Whether its business or leisure that brings you to one of our Holiday Inn Express® Albany hotels, you’ll discover there’s something for everybody in this town – historic sites, charming neighborhoods, and a thriving city center with a wide array of museums, shops and restaurants to enjoy. Time your visit to our Albany hotels to experience one of the city’s celebrated festivals or plan a day trip to the Adirondacks. Our hotels in Albany make it easy to enjoy everything New York’s capital city has to offer.
Albany is situated on the west bank of the Hudson River and along with the cities of Troy, Schenectady and Saratoga Springs, forms New York’s Capital District, an area noted for its historical significance (Albany is one of the oldest settlements in America) and large base of multinational corporations, including American Express, General Electric and International Paper. Guests of our downtown Albany hotels will enjoy our proximity to the Empire State Plaza and New York State Capital building, two of Albany’s architectural gems, as well as popular dining and nightlife districts along trendy Pearl Street and bohemian Lark Street.
If you crave cultural pursuits during your Albany hotel stay, check out the New York State Museum or Albany Institute of History or Art, which features historic art and artifacts from the Hudson Valley, as well as zany modern exhibits. Catch a rock concert or comedy show at the Palace Theatre or Shakespeare in Washington Park. Times Union Center is home to both the Albany Firebirds, a professional Arena Football team, and the Albany River Rats hockey team, so sports lovers won’t have to stray far to get their fix.
Book your stay in our Albany hotels in the May to enjoy the city’s famous Tulip Festival or September for LarkFEST and the Capital District Scottish Games, a rousing,family friendly event that features dancing, specialty food and drink, Celtic music and more! Of course, any time is a good time to explore the beautiful Adirondacks. The dense woods and picturesque mountains of this large national park lend to outdoor adventure, so pack your hiking boots and ski gear.
We promise, after a stay in our Albany hotels, you’ll fall in love with this city!