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

Wi-Fi
Parking

On-site parking

Luggage storage
24-hour

Late check-in

24-hour check-in

24-hour reception

24-hour business center

Food/ Drinks

Bar/ Lounge area

Coffee/Tea in lobby

Restaurant buffet

Shuttle

Free airport shuttle

Fitness/ Gym

Fitness center

Swimming pool

Indoor swimming pool

Overview

The 2-star Best Western Sovereign Hotel - Albany boasts close proximity to New York State Museum, Crossgates Mall and Empire State Plaza Convention Center just 2.1 km away. An example of empire architecture, this hotel was opened in 1976 and was fully restored in 2005.

The property enjoys convenient location steps away from a museum and a college as well as hills and parks. Bars and restaurants are stroll from the hotel.

Western Ave & Knowles Terr bus stop is located nearby. Albany International airport is easy to reach.

Rooms

Guests are offered 192 non-smoking hotel rooms equipped with a fridge, a microwave, coffee/tea makers, flat-screen television and individual climate control. They feature en suite bathrooms with complimentary toiletries, a hairdryer and a bathtub.

Eat & Drink

There is a lobby for guests to enjoy their meal. A fine selection of local dishes is served at the full service restaurant. Nys bar is available on site. Uncommon Grounds Coffee and 1228 Grill are situated in a cultural area, about 100 meters away of the property.

Services

Best Western Sovereign Hotel - Albany provides a conference room, a banquet hall and a business center along with housekeeping, laundry and courtesy shuttle service.

Relax

Parents will find a playroom and cots for their children on-site. Active guests can advantage of a fitness centre and a gym offered 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
  • Wi-Fi
  • On-site parking
  • Safe deposit box
  • 24-hour check-in
  • 24-hour reception
  • Late check-in
  • Express check-in/ -out
  • 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
  • Wake up service
  • Newspaper service

Dining facilities

  • Bed and breakfast
  • Restaurant buffet
  • Bar/ Lounge area
  • Coffee/Tea in lobby

Meeting facilities

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

Children's facilities

  • Cribs/ Baby cots
  • Game room

Leisure facilities

  • Indoor swimming pool
  • Leisure/ TV room
  • Sauna

Room facilities

  • Individual air conditioning
  • Heating
  • Connecting rooms
  • Living room
  • Sitting area
  • Dressing area
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • Mirror
  • In-room desk
  • Ironing facilities
  • Rollaway beds
  • In-room sink

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. 
  • Maximum capacity of extra beds in a room is 1. 

Pets

  • Pets are allowed on request.

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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

Rooms and availability

Best Western Sovereign Hotel - Albany photos Room
Double Room
  • Max occupancy:

    4 persons

  • Bed type:

    2 Double beds, 1 Double bed, 1 Queen-size bed

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Shower
    • Private pool
    • Non-smoking
    • Bathtub
    • + More
  • General:Free Wi-Fi
  • Facilities for disabled
  • Work desk
  • Ironing facilities
  • Dressing area
  • Clothes rack
  • Carpeted floor
  • Private entrance
  • Connecting room
  • Entire unit wheelchair accessible
  • Telephone
  • Trash cans
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Hair dryer
  • Towels
  • Guest toiletries
  • Shower cap
  • Toilet
  • Bedding:Cribs/baby cots
  • Linen
  • Dining:Coffee/tea maker
  • Microwave
  • Mini-refrigerator
  • Media:Flat-screen TV
  • Wake up service
  • Radio
Room Description:

2 Double Bed( Non-Smoking, High Speed Internet Access, Microwave And Refrigerator, Coffee Maker, Iron And Ironing Board, Hairdryer, Full Breakfast)

First-Floor Double Room
  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 Double bed

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Free Wi-Fi
    • Private pool
    • + More
  • General:Facilities for disabled
  • Ironing facilities
  • Mirror
  • Voice mail
  • Telephone
  • Bathroom:Hair dryer
  • Dining:Coffee/tea maker
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
Room Description:

Our mobility accessible room, located on the first floor, comes with one double sized bed, oversized doors and moving space throughout the room. Complimentary Wi-Fi, access to our indoor pool, and our popular full breakfast buffet! Other in room amenities include microwave, refrigerator, iron, ironing board, hairdryer, vanity mirror, coffee maker telephone and voicemail system, cable TV and HBO®.

Best Western Sovereign Hotel - Albany photos Exterior Hotel information
King Room
  • Max occupancy:

    4 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 King-size bed

  • Check Prices
  • Room Facilities:
    • Shower
    • Private pool
    • Non-smoking
    • Bathtub
    • + More
  • General:Wi-Fi
  • Work desk
  • Ironing facilities
  • Dressing area
  • Clothes rack
  • Carpeted floor
  • Private entrance
  • Connecting room
  • Entire unit wheelchair accessible
  • Telephone
  • Trash cans
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Hair dryer
  • Towels
  • Guest toiletries
  • Shower cap
  • Toilet
  • Bedding:Cribs/baby cots
  • Linen
  • Dining:Coffee/tea maker
  • Microwave
  • Mini-refrigerator
  • Media:Flat-screen TV
  • Wake up service
  • Radio
Room Description:

1 King Bed( Non-Smoking, High Speed Internet Access, Microwave And Refrigerator, Coffee Maker, Iron And Ironing Board, Hairdryer, Full Breakfast)

Best Western Sovereign Hotel - Albany photos Exterior Hotel information
Junior Suite
  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 King-size bed

  • Check Prices
  • Room Facilities:
    • Shower
    • Private pool
    • Non-smoking
    • Bathtub
    • + More
  • General:Free Wi-Fi
  • Work desk
  • Seating area
  • Ironing facilities
  • Dressing area
  • Clothes rack
  • Carpeted floor
  • Private entrance
  • Connecting room
  • Entire unit wheelchair accessible
  • Telephone
  • Trash cans
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Hair dryer
  • Towels
  • Guest toiletries
  • Shower cap
  • Toilet
  • Bedding:Cribs/baby cots
  • Linen
  • Sofa bed
  • Dining:Coffee/tea maker
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Media:Flat-screen TV
  • Wake up service
  • Radio
Room Description:

1 King Bed( Non-Smoking, Junior Suite, Table With Chairs, Microwave And Refrigerator, Full Breakfast)

Junior King Suite
  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 King-size bed

  • Check Prices
  • Room Facilities:
    • Free Wi-Fi
    • Private pool
    • + More
  • General:Work desk
  • Seating area
  • Mirror
  • Voice mail
  • Telephone
  • Bathroom:Hair dryer
  • Dining:Coffee/tea maker
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Media:Wake up service
  • Radio
Room Description:

Our junior suite king rooms come with a table and chairs, access to our indoor swimming pool, and our popular full breakfast buffet! Other in room amenities include microwave, refrigerator, hairdryer, vanity mirror, coffee maker, telephone and voicemail system, clock radio, work desk, cable TV and HBO®.

Deluxe Double Room
  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    2 Double beds, 1 Queen-size bed

  • Check Prices
  • Room Facilities:
    • Free Wi-Fi
    • Private pool
    • + More
  • General:Ironing facilities
  • Mirror
  • Voice mail
  • Telephone
  • Bathroom:Hair dryer
  • Dining:Coffee/tea maker
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Media:Wake up service
  • Radio
Room Description:

Our deluxe double rooms, with two double beds, also come with complimentary Wi-Fi, access to our indoor swimming pool, and our popular full breakfast buffet! Other in room amenities include microwave, refrigerator, iron, ironing board, hairdryer, vanity mirror, coffee maker, telephone and voicemail system, cable TV and HBO®. For your convenience, our hotel also has a business center.

Deluxe King Room
  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 King-size bed

  • Check Prices
  • Room Facilities:
    • Free Wi-Fi
    • Private pool
    • + More
  • General:Work desk
  • Ironing facilities
  • Mirror
  • Voice mail
  • Telephone
  • Bathroom:Hair dryer
  • Dining:Coffee/tea maker
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Media:Wake up service
  • Radio
Room Description:

All of our deluxe king rooms come with complimentary Wi-Fi, access to our indoor swimming pool, and our popular full breakfast buffet! Other in room amenities include microwave, refrigerator, iron, ironing board, hairdryer, vanity mirror, coffee maker, telephone and voicemail system, clock radio, work desk, cable TV and HBO®. For your convenience, our property also has a business center.

Best Western Sovereign Hotel - Albany Location

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What's nearby

Sport related

  • University Field500 m

Shopping areas

  • Crossgates Mall2.0 km
  • Westgate Shopping Center3.2 km
  • Colonie Center3.3 km

Amusement

  • Nascar Silicon Motor Speedway2.0 km
  • Cyberstation2.4 km

Monuments and Landmarks

  • Capitol Building1.1 km

Museums

  • University Art Museum1.5 km
  • Albany Institute of History Art1.9 km

Parks

  • Executive Park300 m
  • Westland Hills Park2.6 km
  • Swinburne Park4.0 km
  • New Scotland Town Park4.1 km

Universities, Institutes

  • State University of New York at Albany1.5 km
  • Maria College2.6 km
  • New School-Radio and Television2.6 km
  • Excelsior College3.0 km
  • Empire State College3.1 km
  • College of St Rose3.4 km
  • Saint Bernard's Institute3.6 km
  • Austin Beauty School Inc4.1 km

Medical care and Hospitals

  • St Peter's Hospital3.1 km
  • US Veterans Ctr3.1 km

Public parking

  • University of Albany-SUNY900 m

College Campuses

  • SUNY University at Albany Hotels900 m

Local attractions

  • New York State Capitol3.3 km
    State St., Albany
  • Albany Institute of History & Art6.1 km
    125 Washington Avenue, Albany
  • Albany City Hall6.7 km
    24 Eagle Street, Albany
  • Washington Park5.6 km
    Madison Ave and Willet St, Albany
  • New York State Museum6.5 km
    Empire State Plaza, Albany

Restaurants nearby

  • Uncommon Grounds Coffee50 m

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

    80% likes this, based on 48 reviews

  • Hot Harry's Fresh Burrito's50 m

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

    Cuisine: Mexican

  • Across The Street Pub100 m

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

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

  • 1228 Grill50 m

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

    70% likes this, based on 32 reviews

  • Dibella's Sub50 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