Right across the street from SUNY Albany... It looks small out outdated from the outside. The lobby is small, the elevator very outdated. Get past that.
Room was on the 5th floor. Quiet, all amenities present. Beds comfortable, pillow selection good.
Wall paper and tub surrounds sorta yucky, but clean. They've updated with new shower curtains, curved shower curtain rods and (most excellent) rainshower shower heads. Pressure for the 5th floor good, water was hot. Shampoo/conditioner too random to use, didn't try them.
Wifi was strong and fast.
They have a bar/restaurant. Food was okay, prices were on the high side, but okay. They gave me a $5 coupon (off of $15) at checkin. Almost enough for a glass of wine, and no complaints about that.
Room layout is a little crowded and the furnishings are clean and maintained, though they're getting to the point that they'll need to be replaced soon.
Breakfast in the morning was hot and decent.
Check in was easy, check out was easy. Parking not a problem. Recommend.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Convenience and value come together at the Best Western Sovereign Hotel in Albany New York. This full service Albany Hotel offers complimentary Full Hot American Breakfast, Free Wi-Fi and Shuttle Service. All rooms have refrigerators, microwaves, coffee makers. Hotel has an indoor heated pool, sauna, fitness room, restaurant, and business center. The hotel is located at the entrance of U-Albany and is minutes from Times Union Center, Downtown area, Crossgates Mall, and Airport. The Best Western sovereign is currently renovating the Lobby area. We look forward to offering our guests a new and updated Lobby with comfort and convenience. We expect the lobby renovation to be completed by 04/30/15. ... more less
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