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Quality Inn Central
2.0 of 5 Hotel   |   1632 Central Ave., Albany, NY 12205   |  
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Ranked #27 of 49 hotels in Albany
Cleveland, Ohio
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“Nice hotel, good rates”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2012

A week ago, I stayed at another Choice Hotel, on Wolf Road in Albany, that I really liked. This time, though, I wanted to use reward points. I stayed here, because the points needed were 10,000 less. Even without using points, you cannot beat the room rates (a Sunday, senior rate) at this hotel. With that said, I echo the 'Goldilocks' analogy by VTyankee. My king bed room (with desk, flat screen HD TV, sitting chair, coffee maker, microwave, fridge, closet and drawers) was small, but very nice. Especially for one person. The room, including bathroom, was very clean and tastefully decorated. All 3 lamps have outlets for charging electronics. Usual continental fare for breakfast, but also sausage, eggs and waffles. Front desk staff was pleasant and accommodating. This is very good location in Albany near I-87, Colonie Mall and other shopping and restaurants.

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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled solo
    • 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
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2012

I enjoyed my night's stay at this Quality Inn at 1632 Central Ave. in Albany, NY. I was assigned a room on the 1st floor. It was very clean and in good condition. It had a medium-sized flat screen TV, 2 queen sized beds and large front-facing window. The hotel's location was a plus since it was on rt. 5 in Colonie about a mile from I-87 exit and also near the Colonie Mall on Wolf Rd. Wolf Rd. was a two-mile stretch offering every kind of restaurant and retail and designer stores you could imagine. So it became an enjoyable evening out after a day's touring in the Adirondacks. The hotel is set in from the road a bit, so you don't hear the busy traffic. In the morning, I picked up a Wall St. Journal as I chose what to eat at the buffet breakfast. Staff at the desk were prompt during check-in and check-out and also friendly and courteous. I would stay here again if I happen to be passing in the area, definitely.

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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2012

Going through the Colonie area, I was using Choice Hotels to spot a place to stay. It became a "Goldilocks and the three bears" kind of story. There were three price ranges; the highest was a hotel that has since jumped chains. Very nice, but way too much to spend just to sleep for a night, before getting back on the road. Then I went to the Econolodge next door. The woman at the desk was fine, but the hotel was a little more bare bones than even other Econolodges. So, I ended up here, and it was just right. The price was reasonable, my room was clean and comfortable, the breakfast more than adequate. I had a good stay. I am not going to heap superlatives at it, but if you want those, spend the extra $ and go up a notch. I would stay here again.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Marie K, Director of Sales at Quality Inn Central, responded to this review, October 11, 2012
We are very happy you choose to stay with us at the Quality Inn, during your recent visit to the Albany area. We are very glad you enjoyed your stay and felt we offered a great value at a great rate. We value all of guest and their comments and hope you stay with us again.
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2012

The corridors are very worn out and sad looking. I was quite concerned what to find in the room but luckily they were not in the same condition.

Rooms were recently refurbished but small. Rooms are okay as such, no complaint. However, walls are thin and the guy on the opposite side of the corridor talked all night so there was not much sleep for me.

We had coupons for our rooms. Payment receipts were delivered to the rooms before departure (a good thing because it gives you more chance to notice that the charge is wrong). Surprise surprise, we had been charged full price. We went to the reception and they found immediately that the coupons were stapled to our documentation and that the bills were wrong. But they had already charged our credit cards. And it took them a LONG time to put this right. Luckily we were not in a rush to leave. So check your bill.

Breakfast was standard motel breakfast.

I wouldn't stay there again.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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Marie K, Director of Sales at Quality Inn Central, responded to this review, September 6, 2012
We want to apologize for any inconvenience you encountered during your stay with us. Our renovations are an effort to give our guests the very best. We apologize for your bill error. We value our guests and their comments. The Quality Inn is always striving to do better and we appreciate your comments so that we may improve.
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2012 via mobile

Front desk clerk was polite but hardly hit with the hospitality bug (could've been that I was checking in at 930 pm). Parking lot was full. Got put in king size smoking room - asked to change, told they were sold out. Had to go up stairs - no elevator. Paint cans, ladders, ripped up carpet in stairwell. Room was small (king bed in a room for a double) and stuffy. Window did open and AC was fine once I turned it on. Tiny pillows, thin towels. Bathroom was clean and what you'd expect for economy. Breakfast was included and looked decent and, again, what you'd expect for economy- coffee, waffle maker, Danish pastry, and red apples. Have stayed in worse places but definitely wouldn't stay again. Anyplace would have been at least comparable if not better, especially for $130/night.

  • Stayed July 2012
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Marie K, Director of Sales at Quality Inn Central, responded to this review, September 6, 2012
We want to apologize for any inconvenience experienced during your stay. We value our guest comments as we are always striving to do better. The Quality Inn has renovated to give our guests the very best.
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Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2012

We tried this hotel for one night while passing through Albany. It was clean with no extra frills; but, nicely decorated. Our room had obviously been recently remodeled and was quite comfortable. The continental breakfast was adequate; but, nothing out of the ordinary. It was a good place for the cost and we would recommend it again.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Marie K, Director of Sales at Quality Inn Central, responded to this review, September 6, 2012
The Quality Inn appreciates and values our guest’s comments. We thank you for choosing the Quality Inn and we welcome your return visit.
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OMAHA NE
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2012

Four families stayed at this property in May for a family wedding. It was convenient to the mother-of-the-bride, the church, the reception and the airport. Management went out of their way to extend a very competitive rate for our group.

The hotel is under renovation, we stayed in a re-done room which was adequate for our stay (but not very large). The room was clean and neat, housekeeping was timely.

We enjoyed the hot breakfast but it did get repetitive after three mornings.

Central Avenue in Colonie has seen better days, although it appeared to be thriving. This hotel is probably the best bet on this tired strip!

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  • Stayed May 2012, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Marie K, Director of Sales at Quality Inn Central, responded to this review, September 6, 2012
The Quality Inn welcomed the opportunity to host your wedding group. It was a memorable event for your family. The management and staff thank you for letting us be a part of your event and hope to see you soon.
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Address: 1632 Central Ave., Albany, NY 12205
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Location: United States > New York > Albany
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
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Ranked #27 of 49 hotels in Albany
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Hotel Class:2 star — Quality Inn Central 2*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Brand New Rooms Fall 2012. Complementary Deluxe Hot Breakfast Buffet featuring create your own waffles, eggs, sausage or bacon. Less than 5 minutes to Wolf Road Albany. Indoor heated pool, Jacuzzi & Fitness center . All rooms have microwaves, refrigerators, flat screens TV’s, coffee makers, hair dryers and iron/ boards. Located in the heart of Albany NY's shopping, entertainment and restaurant district. Delmonico's, Smokey Bones, Cheesecake Factory, P.F Changs, Olive Garden, Red Lobster, Macaroni Grill all minutes away! Complimentary Airport Shuttle to Albany International Airport. Conveniently located off of Interstate 87 & 90. Why pay more, we have it all!!! ... more   less 
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