Stayed over-night while attending a relative's wedding reception. The hotel is adjacent to NY Routes 87 and 787 that afford easy access via auto. It is a 15-story, imposing building in Albany's Capitol Hill area. Our arrival pinpointed the only negative about the hotel: limited temporary parking at the hotel's entrance that requires unloading baggage, and then driving your car to the immediately adjacent elevator parking garage ($12.95 daily-no valet service).
However, that step aside, the hotel has a cool, modern open plan arrangement as you enter, with reception, bar, rest areas and restaurant. It was crowded and noisy on the Saturday afternoon we were there because of the confluence of several other weddings and meetings that were being held locally.
There are four elevators serving the hotel rooms, which, depending upon the customers, may entails a short wait for service .
The rooms and bathrooms are neat and clean and have been updated. Pillows and sheets are soft and beds comfortable. The rooms are 100% non-smoking and pets are not allowed.
Each room has an LCD TV with HBO, refrigerator, Wi-Fi, temperature and fan controller.
Hotel employees were gracious, helpful and friendly. We did not utilize and of the other facilities.
We opted for eating breakfast in the large restaurant. They have a selection of buffet or menu ordering. My wife an I opted for the menu and the cost for a basic egg/omelet with toast and orange juice was about $27.00 (w/o tip).
Generally we would recommend this hotel, based on its many pros and few cons. Relax and enjoy!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- With completion of the $16 million renovations guests now see the dramatic and exciting change of the facility upon arrival starting with the new entrance, spacious lobby, guest registration counters and the beautiful Charter Restaurant and SESSIONS lounge. This new look brings a sophisticated and upscale setting to downtown Albany all designed to invite people to share, meet and socialize in the public areas of the hotel.The hotel is now 100% non-smoking in all guestrooms.The changes are extensive - including all the elevators, corridors, guest rooms and suites. Now renovated and upgraded meeting the newest standards which are exemplifying Hilton's commitment to its customers. Even the function areas, pool and fitness center have been completely remodeled for the comfort of our guests that provides a contemporary and comfortable environment to conduct business or just to relax.Hilton Albany is the smart choice for travel to Albany - offering comfort, convenience, and a wealth of amenities as well as HHonors points for guests. Located just one block from the New York State Capitol Building and two blocks from the Times Union Center, hotels don’t get any more downtown than this.Getting here is simple too – the Albany Rensselaer Amtrak Train Station is just five minutes away, and the Albany International Airport is just fifteen minutes from our door. Once you have arrived at our hotel in Albany, you’ll find that the best of the city can be found within a few steps in any direction. Hilton Albany is located in the heart of it all, making urban exploration exciting.This downtown Albany hotel is the largest in the area, boasting 385 oversized guest rooms and suites that lend themselves to sophisticated and comfortable travel. Guests at our full-service hotel can appreciate an array of perks that make any stay unbeatable. From complimentary Wi-Fi throughout the hotel to a state-of-the-art Hilton Fitness Center to the largest ballroom in the Capital District, our amenities put us above and beyond other hotels in the area.With over 30,000 square feet of space for weddings, meetings and group travel, planners find delight with our downtown Albany hotel. Offering a professional catering staff, flexible venues and customizable online tools to assist in planning, Hilton Albany makes event planning a seamless exercise. ... more less
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