Located about a 2-minute drive from the nearest Interstate 87 on-ramp and a 6-minute drive from Albany International Airport (ALB), the Courtyard by Marriott Albany Airport is popular with air and car travellers who require a hotel with on-site dining and easy highway access near the airport.
This smoke-free hotel has 78 air-conditioned guest rooms and suites. Rooms feature one king with a sofabed or two double beds. All rooms include free Wi-Fi, cable TV, a coffeemaker, a desk, a hair dryer and an iron and ironing board. Wheelchair-accessible rooms are available upon request.
Hotel amenities include an indoor pool, a hot tub, a fitness centre, a business centre, guest laundry facilities and free parking. A free round-trip airport shuttle is offered from 7 am to 11 pm , and pre-booking is required. On-site dining is offered at The Bistro, which serves breakfast and dinner daily. Pets are not permitted.
Colonie Center Mall is about a 3-minute drive southwest, while Albany County Hockey Facility is a 6-minute drive north of the hotel. The University at Albany is roughly a 12-minute drive southward, and downtown Albany is a 15- to 20-minute drive away. (All distances and travel time estimates: Google Maps)
Verified with a front desk agent: Free Wi-Fi, free parking, pets not permitted, wheelchair accessible. (Call Date: June 3, 2013)
The majority of the reviews sourced for this analysis were positive, with much praise going to the hotel's staff, rooms and location.
The hotel's staff received numerous compliments by reviewers, who found them to be friendly, efficient, professional and helpful. Reviewers said staff provided a quick check-in service.
Many guests were pleased with the hotel's accommodations. They described their rooms as clean, spacious, well equipped and nicely decorated, with comfortable beds and linens.
Several lodgers praised the hotel's location. They described it as easy to find, as well as close to the airport, restaurants, highway access and shopping.
While the majority of reviews consulted for this analysis were positive, there were a few complaints about noise transfer. A few guests complained about noisy in-room air conditioners, as well as airport-related noise and noise in rooms located close to the elevators.
TripAdvisor.com guest reviews ranked the hotel #14 out of 49 Albany hotels with an average rating of 4 out of 5 from 61 reviews.
Expedia.ca guest reviews rated the hotel 4.6 out of 5 with a 100% recommendation rate from 32 reviews.
Hotels.com guest reviews rated the hotel 4.6 out of 5 from 32 reviews.
The author called the hotel on June 3, 2013 to verify some information.