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“Not elaborate, but CLEAN!” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Americas Best Value Inn-Schenectady/Albany West

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Americas Best Value Inn-Schenectady/Albany West
2.0 of 5 Motel   |   759 State Street, Schenectady, NY 12307-1288   |  
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Ranked #6 of 12 hotels in Schenectady
Buffalo,NY
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3 hotel reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Not elaborate, but CLEAN!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2012

We had to go to Schenectady due to a family emergency, so really no extra money for the trip. We took a chance on this motel.Reviews said it was clean, which is what I cared about most. And it was true. The bathroom was spotless! I am a clean freak especially when traveling..I would have checked out in a heartbeat if I was at all unhappy with cleanliness. Owners were on site and friendly. Coffee in AM. no bagels or anything else, but for 47.00 per nite, so what? Some complained about neighborhood, but the Hampton Inn we have stayed in for 165 per nite is two blocks away, as is the famous Proctor Theatre. You need to search to find places to eat, Blue Ribbon (1800 State st.) is a good diner, and there is a swanky Inn in the historic district with an upscale menu...didn't find it in time to eat there. It is your average motel, has cable, but it is clean.

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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Location
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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West Hartford, Connecticut
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2012

Stayed one night for visiting Union College. The hotel looks rundown but was conveniently located, though not in the nicest part of town. The room and bathroom were very clean and
everything worked. Plenty of clean towels and good water pressure in the shower. Fairly basic but comfortable enough.

Because of prior old reviews, I did feel concerned about safety as there didn't seem to be anyone in the front office at night. Otherwise I was given a quiet room by the manager who
seemed attentive to my request.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2012

This hotel was recommended by Orbitz which are affiliated with Amtrak. I was told by Orbitz it was a 3.5 out of 5. My husband was picking me up at the train station, but got caught in traffice in New York. The amtrak attendant did not really know where this hotel was, so I started up the long hill on State Street. The hotel is in a terrible area, and has no curb appeal at all. I was prepaid through Orbitz. When the desk person came out, he was surly looking with red eyes. I was by myself and he asked for payment, I told him it was prepaid. He made some phone call to someone and then said ok. I fortunately had the confirmation printout with me otherwise I may have been hitting the streets again. I asked to see a room first. The rooms were spotless very clean and had been redone completely. I was the only person staying at this hotel. There was supposed to be a continental breakfast, there was some coffee thats it. I wanted to call my husband and could not get a line out of the room, I went to front desk twice and due to language barrier never did get a line out. My husband got there and we left first thing the next morning. Would not advise for woman on her own or even with another woman. Schenectady not a very appealing town police everywhere so you know somethings up.

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  • Stayed March 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Americas Best Value Inn-Schenectady/Albany West

Also Known As:
Econo Lodge Schenectady
Schenectady Econo Lodge
Address: 759 State Street, Schenectady, NY 12307-1288
Location: United States > New York > Schenectady
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free Parking Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #6 of 12 hotels in Schenectady
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Americas Best Value Inn-Schenectady/Albany West 2*
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