Red Carpet Inn & Suites Albany

1 star
1385 WASHINGTON AVE, Albany, NY 12206
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
2.3
out of 5
80 reviews
Great hotel!

The room was very spacious and clean. See full review

  • Anonymous
  • Jul 28, 2009
"Run down and tired"

It was a bit noisy, poorly cleaned, and quite run down. The staff was friendly, but not really 'in... See full review

  • Anonymous
  • Jun 25, 2009
Budget hotel along I-90 convenient to Saratoga Springs and nearby malls

Located along I-90, the Red Carpet Inn & Suites Albany provides convenient access to downtown attractions such as the New York State Museum and Washington Park. For a day trip, the historic Saratoga Race Course - first opened in 1863 - is within a half hour drive. On the way to or from Saratoga Springs, stop by the Saratoga National Historical Park, site of the Revolutionary War's decisive Battle of Saratoga. Back at the Red Carpet Inn & Suites Albany, relax with free coffee and cable TV.

Highlights
  • Across the street from UAlbany
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Free Wi-Fi Internet access available throughout the hotel
  • Hotel offers 24/7 complimentary coffee
Location

Shoppers staying at the Red Carpet Inn & Suites Albany enjoy being near both Crossgates Mall and the Colonie Center, which offer a combined 370 stores and services. Crossgates Mall is the largest in upstate New York and features 11 anchor stores, including H&M, JCPenney and Macy's.

Rooms

Guest rooms at the Red Carpet Inn & Suites Albany include cable TV, free local phone calls and wake-up service. Some rooms also include microwaves and refrigerators. Interior and exterior corridor access rooms available. Wi-Fi Internet access is complimentary.

Features

Complimentary coffee is available 24/7. Free parking at the Red Carpet Inn & Suites Albany includes space for oversized vehicles. Stay connected hotel-wide with free Wi-Fi.

Transportation
  • Adjacent to I-90
  • I-87 (1 mi/2 km) 
  • Albany International Airport (4 mi/5.9 km)
  • Greyhound bus station (4 mi/7 km) 
  • Albany-Rensselaer Amtrak station (5 mi/8 km) 
Attractions
  • University at Albany – SUNY (Across the street)
  • Colonie Center mall (1 mi/2.2 km)
  • Crossgates Mall (2 mi/3 km) 
  • Empire State Plaza (4 mi/6.1 km)
  • New York State Capitol (4 mi/6.1 km) 
  • New York State Museum (4 mi/6.3 km) 
  • Times Union Center (4 mi/6.6 km)   
  • Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (8 mi/12.7 km)
Business
  • Free Wi-Fi Internet access available throughout the hotel
  • Copy and fax services

Hotel Map

42.6879 -73.8157
Area description
City Center

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Red Carpet Inn & Suites Albany Rooms

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Spacious Room With Two Double Beds, Two Double Bed Room-free local telephone calls -free newspaper -complimentary bathroom amenities -hairdryer available in office -iron-ironing board available in office -complimentary coffee in office -wake up service a
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Spacious Room With One King Size Bed One King Bed Room -free local telephone calls -free newspaper -complimentary bathroom amenities -hairdryer available in office -iron-ironing board available in office -complimentary coffee in office -wake up service av
1 K BED SUITE
Spacious Suite With One King Size Bed One King Bed Suite -free local telephone calls -free newspaper -complimentary bathroom amenities -hairdryer available in office -iron-ironing board available in office -complimentary coffee in office -wake up service

Amenities

  • Free parking
General
Free local telephone calls
Elevators
Ice machine
Dining
Vending machines
Family plan
Services
24 hour front desk
Express checkout
Wake-up service
FAX
Copy service
Parking
Free parking
Outdoor parking
Truck parking
Room
Television with cable
Microwave

Nearby points of interest

  • Times Union Center: 4.1 mi

Dining

Restaurant / Dining Information
DENNY'S RESTAURANT - American - 2 MILES FRIDAY'S - American - 2 MILES METRO 20 - American - 3.5 MILES HOULIHAN'S - American - 1.5 MILES OLIVE GARDEN - Italian - 3 MILES GARCIA'S - Mexican - 1.5 MILES MACRONI GRILL - American - 1.5 MILES RED LOBSTER

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
02:00 PM
Check-out:
10:00 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.

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Guest Reviews (80)

Ratings and reviews for Red Carpet Inn & Suites Albany

Overall score

2.3 / 5
5.01.0
80 out of 80
Amenities:
2
Room cleanliness:
2.8
Hotel staff:
3.2
Room comfort:
2.9
Location:
3.7
Value:
3.3

52% would recommend to a friend.

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Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
pinkang
Business
pittsburgh, PA
Jul 8, 2011

very nice and comfortable

it was very comfortable distance to have a trip

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

Business

Money-saving tip: Short drive from hotel

short to highway

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
JC, NY
Jun 17, 2011

I stayed at 500 Northern Blvd.

There are 2 and my reservation was for the one I was NOT at. It was no problem the manager called and transferred it. He said it happens alot. The room was average, the bathroom was newly done - very nice. It had a refrigator and microwave as well. Desk help was awesome. I did have a huge problem with the beds not having mattress covers. There was coffee in the front lounge area, not in the room.

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

Business

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Review of Red Carpet Inn & Suites Albany

Reviewer score

1
5.01.0
Frequent Albany visitor
Business
Harleysville, Pa
May 31, 2011

terrible with no security

I was expecting old when I saw the price of this hotel because it is certainly cheap enough. It has a lot of maintenance issues which is probably to be expected but it smells musty, has tiles that are falling off and a toilet seat that is barely attached. The worst is that with those issues, they could have at least been helpful. I had to call for towels every day. We would get one towel for 3 people and Sunday they did not make up the room until 6 pm. Because the hotel is old, it does not have key cards on the doors and so it is left unlocked. We got in one night at 2 am and walked right in with no one at the desk. The back door was also left open and anyone could walk in - Lock your doors if you stay there.

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

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

There is no breakfast. There is coffee if you ask. No tea. They sent us to dunkin donuts for tea.

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Review of Red Carpet Inn & Suites Albany

Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Albany, NY
May 25, 2011

Really wasn't that great

different things in the room needed fixing. I thought there was going to be a continental breakfast, there wasn't, just coffee that you had to walk to the lobby to get. [*]

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

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

there is a Dunken Donuts right down the road that is a little hidden when you first drive past it

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Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
College Student Travellor
Business
Simi Valley, CA
May 20, 2011

Old, Funky, but Friendly

The place is obviously rather old and rundown. Think once turquoise tile in the bathroom painted over a beige, but you can still tell it was once turquoise. Also, the faucet was not secured/caulked, which was a little unnerving. But the bed was average/normal. There was free wi-fi. The room was much larger than needed, actually a little spooky being so large. The staff was very friendly and helpful though. I had a noodle bowl with me for my dinner and they let me get some water for their cooler and use their microwave in their coffee room.

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

Business

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Review of Red Carpet Inn & Suites Albany

Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Sleepy Hollow NY
May 2, 2011

Red Carpet is inexpensive

Change your description to delete mention of free continental breakfast. They did not even have a teabag, though they did serve coffee. The bath towel was too small, but the room was clean except for stains on the rug.

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

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Hilton Hotel across the street had good breakfast for only $9.95.

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Review of Red Carpet Inn & Suites Albany

Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
black barbie
Business
Bronx, NY
Apr 4, 2011

Good Getaway

Went shopping at the mall and out to eat. Visit was good however, hotel itself wasn't what I expected.

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

Business

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Review of Red Carpet Inn & Suites Albany

Reviewer score

1
5.01.0
kdl1313
Business
Ma
Mar 28, 2011

Never Again

We were looking for an inexpensive hotel for one night near Rensellaer. This one said that is had a "spacious lobby" [...]. There was no coffee or breakfast - the room smelled, and had a number of repairs. [...] They did have wireless internet as promised, however and I was able to get my second billing back. There are dozens of other hotels - including 3 Marriots within walking distance that I can't imagine would be this BAD.

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

Business

Time-saving tip: Short walk from hotel

Another HOTEL

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Review of Red Carpet Inn & Suites Albany

Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
Vive
Business
NY
Mar 7, 2011

Ok, But thew won't give breakfast.

No breakfast provided[...].

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

Business

Dining tip: Not Applicable

Be prepare for your breakfast.

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Review of Red Carpet Inn & Suites Albany

Reviewer score

1
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Laval, Canada
Feb 28, 2011

One of the worst hotels I've ever stayed

Dirty hot tub, dirty bathroom, dirty bed, dirty carpet floor, there was hairs in the bed, in summary was TERRIBLE.

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

Business

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