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Holiday Inn Express Albany - Downtown

2.5 of 5 Hotel   |   300 Broadway, Albany, NY 12207 (Formerly Red Carpet Inn)
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Ranked #13 of 49 hotels in Albany
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 2 days ago
Jen K Park Ridge, New Jersey
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Park Ridge, New Jersey
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Stayed here for one night after a concert at the Times Union Center. It was literally a 5 minute walk to the concert, and it was safe to walk back at 11 pm. There was also a shuttle running to the Times Union Center. The front desk was helpful since we were not familiar with the area. Parking on site... More

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London, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The hotel was clean. The breakfast was hot with a good variety. The only downside was the hard beds and the location. We arrived late at night and needed to find something for supper. There are no restaurants near the hotel; however, they offered a free shuttle to a variety of restaurants. The hotel was downtown so I expect that... More

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Brooklyn, New York
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Service was great. Free shuttle from train station and airport. We had a lightbulb go out and it was promptly solved. The room was clean, the bed was nice, and the TV channel selection was excellent. And we enjoyed the pool and admired that it was obviously handicap friendly (with a mechanical chair for those who are wheelchair bound. However,... More

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19 reviews 19 reviews
4 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stayed here for Paul McCartney concert at Times Union, which was fantastic! This is my first time staying at a Holiday Inn Express. The location is close (approx 6 minute walk) to Times Union, but the abandoned building next door is quite a turn off. My biggest gripe was that I booked this room 2 months prior, nervous there wouldn't... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed in this hotel for one night when we were traveling across the East coast. The staff was very friendly. The room was clean with a comfortable bed, however the building is old and musty. It was a 5-10 minutes walk to some unique buildings but with one or two wrong turns, we felt like we were in a... More

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Carol R, Director of Sales at Holiday Inn Express Albany - Downtown, responded to this review

Dear Kyle C, Thank you for taking the time to write a review about your experience here at the hotel. Please note that we do also offer a complimentary shuttle to our guests that can take you to and from local area restaurants, it is based upon availability. We do pride ourselves on our staff, it is one of our... More

Encinitas, CA
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80 reviews 80 reviews
17 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The best part of the 4-day stay was Brittany at the front desk. Super friendly and helpful. The room was clean - nice sheets and towels. But the location (between the bus depot and the freeway) left little to be desired. It's listed as convenient - true - you can get on the freeway to go anywhere - and you... More

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IHGCare, Guest Relations Manager at Holiday Inn Express Albany - Downtown, responded to this review

Dear SoCalEncinitas, Thank you for staying with us and for leaving a review of our property. I am delighted to hear that you found our room clean and I am particularly appreciative of your comment about our front desk staff. It is always hugely motivating on our end to receive commendable feedback from our valued guests like you. I am... More

Albany, NY
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17 reviews 17 reviews
12 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Located in downtown Albany right next to the Greyhound terminal, I found this a nice place to stay, but... A charge of $5 plus tax was attached to my bill for self-parking outside the reception area under a canopy. The lobby was smallish, with no place to sit. My room was okay, but the window looked out on a Interstate... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
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29 reviews 29 reviews
10 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

Other reviewers have touched on what might turn off some travelers about this hotel -- a charm-free location in the shadow of the urban spaghetti of elevated highways, and a chlorine-y smell pervading the lobby area from the adjacent pool. But if you can look beyond these issues, the Holiday Inn Express is really a lovely little spot that does... More

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Buffalo, New York, United States
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7 reviews 7 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

I found the Holiday Inn Express in downtown Albany to be a good find for an overnight or two, its location is close to all downtown restaurants, Amtrak, and the sports arena. The staff were all friendly and attentive. The room was clean and reasonably updated for the price. I found the shuttle very helpful, they allow up to a... More

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Mamaroneck, New York
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23 reviews 23 reviews
7 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

Recently stayed at this hotel for a graduation weekend. The location was very convenient, right off the highway and walking distance to the Times Union Center. The staff was very nice and helpful, rooms were clean and spacious with a nice size bathroom. There is a pool right off the lobby with a severe chlorine smell that seems to permeate... More

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IHGCare, Guest Relations Manager at Holiday Inn Express Albany - Downtown, responded to this review

Dear Maryleb0ne, Thank you very much for staying with us and for leaving a review of the property. I am delighted to hear that the hotel's location is very convenient for your needs and that you found our rooms and hotel staff highly commendable. On the other hand, please accept our sincerest apologies for any inconvenience the chlorine smell may... More

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Address: 300 Broadway, Albany, NY 12207 (Formerly Red Carpet Inn)
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Location: United States > New York > Albany
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Holiday Inn Express Albany - Downtown 2.5*
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Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
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#10 Family Hotel in Albany #13 Business Hotel in Albany
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Welcome to the Holiday Inn Express Albany-Downtown. Guests looking for a convenient downtown Albany hotel will find this Holiday Inn Express, located close to the Riverfront and the Empire Plaza, the ideal location. For doing business in town, our Albany downtown hotel is close to Verizon, General Electric and the Port of Albany. Our hotel in Albany is also near the Legislative Office Building and State Offices. Our courtesy shuttle can pick you up at the Rensselaer Amtrak Station. Or if you're flying into Albany Airport (ALB), we'll pick you up there, too. We are easily accessible to I-90, NYS Thruway I-87 and I-787. We have the only free hotel parking in Downtown Albany. Leisure travelers will find our downtown Albany Hotel, with its historic downtown location, close to many major attractions. City Center tours, professional theatres, parks and the Hudson Riverfront are all just minutes from the Holiday Inn Express Albany-Downtown. Newly updated guest rooms and public spaces will make your stay memorable. With many restaurants within walking distance of our Albany hotel, you can have the choice of fine or casual dining. To stay in touch, our WIFI is throughout the Hotel and FREE. When you're looking for Albany lodging, stay with the Holiday Inn Express Albany-Downtown. Albany is a city with 400 years of history within your reach. Come experience the downtown difference. ... more   less 
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