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"Excellent customer service, Joe is awesome!! We had to check in a little earlier and he made it possible. Great night ambiance at the Pub and quie ... " More

By a verified traveler on Mon 21 May 2018

Hotel Description

Hotel near Albany State University in Albany

Heart of Albany

You'll find Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital and Phoebe Memorial Hospital within 3 miles (5 km) of this hotel. Theatre Albany and Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital are also within 3 miles (5 km).

Multiple dining options

This smoke-free hotel features 2 restaurants, a bar/lounge, and an outdoor pool. Traveling on business? Take advantage of the 24-hour business center, free WiFi in public areas, and free airport shuttle. Free self parking, a snack bar/deli, and a lobby fireplace are also offered.

Free WiFi, comfy beds

The 110 guestrooms feature comforts like pillowtop beds and premium bedding, while refrigerators and microwaves offer the conveniences of home. Other amenities include free WiFi, iPod docks, and flat-screen TVs with cable channels.

Standard Room, 1 King Bed, Multiple View

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max
$149* Per night/room Aug 3 - Aug 4

Standard Room, 2 Queen Beds, Multiple View

Bed Count 2 Queen Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Standard Room, 1 Queen Bed, Multiple View

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Executive Suite, 2 Queen Beds, Multiple View

Bed Count 2 Queen Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Merry Acres Inn ratings based on 13 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
3.9 out of 5 4.0 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 3.5 out of 5.0
Service & staff 4.5 out of 5.0
Room comfort 4.0 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 3.5 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for Merry Acres Inn

Everyone (2)
2 out of 5
Easy and fast check in. Reception area dingy, ceiling tiles discolored. Went to room, smelled clean and looked tidy overall. Desk handle was broken and hanging to the side. Office chair looked like it came from the side of the road, torn up, all the vinyl worn off of it. Sat on one of the two queen beds, immediately sunk in the middle with a loud creak, like the box springs were broken. Bathroom was clean. Room felt very humid/wet. I’ve stayed here a few times before and was happy. Went out of my way to stay here this time and wished I hadn’t. Probably won’t stay here again. Feels like they can’t afford to fix the smallest things like the desk and the torn up chair. It was clean, that was the saving grace.

Posted by on Jan 1, 2019

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Comment from Hotel Management

Feb 6, 2019 by Faye

Thank you for bring the issues you had to our attention. Please if you are in our area again,give us another chance to change our image.Thank you!!

5 out of 5
Excellent customer service, Joe is awesome!! We had to check in a little earlier and he made it possible. Great night ambiance at the Pub and quiet rooms. The breakfast buffet was good with eggs, sausage, breads and biscuits, fruits, oatmeal, gravy, coffee, juice. Very good.

Posted by , from Florida on May 21, 2018

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5 out of 5

Classic Southern Hospitality

I travel to Albany on a weekly basis and struggled to find accommodations where I felt at home and secure. One of my old classmates suggested that I check out Merry Acres Inn. I am glad I did. They make you feel at home and everyone is so friendly and it is secure. Everybody truly knows you name. It is like the Motel you stayed at when you were a kid. You pull right up to your door. My wife joined me one week as I traveled and I could not pull her away from the oak tree lined pool area. This place is like going back in time. After a busy day of appointments, I don't even have to drive to get dinner. I can order from the Pub or get take out delivered from an assortment of restaurants. Heck, they will shuttle you there as well. They also have something called the City Club where professionals meet. They have a gym to use for an additional fee and a hot buffet is included with the room in their event center. I truly believe the people that run this place have their hand on the heart beat of Albany. You would be crazy not to check it out.

Posted by , from Tampa, FL on Oct 23, 2013

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5 out of 5

Merry Acers, felt like home away from home

Pros: Free breakfast, Free Internet, Quiet
Customer service was great checking in and checking out.The room was for a smoker I am not a smoker it smell like someone had just checked out smoking. Once i was in the room i open the door to let air inside to clear the air. But over all i enjoyed my stay.

Posted by , from Atlanta ,Georgia on Oct 26, 2011

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5 out of 5

Very comfortable and inviting.

Pros: Free breakfast, Close restaurants, Free Internet, Quiet
We love the early motel style--park in front of your personal unit with everything on one floor. Walk out the door and into your car. The rooms were very clean and odor free, beds were comfortable, and rooms were very quiet, even though a class reunion was being held on site and we were across from the party room/pool where the action was. Carpet was a little stained up, but other than that it was fine. Staff were very friendly. In addition, a full buffet breakfast that was hot and fresh and very tasty! Wait staff was also very friendly and accommodating. We will definitely stay again.

Posted by , from Crawfordville, FL on Oct 19, 2011

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1 out of 5

Old and needs updating

If you are used to clean, modern, and updated facilities I wouldn't stay here. This hotel has outside corridors and the appliances i.e. refrigerator, TV, and air conditioning units are old and outdated. In addtition, the room that I stayed in could also use a good deep cleaning of the carpet and bathroom. The only positive was that the staff was friendly but that doesn't make up for the accomodations.

Posted by on May 18, 2009

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3 out of 5

YMMV- 50/50 chance of Good or Bad!

Originally was placed at a ghetto motel in Albany, so this reservation was made 5:30 the day of. The booking agent/CSR was absolutely a gem and I wish I remembered her name (older lady with glasses and soft voice). She quoted a 59/night rate and we sped over there. Check-in easy and simple!! And she gave me a few tips about the area. Room was clean and what to be expected at 60/nt. We're normally in 3.5-4.5 star hotels/resorts, so this Inn didn't make us do cartwheels, but the accommodations didn't disappoint. BUT the bad part-- About 7:30am the next morning on NEW YEARS DAY, the people next door decided to park their car for45 mins...each time the door banging shut...probably in excess of 20 times within first 20 mins. We thought it go away but didn't. Made a call over to the front desk and the CSR was an absolute grouch. She was very short with only "ok...what do you want me to do" or "i'll only call over there". BTW, we're already awake! I kept my cool thinking hey maybe an apology, etc, but NOPE. Got her name, Celeste, and let her know to just forget about it after she copped an attitude like "what do you want me to do about it". We quickly packed up and on the way out stopped to speak to a Manager. Apparently, Celeste was the only person working and a manager! She had an attitude at this point and absolutely rude to me (which my fiance was quietly present to witness). We were accused of having a dog (which she said the people next door complained of). She even had the audacity to say I was getting angry at her. So I got the GM's card & will handle thru her

Posted by on Jan 1, 2008

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3 out of 5

recent trip

The room was decent but not for the price. For $*.00 especially in Albany( i lived in albany my whole life) I expected better. There was not enought lighting in the room, it smelled of smoke. The staff was great though friendly helpful. I assumed all rooms were non smoking and was never asked if i wanted smokin or non. Overall it is a decent place but over priced. IF they make the rooms lighter and Update faucets and bedding and paint the walls it will be worth $*.00

Posted by on Sep 24, 2007

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4 out of 5

Traveling

The room was very congested (small). We couldn't relax in the room comfortably. The staff was very helful and nice to talk to. The breakfasts were great. It was a little cool in the mornings to go swimming so we didn't experience this activity. We would stay again coming to Georgia.

Posted by on Jun 13, 2007

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5 out of 5

Great!

Stayed in many hotels/motels many times in many states this is absolutely the best! The cleanest, friendliest staff, amenities and price."

Posted by on Jan 23, 2007

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Renovations + Closures

The following facilities or services will be unavailable from July 1 2021 to January 1 2022 (dates subject to change):

  • Dining venue(s)
  • Fitness facilities

Property Features

There are 2 restaurants on site, along with a snack bar/deli. You can enjoy a drink at the bar/lounge. A free manager's reception is offered on select days. A computer station is on site and WiFi is free in public spaces. Business amenities include a 24-hour business center and a meeting room. Event space at this hotel measures 9400 square feet (873 square meters) and includes a conference center. The business-friendly Merry Acres Inn also features an outdoor pool, complimentary newspapers in the lobby, and a fireplace in the lobby. A roundtrip airport shuttle is free (available 24 hours). Self parking is free. This Albany hotel is smoke free.

  • 1 floor
  • 110 guestrooms or units
  • 2 dining venues
  • 9400 sq ft of conference space
  • 873 sq m of conference space
  • Bar or lounge
  • Manager's reception (free)
  • Deli
  • Business center (24 hours)
  • Conference center
  • Dry cleaning
  • Self-service laundry
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Express check-in
  • Front-desk safe
  • Wedding services available
  • Newspapers in lobby (free)
  • Fireplace in lobby
  • Television in lobby
  • No smoking on site

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family property
  • Outdoor pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Snack bar/deli
  • Laundry facilities
  • Playground on site
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave

Internet

Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking

Free self parking , RV, bus, truck parking

Transport

  • Airport: Albany, GA (ABY-Southwest Georgia Regional) (7.1 km / 4.4 mi)
  • Property shuttles: Free airport shuttle
  • Parking: Free self parking

Room Amenities

Merry Acres Inn offers 110 accommodations with iPod docking stations and coffee/tea makers. Pillowtop beds feature premium bedding. 32-inch flat-screen televisions come with premium cable channels. Guests can make use of the in-room refrigerators and microwaves. Guests can surf the web using the complimentary wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include desks and complimentary weekday newspapers, as well as phones; free local calls are provided (restrictions may apply). Additionally, rooms include hair dryers and irons/ironing boards.

  • Pillowtop beds
  • IPod dock
  • In-room dining (limited hours)
  • Flat-screen television
  • Cable channels
  • Premium channels
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Coffee maker
  • Luxury bedding
  • Weekday newspapers (free)
  • Local calls (free)
  • Hair dryer
  • Telephone
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Desk
  • Blackout drapes
  • Connecting rooms available

Food & Drink

The hotel hosts a free manager's reception on select days.

Merry Acres Restaurant - This restaurant specializes in American cuisine and serves breakfast only.

Manor House Pub - This restaurant specializes in American cuisine and serves light fare only. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar. Open daily.

Room service (during limited hours) is available.

Nearby Activities

Recreational amenities at the hotel include an outdoor pool.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

  • Playground on site

Accessibility

If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.

  • Wheelchair accessible parking
  • In-room accessibility

Hotel Policies

Check-in

  • Check-in time starts at 3:00 PM
  • Check-in time ends at 11:00 PM
  • Minimum check-in age is: 18

Special check-in instructions:

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Check-out

  • Check-out by 11 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

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

Pet Policy

  • Pets: USD 25 per pet, per night
  • Only dogs and cats are allowed
  • Maximum 1 per room (weight limit: 30 lbs)
  • Certain rooms only, restrictions apply
  • You can request a pet-friendly room by reaching out to the property at the number on the booking confirmation

Policies

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

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit may be 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

Minimum Spring Break check-in age is 18 years old

This property accepts credit cards; cash is not accepted

Safety features at this property include a smoke detector

Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property; the policies listed are provided by the property

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 may be 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.

Minimum Spring Break check-in age is 18 years old. This property accepts credit cards. Cash is not accepted. For guests' safety, the property includes a smoke detector in each accommodation. This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place. Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F. Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; guests are provided with hand sanitizer.

  • Staff temperature checks are conducted regularly
  • Bed sheets and towels are washed at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F
  • Commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant
  • Property confirms they are implementing guest safety measures
  • Contactless check-out is available
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Staff wears personal protective equipment
  • Debit cards not accepted
  • Guests are provided with free hand sanitizer
  • Staffed front desk
  • Social distancing measures are in place
  • Contactless check-in is available
  • No rollaway/extra beds available
  • No cribs (infant beds) available
  • No elevators
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Gap period enforced between guest stays - 24 hours

Fees

Optional extras

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

  • Pet fee: USD 25 per pet, per night

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

Hotel Names

  • Merry Acres
  • Merry Acres Albany
  • Merry Acres Inn
  • Merry Acres Inn Albany
  • Quality Inn Merry Acres Hotel Albany
  • Merry Acres Inn Hotel
  • Merry Acres Inn Albany
  • Merry Acres Inn Hotel Albany

You should know

  • Registered guests are the only ones allowed to be in guestrooms.
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property at the number on your booking confirmation.
  • Pets are welcome in certain rooms only; other restrictions apply (please see the Fees section for related charges). To make arrangements for your pet, contact the property directly at the number on your booking confirmation.
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Frequently Asked Questions

*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.