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Howard Johnson Inn Albany

1.5 of 5
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Ranked #33 of 49 Hotels in Albany
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 2 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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Ontario, Canada
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33 reviews 33 reviews
18 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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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Keswick, United Kingdom
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7 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

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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GLEN ALLEN
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

This property is in desperate need of updating, right down to chain locks vs. deadbolts. Very scary.

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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. Your feedback is very important to us and we can assure you that we will use this information to do everything possible to create an enjoyable experience for each of our guests. We hope to see you again soon! More 

Hadley, New York, United States
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51 reviews 51 reviews
19 hotel reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

Very basic hotel good value for the money but tired. It has not been renovated in many years. The room was clean but the shower took a while to heat up. Its not a bad choice for a cheap hotel as long as you realize that's what your getting.

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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. Your feedback is very important to us and we can assure you that we will use this information to do everything possible to create an enjoyable experience for each of our guests. We hope to see you again soon! More 

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14 reviews 14 reviews
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40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

Nice place to stay with many facilities... Staff is good.. Owner personally taking care of all small thing... Pool side room add fun in your stay... Have a beer at pool side... Peaceful place... Good breakfast... Overall value for money.......

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We would like to thank you for the positive feed back. On behalf of the entire staff we hope that you will visit us again. More 

New York City, New York
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

cheap not a bad place. safe would go back one downside most rugs in the place need uplifting. Not for the prim and proper but OK for the budget conscious.... 8 hours of comfortable sleep with breakfast in the morning. Don't expect anything else....

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Rome, New York, United States
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27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

Now let me start off by saying the price of the room is extremely cheap. And for the amount of time we would be in the room I did not want to pay much. But I will never go for cheap again!! I was not looking for anything but clean. And this room was beyond dirty. The room is plenty... More 

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