We went to Albany for a concert at the times union center. This hotel was perfect for that! You can see pearl at from the entrance of the hotel. A clean and safe, restaurant-filled, 7/8 min walk, even at night, to the venue. It's a straight shot. We would come to Albany again for a concert and stay at this hotel bc of it's location. It is also a newer hotel. Very clean, beautiful tile shower and comfy bed. We vacation a lot and have been in many hotels and this one is one of the better ones!