I had the opportunity to stay at this hotel on January 2 after US Airways cancelled a flight that I was supposed to be on. This Best Western was the only hotel in the area that the airline did business with, therefore they paid for my one night stay.
When I was driving along Wolf Street looking for this place, I passed several nice motels, namely the Hilton Homewood Suites, and the Hampton Inn. When I got to this motel, my first thought was that it was the most run down and dingy one in the area.
Upon arriving, the front desk clerk was very polite and courteous. I asked for a room on an upper floor which was granted to me without a problem. The hallways leading to the rooms are plastered in a 1950's style stucco......once I opened the door to my room, I noticed that the outdated decor continued in there as well. The freezing temperature in the room was not helping matters (It was 2F outside, and the room must have been around 36F). The heater was not turned on, so I proceeded to do so. After half an hour, the air coming out of the unit was still frigid.
While walking downstairs to request a room change, I noticed that the hotel has a courtyard area with an interior pool, so I decided to ask for one of those rooms (I figured that they would be warmer). The front desk immediately provided me with another room, 1st floor/courtyard. This room was warmer, but the heating was still blowing cold air....I decided to stay in this room, since the temperature was not that bad.
The room: Severely outdated and in need of a complete remodeling. The carpet was dirty and the matresses are so old that you sink right in to them. One of the beds had hair and miscellaneous stains in the sheets.
The hotel: Small lobby with a mini sports bar. Extremely long hallways which are like walking through a maze (they actually give you a map at the front desk!!!)
Overall, this was my first stay at a Best Western, and if they are all like this, it will definitely be my last!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Best Western Albany Airport Inn offers free WiFi, free parking, free full hot breakfast buffet, indoor heated pool, fitness center, onsite restaurant & lounge and 24-hour business center. Our free airport shuttle service is a nice bonus and will transport guests to and from the Albany International Airport, and any destination on Wolf Road based on availability. In addition, We also offer a park & fly program. Our renovated sleeping rooms & meeting rooms combined with affordable prices make us the best value in the area. One of the best features of our hotel is the location. We are within two miles of the colonie center mall, and 43 restaurants on the always popular Wolf Road. You will have no dificdulty finding something to do when you stay here. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Best Western Albany Airport Hotel Albany
- Albany Best Western