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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 #10 of 49 Hotels in Albany
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New York
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 hotel reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“Great Boutique Hotel”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2013

I enjoy the comfort of this hotel from the great beds to the roomy space to the powerful shower water. The location is perfect for downtown meetings and surrounding restaurants. Albany is not huge, but there is only one other major hotel in the area and the others are fairly distant. The service has been great. I didn't like the inability to check in early, but then appreciated that inconvenience when I needed to extend my checkout beyond the 11am (a bit early) checkout. The hotel has it's own good restaurant and separate bar, which I liked. I prefer staying here than the chain hotel.

  • Stayed October 2013, 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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Suzanne L, Manager at 74 State, An Ascend Hotel Collection Member, responded to this review, October 14, 2013
Thank you so much for your review of our hotel. We are pleased that you enjoyed our spacious rooms, comfy beds and strong water pressure. We apologize that we were unable to check you in early. Whenever possible we try to accommodate early check-in requests. We are also pleased that you were able to enjoy our onsite restaurant and the Bistro/Bar at 74. Thank you again for taking the time to review our property and we look forward to having you back the next time you are in Albany!
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Rating summary
  • 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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Miami Beach, Fl
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
15 hotel reviews
Reviews in 19 cities Reviews in 19 cities
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2013

This is the hotel at which to stay. When you first enter there is not a glamorous lobby but that soon becomes unimportant. The rooms are large, clean, and comfortable. There is plenty of drawer space so you can unpack your suitcase. The staff is exceptional from the valet, who will help with your luggage if necessary, to the cleaner who does up the rooms. The front desk staff was exceptional. They offered to help in any way and they did it with a real smile. They made me feel like an important guest that they were happy to have at their hotel.
If you are attending a convention know that it is four blocks of steep uphill walking or a $7.50 cab ride to get to the convention center. The walk back is downhill and easy to do.

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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Suzanne L, Manager at 74 State, An Ascend Hotel Collection Member, responded to this review, October 7, 2013
Thank you for the lovely review. We are pleased that you enjoyed our spacious rooms and exceptional staff. We are happy to have had you as a guest, and are pleased that we were able to show you just how important you are at our hotel. Thank you again for the review, and we look forward to serving you the next time you are in town!
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2013

My wife and I stayed here over the summer and the room, amenities and service were fantastic. We had drinks in the bar, which has a great wine list, and the staff were very, very gracious. My son works for The Four Seasons Resorts, and we appreciate quality accommodations. 74 State delivered! Thank you!

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Suzanne L, Manager at 74 State, An Ascend Hotel Collection Member, responded to this review, September 16, 2013
Thank you so much for your lovely review of 74 State Hotel. We are pleased that you enjoyed your stay and dining at the 74 State Hotel, and look forward to serving you the next time you are in Albany!
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21 reviews 21 reviews
14 hotel reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2013 via mobile

I have only good things to say about this place. First the staff was excellent so kind everyone was. We had a big group and we were kind of loud but they said nothing when they probably should have. They brought me ice when I needed it and gave me scissors. the rooms were huge and clean. I love this place

  • Stayed September 2013
    • 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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Suzanne L, Manager at 74 State, An Ascend Hotel Collection Member, responded to this review, September 10, 2013
Thank you so much for the lovely review of 74 State Hotel. We are pleased that you enjoyed your stay and look forward to having you back the next time you are in Albany!
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Quebec City, Canada
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35 reviews 35 reviews
12 hotel reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013

The hotel is well situated in downtown Albany near the main highways. The room was spacious, the bed confortable and clean, no issues there. The bar/bistro on the 2nd floor was ok at best with not a whole lot of choices and rather priceyfor 2 hamburgers and a spinach dip about 55.00. There are a few of the surronding buildings that are abandoned or being renovated which causes rodents to come out of no where. All in all it is a good hotel for a stop-over which eas our case as we were going to Cape-May.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Suzanne L, Manager at 74 State, An Ascend Hotel Collection Member, responded to this review, September 16, 2013
Thank you for taking the time to review our property. We are pleased that you enjoyed your stay in our spacious comfortable rooms. Please note that Downtown Albany is in the midst of revitalization and economic growth, and while none of the surrounding businesses are abandoned, there are may new construction projects in Downtown Albany. We hope you can return to Albany in the near future to see the results of our revitalization, and hope you will consider staying with us again the next time you are in town.
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Valley Stream, New York
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61 reviews 61 reviews
33 hotel reviews
Reviews in 25 cities Reviews in 25 cities
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2013

This is a small hotel in the heart of downtown Albany. It is a nice alternative to the big chain hotels in the area. The staff is helpful and the facility is safe and clean. There is both a restaurant and a bar in the hotel.
My room was spacious and the bathroom was very nice. Amenities, like wifi, free Saratoga water, and newspapers are nice touches. If you don't leave your car on the street there is valet parking for a fee.
Downtown Albany on the weekend is a ghost town. Know that if you are looking for night life.
I would return and I was very pleased with the experience.

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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled solo
    • 4 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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Suzanne L, Manager at 74 State, An Ascend Hotel Collection Member, responded to this review, August 30, 2013
Thank you so much for taking the time to review our hotel. We are pleased that you enjoyed our convenient downtown Albany location and amenities. The next time you are in town, our front desk associates will be happy to direct you to nightlife within a short walk of the hotel. Once again thank you so much for reviewing our property and we look forward to serving you the next time you are in Albany!
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Albany, New York
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2013

We have been in hotels literally all around the world, and this is the first review I've ever been moved to write.

The rooms here are nice; the front desk folks are cheerful and helpful.

The wireless connection is strong, but we found it unusable after awhile - this is probably not the hotel's fault, but still undermined the whole "free wifi" bit (we wound up using our own wifi).

The restaurant (Marché, downstairs) is not open for dinner - they directed us up to the bistro/bar. No specials, no indication of "farm to table". The risotto balls were fine; the french onion soup was ok. The BBQ burger was also nice (the fries were generic). It's always a bad sign when someone asks how you'd like your Ahi tuna (in the salad) cooked - apparently the server didn't hear me correctly ("show it the fire"), and the first try was completely overdone. It took 15 mintues to get a refire, which was acceptably cooked, and the salad was fine. When the bill came, I was charge for a full salad (I'd ordered 1/2), and for a more expensive wine than we had ordered. When we looked at the bottle of wine that was served (which _wasn't_ offered to be shown while being poured), it was a completely different (and more expensive) wine. Granted, it was nice and we drank it (thinking) that it was just a regional variety) but still... Between the two, an extra $15 on the bill (pre-tip).

When we come back to our room, there's (loud - over the A/C) live music going on - apparently there's a club in back of the hotel. *Not* disclosed. Apparently it stops at 10 - time will tell.

So (and I never say this) *don't* stay here. There's a reason there's been no reviews recently.

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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Thank you so much for taking the time to review our hotel. We are pleased that you enjoyed your room and the cheerful and helpful front desk staff. We sincerely apologize for any issues you experienced during your dinner, and hope that we were able to fix those for you. Once again thank you for taking time to review our hotel.
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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 ( Wi-Fi ) Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#2 Green Hotel in Albany
#7 Romantic Hotel in Albany
#11 Family Hotel in Albany
#14 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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