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Make Travel Easy at Five of the Best Albany Airport Hotels, Perfect for Every Budget

Stay Close to the Airport & Cure Jetlag With Prime Amenities

Flying to Albany? Why not make your travel experience that much easier by staying at a hotel close to the airport? Several hotels in New York's capital city that are strategically located close to Albany International Airport and area attractions also offer a slew of enviable amenities. We've rounded up five such hotels for every budget so that you can enjoy your visit to the fullest.

1) Enjoy Maximum Comfort at Microtel Inn & Suites by Wyndham

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Situated 4.1 miles from the airport in Latham, Microtel Inn & Suites By Wyndham is an affordable hotel option with exceptional service. They're right by I-87, the main highway in the Capital Region, that can take you to Albany, Saratoga Springs, and more area hotspots. Latham is right in the middle of these major cities, and is close to Troy and Schenectady as well.

Microtel Inn puts a high focus on a modern design with premium comfort so you can enjoy a relaxing stay regardless of the reason for your visit. Part of the comfort factor includes Dream Well bedding, which is designed by chiropractors to best meet the body's needs for optimal sleep.

Amenities include free breakfast, free WiFi, and access to fitness centers and pools at select locations. And, they're pet-friendly, so you don't have to leave your furry friend behind on your trip.

2) Plan for an Unforgettable Stay at The Desmond

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For a high-end stay filled with amenities you'll want to choose the exquiste Desmond Hotel, located .25-miles from the airport. They're also right off the highway, and close to Wolf Road and downtown Albany. This hotel has been voted Best Local Hotel for over 10 years in a row by the Times Union and has a classic, old world feel.

Guest rooms and suite options include king size four-poster beds, spiral staircase duplexes, suites with private entrances and patios, and ADA-accessible rooms with roll-in showers. You'll find luxurious bath toiletries, plush bedding with triple sheeting, terrycloth robes, and more.

Overall hotel amenities include free WiFi, a heated indoor pool, a fitness center, flexible meeting spaces, an on-site restaurant and pub, and they offer a 24/7 shuttle service to the airport.

If you're staying in town for awhile, they have a Stay, Park & Fly package in conjunction with the airport and shuttle service that includes up to two weeks of free parking.

3) Make the Most of Upgraded Rooms at the Albany Marriott

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The Albany Marriott is located two miles from the airport on Wolf Road, close to I-87. In 2017, the hotel underwent a $15 million renovation, with major improvements made to the inside and outside. The rooms received all new bedding, window treatment, carpets, lights, and more.

When you stay here you'll get to enjoy luxury bedding, premium cable, flat-panel TV, high speed WiFi, and large desks with ergonomic chairs and ample lighting. There's also a fitness center, an indoor and outdoor pool, two on-site restaurants, and a complimentary shuttle to the airport.

Guests have the option to upgrade to a concierge-level room for access to their exclusive lounge and bar, complimentary breakfast, and business services.

4) Choose From Multiple Room Options at La Quinta Inn & Suites Albany Airport

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La Quinta Inn & Suites Albany Airport is located in Latham, 4.3 miles from the airport on Route 9, one of the main stretches in the Capital Region. They're close to shopping opportunities in Latham Farms along with several restaurants and bars like JJ Rafferty's and Carrabba's Italian Grill. Downtown Albany is a short distance away.

Amenities to take advantage of are high-speed WiFi, guest laundry, free Bright Side Breakfast (waffles, fresh fruit, muffins), an indoor pool, a spa, and a business center. They have several room options ranging from a king bed with a microwave and fridge to a two room king suite with a sleeper sofa to a king with jetted bath and more. And, they're pet-friendly.

La Quinta also offers a free airport shuttle that runs 6am to 6pm - they advertise that you can be in their lobby less than 10 minutes after grabbing your bags!

5) Stay in a Spacious Suite at Staybridge Suites

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Staybridge Suites is conveniently located at Colonie Center on Wolf Road, just 1.5 miles from the airport. You'll have the entire mall along with a plethora of restaurants at your fingertips - Wolf Road is widely considered to be one of the primary areas of Albany/Colonie that is brimming with shopping, dining, and more opportunities for a fun time. And, it's just four miles from downtown Albany.

When you stay here you'll have the option of choosing a studio suite or a one or two bedroom suite. The roomy suites include full kitchens and separate living and sleeping areas. The suites offer a flat screen TV, in-room movies/premium cable, a DVD player, and a stereo/radio.

Further amenities include self-laundry facilities, free WiFi, complimentary breakfast buffet, an on-site fitness center, and a complimentary 24/7 shuttle.

Find a Great Hotel & Enjoy Your Stay

Albany has a slew of fantastic hotels in every price range to ensure there's something for everyone. And, Albany is in such a central location - it's close to Saratoga Springs, Schenectady, and Troy, and isn't far from Lake George, the Berkshires of Massachusetts, and Southern Vermont.

Enjoy your stay here in Albany with amenity-filled hotels, nearby attractions, and further prime destinations close by!

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