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Howard Johnson Inn Albany

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1614 Central Avenue/Rt. 5, Albany, NY 12205
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Ranked #33 of 50 Hotels in Albany
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 3 weeks ago
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 stars
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

A co-worker and I booked this hotel as a last resort, and to be honest we were not expecting much from it. However what we did expect was that the room would be clean at the very least, but that was not the case. The beds were very itchy, which I realized was probably related to the fact that there... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I'd like the pool. breakfast, personal (min interaction) seems nice and pleasant. Overall right price for the money.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

First of all, the room stated mini-fridge. Well there was a spot for the fridge, but no fridge was there. Second....I had to pull out the nightstand to plug in my cell charger. No big deal, but man there was a ton of garbage and cigarette butts and dust bunnies behind there. I guess no one really cleanes these rooms.... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

I did my research and thought this hotel looked good. It was amazing. This is a family run business and you can see all the effort they have put into this place. For the price, everything was perfect, and clean. The grounds were very well maintained as well. You can 'feel' caring when it shows up. When I checked in... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

Nice motel for the price - room could use some updating but perfectly adequate for brief stay. Nice pool, breakfast and staff.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015 via mobile

This place is gross. The pics speak for themselves plus there was a big hole behind the mirror. Stinked of smoke. And it was non smoking. Dirty there was a half eaten brownie in the nightstand! Pubes on the sheet. The place was in general disrepair.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

While the hotel was located convenient to the highway and the staff was very polite and friendly, the room I had was very poor. I did ask for a smoking room, I did not ask for the stains and burn marks in the carpet. There was some evidence of renovating of the exterior, either that or they didn't care about... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

Got this the night before, so it was pretty cheap. Our expectations were not very high, but it was better than we thought. All the things worked in the room, the shower was fine, we slept well. It is in a good location, close to the airport, and especially good for Toys r us, Macy's, Whole foods, and the Cheesecake... More 

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HoJoAlbanyNY, Guest Relations Manager at Howard Johnson Inn Albany, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to complete our online survey regarding your recent stay at our hotel! We try our best to accommodate our guests for the best value possible. We're glad to hear that you were happy with your stay. More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

You can tell they people who own it are trying to painfully bring it up to date. I was greeted by a construction being done on the walkway to the main office, I was hoping this was a good sign. Was treated nice by the staff, The have a room that has been turned into a workout room,they also have... More 

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