We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“Helpful” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Holiday Inn Express Albany - Downtown

Best prices for your stay
Enter dates for best prices
Check In mm/dd/yyyy Check Out mm/dd/yyyy
Show Prices
Compare best prices from top travel sites
and 9 more sites!
Save
You added Holiday Inn Express Albany - Downtown to your Saves list
Holiday Inn Express Albany - Downtown
2.5 of 5 Hotel   |   300 Broadway, Albany, NY 12207 (Formerly Red Carpet Inn)   |  
Hotel website
  |  
Hotel deals
  |  
  |  
Hotel amenities
Special Offer
Save on Hotel Packages!
Ranked #16 of 49 Hotels in Albany
Covington, Pennsylvania
Top Contributor
57 reviews 57 reviews
14 hotel reviews
Reviews in 24 cities Reviews in 24 cities
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
“Helpful”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2012

Stayed here overnight on our way by train to Montreal. Arrived in the late evening after a 4 hour drive. Parked our car and they took us to a restaurant, the next morning to the train station and picked us up when we returned a few days later. The staff was very helpful. The room was upgraded so it was very large, though the set up was odd -- the sofa faced the jacuzzi tub rather than the TV. The van drivers were very proud of Albany and expained the sights and history as they drove.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a Review

271 reviews from our community

Traveler rating
    94
    114
    43
    13
    7
See reviews for
70
58
22
73
Rating summary
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
Traveler tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (44)
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Montreal, Canada
Contributor
11 reviews 11 reviews
8 hotel reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2012

We stayed in the Holiday inn express on our way to Wildwood in august of 2012. The location was perfect, breakfast included and the room was CLEAN and spacious.

Food was good and close to walking distance of a lot of good restaurants.

The pool was nice, a bit cold for me but still !!! the kids loved it!!!

Price was decent, I booked online a couple of weeks before.

Checkout is so easy to do (You leave your card in the rooms and that's it!)

Will go back again

Room Tip: Right of the highway easy to find and good quality for your money.
See more room tips
  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
    • 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
Was this review helpful? Yes 1
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Rehovot, Israel
Top Contributor
95 reviews 95 reviews
35 hotel reviews
Reviews in 37 cities Reviews in 37 cities
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2012

We stayed there on the way from Lake Placid in the Adirondacks to NYC. We planned to spend more time in Albany and the area, but as the weather was very good in the Adirondacks, we decided to stay in the mountains most of the day and came to Albany in the evening, just for a sleep over. So my experience of the hotel is limited.
The hotel is located near the highway. From the windows of our room, we could see the cars on the highway and we heard their humming. The noise wasn't too loud and disturbing, but there was some noise.
Although its called 'Downtown', it didn't feel like downtown. The streets were deserted and uninviting, and we decided to stay in the hotel, since we had a long day in the Adirondacks.
Parking is free and plentiful. There is an entrance to the hotel near the handicapped parking at the back, which is marked as a handicapped entrance, but the lock was malfunctioning and it couldn't be opened. However, there is a convenient ramp which leads to the main entrance, so there is no problem for handicapped people to enter the hotel.
Staff was friendly.
Wi-fi is free and good.
The room (305) was good (2 QB) and spacious enough, had a flat screen TV. The docking station for the iphone was broken. It was clean. However something there gave the feeling of not 100% comfort. Besides the humming of the cars and the view of the highway, the toilet paper in the bathroom is located under the sink, so whenever you wash your hands, the toilet paper gets wet... The towels are located behind you when you are at the sink. You have the amenities, but they are not comfortably located.
The room is nonsmoking, but there was some smoking scent in the corridor.
Breakfast was good - pancakes, omlette, bacon, sausages, yogurt, philadelphia cheese, bagels, some pastries. Breakfast room is spacious.
All in all, not a bad experience, but not something very good either. Probably our experience is also influenced by the fact that we just stayed there between the Adirondacks and NYC, and it was very rainy in Albany.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Brooklyn, New York
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2012

If you are in town on your own for business, you will really appreciate the warmth and friendliness of the staff at this hotel. There aren't any great views, the pool is a bit small, and the breakfast isn't the best, but the staff will definitely take care of you as best they can. The free shuttle service is so great. They will pick you up and drive you all over town -- and seem happy to do it! The room was fine -- clean, with a hot shower and a comfy bed. Oh, and very good wifi! I will absolutely stay here again if I need to go back to Albany for business.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Easthampton, Massachusetts
Reviewer
5 reviews 5 reviews
5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2012

Everything about our visit was 5 star. Beginning with the friendly and helpful staff. Everyone had a smile and were happy to help. Our room was standard for a moderate chain hotel. It was very clean and neat. The indoor pool was warm and clean. There was a clean whirlpool spa next to the pool. The fitness room had both a wet and a dry sauna. The continental breakfast was well stocked and tasty. We'll definately make this our place to stay when in Albany!

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with family
    • 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
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
KimDOS, Director of Sales at Holiday Inn Express Albany - Downtown, responded to this review, November 6, 2012
Thank you for taking the time to leave a review on your stay with us. It sounds like our Holiday Inn Express is becoming your hotel choice for a place to stay. We are very happy to see that you felt right at home with us during your stay. And we welcome you back anytime with open arms. And thank you for choosing Holiday Inn Express Albany!
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Kailua Kona, HI
Top Contributor
174 reviews 174 reviews
59 hotel reviews
Reviews in 64 cities Reviews in 64 cities
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2012

Clean and well maintained. The staff was very helpful and friendly. There was a comp shuttle that would have taken us to any restaurant so we wouldn't have to drive. It had the largest breakfast area and lounge of any HIE I've stayed in. It was well maintained and stocked. Located just off the freeway and abundant undercover parking. Our room was on the back side and on the inside. The corridor went along the outside to buffer noise.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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
Was this review helpful? Yes 1
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Fareham, Hampshire
Senior Contributor
43 reviews 43 reviews
17 hotel reviews
Reviews in 22 cities Reviews in 22 cities
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2012

This hotel provided a good overnight stay as we travelled from Boston to Ithica. Located close to the I87 (perhaps too close a road noise was apparent in the room), room was very comfortable and clean, and breakfast was good with hot and cold offerings. Hotel parking also included. Hotel is located near to a few restaurants, although some have closed down recently.

Room Tip: ask for a room away from the motorway.
See more room tips
  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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
Was this review helpful? Yes 1
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Hotels you might also like...
mm/dd/yyyy mm/dd/yyyy
Price Your Stay

Been to Holiday Inn Express Albany - Downtown? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Holiday Inn Express Albany - Downtown

Address: 300 Broadway, Albany, NY 12207 (Formerly Red Carpet Inn)
Phone Number:
Location: United States > New York > Albany
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#12 Business Hotel in Albany
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Holiday Inn Express Albany - Downtown 2.5*
Number of rooms: 135
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 
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with IHG, Booking.com, Expedia, Priceline, Cheap Tickets, Orbitz, TripOnline SA, Agoda, Hotels.com, Odigeo and Tingo so you can book your Holiday Inn Express Albany - Downtown reservations with confidence. We help millions of travelers each month to find the perfect hotel for both vacation and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Also Known As:
Holiday Inn Express Albany - Downtown Hotel Albany
Albany Holiday Inn

Owners: What's your side of the story?

If you own or manage Holiday Inn Express Albany - Downtown, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.