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Scottish Inns Albany

2.5 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

The room was dirty. the people who clean left a 5 inch ring around the room of dust. When I took a shower in the morning there was a 2 inch silverfish insect running around the tub. pretty gross. The walls were patched, unsanded and then painted with many layers. all in all I will never stay here again at any price.

The room was dirty, no refrigerator or micro wave. a totally unsatisfactory experience.would never go there again.

All I needed was a place to lay my head, be by myself and this was it. It was not a 5 star hotel by any means. It had what I wanted, clean bed, tv, clean towels, no bells and whistles.

I needed a place to stay traveling on Rt 87. It was a great price, but you get what you pay for. The bed was very clean and comfortable and the sink was clean. Other than that, the room needed replacements. A lot of the room was older. The area was fairly safe to stay. This is a good place to stay if you just need a good night's rest. Check in and out was fast.

i drove 10 hours to get there. we got there around midnight. i ring the bell and the proprietor comes out screaming at me saying he has no rooms. i told him i had a reservation and he said there were no reservations. the guy gave my room to somebody else. don't stay here!!!

Clean but I have had more for the price. Nice people I would go elsewhere next time.

They have microwaves/refrigerators in some rooms but not all - you have to insist to get it.

Beds comfortable and clean. Bathroom pretty clean. What jumps out at you is (a) the junkyard out the bathroom window and (b) the management need to vacuum in the corners and along the edges of the room. Aside from that, very reasonably priced, very convenient.

clean, in decent area, no fridge or wifi

Stayed for one night enroute to final destination

I could not understand a word the owner said. He could not understand a word I said, even when I spelled my name one letter at a time. He never received my reservation, apparently due to a faulty fax machine. Upon registering, communicating a request for size of bed and "NON-SMOKING" was still nearly impossible. Upon displaying a credit card and signing the registration form, we were provided a key with a smile. Room smelled like a stale ash tray, and parts of sink were dirty. Bathroom smelled bad at first but A/C filtered it w/in 1/2 hr. Bed was like a rock, and we both woke several times during the night in pain from the bed. Bathroom was missing facial tissues, had two small bath towels and lacked courtesy shampoo. Courtesy soap was scented - dangerous for allergies. There was no coffee pot provided and no continental breakfast (or donuts). Towels and tub were clean. It was nice to have access to an evening movie. Walls were thin. Although neighboring visitors were courteous with keeping noise levels to a minimum, it was still annoying to hear nearly every noise they made. No apparent option for late checkout. This would be an easy add-on for the hotel management to gain both revenue and happier customers. If our children were with us for this visit, we would have gone to a better-known chain instead. Unfortunate for this establishment's owner is that the language barrier was such a problem in the beginning that I felt voicing this feedback or asking for any amenities would have been fruitless frustration for both of us. [*] If staying here, bring pencil and paper for communication, your own soap, shampoo and extra towel, your morning snack the night before.

taking a class, distance was close. was not looking for frills, just a place to sleep and shower

This hotel is only good for an overnight, maybe two night stay. It is right across from a cemetary, about a 3 min walk to a gas station, but no where close to food in walking distance. The AC didn't work our 2nd night, the room was generally clean, but it could have been better. Don't expect breakfast, was really surprised we were offered the use of an iron. The only good thing about this place was the cheap price and the politeness of the clerk/owner ($98 for 2 nights for two people, we even had our own beds.) I would suggest this place if you were tight on funds, and just looking to rest your head, but on a scale of 1-10, 10 being fabulous, this is a 2. It did what it needed to do, but no amenities what so ever.

I stayed in a smoking room and the room didn't smell of smoke. I was actually surprised at how clean the room was. It offered wireless internet which was great. The customer service was excellent. The location is perfect. I have no complaints about this hotel and I would stay here anytime. If you are looking for luxury, this is not the hotel to stay in. If you are looking for an overnighter than this is the hotel to stay in. Cheap and convienent.

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I would have stayed somewhere else if only I had the extra money. The reason is that I had to kill three spiders in my room the first night; did not realized that I was the exterminator instead of a guest. Also, the outside sidewalk and surrounding premises was so filthy that I tracked heavy amounts of dirt into my room. Moreover, when I asked for coffee, the in keeper put only one tablespoon of coffee in to the filter and used 12 cups of water. I could see straight through the coffee pot. In fact, the in keeper was reluctant to provide any simple request I made. If the room and grounds would have been clean though and no spiders, this hotel would be great for the money I spent. CLEAN UP YOUR HOTEL SCOTTISH INN!!!

1384 Central Ave  Albany NY

Hotel highlights

  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Free parking
  • 24-hour front desk

Located within a 5-minute walk of Northway Mall, Scottish Inns Albany is within a 15-minute stroll of Colonie Center Mall. This 31-room motel welcomes guests with conveniences like free in-room WiFi, free self parking, and a 24-hour front desk. Also nearby are Albany NanoTech Complex and Westland Hills Park.


Rooms

The 31 rooms are air-conditioned and have desks. Guests can expect free WiFi and TVs with cable channels.


Property features

Guests of Scottish Inns Albany have access to free WiFi in public areas. Free parking is available if you drive. Front-desk staff are standing by 24/7 to assist with any requests.

Room options

Standard Room, 2 Double Beds, Smoking

Full 2 | Sleeps 4

Standard Room, 1 King Bed, Smoking

King 1 | Sleeps 2

Standard Room, 1 King Bed, Non Smoking

King 1 | Sleeps 2

Guest reviews for Scottish Inns Albany

Everyone (1) Couples (4) Business (4) Family (2) Other (4) Friends (1)
1

$19 a night is too much

Everyone

The room was dirty. the people who clean left a 5 inch ring around the room of dust. When I took a shower in the morning there was a 2 inch silverfish insect running around the tub. pretty gross. The walls were patched, unsanded and then painted with many layers. all in all I will never stay here again at any price.

By on Aug 19, 2016

1

would not recommend to another

Couples

The room was dirty, no refrigerator or micro wave. a totally unsatisfactory experience.would never go there again.

By on Sep 20, 2011

2

decent motel

Singles

All I needed was a place to lay my head, be by myself and this was it. It was not a 5 star hotel by any means. It had what I wanted, clean bed, tv, clean towels, no bells and whistles.

By on Jun 5, 2011

2

place to stay near rt 87

Singles

I needed a place to stay traveling on Rt 87. It was a great price, but you get what you pay for. The bed was very clean and comfortable and the sink was clean. Other than that, the room needed replacements. A lot of the room was older. The area was fairly safe to stay. This is a good place to stay if you just need a good night's rest. Check in and out was fast.

By on Mar 13, 2011

1

the owner is such an [*]hole

BusinessTravelers

i drove 10 hours to get there. we got there around midnight. i ring the bell and the proprietor comes out screaming at me saying he has no rooms. i told him i had a reservation and he said there were no reservations. the guy gave my room to somebody else. don't stay here!!!

By on Nov 9, 2010

2

clean but needed work, nice staff

Singles

Clean but I have had more for the price. Nice people I would go elsewhere next time.

By on Sep 20, 2010

3

not so good

Couples

They have microwaves/refrigerators in some rooms but not all - you have to insist to get it.

By on Sep 13, 2010

2

get what you pay for

Families

Beds comfortable and clean. Bathroom pretty clean. What jumps out at you is (a) the junkyard out the bathroom window and (b) the management need to vacuum in the corners and along the edges of the room. Aside from that, very reasonably priced, very convenient.

By on Aug 29, 2010

3

adequate for a few nights

Singles

clean, in decent area, no fridge or wifi

By on Aug 15, 2010

2

inexpensive but ... you get what you pay

Families

Stayed for one night enroute to final destination

By on Aug 14, 2010