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Fairfield Inn & Suites Albany Downtown
Ranked #13 of 50 Hotels in Albany
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Reviewed March 28, 2013

Nothing bad to say about this place. If you're looking for a classy place to stay in downtown Albany, you can't go wrong here. The rooms are laid out and spaced out well; I've stayed here several times and I never heard any noise from an adjoining room or the hallway. The rooms are large enough so that you don't feel claustrophobic but not so large that they have to charge you outrageously. Not many choices downtown anyway, so this is clearly the best.

  • Stayed: March 2013, traveled on business
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Suzanne L, Manager at Fairfield Inn & Suites Albany Downtown, responded to this reviewResponded April 1, 2013

Thank you so much for your review of 74 State Hotel. We are pleased that you enjoyed your stay and hope you will stay with us again the next time you are in town.

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Reviewed March 18, 2013

Billed as a boutique hotel and definitely has that feel. Large, nicely appointed rooms with nice details such as granite bathroom countertops. Young, helpful staff. Has valet parking for only $5, but we chose to park on the street which is easy after six PM and on weekends. Only hiccup was failure to make up room after first night, but quickly corrected it when notified. Workout room has 4 aerobic machines in very good condition (and nothing else).

  • Stayed: March 2013, traveled as a couple
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Suzanne L, Manager at Fairfield Inn & Suites Albany Downtown, responded to this reviewResponded March 25, 2013

Thank you so much for taking the time to review the 74 State Hotel. We are pleased that you enjoyed our well appointed rooms and our staff. We apologize for any inconveniences you experienced during your stay but are pleased that our staff was able to quickly rectify the issue. We hope you will consider staying with us again the next time you are in Albany!

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Reviewed March 10, 2013

For about half the year, I stay in Albany at least one night a week and this is the place I always stay. It's a well-appointed boutique hotel right downtown, in an area where there are mostly big chain hotels. The rooms are large and very comfortable. The bathrooms are amazing, with eco-friendly products and a bathrobe. Because of the strange fluctuations of travelers (probably true of any capital city whose visitor levels rise and fall with the legislative session), 74 State has had a hard time keeping their wonderful restaurant open all the time. However, you can still get the great food (though more limited options in the 2nd floor bar or room service).

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  • Stayed: March 2013, traveled on business
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Suzanne L, Manager at Fairfield Inn & Suites Albany Downtown, responded to this reviewResponded March 12, 2013

Thank you for taking the time to review our hotel. We are pleased that you enjoy 74 State Hotel's oversized rooms and bathrooms on your visits to Albany and we strive to use recycled and local New York state products whenever possible. Our lunch and dinner menu is temporarily downsized, but we hope you enjoy dining in the Bistro/Bar at 74 with stunning floor to ceiling windows overlooking State Street and live jazz every Saturday. Breakfast, including a continental breakfast, is still available in Marché, our farm-to-table restaurant. We look forward to serving you the next time you are in Albany!

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Reviewed March 3, 2013

My husband and I picked this hotel because of its proximity to the Times Union Center. We were visiting Albany for a concert and wanted to be able to walk to the venue. This is a wonderful old hotel with so much character. The staff was really friendly and helpful. The valet service is an extra charge but well worth it. Our room was beautiful with a fireplace, whirlpool tub and city view! We ate dinner and breakfast at the hotel. We found the food and service to be very good. Would definitely recommend this hotel especially if you are attending a concert at the Times Union Center. It was great to leave the concert and be back at your hotel in only a few minutes enjoying the fireplace and whirlpool tub! We look forward to staying again when we are in Albany.

  • Stayed: March 2013, traveled as a couple
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Suzanne L, Manager at Fairfield Inn & Suites Albany Downtown, responded to this reviewResponded March 12, 2013

Thank you so much for your lovely review of 74 State Hotel. We are happy you enjoyed your in-room fireplace, whirlpool tub and great downtown location just 2 blocks from the Times Union Center. We look forward to serving you on your next trip to Albany!

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Reviewed February 24, 2013 via mobile

Great price for being right in the heart of downtown Albany. my husband wanted to stay in a smaller chain or boutique so I booked a room here without realizing just what a find it was. Extremely classy place with a bellhop waiting at the door. We felt like we got five star service by far. The room was well appointed and clean, and we slept very well on the comfy mattress. We had breakfast at the hotel the next morning and it was great. We visited with our 11 month old daughter and had no issues. We were not expecting or hoping for a lot with what was just a stopover visit, but we got more than we thought we would. Great place!

  • Stayed: October 2012
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Suzanne L, Manager at Fairfield Inn & Suites Albany Downtown, responded to this reviewResponded March 12, 2013

Thank you so much for your review of 74 State Hotel. As downtown Albany's ONLY boutique hotel we are pleased to have exceeded your expectations. We hope you will stay with us again the next time you are in Albany!

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Reviewed February 19, 2013

I was really pleased with my stay at this hotel. The bathroom was the best part of the room! The shower was lovely and marble floors were pretty as well. Good lighting after a few hours in a car is always a welcome treat! The shampoo, conditioner, soap, and lotion were all eco-friendly as well as the mirror! I was there for just one night, but the bed was quite comfortable. I had no trouble getting right to sleep and had plenty of energy for the day-long meeting I attended the next day!

  • Stayed: February 2013, traveled on business
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Suzanne L, Manager at Fairfield Inn & Suites Albany Downtown, responded to this reviewResponded March 12, 2013

Thank you so much for taking the time to review our property. We are pleased that you enjoyed the oversized bathroom, and our commitment to choosing recycled and environmentally friendly products. In fact, even the granite countertops in the bathrooms were reclaimed from New York state. We look forward to serving you the next time your travels bring you to Albany!

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Reviewed February 5, 2013

Clean and comfortable but not worth $219/ night. Contrary to online advertising, no spa robe or coffee maker in the room. Staff was very pleasant and accommodating. Location was excellent for my purposes, but there seem to be others nearby. Restaurant was closed so dinner was served in the bar which was somewhat noisy.

  • Stayed: February 2013, traveled on business
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Suzanne L, Manager at Fairfield Inn & Suites Albany Downtown, responded to this reviewResponded March 12, 2013

Thank you for taking the time to review 74 State Hotel. We are currently experiencing our highest demand season of the year, but we strive to keep our prices competitive with other local hotels. We sincerely apologize if any of your stay did not exceed your expectations and hope you will consider staying with us again the next time you are in Albany.

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Additional Information about Fairfield Inn & Suites Albany Downtown

Address: 74 State Street, Albany, NY 12207-2525 (Formerly 74 State Hotel)
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Location: United States > New York > Albany
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#4 Green Hotel in Albany
#7 Romantic Hotel in Albany
#13 Business Hotel in Albany
Price Range: $117 - $202 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Fairfield Inn & Suites Albany Downtown 3.5*
Number of rooms: 75
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Travel with confidence by checking into Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott(R), a hotel with outstanding service to make all of your travels easy and comfortable - at an exceptional value. We are always ready to welcome you with amenities like thoughtfully designed guest rooms and suites that allow you to work and relax, free Wi-Fi throughout the hotel to stay connected during your stay, and fitness facilities. You'll find it easy to settle into our vibrant lobby, with spaces to gather, relax and work. Jump-start your day with our free breakfast, now with more hot choices like scrambled eggs, sausage and oatmeal, plus favorites including fresh fruit and yogurt. You'll always find the courteous service you deserve, plus all the little things you expect from Fairfield Inn & Suites to help you get it done when you travel. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
74 State Hotel Albany
Ascend Collection Albany
Ascend Collection Hotel Albany
Clarion Albany
Albany Clarion

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