Best Western Sovereign Hotel - Albany

1228 Western Avenue, Albany, United States, 12203-3326  show map
 2 stars
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Best Western Sovereign Hotel - Albany

Paid Wi-Fi
Parking

Parking on request

Luggage storage
24-hour

Late check-in

24-hour check-in

24-hour reception

24-hour business center

Food/ Drinks

Bar/ Lounge area

A la carte restaurant

Coffee/Tea in lobby

Shuttle

Free airport shuttle

Fitness/ Gym

Fitness center

Swimming pool

Indoor swimming pool

Overview

The sophisticated 2-star Best Western Sovereign Hotel - Albany offers quick access to Schuyler Mansion, New York State Museum and The Egg. Featuring empire architecture, Best Western Sovereign Hotel - Albany was renovated in 2005.

Located in a cultural area with bars and restaurants, guests will see why Best Western Sovereign Hotel - Albany is admired by many tourists. The city center lies within 7 km from the venue.

A museum and a college are set within walking distance.

Guests can reach Best Western Sovereign Hotel - Albany by car from Albany International airport in 10 minutes.

Rooms

The property offers non-smoking rooms equipped with a fridge, coffee/tea makers, flat-screen TV, individual climate control and central heating. They feature private bathrooms with a hairdryer, a shower and a bathtub.

Eat & Drink

Start your day with a complimentary breakfast served at the lobby. The on-site full service restaurant tempts guests with local dishes. Guests are invited to the Nys bar to unwind with a drink. Uncommon Grounds Coffee and 1228 Grill are located within 100 meters away.

Services

The hotel offers a vending machine, parking and an elevator along with a conference room, a banqueting hall and a business centre to respond to the needs of all guests.

Relax

The property features a game room, cots and video games for children. A fitness center and a gym are provided on-site.

Internet

Wireless internet is available in the entire hotel for free.

Guest Parking

Free private parking is possible on site.

Number of floors:   5.  Number of rooms:   192.

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Facilities

General

  • No smoking on site
  • Paid Wi-Fi
  • Parking on request
  • Free parking
  • Safe deposit box
  • 24-hour check-in
  • 24-hour reception
  • Late check-in
  • Express check-in/ -out
  • No pets allowed
  • Rooms/ Facilities for disabled
  • Public areas with access for disabled
  • Wheelchair access
  • Luggage storage
  • Elevator
  • ATM/Cash machine
  • Vending machines
  • Carte blanche

Sports & Fitness

  • Fitness center
  • Billiards/ Pool tables

Services

  • Paid city shuttle
  • Free airport shuttle
  • Room service
  • Housekeeping
  • Self-service laundry
  • Wedding services
  • Newspaper service

Dining facilities

  • Bed and breakfast
  • A la carte restaurant
  • Bar/ Lounge area
  • Coffee/Tea in lobby

Meeting facilities

  • 24-hour business center
  • Meeting/ Banquet facilities
  • Business services
  • Fax/Photocopying

Children's facilities

  • Cribs available
  • Game room

Leisure facilities

  • Indoor swimming pool
  • Leisure/ TV room
  • Sauna

Room facilities

  • Free Wi-Fi in rooms
  • Individual air conditioning
  • Heating
  • Connecting rooms
  • Living room
  • Sitting area
  • Dressing area
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • In-room desk
  • Ironing facilities
  • Rollaway beds

Bathroom

  • Private bathroom
  • Shared bathroom
  • Bath/ Shower
  • Hair dryer
  • Room toiletries
  • Sink
  • Toilet

Self-catering

  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave

Bedroom

  • Premium bedding

Media

  • Flat-screen TV
  • Cable/ Satellite television
  • Free local telephone calls
  • Data ports
  • AM/FM alarm clock

Room decor

  • Carpeted floor

Policies

Check-in

  • from  3 pm

Check-out

  • until  11 am

Children and extra beds

  • Older children/adults may stay at the price of USD 10 per person per night in an extra bed. 
  • One child under the age of 2 may stay at the price of USD 25 per person per night in a crib. 
  • All children under the age of 18 may stay free of charge when using existing bedding. 

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Hotel Address:

1228 Western Avenue, Albany, United States, 12203-3326

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City Center
  • Albany
    6.6 km
Airports
  • Albany International (ALB)
    8.2 km
Train Stations
  • Albany-Rensselaer Amtrak
    8.3 km
  • Train Stations
    100 m
  • Bus stop
    100 m
Restaurants
  • Uncommon Grounds Coffee
    50 m
  • 1228 Grill
    50 m
Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  3 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  11 am
  • Number of floors:
    5
  • Number of rooms:
    192

Rooms and availability

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        How to reach hotel

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        Hotel Address:

        1228 Western Avenue, Albany, United States, 12203-3326

        Get directions
        City Center
        • Albany
          6.6 km
        Airports
        • Albany International (ALB)
          8.2 km
        Train Stations
        • Albany-Rensselaer Amtrak
          8.3 km
        • Train Stations
          100 m
        • Bus stop
          100 m
        Restaurants
        • Uncommon Grounds Coffee
          50 m
        • 1228 Grill
          50 m
        Hotel information
        • Check-in:
          from  3 pm
        • Check-out:
          until  11 am
        • Number of floors:
          5
        • Number of rooms:
          192

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        What's nearby

        Sport related

        • University Field - 500 m

        Shopping areas

        • Crossgates Mall - 2.0 km
        • Westgate Shopping Center - 3.2 km
        • Colonie Center - 3.3 km

        Amusement

        • Nascar Silicon Motor Speedway - 2.0 km
        • Cyberstation - 2.4 km

        Monuments and Landmarks

        • Capitol Building - 1.1 km

        Museums

        • University Art Museum - 1.5 km
        • Albany Institute of History Art - 1.9 km

        Parks

        • Executive Park - 300 m
        • Westland Hills Park - 2.6 km
        • Swinburne Park - 4.0 km
        • New Scotland Town Park - 4.1 km

        Universities, Institutes

        • State University of New York at Albany - 1.5 km
        • Maria College - 2.6 km
        • New School-Radio and Television - 2.6 km
        • Excelsior College - 3.0 km
        • Empire State College - 3.1 km
        • College of St Rose - 3.4 km
        • Saint Bernard's Institute - 3.6 km
        • Austin Beauty School Inc - 4.1 km

        Medical care and Hospitals

        • St Peter's Hospital - 3.1 km
        • US Veterans Ctr - 3.1 km

        Public parking

        • University of Albany-SUNY - 900 m

        College Campuses

        • SUNY University at Albany Hotels - 900 m

        Local attractions

        • New York State Capitol - 3.3 km
          State St., Albany
        • Albany Institute of History & Art - 6.1 km
          125 Washington Avenue, Albany
        • Albany City Hall - 6.7 km
          24 Eagle Street, Albany
        • Washington Park - 5.6 km
          Madison Ave and Willet St, Albany
        • New York State Museum - 6.5 km
          Empire State Plaza, Albany

        Restaurants nearby

        • Uncommon Grounds Coffee - 50 m

          Address: 1235 Western Ave Ste 5
          Phone: (518) 453-5649

          80% likes this, based on 48 reviews

        • Hot Harry's Fresh Burrito's - 50 m

          Address: 1235 Western Ave
          Phone: (518) 621-7883

          Cuisine: Mexican

        • Across The Street Pub - 100 m

          Address: 1238 Western Ave
          Phone: 518-438-1718

          76% likes this, based on 33 reviews
          Cuisine: American

        • 1228 Grill - 50 m

          Address: 1228 Western Ave
          Phone: 518-489-2981

          70% likes this, based on 32 reviews

        • Dibella's Sub - 50 m

          Address: 1235 Western Ave
          Phone: (518) 459-9559

          76% likes this, based on 7 reviews
          Cuisine: American

        Hotel information
        • Check-in:
          from  3 pm
        • Check-out:
          until  11 am
        • Number of floors:
          5
        • Number of rooms:
          192
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        Best Western Sovereign Hotel - Albany Reviews

        Guest reviews are submitted by our customers after their stay at Best Western Sovereign Hotel - Albany

        Average guest rating

        7.0out of 10
        Very good
        Based on 77 reviews

        Guest reviews

        • Family with children
          9.6

          Clean.

          Shower head was function right. The water was coming out very weak.

        • Older travelers
          5.0

          Old hotel, musty smells, rough parking lot environment, no security.

        • Older travelers
          8.2

          Great location on our way from Cleveland to Cape Cod.

          Nice rooms and a good breakfast in the morning.

        • Family with children
          5.8

          Convenient to the highway. Breakfast was included.

          Pillows/bedding smelled bad; door lock was damaged.

        • Couple
          8.2

          The room was really big, plenty of space. The bed was huge and very comfortable. The staff very helpful and willing to organize cabs if needed. The hotel has a shuttle bus to pick you up from the train station or other location if required. Breakfast had a lot of choice,hot and cold food.

          The food in the bar/restaurant was ok/ Bathroom could be updated.Nothing major, a very comfortable stay.

        • Older travelers
          8.2

          Excellent staff; very good breakfast buffet

          Room was not as pleasant as those we have stayed at in the past in same hotel. It appears you are remodeling however. We would come back.

        • Single
          8.2

          Good value for money. Nice breakfast! For Bar Exam candidates - large desk in the room, restaurant on site, shuttle to the exam, 15 min away from Empire plaza Convention centre. Highly recommend!

        • Group of friends
          6.6

          Hotel Desk staff were extremely accomodating with my request for change of room location.

          My room was on the 3rd floor and there was a strong cleaning agent smell that was in the hall and in the room. This wasn't the usual room cleaning smell which dissipates.

        • Older travelers
          5.8

          The location across the road from the SUNY campus entrance, and the easy trip to downtown.

          It is difficult to find anything edible (or drinkable) at the breakfast buffet: gummy bagels, dry omelet, poorly tasting French toasts, horrible coffee and orange juice, poor joice of jams, etc. The service there is also very poor (the first day, you did not know where to sit because the tables had not been cleaned and you could not know if the table was used by someone or not; but nevertheless they took away my mug of coffee while I was at the buffet collecting my food!). The air conditioning is noisy, and the walls very thin (you can hear the neighbor's coughing and TV as if you were in the room). The carpet in the corridors and furniture in the rooms need updating. I saw a room service maid with her ear to a door, listening...

        • Group of friends
          9.6

          What I liked best was how well the room was stocked and cleaned everyday. The house keeping staff did a great job, we always had fresh towels, soap, shampoo, etc. when we needed it.

          I did have problems using the provided wireless internet, the signal strength was quite low at times but it's wasn't that big an issue. Can't complain much about a bonus free perk!

        • Group of friends
          5.8

          chocolate chip cookies

          Before I booked the room..checked on shuttle to airport...was told no problem. There was a "BIG" problem. The shuttle didn't start until 7:30 am. Our plane left at 8 am...we had to pay a taxie $25.00 to get us to get us to the airport at 6:30. I would have never booked this hotel if I had known in advance it was so far away from the airport and the shuttle didn't run 24/7.

        • Group of friends
          6.2

          It was pet friendly. Breakfast was great

          Room was shabby. While advertised as pet friendly, there is no grassy area for pets. Had to walk out to the front of thehotel on the busy boulevard - not fun first thing in the morning.

        • Family with children
          10.0

          We thought the service was great, the accomodations very good for the price. would definitely recommend and stay again.

          The menu in the resto/bar was a little limited. Could use a makeover.

        • Family with children
          5.0

          Staff was friendly

          Accommodations were outdated- furniture, rug, TV old. Doors needed re-sanding. Causing wariness of the cleanliness of the room .

        • Single
          7.8

          A lot of earlier reviews were uncomplimentary--I found the hotel surprisingly good for the price. It's proximity to the University and major shopping centers were a my main reason for picking it. I was not disappointed.

        How to reach hotel

        hotel Best Western Sovereign Hotel - Albany Albany location
        Show big map »

        Hotel Address:

        1228 Western Avenue, Albany, United States, 12203-3326

        Get directions
        City Center
        • Albany
          6.6 km
        Airports
        • Albany International (ALB)
          8.2 km
        Train Stations
        • Albany-Rensselaer Amtrak
          8.3 km
        • Train Stations
          100 m
        • Bus stop
          100 m
        Restaurants
        • Uncommon Grounds Coffee
          50 m
        • 1228 Grill
          50 m
        Hotel information
        • Check-in:
          from  3 pm
        • Check-out:
          until  11 am
        • Number of floors:
          5
        • Number of rooms:
          192