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Holiday Inn Express East Greenbush (Albany - Skyline)

2.5 of 5 Hotel   |   8 Empire Drive, Rensselaer, NY 12144
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    4 of 5 stars
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Okinawa, Japan
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26 reviews 26 reviews
5 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Stayed here for a few days last week. It was a decent hotel for a good price. They have a fairly robust breakfast bar and coffee on tap all day/night. It's located really near shopping and other eating spots.. (Avoid that Sports place... Ughhh). The rooms were a little worn, but it was clean. The Beds are a little soft... More

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24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Was here for 3 nights with friends. Even though we arrived early our room was ready. It was spotless! The front desk staff went above and beyond in finding and printing out directions for us as well as making suggestions to attractions in the area. Breakfast in the morning was very good. You could pretty much have your choice of... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I recently spent a night at this hotel...just one night but it was very nice...if you can, ask to stay on the top floor with the view of Downtown Albany. The other side of the building faces the road. Everything was relatively clean. The sheet did have what looked like a bloodstained drop on it but I didn't notice it... More

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IHGCare, Guest Relations Manager at Holiday Inn Express East Greenbush (Albany - Skyline), responded to this review

Dear icman, Thank you for taking the time to express your thoughts and concerns. We are glad you liked the cleanliness of our property. We're sorry for the shortfalls you have noticed during your stay. We take our guest comments very seriously and always strive to provide comfortable and friendly accommodations. Your review will be used to consider improvements needed... More

Wilton NH
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The room was clean bathroom spotless and as advertised King Suite. But this is what you expect from HI Express. Stayed 2 nights was in town for family Reunion 50th wedding anniversary. When first arriving was a little concerned the woman at front desk was not in my view dressed professionally. She was a heavy set woman who was wearing... More

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IHGCare, Guest Relations Manager at Holiday Inn Express East Greenbush (Albany - Skyline), responded to this review

Dear 2cool2, Thank you for taking the time to express your thoughts and concerns. We're sorry you were not well satisfied with your overall stay with us. The feedback we receive from our valued guests, like you, enables us to improve and continually provide the best experience possible. Thank you for staying and we hope you give us another chance... More

Spanish Fork, Utah
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9 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is your typical HI Express. The rooms were clean and adequate. The breakfast was the same as every other location. My stay was just average. Definitely not bad by any means, but wasn't excellent either.

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IHGCare, Guest Relations Manager at Holiday Inn Express East Greenbush (Albany - Skyline), responded to this review

Dear Joshua M, Thank you for taking the time to post a review of our property. We are so pleased you had a pleasant stay. The feedback we receive from our valued guests, like you, enables us to improve and continually provide the best experience possible. Thank you for staying and we all hope to serve you again on your... More

Catasauqua, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This hotel offers just enough of everything to make it a place to return to! The rooms have (always) been specious and clean. The desk personal are extremely helpful ( through internet fiascos!), and the breakfast buffet is quite adequate but very well stocked and managed . Plasticware and plates are conveniently displayed for guest use - great when you... More

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Sykesville
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23 hotel reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We spent two nights here while attending a nearby geocaching event in Pittsfield, Massachusetts. There was no a non-smoking room available when we checked in, but the desk clerk worked the room plans so we could get what we reserved. No microwave or fridge in the room, which was a down-check. WiFi was reasonably fast, room amenities were good otherwise,... More

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IHGCare, Guest Relations Manager at Holiday Inn Express East Greenbush (Albany - Skyline), responded to this review

Dear Eric A, Thank you for your candid review. It is lovely to hear you found the rooms clean and quiet. It is our goal to consistently provide superior service and accommodations at our hotel and your comments are very important to us. Your feedback allows us to monitor and improve our service continually. Thank you again for your comments.... More

Racine, WI
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

I stay here occasionally when in Albany. This past time, I was able to get the top corner room overlooking the skyline. Awesome view, and since it is a corner room, quieter and it had more space. There are restaurants newarby and a Walmart and Target down the street. It is very convenient.

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Ithaca, New York
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15 hotel reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

Stayed here a couple of days. Really super staff, from front desk to the person that services the breakfast buffet. Very friendly and efficient. Room are a good size but a little tired. The entire hotel could use some updating. Breakfast buffet was excellent.

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KeshaGeneralManager, Manager at Holiday Inn Express East Greenbush (Albany - Skyline), responded to this review

Dear Outdoorguy2, The entire team here at the Holiday Inn Express Albany Skyline, is thrilled to hear you enjoyed your stay and that they all made it comfortable with their hospitality. We will make every effort to enhance the room quality and comfort. Kindly, Kesha Legg - General Manager More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

This is a small HIE, there are no suites available....don't expect an upgrade...but they will give you 500 point OR a bag of goodies with ONE water bottle (regardless of number of ppl). It runs by a private company and from the look of it. It looks like a fancy motel...that was converted to a HIE! The rooms are very... More

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KeshaGeneralManager, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express East Greenbush (Albany - Skyline), responded to this review

Dear Bewell4you, We also wish we had had more rooms, maybe a 4th floor! As an IHG Rewards Member you deserve spoiling when every possible! I am apologetic that the gift bag versus the 500 points was not perceived as valuable. The good intention, is to simply say thank you. We will make every effort to improve, and are grateful... More

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Address: 8 Empire Drive, Rensselaer, NY 12144
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Location: United States > New York > Rensselaer
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Holiday Inn Express East Greenbush (Albany - Skyline) 2.5*
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Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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The Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites-Albany Skyline is conveniently located 3 miles from downtown Albany. The hotel features an indoor pool, fitness center, business center, meeting space to accommodate up to 120 people and a free breakfast bar included in all rates. Enjoy a unique breakfast experience at our new Express Start Breakfast Bar served every morning. Visit Rensselaer, NY and stay smart at the Holiday Inn Express Hotel. ... more   less 
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