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Econo Lodge Colonie Center Mall

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Ranked #31 of 51 Hotels in Albany
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
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    4 of 5 stars
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Ocean Pines, MD
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We have been going to Saratoga race track every summer for over 20 years. We stay 20 minutes south of Saratoga for one third of the cost to stay in or near Saratoga. We've tried many hotels located at exit 2 on the Northway. This gives easy access to the highway to Saratoga. This was our first time at the... More 

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New York City, New York
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed for 1 night. Not the cleanest, but no bugs or mold. Front desk was friendly enough. Sketchy people hanging outside after dark made it a little creepy, but overall we weren't expecting too much more for the price we paid. If your picky stay somewhere else.

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Plainview, New York
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I was hesitant to book this place after reading some of the reviews, but glad I took the chance for $60 for the nite. It was a great place for a quick nite's sleepover on way up to Vermont. Nothing fancy, but room was clean, updated, bathroom had sink outside of bathroom which was nice, beds were comfortable. Breakfast was... More 

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Rochester, Minnesota
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lobby and breakfast area look pretty good, (which is what is shown on the website) but the rest of the hotel is really run down and needs attention. The staff does seem interested in how your stay was so I hope that they'll be updating the hotel. Rooms are accessed from the outside. All the stairwells and walkways to the... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Room was nice and large with king bed, nice ac and bathroom. Breakfast was poor, not much choice, no hot food, also TV remote didn't work. Non smoking room, was clean and smelled OK., bed was comfy but pillows were terrible, no toothpaste either which would if been nice, shower had only one setting fast or fast

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Houston, Texas
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Booked online through the hotel website about 2 hours before arrival. Did not receive any emails or calls about the reservation. Upon arrival, the man at the desk took my ID before telling me they did not have a room for me. Why would he take my information unless he was trying to charge me for a room he wasn't... More 

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Henderson, Nevada
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I stayed here after getting a cheap rate on an opaque site. I arrived on Saturday night, I gave the check-in clerk my name and she says, 'OK, Hotwire has you booked for a smoking room with two double beds.' *sigh* Do I look dumb? That is so disingenuous. I've booked through Hotwire 50 times. On almost all occasions, the... More 

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Kingston, New York
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Stayed here on our way back after a long day of hiking in the Adirondacks. Just wanted something with a reasonable rate and a clean bed/room, and that is what we got! Are the furnishings a bit old and scuffed, yes. Is this the Ritz Carlton? No. In general the room appeared sufficiently clean for a nights stay and it... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

The fourth time I've stayed at this property. It's not the Ritz, but it isn't supposed to be. For the price you get a nice clean room located near several restaurants, bars, and the mall. I will continue to stay here when in the Albany area. Also a cheap out of town alternative during track season in Saratoga.

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

After reading some of the negative reviews I was not excited to stay at this Econo Lodge, but I was PLEASANTLY SURPRISED! It was wonderful! The lobby was very lodge-like with a giant fire place and a welcoming staff. My room was clean, with a mini-fridge, microwave, great wi-fi connectivity, and a huge bathroom that was fabulous. The area by... More 

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