Excellent HIE with lovely staff. But.
The hotel is not just downtown, it's downatheeltown. Rockerfeller's aerial roadways may have wowed the citizens 50 years ago but they cut the city off from its heart, the river. The city moved up the hill, leaving behind empty shops, bomb-site car parks, the bus station and this hotel. The 12 lanes of roads create too much noise for the double glazing to cope with and you wouldn't want to go walkabout at night. Having said that, the staff will happily transport you to and from anywhere you want to go.
We enjoyed our stay and would happily return but it's as well to be warned what you will find.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Welcome to the Holiday Inn Express Albany-Downtown. Guests looking for a convenient downtown Albany hotel will find this Holiday Inn Express, located close to the Riverfront and the Empire Plaza, the ideal location. For doing business in town, our Albany downtown hotel is close to Verizon, General Electric and the Port of Albany. Our hotel in Albany is also near the Legislative Office Building and State Offices. Our courtesy shuttle can pick you up at the Rensselaer Amtrak Station. Or if you're flying into Albany Airport (ALB), we'll pick you up there, too. We are easily accessible to I-90, NYS Thruway I-87 and I-787. We have the only free hotel parking in Downtown Albany. Leisure travelers will find our downtown Albany Hotel, with its historic downtown location, close to many major attractions. City Center tours, professional theatres, parks and the Hudson Riverfront are all just minutes from the Holiday Inn Express Albany-Downtown. Newly updated guest rooms and public spaces will make your stay memorable. With many restaurants within walking distance of our Albany hotel, you can have the choice of fine or casual dining. To stay in touch, our WIFI is throughout the Hotel and FREE. When you're looking for Albany lodging, stay with the Holiday Inn Express Albany-Downtown. Albany is a city with 400 years of history within your reach. Come experience the downtown difference. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Holiday Inn Express Albany - Downtown Hotel Albany
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