Albany Hotels | BEST WESTERN Sovereign Hotel - Albany | Hotels near SUNY Albany


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


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Hotel Overview

Welcome to the Best Western Sovereign Hotel Albany!

When staying at our Albany hotel, a trip to the Crossgates Mall is a must, whether you’re here for an event at SUNY Albany (Albany University) or just getting away from the city.

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A great academic community, the College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering (CNSE) and the College of St. Rose are also in the neighborhood. We cater to all guests, whether you’re a healthcare professional at Albany Medical Center or simply touring a nearby college campus, our friendly staff members will make you feel at home.

Catch a game at the Times Union Center or take a stroll around Washington Park. The Palace Theatre always features exciting shows and don’t forget to attend a SUNY athletic event. They bring athletes and fans to the area from around the country. Take in a Guilderland Soccer Tournament or visit the Saratoga Racecourse for an adrenaline rush.

Even if you’re here to take the NYS Bar Exam, it’s important to treat yourself after those months of studying. How about a trip to the Altamont Fairgrounds to see what’s happening? All year-round there are special events taking place. Employees of General Electric (GE®) and Global Foundries® are a couple of our regular guests, and we prioritize business travelers who want to feel at home. Close to the Amtrak Rensselaer Station and Albany International Airport, traveling is easy at our Albany hotel.

Nearby, the NYS Museum and Empire State Plaza are must-sees for vacationers. Tour the capitol buildings and try out some of the local fare. Afterwards, you can rest easy in your spacious room with luxurious bedding. It’s the little touches that make any trip special, and we combine the best in service with the best amenities.

Book a room at the Best Western Sovereign Hotel Albany now!

Hotel Policies

Pet Policy
Pets allowed based on the availability of pet friendly rooms. Up to 2 dogs per room with an 80 pound weight limit. Additional pet types (cats, birds, etc) may be accepted at the hotel's discretion. Pet rate is $20.00 per day with a $100 per week maximum.
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Sleep Quality

Latest Reviews


Traveler Reviews

By BobbyS1951
Mentor, Ohio on 17-Oct-17

The desk clerks were both very nice, but we asked for a quiet room and weren’t told that the closest elevator was not operational, so it was quite a long walk to & from the car with our luggage. The...

“Down right dirty”
By Emily B
Jacksonville, Florida on 16-Oct-17

We said there do to a convience close to a relative. Upon checking in there was a very friendly face but followed with a disappointment when we got to the room. Not only had top flat serviceses not...

“Horrible Experience”
By David M
shepherdsville, United States on 16-Oct-17

This has to be the worst experience I have ever had. The place smelled, the carpet was stained and it was hot and that was just the lobby. The elevator and halls were dirty. The hall carpets were...

“Something changed for the worse.”
By EnderbyLarryj
Swampscott, Massachusetts on 14-Oct-17

I booked two rooms for 9/22 and 9/23. One was for my spouse and I, the other for my brother and his young family. We were in Albany for the College of Saint Rose family weekend. Well, I was truly...

“Family Wedding, BW did not deliver”
By Eileen M
Old Bridge, New Jersey on 14-Oct-17

Niece's wedding 30+ rooms, a magical wedding was marred by hotel accomodations. Dirty hallways, rooms: underwear left from previous guests in bathroom. Draw was bar/restaurant, pool. Bar closed...


Hotel Amenities


  • 100% smoke-free hotel
  • Indoor pool Heated
  • Complimentary breakfast
  • Exercise facility Open from 6:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. 2 treadmills, stationary bike and weight machine
  • Complimentary full breakfast, Full hot American buffet breakfast served daily from 6:30 a.m. to 9 a.m.
  • Safe deposit box
  • Two elevators Hotel has 2 elevators
  • Complimentary Shuttle to Albany International Airport. Please call hotel for details. 7:00 a.m. until 10:00 p.m. Complimentary shuttle service from and to Albany Int'l Airport and local Crossgates Mall. All other destinations (train station, hospitals...) fee of $15 per person round trip.
  • Local shuttle, Complimentary shuttle to Crossgate Mall and Stuyvesant Plaza from 7:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. Other locations available for a fee of $15.00 per person. Please call the hotel for details.
  • Free parking
  • Business center Available 24-hours. Business center includes two touch screen computers and printers.
  • Universal gym
  • Fax services - nominal fee
  • Stationary bike
  • Treadmill
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Express check out
  • Cable or satellite television SHOWTIME®
  • Fax machine
  • Computer available
  • Photocopy, nominal fee
  • Dataports
  • Mail services United Postal Service
  • Air-conditioning
  • Interior corridor
  • Elevator, wheelchair accessible 2 elevators
  • Parking for the physically challenged
  • Ice/vending machines One on every floor
  • Sunbathing
  • Outdoor parking
  • Laundromat Coin Operated washers and dryers available on 2nd and 4th floor
  • Free wireless internet available in public areas; Free in-room wireless internet access; Free wireless internet access available in public areas and all guest rooms

Suites: 3

  • Extra wide doors in bathrooms

Guest Room Mobility Accessible Features:

  • Accessible doors and doorways (at least 32-inches of clear width passage)
  • Accessible bathrooms and features, including shower/tub
  • Accessible room controls (e.g. HVAC and lighting)
  • Accessible clear floor space
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  • Cable satellite television HBO®
  • High-speed Internet access - wireless
  • Desk/work area
  • AM/FM alarm clock
  • Coffee/tea maker Coffee and Teas are provided
  • Hairdryer
  • Iron, ironing board
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Air-conditioning
  • Easy chair
  • Adjoining rooms available
  • Soap, Shampoo, Shower cap, Lotion
  • Free unlimited local calls
  • Direct dial telephone
  • Cribs available free of charge
  • Rollaway beds available at $15.00 per night, nominal fee
  • Iron & Ironing board
  • Daily Maid Service

Non-smoking Rooms: 187

  • Bathtub seat available
  • Rails in bathroom available
  • Raised toilet with grab bars available
  • Safety bar in shower available
  • Walk-in shower available
  • Property meets ADA of 1990 (US hotels only)

Public Space ADA Accessible Features:

  • Accessible parking spaces and signage (car and van)
  • Accessible parking space that is 96-inches wide with an appropriate access aisle
  • An accessible route that allows for approaching and entering the hotel
  • An accessible lobby entrance door
  • Interior routes to public spaces that do not have abrupt level changes
  • Room signage: 60-inches to sign center above finished floor
  • Accessible table in eating area
  • The eating area has self-service shelves and dispensing devices within reach range
  • Public restrooms accessible
  • Accessible fitness center
  • Accessible business center
  • Accessible guest laundry facility

Guest Room Communication Assist Features:

  • Closed-caption televisions
  • Visual notification devices for telephones
  • Telephones have volume control
  • Visual fire alarms
  • Visual smoke alarms
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