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5 of the Best Albany Area Hotels for Exploring the Greater Capital Region

Location, location, location. That popular phrase doesn't just apply to real estate! The following Albany hotels are perfectly positioned for exploring the Greater Capital Region. Head north to Saratoga Springs, Lake George, and the Adirondacks; travel east to beautiful state parks; take a trip south to the Catskills; or make your way west toward Cooperstown.

Close to the Action in Saratoga Springs: Courtyard by Marriott Albany-Clifton Park

For a truly centrally located lodging option, choose Courtyard by Marriott Albany-Clifton Park. Just off the Northway and surrounded by Clifton Park's plethora of dining and shopping options, the Courtyard provides easy access to Saratoga Springs. Time your visit during racing season (mid-July through Labor Day) and make a point to visit the Saratoga Race Course, a summer destination. Or, take a stroll through downtown Saratoga and explore the city's unique shops and boutiques.

The luxurious beds and soft duvets in the rooms ensure a restful night's sleep when you return to the hotel in the evening.

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Ideal for Taking a Trip East of Albany: The Morgan State House

One exceptional hotel that's ideal for exploring areas east of Albany is The Morgan State House near Washington Park. From this lodging property, you can quickly drive east across the Hudson River to various hotspots. Enjoy the outdoors at Grafton Lakes State Park or Cherry Plain State Park, catch all the excitement at Lebanon Valley Speedway, and grab a bite to eat at Lakeview on Crystal Lake in Averill Park.

The Morgan State House is also a top place to stay because they offer both beautifully appointed guest rooms and spacious studios, a delicious continental breakfast, an outdoor garden area, and more.

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Situated for Visiting Regions to the South: TownePlace Suites Albany Downtown/Albany Medical Center

TownePlace Suites Albany Downtown/Albany Medical Center is located in the southern part of Albany, and it is a great place to stay if you're interested in exploring south of the capital city. The hotel is just a short drive away from I-87 S, so you can quickly be on your way to the Catskills.

Each one of their suites features a fully equipped kitchem, sitting and sleeping areas, and a work place. During you stay, be sure to take advantage of the indoor heated pool and whirlpool spa, as well as a complimentary hot breakfast in the morning. Fuel up for your adventures to the south of Albany.

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Inexpensive and Positioned to Travel West: Microtel Inn

Located among Latham's plentiful dining and shopping offerings and just north of Albany, Microtel Inn is a great option for those traveling on a budget. The comfortable and accommodating Microtel Inn features Dream Well bedding with down-like comforters and extra pillows. Sink into a deep sleep after a day of exploring the Capital Region and beyond! This hotel is just off I-87.

If you take the Northway to I-90 and I-88 heading west, you could be at the National Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown in under 90 minutes. There's also the Farmers Museum, where you can learn about the area's rich hops history, and Brewery Ommegang, a popular farmstead brewery.

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Easy Access to Shopping, Dining & the Northway: Marriott Albany

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Whether you're flying to Albany International Airport, looking for close proximity to shopping and dining, or need quick access to I-87 (the Northway), Marriott Albany is a great fit for your visit to the Capital Region. They're located on Wolf Road, which is chock full of restaurants, shops, and a mall for when you're staying close by. But it's also close to I-87, which can bring you north to Lake George. Plan a day trip from the hotel and experience fun in the southern Adirondacks.

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