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Looking for a place where you can relive your Woodstock wonderland—full of sunshine daydreams, purple haze, and moonbeam memories? There is a perfect location a little north of Max Yasgur’s farm that offers more comfortable accommodations than those tents provided back in the ’60s (or ’90s, depending on your generation). Enter the capital of New York: Albany.

Full of interesting architecture and a wealth of local history, the city is a pleasant mix of yesteryear and tomorrow. Explore the modernistic Empire State Plaza and happening nightlife scene on Lark Street one day, and then dive into the past while touring the New York State Museum and historic State Street. With an Albany rental car deals, you can make the day trip to 1969 with tremendous ease. And when you use Travelocity to book your vacation to Upstate New York, you’ll find a multitude of cheap car rentals in Albany so you can have some extra spending money to better help you enjoy the Hudson River Valley…and maybe even get yourself a new tie-dye.

Where Are the Best Places to Stay In Albany?

You’ll find a plethora of places to wander throughout the Hudson River Valley. It’s a great idea to rent a car in Albany so you can visit them all—from the hallowed grounds of the original Woodstock Festival to the Olympic lore at Lake Placid. Here are some of our favorite hotels in downtown Albany that will put you in the hub of the Hudson, all of them with plenty of parking for your rental:

  • The Desmond Hotel Albany – This Colonial-style property offers luxurious lodging in over 300 guest rooms and suites. For a truly unique experience, reserve one of their the magnificent duplexes with king-sized four-poster beds. With an indoor pool, upscale restaurant, and casual dining pub, you won’t be left wanting amenities.
  • Best Western Sovereign Hotel – Located near a cluster of academic institutions away from the hustle and bustle of downtown, the Best Western is the perfect mix of convenience and affordability. Corporate travelers will appreciate the spacious conference facility, and vacationers will love the cocktail lounge, complimentary breakfast, and indoor heated pool.
  • Ramada Plaza Albany – Just a short cab ride from the Times Union Center, the Ramada Plaza is a delight for both business travelers and pleasure-seekers. With free Wi-Fi, the on-site Plaza Grill and Lounge, and a refreshing pool, this hotel has everything you need to help you relax after a long day exploring the city.
  • Hilton Albany – Situated right downtown, the Hilton is in the perfect location to experience all that Albany has to offer. Stroll along North Pearl Street or head over to the banks of the Hudson before returning to your comfortable, well-appointed guest room. Albany’s only full-service hotel also features a complimentary hot breakfast buffet, a craft beer bar, and flexible meeting space.

Party it Up in Upstate New York

Flights to Albany arrive at Albany International Airport (ALB), just a 13-mile drive from the city's dynamic downtown area. You can pick up the keys for your car rental in Albany at one of the courtesy kiosks in the airport’s baggage claim area. After you drop your luggage off at the hotel, you are undoubtedly going to want to explore the city and its surroundings. About a half-hour north of downtown, you’ll encounter the Vischer Ferry Nature & Historic Preserve, a sanctuary featuring hiking, birding, and nature trails—as well as cross-country skiing and even a few secret fishing holes. Prefer the nightlife to the wildlife? Cruise over to Lark Street, where you can experience the Greenwich Village vibe in the bars, bistros, and boutiques without having to drive to the Big Apple.

Albany Adventures

With Albany car rentals, you can experience the best the area has to offer. If you take advantage of Travelocity's app, you can stick to your vacation budget with the help of mobile-exclusive deals. Save even more when you bundle your hotel and flights in one of our Albany vacation packages. The stage is set for a magical, memorable time in the Hudson River Valley. We hope you enjoy more than just “3 Days of Peace & Music” while you are in town.

Here at Travelocity, we’re committed to helping you score cheap deals on Albany car rentals. We’ll have your rental car waiting for you as soon as you arrive in town. Traveling with your whole family in tow? Choose a spacious and affordable van to keep your crew sane throughout the trip. Exploring the city with your sweetheart? Reserve a swanky two-seater as you paint the town red. With our low rates on rental cars in Albany, you can go out and smell the roses, without stressing out your bank account. You can even use our mobile booking app to snag exclusive deals, so you can spend more on your adventures and less on your vehicle.