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By a verified traveler on Fri 16 Jun 2017

Hotel Description

3-star hotel near University at Albany SUNY

In Albany

At this Albany hotel, you'll be within half a mile (1 km) of University at Albany SUNY and 3 miles (5 km) of Crossgates Mall. Colonie Center Mall and Albany NanoTech Complex are also within 3 miles (5 km).

Business services

This hotel features a restaurant, an indoor pool, and a bar/lounge. Traveling on business? Take advantage of the business center and free WiFi in public areas. Enjoy the fitness center and perks like free self parking.

Free Internet, microwaves

Featuring conveniences like microwaves and coffee/tea makers, the 70 guestrooms offer free WiFi and free wired Internet, as well as LCD TVs with cable channels. Minibars, free newspapers, and hair dryers are also available.

Room, 1 King Bed

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 4 Max
$84* Per night/room Jan 11 - Jan 12

Room, 2 Queen Beds

Bed Count 2 Queen Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Suite, 1 King Bed

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Courtyard by Marriott Albany Thruway ratings based on 9 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
3.4 out of 5 3.5 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 3.5 out of 5.0
Service & staff 4.0 out of 5.0
Room comfort 4.0 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 3.0 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for Courtyard by Marriott Albany Thruway

Everyone (4)
4 out of 5

Posted by on Apr 9, 2019

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2 out of 5
There was nothing stating that they was under renovations and so we got there and the pool was out and we picked that hotel not only for the price but also for the indoor pool

Posted by , from Albany NY on Oct 7, 2018

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3 out of 5

Friendly staff, nasty carpet.

Pros: The staff and location.
Cons: Clean the carpet.
The staff was very friendly, but the carpet in the room had some nasty stains.

Posted by on Jun 16, 2017

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4 out of 5
Pros: n/a Nothing to add here.. Nothing was outstanding. It was a fine hotel stay. For what I paid, I expected a fine hotel stay.
Cons: The hotel experience was fine, but I was highly disappointed that my stay would not count on the Marriott's point card just because I booked and paid through Travelocity.

Posted by on Oct 24, 2016

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2 out of 5

A medium-sized hotel in a small-sized space

The room was nice enough. Typical for a hotel this size. The desk was able to provide us non-down pillows, which was welcome. The parking lot was a different story. There weren't anywhere near enough spots for all the guests. We lucked into the last open spot when we arrived. By morning, there were non-handicapped cars in all the handicapped spots, in the loading areas between the handicapped spots, in the fire lane, and in the area right in front of the door. Fortunately there wasn't a fire so it wasn't a problem but it shows amazingly poor planning. Don't they think they'll ever sell out? Breakfast was a pricey little restaurant counter with about 5 options ($4-for-a-bowl-of-oatmeal kind of options). There was also a micro-Starbucks in the lobby. No thanks... Fortunately there is a Dunkin' Donuts next door so we went there for a 4th the price. We got a good night's sleep but we certainly wouldn't stay here again. There are better, cheaper options.

Posted by , from Syracuse, NY on Jul 28, 2013

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1 out of 5

Staff are rude

The property is new and well kept but we had a problem with the staff on the morning shift.  The kids went downstairs to get breakfast and the staff refused to serve them without me present.  Teenagers and very well behaved.  I called the front desk and asked them to please serve them breakfast but they still refused to do so without me present.  They need a new day manager.  Until then I recommend you avoid this hotel.

Posted by , from Ithaca, NY on May 21, 2013

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5 out of 5

Great Hotel and great location.

Pros: Free breakfast, Close restaurants, Free Internet, Quiet
Staff was very friendly and helpful. The room was very clean and very modern. Located near shopping, dining and theater. I stay there every time I'm in Albany. I would highly recommend this hotel.

Posted by , from Rochester, NY, USA on May 9, 2012

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5 out of 5

Great Hotel!

Marriott quality at its best. Wonderfully comfortable beds, spacious and clean rooms, nice lobby and pool, friendly staff, right across from the University. Great choice!

Posted by on Oct 15, 2007

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5 out of 5

Great Stay

Booked this hotel for a weekend stay, and was very pleased indeed. Rooms were exceptionally clean, and very nicely decorated...modern & classy furniture. For the size of the room, it sure had everything a person needed! Internet access was great too. Bathrooms were very clean and tidy. Kitchen area nice too. The bed is what we loved the most...soooo comfortable and soft. We wanted to bring the pillows home with us!! Definitely recommend this place. Oh and there's a 24hr gas station/food mart right next door.

Posted by on Jul 3, 2006

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About the Courtyard by Marriott Albany Thruway

Location 1455 Washington Avenue, Albany, NY 12206

Property Features

Courtyard by Marriott Albany Thruway offers its guests an indoor pool and a fitness center. There's a restaurant on site, as well as a coffee shop/café and a snack bar/deli. You can enjoy a drink at the bar/lounge. WiFi and wired Internet are free in public spaces. Business amenities include a business center and a meeting room. The business-friendly Courtyard by Marriott Albany Thruway also features a terrace, a garden, and a picnic area. Free self parking is available. This 3-star Albany hotel is smoke free.

  • 70 guestrooms or units
  • 3 levels
  • Dining venue
  • Bar or lounge
  • Coffee shop
  • Deli
  • Business facilities
  • 1 conference room
  • Breakfast available (surcharge)
  • Dry cleaning
  • Self-service laundry
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Express check-out
  • Front-desk safe
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Outdoor picnic space
  • Newspapers in lobby (free)
  • Elevator
  • No smoking on site

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family property
  • Indoor pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Snack bar/deli
  • Laundry facilities
  • Microwave


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi , Free wired Internet

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi , Free wired Internet


Free self parking


  • Airport: Albany, NY (ALB-Albany Intl.) (10.6 km / 6.6 mi)
  • Parking: Free self parking

Room Amenities

Courtyard by Marriott Albany Thruway offers 70 air-conditioned accommodations with minibars and safes. Microwaves and coffee/tea makers are provided. Guests can surf the web using the complimentary wired and wireless Internet access. LCD televisions come with cable channels and pay movies. Additionally, rooms include complimentary newspapers and hair dryers. Housekeeping is provided daily.

  • Minibar
  • LCD television
  • Cable channels
  • Movies for purchase
  • Microwave
  • Coffee maker
  • Cribs available
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Newspapers (free)
  • Hair dryer
  • Safe
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Climate control (air conditioning)
  • Connecting rooms available

Food & Drink

For a fee, guests can enjoy cooked-to-order breakfast daily from 6:00 AM to 10:00 AM.

Courtyard by Marriott Albany Thruway has a restaurant on site.

Nearby Activities

Recreational amenities at the hotel include an indoor pool and a fitness center.


If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please note them in the special requests field on the booking page after selecting your room.

  • Wheelchair-accessible on-site restaurant
  • Visual alarms in hallways
  • Wheelchair accessible path of travel
  • Accessible bathroom
  • Roll-in shower
  • Wheelchair accessible parking
  • In-room accessibility
  • Assistive listening devices available
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk
  • Wheelchair-accessible pool
  • Wheelchair-accessible fitness center
  • Wheelchair-accessible meeting spaces/business center

Hotel Policies


  • Check-in time starts at 3 PM


  • Check-out by noon

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
  • Cribs (infant beds) are available.


  • No pets allowed, but service animals are welcome


Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.

Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A cash deposit, credit card, or debit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification are required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges.

  • Only service animals are allowed
  • Debit cards not accepted
  • UnionPay
  • No rollaway/extra beds available


Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Fee for cooked-to-order breakfast: USD 12 per person (approximately)

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

Hotel Names

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You should know

  • Connecting/adjoining rooms are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property at the number on your booking confirmation.
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*Price based on the lowest price found within past 24 hours and based upon one night stay for two adults over the next thirty days. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.