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Fairfield Inn & Suites Albany Downtown
Ranked #13 of 50 Hotels in Albany
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Reviewed July 26, 2013

Booked through Priceline and got an amazing price. From the minute we pulled up and the valet was so helpful I knew this was going to be a great hotel. The rooms are very nice but make sure you ask for one with a tub and a shower. The beds are like sleeping on pillows...so comfy! The hotel is within walking distance to a ton of really cool restaurants and bars. It is also within walking distance to the river where there is a nice walking path. The best part was the staff was the nicest group of people. They were so helpful and just plain NICE. I would pay full price to stay here again!

Room Tip: Ask for a room with shower and tub..bigger
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  • Stayed: July 2013, traveled as a couple
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Suzanne L, Manager at Fairfield Inn & Suites Albany Downtown, responded to this reviewResponded July 29, 2013

Thank you so much for taking the time to review our Albany hotel. We are pleased that you enjoyed our great Downtown Albany location, comfy beds and friendly staff. We look forward to serving you the next time you are in Albany!

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Reviewed July 21, 2013

We really enjoyed our stay here. Staff were friendly, valet and check in was quick, the restaurant was really good! The only downside to this hotel, if I had to pick one, is the location. While the location is perfect for business travellers, being right downtown, we arrived on a Saturday in July and had a hard time finding any stores or restaurants open within walking distance. We took several pictures walking around, and not a soul was in any of them! Very much like a ghost town.

  • Stayed: July 2013, traveled with family
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Suzanne L, Manager at Fairfield Inn & Suites Albany Downtown, responded to this reviewResponded July 22, 2013

Thank you so much for taking the time to review our hotel. We are pleased that you enjoyed our friendly staff and restaurant. Downtown Albany has lots of dining options, and we apologize if we did not provide you with that information. In the future, the front desk will be able to direct you to one of the many local restaurants and bars. Thanks again for the lovely review and we hope you will consider staying with us again the next time you are in Albany!

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Reviewed July 13, 2013

Our room, a junior suite, was spacious, comfortable, and attractive. It was clean except for the carpet, which had stains - unappealing for my morning floor exercises. The hotel overall is attractive and nicely renovated, except it appears they had not yet gotten to the elevator which was dirty and stale smelling.

Biggest problem here for us was the internet service, both wireless and ethernet, which alternated between no connectivity and impossibly slow for anything other than plain text (no file attachments, no web pages). The hotel staff were kind but had no ability to help; the contracted support tech (by phone) was unable to help. The 'business center' is a single computer on a desk in the lobby - which was occupied when I needed it - set up for quick occasional use rather than any amount of ongoing work. We were in town on business and a decent internet connection was vital for us, so after one night we regrettably moved to the Hilton. The manager discounted our bill, which we appreciated.

  • Stayed: July 2013, traveled on business
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Suzanne L, Manager at Fairfield Inn & Suites Albany Downtown, responded to this reviewResponded July 15, 2013

Thank you so much for taking the time to review our property. We are pleased that you enjoyed the ambiance of our hotel and apologize for the issues you experienced with connecting to the internet. Thank you for bringing this to our attention. We will look into the matter. We hope you will consider staying with us the next time you are in Albany!

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Reviewed July 7, 2013

We booked this hotel for the last night of a college tour. We've never been to Albany and elected to stay downtown rather than out at the airport. The hotel staff were welcoming and at tentative. The room, which appeared recently redone, was comfortable and well-appointed. The bedding was high quality and a welcome relief after a couple of nights spent on another hotel's scratchy polyester sheets. We did not get to spend much time here as our flight left early the next morning, but we were pleased with the room and the value we got booking on Expedia.

Room Tip: Our room faced the building next door. If staying longer, request a Hudson view.
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  • Stayed: July 2013, traveled with family
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Suzanne L, Manager at Fairfield Inn & Suites Albany Downtown, responded to this reviewResponded July 12, 2013

Thank you so much for taking the time to review our hotel. We are pleased that you enjoyed the well appointed amenities at the 74 State Hotel in Downtown Albany, and look forward to serving you the next time you are in Albany.

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Reviewed June 26, 2013

We stayed one night here before going on our vacation. The bed was the most comfortable I have ever slept in. The pillows and the quality of the bedding were good as well! It was also impressively clean, which is very important to us. The lounge on the second floor was a nice place to relax and have a drink before bed, and the bartender was very friendly. We would definitely go again!

  • Stayed: June 2013, traveled as a couple
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Suzanne L, Manager at Fairfield Inn & Suites Albany Downtown, responded to this reviewResponded June 27, 2013

Thank you so much for the lovely review of 74 State Hotel, a Downtown Albany hotel. We are pleased that you enjoyed our comfy Serta Eurotop beds and drinks at the Bistro/Bar at 74. We look forward to serving you the next time you are in Albany!

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Reviewed June 25, 2013 via mobile

Booked a room on Priceline for about $65. If we take that into consideration, then the value was fair. Room was very small -- and we were convinced bed was a double and not a queen. In the morning, we would have killed for a cup of coffee, but the room had no in-room coffee maker. Later, we received an email from the hotel, boasting of their in room coffee makers! Ha.

Anyway, a decent place to lay your head. And the location is excellent.

  • Stayed: June 2013
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Suzanne L, Manager at Fairfield Inn & Suites Albany Downtown, responded to this reviewResponded June 27, 2013

Thank you so much for taking the time to review 74 State Hotel. We are pleased that you enjoyed our convenient Downtown Albany location. Please note that our smallest bed available is a queen size. We do have coffee available in the lobby and in the rooms, and sincerely apologize if there was none in your room during your stay. Thank you again for taking the time to review our property and we hope you will consider staying with us again the next time you are in Albany.

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Reviewed June 25, 2013

We stayed here when we were attending a concert at the Times-Union Center. This hotel is within walking distance from the venue which was perfect! The hotel staff were friendly and helpful. The bed was so comfortable...I wish I could order one for my home! The rooms were spacious and clean. The black towel in the bathroom with gold lettering that said "makeup" is one of the best ideas I've ever seen. Unfortunately, the worst idea is only providing one of these towels per room as this was a girls' trip for us! We enjoyed our stay and I would definitely stay here again and recommend this hotel to family/friends.

  • Stayed: June 2013, traveled with friends
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Suzanne L, Manager at Fairfield Inn & Suites Albany Downtown, responded to this reviewResponded June 27, 2013

Thank you so much for your wonderful review of 74 State Hotel, a Downtown Albany hotel. We are pleased that you enjoyed our convenient Downtown Albany location and luxury amenities on your girls’ trip, and look forward to serving you the next time you are in Albany!

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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: $110 - $220 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Fairfield Inn & Suites Albany Downtown 2.5*
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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