$89 Avg/night
Rate and special offer based on Check-in: May 26, 2015 Check-out: May 27, 2015

BEST WESTERN Sovereign Hotel - Albany

3 stars
View map of 1228 Western Avenue, Albany, NY 12203-3326

Hotel Overview

Reviewer score
3.4
out of 5
75 reviews
Just Because

The room was very nice consdiering the price. The hotel has alot of amenities, such as a gym, pool... See full review

  • Christian K.
  • Dec 30, 2014
Excellent

Had a brilliant stay, hotel had everything we could need, very clean and comfortable, all staff... See full review

  • Lynne road trip
  • Sep 22, 2014
Welcome to the BEST WESTERN Sovereign Hotel Albany! When staying at our Albany hotel, a trip to the Crossgates Mall is a must, whether youre here for an event at SUNY Albany (Albany University) or just getting away from the city. A great academic community, the College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering (CNSE) and the College of St. Rose are also in the neighborhood. We cater to all guests, whether youre a healthcare professional at Albany Medical Center or simply touring a nearby college campus, our friendly staff members will make you feel at home. Catch a game at the Times Union Center or take a stroll around Washington Park. The Palace Theatre always features exciting shows and dont forget to attend a SUNY athletic event. They bring athletes and fans to the area from around the country. Take in a Guilderland Soccer Tournament or visit the Saratoga Racecourse for an adrenaline rush. Even if youre here to take the NYS Bar Exam, its important to treat yourself after those months of studying. How about a trip to the Altamont Fairgrounds to see whats happening? All year-round there are special events taking place. Employees of General Electric (GE®) and Global Foundries® are a couple of our regular guests, and we prioritize business travelers who want to feel at home. Close to the Amtrak Rensselaer Station and Albany International Airport, traveling is easy at our Albany hotel. Nearby, the NYS Museum and Empire State Plaza are must-sees for vacationers. Tour the capitol buildings and try out some of the local fare. Afterwards, you can rest easy in your spacious room with luxurious bedding. Its the little touches that make any trip special, and we combine the best in service with the best amenities. Book a room at the BEST WESTERN Sovereign Hotel Albany now! Renovation of lobby is under way to better guest experience until further notice. We look forward to an upgraded and enhanced lobby. The pool is currently closed until May 31, 2015. We

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BEST WESTERN Sovereign Hotel - Albany Rooms

2 DOUBLE BEDS
2 DOUBLE BEDS,NSMK,HI SPEED NET,MICFRG,CFMKR,IRN,HAIR,FULL BREAKFAST
2 DOUBLE BEDS
2 DOUBLE BEDS,SMOK,PET FRIENDLY RM,HI SPEED NET,MICFRG,FULL BREAKFAST
1 QUEEN BED
1 QUEEN BED,NSMK,PET FRIENDLY RM,HI SPEED NET,MICFRG,FULL BREAKFAST
1 DOUBLE BED
1 DOUBLE BED,NSMK,JR SUITE,TABLE AND CHAIRS,MICRFG,FULL BREAKFAST
1 DOUBLE BED
1 DOUBLE BED,MOBILITY ACCESSIBLE,ROLL IN SHOWER,NSMK,FULL BREAKFAST
1 DOUBLE BED
1 DOUBLE BED,MOBILITY ACCESSIBLE,BATHTUB,NSMK,FULL BREAKFAST
1 KING BED
1 KING BED,NSMK,JR SUITE,TABLE AND CHAIRS,MICRFG,FULL BREAKFAST
2 DOUBLE BEDS
2 DOUBLE BEDS,SMOK,HI SPED NET,MICRFG,COFMKR,IRON,HAIR,FULL BREAKFAST
1 KING BED
1 KING BED,NSMK,HI SPEED NET,MICFRG,CFMKR,IRN,HAIR,FULL BREAKFAST
1 QUEEN BED
1 QUEEN BED,NSMK,HI SPEED NET,MICFRG,CFMKR,IRN,HAIR,FULL BREAKFAST
1 KING BED
1 KING BED,SMOK,HI SPED NET,MICRFG,COFMKR,IRON,HAIR,FULL BREAKFAST
1 QUEEN BED
1 QUEEN BED,SMOK,HI SPED NET,MICRFG,COFMKR,IRON,HAIR,FULL BREAKFAST
1 DOUBLE BED
1 DOUBLE BED,NSMK,HANDICAP,HISPD,MICRFRG,COFMKR,IRON,FULL BREAKFAST
1 DOUBLE BED
1 DOUBLE BED,SMOK,HANDICAP,HISPD,MICRFRG,COFMKR,IRON,FULL BREAKFAST
2 DOUBLE BEDS
2 DOUBLE BEDS,NSMK,PET FRIENDLY RM,HI SPEED NET,MICFRG,FULL BREAKFAST

Amenities

  • High-speed internet
  • Free parking
  • Indoor pool
  • No smoking rooms/facilities
General
Air conditioned
No smoking rooms/facilities
Elevators
Ice machine
Activities
Indoor pool
Exercise gym
Steam bath
Dining
Restaurant
Coffee maker in room
Lounge
Services
24 hour front desk
Business center
Maid service
Guest laundromat
Express checkout
Security
Wake-up service
In-Room Safe
Meeting/Banquet facilities
FAX
Conference facilities
Internet
High-speed internet
Parking
Free parking
Outdoor parking
RV or truck parking
Truck parking
Accessibility
Accessible facilities
Wheel chair access
Room
Television with cable
AM/FM alarm clock
Hairdryer in room
Microwave
Cribs available
Electronic door locks
Ironing board

Nearby points of interest

  • Times Union Center: 4.3 mi

Dining

Across The Street Pub
0.50 mile(s) from Across The Street Pub, Pub, American, Open for: lunch, dinner, Burger, Sandwiches and Wings.
Delmonico
4.00 mile(s) from Delmonico, Full Service, Steak House, Open for: lunch, dinner, Italian Steak House Restaurant
Maggie's Cafe
0.50 mile(s) from Maggie's Cafe, Bar/Lounge, Italian, Open for: lunch, dinner, 11:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.
Red Lobster
4.00 mile(s) from Red Lobster, Full Service, Seafood, Open for: lunch, dinner
DP's
4.00 mile(s) from DP's, Brasserie, Continental, Open for: lunch, dinner
Ninety Nine
1.00 mile(s) from Ninety Nine, Bar/Lounge, American, Open for: lunch, dinner, 11:30 a.m. to 11:00 p.m.
Burger King®
1.00 mile(s) from Burger King®, Fast Food, American, Open for: breakfast, lunch, dinner, 6:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m.
Capital Buffet
4.00 mile(s) from Capital Buffet, Buffet, Chinese, Open for: lunch, dinner
Tango Restaurant
Tango Restaurant, on premises, Bar/Lounge, International, Open for: lunch, dinner, Uruguayan Cuisine; Open Monday - Thursday 11:00 AM to 11:00 PM, Friday 11:00 AM to 12:00 AM, Saturday 1:00 PM to 12:00 AM, and Sunday 1:00 PM to 9:00 PM.
Sutter's Mill & Co
Adjacent to Sutter's Mill & Co, Pub, American, Open for: lunch, dinner

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
03:00 PM
Check-out:
11:00 AM

Terms and conditions

Rates quoted in currencies other than the hotel's base currency are subject to the rate of the international exchange. Rate may change throughout stay. Rate may reflect average nightly rate. Extra charges may apply. Incidental charges, such as room service, are not included in the rate.

The amenities and/or facilities may not be located at the hotel, but within a reasonable distance, and additional charges may apply for use. All information has been provided by this hotel and not by Orbitz

Ratings and reviews for BEST WESTERN Sovereign Hotel - Albany

Overall score

3.4 / 5
5.01.0
75 out of 75
Amenities:
3.4
Cleanliness:
3.7
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
3.7
Location:
3.9
Value:
3.8

77% would recommend to a friend.

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Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
Robert R.
Business
Macedon
Mar 16, 2015

Over night stay

I have stayed at this hotel a few weeks previous and my experience was good, the hotel was basic no frills and needed up dating. This time was terrible . The bed slopped to one side and had to be leveled out with a coat hanger, the sheets did not fit the bed exposing the mattress, and came off in the night. The shower head is too large for the bath and is fixed to hit of the back wall of the tub creating a pool of water on the floor. The tissues and toilet paper were below standard. In the morning we had to be on the road early, breakfast included in the meal was to be 6:30 am At 7:20 am the doors were still not open. The person covering the desk in the morning when we came down to breakfast was surly, grumpy sat watching a TV with a hoodie over his head, some of his face not a welcoming site. When checking out the new person was more pleasant . The checkin person on the Friday was very friend

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
2
Comfort:
2
Location:
3
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

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Review of BEST WESTERN Sovereign Hotel - Albany

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Traveler
Business
N/A
Feb 21, 2015

Mediocre hotel

The room was definitely in need of some repair and a thorough cleaning, especially the bathroom. Pool was nice, sauna was not. Staff were very pleasant and professional.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
1
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
2
Location:
5
Value:
1
Trip purpose:

Business

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Review of BEST WESTERN Sovereign Hotel - Albany

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Talulah Poppins
Business
Montreal
Feb 9, 2015

Great hotel for a shopping trip

Lots of space, nice breakfast and close to the mall.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
5
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

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Review of BEST WESTERN Sovereign Hotel - Albany

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Birmingham Dog Lovers
Business
Birmingham
Jan 9, 2015

Summer vacation

This property is well located for visiting in the region. We made day trips to Cooperstown and its museums, Ft Ticonderoga and Lake George, and Olana, the Edna St Vincent Millay house, and The Clark Collection at Williams College from this hotel.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

There was a great neighborhood bar and grill less than a block to the west of the hotel.

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Review of BEST WESTERN Sovereign Hotel - Albany

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Christian K.
Business
N/A
Dec 30, 2014

Just Because

The room was very nice consdiering the price. The hotel has alot of amenities, such as a gym, pool etc. We stayed here just for the fun of it. If I was vacationing I would still choose another best western. The one on Western Ave is a good location, low crime rate. Across from a college and is constantly patrolled by the state police. In fact their was one sitting I'm the parking lot.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
4
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

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Review of BEST WESTERN Sovereign Hotel - Albany

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
New Yorker I
Business
New York, NY
Nov 21, 2014

just okay

The hotel is located just across UAlbany main campus and very close to high way. Staffs are nice. But The facility is dated. Carpet and bathroom tub is a little bit dirty. Smoking smell occasionally comes to my room. And I can easily hear the voice of my neighbor next door, not to mention I know everything people talking on the hall way.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
2
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
3
Location:
5
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

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Review of BEST WESTERN Sovereign Hotel - Albany

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Wanderlust9102
Business
Los Angeles, CA
Oct 6, 2014

Reasonably Priced, Great Staff

I was in the region to visit Troy, NY, and the only downside was that the hotel was a litte far for that. However, it is very close to U of Albany. I got a double bed, room and hotel were clean. The staff were very efficient and helpful. Decent value for money.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
3
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Lynne road trip
Business
England
Sep 22, 2014

Excellent

Had a brilliant stay, hotel had everything we could need, very clean and comfortable, all staff were really lovely and helpful, especially Bobby, he's a star!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
4
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

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Review of BEST WESTERN Sovereign Hotel - Albany

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
OrangeSky
Business
NY
Sep 14, 2014

Okay stay

We booked for a King size bed room, but got a Queen size bed room. We were told because we booked through an online travel site, they couldn't guarantee the room we asked for. The lady in the front desk suggested us to book from their website next time to get a guaranteed room. Also, they can match the price with the other website. It was disappointing because later we found out that the Queen size bed was more like a Full size bed. The front lady was informative but kind of loud. She should be more careful about discussing the guests private information at counter. The room was clean, and the free breakfast was good. The staff in the restaurant were very friendly. The Wifi was not working.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
3
Comfort:
3
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

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Review of BEST WESTERN Sovereign Hotel - Albany

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Frank 1983
Business
Bayshore
Sep 8, 2014

Weekend stay

The best western was a nice little get a way for myself and my girlfriend. Good free breakfast. I would reccomend

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

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