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BEST WESTERN Albany Airport Inn

This is a 2 star hotel in Albany
200 Wolf Road, Albany, NY, U.S.A.
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5-min. drive from airport, free airport/area shuttle, free breakfast, clean rooms
  • Free Wi-Fi, free breakfast, free airport/area shuttle, free parking
  • Numerous guests were pleased with the level of customer service they received
  • The hotel was praised for its proximity to the airport, shopping, restaurants and highway access
  • Several lodgers enjoyed the variety and quality of the free breakfast
  • The rooms were found to be clean and comfortable by several patrons
  • A few guests reported small room and bathrooms
  • The hotel does not have an elevator
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Editor's Analysis

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Updated on Dec 3, 2013
Located about a 5-minute drive from Albany International Airport (ALB) just off Interstate 87, the Best Western Albany Airport Inn is geared towards car or air travellers who require a hotel with a free breakfast, a free airport shuttle and easy highway access.

Each of the hotel's air-conditioned guest rooms offers free Wi-Fi, cable TV, a coffeemaker, a mini-fridge, a microwave, a desk, a hair dryer and an iron and ironing board. Smoking, non-smoking and wheelchair-accessible rooms are available upon request. 

The hotel also offers an indoor pool, a fitness room, meeting/banquet facilities, a business centre, guest laundry, vending machines, free parking, a free breakfast and an on-site bar/lounge that serves dinner, drinks and room service Monday through Saturday.

A free airport shuttle from 4:30 am to midnight is also offered daily and the hotel operates a free shuttle to Albany Bus Terminal and the Albany-Rensselaer Amtrack Train Station as well as anywhere along Wolf Road (please contact the hotel for details).

Up to two pets per room (maximum weight of 80 lbs) are permitted for an additional $20 per pet, per day.

Albany's city centre is approximately a 16-minute drive from the hotel, while Colonie Center offers shopping 7 minutes away by car. Suny University at Albany can be found 3 minutes away on foot and Siena Baseball Field is about a 9-minute drive away. (All distances and travel time estimates: Google Maps)

Verified with a front desk agent: Free Wi-Fi, free parking, pets $20/night/pet, wheelchair accessible. (Call Date: November 28, 2013)
The Good
The majority of the reviews sourced for this analysis were positive, with praise going to the hotel's staff, location, breakfast and rooms.

Many guests praised the hotels's staff, characterizing them as friendly, efficient, professional and knowledgeable about the area. One patron remarked, "From the check in to the check out the hotel staff were friendly, helpful, and courteous. They were always ready to answer any questions or help in any way they could".

The hotel's location was enjoyed by numerous reviewers. They found it close to the airport, highway access, restaurants, shopping and gas stations.

The hotel's breakfast was complimented by several travellers. They described it as excellent, delicious, varied and plentiful, with a great selection of hot and cold items and attentive staff.

Several lodgers were pleased with their accommodations at the hotel. They found their rooms to be clean, well equipped, well maintained and quiet, with comfortable beds. A few patrons had complaints about their lodgings, however (see below).

The Bad
While the majority of reviews consulted for this analysis were positive, there were a few common complaints about the rooms and the lack of elevator. 

Although the majority of guests were pleased with their lodgings at the hotel, a few reviewers had complaints about their accommodations. They reported small rooms and bathrooms, dated decor and cigarette odours in non-smoking rooms. 

The hotel's lack of elevator was a challenge for a few patrons. These guests recommended those with mobility issues book rooms on the first floor. guest reviews rated the hotel 3.7 out of 5 with an 81% recommendation rate from 567 reviews. guest reviews ranked the hotel #21 of 50 Albany hotels with an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 from 278 reviews. guest reviews rated the hotel 8.2 out of 10 from 67 reviews.

The author called the hotel on November 28, 2013 to verify some information.

Guest Reviews

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114.22 USD - 0.00 USD BEST WESTERN Albany Airport Inn
Out of 63 hotels
Guest Rating Explained
Rating: 6.2 / 10

No. of guest ratings: 3
No. of guest comments: 3
Guest Recommended: No
Popularity Ranking Explained

Rating: #13 out of 63 hotels in Albany ranked by guests.
Guest Recommendations
Nice Best Western Hotel
"We always stay at the best Western Albany NY hotel each time we fly out of Albany International Airport. It is clean, convenient with parking and shuttle."
Verified Guest from Cheshire, MA US rated BEST WESTERN Albany Airport Inn 8 out of 10 on July 16, 2013
"Lighting in room was too low, wireless internet connection kept dropping, bed was extremely uncomfortable, resturant was a joke."
Elaine from Waterford, NY US rated BEST WESTERN Albany Airport Inn 5 out of 10 on July 16, 2006
"Ant in my room."
Alan from Newton, MA US rated BEST WESTERN Albany Airport Inn 3 out of 10 on May 30, 2004


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BEST WESTERN Albany Airport Inn

  • Business Center
  • Room Service
  • Fitness Room/Gym
  • Swimming pool
  • Pet Friendly
  • Airport shuttle
  • Tour Desk
  • 24 Hour Reception
  • Air Conditioned
  • Conference Room(s)
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Safe-Deposit Box
  • Refrigerator
  • Cable / Satellite TV
  • Connecting Rooms
  • Wake-up Service
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Microwave
  • Hair Dryer
  • TV
  • Laundry service
  • Photocopier
  • En suite
  • Private Bathroom
  • Pool Indoor
  • Picnic Area/Tables
  • Luggage Storage
  • Vending Machines
  • Express Check-In/Check-Out

User Contributed Info

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Category Accommodation and Food Services
Friday Closing Time 24:00
Friday Opening Time 00:00
Listing Type Place
Monday Closing Time 24:00
Monday Opening Time 00:00
Place Activities Sleeping / Lodging (hotel, chalet, B&B, cabin...)
Saturday Closing Time 24:00
Saturday Opening Time 00:00
Sunday Closing Time 24:00
Sunday Opening Time 00:00
Thursday Closing Time 24:00
Thursday Opening Time 00:00
Toll-free (800) 842-7438
Tuesday Closing Time 24:00
Tuesday Opening Time 00:00
Wednesday Closing Time 24:00
Wednesday Opening Time 00:00

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