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“The best place to enjoy southern hospitality in Albany” 4 of 5 stars
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Merry Acres Inn
2.5 of 5 Hotel   |   1500 Dawson Road, Albany, GA 31707 (Formerly Quality Inn Merry Acres)   |  
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Ranked #7 of 25 Hotels in Albany
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Cincinnati, Ohio
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24 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“The best place to enjoy southern hospitality in Albany”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014

We stayed here while passing through town on business. This is charming, motel style lodging -- but remodeled. Beautiful landscaping, a little oasis. Our room was updated and clean, the beds very comfortable. Every staff member we met was warm and welcoming. We had a drink in the pub, relaxing in the leather chairs. The shuttle driver (a free service) took us to The Catch for dinner and they knew we were coming! Afterwards, we relaxed around the pool. A lovely stay.

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Atlanta, Georgia
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37 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2014

I was a little skeptical choosing this place but after reading reviews on the Internet I decided to give it a try. It's hard to put my finger on it but there is just something wonderful and special about this cute little hotel. If you are looking for sleek and modern with lots of chrome and the cold austere business executive suite this is not it. It's rooms each have outside access doors with a parking space in front of your doorway. For most people just the thought of parking right in front of the doorway to the room is horrifying in this day and age. But here you get the sense that it's extremely well-kept and quite safe. And what would typically be a negative is actually part of what adds to the uniqueness of this property. It has a feel of little cottages throughout the property. There's a pool in the middle of the property and a main house that is in the front. The front house has a lounge with a large porch. Everything is spotless and cozy and inviting. Although the furniture in my room is definitely very dated it's all in perfect condition and the beds are quite comfortable with good quality linens. The room has a small kitchen area with microwave and refrigerator as well as a coffee maker which is very handy for business traveler. If you are sick of the cookie cutter business hotel room this is definitely the place to try. It has charm and character and I will definitely come back here again if I ever have to travel to this area again.

Stayed May 2014, traveled on business
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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

Merry Acres Inn is just like being at home. The shuttle driver greeted me by name at the airport (no card with my name on it, just a warm hi Lisa!) and Vicky at the reception desk did the same thing when I walked in. You are and expected guest and welcomed at the Merry Acres. The room was lovely in every respect with the beautiful hard wood floors. And the breakfast is all you will need to start your day. Eggs, sausage, toast, waffles, coffee, juice, and a warm smile from everyone. The day I left there were storms in the area, and the staff told me if I had any problems to just call them and they would come back and get me. The Merry Acres Inn makes me look forward to another visit to Albany.

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014

There is only one place to stay in Albany, and that would be Merry Acres. The pretty grounds, kind staff, and yummy breakfast are fantastic. The rooms are clean and the beds are comfortable. I love the pool area. It's just the place to cool off on a hot day.

  • Stayed April 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Warner Robins, Georgia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

I stayed two weeks at The Merry Acres and was pleasantly surprised at how nice and new the rooms were. Nice furniture, wood floors, comfortable beds, all you could ask for. The shower itself was a little outdated but the water pressure was great and plenty of hot water even when the hotel was full. Upon check in I received free breakfast vouchers for each day of my stay and was informed that by showing my room key I could get one free drink at the on-site restaurant/bar each night.

Parking became a little troublesome when the hotel filled up but the layout of the buildings meant that wherever you did get a spot you wouldn't have that far of a walk. Overall this place is on the more expensive side but it is one of the nicer hotels in the area by far.

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Maple Grove, Minnesota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2014

Merry Acres was recommended by a local and it did not disappoint! This is just a charming motel. Exterior is impeccably maintained, beautiful grounds, landscape "just so". Room updates were nice, newer flat screen TV'. Hot shower, nice bed and linens. If I were to be super picky, I'd say the doors/hardware need replacement because you can just tell that they're worn and have been used well over the years ... but no safety issue at all. Pleasant staff. Again, a nice throw-back surprise ... to park directly in front of your room. A refreshing change from those chain, multi-story boxes out by the interstate!

Room Tip: Budget-wise, comes with a hot breakfast. A nice outdoor pool too.
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  • Stayed March 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Atlanta, Georgia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

Great amenities for the money. No complaints here. Shuttle service made it worthwhile. The pub was a little boring, but nice. Definitely worth a try. Great location, slept in and missed breakfast so can't give review on the food.

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Merry Acres Inn

Address: 1500 Dawson Road, Albany, GA 31707 (Formerly Quality Inn Merry Acres)
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Location: United States > Georgia > Albany
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#6 Business Hotel in Albany
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Merry Acres Inn 2.5*
Number of rooms: 110
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Merry Acres is known for its impeccable service, spotless accommodations, and beautifully landscaped grounds. The large variety of amenities make it a place where you can relax around the secluded swimming pool and enjoy the shade of the gazebo; work out in the state-of-the-art PT GYM; enjoy a complimentary hot breakfast buffet; or utilize the 24 hour business center with two personal computers, high-speed internet, fax, copier, and printer. The rooms themselves are tastefully decorated yet comfortable, with all rooms offering a microwave, refrigerator, coffee maker, iron, ironing board, hairdryers, and high-speed internet.A particularly attractive feature of the Merry Acres Campus is the 5,900 square foot Event & Conference Center. For decades, it's been a favored spot for wedding receptions, rehearsal dinners, banquets, corporate seminars and retreats, class and family reunions, showers, birthday parties, and fundraisers. That list has grown to include private parties, cocktail parties, and wine tastings.The appeal of Merry Acres Event Center is its ability to offer a number of various configurations to provide just the right amount of space for each group. But whether a large formal soiree or a smaller, more personal gathering, Merry Acres Event Center coordinates with your particular theme and enables a one-stop approach for your guests' lodging, meeting, and catering needs.In fact, the Stewbos Catering service works within the Merry Acres Restaurant, located within the Event Center. While the Merry Acres Restaurant is open daily for Breakfast and each Sunday from 11:00AM - 2:30PM for our Southern Lunch Buffet, the enormous kitchen now serves as the headquarters for Stewbos Catering on a daily basis. More recently, Merry Acres has added a full transportation to its list of services, including a complimentary shuttle van service for Hotel Guests and City Club Members. We are proud to announce our newest additions to the transportation service - a 1939 Studebaker and a Mercedes-Benz Sprinter, both available for rent for your next special occasion! ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Quality Inn Merry Acres Hotel Albany
Quality Inn Albany
Albany Quality Inn

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