Rated 4.0 out of 5 by 113
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by 1derwoman Chance to relax
Traveling with a 91 year old parent is not the easiest thing in the world! The staff really went out of their way to help me negotiate a room that was close to the lobby. They told me how to get dinner delivered as my parent could not walk to the restaurant. They were able to answer all inqueries I had regarding the area. The room itself was roomy and smelled nice and fresh! When my husband got there the next morning, even he commented how the room did not have a "funky" smell, but rather fresh smelling. I would definitely stay there again if I am in the area.
August 28, 2013
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Subey Great Staff; awful rooms
First room I was in was musty, so much so that my eyes and nose started to burn and itch. Manager, very nice man, transferred me to another room. Not too bad from a musty perspective, but the sheet did have small (yuck) blood stains. I went out to visit friends and on my return discovered that the redneck bar next door apparently shares the parking, so no spot available. Again, the manager stepped up and gave me his spot. The room was generally noisy with the person above me quite loud and the TV audible. I just turned my air on high and the fan noise drowned them out. The worst was when I got up in the morning to take my shower and discovered that the tub was unusable. It looked like someone had dumped a mop bucket in it. I thought I could rinse it out, but it was kind of "congealed". Again the staff tried to accommodate me by offering to let me shower in another room but by then I was going to be late for my meeting and had to leave. So from an experience standpoint I would score it very low. The only saving grace is the incredibly accommodating staff. I think they know that they work in an unpleasant place and try to make customers happy. The manager said he was not going to charge me for the night but I have not checked yet to see if I was actually billed.
August 24, 2013
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by 1968impala staff rude and hotel mediocre
When I checked in at 10 PM, I identified myself as a platinum member. The kid behind the desk looked as if he had no clue what I was talking about or didn't care. I asked about a room up grade and he rudely said no. When I got to the room the air conditioning controls were broken off the a/c unit. the air was either on full blast or had to be turned off. The next morning at 8:15 the maid was banging on the door continually, waking me up, trying to com in and clean the room. Doesent the hotel inform these people that guests may still be asleep at that time? Then I got up and took a shower under luke warm water. I went downstairs at 9 am for breakfast which was supposed to run till 10 am and there were some crumbs of scrambled eggs left. that's it. no English muffins, no potatoes no meat. Every table in the breakfast area was filthy. Covered in dirty dishes. I asked the lady there to clean one and she rudely responded I would have to wait for her to do it.
August 24, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Jim9799 Great Staff
We stay in Holiday Inns a lot while traveling for work and this one will go down as one of our favorites.
The staff went above and beyond to greet everyone that comes through the door. We felt very welcome here.
It was also really nice to have The Sports Grill right in the parking lot. They have really good food and friendly staff.
We will definitely stay here again when working in the area.
Our only complaint is they do not have a guest laundry in the hotel. We live on the road 2 months at a time for work and really need the convenience of laundry on site.
August 23, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by NYC54 Nice rooms and beds
Mixing the smoking and non smoking rooms on the same floors leave the hallways with a heavy smoke smell. Very surprised that there are still smoking rooms. They should be on separate floors.
August 22, 2013
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by Frank21 Front desk staff
Upon arriving at the hotel, I was greeted by someone who did not look very professional. Her manner of dress was too casual for her position. Also, I was never greeted as nor acknowledged as a priority club member. Upon checking out, I had to ask for a receipt and had to wait an excessive amount of time to get one. If this had been my first exposure to Holiday Inn Express, it would have been my last.
August 15, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Tina352 Great experience!
We had a room on the 3rd floor above the canopy, great view of Albany! The room had 2 Queen beds n pull out sofa, had blankets n pillows that were very comfy :) the fridge was decent size too. These folks were wonderful! Great customer service from the front desk, housekeepers, and eatery staff. I would most definitely choose this hotel again and recommend if asked.
August 5, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Baldy58 Room comfort Awesome & friendly personnel
Excellent location, good restaurant choices nearby and a scenic location!
August 5, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by dcmlc great place to stay
when we got back from the wedding, went into the hot tub to relax. they have the best beds we have EVER found in a motel. wonderful breakfast the next morning Staff was great.
August 2, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Teletector Nice Place to Stay
Staff is friendly and helpful. Able to check in early and key card gets me 10% off some of the local restaurants.
I love the hot breakfast and will stay there anytime I am in town.
July 17, 2013
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by KS2013 Lacking Cleanliness
I travel to this area at least once a month, and chose to stay at the Holiday Inn Express this time due to location. The customer site which I was working at all week, was literally 5 minutes away, so the convenience drew me to this hotel. I was not expecting a 5 star hotel by any means, but I was very disappointed with the cleanliness of my room. I frequent hotels quite often, but have never experienced something like this before. My first night there, I crawled into bed around midnight. As I was trying to get comfortable, I noticed there was a lose object touching my feet. I got out of bed, pulled the cover up, only to discover a used tissue in my bed. First off, it was NOT a dryer sheet, as the service desk attendant asked me. Secondly, that is gross. Third, my sheets could not have been washed, because a tissue would not have survived a washing machine intact. Unfortunately, I was scheduled to stay there another 3 nights, which I did. The condition of my room did slightly improve after I notified the staff of this incident. I was also disappointed that the hotel attendant referred me to the manager of maids, who responded with a blank stare followed by "I am sorry, we will change your sheets immediately," then walked away. I can say that this will not be my first choice hotel to stay in ever again. Unfortunately, I travel there quite often, and it is the most geographically convenient, but I would rather commute an extra 10 minutes.
July 16, 2013
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by Bill4704 Stingy; but, still high priced anyway!
Lots of staff and overhead, but not much else. Of the many Holiday Inn Express and Suites that we normally love, this one doesn't provide much "for the customer". The A/C was either freezing cold OR so uncomfortably warm that you just couldn't get any rest/sleep. The room lacked furnishings that are actually helpful to a guest..... such as simply one regular, straight backed chair. A place to hold soap and shampoo would be nice in the shower? Breakfast was extremely skimpy and policed by the attendant to a point of making a guest "almost feel guilt" about having a second cup of coffee. I could go on and on, but "who cares"?
July 14, 2013
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by MBW1 Never Again
I always stay at HI properities. I would not recommend this property to anyone unless they like to smoke in your room. The hotel smelled like smoke from the time I walked in the door. I went to my room and all you could smell was smoke in the hall. Got to my room and there's an ashtray. Smoking Room? Asked for non smoking. Went back down and I was told there were no non-smoking rooms available. Great. I went back to my room and heard the electronic air freshner go off evey 15 minutes, all night. Like being tortured. Did not know there were even hotels offering smoking rooms anymore?
Breakfast or lack of it. There was a choice, one of everything, not two or three but one. One danish, one hot roll, one banana and so on. It was not busy and its not like there was a run to catch up too. The woman in the kitchen was filling ziploc bags most of the time I was in the dining room. Empty boxes and full garbage bins that needed to be in the dumpster, not the dining room.
Sorry to be so critical, it was not a good stay.
June 21, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by aleph My go-to hotel in the Rensselaer area
My family started staying here years ago when when visiting my grandfather in Rensselaer. Now, whenever I need to stay in the area, the Holiday Inn Express in East Greenbush is my first choice. The rooms are always clean, the hotel staff are always friendly, and the hot breakfast in the morning is a great plus!
June 17, 2013
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by Howard58 No Extra Pillows
Beside the fact that our room didn't have a refrigerator and there was no ice machine on the second floor, I asked for some extra pillows. and was told that I could not have any because the hotel was full. I thought that odd. Is there only enough pillows to have the regulation number in each room? So, on a night when the hotel is not full, the extra pillows come out of those rooms? Interesting!
June 11, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by nursemary we will be back in 6 weeks
cant wait to come back perfect trip excellent accomadations
May 31, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Jane44 Staff
Staff were very friendly and approachable. They were attentive to all needs.
May 22, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 Wonderful stay
We stayed overnight at this hotel so that we could make the 7:00 train to NYC in the morning and not have to drive an hour from home. The hotel was very clean and extremely comfortable. We really enjoyed the pool and the breakfast.
May 20, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Navi Pretty good experience
Just like my last visit, this is also pretty good. Internet is pretty good.
May 19, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by DJDI Fun at HI Epress in Spring
We had a very productive two-day weekend. The location of this HIE is unique! It has a great view of the Albany,NY skyline and is within walking distance of a great Sports Bar for lunch and/or dinner meals! The staff is very accommodating, the pool facility and equipment are great . Breakfast choices are very good - enough to satisfy any breakfast culinary choices!
The room was a little disappointing this visit. There was an unpleasant aroma in the room, and the rug was very spotty (stained) throughout and was wet near the couch. These were reported to front desk staff who promised to take care of these problems going forward.
It is still a good place to stay!
May 4, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Lorac First-rate service
From check-in to check-out every employee we ran into was "go-beyond" helpful and very friendly. Room was spacious, clean and comfy.
Nice touch to have surprise gifts for Platinum members aside from the usual snacks. We didn't have time to use them, but the pool and fitness center looked great.
My one complaint: The breakfast was less than mediocre. Inedible machine-made eggs and a limited variety of pastries is not what I was expecting.
May 3, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Rj218 Love the bathrooms, but beginning to show age.
We always stay at this hotel when in the area. It is convenient and the staff, for the most part, is great. My only recommendation would be with the weekday breakfast person. When she replenishes items, she only puts out two or three of I items. We constantly have to ask for things which makes her run around far more than is necessary. When the hotel is full, you need to put out more than 2 milks, yogurts, breads, etc. it makes us feel that we are being rationed.
The weekend girl is GREAT.
April 21, 2013
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by Justthetravelagent Don't go there on a windy night!!
When we arrived the Desk Clerk seemed not to understand my English accent or english, which as an Englishman I speak fluently!!
We were assigned a nice room overlooking the road. It was very windy and when we left for dinner I informed the same Desk Clerk that there was a tapping noise from the roof or window but thought it was just a loose cable. Later when we returned she mentioned that any problems to let her know. At 1045pm we could not sleep for this intermittent tapping which we think was from the window area.
The same Desk Clerk rose to the occaision and gave us a different room immediately and a good night's sleep was had.
I beleive the hotel has recently been renovated!!
So after a bad start all ended well but I have to grade the visit down. I left a diescription of where I think the tapping came from so I hope they find it if not AVOID the top floor room in the middle on a windy night....or use ear plugs!!
April 13, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Mom4 ALBANY WEEKEND
the hotel was clean, the beds comfortable and the breakfast was great. we would definately stay there again. The only thing that would make it better would be if the rooms all had a fridge and microwave included in them.
February 24, 2013
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by gerome Disappointed
Poor Quality rooms. I would not recommend this HIE to anyone at this time.
February 15, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by cncn love the front desk staff!!!
professional staff, manager is great, rooms are always clean! thanks
January 30, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by teddybear Comfortable room service good
Front desk males were excellent and very Curtice.Room was too close to dinning room,meeting room and laundry room.Dinning room had late parties and were making too much noise.I had too go to bed early to get up at 3:30 am and was waking up to many times.Landry personal made too much noise and my room had an adjoining door to next room which was rented to families with kids that made too much noise.Doors were always being slammed.
January 6, 2013
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by buckster1 Room and Contents
We had to change rooms as tub would not drain. Second room had old furniture. Tear in fabric in sofa, springs coming out of bottom of one chair. Not enough clothes hangers for people staying any length of time. Skyline view was blocked by covered entrance to hotel.
January 4, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Hil61 Felt welcome
Walked in after a 3 hour drive and the front desk clerk was absolutely wonderful. Check-in was handled with ease and I was offered a cookie & a bottle of water.
As I was unfamiliar with the area I was offered different recommendations for dinner with the added bonus of a 10% discount at one if I showed my room key.
At breakfast I had a little trouble with the automatic pancake maker and the woman running the breakfast area jumped right in to help.
I have stayed at many Holiday Inn Express and Crown Plaza's and I found this one to be very clean and well run.
December 12, 2012
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Sam70 Great Service Old furniture
We love the hotel location and your staff is excellent. We try to stay there when we come to Albany to visit relatives. The down side is that the room furniture is in need of updating. The chairs in the room in particular. Sit in one and you sunk six inches. Sit in the other and it feels like it was fixed with a piece of plywood. very uncomfortable.
Only have one ice machine in the building by the lobby which is not bad except that every floor still has the sign for one. recommend covering those signs until current reno is complete.
Will try one more time to test improvements. We have already stopped using your hotel by the college in Albany due to the poor condition of the facility. i.e. Stale smoke oders in supposedly non smoking rooms and condition of furniture.
December 6, 2012