$121 Avg/night
Rate based on Check-in: May 29, 2015 Check-out: May 31, 2015

Holiday Inn Express ALBANY WESTERN AVE UNIVERSITY

3 stars
View map of 1442 Western Avenue, Albany, NY 12203

Hotel Overview

Reviewer score
4.4
out of 5
45 reviews
Business...it was great

It was great, clean and awesome staff. I went alone and staff made me feel safe. See full review

  • Rosa F.
  • Apr 10, 2015
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
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

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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.

Ratings and reviews for Holiday Inn Express ALBANY WESTERN AVE UNIVERSITY

Overall score

4.4 / 5
5.01.0
9 out of 45
Amenities:
4.3
Cleanliness:
4.1
Hotel staff:
4.2
Comfort:
4.1
Location:
4.2
Value:
3.7

89% would recommend to a friend.

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Review of Holiday Inn Express ALBANY WESTERN AVE UNIVERSITY

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Rosa F.
Business
West babylon
Apr 10, 2015

Business...it was great

It was great, clean and awesome staff. I went alone and staff made me feel safe.

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

Business

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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
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
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

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
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
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

4
5.01.0
NAMA Recovery
Business
Bronx, NY
Jul 2, 2011

Two weeks in Albany

I was in Albany for part two of a training. Week one I stated aton of the better rated hotels near the capittal. Second week at the Holiday Inn Express which was better in every way except no room service which they made up for a very complete complimentary breakfast. Not the usual you get what you pay for. I was really surprised andI will stay here my next trip to Albany.

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

Business

Shopping tip: Short walk from hotel

Mall across the street. None of the large anchor stores but a few pleasant restaurants.

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Review of Holiday Inn Express ALBANY WESTERN AVE UNIVERSITY

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Bufffalo, N.Y.
May 8, 2011

Nice hotel

Nice, clean hotel with a very nice breakfast buffet.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
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
steviej
Business
Boston, MA
Apr 15, 2011

Business travel

Facility was very clean, everywhere. Room was comfortable, well laid out and you could not hear noise from other rooms. Bathroom was very large. Bed was uber-comfortable. Free breakfast buffet was awesome. Staff were cheerful and helpful.

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

Business

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Review of Holiday Inn Express ALBANY WESTERN AVE UNIVERSITY

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Traveling Sarah
Business
Charlotte, NC
Nov 10, 2010

Good Stay

I only stayed the one night, but enjoyed my stay. The breakfast was very good. There were so many options that I had a hard time deciding on just a few things. I had to spend the morning in my room doing work and it was nice to have free internet. I also really appreciated the TV options. It was nice to have the NFL network on while finishing up some work.

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

Business

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Review of Holiday Inn Express ALBANY WESTERN AVE UNIVERSITY

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Santa Barbara, CA
Jan 28, 2010

No Surprises

Everything super clean. Staff very friendly and helpful. Hot breakfast is outstanding - many choices and good quality. Only thing I didn't like was the fairly loud compressor on the room fridge, so I just reached in and turned the control off, and got a good night's sleep. I also like the choice of pillows on the bed - some firm, some soft, and even marked as such. I'll stay there again. Price was a little high for a HIE.

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

Business

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Review of Holiday Inn Express ALBANY WESTERN AVE UNIVERSITY

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
USA
Jul 10, 2007

My review of Holiday Inn Express ALBANY-WESTERN AVE SUNY AREA

THE HOLIDAY INN I STAYED AT IN ALBANY NEW YORK WAS SOMEWHAT DISAPOINTING BECAUSE THE ROOM WAS HOT THE AIRCONDITIONER SEEMED NOT TO WORK PROPERLY THE ROOM SEEMED TO BE NOT SO CLEAN THERE WAS MAGAZINES IN THE DRESSERS FROM A PREVIOUS GUEST

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
2
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
2
Location:
4
Value:
2
Trip purpose:

Business

Shopping tip: Short drive from hotel

THE CROSS GATE MALL IN ALBANY NEW YORK WAS AMAZING

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