The Hotel Albany

Address: 40 Lodge Street, Albany, New York, 12207, United States | 3 star hotel
 
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Location

This 3 star hotel, located on 40 Lodge Street, Albany, is near New York State Capitol, The Egg, Times Union Center, and Albany City Hall.
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Historical Traveler Reviews The Hotel Albany

Best Place in Albany!

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This was my first time staying at the Crowne Plaza in Albany. There was a bunch of people staying there to catch the BIG RED FREAKOUT hockey games for RPI in Troy. The service was great, and the rooms were excellent. They were nice and spacious, always kept nice and clean...and you are given a nice little welcoming package in your room upon your arrival! What a nice treat!!! Not to mention the the hotel is very close to the highway, and other shops....making the location great. The one small thing that I was not happy with was there parking structure. It wasn't attached to the hotel, so you had a bit of a walk, which is not too enjoyable when it is really cold out...and doesn't seem to justify the parking fees! But what a great place. I would recommend it without hesitation. It is a great place, especially for the price. I would stay there again in a heart beat.

Great stay!

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We stayed for two nights. Got a great deal on the room and were very pleased with our stay. The bed was great and the extras at the hotel were able considering the great deal we got. The gym had a lot of cardo equipment but was short on weights. The view was great. Directions to local attractions and airports were very detailed.

Excellet! A Great Improvement

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Beds were heavenly! Slept better there then I have in any other hotel. I have stayed here for the past 3 years and I must say that they have improved this place dramatically! Staff was efficient and friendly, very relaxing by the pool. Just heaven.

TV not kid friendly

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We stayed overnight on July 17-18 and found the room to be fine for the price, but we were shocked by the television. While flipping through the non-premium channels with my 11 year old daughter in the room at 4:00 PM in the afternoon I was quite surprised to stumble upon a very hard core porn channel. I was even more surprised when I quickly hit the next channel, only to find a second hard core porn channel. Parents should be warned about the television at the Crowne Plaza.

I've stayed in many hotels throughout the US and in Europe and have never seen these very graphic channels offered on a non-premium basis. Guests should be able to see what is on television without having to ask their children to leave the room.

Am writing for two adults...the food was tasteless, cold and overpriced.

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Two of my friends and I recently ate at the main restarunt and found our dinners to be mostly tasteless. What did have taste..the cream sauce on tuna steak and in the seafood plate was totally disgusting...to add to our dissatisfaction was the fact that the meals were lukewarm to top them off. Neither dinners were more than sampled and left for the dogs. It is no wonder that the dining room was empty when we arrived and empty when we left.

Great location!

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We stayed at the Crowne Plaze for one night. It is an awesome location if you are going to the arena! Only two blocks away. Definately worth it to not wait in traffic! Nice rooms, comfy beds. Nice lounge. Desk staff was very friendly. Would recommend.

BIG Customer Service ProblemS

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In Albany once a month for business, I have spent 8 nights at the Crowne Plaza this year. (35 nights for our group total). The location is ideal, saves the morning commute. Everything else is - well - questionable. Check-in is slow, often 15 minutes or more, Check-out is worse 30+ minutes there. Room service is great, but the restaraunt, though empty, makes the check-in counter seem speedy. Cold showers, substituting smoking rooms, lost reservations, attempted rate swapping, make the broken pop machines seem like perks! I'm still waiting on a toothpaste delivery....

Nice place to stay

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Thought this hotel was in a great downtown location. The room we stayed at was wonderful with a great view of the city. The dinner we had at the hotel wasn't that good, but breakfast made up for it. Overall a nice hotel.

Good but not Great

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Stayed here for one night when I went to a concert in nearby Coca Cola Arena. It's about two blocks away from the arena which makes it an ideal choice. It is also one of the nicer hotels in the area. However, I felt that for the price it could have been a little bit better. My only true complaint is the price.

A bit disappointing

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The Crowne Plaza-Albany is a beautiful hotel outside. The restaurant inside was very good. The rooms were well-appointed. However, it was impossible to control the room temp and it became so warm and uncomfortable during the night, I had to open the window. In addition, no soda machines were available on the floors, so there was no way to cool off except to grab some ice. A bit disappointing for a Crowne Plaza. 2 1/2 stars if I could rate it that way.

TripAdvisor Reviews The Hotel Albany

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Travel Blogs from Albany

4 Months Later

A travel blog entry by morganberry15 on Dec 16, 2014

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I know that I have not blogged in quite a while -- to my defense, all of my pictures were on a camera that I had no software to upload with in Italy -- but I thought it necessary to give one last post, so excuse the excessive amount of cliches you are about to read.
My time abroad was one I will forever be grateful for. I was fortunate enough to share it entirely with my best friend. On top of that, I am privileged to have spent a week with my mother in both Greece and Italy and am ...

Visit to Martin Van Buren's Home: Lindenwald

A travel blog entry by dmarek on Oct 19, 2014

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... of President Van Buren at the Ellis Island Museum. President Van Buren signed the order that sent the Cherokee on the Trail of Tears. I had to ask about it and our ranger guide said that Van Buren, even though he didn't support the spread of slavery into new states, was really not an abolitionist or human ...

Frederic Church's Olana

A travel blog entry by dmarek on Oct 19, 2014

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After our tour of Lindenwald, Martin Van Buren's home, we continued south to Olana, the home of Frederic Church of the Hudson River School of painters. It was rather cold and blustery so we sought refuge in the museum/office where I ran into Adrienne and Sharon of the Red Rock Circle. Vesna had tentatively ...

Mohawk Trail with Fall Colors

A travel blog entry by photokent on Oct 14, 2014

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We departed the Lowell area across Hwy 2 towards Western Massachusetts, entering the Mohawk Trail across the Berkshires. We were welcomed with beautiful color, muted by the rains, yet nothing like we have seen before. I shot some iPhone photos which are below. We looked for possible campsite but everything was shut down for RV's like us.

We continued south along Hwy 7 then crossed over Into eastern upstate New York to catch the Taconic Trail just ...

"Massachusets" Bee Gees

A travel blog entry by geoffnsteph on Oct 05, 2014

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... states. As it was Sunday and Fall was setting in, we had to queue in the car for parking space at the top. The views were remarkable; we suspect that in a week or so's time they will be even better as the tree reds emerge more strongly.
It was a steady descent back down the mountain, criss-crossing the Appalachian Trail as we went and in error we drove back through Williamstown to discover the late afternoon sun catching the ...