$106 Avg/night
Rate based on Check-in: Dec 6, 2014 Check-out: Dec 7, 2014

Holiday Inn Express ALBANY WESTERN AVE UNIVERSITY

3 stars
1442 Western Avenue, Albany, NY 12203
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
4.4
out of 5
44 reviews
Great place to stay

We were greeted by a friendly face. Checkin was a breeze. The hotel was immaculate. Breakfast was... See full review

  • LeenieS
  • Aug 22, 2014
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
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

Hotel Map

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

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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
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

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 (44)

Ratings and reviews for Holiday Inn Express ALBANY WESTERN AVE UNIVERSITY

Overall score

4.4 / 5
5.01.0
44 out of 44
Amenities:
4.4
Room cleanliness:
4.7
Hotel staff:
4.6
Room comfort:
4.5
Location:
4.5
Value:
4.3

98% would recommend to a friend.

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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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Review of Holiday Inn Express ALBANY WESTERN AVE UNIVERSITY

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Baum
Business
Oakland, California
Oct 11, 2012

Annual visit to Albany

We visit our family in Albany every year in October. and always stay at the Holiday Inn Express Western Ave Albany. It is a very comfortable and the Breakfast are very good. Thank you very much.

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

Business

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Review of Holiday Inn Express ALBANY WESTERN AVE UNIVERSITY

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Seattle by way of SUNY
Business
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
Trip purpose:

Business

Shopping tip: Short drive from hotel

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

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Review of Holiday Inn Express ALBANY WESTERN AVE UNIVERSITY

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Felipe Super Dad
Business
Albany, New York
Jul 15, 2012

University Orientation

The hotel was very pleasant ,clean and staff was very helpful.

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

Business

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Review of Holiday Inn Express ALBANY WESTERN AVE UNIVERSITY

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Youngerman
Business
Albany, ny
Jul 4, 2012

Hotel

From the moment we walked in the place, our stay was pleasant. The staff was friendly, informative, and helpful. The room was clean, comfortable, and new. Would recommend this hotel.

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

Business

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Review of Holiday Inn Express ALBANY WESTERN AVE UNIVERSITY

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Noelbell
Business
New York, NY
Jun 22, 2012

Great Hotel just a bit of feedback

The hotel was a great value for the money. New, clean, and comfortable. There is a great breakfast - fruit, eggs, hot breakfast meats, pancakes, assorted breads/breakfast rolls. Free USA Today was a great perk and the 24 hour "convenience store" in the hotel was nice. We also enjoyed the work out room. The staff was really nice and helpful. The only complaints we had (and why the hotel received a 4 not 5 star rating) was that the shower wouldn't drain properly so that was annoying and that the AC was super loud and clunky (we were in room 440). Also it was annoying that the pool was closed. Otherwise everything else was really great and we would stay again, especially considering the great price and the newness of the hotel.

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

Business

Dining tip: Short drive from hotel

There is a drive through starbucks and a great independent coffee shop just a quick drive (even walkable) away from the hotel towards town. Also for pizza skip DC's (it was so gross) and go to the local pizza place next door (delicious!)

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Review of Holiday Inn Express ALBANY WESTERN AVE UNIVERSITY

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
misspodd76
Business
(Western) New York
Jun 9, 2012

Great night!

It was very easy to find. At check in the guy was very nice...asked if I had a floor preference (I am pregnant) and then hooked us up with a room right near the pool. My son loved that and I liked not having to walk a long way! Room was great...very up to date. Only complaint is that there was not any information about the area in the room. Usually it is on the desk. Pool was small but warm and area was clean. Breakfast was awesome...lots to choose from and my son loved the Pancake maker! Only stayed the one night but would stay there again if needed!

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

Business

Dining tip: Short drive from hotel

TGI Friday's is just down the street. My son and I checked in late and needed to eat. Went there to get some take out ....they were friendly and we did not have to wait long!

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Review of Holiday Inn Express ALBANY WESTERN AVE UNIVERSITY

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Bonnie Fan
Business
Binghamton
Jun 5, 2012

Still Great

Our experience was as good as the previous ones. Very clean. Love the breakfast. Great sleep. Lots of places to eat just to the west at Stuyvesant Plaza. Cool shops

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

Business

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Review of Holiday Inn Express ALBANY WESTERN AVE UNIVERSITY

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Rod H
Business
DFW
May 29, 2012

Above average for a HI Express

Nice location for visiting CNSE also resturants, fast food, gas, Starbucks within 1 mile. 10 minutes from Airport.

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

Business

Time-saving tip: Short drive from hotel

Close to CNSE if you are visiting on business.

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Review of Holiday Inn Express ALBANY WESTERN AVE UNIVERSITY

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
SUNY Mom
Business
Upstate NY
Apr 1, 2012

Great stay while visiting college daughters!

I have stayed here & at other hotels near SUNY Albany. I left this time saying "I'm not even going to bother looking at other places to stay!" This hotel is conveniently located near campus, the room has everything you need-'fridg, m'wave , it is spotless & has a nice pool. On top of that, the staff is helpful & the breakfast is by far better than any of the other continental breakfasts. I definitely recommend it & will return.

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

Business

Time-saving tip: Short drive from hotel

Short drive to SUNY Albany

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