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Motel 6 Albany
Ranked #43 of 50 Hotels in Albany
Montreal, Canada
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151 reviews
129 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
“Are we talking about the same motel?”
Reviewed 4 September 2013

I'm rather shocked to read what some people are saying about this location. We stayed here for one night recently and were reasonably satisfied. It was a standard, renovated Motel 6. Nothing more, nothing less. No horror stories to tell. We did overhear at checkout someone in the manager's office mention "police coming to your room". We laughed at that on our way out.

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled with friends
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Columbia, Maryland
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Reviewed 9 July 2013

Ok, I have been staying here for years when I visit Albany because they accept my dog and its convenient to highway and a good cab fare to Lark St. Yes, I was met at the front door where a housekeeper was out smoking (bad start) and yes they have had many shady people stay there, and yes I wouldn't recommend it to my friends and yes the rooms had deteriorated so bad I wouldn't walk barefoot in one of them, but now I was in a freshly re-done room, everything including a new flat screen tv worked well and carpeting has been replaced with new hardwood easier to keep clean floors. The price is certainly the best rate in town and I slept just fine for 2 nights in a room near the front desk. Check in was perfect! I still would hesitate to bring a family there, but fine for me and the dog. Hope they can maintain it! (should make it all non smoking, a couple cigarette burns in the bathroom already...geez!)

Room Tip: I still would stay away from the back especially if you are a single woman. Just saying.
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  • Stayed July 2013, travelled solo
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Orinda, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 July 2013

Motel 6 on Watervliet Ave. was reliably clean and great staff. Very conveniently located. They recommended a nearby cafe that was quite good. Ate wonderful salad there, but can't remember the name, left, left, right at t-intersection, immediately on right.

Room Tip: Face the rear parking lot and hillside, not the street.
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  • Stayed June 2013, travelled with family
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 June 2013 via mobile

The staff is very friendly not all that helpful when you need them. Yes they are locked behind doors and glass after 10pm. Rooms smell clean n fresh. Lots of different types of people. Just keep to yourself and you won't be bothered by anyone. cops come thru there all the time. Never had any problems other then the Landry room bs. Not to bad if you have your pets. Management tries to fix anything wrong right away. Been in much worse.. this isn't all bad, beds are clean n comfortable. Prices are a bit high, but not bad.. :-)

  • Stayed June 2013
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 June 2013

We had to stay at Motel 6 on Watervliet Ave for about 2 weeks. No we are not social services. But I think they are there. The front desk staff is ok. The best were Patrick and Linda Rose.. There are definetly drug dealers all around there. Their clients come in all the time. For the two weeks we stayed I was offered crack, coke and heroin.. No thanks.. Our bill was a tad over a grand for 2 weeks. And we had no microwave or fridge. And the office staff lock themselves behind glass at 10pm. Sure leave us to fend for ourselves against the hookers and drug dealers. Nice. This place needs to not take every person that walks in. The good customers
Will go elsewhere. So I dont suggest this place. Not at all....

  • Stayed May 2013
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Brooklyn, Indiana
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 February 2013

My wife and I stayed here when I went to meet my new in-laws after Melody and I got married. I give the location two stars because the manager was receptive to my concerns, as noted below.

On the second night, a strong odor of marijuana was in the hallway of the hotel; the desk clerk had no idea and was horrified when I told him of that odor, and the manager came out and was very concerned with my statement about the marijuana odor.

The major issue happened on the 4th (and last) night of our stay. At approximately 1:30 AM, a VIOLENT domestic disturbance had occurred on the floor, with objects being thrown about, and lots of yelling and vulgarities being screamed. A call to the front desk did not help; I ended up calling 911 from the room phone, advising the Albany Police Department of the situation; they responded, lights and sirens, with five officers, who started banging on the offenders room door. Several people were removed from the hotel, including one highly intoxicated person, who was so intoxicated, he fell over and nearly fell into the pond adjacent to the property while being interviewed by the Albany Police. In the morning, I spoke with the manager again, who gave me a one-night's stay at any Motel 6 property, and stated he was the new manager, and was trying to clean up the property from the previous management, who allowed all sorts of people to rent rooms there.

Even though the new management is attempting to clean up the property, you may want to find alternative lodging. The only good thing about this location is that its approximately 30 seconds from I-90's off and on ramps.

  • Stayed March 2012, travelled as a couple
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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 February 2013

I have stayed at the motel for two nights - unfortunately I realised on the second night that this place is full of bed bugs. I've got a bite and found a bed bug in bed. Management were not surprised and moreover - were was completely ignorant - after I informed them, they just said they would make a note. Now have a terrible allergy, taking antihistamine pills and moved to another hotel.

  • Stayed February 2013, travelled solo
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Property: Motel 6 Albany
Address: 100 Watervliet Avenue, Albany, NY 12206
Region: United States > New York > Albany
Amenities:
Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #43 of 50 Hotels in Albany
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:2 star — Motel 6 Albany 2*
Number of rooms: 100
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
This Motel 6 is located within minutes of many great attractions, including the Pepsi Arena, the Egg Performing Arts Center and the Saratoga Harness Track. Wi-Fi is available in all of our modern rooms. ... more   less 
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