7 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 all the Capital Region has to offer and beyond. Head north to Saratoga Springs, Lake George, and the Adirondacks; travel east towards the Berkshires; take a trip south to the Catskills and New York City; or make your way west towards Cooperstown. The region's hottest attractions and things to do are right at your fingertips.
The Hampton Inn & Suites Albany-East Greenbush is not only minutes from Albany and Troy but it's right off I-90. I-90 connects to the Massachusetts Turnpike, making this hotel a prime spot to stay if you're looking to make a daytrip to the Berkshires or Stockbridge, home of the Berkshire Botanical Garden and the Norman Rockwell Museum.
When you return to your hotel in the evening you'll be ready to relax in your Hampton bed, which has a custom-designed mattress with a plush surface that provides maximum comfort. The hotel has a gym/fitness center, indoor pool, 24-hour suite shop, a laundry area, and you get a free hot breakfast in the morning.
Also ideal for heading east is the Fairfield Inn & Suites Albany-East Greenbush. Hop right on I-90 from this reputable hotel and make your way to the Williamstown and North Adams area, where you'll find the renowned Clark Museum, the exceptional MASS MoCA, and the Natural Bridge State Park.
This ideally located hotel offers a complimentary breakfast, laundry on-site, an outdoor pool, and modern comforts in the room.
The Comfort Inn & Suites Albany - East Greenbush is located southeast of Albany in Castleton, and is a great place to stay if you're interested in checking out regions south towards New York City. Head down I-90 to the Taconic Parkway and check out the Catskills, Kingston, Poughkeepsie, or Saugerties.
This hotel offers a weekday newspaper along with your free hot breakfast. Fit in a quick workout at their fitness center before you take off, and then unwind in a hot tub when you return from the daytrip.
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), Albany Marriott 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 and the Adirondack region.
When at the hotel you can make the most of pillowtop mattresses, flat-panel TVs, and 24-hour room service. If you are flying in and out of Albany, they provide complimentary shuttles to and from the airport.
The Century House, a historic venue with colonial roots, is located along Route 9 in Latham. The hotel is situated close to I-87 for easy access to New York City. Just head south to this regional hotspot and you can be there in less than three hours. Or, you can Uber down 787 to the Amtrak station in Rensselaer and take the train into the city.
You'll find a nature trail on site, a seasonal outdoor pool, a fitness room, and more at The Century House. Like the Albany Marriott, they offer an airport shuttle.
For a truly centrally located lodging option, choose Courtyard Clifton Park by Marriott. 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 (typically late July through Labor Day) and make a point to visit the Saratoga Race Course, one of the oldest horse racing tracks in the country.
Relax at the on-site bar with comfortable lounge chairs and a large television when you return to the hotel in the evening. The luxurious beds and soft duvets in the rooms ensure a restful night's sleep.
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. This hotel is just off I-87. Take the Northway to I-90 to I-88 heading west and 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.
The budget-friendly yet comfortable and accommodating Microtel Inn now 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!