The hotel is a relatively sizable one with a couple of different wings attached. We were given the 'tower' because they were having some sort of 'pageant'
The tower has a corridor or connector to the pool area so you never have to go outside to enter in the main area.
It is nice and rooms are big, the restaurant was sizable as well and food was ok but nothing to write about. They are extremely close to Pizza Hut, which is really convenient if you don't feel like going out. Pizza Hut will charge a deliver fee on top of everything else so buyer beware.
The weekend we were there, the pool was completely full, and I do mean full. Someone thought it was a good idea to have a birthday party in the pool area. Poor management decision, The group of families and friends filled the pool to capacity so much so that management placed a sign on the gate stating they were at capacity. When we did have an opportunity to swim, my son only swam for 15 minutes. I think it was in bad taste to allow such a large party into the pool area with food and cake and possibly alcohol. Isnt that why you have a bar and or restaurant. These people had pizzas and wre running around the hotel like it was the wild west. They also took up all the rooms with pool views. Can you say disaster?
Our room was a decent size for it not to be a suite but on Saturday night the heater stopped working for some strange reason. Odd but true. Also, as a rewards member, my room wasnt ready. Unless IHG is doing something different, my Priority Club status must have meant nothing. When asked, the clerk said 'let me look and see your status'. Oh you are just a club member. I thought that was rude indeed. Shouldn't matter if I am just a club member or silver, gold, or platinum, I am still a member.
Also, when I called the front desk for an extended stay the clerk booked me for 15 additional days. What are we doing at the desk if we aren't paying attention. Frustrating to say the least
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Holiday Inn on Wolf Road is located less than one mile from the Albany International Airport and provides a free 24-hour airport shuttle. Our location on Wolf Rd. finds us extremely close to many area attractions such as downtown Albany, which is a short 15 minute drive and the State University at Albany, only 10 minutes away. Our newly renovated, well-appointed guest rooms feature two-dual line speakerphones with caller ID, refrigerators, in-room safes, coffee makers, hair dryers, irons and ironing boards, and 27' flat screen TVs with pay per view movies. The beds are accompanied with plush duvet covers, triple sheeting, and even a pillow 'menu' which enables you to choose a synthetic or feather pillow with your choice of firmness, as well as a neck pillow.For exercise and relaxation purposes, you must experience our heated indoor pool and seasonal outdoor pool, sauna, whirlpool, 'round the clock fitness center, and our e-space video arcade for kids! 'The Grille', our in-house restaurant, serves spectacular entrees for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, as well as provides room service seven days a week. '205 on Wolf', our newest creation, is a unique wine and martini bar that you must see to believe its brilliant ambiance and decadent decor. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Holiday Hotel Albany
- Holiday Inn Albany
- Albany Holiday Inn