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“Comfy and Chic Stay” 4 of 5 stars
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74 State, An Ascend Hotel Collection Member
3.0 of 5 Boutique Hotel   |   74 State Street, Albany, NY 12207   |  
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Ranked #14 of 49 hotels in Albany
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Brooklyn, New York
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“Comfy and Chic Stay”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2013

We stayed only one nite at 74 State, so I can't say anything about the in-hotel restaurant/bar or the area, but the hotel itself was a great find. It's a nice old building that has been updated to a boutique hotel, and the vibe is chic but comfortable. The room was super clean, the bed was comfortable, and the bathroom is modern and luxurious. We'd definitely go back.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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terridv, Manager at 74 State, An Ascend Hotel Collection Member, responded to this review, February 6, 2013
Thank you so much for taking the time to comment on your recent stay at the 74 State Hotel, Downtown Albany’s only boutique hotel. We are happy that you enjoyed your stay and our amenities. We look forward to serving you the next time you are in Albany!
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Plattsburgh, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2012

We had the opportunity to attend a Carrie Underwood concert at the Times Union Center in Albany. That meant another over night stay at the 74 State Hotel. This is our second visit and we found the staff, accomodations, and experience as good as the first. This is a top-rate hotel and is a bit pricey.... But the accomodations are well worth it. We had a king, non-smoking room that was perfect. The hotel staff went our of their way to make the stay up to their standards. The bar is very warm and friendly with a great view of State Street. We will return......

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 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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terridv, Manager at 74 State, An Ascend Hotel Collection Member, responded to this review, December 10, 2012
Thank you so much Ed for taking the time to comment on your recent stay at the 74 State Hotel. We hope you enjoyed the Carrie Underwood concert and are pleased that you enjoyed this stay as much as your 1st stay. We look forward to serving you again when you come to Albany for your next concert!
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Southampton, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2012

You won't go wrong staying here.... great downtown Albany location, friendly staff, comfy beds and soft towels and pillows! This downtown boutique hotel has it all at a great price. We didn't have a chance to try the restaurant or bar, but they look equally good and we'll try them out on our next stay. If you're looking for an alternative to the "big box" experience, don't miss this one!

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with family
    • 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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terridv, Manager at 74 State, An Ascend Hotel Collection Member, responded to this review, December 10, 2012
Thank you so much Zachary for taking the time to comment on your recent stay at the 74 State Hotel, downtown Albany’s only boutique hotel. We are happy that you enjoyed the accommodations and location. Be sure to check out our Bistro/Bar at 7 4
with floor to ceiling windows the next time you are in Albany. We look forward to serving you again on your next visit to Albany!
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Southampton, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2012

This is a great hotel to stay at in Albany. The location is fantastic - right in the heart of the historic city central. The room was impeccable. Very comfortable beds, great pillows and linens, plenty of superior quality towels, and wonderful atmosphere. There is free coffee in the lobby area if needing to go out with coffee early and not having the time to have the the breakfast available (for a very resonable rate) at the hotel restaurant. Also, I noticed that they have a wonderful brunch available at a reasonable cost if desired. Overall, great value for the money, I would stay there again without considering anything else when in the Albany area.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with family
    • 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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terridv, Manager at 74 State, An Ascend Hotel Collection Member, responded to this review, December 10, 2012
Thank you so much for taking the time to comment on your recent stay at the 74 State Hotel, downtown Albany’s only boutique hotel. We are happy that you enjoyed the accommodations and location and look forward to serving you the next time you are in Albany!
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2012 via mobile

Ended up at 74 State for a one night business trip because our usual place was booked. The food and restaurant service -- and the wine -- were terrific (much better than we expected). Room service was on time and almost perfect, but any problem was offset by the lovely young staff. They are learning and they try hard including the front desk staff, which was helpful and cheerful. The room was small, but clean and well set up with two exceptions. Because it was a rear room (#304), there was no natural light. Unfortunately, like a lot of hotels these days, there was inadequate lighting in the room. Only two lamps with very low wattage and no overhead light in the bedroom. The cavelike atmosphere was fine at night, but depressing the following morning. The television is small and located on a far wall making it harder to see and hear. It would have been nice to have an outlet next to the bed and a night table in arm's reach. Two easy things to fix. The bathroom was enormous and well stocked with a lovely robe and dryer. I didn't have time to use the gym. Having said all of the above, given the convenience of the location and the restaurant, this is my new hotel of choice in Albany.

Stayed November 2012, traveled on business
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terridv, Manager at 74 State, An Ascend Hotel Collection Member, responded to this review, November 16, 2012
Thank you for your lovely review NYCJake. We are happy that you enjoyed your accommodations and dining experience at the 74 State Hotel and look forward to serving you during your next trip to Albany.
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Spring Hill, Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2012

My wife and I stayed at this hotel for nine nights at the end of August beginning of September.We came in for the racing season at Saratoga Springs. the housekeeping at this hotel needs to go back to housekeeping school they have some problems. I made mention of it to the front desk and apparently they apparently are going through Chapter 11 for the last two years. They have an excellent restaurant on location We got an excellent rate from hotwire and we were looking to stay in the downtown area and it was worth the money. they are doing a good job trying to maintain the property we thought it was very clean but like I said earlier housekeeping needs help but we would stay here again.

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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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terridv, Manager at 74 State, An Ascend Hotel Collection Member, responded to this review, November 12, 2012
Thank you for taking the time to comment on your past stay at the 74 State Hotel, and we hope you had a winning trip to the Saratoga Racetrack this year. We apologize for any issues you experienced with our housekeeping staff, and please know that we have never been in Chapter 11. We apologize that inaccurate information was conveyed to you. We are happy that you enjoyed our restaurant and were happy with the value you received. We hope you will consider staying at 74 State Hotel again during next year’s track season.
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012

Certainly a nice place but expected more for the money. There are no amenities other than a small exercise room. Having to go to the lobby for coffee is more like a "Holiday Inn Express" type of thing. Staff were very nice and the bar area is quite nice but overall I had hoped for a little more.

Stayed November 2012, traveled on business
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terridv, Manager at 74 State, An Ascend Hotel Collection Member, responded to this review, November 7, 2012
Thank you for your review. We are sorry that you were not completely satisfied with your stay at the 74 State Hotel. We do have a number of available amenities including fireplaces, daily spa services (by reservation), complimentary high speed and wi-fi internet, free local calls, room service and whirlpool tubs. In-room coffee makers are available upon request and we apologize if we failed to inform you of our available amenities. Thank you again for choosing to stay at 74 State Hotel and we hope you will consider staying with us again the next time you are in Albany.
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Address: 74 State Street, Albany, NY 12207
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Location: United States > New York > Albany
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#2 Green Hotel in Albany
#4 Best Value Hotel in Albany
#6 Romantic Hotel in Albany
#16 Business Hotel in Albany
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — 74 State, An Ascend Hotel Collection Member 3*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
74 State Hotel Downtown Albany NY. 74 State Hotel is located on historic State Street in the heart of Albany's business and entertainment districts - just steps from the Capitol Building, Federal Courthouse, and Times Union Center. 74 State is conveniently minutes from the Amtrak Station and Albany International Airport. 74 State Hotel features 74 rooms and suites offering complimentary High Speed and Wi-Fi Internet Access. • 74 Rooms and suites• Whirlpool baths and fireplaces in select rooms• Complimentary high-speed and Wi-Fi Internet service available throughout the hotel •Valet Parking• Onsite fitness center and business center• Event space for up to 150 people• Board room with audio/video and meeting technology. ... more   less 
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