"The motel was OK and convenient to the airport. It was fine.2023-02-15"
"The hotel room was clean, comfortable, and odor-free. It's a no-frills place, but economical and just what I needed. No coffee maker in the room, but coffee was always available in the lobby.2021-12-06"
"The room was clean, but it didn't have a coffee maker, fridge, or microwave. The hotel staff was courteous.2021-10-26"
"All in all, I had a relatively comfortable stay. The hotel room was clean, but the smell of deodorizer was gross. The front desk clerk was friendly. Don't expect too much.2021-09-28"
"I had to call to have someone clean my room. The entrance to my room was at the end of the hotel. Every evening, workers in uniform had a cookout and drank beer. People talked loudly in the hallway.2021-08-01"
"The hotel was nothing fancy, but the room was clean. Good water pressure. The employees were nice.2021-06-22"
"The bedsheets didn't fit the queen beds and kept coming off. There was a large crack in the mirror. Only decaf coffee provided in the room; when I asked for caffeinated coffee, I was told they didn't have any. Limited menu at breakfast, and the only hot item was waffles. OK hotel for a short stay.2022-06-28"
"The hotel staff was accommodating. You can't go wrong staying here.2022-05-31"
"The hotel staff accommodated our request for an early check-in and late checkout. Limited breakfast with few hot items.2021-11-15"
"The hotel was reasonably priced. The room furniture was a bit beaten up, but the employees were nice and helpful. There were tea bags at breakfast, but no hot water. I had coffee instead, and it was a fine cup of coffee.2019-09-16"
"The hotel staff was friendly, but the room needed updating. There were no kitchen supplies in our room.2019-05-07"
"The hotel was clean and nicely furnished.2018-04-19"
"Good rates. The hotel was clean, quiet, and nicely decorated.2023-05-05"
"The room was tiny. No closet, no fresh towels, no housekeeping service. Only decaf coffee was available. I expressed my displeasure, and the staff responded with an offer for me to leave and find another hotel. Don't stay here.2022-03-26"
"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"
"The hotel room was dirty. There was dried blood on the bathroom door and shower curtain, and there was hair in the bathtub. The customer service was poor. I called the hotel about Covid restrictions and was incorrectly told that the restaurant and bar were open; they were not. The only time available to reserve the whirlpool was 7 AM. Don't stay here.2021-04-14"
"Nice hotel near the University of Albany. Good, clean room.2020-08-25"
"The hotel was clean, quiet, and pleasant, and had a warm, inviting atmosphere. We were disappointed that the bar closed so early, and parking was limited.2015-10-22"
"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"
"Not the greatest experience. The hotel grounds were beyond unkempt. There was construction going on due to previous flooding. The room was OK, but the bed was ridiculously soft. The hallway and elevator were dirty. I wouldn't stay here again.2021-08-18"
"We all had a comfortable stay at this hotel. No washcloths, though, and no breakfast.2021-08-07"
"Good location. Our 1st room smelled like cigarette smoke. The pool was closed due to Covid. Breakfast was continental. I was disappointed.2021-06-21"
Albany accommodations range from cheap to upscale and there is a variety of extended-stay options near the university. Wolf road brings you close to the airport and shopping at Colonie Center Mall.
First settled by Europeans in the 17th century, Albany has a long history that's still visible today in the architecture, which ranges from homes built in the 1700s to the state capitol built in the 1800s to the contemporary Empire State Plaza.
Albany offers plenty of entertainment and nightlife. Washington Park, which hosts the annual Tulip Festival in the spring, is a favorite recreational spot, along with Lincoln Park. Both opened in the 1800s.
The Fabulous Fourth Festival is another popular annual event. There are a number of recreational opportunities in the area, and visitors can go skiing in the mountains around the city in the winter.
On place pages like this, we order hotels from lowest cost to highest except we list low-rated hotels at the bottom of the page.
Most of our competitors order these same hotels in other ways that make them more money.
How Do We Define Motel?
To us, motels are smaller lodgings that have rooms you can enter directly from the parking area.
At hotels, on the other hand, you can enter your room only through a hall inside the building.
Hotel Booking Tips
Beware of non-refundable reservations that could cost you a lot of money if you change or cancel them. +Non-refundable reservations are a gamble that will usually save you less than $10. If you make a $90 non-refundable reservation instead of a $100 refundable booking, you are betting $90 to win $10. Would you do that in Las Vegas? -
Don't assume you can cancel a non-refundable reservation without penalty if you notify the hotel weeks or even months in advance. +Often you cannot because some hotels' profit strategy is to get paid more than once for the same room for the same night. -
Always read cancellation policies carefully before you make a reservation. + When is the latest date and time you can cancel without penalty? - More >
When you make a reservation, you will receive a confirmation email. Take a copy with you to the hotel.
The earlier in the afternoon you check into a hotel, the more likely you will get a room or suite that matches your preferences.