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Best Western Sovereign Hotel - 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

“Needs updating and attention to cleanliness.”
By harryl7
on 24-Jul-17

Our stay was very average. I was put off by the mold smell in the room and noticed that the shower curtain hadn't been changed and was the cause of the odor. I received a 25% discount on the room...

“Weekend Stay”
By 413travelerBB
Boston, Massachusetts on 24-Jul-17

Our family of four spent 2 nights at this location. We knew that this is a budget hotel, but it certainly could have been better. The lobby area was nice and the front desk workers were great too...

“Would Definitely Stay Here Again”
By bradp653
Endwell, United States on 24-Jul-17

Spent two nights to attend a wedding in the Albany area. The room was excellent as was the included hot breakfast. It was great to find the hot water in the room was actually hot! The wall AC unit...

“Not A Great Time”
By Lesa P
Brandon, Vermont on 24-Jul-17

We stayed at this hotel last summer and had an excellent experience but this summer, our experience was not so pleasant. Our room needed repairs and the door to the stairs was not functional. If...

“Best???? Western”
By Tom_C_1092
on 21-Jul-17

You get what you pay for. For 110 on a Thursday night, I would've expected more. Not sure what the smell is here. Air conditioner was cool but not cold (outside air temp around 70, hate to be...


Hotel Amenities


  • 100% smoke-free hotel
  • Complimentary full breakfast Full hot American buffet breakfast served 6:30 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. Mon-Fri and 6:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Sat & Sun
  • Indoor pool Heated
  • Exercise facility Open from 6:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. 2 treadmills, stationary bike and weight machine
  • Cocktail lounge Complimentary full hot breakfast buffet is served daily. Casa Real,an independently owned restaurant,offers affordable authentic Mexican cuisine. Full bar on property as well. Hours 11:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m., seven days a week.
  • 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
  • Meeting facilities 6 Function rooms, 2 Boardrooms Total: 6500 Sq. Ft. meeting space
  • Banquet facilities Accommodates 10 - 350 guests.
  • Catering
  • Conference services
  • 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
  • Wedding services Contact Catering Sales Manager for assistance
  • Conference facilities 6 Function rooms, 2 Boardrooms. Total: 6500 Sq. Ft. meeting space
  • Ballroom 6 Function rooms
  • 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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