"I was pleased with my room and the amenities, and the rates were reasonable. The service was good, and the staff complied with Covid protocols to keep guests safe. I recommend this hotel.2020-09-28"
"The hotel decor was inviting, and breakfast was great.2017-11-22"
"An adequate but older hotel; it did have a slight odor.2016-07-09"
"Good location. The hotel was clean, and the front desk clerk was friendly. Great complimentary breakfast.2015-10-27"
"Amazing location right along the water. Just over a mile from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. Clean room and friendly staff. I enjoyed the exercise room. Great continental breakfast with lots of choices. I definitely recommend this hotel.2015-10-17"
"Convenient to RPI. Nice hotel room. The staff was friendly and helpful. The attached Penalty Box had a fun atmosphere.2016-04-14"
"My hotel room was comfortable and clean, but it was on the 3rd floor and faced the busy road. I heard cars all night long. I had a problem with the TV, and someone was sent to fix it. I ordered room service; the delivery was prompt, and the food was delicious.2015-11-16"
"Easy access to events. Great hotel with clean rooms. Easy check-in and checkout. Nice place to stay.2018-05-01"
"Good downtown location for a reasonable price. Nice, big hotel room. Great service.2015-05-28"
"Walk to Times Union Center and restaurants. Our hotel room was clean and updated, and the bed was comfortable. We'll definitely return.2015-04-26"
"Limited dining options in the area, which was mostly office buildings. Great rates. Renovations underway, including in-room microwaves and refrigerators. The room was spacious and clean, and the bed was so comfortable we inquired about the brand. Hotel staff was pleasant and responsive. Great breakfast. Only had valet parking, but the valets were nice and courteous. We had a great meal at the Albany Pumphouse a few blocks away. We'd definitely stay again.2015-04-02"
"The room was clean and beautiful, and the hotel clerks were courteous. Walk to restaurants.2017-07-25"
"Convenient to the capitol area, downtown, and arena. Great hotel, and it was just renovated to retain elements of the original architecture with a contemporary look and functionality. The staff was helpful.2016-03-29"
"Good location for lobbying the legislature. Large, well-decorated hotel room. The restaurant was open until 11 PM.2016-03-25"
"The hotel was nice and quiet, and the room was clean and comfortable. Tthe employees were friendly and accommodating.2019-08-28"
"Great, comfortable room and clean bathroom with plenty of towels. The check-in clerk didn't seem to know what to do, but I had a nice stay otherwise. Good variety of food at the continental breakfast, and the setting was comfortable.2018-04-09"
"This is the best hotel room I've ever stayed in.2017-05-16"
"Walk to Times Union Center, and the price was right. We had a nice stay. We were greeted kindly, and the accommodations were excellent. We got rooms next to each other as requested, and both were clean. Friendly staff and great continental breakfast. I definitely recommend staying here.2016-05-16"
"Located downtown. Clean hotel room and bathroom. The thermostat was in celsius, so I had to figure that out. The front desk clerks were friendly.2015-08-31"
"A horrible hotel. It was supposedly smoke-free, but the hallways smelled like marijuana. No garbage can in the room, and the ceilings were dirty. The staff wouldn't give us more than 2 towels, even though there were 3 people in our room. The exercise room was closed because of Covid, but the pool was open. No breakfast. There were sketchy people outside. Don't stay here.2021-07-11"
"I had an issue with the hot water, and it was resolved within 5 minutes. Check-in was quick. Breakfast was good, and the hostess was helpful and courteous. I've stayed at this hotel several times and plan to return.2019-10-28"
"The hotel room was dark and smelled musty. It was overdue for updating, but the beds were comfortable. Don't stay here.2016-12-10"
"I had a comfortable 1-night stay at this hotel.2015-09-29"
"Not worth the price. The hotel needed a lot of upgrades, but the front desk clerk was nice and helpful.2015-07-14"
"The hotel was incredibly convenient to Albany Medical Center. The employees were friendly and helpful. I had a pleasant stay.2019-12-14"
"Walk to Albany Medical Center and the VA Medical Center. The room was clean and comfortable and had a fridge and microwave. The beds were a bit firm. I can't say enough about the professionalism and genuine kindness of the hotel clerks. The parking lot entrance was tricky to find.2017-09-13"
"Definitely worth the price. The hotel and room were clean, and the staff was friendly. It's always a pleasure staying here.2017-08-27"
"Convenient to the school of medicine. The hotel room was comfortable, and the staff was friendly. I wish the checkout time were later.2016-04-02"
"The hotel was comfortable overall. The fridge made a lot of noise. The free wireless Internet and parking were a plus. Decent breakfast deal. Good place to stay.2016-03-20"
"The hotel was close to the VA hospital, and the amenities were excellent.2020-02-22"
"A clean, excellent hotel with friendly employees. I had a great stay.2019-12-18"
"The room was nice and clean. No lotion or shower cap provided, but the housekeeper brought lotion when I asked for some. Helpful, friendly hotel clerks and good breakfast. I recommend staying here.2018-04-17"
"The hotel was clean, and the room was comfortable. Pleasant personnel and convenient breakfast. Good experience.2017-06-18"
"The hotel had some nice amenities, but it needed updating. We could hear a lot of noise from the room next door.2017-03-26"
"My stay was fine. This hotel was a good choice.2021-08-11"
"Not the best experience. The smoke alarm went off while I was sleeping. I needed a ride to a place 3.5 miles from the hotel, but the front desk clerk said the shuttle only went within 3 miles of the property.2018-09-16"
"The hotel room was nice, and the beds were comfortable. All the employees were friendly, helpful, and greeted me when they saw me. This is a lovely place to stay.2018-06-19"
"Everything was perfect. We'll stay at this hotel again.2017-04-13"
"The hotel was clean and well-maintained, especially the bathroom. Stay here with confidence.2015-10-21"
"The hotel was new and clean, and it was easy to access from the highway. Bring your bathing suit.2021-12-21"
"The hotel room was clean and nice, but the water pressure was pretty bad. The checkout clerk didn't know how to re-do our charges on a credit card that would have given us reward points. Breakfast was a to-go bag, but we weren't given one.2021-09-03"
"Our room had been smoked in, which bothered my asthma. The hotel clerk offered us a room change, but we had already unpacked. I asked for spray and was told they didn't have any.2021-09-01"
"A nice, new hotel. The room and bed were comfortable, but there were no cups and only one bath towel. The employees were helpful. Not enough carry-out breakfast bags available.2021-08-03"
"The hotel was clean, comfortable, and easy to access from I-87. Stay here.2019-08-01"
"The hotel was conveniently located, and the room was comfortable.2019-04-18"
"Easy to access, and there was plenty of parking. It had more character than most hotels in this price range. Good-sized room with a king bed. Th AC was a little noisy and worked hard to keep the room cool. The Bistro was excellent for drinks and dinner.2018-08-05"
"I had a relaxing stay. You'll be happy at this hotel.2017-10-03"
"Good location. The motel was what I needed.2021-07-01"
"Overall, this is a nice, clean motel. My only complaint was that my room smelled like stale smoke. I brought my own air freshener, and it was better the 2nd day. I didn't get a receipt at checkout.2017-01-03"
"Quite comfortable room. Great place to stay after a 14-hour work shift. I recommend this motel if you're in the area for business.2015-03-22"
"The hotel was close to the freeway. The room was clean. I arrived late and was granted a late checkout, and the front desk clerk gave me a menu for a restaurant that delivered. We appreciated the extra effort to make us comfortable. Breakfast was great. I highly recommend staying here.2019-02-11"
"The room was immaculate and had nice decor. The hotel staff was friendly and accommodated my request for a late checkout. Great breakfast spread. My stay couldn't have been better.2018-09-24"
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