$81 Avg/night
Rate and special offer based on Check-in: Nov 28, 2014 Check-out: Nov 29, 2014

BEST WESTERN Sovereign Hotel - Albany

3 stars
1228 Western Avenue, Albany, NY 12203-3326
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
3.4
out of 5
65 reviews
Second time around!

This was our second trip to this hotel and everything was great again! Will definitely be coming back. See full review

  • Kittyn
  • Jun 7, 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... See full review

  • Wanderlust9102
  • Oct 6, 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! The on-site 1228 Bar and Grill will be closed on Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day and New Years' Day. We apologize for the inconvenience.

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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
Guest laundromat
Express checkout
Security
Wake-up service
In-Room Safe
Meeting/Banquet facilities
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

McDonald's®
2.00 mile(s) from McDonald's®, Fast Food, American, Open for: breakfast, lunch, dinner, 6:00 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.
Barcelona
0.50 mile(s) from Barcelona, Bar/Lounge, Italian, Open for: lunch, dinner, 11:30 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. Mediteranean/Italian Cuisine
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.
DP's
4.00 mile(s) from DP's, Brasserie, Continental, Open for: lunch, dinner
Macaroni Grill
4.00 mile(s) from Macaroni Grill, Full Service, American, Open for: lunch, dinner
Sutter's Mill & Co
Adjacent to Sutter's Mill & Co, Pub, American, Open for: lunch, dinner
Boston Market
1.00 mile(s) from Boston Market, Fast Food, American, Open for: lunch, dinner, 11:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.
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.
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.

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

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Guest Reviews (65)

Ratings and reviews for BEST WESTERN Sovereign Hotel - Albany

Overall score

3.4 / 5
5.01.0
65 out of 65
Amenities:
3.4
Room cleanliness:
3.8
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
3.7
Location:
3.8
Value:
3.8

80% would recommend to a friend.

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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
Room cleanliness:
2
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
3
Location:
5
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

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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
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
3
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

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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
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
3
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

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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
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

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Review of BEST WESTERN Sovereign Hotel - Albany

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Dino handicapper
Business
bridgeton, nj
Aug 31, 2014

BAD wifi

i was extremely dissapointed with the wifi connection, i had a bunch of work i wanted to get done on my laptop but was not able to connect and when it did connect, it was a very weak signal !!! I personally think I should be compensated for this lack of wifi, after all, thats a main ammenity i need when staying out of town....... please advise

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
3
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
JackandCarol
Business
Sarasota, FL
Aug 11, 2014

Beware that "free" airport shuttle may not be useful

This hotel is acceptable for short stays. It is basically clean, and the breakfast is adequate. The staff was friendly and nice. However, if you have an early morning flight, be aware that the free airport shuttle does not operate until 7:30am. Thus, if you have a flight that departs before 10am, you will need to take a taxi (about $40 at present). So factor that amount into your room cost. If we had been aware of that fact, which is not mentioned on the hotel web site, we would have selected a different hotel.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
3
Location:
3
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

The pub a 200 yard walk away on the same side of the street (turn to the left as you leave the hotel) has outstanding food, large portions (more than we could eat), and is reasonably priced. We would stay at this hotel again just to eat at the pub (the name of which I cannot remember).

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Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
bd81
Business
Michigan
Jul 23, 2014

Clean but dated hotel

This hotel is clean and the staff was agreeable. However, it is dated and needs a rehab. The bathroom was tiny and the bed was very hard.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
1
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
1
Location:
2
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

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Review of BEST WESTERN Sovereign Hotel - Albany

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
fleborey
Business
colombia
Jun 17, 2014

Good

Good place to stay at night in way to niagara falls

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
4
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

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Review of BEST WESTERN Sovereign Hotel - Albany

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Brodro
Business
NY
Jun 7, 2014

Okay stay!

The beds where comfortable and the rooms where cleaned.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
4
Location:
3
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

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Review of BEST WESTERN Sovereign Hotel - Albany

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Kittyn
Business
Bronx, NY
Jun 7, 2014

Second time around!

This was our second trip to this hotel and everything was great again! Will definitely be coming back.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Shopping tip: Short drive from hotel

Great high end mall nearby.

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