by Amanda Geronikos
The Albany Marriott is close to Albany International Airport, perfect for families who may be arriving on a red eye or preparing for an early-morning departure. The hotel features both an indoor and outdoor (seasonal) swimming pool, a fitness center, and access to Wi-Fi. It also has two onsite dining options: The Market, where you can enjoy breakfast or lunch or take your meals to go, and Chats, which serves casual fare for lunch and dinner daily. Room service is also available. There are two restaurants within a mile of the hotel, as well: Reel Seafood Co. and Barnsider Restaurant.
Guestrooms are equipped with one king or two queen beds, as well as coffeemakers and flat-screen TVs. Cribs and rollaway beds are available upon request. Upgrade to Concierge Level for access to the Concierge Lounge, where you’ll enjoy complimentary breakfast in the morning and snacks and beverages all day.
Parking is free.
Our Editor Loves
- Two pools
- Onsite dining
- Concierge Lounge
- Onsite Dining
I have stayed at this hotel twice now for work. It is a beautiful place and the staff is so helpful. There is an onsite restaurant and also a bar and coffee shop. I really appreciated the free shuttle to and from the airport. There were also several restaurants within walking distance of this hotel.
I've stayed on this property a few times now for conference attendance. I have found that the parking can be a little dicey, and while always available, the only entrance is through the main (front ) door, making it a long haul to/ from the car with luggage. There is also no sidewalk along the wall to the parking area, which means walking in the service road with your luggage. When the weather is favorable, this isn't a problem so much, but in the rain or snow, it makes access difficult.
The staff has been kind and accommodating, and check in/ has been unremarkable. Having the app is a bonus and expedites the process.
I have found the rooms to be clean and well appointed; my only comment is that the bathroom sink is located outside of the actual bathroom area, and there is no counter in the bathroom area, which means you have to move between these two areas to get ready and you have to pile all of your items somewhere dry while in the shower. (if traveling alone, this isn't so much an issu but when on a business trip and sharing a room with a coworker, it's a little awkward). On the flip side of this, a person could be getting ready while on is showering since the sink area is separate; all a matter of perspective.
Conferences are smooth, and well accommodated.
All in all I enjoy my stays here at this Marriott.