by Traci L. Suppa
Just 5 miles from downtown Albany, this economical option is located in the northern Hudson Valley city of Rensselaer. You’ll enjoy views of the Albany’s skyline, while being ten minutes from attractions like the New York State Museum, USS Slater and the Palace Theatre. The Lark Street entertainment and shopping district is also nearby.
The guestrooms–“which have either two queen beds or one king bed”–offer free Wi-Fi, flat-screen televisions, and black-out shades. Rollaway beds are available, as well as connecting suites. The suites feature a separate living area with sofa bed, as well as a microwave, refrigerator, and counter space with a sink.
Kids ages 19 and under stay for free when sharing their parents’ room. This property also adheres to the Holiday Inn policy allowing up to four kids, ages 12 and under, to eat free in the onsite restaurant.
Our Editor Loves
- Location near Albany
- Indoor pool
- Suites with kitchenettes and sofa beds
- Connecting Rooms
- Free Breakfast
- Free Wi-Fi
by TJ E
Pretty much anyplace we stay on the road has a refrigerator in the room. We had a wedding to attend in Albany and when you travel for fun weekend you generally bring snacks, cheese, dips, drinks that you want to put in a frig. Not here; you have to traipse down to the first floor to get a tiny bucket of ice - then what do you do with this? We bring bottled water on trips, and other beverages...we want to drink these cold from the bottle, not pour them into a tiny Styrofoam cup and use ice! Ok, I now have that out of my system. The hot breakfast included in the rate was perfectly fine: eggs, yogurt, bacon, sausage pancakes, etc. The pool was colder than I expected and tiny - I say close up the pool and use the money saved from this to purchase refrigerators for the rooms. Oh yeah, get color printer - a black & white map with colored bike trails, etc. is hard to figure. What else? It takes forever to change the channel on the TV, the delay is maddening. A little more focus on customer needs and satisfaction will go a long way to make staying here more enjoyable.
by Eric P
This is a good choice when you want to stay near Albany. Nice size rooms. Beds are very comfortable. My room had nice desk chair and a "lounge" chair. Bathroom was very clean, as was the rest. Wish the room had mini refrigerator. Breakfast was very good. I would stay again