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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.


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
Days Inn Albany SUNY
SUNY, University Area
29 minutes ago 2 stars $67
BEST WESTERN Albany Airport Inn
Albany Airport, Wolf Road
1 hour ago 3 stars $91
Hilton Garden Inn Albany Airport
Albany Airport, Wolf Road
3 hours ago 3 stars $125
Travelodge Inn and Suites Albany
Albany Airport, Wolf Road
3 hours ago 2 stars $52
BEST WESTERN Sovereign Hotel - Albany
SUNY, University Area
6 hours ago 3 stars $100
Fairfield Inn by Marriott Albany SUNY
SUNY, University Area
8 hours ago 3 stars $124
Hilton Garden Inn Albany/SUNY Area
SUNY, University Area
16 hours ago 3 stars $113
CrestHill Suites Albany
SUNY, University Area
20 hours ago 3 stars $118
Hampton Inn Albany-Wolf Road
Albany Airport, Wolf Road
1 day ago 3 stars $102
Red Carpet Inn Albany - Northern Blvd
Downtown, Medical Center
1 day ago 1 star $55

Recently Rated Albany Hotels

Hotel Reviews Stars Price from
The Desmond Hotel
Albany Airport, Wolf Road
4.3 / 5
48 reviews
3 stars $168
Hilton Garden Inn Albany Medical Center
Downtown, Medical Center
4.0 / 5
33 reviews
3 stars $125
Albany Airport, Wolf Road
3.8 / 5
49 reviews
3 stars $130
Hampton Inn & Suites Albany-Downtown
Downtown, Medical Center
4.2 / 5
52 reviews
3 stars $122
Ramada Plaza Albany
3.1 / 5
74 reviews
3 stars $94
Holiday Inn Express ALBANY - DOWNTOWN
Downtown, Medical Center
3.5 / 5
40 reviews
3 stars $117
Fairfield Inn by Marriott Albany SUNY
SUNY, University Area
3.8 / 5
32 reviews
3 stars $124
BEST WESTERN Sovereign Hotel - Albany
SUNY, University Area
3.5 / 5
80 reviews
3 stars $100
Travelodge Inn and Suites Albany
Albany Airport, Wolf Road
3.0 / 5
74 reviews
2 stars $52
Hilton Garden Inn Albany Airport
Albany Airport, Wolf Road
3.9 / 5
34 reviews
3 stars $125

Featured Albany Hotels

From $122

1 Hampton Inn & Suites Albany-Downtown

3 stars
4.2 / 5 52 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...

Clean sheets?
The staff was lovely. But I wasn't 100 sure the sheets had been changed. Although they appeared to not be soiled. They were kind of wrinkely and I saw a couple of hairs in their that were NOT mine....
Aug 26, 2015
From $125

2 Hilton Garden Inn Albany Medical Center

3 stars
4.0 / 5 33 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...

Great place for a quick overnight
The room was everything I was looking for. The room was clean and comfy. The staff was incredibly helpful and welcoming. Nice area and great restaurant located right downstairs.
Aug 17, 2015
From $174

3 Hilton Albany

3 stars
3.8 / 5 14 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...

Billed Twice...Still trying to fix.
I booked and paid for this trip online. The room was comfortable and clean, but had a billing problem. I paid the balance due upon checkout. After returning home, I confirmed that I had paid the...
Jul 23, 2015
From $117

4 Holiday Inn Express ALBANY - DOWNTOWN

3 stars
3.5 / 5 40 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...

Quality stay
The hotel was in a part of town that appeared a bit run down. There are not many restaurants nearby. However, the facility was clean, staff were friendly, and the stay was worth the value. I'd stay...
Aug 11, 2015
From $158

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...

Quick weekend trip
I stayed here with my fiance for a two day visit. We really enjoyed our stay here. The room was clean and comfortable. The staff was professional and friendly and went out of their way to make sure...
Sep 1, 2014
From $113

6 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 $94

7 Ramada Plaza Albany

3 stars
3.1 / 5 74 reviews

3 Watervliet Ave. Ext.

Stay 2, Save 15%

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 $118

8 CrestHill Suites Albany

3 stars
4.0 / 5 77 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...

Family Get Together
The hotel was in a good location, provides easy access to major highways, The room was OK not much more than a hotel room except bedroom was private and it had a full kitchen, would be perfect for...
Aug 27, 2015

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 $132

10 SpringHill Suites by Marriott Albany-Colonie

3 stars
4.4 / 5 16 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...

Good time was had by all
Hotel was great all-around . The room was really nice and the staff was very friendly .Would stay there again
Jan 20, 2015
From $124

11 Fairfield Inn by Marriott Albany SUNY

3 stars
3.8 / 5 32 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...

A wonderful Holiday
Most people might imagine that a holiday is one that is placed on a calendar and celebrated by everyone. This trip for me was an anticipated holiday a nice reward at the end of a work week. The...
Aug 31, 2015
From $135

12 Courtyard by Marriott Albany Thruway

3 stars
4.3 / 5 12 reviews

1455 Washington Avenue

Rate includes breakfast

Refresh your travel routine at Courtyard Albany Thruway. Whether traveling for business or leisure, experience a better stay at one of the premier hotels in Albany, NY. Discover inviting spaces to...

Stop over
The great location and clean with very friendly staff. Worth spending the extra for the breakfast.
Jun 22, 2014
From $100

13 BEST WESTERN Sovereign Hotel - Albany

3 stars
3.5 / 5 80 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...

Class Trip
Attended a weekend class at St Rose. Room was clean bed was comfortable. Staff members were cordial. Breakfast was free so that was a nice bonus. Would stay again.
Aug 11, 2015
From $102

14 Hampton Inn Albany-Wolf Road

3 stars
4.1 / 5 20 reviews

10 Ulenski Drive

Free On The House hot breakfast, Wi-Fi

come in for a landing and a good night's sleep...welcome to the Hampton Inn Albany-Wolf Road (Airport).If you're looking for peace and calm near the airport, the Hampton Inn® hotel in Albany-Wolf...

good value for the price !
Breakfast was very very busy. But overall great stay.
Aug 22, 2015
From $130

15 Holiday Inn ALBANY, NY - WOLF ROAD

3 stars
3.8 / 5 49 reviews

205 Wolf Road

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...

Trip to the races
Great spot if you don't want to be in Saratoga. 30 min drive to the track. Nice, clean and next to lots of restaurants. Nice basic hotel with pools.
Aug 17, 2015
From $168

16 The Desmond Hotel

3 stars
4.3 / 5 48 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...

Close to Airport
Good accommodations close to airport. Would recommend as a hub for any activities in the area. Suites preferred to single rooms. Friendly staff
Aug 27, 2015
From $135

17 Albany Marriott

3 stars
4.0 / 5 44 reviews

189 Wolf Road

Rate includes breakfast

Bright, colorful dining and gathering spaces and an outdoor patio make the Albany Marriott an ideal place to meet, relax or work while on the road. A complimentary shuttle is available to and from...

Business Trip
As a marriot rewards member I was not advised that WIFI was free and I had to make two trips to the front desk to ensure that I did not get charged the daily fee of 12.95. The first person should...
Apr 28, 2015
From $125

18 Hilton Garden Inn Albany Airport

3 stars
3.9 / 5 34 reviews

800 Albany Shaker Rd.

Complimentary wired and Wi-Fi Internet Access

Recently refreshed with chic gathering spaces and fashionable guest rooms, the Hilton Garden Inn Albany Airport provides a comfortable stay for business and leisure travelers. Minutes from Albany...

wait for flight
only stayed for 4 hours while waiting to fly out long term parking and shuttle were a plus
Aug 31, 2015
From $158

19 Homewood Suites by Hilton Albany

3 stars
4.6 / 5 16 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...

Way better than expected!
Amazingly comfortable! Our room was the cleanest hotel room we have ever seen-and I have extensive stay-experiences. The staff were above average helpful, warm, and wrlcomkng. Thank you.
Jul 9, 2015
From $147

20 Hampton Inn Albany-Western Ave/University Area

2 stars
4.4 / 5 45 reviews

1442 Western Avenue

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... was great
It was great, clean and awesome staff. I went alone and staff made me feel safe.
Apr 10, 2015