I ended up staying here on a Priceline bid for $36 plus tax, for two nights, as I was in town for a conference and needed affordable lodging. The place is set back from the road and very modest. It wasn't the cleanest place around, though I could tolerate it for the brief amount of time I was in the room. The staff were nice and tried to help out. The free breakfast was nice though very basic as other writers have described. The waffle maker was great though and the waffles delicious, so it made it worthwhile. Free WiFi in the room was nice, and the connection was good, unlike the experience of other writers.
The room was very small and outdated, though it was neat and relatively clean I guess. The outlet and lighting situation was problematic and the TV an older CRT. The primary issue I had was that when I returned to my room the first evening after a long day of work, my key did not work and they had to reset it. Then when I went to my room (this is like 5pm) it was not made up. When I complained to the manager she said sorry but the housekeeper had gone home for the day. Nothing like going back to a small cramped room after a long day's work to have the bed a mess, the bathroom in disarray, and the morning's coffee still in the pot. And they didn't even offer me a discount or anything. Tacky.
So if your primary concern is a cheap price, this is the place for you. But as cost conscious as I am, I am not sure I would return to the Travelodge Latham. It just may be worth it to me to spend just a few dollars more for better quality.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Great Location, AAA Approved, Friendly Staff, Albany Airport, State Capital, SUNY, RPI, Siena College, Saratoga Race Track, Cooperstown & many Hospitals are only minutes away. Colonie Center Mall accross the street...Regal Theaters, Barnes & Noble, Macy's, Sears, Christmas Tree Shop, LL Bean, Cheesecake Factory, PF Chang's, Buca diBeppo, Chile's, Hooter's, IHop and Dunkin Donuts are all with walking distance. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Travelodge Inn & Suites Albany Hotel Albany
- Albany Econo Lodge
- Econo Lodge Albany