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
 Free parking
 24-Hour

24-hour reception

 Check-in/Check-out

Express check-in/-out

 Swimming Pool

Indoor swimming pool

 Fitness/Gym

Fitness center

 Breakfast
 Food/Drinks

Restaurant

Bar/Lounge

Overview

The sophisticated Best Western Sovereign Hotel offers a cash machine, a safe deposit box and free parking. Built in 1976, the hotel is a combination of empire architecture and contemporary facilities.

This hotel is located in a cultural area, 2.1 km from Albany Medical Center, The Egg Center for the Performing Arts and Crossgates Mall. The city center lies within 7 km from the venue.

The hotel offers convenient location close to parks.

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

Rooms

Best Western Sovereign Hotel provides guestrooms appointed with coffee/tea makers, a refrigerator, multi-channel TV, individual climate control and direct dial phone. The spacious rooms feature bathrooms with a shower, a bathtub and free toiletries.

Eat & Drink

Guests can have breakfast in the lobby every morning. A broad variety of local dishes is served at the full service restaurant. The hotel invites guests to the Nys bar to relax with a drink.

Services

Best Western Sovereign Hotel offers a conference room, a banquet hall and a business center along with laundry, shuttle service and airport transfer.

Relax

On-site children facilities feature a playroom, cots and video games.

Internet

Wireless internet is available in the entire hotel for free.

Guest Parking

Free private parking is possible on site.

Number of rooms:   192.

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Facilities

General

  • Paid Wi-Fi
  • Free parking
  • 24-hour check-in
  • 24-hour reception
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Safe deposit box
  • No pets allowed
  • Vending machines
  • ATM/Cash machine
  • Luggage storage
  • Elevator
  • Rooms/Facilities for disabled
  • Carte blanche

Sports & Fitness

  • Fitness center

Services

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

Dining facilities

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

Meeting facilities

  • 24-hour business center
  • Conference room
  • Meeting/Banquet facilities
  • Fax/Photocopying

Children's facilities

  • Cribs available
  • Video games

Leisure facilities

  • Indoor swimming pool
  • Sauna
  • Leisure/TV room
  • Television in lobby

Room facilities

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

Bathroom

  • Shared bathroom
  • Bath/Shower
  • Room toiletries
  • Hair dryer

Kitchen facilities

  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator

Bedroom

  • Premium bedding

Media

  • Cable/Satellite television
  • Direct dial telephone
  • Free local telephone calls
  • Data ports
  • AM/FM alarm clock

Policies

Check-In

  • from  3 pm

Check-Out

  • until  11 am

Children and extra beds

  • All children under the age of 18 may stay free of charge when using existing bedding. 
  • One child under the age of 2 may stay at the price of USD 25 per person per night in a crib. 
  • Older children/adults may stay at the price of USD 10 per person per night in an extra bed. 
  • Older children/adults may stay at the price of USD 25 per person per night in an extra bed. 
  • Maximum capacity of extra beds in a room is 1. 

How to reach hotel

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Hotel Address:

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

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City Center
  • Albany
    4.0 mi
Airports
Train Stations
  • Albany-Rensselaer Amtrak
    5.1 mi
  • Train Stations
    400 ft
  • Bus stop
    400 ft
Restaurants
  • Uncommon Grounds Coffee (cuisine: Coffee Shop, Family Fare)
    300 ft
  • 1228 Grill
    300 ft
Hotel information
  • Check-In:
    from  3 pm
  • Check-Out:
    until  11 am
  • Number of rooms:
    192

Rooms and availability

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Double Room
Bed type: King Size bed or Double beds or Double Bed
Size: 250 sq. feet
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  • Air conditioning
  • Private bathroom
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This double room has air conditioning, microwave and satellite TV.

Room facilities
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    Bed type: King Size bed
    Size: 250 sq. feet
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    • Air conditioning
    • Shower
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    Double room

    Room facilities
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      Junior Suite
      Bed type: King Size bed or Double Bed
      Size: 250 sq. feet
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      • Air conditioning
      • Shower
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      Junior Suite, 1 King Bed, Non Smoking, Refrigerator & Microwave - Advanced Purchase

      Room facilities

        How to reach hotel

        hotel Best Western Sovereign Hotel - Albany Albany location
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        Hotel Address:

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

        Get directions
        City Center
        • Albany
          4.0 mi
        Airports
        Train Stations
        • Albany-Rensselaer Amtrak
          5.1 mi
        • Train Stations
          400 ft
        • Bus stop
          400 ft
        Restaurants
        • Uncommon Grounds Coffee (cuisine: Coffee Shop, Family Fare)
          300 ft
        • 1228 Grill
          300 ft
        Hotel information
        • Check-In:
          from  3 pm
        • Check-Out:
          until  11 am
        • Number of rooms:
          192

        Best Western Sovereign Hotel Location

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        What's nearby

        Tourist attractions

        • Capitol Building - 3700 ft

        Sport related

        • University Field - 1700 ft

        Shopping areas

        • Crossgates Mall - 1.3 mi
        • Colonie Center - 2.1 mi

        Amusement

        • Nascar Silicon Motor Speedway - 1.2 mi
        • Cyberstation - 1.5 mi

        Museums

        • University Art Museum - 5000 ft

        Parks

        • Executive Park - 1000 ft
        • Swinburne Park - 2.5 mi
        • New Scotland Town Park - 2.5 mi
        • Lincoln Park - 2.9 mi
        • Frank Waterson Park - 2.9 mi
        • Washington Park - 3.0 mi

        Universities, Institutes

        • State University of New York at Albany - 5000 ft
        • Maria College - 1.6 mi
        • New School-Radio and Television - 1.6 mi
        • Excelsior College - 1.9 mi
        • Empire State College - 1.9 mi
        • College of St Rose - 2.1 mi
        • Saint Bernard's Institute - 2.2 mi
        • Austin Beauty School Inc - 2.5 mi
        • Rockefeller College - 2.9 mi
        • Sage Colleges - 3.0 mi

        Medical care and Hospitals

        • US Veterans Ctr - 1.9 mi
        • St Peter's Hospital - 1.9 mi

        College Campuses

        • SUNY University at Albany Hotels - 3000 ft
        • Sage College - Albany - 2.8 mi

        Local Attractions

        • New York State Capitol - 2.0 mi
          State St., Albany
        • Albany Institute of History & Art - 3.8 mi
          125 Washington Avenue, Albany
        • Albany City Hall - 4.1 mi
          24 Eagle Street, Albany
        • Washington Park - 3.5 mi
          Madison Ave and Willet St, Albany
        • New York State Museum - 4.0 mi
          Empire State Plaza, Albany

        Restaurants Nearby

        • Uncommon Grounds Coffee - 300 ft

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

          80% likes this, based on 48 reviews
          Cuisine: Coffee Shop, Family Fare

        • Hot Harry's Fresh Burrito's - 300 ft

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

          Cuisine: Mexican

        • Across The Street Pub - 400 ft

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

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

        • 1228 Grill - 300 ft

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

          70% likes this, based on 32 reviews

        • Dibella's Sub - 300 ft

          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 rooms:
          192
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        Best Western Sovereign Hotel Reviews

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

        Individual 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
          4.0 mi
        Airports
        Train Stations
        • Albany-Rensselaer Amtrak
          5.1 mi
        • Train Stations
          400 ft
        • Bus stop
          400 ft
        Restaurants
        • Uncommon Grounds Coffee (cuisine: Coffee Shop, Family Fare)
          300 ft
        • 1228 Grill
          300 ft
        Hotel information
        • Check-In:
          from  3 pm
        • Check-Out:
          until  11 am
        • Number of rooms:
          192