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.