One of the oldest remaining settlements of the original 13 American colonies, the city of Albany, NY welcomes your visit with a few delightful Albany hotels dating back to the 18th century, enhanced by an abundance of contemporary, nationally branded lodging. If your preferences run toward historic hotels, you will find several near the downtown area. While shorter on aesthetics, the more contemporary national lodging brands offer longer amenity lists and affordable rates near the Colonie Center and the airport, as well as along major highway routes throughout the area.
This New York State capital city, together with the cities of Troy, Schenectady, and Saratoga Springs, are often referred to as the Capital District. Many remarkable historic hotels are in close proximity. The city of Albany’s downtown district sits on the west bank of the Hudson River, close to the Empire State Plaza, State University of New York Albany campus, museums, the medical center, and Lincoln Park.
The Albany Morgan State House Inn, ca 1888, offers you a comfortable stay in an authentically renovated six-room mansion. Working fireplaces, spacious rooms, and elegant décor echo the 19th century. Do ask for a room in the main house, as it offers the best of the accommodations. The experience at the historic 74 State hotel is similar, with the added attraction of on-site dining and a fitness center. Neither have pools, but both are nestled up next to the city’s most interesting urban features, and both are competitively priced.
If a more modern hotel brand has appeal for your stay in Albany, know that there are many options located throughout the metropolitan area and the greater Capital District. Most have pools, gyms or workout areas, and business facilities.