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Super 8 Schenect/Albany Area
Ranked #6 of 15 Hotels in Schenectady
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“Good, affordable room.”
Reviewed July 21, 2013

The room, although small, was obviously recently renovated. New bedding, furniture, carpeting, etc. The lobby and hallways are still being worked on, but it was still a great value. If travelling alone for one or two nights on business you can't beat this deal.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled on business
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Reviewed July 7, 2013

Didn’t look good but turned out great.

When we can, we book our reservations weeks in advance to be sure of what we’re going to get. Sometimes though, we have to book our reservations on the day of the stay. When that happens, we try to figure out our day as we drive in the morning. We try to call in the reservation no later than noon or slightly after so we still have some options and don’t end up without a place to stay. If we have to wait until late afternoon or early evening we may get stuck with a smoking room (allergies) or a second floor room (bad knees) or a double bed (tall person).

Well, we booked late-ish and didn’t get there until 9:45 pm. As we drove up from the interstate, the motel is on a roundabout at the end of a median strip. You’ll see the entrance as you go by – go all the way around the roundabout and then turn in. There may be another entrance but it was dark, we didn’t see it, and we were tired.

When we walked in to register, it was one of those “oh-oh” moments. The desk and front area looked shabby and badly in need of wall paper or a coat of paint. We got our room and had to carry our luggage to the second floor and down an old narrow hallway. (My aching knees.) The vibes were getting worse. Imagine our surprise when we opened the door to the BEST ROOM of our entire trip!! We later figured out they must be in the process of refurbishing the place and they had started with the rooms. It was like the workmen had just left. Be sure to take a look at my pictures of the place.

There was only one King-sized bed in the room with nightstands on either side of the bed. That translates into ROOM ON BOTH SIDES OF THE BED for someone to easily get into bed without having to intimately embrace a wall. While I’m at it, there were table lamps on both nightstands and there was an electrical outlet built into the base of the lamp. This is ABSOLUTLY BRILLIANT!! I don’t know why somebody hasn’t thought of this before!

On the desk, the desk lamp had TWO OUTLETS in its base. I’ve included a picture showing the double outlets in the base. The yellow thing is the power strip we bring along for rooms that only have one outlet. We need something that big because we have chargers for our cell phones and chargers for our camera batteries and we have to plug in our laptop. No we don’t need the six outlets on it but we frequently need three of them. With these nifty lamps in the room, we never used our power strip. Also loved the desk chair – motels usually don’t care if a chair isn’t comfortable.

Yet another plus of the room was that the bathroom was of a decent size. You didn’t have to climb in the shower or stand on the toilet to close the door!! There was one puzzle here though. Turning on the shower. (There should be a sticker on the tub faucet telling you how to work it. The secret is that the you have to pull down on the end of the tub faucet and maybe rotate it a bit. When you hit it just right it will pull down stopping the faucet and starting the shower – definitely NOT BRILLIANT. But the rest of the room makes up for the faucet.

We didn’t see anyplace nearby to eat other than the service station across the street so we got a couple sandwiches and some fruit at the station and called it a meal. The front desk has menus they’ll give you from a couple of places that deliver. “China Star” has the usual extensive menu you expect and “The Inferno Pizzeria” not only has pizza but nice menu of Salads, Pasta, Entrees, Hot Subs, Cold Subs, and Wraps. We didn’t try either of them because we were at their closing times by the time we were settled. The breakfast area of the motel was small and very basic – cereal, bagels, cinnamon rolls, orange juice, yogurt and coffee. But stay tuned, that may change.

I probably should have put this at the beginning of the review but if we’re ever through this area again, this will be the place we stay.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
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Brandon
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Reviewed June 24, 2013

I am satisfied with the service.
Room is newly renovated'

Location is near to shops, restaurants, banks, laundromat, church gas stations and highways

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled on business
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Property: Super 8 Schenect/Albany Area
Address: 3083 Carman Rd, I-90 Exit 25, Schenectady, NY 12303-4550
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Location: United States > New York > Schenectady
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Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Wheelchair access
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Ranked #6 of 15 Hotels in Schenectady
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Hotel Class:2 star — Super 8 Schenect/Albany Area 2*
Number of rooms: 99
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