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

24-hour check-in

24-hour reception

24-hour business center

Food/ Drinks

Bar/ Lounge area

Coffee/Tea in lobby

Restaurant buffet

Cafe

Shuttle

Free airport shuttle

Fitness/ Gym

Fitness center

Swimming pool

Indoor swimming pool

Overview

The sophisticated Best Western Sovereign Hotel - Albany with an indoor heated swimming pool and a heated swimming pool is a nice place to stay in Albany on holiday. An example of empire architecture, this hotel was opened in 1976 and was fully restored in 2005.

The venue is 7 km away from Times Union Center. The property is set within 7 km distance from Albany city center.

Best Western Sovereign Hotel - Albany can be reached in 15 minutes by car from Albany International airport.

Rooms

The hotel offers 192 en-suite rooms featuring free wireless internet, climate control, flat-screen TV, a mini-refrigerator and a microwave as well as en suite bathrooms with a hairdryer, complimentary toiletries and bath sheets. Guestrooms are outfitted with a simple interior.

Eat & Drink

Guests can start their day with hot buffet breakfast served at the lounge. At the full service restaurant guests can enjoy international cuisine. Tango Restaurant bar is available on site. A cultural area features Uncommon Grounds Coffee and 1228 Grill within 50 meters of the venue.

Services

Guests can use wedding services, housekeeping and room service as well as an elevator, a car park and a vending machine.

Relax

The property offers cots and a playroom for guests checking in with children. Such fitness options as a gym and a fitness centre are available on site.

Internet

Wireless internet is available in the entire hotel for free.

Guest Parking

Private parking is possible on site for free.

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
  • 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

Services

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

Dining facilities

  • Bed and breakfast
  • Restaurant buffet
  • Cafe
  • 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
  • Spa center
  • Sauna
  • Jacuzzi

Room facilities

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

Bathroom

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

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 / CHECK-OUT

Check-in from 3 pm FREE
Check-out until 11 am FREE

Children and extra beds

One child
0 - 1 year
Crib USD 25
Existing bedding FREE
All children
2 - 18 years
Existing bedding FREE
Extra bed USD 10
Children above
18 years or adults
Extra bed USD 10
Maximum capacity of cribs and extra beds depends on the room you book. Please check room details before you make a reservation.

Pets

Pets are allowed on request.

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Hotel Address:

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

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City Center
  • Albany
    4.1 mi
Airports
Train Stations
  • Albany-Rensselaer Amtrak
    5.1 mi
  • Train Stations
    400 ft
  • Bus stop
    400 ft
Restaurants
  • Uncommon Grounds Coffee
    200 ft
  • 1228 Grill
    200 ft
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 Exterior Hotel information
Double Room Roll Shower Mobility Accessible or Non-Smoking
  • Room size:

    250 sq. feet

  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 Double bed

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Shower
    • Bathtub
    • Air conditioning
    • + More
  • General:Work desk
  • Ironing facilities
  • Dressing area
  • Clothes rack
  • Carpeted floor
  • Private entrance
  • Entire unit wheelchair accessible
  • Telephone
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Hair dryer
  • Towels
  • Guest toiletries
  • Toilet
  • Bedding:Linen
  • Dining:Coffee/tea maker
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Media:Flat-screen TV
  • Wake up service
Room Description:

This double room features a microwave, satellite TV and air conditioning.

Best Western Sovereign Hotel - Albany photos Room
Double Room Bathtub Mobility Accessible or Non-Smoking
  • Room size:

    250 sq. feet

  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 Double bed

  • Check Prices
  • Room Facilities:
    • Shower
    • Bathtub
    • Air conditioning
    • + More
  • General:Work desk
  • Ironing facilities
  • Dressing area
  • Clothes rack
  • Carpeted floor
  • Private entrance
  • Entire unit wheelchair accessible
  • Telephone
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Hair dryer
  • Towels
  • Guest toiletries
  • Toilet
  • Bedding:Linen
  • Dining:Coffee/tea maker
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Media:Flat-screen TV
  • Wake up service
Room Description:

This double room has air conditioning and microwave.

Best Western Sovereign Hotel - Albany photos Exterior
Junior Suite Non-Smoking
  • Room size:

    400 sq. feet

  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Check Prices
  • Room Facilities:
    • Shower
    • Bathtub
    • Air conditioning
    • + More
  • General:Work desk
  • Ironing facilities
  • Dressing area
  • Clothes rack
  • Carpeted floor
  • Private entrance
  • Entire unit wheelchair accessible
  • Telephone
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Hair dryer
  • Towels
  • Guest toiletries
  • Toilet
  • Bedding:Linen
  • Sofa bed
  • Dining:Coffee/tea maker
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Media:Flat-screen TV
  • Wake up service
Room Description:

This suite features a microwave and air conditioning.

Best Western Sovereign Hotel - Albany photos Room
Double Room Two Double Beds Non-Smoking
  • Room size:

    250 sq. feet

  • Max occupancy:

    4 persons

  • Bed type:

    2 Double beds

  • Check Prices
  • Room Facilities:
    • Shower
    • Bathtub
    • Air conditioning
    • + More
  • General:Work desk
  • Ironing facilities
  • Dressing area
  • Clothes rack
  • Carpeted floor
  • Private entrance
  • Connecting room
  • Entire unit wheelchair accessible
  • Telephone
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Hair dryer
  • Towels
  • Guest toiletries
  • Toilet
  • Bedding:Linen
  • Dining:Coffee/tea maker
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Media:Flat-screen TV
  • Wake up service
Room Description:

This double room features a microwave, refrigerator, coffee machine and air conditioning.

Best Western Sovereign Hotel - Albany photos Room
King Room Non-Smoking
  • Room size:

    305 sq. feet

  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 King-size bed

  • Check Prices
  • Room Facilities:
    • Shower
    • Bathtub
    • Air conditioning
    • + More
  • General:Work desk
  • Ironing facilities
  • Dressing area
  • Clothes rack
  • Carpeted floor
  • Private entrance
  • Connecting room
  • Entire unit wheelchair accessible
  • Telephone
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Hair dryer
  • Towels
  • Guest toiletries
  • Toilet
  • Bedding:Linen
  • Dining:Coffee/tea maker
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Media:Flat-screen TV
  • Wake up service
Room Description:

This double room features a microwave, refrigerator, coffee machine and air conditioning.

Best Western Sovereign Hotel - Albany photos Room
Queen Room Non-Smoking
  • Room size:

    305 sq. feet

  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 King-size bed

  • Check Prices
  • Room Facilities:
    • Shower
    • Bathtub
    • Air conditioning
    • + More
  • General:Work desk
  • Ironing facilities
  • Dressing area
  • Clothes rack
  • Carpeted floor
  • Private entrance
  • Connecting room
  • Entire unit wheelchair accessible
  • Telephone
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Hair dryer
  • Towels
  • Guest toiletries
  • Toilet
  • Bedding:Linen
  • Dining:Coffee/tea maker
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Media:Flat-screen TV
  • Wake up service
Room Description:

This double room features a microwave, refrigerator, coffee machine and air conditioning.

Best Western Sovereign Hotel - Albany photos Room
Double Room Two Double Beds Non-Smoking
  • Room size:

    305 sq. feet

  • Max occupancy:

    4 persons

  • Bed type:

    2 Double beds

  • Check Prices
  • Room Facilities:
    • Shower
    • Bathtub
    • Air conditioning
    • + More
  • General:Work desk
  • Ironing facilities
  • Dressing area
  • Clothes rack
  • Carpeted floor
  • Private entrance
  • Entire unit wheelchair accessible
  • Telephone
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Hair dryer
  • Towels
  • Guest toiletries
  • Toilet
  • Bedding:Linen
  • Dining:Coffee/tea maker
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Media:Flat-screen TV
  • Wake up service
Room Description:

This double room has a microwave and air conditioning.

Best Western Sovereign Hotel - Albany Location

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What's nearby

Sport related

Shopping areas

Amusement

  • Nascar Silicon Motor Speedway1.2 mi
  • Cyberstation1.5 mi

Monuments and Landmarks

  • Capitol Building3700 ft

Museums

Parks

  • Executive Park1000 ft
  • Westland Hills Park1.6 mi
  • Swinburne Park2.5 mi
  • New Scotland Town Park2.5 mi
  • Frank Waterson Park2.9 mi

Universities, Institutes

Medical care and Hospitals

  • US Veterans Ctr1.9 mi
  • St Peter's Hospital1.9 mi

Public parking

Local attractions

  • New York State Capitol2.0 mi
    State St., Albany
  • Albany Institute of History & Art3.8 mi
    125 Washington Avenue, Albany
  • Albany City Hall4.1 mi
    24 Eagle Street, Albany
  • Washington Park3.5 mi
    Madison Ave and Willet St, Albany
  • New York State Museum4.0 mi
    Empire State Plaza, Albany

Restaurants nearby

  • Uncommon Grounds Coffee200 ft

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

    80% likes this, based on 48 reviews

  • Hot Harry's Fresh Burrito's200 ft

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

    Cuisine: Mexican

  • Across The Street Pub400 ft

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

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

  • 1228 Grill200 ft

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

    70% likes this, based on 32 reviews

  • Dibella's Sub200 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 floors:
    5
  • Number of rooms:
    192

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
    4.1 mi
Airports
Train Stations
  • Albany-Rensselaer Amtrak
    5.1 mi
  • Train Stations
    400 ft
  • Bus stop
    400 ft
Restaurants
  • Uncommon Grounds Coffee
    200 ft
  • 1228 Grill
    200 ft
Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  3 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  11 am
  • Number of floors:
    5
  • Number of rooms:
    192