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The Parker Inn & Suites
Ranked #5 of 15 Hotels in Schenectady
Certificate of Excellence
Level 6 Contributor
116 reviews
26 hotel reviews
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“Watch out they are in renovations”
Reviewed May 9, 2014 via mobile

They are charging full price, $150 a night and still in full renovations. No food services and front desk closes between 1 and 6. Not worth the money at this stage. Be aware or at least negotiate big time. Location is good but full of dust. Beds are comfortable but my suite was weird layout.

Stayed May 2014, traveled on business
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Reviewed May 7, 2014

I recently went to see a play in Schenectady and found that the Parker was right next door. Besides the convenience the room was great. Everything was newly remodeled in my room and was super elegant. The original elevator is there and its a bit creaky sounding but works just fine, even has the names of famous stars that have stayed in the hotel over the years. There is still work being done in the bar / restaurant area of the hotel but with so many option mere feet from the hotel it wasn't an issue. So from having great seats at the show to a quick no drive back to the hotel it was a great weekend experience!

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled with family
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Stow, Ohio
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Reviewed April 19, 2014

this is a lovely small hotel adjacent to proctors theatre. the room we stayed in was updated with a large, beautiful modern bath. there was a glitch with the hvac during our stay, so we opened the windows and since we were on the top floor the street noise was not an issue. the staff were friendly and accommodating - even got a call to the room after we checked in to make sure everything was alright.
a variety of restaurants were within walking distance and we were pleasantly surprised by the quality of the dinner at a local bistro.
we would definitely stay there again, and highly recommend this european style small hotel.

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled as a couple
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Cranford, New Jersey
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Reviewed April 11, 2014

I stayed 2 nights at the Parker Inn next to Proctors Theater.
The room was newly renovated, pretty, modern, and very clean, and it was vey comfortable. The staff was vey friendly and helpful, I strongly recommend this hotel.
It did not have any food/drink of any kind but there are plenty of places to walk to within 1/2 a block. The train station is a block away.
Downtown Schenectady is charming, clean and safe so it worked out very well for me.

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  • Stayed April 2014, traveled on business
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Reviewed March 31, 2014

I was going to book at the Hampton, but since it was full, I ended up at the Parker. It was a pleasant surprise! The reviews on here seemed mixed, but I found that the Parker Inn was a timeless hotel with an interesting history. Many famous people have stayed there and a list is provided in their old-style elevator.

It is not the Hampton, but rather a classic property located next to the Proctor theater. They are currently in the midst of renovating the lounge area,so there is no restaurant on site, but that is no big deal since there are plenty of great restaurants in the immediate vicinity.

The rooms are modern, but yet still retain the charm of the old hotel. My room did not really have a view, but was very spacious and clean. Mine had a kitchen, though I did not choose to cook. Seems like a perfect place for someone who would be in town for business for a week or two.

I did not take in a show, but the hotel is connected to the theater arcade, so you do not have to go out in the cold. Parking is in the rear and is convenient to the arcade entrance, and free.

The staff is friendly and very helpful. It is fun to get away from the chains and try some of the unique local independents. This is a must try in Schenectady.

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled on business
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Alexis C, Manager at The Parker Inn & Suites, responded to this review, April 9, 2014
We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay with us, and we hope that you will have an opportunity to stay with us again in the future!
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Boston, Massachusetts
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Reviewed March 10, 2014

This hotel has lots of character and charm. The outside of the hotel retains its old architectural facade but the rooms have been nicely renovated. I loved the old timey elevator (It lists the names of famous people who have stayed at the hotel). In addition, it is located in the middle of downtown so you can walk easily to several restaurants in the area. The staff was very friendly and helpful and I look forward to staying again!

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled on business
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Alexis C, Manager at The Parker Inn & Suites, responded to this review, March 19, 2014
Thank you for writing! We are very excited about all the changes we have made and there are still more to come. We do hope your travels include Parker Inn and Suites again soon.
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Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania
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Reviewed February 22, 2014

The rooms are definitely nice. The Parker Inn under new ownership has definitely been revamped. It is in the perfect location for the theatre and restaurants. Their own restaurant is in the renovation process and should open shortly. Parking was not an issue- it is in the back with clearly marked signs. The staff couldn't be nicer.
Perfect for either a short or long stay. I look forward to staying again and seeing the full effect of the upgrades and renovations!

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled with family
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Property: The Parker Inn & Suites
Address: 434 State St, Schenectady, NY 12305-2300
Location: United States > New York > Schenectady
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #5 of 15 Hotels in Schenectady
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — The Parker Inn & Suites 3.5*
Number of rooms: 23
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Parker Inn & Suites is Schenectady's only boutique hotel, located on historic State Street, in the heart of downtown Schenectady's business and entertainment districts - just steps from Proctor's Theatre, MVP Healthcare, historic Jay Street, Schenectady County Community College, Aperitivo Bistro and the local Schenectady Farmers Market. Located within walking distance of downtown Schenectady's top entertainment and attractions, and a short drive from General Electric, Union College and Albany Airport, The Parker Inn and Suites offers the perfect location to explore New York's Capital Region. Now operating under new ownership and management, the Parker Inn & Suites offers luxury boutique hotel accommodations, whether you are enjoying a show at the famous Proctor's Theatre, in town for a meeting, or with us for an extended business stay. The studio and one bedroom suites at the Parker Inn and Suites offer a balance of historic finishes and modern amenities and include kitchens in select units. This downtown Schenectady hotel is sure to exceed guest expectations for dining, comfort and the finest business and banquet event facilities. All of our oversized, well-appointed hotel rooms and suites feature unsurpassed comfort our guests have come to expect from our boutique hotel. The warm ambiance of each of our rooms is sure to help you rest and relax on your next business trip, vacation or romantic getaway. ... more   less 
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