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

Free Wi-Fi
Free parking
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
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Free 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
  • 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/ 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. 

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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
    5.2 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

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Double Room
Bed type: Double beds or Double bed or Twin beds
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    First-Floor Double Room
    Bed type: Double bed
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    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®.

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      King Room
      Bed type: King-size bed or Double bed
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      1 King Bed, No Smoking, High Speed Internet Access, Microwave And Refrigerator, Coffee Maker, Iron A

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        Queen Room
        Bed type: Queen-size bed
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        1 Queen Bed, No Smoking, High Speed Internet Access, Microwave And Refrigerator, Coffee Maker, Iron

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          Quadruple Room
          Bed type: Sleeping arrangements for 4 persons
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          Junior Suite
          Bed type: King-size bed
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          1 King Bed, Non-Smoking, Junior Suite, Table With Chairs, Microwave And Refrigerator, Full Breakfast

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            Junior King Suite
            Bed type: King-size bed
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            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®.

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              Deluxe Double Room
              Bed type: Double beds
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              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.

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                Deluxe King Room
                Bed type: King-size bed
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                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.

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                  Deluxe Queen Room
                  Bed type: Queen-size bed
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                  All of our deluxe queen 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, cable TV and HBO®. For your convenience, our property also has a business center.

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                    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
                      4.1 mi
                    Airports
                    Train Stations
                    • Albany-Rensselaer Amtrak
                      5.2 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

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                    What's nearby

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                    Shopping areas

                    Amusement

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

                    Monuments and Landmarks

                    • Capitol Building - 3700 ft

                    Museums

                    Parks

                    • Executive Park - 1000 ft
                    • Westland Hills Park - 1.6 mi
                    • Swinburne Park - 2.5 mi
                    • New Scotland Town Park - 2.5 mi
                    • Lincoln Park - 2.9 mi

                    Universities, Institutes

                    Medical care and Hospitals

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

                    Public parking

                    College Campuses

                    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 - 200 ft

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

                      80% likes this, based on 48 reviews

                    • Hot Harry's Fresh Burrito's - 200 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 - 200 ft

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

                      70% likes this, based on 32 reviews

                    • Dibella's Sub - 200 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
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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
                      4.1 mi
                    Airports
                    Train Stations
                    • Albany-Rensselaer Amtrak
                      5.2 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