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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
Holiday Inn ALBANY, NY - WOLF ROAD
Albany Airport, Wolf Road
9 hours ago 3 stars $76
Hampton Inn & Suites Albany-Downtown
Downtown, Medical Center
10 hours ago 3 stars $101
BEST WESTERN Sovereign Hotel - Albany
SUNY, University Area
11 hours ago 3 stars $68
The Desmond Hotel
Albany Airport, Wolf Road
18 hours ago 3 stars $129
Hampton Inn Albany-Wolf Road
Albany Airport, Wolf Road
20 hours ago 3 stars $89
Staybridge Suites ALBANY WOLF RD-COLONIE CENTER
Albany Airport, Wolf Road
20 hours ago 3 stars $139
Days Inn Albany SUNY
SUNY, University Area
1 day ago 2 stars $57
CrestHill Suites Albany
SUNY, University Area
1 day ago 3 stars $80
Red Carpet Inn Albany - Northern Blvd
Downtown, Medical Center
1 day ago 1 star $55
Comfort Inn & Suites Airport - Wolf Road
Albany Airport, Wolf Road
2 days ago 2 stars $93

Recently Rated Albany Hotels

Hotel Reviews Stars Price from
Red Roof Inn Albany Airport
Albany Airport, Wolf Road
3.3 / 5
58 reviews
2 stars $56
BEST WESTERN Sovereign Hotel - Albany
SUNY, University Area
3.4 / 5
70 reviews
3 stars $68
Travelodge Inn and Suites Albany
Albany Airport, Wolf Road
3.0 / 5
71 reviews
2 stars $45
CrestHill Suites Albany
SUNY, University Area
4.1 / 5
75 reviews
3 stars $80
Days Inn Albany SUNY
SUNY, University Area
3.3 / 5
66 reviews
2 stars $57
Ramada Plaza Albany
3.1 / 5
68 reviews
3 stars $79
Quality Inn Central
Albany Airport, Wolf Road
2.9 / 5
11 reviews
2 stars $68
Hilton Garden Inn Albany Airport
Albany Airport, Wolf Road
3.9 / 5
37 reviews
3 stars $94
Cocca's Inn and Suites, Wolf Road
Albany Airport, Wolf Road
2.7 / 5
152 reviews
3 stars $51
Hampton Inn & Suites Albany-Downtown
Downtown, Medical Center
4.2 / 5
48 reviews
3 stars $101

Featured Albany Hotels

From $101

1 Hampton Inn & Suites Albany-Downtown

3 stars
4.2 / 5 48 reviews

25 Chapel Street Map

Free On The House hot breakfast, Wi-Fi

Downtown hotel with award-winning restaurant near the capitol building Hampton Inn & Suites Albany-Downtown offers fresh, contemporary guest rooms and suites in neutral tones, with sharp... More

Awesome trip
Good stay. Awesome breakfast. Comfy clean room. Bed is so soft!
Feb 3, 2015
From $80

2 CrestHill Suites Albany

3 stars
4.1 / 5 75 reviews

1415 Washington Avenue Map

Complimentary Breakfast & Airport Shuttle

SUNY Albany area hotel with studios and suites CrestHill Suites Albany is located at the University at Albany - SUNY, midway between downtown Albany and the airport. Adjacent Interstate highways... More

3 night stay
I stayed 3 nights at CrestHill Suites and I would definitely stay there again if I ever need a comfortable place to stay for more than a night or two. The rooms were clean and comfortable,...
Mar 11, 2015
From $105

3 Holiday Inn Express ALBANY WESTERN AVE UNIVERSITY

3 stars
4.4 / 5 44 reviews

1442 Western Avenue Map

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... More

Great place to stay
We were greeted by a friendly face. Checkin was a breeze. The hotel was immaculate. Breakfast was great except the choices for a kosher diabetic were very, very limited. They had a gym, an indoor...
Aug 22, 2014
From $68

4 BEST WESTERN Sovereign Hotel - Albany

3 stars
3.4 / 5 70 reviews

1228 Western Avenue Map

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... More

Over night stay
I have stayed at this hotel a few weeks previous and my experience was good, the hotel was basic no frills and needed up dating. This time was terrible . The bed slopped to one side and had to be...
Mar 16, 2015
From $139

5 Hilton Albany

3 stars
3.9 / 5 11 reviews

40 Lodge Street Map

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... More

July 2014 Bar Exam
I stayed here for the July 2014 Bar Exam. The room suited my needs just fine, and the room service was delicious.
Jan 5, 2015
From $97

6 Hilton Garden Inn Albany Medical Center

3 stars
3.9 / 5 30 reviews

62 New Scotland Avenue Map

Complimentary wired and Wi-Fi Internet Access

Full-service hotel convenient to medical center and downtown Albany Several medical facilities are located within walking distance of the Hilton Garden Inn Albany Medical Center. The nearby... More

Hospital Stay
The hotel was very convenient next to the hospital where my son was in the ICU after a skiing accident. Raymond was great letting us have late checkouts and extended stay when we were waiting for...
Jan 5, 2015
From $119

Contemporary downtown Albany suites with full kitchens TownePlace Suites by Marriott Albany Downtown/Medical Center features apartment-style suites with fully equipped kitchens. Bright colors and... More

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 $85

8 Holiday Inn Express ALBANY - DOWNTOWN

3 stars
3.5 / 5 41 reviews

300 Broadway Map

Free on-site parking, indoor pool and sauna in downtown Albany The Holiday Inn Express Albany-Downtown offers plentiful complimentary amenities close to the Hudson riverfront. A free breakfast... More

Great Location with less services
The location of the hotel is perfect but it doesn't have bar or coffeeshop
Dec 1, 2014
From $89

9 Hilton Garden Inn Albany/SUNY Area

3 stars
4.2 / 5 27 reviews

1389 Washington Ave. Map

Rate includes Breakfast

Chic, comfortable accommodation and free Internet access near UAlbany Business travelers at the Hilton Garden Inn Albany/SUNY Area take advantage of the hotel's high-tech amenities such as secure... More

daughters wedding
Great hotel and staff Comfortable room and bed. Noise from highways -relentless.Breakfast-to order not just buffet-fantastic.
Sep 21, 2014
From $107

10 SpringHill Suites by Marriott Albany-Colonie

3 stars
4.4 / 5 16 reviews

8 California Avenue Map

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... More

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 $95

11 Courtyard by Marriott Albany Thruway

3 stars
4.2 / 5 13 reviews

1455 Washington Avenue Map

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... More

Stop over
The great location and clean with very friendly staff. Worth spending the extra for the breakfast.
Jun 22, 2014
From $104

12 Fairfield Inn by Marriott Albany SUNY

3 stars
3.8 / 5 30 reviews

1383 Washington Avenue Map

Free breakfast and free Wi-Fi adjacent to SUNY AlbanyLocated near the University at Albany – SUNY campus, this two-star hotel offers complimentary breakfast, including Jimmy Dean breakfast... More

Lemons Turned Into Lemonade
Between a huge AAU basketball tournament going on across the street at University of Albany, graduation weekend for many local colleges and Memorial Day weekend, the hotel was slammed. Being there...
May 27, 2014
From $76

13 Holiday Inn ALBANY, NY - WOLF ROAD

3 stars
3.7 / 5 44 reviews

205 Wolf Road Map

Full-service Albany airport hotel with spacious guest rooms and suites Guest rooms and suites at the Holiday Inn Albany, NY – Wolf Road provide spacious accommodation for visitors to the Capital... More

tournament stay
The lobby and entrance has been updated. However when walking to your room you realize this was a motel and they just added a hallway. Inside windows looking into the hall. Felt like sleeping in a...
Sep 10, 2014
From $79

14 Ramada Plaza Albany

3 stars
3.1 / 5 68 reviews

3 Watervliet Ave. Ext. Map

Stay 3, Save 20%

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... More

aweful family trip
smelly room, not clean, no elevator, horrible experience
Mar 2, 2015
From $94

15 Hilton Garden Inn Albany Airport

3 stars
3.9 / 5 37 reviews

800 Albany Shaker Rd. Map

Complimentary wired and Wi-Fi Internet Access

Stylish hotel at Albany airport with free Wi-Fi and outdoor patio Recently refreshed with chic gathering spaces and fashionable guest rooms, the Hilton Garden Inn Albany Airport provides a... More

great trip
The hotel was great the staff was excellent it was nice and quiet the food was good the guest was plight the nice sitting area
Feb 25, 2015
From $89

16 Hampton Inn Albany-Wolf Road

3 stars
4.1 / 5 19 reviews

10 Ulenski Drive Map

Includes parking for up to 7 nights

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... More

Excellent Hotel for a Short Stay
Stayed there during a road trip from New York to Montreal. The hotel has all the basics that one would need (breakfast buffet, two double beds, swimming pool) and is clean and well-situated.
Sep 4, 2014
From $129

17 The Desmond Hotel

3 stars
4.2 / 5 45 reviews

660 Albany Shaker Road Map

Includes Airport Shuttle and Parking

Today’s technology and an atmosphere of yesteryear in AlbanyDesigned to resemble a colonial village, The Desmond Hotel provides the perfect blend of historical detail and high-tech amenities.... More

Desmond at Christmas
We always stay at the Desmond for Christmas. In particular, the members of the staff at great: warm and welcoming.
Dec 30, 2014
From $129

18 Albany Marriott

3 stars
4.0 / 5 41 reviews

189 Wolf Road Map

Rate includes breakfast

Colorful, stylish gathering spaces and free Albany airport shuttleBright, colorful dining and gathering spaces and an outdoor patio make the Albany Marriott an ideal place to meet, relax or work... More

Perfect for RPI overnight
Very comfortable bed, lovely staff during check in. Shower need updating.
Sep 7, 2014
From $154

19 Homewood Suites by Hilton Albany

3 stars
4.7 / 5 15 reviews

216 Wolf Road Map

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... More

excellent saty
can't say much more than 5 stars, absolutely flawless stay, they have everything you need and is very clean I would definitely go back!
Oct 26, 2014
From $88

20 BEST WESTERN Albany Airport Inn

3 stars
3.3 / 5 161 reviews

200 Wolf Road Map

Save 20% on your stay

Economy accommodation at Albany airport with free breakfast and Wi-Fi Two miles from Albany International Airport, the Best Western Albany Airport Inn is centrally located between Albany and... More

Good for a quick stop
Hotel was convenient and rooms were nice. I would stay there again and it compares favorably to others in the area in the same price range.
Jan 14, 2015