, NY 12144 ~3.12 miles east of Albany
  • Mid-scale Suburban hotel
  • 82 rooms in property
Towneplace Suites by Marriott Albany 1379 Washington Ave., Albany, NY 12206
  • Low priced Suburban property
  • 100 suites in property
  • Almost all guests thought rooms were spacious
  • Neat facilities
From$74
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Cresthill Suites 1415 Washington Ave., Albany, NY 12206
  • Three Star Suburban property
  • Gym / Fitness Center Available
Springhill Suites by Marriott Albany Colonie 8 California Ave., Albany, NY 12205
  • 3-star Airport property
  • 119 sleeping rooms in hotel
  • Great shopping
  • For only 55%, the noise level was all right
Express Inn & Suites Wolf Road in Albany 16 Wolf Rd., Albany, NY 12205
  • Low-priced Airport hotel
  • Free complimentary breakfast
From$84
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Courtyard by Marriott Albany Airport : 168 Wolf Rd. 168 Wolf Rd., Albany, NY 12205
  • Three Star Airport property
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • Great service
  • Most guests thought it was clean
From$94
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Hotel Indigo Albany Latham in Latham 254 Wolf Rd., Latham, NY 12110 ~5.66 miles north of Albany
  • Three Star Airport hotel
  • 5 floors in property
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Albany is now a popular destination for those seeking a base for viewing fall foliage, as well as a hub for education and learning. Albany's downtown area features many historical buildings and landmarks. Popular tourist activities in Albany include visiting its well-maintained city parks, taking historical and ghost tours, and visiting the state parks surrounding the city. Make your vacation a memorable one by finding an Albany hotel to call home in between the shopping, dining, and doing in the Empire State.

When to Visit Albany, New York

Albany has a warm summer with average highs in the 80s. Albany's relatively cold winters maintain highs in the 30s and 40s. Monthly rainfall averages are consistently between 4 and 5 inches, and you'll find Albany lacks a wet or dry season. Your chances of experiencing rain during your trip are about the same regardless of when you visit.

Because of its location near New England, Albany is a popular fall foliage destination. The foliage often peaks at the end of October and the beginning of November, so if you aren't specifically visiting to see fall colors, you may want to avoid this part of autumn in Albany. Hotel rates will rise the closer to peak leaf season you get.

Below is a chart of the current pricing seasonality of hotels and motels in Albany, NY:

seasonality of hotel rates in Albany

Albany, NY: Prices by Star Rating Class

Below are 3 charts illustrating avg. nightly cost trends by star rating class in Albany, NY. Browse these illustrations to calculate the most cost effective seasons to stay in Albany for upcoming travels.

Luxury Hotel Options in Albany, New York

4 Star Average Prices: $134.95

Get the best views of Albany's undulating hills and valleys to compliment your stay in a luxury Albany hotel. While Albany properties don't offer the same level of high-end luxury accommodations you'd find in larger cities, you will find charm and thoughtful amenities in Albany's luxury offerings.

A stay in a Saratoga Springs resort hotel puts you in a small New York town less than 30 miles from central Albany. The Gideon Putnam, a resort and spa, has a small-town location where you'll enjoy a quiet, restful stay without feeling cut off from the happenings in Albany. This four-star resort offers luxury amenities to pamper you, including a full-service spa, steam room, hair salon, and fireplace in the lobby. The décor is quintessential luxury, and the great service is one of the aspects you'll appreciate as a guest.

You don't have to leave Albany to find luxury. The Morgan State House is an intimate three-star property with only 16 rooms. The property dates from the 19th century and was a private residence until 1975. Since then, it's been restored to give guests the perfect blend of 19th-century history and modern comfort.

This property has a private garden and grounds, a hairdresser on staff, complimentary breakfast, and private parking. The bathrooms are fully updated with showers, and the inn has central heating, air conditioning, and elevator access.

The Renaissance Albany Hotel is a 3 1/2-star property in central Albany, next to the Capitol Building and City Hall. The hotel has stunning decorations that combine New England elegance with a modern design scheme, creating a pleasing and luxurious experience as soon as you enter the lobby.

Here, the bar, lounge area, and restaurant offer you dinner and drinks if you're too tired to leave the hotel after traveling. Take advantage of the fitness facilities and the hair salon. You'll also find amenities designed for convenience, like a complimentary airport shuttle, Wi-Fi, and express checkout.

4 Star Hotel Prices in Albany

Affordable Hotel Options in Albany, New York

3 Star Average Prices: $111.99

A low-cost hotel option with the right price and great amenities exists to suit your needs, no matter what type of travel brings you to Albany.

Stay on the outskirts of Albany at the Econo Lodge Colonie Center Mall. This budget hotel is near the highway and several main roads, giving you easy access to any part of Albany you may need to visit. Amenities are basic, but they cover the features you would expect from a contemporary hotel. Free Wi-Fi keeps you connected digitally, and free breakfast fuels you for the day's activities ahead. The hotel also offers fitness facilities and meeting rooms.

The Days Inn Albany SUNY offers prices comparable with the Econo Lodge, and it shares some of the same amenities. At the Days Inn, you'll enjoy complimentary breakfast, Wi-Fi, and parking. This hotel has laundry facilities and available dry cleaning services. If you're traveling for business, you'll appreciate the convenient on-site business center. The hotel is near the University at Albany–SUNY and the University Art Museum.

While Americas Best Value Inn–Albany/East Greenbush may technically be in East Greenbush, New York, it's less than five miles from Albany. Enjoy the outdoors when you stay here by dining outdoors with meals you can prepare on the barbecue grill in the picnic area. This hotel offers free Wi-Fi and express checkout, a convenient feature if you're staying on a business trip. The staff here also offer laundry facilities and help with getting tours and tickets.

3 Star Hotel Prices in Albany

2 Star Average Prices: $81.67

2 Star Hotel Prices in Albany

Where are the real discounts in Albany

AAA members, AARP members, senior citizens, and military personnel don't have to pay full price for a hotel room when traveling to Albany. Many hotels offer discounts, but you should know where to look.

For a stellar AAA and AARP discount, take a look at Americas Best Value Inn–Schenectady/Albany West. Save almost $10 on your nightly rate with a AAA membership, an AARP membership, or a qualifying senior discount. Amenities are basic, but they're the type you've come to expect from most hotels. The property offers free Wi-Fi and breakfast, a 24-hour front desk, and a coffee station in the lobby.

At the Quality Inn & Suites Albany Airport hotel, your AAA and AARP discounts will save you almost $10 on a room with one queen bed, a room with two queen beds, and a room with one king bed. As a guest, you'll appreciate the quality free breakfast and the friendly and accommodating staff. The Quality Inn & Suites also offers free airport transportation, complimentary Wi-Fi, and an outdoor seasonal pool.

The Best Western Sovereign Hotel – Albany offers military, AAA, and senior discounts for people ages 55 and older. A stay at the Best Western puts you near the University at Albany and close to the highway. For a surcharge, take advantage of an area shuttle or ask for the free airport transportation. Free breakfast and Wi-Fi, a sauna, restaurant, and indoor pool are some of the great amenities you'll find at this Best Western location.

Best Value Options in Albany, New York

To get a great value during your Albany stay, you want to find a hotel with a good location, great amenities, and an affordable nightly rate. Try the Capital Inn & Suites, more than two miles from the center of Albany, which offers nightly rates below $80. You'll find free Wi-Fi and breakfast, a 24-hour front desk, and luggage storage. Be sure to also ask about the pet policy.

The Comfort Inn in Glenmont has a higher nightly rate than the Capital Inn & Suites, but it is also located more than two miles from Albany's center. Here, you'll find an on-site pool, breakfast, and comfortable rooms. Enjoy complimentary Wi-Fi and breakfast, an indoor pool, and a spa tub during you stay.

Visit Washington Park in Albany, New York to See Fall Foliage

One reason you may be visiting Albany is to see the fall foliage that blankets the northeastern United States every autumn. Stay in Albany near Washington Park to be near city conveniences and views of the multihued red, orange, and gold leaves that attract people to this part of New York each year. Washington Park is beautiful year-round, and it's worth a visit no matter when you stay.

The Hilton Garden Inn Albany Medical Center is about a half-mile from Washington Park, an easy walk through the streets of Albany. The hotel offers great free transportation, both to the airport and train station. You'll also find an indoor pool and spa tub which you can enjoy year round, an especially nice feature if you're visiting in colder weather to see the leaves. You'll also appreciate the free Wi-Fi, lobby fireplace, fitness facilities, and on-site café.

To be within a mile of Washington Park, stay at the TownePlace Suites Albany Downtown/Medical Center. The walk is a bit longer, but you'll have an almost direct route down Lark Street, so you won't find yourself lost. After your outdoor excursions, come back to the pool, restaurant, and thoughtful amenities here. You'll also appreciate the access to a spa tub, free Wi-Fi, and complimentary breakfast during your stay.

When you choose to stay in Albany, you'll find a range of inns, hotels, and motels to make your stay here as memorable as the landscapes that surround this state capital city.

Recent traveler reviews of Albany, NY

Below are reviews of the city of Albany, NY from an actual visitor's perspective.

"Great Eateries"
Score 4.0 / 5

Restaurants were nice.

Mark C. S., from 10-Feb-2016
"Much to Offer"
Score 5.0 / 5

We took a tour of the downtown area which was great and informative.

Steve D., from 30-Sep-2014
"Tour Recommendations"
Score 5.0 / 5

Tour of the police academy, tour of capital, NY museum. Lots of things to do in the area.

Charles P., from 17-Apr-2014
"Pricing and Navigation Make this an Easy Place to Be"
Score 5.0 / 5

I was there on business, but it is easy to get around and moderately priced.

Edward F., from 20-Mar-2014
The average traveler rating of the city of Albany, NY shown above is 4.8 out of 5 based on 4 reviews
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