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“Home away from home.” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Courtyard by Marriott Albany Thruway

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Courtyard by Marriott Albany Thruway
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   1455 Washington Avenue, Albany, NY 12206   |  
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Ranked #8 of 49 Hotels in Albany
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43 reviews 43 reviews
21 hotel reviews
Reviews in 32 cities Reviews in 32 cities
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
“Home away from home.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2013 via mobile

When in Albany, we used to stay with family. This caused anxiety. We tried this hotel last summer and found it to be great. Now we only stay here and visit more often.
It is a great value and a comfortable place to stay.

  • Stayed February 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Westborough, Massachusetts
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87 reviews 87 reviews
21 hotel reviews
Reviews in 42 cities Reviews in 42 cities
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2013 via mobile

My family stayed at the Courtyard by Marriott Albany Thruway for 2 nights over Christmas, while visiting family in the area. I have not felt so comfortable or rested in a hotel in some time. It is new and built to the standards of the Courtyard model, but the bed was very comfortable, everything in the hotel was clean, and the staff were all service-oriented. A great value.

  • Stayed December 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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New York City, New York
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10 hotel reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2013

I have stayed at many hotels but this one was the best ever!! The room was comfortable. The staff was accommodating. The hotel was very clean. I even saw them clean the top of the elevator doorway. It was conveniently located right across the highway from the Megabus stop and the local buses stop across the highway too. Dunkin Doughnuts is next door. The indoor pool was clean and beautiful. The only things that would have made my stay better is a changing room in the pool area and the Bistro restaurant being open for dinner.

  • Stayed December 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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West Hartford, Connecticut
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82 hotel reviews
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129 helpful votes 129 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2012

Check in at hotel was friendly and efficient. The rooms were clean and decently sized. The bathrooms were a bit small. The pool arean was nice although the pool was quite small. It wasn't a problem for us but we imagine it would be crowded with more than four or five people. The hotel is just off I -90 and across from the university. A mall is closeby with several eateries.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Bridgewater, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2012

I stayed for one night on my way to Vermont skiing from NJ. It is conveniently located by the highway, and I can hear the Thruway traffic. I like the lobby, and will stay again next time. To mitigate the noise, ask for a room not facing the Thruway (a room with an odd room number will do it) and turn off the noise AC in the room before you go to bed. The elevator (there is only one) is a little slow.

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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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13 hotel reviews
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2012

In general we've been very pleased with Marriott hotels, but this recently renovated Courtyard, while very convenient to the Thruway and SUNY Albany, had a host of quirks that disappointed us. 1) the bathrooms are uncomfortably small and fixtures still quite cheap (ie, plastic molded shower/tub combos) ; 2) the HVAC was noisy and had to be turned off for a quiet night's sleep; 3) wireless internet service was spotty/broken 4) the "Bistro" seemed overpriced and the hotel no longer offers basic amenities like free coffee/tea to its guests. We got the sense that this brand is trying to remake itself as a sort of thruway "W" hotel, but it doesn't work. There are some good features: a nice, newly renovated, small pool, jacuzzi, and gym, and comfortable beds; good desks with plenty of workspace. But we will seek out other alternatives in Albany for our stays in the future.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Campbell, California
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48 reviews 48 reviews
29 hotel reviews
Reviews in 24 cities Reviews in 24 cities
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2012

Directly opposite the University of Albany and with close access to the freeways to downtown or elsewhere (such as the airport).
This courtyard not only has the new design reception and common area but must have been recently done as it is all very clean and new. This also seemed to be the case for the rest of the hotel and rooms as well, not just the lobby. The staff were very friendly.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Courtyard by Marriott Albany Thruway

Address: 1455 Washington Avenue, Albany, NY 12206
Location: United States > New York > Albany
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#7 Business Hotel in Albany
#8 Family Hotel in Albany
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Courtyard by Marriott Albany Thruway 3*
Number of rooms: 70
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