$120 Avg/night
Rate based on Check-in: Aug 10, 2014 Check-out: Aug 11, 2014

Holiday Inn Express ALBANY WESTERN AVE UNIVERSITY

3 stars
1442 WESTERN AVE., ALBANY, NY 12203
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
4.4
out of 5
66 reviews
Holiday Inn Express

Hotel was so clean smelt nice and the breakfast was so good and to s of choices. Only complaint is... See full review

  • Keystsl
  • Jun 23, 2014
Highly satisfactory

Everything went perfectly well at this hotel. Very close to the SUNY-Albany campus and a few... See full review

  • JRABE
  • Jun 23, 2014
Bright, contemporary guest rooms and free breakfast near UAlbany
The Holiday Inn Express Albany – Western Ave University provides a comfortable, convenient stopping point for business and leisure travelers. The main campus of the University at Albany – SUNY is half a mile from the hotel. Family-friendly amenities include free breakfast and a sizeable indoor pool. Complimentary wired and wireless Internet access help guests keep up with e-mail, news or work. A wide range of additional dining options are located in the area.
Highlights
  • Indoor pool
  • Located near the University at Albany – SUNY
  • Seasonal outdoor area with barbecue grill
  • Free parking
Rooms

All 121 rooms at the Holiday Inn Express Albany – Western Ave University are decorated in bright, springy colors, with lime and marigold walls, playful patterned curtains and crisp white beds. Flat-panel TVs feature cable channels and pay-per-view movies. Guests stay refreshed with complimentary bottled water and in-room coffee service. Microwaves and refrigerators are also included. Two-room suites feature separate living and sleeping areas, as well as a wet bar and second television.

 

Features

A recently renovated fitness center overlooks the indoor pool and includes cardiovascular and weight equipment, a large flat-panel TV and shower facilities. Guests take advantage of a seasonal outdoor gathering space with a barbecue grill, as well as patio and lounge seating.


Dining options for guests at the Holiday Inn Express Albany – Western Ave University include a free breakfast buffet featuring cereal, cinnamon rolls, eggs, fruit, pastries and beverages. A snack shop, adjacent to the front desk, offers convenience items and Albany souvenirs for purchase. Local restaurants provide in-room delivery.


Free Wi-Fi is available throughout the Holiday Inn Express Albany – Western Ave University. On-site parking is also complimentary.

Transportation
  • I-87 (0.5 mi/0.7 km)
  • I-90 (1 mi/1.8 km)
  • Albany International Airport (5 mi/7.8 km)
  • Greyhound bus station (5 mi/7.8 km)
  • Albany-Rensselaer Amtrak station (6 mi/8.9 km) 
Attractions
  • University at Albany – SUNY (0.5 mi/0.8 km)
  • Crossgates Mall (1 mi/1.8 km) 
  • Colonie Center mall (2 mi/3.4 km)
  • Empire State Plaza (4 mi/7 km)
  • New York State Museum (4 mi/7.1 km)
  • New York State Capitol (4 mi/7.2 km)
  • Times Union Center (5 mi/7.5 km)   
  • Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (9 mi/14.7 km)
Business
  • Business center
  • 1,300 square feet of function space
  • Three meeting rooms

Amenities

  • Free breakfast
  • High-speed internet
  • Free parking
  • Indoor pool
  • No smoking rooms/facilities
General
No smoking rooms/facilities
Free local telephone calls
Ice machine
Activities
Indoor pool
Children's activities
Tennis
Dining
Free breakfast
Coffee maker in room
Services
Business center
Maid service
Guest laundromat
ATM/Cash machine
In-Room Safe
Shops/Commercial services
FAX
Gift shop
Overhead projector
White board
Internet
High-speed internet
Parking
Free parking
Parking
Accessibility
Accessible facilities
Room
Satellite TV
DVD player
Desk with lamp
Free newspaper
Hairdryer in room
Microwave
Cribs available
In room movies
Temperature control
Ironing board
Bath tub

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Hotel Map

42.679 -73.8366
Nearby airports
Albany International Airport, (ALB), 6.00, MI, NE;
Area description
Suburban, suburban

Nearby points of interest

  • Times Union Center: 4.7 mi

Dining

99 Restaurant and Pub
Casual Dining with varied menu, close by, childrens menu.
Across the Street Pub
A popular local hang out with a varied menu featuring American, tavern style, pizza and pasta
Capitol Diner
Classic Diner menu with a contemporary feel. Just 1 mile away, look for the gleaming chrome!
BFS Restaurant
Continental and Mediteranean fare. Looking for something good and unusual, this is the place. Local chef owned and operated.
Athos
Clasic Greek Cuisine
Bellini's
Amazing Italian eatery, locally owned.
Delmonico's Italian Steakhouse
The PERFECT mix of authentic Italian cuisine and the delicious options of a steakhouse.
Grandma's Pies & Restaurant
Granny's recipes prepared on the premises with old fashioned skill provide a difference that you can taste. Homestyle Cuisine
Hana Japanese Steak House & Sushi Bar
If you want to experiance total satisfaction in a restaurant this is the place to go. With full elngth Sushi Bar, sizzling hibachi tables, and regular dining seating it's the perfect place to go for any occasion.
Albany Pump Station
Brew Company, Great food and beer.

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
04:00 PM
Check-out:
12:00 PM

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.

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Guest Reviews (66)

Ratings and reviews for Holiday Inn Express ALBANY WESTERN AVE UNIVERSITY

Overall score

4.4 / 5
5.01.0
66 out of 66
Amenities:
4.4
Room cleanliness:
4.6
Hotel staff:
4.5
Room comfort:
4.5
Location:
4.4
Value:
4.2

97% would recommend to a friend.

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Review of Holiday Inn Express ALBANY WESTERN AVE UNIVERSITY

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Seattle by way of SUNY
Seattle, WA
Sep 29, 2012

Fabulous for a visit to the University

Can't say enough good things about this hotel. Perfect location just across from the University--and right between Starbucks and Five Guys, to boot! Spacious, bright room--clean enough that I thought I might have been the first to use it. Big bright bathroom. Free wi fi, free parking, free (full) breakfast. They had an impromptu free barbecue for guests one afternoon. Incredible pantry/gift shop with freezers full of microwave dinners and gourmet ice creams. Will definitely stay there again.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Shopping tip: Short drive from hotel

Check out the two great upscale boutiques at Stuyvesant Plaza: Evoke and Circles. Albany goes big-time!

Review of Holiday Inn Express ALBANY WESTERN AVE UNIVERSITY

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Keystsl
Vermont
Jun 23, 2014

Holiday Inn Express

Hotel was so clean smelt nice and the breakfast was so good and to s of choices. Only complaint is the swimming pool. It is not made for adults. The deep end is only 5 ft 8 inches deep and the length wasnt long at all. However with that being sad id stay here again.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
2
Value:
5
Review of Holiday Inn Express ALBANY WESTERN AVE UNIVERSITY

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
JRABE
Urbana, IL
Jun 23, 2014

Highly satisfactory

Everything went perfectly well at this hotel. Very close to the SUNY-Albany campus and a few minutes drive to various restaurants; a few miles from downtown. Staff was very welcoming and helpful. Pool is big enough to swim a few strokes across; no hot tub.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
4
Value:
5
Dining tip: Short drive from hotel

We had a good (and large!) meal at the diner up the road.

Review of Holiday Inn Express ALBANY WESTERN AVE UNIVERSITY

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Youngbuckets
NJ
Jun 16, 2014

Great experience

stay was excellent, breakfast was good, room was spotless.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
4
Value:
5
Review of Holiday Inn Express ALBANY WESTERN AVE UNIVERSITY

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Frequent Traveler124
New York, New York
Mar 31, 2014

Frequent Traveler124

Very nice hotel. We especially liked the breakfast, and the room was really quiet.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
4
Value:
5
Review of Holiday Inn Express ALBANY WESTERN AVE UNIVERSITY

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
OldGuyCary
Arlington, MA
Jan 2, 2014

nice one-night stay

We (me, wife, 2 girls) stayed here one night recently. We got a suite, which was excellent. My wife and I had one room; the girls had the other room. The rooms were clean and modern. Each room had its own large TV. We swam in the heated indoor pool. My wife used the exercise room. The complimentary breakfast was excellent. They even had pancakes. The staff was very friendly. This was one of the best hotel experiences I have ever had.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Review of Holiday Inn Express ALBANY WESTERN AVE UNIVERSITY

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Koda Chrome
New Jersey
Sep 1, 2013

Friendly, Clean and Comfortable

Stayed one night after spending the day in Saratoga (30 minute drive). Clean and comfortable hotel set back from the street. Staff friendly (Jafar was very welcoming on our arrival) and helpful (TV remote did not work, staff came immediately and resolved issue). Room was a bit crowded; too many pieces of furniture crammed into one space. Ample free parking. Fitness equipment and small pool. Hot and cold breakfast was outstanding, a very nice surprise. Great value.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
4
Money-saving tip: Short drive from hotel

Short drive from Saratoga.

Review of Holiday Inn Express ALBANY WESTERN AVE UNIVERSITY

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
UAlbany Dad
Chappaqua, New York
Aug 17, 2013

Perfect for visiting UAlbany

It's where I stay when I visit my college boy. Very accommodating staff and I recently got an upgrade due to my many visits.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
4
Dining tip: Short drive from hotel

A la Shanghai - best Chinese cuisine in town.

Review of Holiday Inn Express ALBANY WESTERN AVE UNIVERSITY

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
contended Mom
Albany
Mar 3, 2013

Good location for our purpose

The staffs are friendly. The breakfast was decent. Only the soap provided in the hotel rooms could be better.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
4
Review of Holiday Inn Express ALBANY WESTERN AVE UNIVERSITY

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
SUNY Mom
Upstate NY
Feb 18, 2013

Comfy & Cozy

The beds & pillows were comfortable & the room came with a 'frig, m'wave coffeemaker. What more could you expect! Bkfst was great & the staff was friendly & helpful. The hotel was quiet,too. My daughter & I settled in to relax & then had an ice cream urge-they had Ben & Jerry's available in their store. Perfect!!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Sightseeing tip: Short drive from hotel

Short drive to SUNY Albany

Review of Holiday Inn Express ALBANY WESTERN AVE UNIVERSITY

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Geminitraveler
Business
NYC
Nov 11, 2012

Incredible service

Stayed 3 times and service at this hotel was on overdrive every time. It just could not be better. The breakfast is complete, well prepared, and fresh. The breakfast buffet area is kept very clean. Seating is in an area with 2 large screen TVs. The pool is always kept hot and is larger than what it looks like in the photos. Rooms are well stocked with everything you could imagine. Just a wonderful place to stay and convenient to all.

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

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

The 99 Restaurant across the side parking lots is open late and has great food at a decent price.

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