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

 Sports activities

Billiards/Pool tables

 Breakfast

Overview

Best Western Sovereign Hotel - Albany is set in a cultural area of Albany next to The Egg, New York State Capitol and Times Union Center. The comfortable hotel, built in 1976, is renowned for its empire architecture.

The hotel boasts convenient location not far from museums and colleges as well as hills. Albany city center is 7 km away.

Bars and restaurants are set close to the property.

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

Rooms

All non-smoking rooms are equipped with a mini-refrigerator, TV, high-speed internet, individual climate control and a work desk. There are open bathrooms with a hairdryer, a shower and a bathtub along with coffee/tea makers and a microwave for self-catering.

Eat & Drink

Breakfast is served in the lobby each morning. The restaurant menu features local dishes. Guests can unwind in the Nys bar with a favourite drink. The family fare restaurant Hot Harry's Fresh Burrito's is located 100 meters from the property.

Services

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

Relax

The hotel provides a playroom, cots and video games for families with children. Such fitness options as a fitness center and a gym are available 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

  • 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

  • Billiards/Pool tables
  • Fitness center

Services

  • Free airport shuttle
  • Paid city shuttle
  • Room service
  • 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
  • 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 beds
  • Ironing facilities
  • In-room desk

Bathroom

  • Shared bathroom
  • Bath/Shower
  • Sink
  • 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

Room decor

  • Carpeted floor

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. 

Pets

  • Pets are allowed on request.

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
    6.6 km
Airports
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
Bed type: Double beds or Double bed or King-size bed
Size: 28 m²
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  • Air conditioning
  • Private bathroom
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    Best Western Sovereign Hotel - Albany photos Exterior Hotel information
    Junior Suite
    Bed type: Double bed or King-size bed
    Size: 37 m²
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    • Air conditioning
    • Shower
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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
        6.6 km
      Airports
      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

      Best Western Sovereign Hotel - Albany Location

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      What's nearby

      Sport related

      Shopping areas

      Amusement

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

      Monuments and Landmarks

      • Capitol Building - 1.1 km

      Museums

      Parks

      • Executive Park - 300 m
      • Swinburne Park - 4.0 km
      • New Scotland Town Park - 4.1 km
      • Lincoln Park - 4.6 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

      Business areas

      Medical care and Hospitals

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

      Public parking

      College Campuses

      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
      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