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What travelers to Albany are saying

I waited way too long to tour My State Capitol. It is a beautiful building our tour guide Hal was excellent. A wealth of information. We also toured the Egg and The New York State Museum. The day was a blast. Looking forward to going up again to see The Corning Building. I understand the view is fantastic. I loved that all is free. Our taxes take care of the bills. What a wonderful opportunity for families.
Jean R. Aug 24, 2015
Not an attractive city but government area is lovely. The capitol building is beautiful with a worthwhile tour. The Art & History museum as well as the NYS museum are very enjoyable and interesting for children and adults.
Gmary Aug 23, 2015
Albany is okay. In the middle of the summer, the days are quiet but the nights are vibrant. Restaurants are good and it's close to other attractions (Saratoga).
Meag Aug 12, 2015

  

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Get to know the Empire State in Albany, New York

For a fascinating glimpse into America's industrial heyday, and to enjoy a surprising mix of cultural, historical and natural attractions, Albany deserves to be at the top of your East Coast travel list. The state capital's location on the storied Hudson River has heavily influenced its development through the years. Today, the river continues to feature prominently while providing a beautiful backdrop to a city that's studded with incredible, architecturally significant buildings and crisscrossed by networks of well-maintained trails and parks.


Traveling to Albany

Albany International Airport (ALB) is about 20 minutes from downtown, so you can easily and affordably take a taxi, hop on a bus or rent a car to get where you need to be. The airport offers a wide array of domestic flights, and airfare tends to be quite reasonable.

Getting to Albany by car is simple. From the east and west, Interstate 90 delivers travelers to various parts of the city. From the north and south, Interstate 87 is the route of choice for most.

If you'll be traveling by train, you'll arrive at the Albany-Rensselaer station, which is across the river in Rensselaer, NY. For bus travelers, there's a Greyhound station near the waterfront in downtown Albany. There's also very affordable Megabus service to and from New York City.


Yearly events of note

Tulip Festival

More than 100,000 brilliantly colored tulips bloom in and around Washington Park, where the May event is held. Simply seeing these incredible blooms is reason enough to attend, but there's more. In addition to performances by nationally recognized musicians, the festival boasts kids' activities, a wide array of food, contests and the decidedly decadent Royal Tulip Ball.


Things to see

New York State Museum

As the country's oldest and largest state museum, the New York State Museum is not to be missed. It houses a vast array of art, artifacts and eco-facts, and is a great way to get a strong sense of the history of the Empire State.

Corning Tower Observation Deck

Visit the 42nd-floor observation deck at the Corning Tower to not only enjoy views of the city but also to take in views of the Adirondack foothills, the Catskills and even the Berkshires, which are located in western Massachusetts. You'll feel like all of New York State is laid out before you.

Empire State Plaza

Nestled between the New York State Capitol Building and the New York State Museum, this plaza bustles with people throughout the day and well into the night. In the winter, the reflecting pool is turned into an ice rink that rivals the one at NYC's Rockefeller Center.

New York State Capitol

At the time it was built, the New York State Capitol was the most expensive government building ever constructed. It didn't just cost a fortune; construction took more than four decades, so it was a work in progress for some time. It was all worth it, though, as the building is one of the finest examples of 19th-century architecture in the United States and was declared a National Historic Landmark in 1979.


Climate

Albany has a moisture-heavy continental climate that's characterized by very cold, snowy winters and hot, humid summers. During the course of a single winter, the city receives an average of 60 inches of snow. Annually, the city receives about 40 inches of rain, the majority of which falls from late spring through the middle of summer.


Best time to stay

To explore the city on foot, it's best to visit when the weather isn't too extreme. For milder temperatures and less precipitation, visit during the fall or spring. Hotel prices don't tend to fluctuate much throughout the year, so you can expect to enjoy reasonable rates throughout all four seasons. In general, hotels in Albany range in price from around $70 to upwards of $200 per night. Wolf Road hotels, which are just south of Albany Airport, tend to be the most affordable.

Recently booked Albany hotels

Hotel Last booked Stars Price from
Hampton Inn Albany-Wolf Road
Albany Airport, Wolf Road
17 hours ago 3 stars $86
Motel 6 Albany Airport, NY
Albany Airport, Wolf Road
17 hours ago 2 stars $49
Radisson Hotel Albany
Albany Airport, Wolf Road
19 hours ago 3 stars $90
Days Inn & Suites Albany
Albany Airport, Wolf Road
20 hours ago 2 stars $56
Courtyard by Marriott Albany Thruway
SUNY, University Area
2 days ago 3 stars $99
Cocca's Inn and Suites, Wolf Road
Albany Airport, Wolf Road
2 days ago 3 stars $52
The Desmond Hotel
Albany Airport, Wolf Road
2 days ago 3 stars $160
Courtyard by Marriott Albany Airport
Albany Airport, Wolf Road
2 days ago 3 stars $90
Quality Inn Central
Albany Airport, Wolf Road
2 days ago 2 stars $89
Hampton Inn & Suites Albany-Downtown
Downtown, Medical Center
4 days ago 3 stars $122

Recently Rated Albany Hotels

Hotel Reviews Stars Price from
Radisson Hotel Albany
Albany Airport, Wolf Road
3.8 / 5
53 reviews
3 stars $90
CrestHill Suites Albany
SUNY, University Area
3.9 / 5
82 reviews
3 stars $90
Holiday Inn Express ALBANY - DOWNTOWN
Downtown, Medical Center
3.5 / 5
42 reviews
3 stars $107
Cocca's Inn and Suites, Wolf Road
Albany Airport, Wolf Road
2.7 / 5
153 reviews
3 stars $52
BEST WESTERN Albany Airport Inn
Albany Airport, Wolf Road
3.3 / 5
153 reviews
3 stars $81
Red Roof Inn Albany Airport
Albany Airport, Wolf Road
3.3 / 5
65 reviews
2 stars $66
Comfort Inn & Suites Airport - Wolf Road
Albany Airport, Wolf Road
3.4 / 5
8 reviews
2 stars $113
Hilton Garden Inn Albany Medical Center
Downtown, Medical Center
4.0 / 5
35 reviews
3 stars $115
Homewood Suites by Hilton Albany
Albany Airport, Wolf Road
4.6 / 5
17 reviews
3 stars $132
Days Inn Albany SUNY
SUNY, University Area
3.2 / 5
61 reviews
2 stars $57

Featured Albany Hotels

From $90

1 CrestHill Suites Albany

3 stars
3.9 / 5 82 reviews

1415 Washington Avenue

Complimentary Breakfast & Airport Shuttle

CrestHill Suites Albany is located at the University at Albany - SUNY, midway between downtown Albany and the airport. Adjacent Interstate highways I-80 and I-90 put Capital District attractions...

Horrible Pace to Stay
Toilet Flooded, wall paint is cracking, moved us to another room (a big hassle) which was nearly as bad, Elevator stopped working, Breakfast had day-old waffles, eggs had smell in them...staff was...
Dec 20, 2015
From $122

2 Hampton Inn & Suites Albany-Downtown

3 stars
4.1 / 5 56 reviews

25 Chapel Street

Free On The House hot breakfast, Wi-Fi

Hampton Inn & Suites Albany-Downtown offers fresh, contemporary guest rooms and suites in neutral tones, with sharp accents such as black-and-white photographs of Albany sights. Two restaurants...

Nice Hotel stay
I loved the rooms. I like that theres a little kitchen space (counter space, fridge, sink, microwave) because I had my infant son with me. Didn't like that there wasn't any room service or food...
Oct 6, 2015
From $86

3 BEST WESTERN Sovereign Hotel - Albany

3 stars
3.5 / 5 83 reviews

1228 Western Avenue

Save 15% on your stay

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...

Very Friendly
The staff was extremely friendly. I don't think I passed by a staff member without them saying hi and wishing me a good day. Really enjoyed that.
Oct 26, 2015
From $107

4 Holiday Inn Express ALBANY - DOWNTOWN

3 stars
3.5 / 5 42 reviews

300 Broadway

The Holiday Inn Express Albany-Downtown offers plentiful complimentary amenities close to the Hudson riverfront. A free breakfast buffet features bagels, cereal, cinnamon rolls, eggs, fruit and...

Great place for an inexpensive overnight
We needed a place to stay after seeing a concert at the Times Union Center. This was the place, at $84 it was a home run. Room was clean, staff was great, and it was a very quick walk (5 minutes)...
Dec 16, 2015
From $115

5 Hilton Garden Inn Albany Medical Center

3 stars
4.0 / 5 35 reviews

62 New Scotland Avenue

Complimentary wired and Wi-Fi Internet Access

Several medical facilities are located within walking distance of the Hilton Garden Inn Albany Medical Center. The nearby Washington Park hosts live theater performances and events such as the...

Solid performance for a biz trip
Overall very good quality and service. The clerk who checked me in was especially friendly and efficient after a long day's travel. Two critical points: the parking lot in the back was very...
Nov 26, 2015
From $163

6 Hilton Albany

3 stars
3.8 / 5 16 reviews

40 Lodge Street

Book 3 Nights, Get Last Night Free

Discover all that downtown Albany has to offer from Hilton Albany. Enjoy an excellent location in the heart of the Capital District, within walking distance of the New York State Capitol, Empire...

Business meeting
I did not stay in my room except to sleep. I'm a member of the Board of Directors of a non-profit organization that was meeting at the hotel as well as having a small conference. The conference...
Nov 2, 2015
From $85

7 La Quinta Inn & Suites Latham Albany Airport

3 stars
4.0 / 5 45 reviews

833 New Loudon Rd

The La Quinta Inn & Suites Latham-Albany Airport has been awarded the 2015 TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence and is also a recipient of the TripAdvisor Hall of Fame award. This special...

Good location except for.....
The main reasons I chose La Quinta over other nearby hotels were the reviews I read from other guests who had stayed at this location. I am surprised that no one mentioned the sound of the fire...
Nov 27, 2015
From $113

8 Hilton Garden Inn Albany/SUNY Area

3 stars
4.4 / 5 27 reviews

1389 Washington Ave.

Rate includes Breakfast

Business travelers at the Hilton Garden Inn Albany/SUNY Area take advantage of the hotel's high-tech amenities such as secure network printing to the 24-hour business center, while visitors to...

Perfect Family Getaway
Staying at the Hilton Garden Inn/SUNY Area was a terrific experience. It is an ideal place to stay if you are planning to be in the Albany area...including spending a day at Saratoga Race Track!...
Jul 28, 2015
From $135

9 Renaissance Albany Hotel

4 stars
Not yet reviewed

144 State Street

Rate Includes Breakfast

At the Renaissance Albany, you will be nestled in the heart of the Capital of New York state, in the historic DeWitt Clinton Hotel, and at the base of the Capital Steps. The Hotel combines old...

From $160

10 The Desmond Hotel

3 stars
4.3 / 5 51 reviews

660 Albany Shaker Road

Includes Airport Shuttle and Parking

Designed to resemble a colonial village, The Desmond Hotel provides the perfect blend of historical detail and high-tech amenities. Interior courtyards are filled with plants and flooded with light...

Totally great experience
Everything was just right and comfortable for the stay.
Nov 8, 2015
From $95

11 Ramada Plaza Albany

3 stars
3.1 / 5 77 reviews

3 Watervliet Ave. Ext.

Save 30% on your stay

Conveniently located off Interstate 90, this Ramada Plaza Albany is near Times Union Center, sightseeing, shopping, entertainment, the New York State Museum, the Albany Institute of History and...

visit son at rpi
water leak in closet, musty smell, ac noisy, equipment on adjacent rooftop very noisy as not maintained, difficult to sleep beacuse of noise.
Sep 1, 2015
From $126

12 Fairfield Inn by Marriott Albany/ East Greenbush

3 stars
4.1 / 5 35 reviews

124 Troy Road

The Fairfield Inn Albany East Greenbush is ranked #1 on TripAdvisor and is minutes from downtown Albany, as well as the Empire State Plaza, Times Union Center & Palace Theater. We are currently...

Comfortable & Clean
The staff was great and friendly. Rooms clean. Loony neat and clean. Free coffee or tea all day. Nice free breakfast every morning. I have and will stay again. There is a Cracker Barrel right next...
Nov 29, 2015
From $100

13 SpringHill Suites by Marriott Albany-Colonie

3 stars
4.4 / 5 17 reviews

8 California Avenue

Note: For GPS and mapping systems use 1351 Central Ave, Albany, NY 12205. Prepare yourself for business or leisure at the only SpringHill Suites in the Albany area. Welcoming the New York Giants...

Weekend getaway
Very nice hotel, desk clerk gave a great recommendation for dinner (across the street - Ralph's Tavern Italian American Food). Food was awesome at a very reasonable price! We were there on a...
Oct 16, 2015
From $52

14 Cocca's Inn and Suites, Wolf Road

3 stars
2.7 / 5 153 reviews

2 Wolf Road

FREE CONTINENTAL BREAKFAST

Located across the street from Colonie Center mall, Cocca's Inn and Suites Wolf Road provides convenient access to a variety of options for dining and shopping. In addition, numerous businesses and...

Disgusting
The room had a bad smell in it as soon as I walked in. there was scented wax to hide the odor. the shower didn't work properly and the water would not drain. the room looks like it hasn't been...
Dec 13, 2015
From $101

15 Fairfield Inn by Marriott Albany SUNY

3 stars
3.8 / 5 37 reviews

1383 Washington Avenue

Located near the University at Albany – SUNY campus, this two-star hotel offers complimentary breakfast, including Jimmy Dean breakfast sandwiches. Wireless Internet access is free in all guest...

Fall Trip
We arrived rather late. The room was ready, check-in was quick, room was clean, breakfast was good. No problems at all. I would stay here again if ever in Albany.
Oct 14, 2015
From $90

16 Radisson Hotel Albany

3 stars
3.8 / 5 53 reviews

205 Wolf Road

Save 15% on your stay

Guest rooms and suites at the Holiday Inn Albany, NY – Wolf Road provide spacious accommodation for visitors to the Capital District. Two miles from Albany International Airport, the hotel is...

Okay Trip
Good place to bring the kids and have a party the hotel also has a bar in the back had a few drinks complementary from the front desk very nice the hotel is not as the other Radisson we have stayed...
Jan 25, 2016
From $117

17 Residence Inn Albany East Greenbush/Tech Valley

3 stars
Not yet reviewed

3 Tech Valley Drive

Located in the heart of the Albany Capital District, the Residence Inn Albany East Greenbush at the Greenbush Technology Park offers the perfect extended stay hotel experience! Close to Albany,...

From $158

18 TownePlace Suites by Marriott Albany Downtown / Medical Center

3 stars
4.1 / 5 17 reviews

22 Holland Avenue

TownePlace Suites by Marriott Albany Downtown/Medical Center features apartment-style suites with fully equipped kitchens. Bright colors and contemporary style give suites a fresh feeling, while...

Awsome stay
Everything was A okay, no complaints what so ever!, thanks
Sep 15, 2015
From $96

19 BEST WESTERN PLUS Franklin Square Inn Troy/Albany

3 stars
3.9 / 5 26 reviews

1 4th Street

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Our award-winning hotel is located 0.4 miles from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) and at the center of historic downtown Troy, NY. The BEST WESTERN PLUS Franklin Square Inn Troy/Albany...

Just what we were looking for..
Stayed in one of the suites and it was perfect. Just wish we would have got to it earlier, so we could have enjoyed it longer.
Aug 12, 2015
From $132

20 Homewood Suites by Hilton Albany

3 stars
4.6 / 5 17 reviews

216 Wolf Road

Free hot breakfast and high speed internet access

Our Albany Airport hotel is conveniently located off Interstate 87, Exit 4, on Wolf Road, just 1 mile from the Albany International Airport and a short drive from downtown Albany, New York. Enjoy...

Albany Stay
This hotel was great. I loved the room and the staff. Amenities were great. I was able to use the gym and the pool. it was very clean and organized. The breakfast was great. I loved everything...
Nov 19, 2015