My parents and I stayed at this hotel on July 23-25, 2007 for an event. I had booked my reservation on their website months ago and they honored my request for a ground floor room. They had also allowed us to check in 30 minutes early.
The room we had was clean and conveniently close to their indoor pool. The indoor pool had a nice ambience, surrounded with tall plants and had tables with mesh-type patio umbrellas. The pool's deepest end was supposedly 4'11" but really felt like around 5'1" (which is my height). Water is heated, allowing for comfortable night swimming.
Free breakfast vouchers are provided with your stay, however, receptionist did not give me enough vouchers because she did not verify if I had companions. I had to request for additional vouchers for the next two mornings.
Buffet-style breakfast in their restaurant had a variety of choices such as sausages, egg omelettes, cereals, bread, tots, sliced fruits, juice, etc. Waitresses pour you coffee upon request. At least two toasters are available to toast your bread.
TV reception for free channels look snowy, but we didn't mind.
Location is conveniently right across the State University of New York in Albany. Downtown Albany is accessible by their local bus line which passes by the street in front of the hotel.
On a minor note, was inconvenienced by non-working extra room key which the receptionist did promptly correct. The following day, said room key did not work again, but we were about to check out anyway so we didn't bother.
Overall, good service for a reasonable price.
- 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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- Also Known As:
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