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10 Best Hotels in Albany

Red Lion Hotel Albany
3 out of 5
205 Wolf Rd, Albany, NY
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AU$141
per night
6 Apr. - 7 Apr.
3.3/5 (1,958 reviews)

"Everything was amazing. The pool was beautifully designed"…"

Reviewed on 1 Mar. 2020

Red Lion Hotel Albany
Tru By Hilton Albany Airport, NY
2.5 out of 5
798 Albany Shaker Road, Latham, NY
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AU$161
per night
6 Apr. - 7 Apr.
4.5/5Wonderful! (13 reviews)

"Extremely clean and nice amenities. Staff was friendly and very helpful. Tru by Hilton is my new go to hotel."…"

Reviewed on 26 Mar. 2020

Tru By Hilton Albany Airport, NY
Hilton Garden Inn Albany/SUNY Area
3 out of 5
1389 Washington Ave, Albany, NY
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AU$188
per night
9 Apr. - 10 Apr.
4.3/5Excellent! (1,507 reviews)

"They need to do a better job with that heater. It’s very noisy, disturbed my sleep all night."…"

Reviewed on 6 Mar. 2020

Hilton Garden Inn Albany/SUNY Area
Red Roof Inn Albany Airport
2 out of 5
188 Wolf Rd, Albany, NY
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AU$103
per night
6 Apr. - 7 Apr.
3.5/5Good! (2,008 reviews)

"Quiet and when I arrive it was 2 at night my key to the room what's prepared by the front desk"…"

Reviewed on 3 Mar. 2020

Red Roof Inn Albany Airport
Hampton Inn & Suites Albany-Downtown
2.5 out of 5
25 Chapel St, Albany, NY
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AU$175
per night
11 Apr. - 12 Apr.
4.2/5Excellent! (2,104 reviews)

"The complimentary breakfast was great. Easy check in, easy check out. Great room space for the suite."…"

Reviewed on 16 Mar. 2020

Hampton Inn & Suites Albany-Downtown
La Quinta Inn & Suites by Wyndham Latham Albany Airport
2.5 out of 5
833 New Loudon Road, Latham, NY
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AU$156
per night
6 Apr. - 7 Apr.
4.2/5Very Good! (1,173 reviews)

"Clean serviceable rooms reasonable rates nice indoor pool for the kids and breakfast."…"

Reviewed on 7 Mar. 2020

La Quinta Inn & Suites by Wyndham Latham Albany Airport
CrestHill Suites SUNY University Albany
3 out of 5
1415 Washington Avenue, Albany, NY
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AU$188
per night
7 Apr. - 8 Apr.
3.9/5Good! (1,772 reviews)

"Neat and clean, attentive staff, even in the middle of the covid crisis they had free breakfast with good options"…"

Reviewed on 23 Mar. 2020

CrestHill Suites SUNY University Albany
La Quinta Inn & Suites by Wyndham Clifton Park
2.5 out of 5
1749 Route 9, Clifton Park, NY
AU$160
per night
20 Apr. - 21 Apr.
4.6/5Exceptional! (964 reviews)

"Very nice room, good breakfast.Will stay there again"…"

Reviewed on 14 Mar. 2020

La Quinta Inn & Suites by Wyndham Clifton Park
Albany Airport Inn and Suites
3 out of 5
1 Residence Inn Drive, Latham, NY
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AU$128
per night
6 Apr. - 7 Apr.
3.9/5Very Good! (813 reviews)

"Staff very friendly. The place of residence is very quiet and isolated from noise."…"

Reviewed on 16 Mar. 2020

Albany Airport Inn and Suites
Tru By Hilton Albany Crossgates Mall
2.5 out of 5
1651 Western Avenue, Albany, NY
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AU$188
per night
10 Apr. - 11 Apr.
4.2/5Very Good! (298 reviews)

"Very modern setting and even have a pool table. But there was no cups nothing in the room. We had a 1yr old with us so it wasn’t too comfortable with kids"…"

Reviewed on 7 Mar. 2020

Tru By Hilton Albany Crossgates Mall
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Visiting Albany

Families will find kid-friendly activities in Albany, and visitors give high marks for the college vibe, live music scene, and popular theater scene. This city also attracts tourists with its hockey games, entertainment choices, and shopping. Top sights in the city include The Egg, New York State Museum, and New York State Capitol Building.

  • There are 127 hotels and other accommodations in Albany
  • The closest major airport is in Albany, NY (ALB-Albany Intl.) 11.5 from the city center
  • The next closest is in Schenectady, NY (SCH-Schenectady County) 26.3 away

Sightseeing and Staying in Albany

Known for its live music, theaters, and art, the city's cultural venues include New York State Museum, Palace Theater, and Albany Institute of History and Art. Notable city landmarks like The Egg and Governor Nelson A. Rockefeller Empire State Plaza might be worth a visit. Shopping is one of the favorite things to do, so consider an excursion to Westgate Shopping Center, Westgate Plaza, and Northway Mall.

In Albany, you'll be able to select from 127 hotels and other lodging options so you'll have a variety of choices for a perfect holiday retreat. Below are top ranked ones based on our user reviews:

Other favorite sights in Albany include New York State Capitol Building, Times Union Center, and Washington Park. In the surrounding area, popular places to visit include Saratoga Spa State Park, located 27.8 mi (44.8 from the city center, and Congress Park, which is 29.6 mi (47.6 away.

Getting Around Albany

To venture out into the surrounding area, ride one of the trains from Albany-Rensselaer Station or Schenectady Station. Albany may not have many public transit options to choose from so consider renting a car to explore the city.

Dressing for Albany

  • Between January and March, you can expect average temperatures of 51°F during the day and 14°F at night
  • From April to June, the average during the day is 81°F, while the average at night is 32°F
  • July through September has daytime averages of 83°F with nighttime averages of 45°F
  • In October-December, you can expect daytime averages of 66°F and nighttime averages of 16°F
  • Albany gets about 39.41 inches of rain per year
  • Usually July and August are the hottest months with an average of 81°F, whereas January and February are often coldest, averaging 16°F

Frequently asked questions

Where is the best place for a stay in Albany?
Comfort Inn & Suites Schenectady - Scotia is a favourite with Expedia customers. This inn offers free breakfast and an indoor pool. Traveller reviews also recommend Residence Inn Albany Washington Avenue and Homewood Suites By Hilton Schenectady as top choices for your trip.
If I need to cancel my hotel reservation in Albany, will I receive a refund?
Yes, you’ll find most hotel room reservations are refundable provided that you cancel before the hotel’s cancellation deadline, which is often 24 or 48 hours before your arrival date. If your reservation is non-refundable, it might still be possible to cancel it and be given a refund within a 24-hour period of booking. Enter dates and click on “Search”, then you can filter by “free cancellation” to review top deals in Albany.
What's the best budget-friendly hotel in Albany?
Based on reviews, Ramada Plaza by Wyndham Albany is a popular 3-star hotel for our travellers looking for an economical choice, and features free buffet breakfast and free WiFi. Other good choices for your budget-friendly stay include Latham Inn and Red Carpet Inn.
What's the best place to stay for families in Albany?
TownePlace Suites Latham Albany Airport is a top 3-star hotel on Expedia for families, and features an indoor pool and in-room kitchens. Other good choices for your stay with the children include Belvedere Inn and Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites West Coxsackie. Also, children of all ages will enjoy a visit to Henry Hudson Planetarium.
What's the best place to stay for a couple visiting Albany?
CrestHill Suites SUNY University Albany is a favourite 3-star aparthotel for couples, and features in-room kitchens and in-room washers/dryers. Other good choices for a stay with your sweetheart include The Desmond Hotel Albany and Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott Albany Downtown.
What's the best pet-friendly hotel in Albany?
SureStay Plus Hotel by Best Western Albany Airport is a top hotel for people travelling with their pets, and offers a restaurant and an indoor pool for its human guests. Two other good options for you and your pet’s trip include Microtel Inn by Wyndham Albany Airport and Days Inn by Wyndham Schenectady/Albany Area.
What's the best place to stay for a beach holiday in Albany?
Comfort Inn & Suites Schenectady - Scotia is a top hotel for a beach holiday, and features free WiFi and free parking. Head to Brunswick Vanderheyden Reservoir Park Beach or Thompsons Lake State Park Beach for some quality time by the water.
What's the best boutique hotel in Albany?
Renaissance Albany Hotel is a favourite 3.5-star hotel with Expedia travellers looking for stylish accommodation, and features a restaurant and a bar. Hotel Indigo Albany Airport - Wolf Road and The Parker Inn & Suites are other boutique-style choices.
What's the best place to stay if I'm looking to play golf in Albany?
Fairfield Inn & Suites Albany East Greenbush is a hotel featuring free breakfast and free WiFi, and it’s a top choice for playing a round of golf. Other good options if you’d like to stay near a golf course include Hampton Inn Clifton Park and Sunny Hill Resort & Golf Course. You can tee off at Rainbow Golf Club during your trip.
What's the best hotel for a ski holiday in Albany?
Based on our travel data, Best Western New Baltimore Inn is a top hotel for a winter getaway, and features ski passes and free breakfast. Other good options for your ski trip include Americas Best Value Inn Schenectady Albany W and DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Schenectady. Those looking to ski or snowboard can spend their days at Maple Ski Ridge.
How is it to stay in Albany?
Travellers to Albany give high marks for the live music scene, university vibe and popular theatre scene. This city also attracts tourists with its hockey games, entertainment and shopping. Top sights in the city include Times Union Center, The Egg and Palace Theater. In Albany, there are 142 hotels and other accommodation options to choose from.
What is there to see in Albany?
Known for its live music, theatres and art, the city’s cultural venues include The Egg, Palace Theater and New York State Museum. The city is notable for landmarks such as New York State Capitol Building, Van Alen House and Corning Tower. The city’s natural beauty is on display at Washington Park, Governor Nelson A. Rockefeller Empire State Plaza and Westland Hills Park.

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