Skip to main content

5 Great Hotels Within Walking Distance of Empire State Plaza

There are many reasons to visit Downtown Albany, but one of the area's top attractions is certainly Empire State Plaza. Home to the Corning Tower, The Egg, the State Capitol Building, the New York State Museum, and more, Empire State Plaza contains a myriad of tourist attractions, all within walking distance from each other. So why not stay within walking distance yourself? We've gathered up 5 of the best hotels within a short walk from this Albany hotspot.

Relax at a Historic Inn Across from Washington Park

guest room at morgan state house

Historic, regal, and considered one of the best urban inns in the Capital Region, The Morgan State House is a great choice within walking distance of Empire State Plaza. The 1884 brownstone mansion is located on the fringes of Washington Park and offers signature feather beds, a continental breakfast, and a backyard English garden. A straightforward walk down State Street will bring you right to the State Capitol and the northeastern entrance of the Plaza.

Distance: 0.6 miles (about a 15 minute walk)

Check availability >>

Stay in Style at the Area's Largest Hotel

a bi-level room at hilton albany with a view of the state capitol building

Hilton Albany boasts 385 guest rooms and suites, a large pool, a restaurant, a Starbucks, and a lounge bar. It's also one of the closest hotels to the Empire State Plaza; you may even be able to see it from your room. Depending on what side of the building your guest room is on, you'll be treated to stunning views of either the State Capitol or the Hudson River.

Distance: 0.4 miles (about a 7 minute walk)

Explore rooms, rates, & amenitites >>

Book a Room in the Heart of Downtown Albany

treadmills in fairfield inn and suites overlooking downtown albany

Half a mile from the Empire State Plaza, Fairfield Inn & Suites - Downtown Albany is a stunning modern hotel located in a historic building built in 1910. Their amenities include a free breakfast and a fitness center whose large, State Street-facing windows bring the heart of Downtown Albany indoors.

Distance: 0.5 miles (about at 10 minute walk)

See rooms & rates >>

Rest Up Right Across the Street from the State Capitol

You can't get any closer to Empire State Plaza than the Renaissance Albany Hotel; it's located in the historic DeWitt Clinton Hotel building across from the State Capitol. The hotel boasts 11 floors of elegant, modern rooms and Wellington's, their on-site restaurant.

Distance: 0.3 miles (about a 5 minute walk)

Stay a Short Walk Away Near Albany's Performing Arts Scene

exterior of the palace theatre lit up at night

Although the route to Empire State Plaza from Hampton Inn & Suites Albany - Downtown is one of the longest on this list, you'll also be 0.1 miles away from both the Palace Theatre and the Capital Repertory Theatre, as well as all N. Pearl Street has to offer. In addition to guest rooms, spacious suites, and an elegant lobby, there are also two restaurants located within this hotel.

Distance: 0.6 miles (about a 12 minute walk)

Discover more great hotels in and around Albany >>

<< Back to Empire State Plaza