Rated 3.7 out of 5 by 230
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 Beds and flow of hallways and exits
My husband and I were there with our Granddaughters for a soccer tournament that was taking place that weekend. Our beds were so uncomfortable, even the kids had a hard time sleeping as well as other parents and grandparents! My 6 yr old granddaughter said her back hurt the next morning.
I had a concern regarding exits and directions to the rooms. It is very confusing. I have stayed at large hotels before and getting around to the rooms was much easier then it was here. I was never sure if I was headed to the elevator or another corridor ... Exits were well marked, but again very confusing how the rooms are numbered and how you get to the room. I think it was even rooms were in one corridor, and odd another, then there were suites which were almost impossible to find unless you were with someone that had already figured it out. My husband is disabled and what we thought would be a relatively moderate walk to the room ended up being a rather long 'journey' due to the way the rooms are numbered. I would not stay at this hotel again, only if no others were available.
June 9, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by bywaterbrewery Pool and drinks!
I was disappointed that the pool closes at 9:00 p.m. I was looking forward to the hot tub and pool. I got there at 9:07.
I ate dinner in the restaurant, and the bar was woefully stocked. No oranges for an old fashioned, and apparently no limes for a gin and tonic. If you wanted rum and coke, for example, it worked, but it doesn't take a whole lot of effort to supply a medium bar.
The staff was quite friendly, smiled a lot, and did what they could to take care of a "disgruntled airline passenger", is the term I think they used.
June 8, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by DCNP Room was clean and food was great.
We stayed here while on Church related travel and were pleasently surprised to find comfortable rooms and the restaurant service and food was superb. Clerks at the front desk were helpful and very pleasent.
June 5, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Martijn Good hotel for a night stay when you are travelling
Room was OK.
The food in the restaurant was OK.
The bar was nice, but a little bit cold through the airco.
May 30, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by MrX56 Comfortable Bed and Great Staff
The hotel was great. Rooms were roomy, clean and comfortable. The staff was friendly and accommodating.
I had a problem with the air-conditioner in my room, I called the front desk and a maintenance man arrived at my door within 3-5 minutes. He new what the problem was and fixed the issue in minutes.
May 30, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by yannmel Great hotel and location, disappointing service
Hotel is ideally located close to many restaurants, mall and easy access to Hwy 87.
We were a bit disappointed by attitude of front office staff at check in. Was not rude but definitely not friendly. Did not say hello, and really did not do anything to make us feel welcome. We were first given a tiny old motel like room on first floor with window on hallway, but we changed for a much better room on 2nd floor after talking to the desk.
This definitely changed our experience and we probably would have never come back to this hotel otherwise.
should avoid assigning those rooms especially when hotel is half empty.
Seeing front office staff leaning against desk with both elbow while chatting with housemen did not make a strong impression on us as we were walking by to go out.
Later went to the pool and attendant was once again, far to be friendly and welcoming.
On a more positive note, hotel is very clean, well kept, lots of amenities. Room was spacious and in good shape.
Breakfast staff was great, very friendly and welcoming, as well as AM bellman who was very friendly and accommodating to store our luggage while we were having breakfast.
Overall a beautiful hotel but staff could definitely use some customer service training. we will return to give it another try.
May 29, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by TEEES Great place to stay!!
I have stayed here many times and have had great experiences!! The pool is nice as well as the hot tub!! Everyone greets you when walking down the halls and while checking in and out. The only negative I can mention is that if you are attending seminars in the conference rooms, the rooms tend to be very cold one minute then hot the next. It makes for a very long day. I will be going back in October. It is also walking distance to many nice restaurants and only a short drive to the mall!!
May 28, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Chuck923 Comfortable bed
This is a nice hotel. I'll stay here any time that I'm in the area
May 27, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Chivas57 Good Food
I ordered the blueberry pancakes in the morning and they were delicious! Three huge fluffy pancakes. Rooms on the first floor have windows that look out into a corridor which isn't too appealing. I'd rather have a window that I can have my curtains open to the outdoors. I'd probably request a 2nd floor room next time. Room was clean and accommodating. Staff (front desk and maintenance) was very kind, courteous and helpful.
May 27, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Jo110 Drapes don't close?
The Holiday Inn had everything I wanted except drapes that closed. I prefer a dark room to sleep in and the drapes were more decorative than functional only covering the sides of the window.
May 25, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by metman good stay
Good stay. Would stay here again. Much nicer than Holiday Inn express in Albany for a similar price. Got a flat tire in the parking lot, just unlucky.
May 24, 2013
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by nfminx Cold shower
For a large hotel you would think there would be enough hot water for a shower in the morning.
Both mornings I had no hot water at all.
I was attending a small conference, the hot water heaters should have been working
May 21, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by David06 home away from home
I've been staying at the Holiday Inn "Turf" in Albany for 25 years. It's home away from home while I'm in Albany on business for my professional association or for staying while visiting friends in the area. The rooms are spotless and comfortable, and the entire staff is second to none. I highly recommend "The Turf."
May 18, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by RandE Holiday Inn Excellence
Stayed for a Reward night. Staff was wonderful and room was outstanding. Truly was a Holiday Inn experience.
May 17, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Shellybabe Enjoyed my work trip
All of the staff were very nice. I was greeted by all departments and all my needs were taken care of. My fridge didn't work upon arrival, so I turned the dial on the back of the unit and it turned on. I enjoyed my room a lot, there was plenty of space and it was very cozy. The food was exceptional.
May 15, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by malice123 Great Hotel with AWESOME Staff!!
I can not say enough about the Holiday Inn Team at this property. From the top to everyone in between, the staff is amazing and very accommodating to help with any of your needs. This was my 6th year working with this property for an event we host for Albany Area Associations and Corporate Guests. All of our meals were wonderful for our team and I am still getting compliments about our client event we hosted there. We love the Phoenix Ballroom; it is the perfect size for our event. The food was outstanding, the room flowed perfectly and the decor was spot on. I would highly recommend this hotel to anyone looking to host a conference, meeting or event in the Albany area on Wolf Road.
May 15, 2013
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Customer1251 Customer service
Front desk girls seemed very rude during check in.
May 14, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by LLLCCC Ok
On night, stay was ok, comfortable. Bar/restaurant was lacking
May 8, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by OnlyMe Best Bed in Town
I was so impressed by the staff, first of all, and then the food catered to 158 people was as if I had a 5 star chef in my kitchen cooking just fo me. I hope to buy a mattress just like the one in the room. What else can I say but that I will be back when I visit my daughter in Albany. Thanks for you thoughtfulness, kindness and happy faces. MM
May 3, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by lehighgolfer Good Hotel Location
The hotel was good, a bit confusing to navigate to the Tower, but overall a good place to stay on short stays.
April 30, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Secretary Overall review
Economical, handy to stay, good prices Room needed cleaning especially floor found a bottle cap on the floor from previous patron
April 26, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by pbo27thbcm OVERALL
Always greated with a smile and hello
usally checkin around the same time each stay
Ladies on the desk have come to know me and my resv is ready and check in only take a couple of mins.
Danny (maint) is always friendly, helpful and able to fix any maint problem on the spot. He is an assest to the property.
April 24, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Sue424 impressive
I have to tell you that your staff in this establishment exceeded expectations on all counts . Your front desk staff was always courteous and fun they were able to take the kidding that was given and maintain decorum. The drivers were courteous and helpful and more than gracious. I never saw anyone in the halls but my room was clean.
I understand that you are in the middle of renovations there but my room was good my only complaint was that your staff smoked right off of my hallway always outside but that odor carried into the hall. I know how hard it is to work and then break for a fast cigarette but if there were 2 or more out having a smoke that was a bit overpowering. Luckily it did not get into the room. The staff in the dining was a bit overwhelmed for the breakfast buffet and they could not keep up with the clean tables, but both of the waitresses were very pleasant and helpful
On the whole it was a wonderful experience
April 19, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by katboll1 Comfortable bed and great service.
Very happy with my room and location and look forward to future stays with the group I am part of.
April 19, 2013
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Shailendra Not sure of place but service is horrible
I have good status with priority club but this was by far most horrible hotel stay I have ever had in my life. I spend more than 150 nights / year at hotels.
I used the workout facility and found that there is no water. I went to front desk on evening of 04/11/2013 around 8:30 PM to notify that the water station bottle in fitness center is empty. The response was even better, you give a dirty look as if I am homeless person, asking for food and drink. I was still working out in fitness center for another 45 minutes or so but never saw anyone replacing the water station bottle.
I specifically asked the staff If I need to reserve the shuttle as I have early morning flight. The answer was no just show up 10 mins before and you will have shuttle. Having said , I did not have airport ride for more than half an hour. In addition , the first ride refuse to take me though I was the first one to show up outside in brutal cold. I have to arrange for my own travel to airport and end of in missing the flight
I have been through lots of Holiday Inn properties as I am executive platinum and never has such horrible experience. Incase you have any doubts , please write back to me at
In order to improve the service at places like this either the staff needs to be trained and understand , hospitality and customer service otherwise God bless this place !
April 17, 2013
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Mbeau6 Disappointing
We booked a night at this Holiday Inn because they tend to be reliably clean and comfortable. Our room here was neither. To make it worse, the big gap between the door and doorframe served to augment the ridiculous noise that went on out in the hallway at 2am.
April 14, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by rev9 First class
This is a first-class Holiday Inn. The facilities have just about anything you could want including both indoor and outdoor pool, nicely equipped exercise room and plenty of space for just relaxing when not in your room. The facility, which has been around for some time since our family has been going to it for over 20 years, is kept in excellent condition. My son (who remembered it from childhood) specifically decided to stay there again when we were in town for a family event, so we got four rooms for all of us. The restaurant is really quite good. A fun place to stay!
March 25, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Dick50 A great stay before our cruise
Our group,(party of four) took advantage of the Holiday INN park and fly package. Our two rooms were waiting for us upon arrival,we were upgraded to the towers and found a very comfortable room with all the fixings. After settling in we spent the next hour exploring the large grounds and several buildings. We decided to have dinner in the main dining room and were not disapointed all had a very fine meal. In the morning we were shuttled to the Airport with a very courteous driver. Upon our return we called from the baggage area of the airport and a van was sent right away. this completed a very nice stay,and one we will repeat again.
March 25, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Harrybird You Get What You Expect
I have stayed here three weeks this year, and feel comfortable that there will be no surprises. Thank you, Holiday Express,Colonie,NY management and staff.
March 23, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Jersey11 Great Time
We stayed with a large group on St. Patrick's Day weekend and the staff was great, very accommodating. We were not sure if we needed the room for the second night and they extended checkout for all of us until we found out.
March 22, 2013