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Econo Lodge Colonie Center Mall

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Ranked #29 of 50 Hotels in Albany
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3 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
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Kingston, New York
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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 3 weeks ago

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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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
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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New Jersey
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

The rooms had a sour, sweaty odor to them. The bedding was not comfortable. The beds were very uncomfortable. The place was not modernized since the 80's. The front desk was not very accommodating. We asked that they provide two rooms next door to each other and they were unable to meet this request even though the parking lot made... More 

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Rochester,NY
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

We are the kind of people who are able to overlook minor cosmetic issues such as peeling/chipping paint or a few marks on the wall...in favor of a reasonable rate. ESPECIALLY if the room is clean and staff is courteous and friendly, and that was the case at this motel. Would definitely stay here again if we travel to the... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015 via mobile

Didn't look too bad from the outside. Only 4 cars in the parking lot, and a few sketchy looking people hanging around outside. Go inside to enter the lobby and you're greeted by the smell of sweaty socks and mold. Whatever, you get what you pay for right? Okay so now on to the room. You're greeted by a nice... More 

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Maryland
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

This is a very good two-star property. Check-in polite and efficient. The room was basic, clean and comfortable. Everything worked. Breakfast area was clean and well stocked. Manager, Bob, is very pleasant and accommodating. Good value for the rate. This is where I will stay when I am in the area again.

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Lake Placid, New York
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

This was the second time I have stayed at this Econo Lodge in Colonie, NY. There are 5 other motels in the immediate vicinity, but this Econo Lodge is my favorite. The sheets and towels were immaculate and soft. The bed was very comfortable. The carpet looked brand new and was clean. The continental breakfast was adequate and appreciated. I... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

On our epic cross country trip we stayed here. Good price, clean, hot water, breakfast was decent and friendly staff ;) It was our last leg of the trip and it was a good one. I would stay here again. If you're on tge toad give it a go.

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Erie, Pennsylvania
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

I have stayed here twice. Same room both times! Quick check in. Front desk staff is accommodating and friendly. Breakfast is good. Convenient to where I need to be. I will stay here again. You get a very good deal for the price.

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