I like Hampton inn when we are in Schenectady. Other Schenectady hotels are not as comfortable or clean. I have allergies and always sleep and feel great at this hotel. Though the hotel serves an above average complimentary breakfast, The downtown location is great for an early morning walk across the street for coffee snobs to one of the great coffeeshops on Jay street if you prefer an espresso or latte or chai tea. Ive enjoyed spending an overnight visiting my college student at Union seeing a broadway touring show at the Proctor's theater next door. Easy to take in a show, a nice dinner and not have to take your car. My choice in Schenectady. Great location near Union College for parent week-end or college visits.