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Motel 6 Albany Airport
Ranked #37 of 50 Hotels in Albany
Reviewed 24 October 2013

Great escape from the Super 8 motel a few hundred feet away on Central Ave. Motel 6 was the economical, clean, comfortable, safe - average motel accommodations in which I was expecting to find within this price range. The staff was polite. Grounds were well light and maintained. Rooms were newly renovated, faux bamboo hard-surface floors, room had very modern pedestal comfortable beds, wall mounded flat-screen TV, booth work table, nice, uncluttered, tasteful - Great lighting, switching and plenty of receptacles. Water pressure and temperature was satisfactorily. PTAC HVAC unit was functional. Clientele was respectful, nice blend of blue collar trades people. Coffee is available in lobby in the morning. Low signal WIFI needs improving.

  • Stayed: October 2013, travelled on business
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Reviewed 10 October 2013 via mobile

Rude desk clerks refused to let me see the room until I got on the phone with my bank to dispute the charge then suddenly they changed thier mind. The couple this owns it was amazingly rude and the room they showed us was nasty and smelled! FYI this property is franchised unlike the other m6 on watervleit that is a corporate clean friendly property. I'd highly suggest going elsewhere

Stayed: September 2013
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Reviewed 20 August 2013

Dead bugs all over the bathroom (and a few living centipedes), an odor upon entrance that didn't dissipate and made my clothes stink and worst of all.. NO HOT WATER! When I complained to the "manager", he said it was my fault for not testing everything out upon arrival (!) and that I waited until the next day to tell him about the hot water. Genius. I didn't need to take a shower until the morning! I was on a business trip, and this completely put a damper on it. The entire stay was a nightmare! EVEN WORSE WAS THE FACT that MOTEL 6 Customer Relations said they couldn't do ANYTHING for me whatsoever because the property is individually owned and managed. What garbage! They asked if I spoke to the general manager but when I went to confirm that I had -- get this -- they couldn't tell me who he (or she) was! They claim they don't keep records of GMs for their properties? DONE with this chain!

I paid extra to stay here because it was "modern" (updated supposedly). See attached pics. Place was absolutely appalling.

  • Stayed: August 2013, travelled on business
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Nimit P, Manager at Motel 6 Albany Airport, responded to this reviewResponded 28 August 2013

Thank you for taking the time to tell us about your experience at the Motel6 Albany. I am sorry that your experience did not meet your expectations; please allow me to express my sincerest apologies.

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Reviewed 8 July 2013

We flew into Albany late at night so thought we'd find somewhere close to the airport, at a reasonable price. When I made the online reservations, I asked for a crib as we had a 1-year old with us. Check-in was pretty quick but she wasn't very friendly. And there were no cribs available. I don't think they have any on the premises. Once we got to our room, there was an off smell and the floors were sticky. We quickly realized they were dirty. We ended up not being able to go barefoot. When our 3-year old got up on the sheets, they blackened in the area where he put his feet. We brought a rag with us to wipe our feet before sleeping and then used shoes the rest of the time. The bathroom has not been updated-only the main room. When we were leaving, a drunk man was walking around the area and harassing the lady cleaning. We couldn't leave fast enough.

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  • Stayed: June 2013, travelled with family
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Nimit P, Manager at Motel 6 Albany Airport, responded to this reviewResponded 28 August 2013

Thank you for taking the time to tell us about your experience at the 4466 Albany. I am sorry that your experience did not meet your expectations; please allow me to express my sincerest apologies.

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Reviewed 5 July 2013

I understand Motel 6 is majority franchise but representing the brand is most important. No continental breakfast just day old coffee. The new laminate floors are beautiful, the entire redesign is beautiful. But the room attendant do not thoroughly clean the rooms. My 1st night was horrible. The floors were so dirty, the bottom of my feet looked as if I just walked barefoot outside. Needless to say I took a towel & hand washed the floor (the towel was filthy) the bathtub had a ring I scrubbed that clean. The shower curtain had mildew around the claps therefore the 1st 2 claps (which had the most mildew) fell off the rod whenever touched. The edges of the tub & commode needed 2 be resealed with caulk (after scrubbing) rust & mildew were very visible. The screen on the window was torn, bugs joined me everytime I opened the window. The refrigerator shelves had rust & some type of black substance on it. There were a few other minor things. The worst (besides the customer service) was the safety issue with the stairs. The stairs are literally rusted & desperately need to be tended to. The outside lights had no covering bugs were flying all around them (I even asked for bug spray never received it. After taking the filthy towel downstairs (the towel I used 2 scrub the floor & tub) I was informed I should've requested 2 be moved but & I quote the new floors are very hard to maintain but we did not have a choice we had to use the flooring they. U already received a discount for your room therefore I can not provide you with another discount. After about 5min of arguing I asked to be refunded the $299+ I paid for my 4day stay & I'll leave. At that point the owner looked at the towel back@ me & agreed to apply a generous 5% discount ($2.57} for that night only. The owner then sent a very nice room attendant (although she drinks beer while working). She even used bleach. She earned a tip! The wifi was non existent. The best part about the non smoking rooms are the upgrades. The only difference between the smoking & non smoking is the flat screen. I hope all the Motel 6 Brands redesign/upgrade their rooms but with tile floors not that cheap laminate!

  • Stayed: June 2013
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Nimit P, Manager at Motel 6 Albany Airport, responded to this reviewResponded 28 August 2013

Thank you for taking the time to tell us about your experience at the Motel6 Albany. I am sorry that your experience did not meet your expectations; please allow me to express my sincerest apologies.

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Reviewed 25 June 2013

It was dirty, noisy. Wifi was not working. We were unable to lock the door of the room. The floor was dirty and sticky. I found and ant in the bathroom. Pay a little bit more for a better place. Even for a road trip. My worst stay ever

  • Stayed: June 2013, travelled as a couple
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Nimit P, Guest Relations Manager at Motel 6 Albany Airport, responded to this reviewResponded 2 July 2013

Thank you for taking the time to tell us about your experience at the 4466 Albany. I am sorry that your experience did not meet your expectations; please allow me to express my sincerest apologies.

At Motel 6, we strive to provide a superior service experience for every customer; therefore your feedback is very important to us. Please rest assured that we are taking the appropriate measures to address the problem and prevent future occurrence.

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Reviewed 3 December 2012

To preface: I've traveled the world on a budget. Asia, South America, Europe - been there, done that and this was the worst hotel I have stayed in. We decided to break up our trip from Boston to Buffalo with an overnight stay in Albany. I snagged an internet "deal" and paid a bit over $50 for a room at this Motel 6. We got in the room and it was FREEZING. It is December, it is snowing outside, our room was reserved for weeks so they knew to be expecting us and there was literally no heat in the room. The room was dingy, the bathroom was literally 30 degrees so taking a shower was completely out and there was a ruckus next door that somehow ended up with a giant hole in the window of the room next to us. It was covered with plastic and left to stay like that until we left. Nice. But I guess there isn't much you can do at the drop of a hat over a huge hole in the window... We went to bed freezing cold and woke up and ran out of there. While I was freezing under the covers that I wasn't so psyched on sleeping underneath, I got out my phone and got a room at our next destination on Priceline.com and we paid $20 more for a room in a beautiful hotel - it had heat, a clean bathroom and... us. Much happier us. We cancelled our next stay at a different Motel 6 and probably won't stay at another one again.

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  • Stayed: December 2012, travelled with family
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Nimit P, Manager at Motel 6 Albany Airport, responded to this reviewResponded 18 February 2013

Thank you for taking the time to tell us about your experience at the Motel 6 Albany. I am sorry that your experience did not meet your expectations; please allow me to express my sincerest apologies.
At Motel 6, we strive to provide a superior service experience for every customer; therefore your feedback is very important to us. Please rest assured that we are taking the appropriate measures to address the problem and prevent future occurrence.
We appreciate your sharing your concerns, and it is our hope that you will give us the opportunity to better serve you in the near future.

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Address: 1600 Central Ave, Albany, NY 12205-2404 (Formerly Americas Best Inn; Ambassador Motor Inn)
Region: United States > New York > Albany
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Wheelchair access
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Ranked #37 of 50 Hotels in Albany
Price Range: £48 - £62 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:1.5 star — Motel 6 Albany Airport 1.5*
Number of rooms: 54
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Newly RENOVATED Motel 6 property in Albany! Great for corporate or leisure traveler looking for a great room with a great price to match. Save money and we will leave the light on for you! ... more   less 
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