Rated 3.7 out of 5 by 229
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by insights no recognition for platinum member
should have more benefits to platinum members, such as a free breakfast.
January 17, 2014
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Joe from Saugerties Coin toss
I've stayed at this hotel many times. My son loves the indoor pool, indoor area to run around, and the arcade. This place really is a great place to get away from snow and cold, if you have kids.
With that said, my most recent stay was made less enjoyable due to the room's environmental controls. It was 78 degrees (F) in the room, and the only way I got it down to 76, was to leave the door open. I had to turn the thermostat to off, to keep more hot air from coming in.
II am sure they have corrected the problem by now, but that is why I titles this 'Coin Toss'
January 8, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by rosie56 Great Location- Price
i stayed at this holiday in albany ny and it was great.!! Iwas near all the attractions as well as a great restaurant ( Dinner was fantasic -and a wonderful pool n hot tub.. The room was clean and very comfortable!!! . I was with my granddaughter and i cant wait till bring her again. Thanks for a great time.!!!!
January 5, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by JazzyJHJ Big Room and great service
We were moved into the king suite and it was huge with a lot of space to put shopping bags. A large table to eat at and a sofa with two chairs. The sofa bed was not comfortable but a cot was brought in at no charge. The King bed was comfortable. Only strange thing was there was only one tiny bathroom which didn't make sense with such a huge room. There was so much space to have a much bigger bathroom.
the other inconvenience was that the pool closes at 9:00 p.m which was much too early for us.
January 2, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by LMCM Great service
The front desk people, as well as the bellman who drove us to dinner, were hospitable, accommodating and and very helpful.
January 2, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by techguy2 Visiting Colleges
Great location! Near airport, universities and malls. Front desk is very friendly. Thank you for a pleasant stay.
December 26, 2013
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Disgustedtravellrr Filthy rooms
Linens weren't changed from the last guests, second room the bed was so saggy I felt like I was sleeping in a hole. Nasty room, room service platters left in the hall at night by other guests were still there in the morning.
December 10, 2013
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by At107 Samll and dark room
The room was tiny and dark with a small window opening into a very noisy hallway en route to an elevator. If this is how they treat their priority club platinum members I wonder how they treat others.
December 9, 2013
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Platinumbiztraveler Terrible
I stayed for business here numerous times almost for a month total. I am platinum member and was not given a room in the much quieter tower or upgraded to a suite however I was placed first in a smoking room which smelled terrible and then a room overlooking the indoor pool after I was told there were no other rooms. The noise at the pool did not bother me however on Friday night they had some sort of party reception where the music has been blaring loud since 9pm. I called to ask how long it would last since I had to work next morning early and be up at 430am. I was told 11pm which is beyond absurd and totally unacceptable. It literally was a concert going on outside my room. As a platinum member that has spent 23 of past 30 days at this hotel I will NEVER give them my business again and will discourage my numerous business associates that come to town to avoid this hotel as well. I would rather stay at a hotel that respects all guest that are paying money to stay rather than placing priority to a once a year reception party. Management should be ashamed...advise to others find another hotel where you can get good night rest
December 6, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Durango11 Comfortable bed and good service
Beds were comfortable and room was clean but carpeting in room bothered my allergies. Hotel staff was friendly and helpful. We arrived on a Thursday evening and noticed soiled room service trays on the floor throughout the hallways and when we checked out two days later, the same trays were still in the hallways and had not been picked up.
December 4, 2013
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by TJ607 In need of renovation
This place has not been updated in over 20 years and it shows. Stayed in a room as advertised by the indoor pool. The room was worn from the many conventions but overall it was clean. The beds were small but fairly comfortable. The woman who checked me in was nice but when leaving the guy at the desk acted like I was wasting his time asking for a printout. In fact he didn't even give me one and told me they would email it. Guess what, I never got one so I'll have to verify the charge to my card.
December 2, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Rick953 Average
Directions to use the wall thermostat which didn't work. Toilet that ran on after flushing. Typical hotel room that needs attention by management.
December 2, 2013
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by JJP530413 One of Our Worst Stays Ever
We chose this property to be close to the Albany Airport as we had an early flight the next morning. We were given a room around the perimeter of the indoor pool. The room smelled of chlorine. There were a number of young people making noise around the pool at 9:45 PM. I called the Front Desk, and was told that quiet time began at 10:00. At 10:30 I went to the front desk because the noise hadn't stopped. It was after 11:00 before it finally quieted down. We had to leave the hotel at 3:00 AM. Needless to say, it was a very short night.
November 27, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Charlie1013 What a great experience
My flight out of Albany was cancelled due to weather, so I reserved a room at this Holiday Inn. The wonderful Audrey at the front desk learned that I was air distressed and gave me the air distress rate without me even asking! I asked her where the bar was and in addition to telling me exactly where it was, she gave me a coupon for a free drink :) The restaurant/bar was beautiful with a fireplace and the service was just as wonderful as the front desk. The room was lovely and comfortable. What a great experience. I would definitely recommend this place!
November 21, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by 603MaryAnn Spacious room.
This is a sprawling hotel. It looks like there have been additions made to it as it is somewhat confusing to get around.
The room itself was clean and spacious. The bed was very comfortable and the room temperature was easy to adjust. The separate vanity area outside of the bathroom complete with refrigerator and sink is a big plus.
The service in the bar/restaurant downstairs was excellent however the menu is limiting.
The banquet facility adjacent to the pool (where our team had meals) reeked of chlorine and made for an unpleasant eating environment for them. I would suggest you find a way to separate the two areas and better ventilate it.
Overall, a pleasant stay. I would recommend this to visitors and parents of UAlbany students.
November 19, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by mooseman50 Excellent service during stay.
Excellent services while our stay before and after our vacation service to bring us and return from the airport was outstanding will use them again on our next trip.
November 15, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Bossbeaver Football
I found the hotel well situated near the university, close to restaurants, and shopping. The bathroom was small and in need of a remodel but i would stay again.
November 15, 2013
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by yoelygb not recognizing ihg elites
i never slept in this hotel before so when i decide i want to celebrate my first anniversary with my wife in Albany i decide to try this hotel , i'm an platinum elite with ihg so i send an email to the manager of the hotel asking palmy if they could upgrade me to a better room buy because i want to surprise my wife with a better room but they never responded and when i arrived i didnt get any benefits cause my status besides a free Starbucks coffee
November 14, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by tuff4u88 Great Service.
Nice clean rooms, comfortable beds, nice and quiet was able to rest well, Enjoyed my stay, and would recommended to a friend. wish I had time to relax in the pool and jacuzzi. (next time).
October 31, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by techguy2 Great Location
Very comfortable room. Although a very busy weekend the front desk were very friendly and checked me in quickly. Hotel is near colleges, airport and malls.
October 28, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by macsisson2 Only One Complaint
Overall good experience! My only complaint is that the showers / faucets were not equipped with anti-scald controls.
October 28, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by dl12345 great place to stay
The staff was friendly and very helpful with any request, the on site restaurant was far beyond what I was expecting in the way of food and the central location made it very easy to find
October 27, 2013
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by chjad Dingy, not up to brand standards
This whole location is very dingy. The room was old and had someone else's hairs in the bathroom. Not at all up to the generally good brand standards.
October 25, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by RuthH906 Beautiful rooms and great atmosphere
I would definatily go back again. The staff was very acommidating.
October 25, 2013
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by THS56 This place is filthy
My wife and I stayed at this hotel as there was a block of rooms reserved for a local wedding. The hotel was filthy....in fact I told the hotel employee at the front desk, in a polite but serious tone, that we have stayed in hotels from Hawaii to Paris and this is the worst hotel we have ever seen. The Hotel staff member did not respond to me and turned around and walked away. Our experience was so bad that I am reluctant to use Holiday Inn ever again. Lastly, I took about 20 pictures on my phone of the filthy conditions. I would be happy to forward these to the corporate offices if you supply an email address.
October 23, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by stevebrick2 Good albany location
This hotel is in a great location for all of Albany. The inside is awesome with an indoor pool if you are interested and rooms facing the pool. The staff was very efficient at checking us in in the middle of a rush with 2 wedding and 3 conventions going on. The only down spot was no hot water in the am. I am hoping this is a fluke but the girl at the counter did not seem very surprised when I said something. I would stay again
October 23, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by lawhawk72 Comfortable bed, but odd bath layout in need of renovation/updating
I stayed in a Tower room with a king bed, and the room itself was quite spacious with a comfortable bed and sufficient pillows and linens, good sized LCD tv, and desk (no mini-fridge).
However, the bathroom left quite a bit to be desired for a property of this type. It was spacious, clean and the toiletries offered were nice (Bath and Body Works).
However, for the amount of square footage in the bathroom, the vanity was small, there was insufficient places to hang towels near the shower, and the toilet was given the most prominent spot when you come into the bath. Reorganizing and redesigning the bath would make far better use of the space and improve the customer experience.
October 23, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by DavefromONY Going on vacation.
So you want to take an early flight and don't want to wake up at
2:30 AM, yes AM, and drive to the airport hoping that everything goes well so you can make your flight for the vacation you have been planning for the past 13 months.
Book a room, with IHG, a night earlier, and enjoy your vacation.
They will store your car, give you a free ride to the airport, and pick you up again to bring you back to your car.
Rest at ease and enjoy your vacation.
October 21, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by MrsKatH Early Flight
The room was clean and the bed was comfortable for the few hours I had to sleep between my late arrival and early departure the following day. The complimentary airport shuttle at 4:15am was tremendous!
October 17, 2013
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by Lenc1160 Not for Adult Business Travelers
The hotel is fine, but there were some issues that did not cater to the business traveler. I got a poolside room on a Saturday night because I had a business meeting in town. Here were the issues that I had:
Smoke smell in room. Because this room backed up the smoking floor, the smell permiated in my room. I asked about the smell and was told it was that way because I backed up to the smoking floor. Sorry.
Hot Tub: After driving all day, I was looking forward to relaxing in the Hot Tub. Biggest problem, and not that I dont like kids, I have 2. There needs to be some adult time only for the pool. The hours are limited to 9:00-9:00. At night, it was full of kids in and out of the whirlpool and in the morning, the same thing. Adult hours would be great.
Football Game: Outside my room till about 10:45pm, I had a bunch of kids playing football in the open area. Non-relaxing.
If my kids were with me, I would stay here, although I would stay away from those rooms unless you like the smoke smell.
October 17, 2013