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“Nice downtown Albany Hotel in the heart of it all!”

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Fairfield Inn & Suites Albany Downtown
Ranked #14 of 50 Hotels in Albany
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“Nice downtown Albany Hotel in the heart of it all!”
Reviewed May 6, 2013

I checked into this hotel on Friday the 3rd of May and it was super easy. The front desk help was really good and helpful. The check-in was a breeze as the front desk guys were really fast.
My room was clean and the beds were unbelievably comfortable. The beds had fantastic pillow top coverings and a vast array of pillows and types. The AC worked very well. I was there during Blues festival week so the local hotel bar had a really good band.
I ate in the bar two nights in a row and the bar food was pretty good.
The drink prices were typical and the pour average. Everything is kind-of measured with a shot pour but I noticed big differences in quantity depending on who and how busy it got. Over all though pretty good. The hotel is downtown in the heart of everything and practically next door to the Times Union Center. I would recommend this hotel for sure.

Room Tip: I stayed in 411 and it was quiet. No noticeable sounds what so ever
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Green Features: Very green overall. Looks like they use the typical hang if you want to reuse the towels or throw on floor if not reusing policy that so many hotels now use. The use of good quality soaps and shampoos is obvious.
  • Stayed May 2013, traveled on business
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Suzanne L, Manager at Fairfield Inn & Suites Albany Downtown, responded to this review, May 13, 2013
Thank you so much for taking the time to review the 74 State Hotel. We are pleased that you enjoyed your stay and we hope you will stay with us again the next time you are in Albany!
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Niagara Falls, New York
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed April 20, 2013

74 State was a great choice for us when we attended a weekend athletic event at the Times Union Center. It's within easy walking distance and plenty of restaurants. The boutique rooms are fine and the hotel layout is great. There is a fitness room that's tiny, but was empty both times I used it. Hotel check-in staff were great when we had to request an additional night unexpectedly. The restaurant looked great but was closed both nights when we returned from our tournament, so we got excellent pizza from a local Italian place instead, which was fine with me. The only two odd things were that the valets were having a great time talking to one another and never opened the doors for us - not that I need that, but it was just odd. Also, one of the days our room wasn't serviced when we returned from the day at the Center. We called the front desk to request some extra towels and never got them, nor were they at all concerned about our room not being serviced. However, these are minor complaints that I wouldn't bother noting with a less expensive hotel. Overall this was a great hotel that I would return to next time I visit Albany.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with family
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Suzanne L, Manager at Fairfield Inn & Suites Albany Downtown, responded to this review, April 22, 2013
Thank you so much for reviewing 74 State Hotel. We are pleased that you enjoyed your stay and our convenient location around the corner from the Times Union Center. We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience you experienced and look forward to serving you the next time you enjoy a show at the Times Union Center!
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Reviewed April 6, 2013

Hotel offers the most comfortable bed ever! All employees are very attentive from valet to bellmen to the front desk. All good here! 3.5 stars is on target!! Would recommend the award winning wine list! Bar area has a nice view. Rooms are spacious and tidy! Thanks for a great and comfortable stay! THE Beds are the best!!

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with family
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Suzanne L, Manager at Fairfield Inn & Suites Albany Downtown, responded to this review, April 8, 2013
Thank you so much for your wonderful review of 74 State Hotel. We are pleased that you enjoyed our service and amenities as well as our Serta Eurotop beds. We are happy that you were able to sample from out wine list, which has won the Wine Spectator Award every year since 2008. We look forward to providing you with exceptional service again the next time you are 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 review, 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 review, 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 review, 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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Syracuse, New York
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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 review, 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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Property: Fairfield Inn & Suites Albany Downtown
Address: 74 State St, 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 (Based on Average Rates): $$
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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