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Fairfield Inn & Suites Albany Downtown
Ranked #14 of 50 Hotels in Albany
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Mequon, Wisconsin
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309 reviews
68 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 168 helpful votes
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Reviewed 25 July 2014

My son and I stayed at this hotel while on a road trip. Check-in was fast and efficient. The lady at the front desk was terrific during our entire visit. We had a problem with the phone, and she took care of it right away.

The room was fine, but we had a tiny, half window with no view. It made the room quite dark and gloomy. Everything about the room was fine, but because of the darkness, it just wasn't cheery. The walls were a bit thin as I could hear the "bedtime" activities of the couple next to us.

The restaurant on the second floor has closed, but the breakfast in the morning was great. They had my Greek yogurt, which made my day.

I was happy to know that I could park on the street on the weekend. Too bad I went to dinner Saturday night and lost my spot.

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled with family
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Andrew S, Manager at Fairfield Inn & Suites Albany Downtown, responded to this review, 28 July 2014
Dear Ttttraveler,

Thank you for reviewing us about your recent stay. I'd like to start off by thanking you for staying with us. I'm glad to hear the issue you had with your phone was remedied. I would also like to apologize for the loud guests next door as well as the size of the window in your room. When you stay with us in the future, please let us know so we can put you in a room that has a larger window, since we do have a few rooms that have smaller windows due to historic preservation.

If you'd like to reach out about anything further for your stay, please feel free to reach out to me at (518) 434-7410 or at asmith@visions-hotels.com.

Sincerely,

Andrew Smith
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Cape Cod, Massachusetts
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34 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 July 2014

We stayed at 74 State before a concert at The Palace Theater. When we arrived we were greeted by welcoming staff who provided us with directions to local pubs, gave us free bottled water and helped us figure out parking and free wi-fi. Our room was very roomy, the bathroom was enormous and the beds were clean and comfy. They had cookies and snacks in the afternoon in the lobby and coffee and tea 24 hours! We were there on a Sunday so not much was open in the area but it was easy walking distance to the theater and dinning. Desk staff even helped us order a pizza for late night delivery AND brought it to our room! Check out was at 11 and we enjoyed the delicious and plentiful continental breakfast that was included in our room rate beforehand. They even had a waffle station! All in all it was a marvelous stay with the only downside being no view from the room and not much open in the area on a Sunday. If I ever go back to Albany I would definitely stay there again!

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled with friends
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Andrew S, Manager at Fairfield Inn & Suites Albany Downtown, responded to this review, 17 July 2014
Dear Michelle M,

Thank you for taking the time to review 74 State, we really appreciate it! Reviews like this really keep our staff motivated to continue giving our guests the best stay possible. We can't wait to see you again!

Sincerely,

Andrew Smith
General Manager
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Buffalo, New York
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 July 2014

Great location for events at Times-Union Center, spacious rooms and the most comfortable beds ever! Service and Staff were excellent and very friendly. Free breakfast, too! The only reason this review isn't even better is because there is no longer a working bar or restaurant on premises. Overall an excellent choice!

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled as a couple
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Andrew S, Manager at Fairfield Inn & Suites Albany Downtown, responded to this review, 10 July 2014
Dear Gary Z,

Thank you for your response about your stay with us! We would also like to once again thank you for choosing us for your trip to Albany, NY! We can't wait to see you again in the future!

Sincerely,

Andrew Smith
General Manager
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Borders, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 July 2014

Booked this hotel for an overnight stay after dropping off rental car at airport and before catching the train to NYC. Arrived well before check-in time but no problem about access to room. Staff very friendly and helpful and pointed us in the right direction with some restaurant recommendations. Would recommend anyone going to Albany to book this hotel. Very reasonably priced and included a basic breakfast.

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
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Andrew S, Manager at Fairfield Inn & Suites Albany Downtown, responded to this review, 8 July 2014
Dear qwerty165,

Thank you for the kind response regarding your recent stay with us. It means a lot to us when we hear our guests enjoyed staying with us. We'll see you the next time you're in Albany!

Sincerely,

Andrew Smith
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Massena, New York
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4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 July 2014

We stayed at 74 State on a recent trip to Albany for an event at the Times Union Center. Staffers were exceptionally friendly and helpful and the hotel itself was very nice. We had a junior suite that was terrific, especially the bathroom. The location was perfect as the Times Union Center was right around the corner and there are a variety of eateries within walking distance. As we arrived on Friday afternoon, we parked on the street right in front and only had to feed the meter for a couple of hours as parking was free Friday evening and for the rest of the weekend. We parked the car and it never moved until we checked out on Sunday... very nice! The included breakfast was basic but fine. We would stay here again! Overall it was a much better experience than the run of the mill chain motels that we usually stay in!

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
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Andrew S, Manager at Fairfield Inn & Suites Albany Downtown, responded to this review, 7 July 2014
Dear HockeyVoice,

Thank you for the great response regarding your stay with us! We definitely enjoyed having you with us. We can't wait to see you again the next time you are in Albany!

Sincerely,

Andrew Smith
General Manager
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Houston, Texas
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 July 2014 via mobile

I had just a short two night stay for a business trip, but was very thankful for the attentive staff clean rooms and well-appointed public areas. My room was spacious and the bed was extremely comfortable, the staff and the restaurant at the front desk and valet parking were all very professional and attentive. A great location and a beautiful building also.

Stayed July 2014, travelled on business
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Andrew S, Manager at Fairfield Inn & Suites Albany Downtown, responded to this review, 8 July 2014
Dear 151MGE,

Thank you for the kind response regarding your recent stay with us. It means a lot to us when we hear our guests enjoyed staying with us. We'll see you the next time you're in Albany!

Sincerely,

Andrew Smith
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Rochester, New York
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11 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 June 2014

We stayed here on a Sat nite and was very pleased with the courtesy of the staff, the amenities in the room and the continental breakfast. We had tickets to the Hart Theatre ("The Egg") and it was an easy walk. I would definitely recommend this hotel and stay here again when in the Albany area.

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled with friends
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Andrew S, Manager at Fairfield Inn & Suites Albany Downtown, responded to this review, 18 June 2014
Dear Amber301,

We are pleased to hear you enjoyed your stay! We would also like to take the time to once again thank you for choosing us as your hotel in Albany! We look forward to seeing you again in the future.

Sincerely,

Andrew Smith
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Additional Information about Fairfield Inn & Suites Albany Downtown

Property: Fairfield Inn & Suites Albany Downtown
Address: 74 State St, Albany, NY 12207-2525 (Formerly 74 State Hotel)
Region: United States > New York > Albany
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#4 Green Hotel in Albany
#7 Romantic Hotel in Albany
#13 Business Hotel in Albany
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Fairfield Inn & Suites Albany Downtown 2.5*
Number of rooms: 75
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Travel with confidence by checking into Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott(R), a hotel with outstanding service to make all of your travels easy and comfortable - at an exceptional value. We are always ready to welcome you with amenities like thoughtfully designed guest rooms and suites that allow you to work and relax, free Wi-Fi throughout the hotel to stay connected during your stay, and fitness facilities. You'll find it easy to settle into our vibrant lobby, with spaces to gather, relax and work. Jump-start your day with our free breakfast, now with more hot choices like scrambled eggs, sausage and oatmeal, plus favorites including fresh fruit and yogurt. You'll always find the courteous service you deserve, plus all the little things you expect from Fairfield Inn & Suites to help you get it done when you travel. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
74 State Hotel Albany
Ascend Collection Albany
Ascend Collection Hotel Albany
Clarion Albany
Albany Clarion

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