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

Paid parking

 24-Hour

24-hour reception

 Check-in/Check-out

Express check-in/-out

 Swimming Pool

Indoor swimming pool

 Fitness/Gym

Fitness center

 Spa and relaxation

Spa & wellness center

 Breakfast

Overview

Best Western Sovereign Hotel is a 2-star comfortable property offering a non-smoking accommodation steps away from Colonie Center, New York State Capitol and Albany Institute of History Art. The hotel opened its doors in 1976 and was remodeled in 2005.

Colleges and museums lie a short distance from the hotel. The distance between Albany city center and the property is 7km.

Best Western Sovereign Hotel lies within 10 minutes’ drive to Albany International airport.

Rooms

Best Western Sovereign Hotel offers 192 rooms fitted with a mini-refrigerator, individual climate control, Wi-Fi, hi-fi and satellite TV for a comfortable stay in Albany. There are en suite bathrooms with a hairdryer, a bathtub and complimentary toiletries along with coffee/tea makers and a microwave for self-catering.

Eat

Every morning restaurant invites guests to have breakfast. A fine selection of international dishes is served at the grill restaurant. Guests can quench their thirst at Nys bar with a favorite drink.

Services

Business facilities include an overhead projector and internet access.

Relax

A spa center, a sauna and a steam room are available for guests' relaxation. The hotel provides boating and snorkeling for an active pastime.

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
  • Paid parking
  • 24-hour check-in
  • 24-hour reception
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Adults only
  • 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/Baby cots
  • Video games

Leisure facilities

  • Indoor swimming pool
  • Spa & wellness center
  • 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

  • Private bathroom
  • Bath/Shower
  • Free 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

  • 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
    6.6km
Airports
Train Stations
  • Albany-Rensselaer Amtrak
    8.3km
  • Train Stations
    100 m
  • Bus stop
    100 m
Restaurants
  • Uncommon Grounds Coffee (cuisine: Coffee Shop, Family Fare)
    50 m
  • 1228 Grill
    50 m
Hotel information
  • Check-In:
    from  3 pm
  • Check-Out:
    until  11 am
  • Number of rooms:
    192

Rooms and availability

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Size: 23m2
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  • Private bathroom
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    Bed type: King Size bed
    Size: 23m2
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    • Air conditioning
    • Shower
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      Bed type: King Size bed or Double Bed
      Size: 23m2
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      1 King Bed, Non-Smoking, Junior Suite, Table With Chairs, Microwave And Refrigerator, Full Breakfast

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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

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        City Center
        • Albany
          6.6km
        Airports
        Train Stations
        • Albany-Rensselaer Amtrak
          8.3km
        • Train Stations
          100 m
        • Bus stop
          100 m
        Restaurants
        • Uncommon Grounds Coffee (cuisine: Coffee Shop, Family Fare)
          50 m
        • 1228 Grill
          50 m
        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 - 1.1km

        Sport related

        • University Field - 500 m

        Shopping areas

        • Crossgates Mall - 2.1km
        • Colonie Center - 3.3km

        Amusement

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

        Museums

        • University Art Museum - 1.5km

        Parks

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

        Halls

        • Russian Orthodox Church - 4.9km

        Universities, Institutes

        • State University of New York at Albany - 1.5km
        • New School-Radio and Television - 2.6km
        • Maria College - 2.6km
        • Excelsior College - 3.0km
        • Empire State College - 3.1km
        • College of St Rose - 3.4km
        • Saint Bernard's Institute - 3.6km
        • Austin Beauty School Inc - 4.1km
        • Rockefeller College - 4.8km
        • Sage Colleges - 4.8km

        Medical care and Hospitals

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

        College Campuses

        • SUNY University at Albany Hotels - 900 m
        • Sage College - Albany - 4.6km

        Local Attractions

        • New York State Capitol - 3.3km
          State St., Albany
        • Albany Institute of History & Art - 6.1km
          125 Washington Avenue, Albany
        • Albany City Hall - 6.7km
          24 Eagle Street, Albany
        • Washington Park - 5.6km
          Madison Ave and Willet St, Albany
        • New York State Museum - 6.5km
          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
          Cuisine: Coffee Shop, Family Fare

        • 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 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
          6.6km
        Airports
        Train Stations
        • Albany-Rensselaer Amtrak
          8.3km
        • Train Stations
          100 m
        • Bus stop
          100 m
        Restaurants
        • Uncommon Grounds Coffee (cuisine: Coffee Shop, Family Fare)
          50 m
        • 1228 Grill
          50 m
        Hotel information
        • Check-In:
          from  3 pm
        • Check-Out:
          until  11 am
        • Number of rooms:
          192