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Best Western Sovereign Hotel - Albany
Ranked #31 of 50 Hotels in Albany
Reviewed 27 April 2011

very helpful staff. great location for bar exam candidates - close proximity to starbucks, shop, local cafes and a restaurant onsite. good transport links to downtown Albany. 15 min away from Test Centre. Strongly recommend!

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SovereignHotel, General Manager at Best Western Sovereign Hotel - Albany, responded to this reviewResponded 28 April 2011

We're so glad you had a pleasant stay during that trying period. Come back soon, but leave your books at home and enjoy the city next time!

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Reviewed 21 April 2011

I have traveled to Albany on business almost every week for the past two months. The motel is very convenient, clean and quiet and the staff is very pleasant. If I choose to take the train, the shuttle service picks me up and drops me off on time. The value I receive during my stay is excellent.

  • Stayed: April 2011, travelled on business
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SovereignHotel, General Manager at Best Western Sovereign Hotel - Albany, responded to this reviewResponded 22 April 2011

We are so honored that you chose our hotel. Thank you for taking the time to let us know of your experience. We are better off because of it.

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Reviewed 19 April 2011

While I was in the process of relacating to the area. I stayed at the best western for three weeks the hotel was very clean and the staff was very friendly and helpfull .

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  • Stayed: March 2011, travelled on business
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SovereignHotel, General Manager at Best Western Sovereign Hotel - Albany, responded to this reviewResponded 20 April 2011

We are so glad to hear that your extended stay was comfortable! We hope you return to visit in the future. Thank you for taking the time to review us!

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Reviewed 17 April 2011

The rates at this hotel were very reasonable, but that's because you get what you pay for. Everything here was mediocure; the food, the rooms, the hallways, the lobby, the pool, the banquet rooms and the service. If you're looking for a decent place to stay cheap, this is the hotel for you. If you're looking for luxury or comfort, keep looking.

  • Stayed: April 2011, travelled on business
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SovereignHotel, General Manager at Best Western Sovereign Hotel - Albany, responded to this reviewResponded 19 April 2011

Linda,

Please accept our sincere sincere apologies for not exceeding your expectations. We obviously have work to do, and we look forward to raising our standards for you. Please contact me personally during your next visit and we'll do our best to ensure you are satisfied.

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Reviewed 10 April 2011

the catholic nurses have all of our functions at this hotel. we are treated well by the entire staff. this weekend the hotel was very busy with groups but special arrangements were made for our group..all of the members enjoyed the meal and we had a great waitress, Joanie. we will be back for our christmas party.

  • Stayed: April 2011, travelled on business
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SovereignHotel, General Manager at Best Western Sovereign Hotel - Albany, responded to this reviewResponded 12 April 2011

Thank you for your kind words! We hope you return every season, not just in the spring!

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Reviewed 5 April 2011

While the architecture and building quality might lack a bit, the room service and breakfast the next morning where great. The room was well cleaned up and bed nicely made for the second night. The free breakfast was very generous! Warm eggs, sausages, and french toast with plenty of juice and good coffee!

  • Stayed: March 2011, travelled on business
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SovereignHotel, General Manager at Best Western Sovereign Hotel - Albany, responded to this reviewResponded 12 April 2011

Your sentiments are truly touching. It's hard to satisfy customers in such a difficult economy, yet to know you were pleased is very inspiring. We hope to see you soon!

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Reviewed 27 March 2011

Hotel is run down. People were in the halls all night long on all floors. Security had to be called several times by different rooms. Hotel made no attempt to ensure the guests had quiet from 12am to 6am. Spilled beverages were in elevator and stairs in the morning. Breakfast was skimpy compared to other chain hotels offering "full" free breakfast. Coffee was out for 10 minutes before staff realized it. Food was almost gone an hour before breakfast was over and even if they were planning to replenish the dishes were empty and cold. I guess for $89 you can't expect a good night's sleep or good breakfast!

  • Stayed: March 2011, travelled with family
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SovereignHotel, General Manager at Best Western Sovereign Hotel - Albany, responded to this reviewResponded 12 April 2011

Please accept our apologies for the difficulties you faced. We hope you return soon so we can redeem ourselves in your eyes.

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Additional Information about Best Western Sovereign Hotel - Albany

Address: 1228 Western Ave, Albany, NY 12203-3326 (Formerly BEST WESTERN Sovereign Hotel - Albany)
Region: United States > New York > Albany
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
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Ranked #31 of 50 Hotels in Albany
Price Range: £164 - £164 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Best Western Sovereign Hotel - Albany 3*
Number of rooms: 192
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Convenience and value come together at the Best Western Sovereign Hotel in Albany New York. This full service Albany Hotel offers complimentary Full Hot American Breakfast, Free Wi-Fi and Shuttle Service. All rooms have refrigerators, microwaves, coffee makers. Hotel has an indoor heated pool, sauna, fitness room, restaurant, and business center. The hotel is located at the entrance of U-Albany and is minutes from Times Union Center, Downtown area, Crossgates Mall, and Airport. The Best Western sovereign is currently renovating the Lobby area. We look forward to offering our guests a new and updated Lobby with comfort and convenience. We expect the lobby renovation to be completed by 04/30/15. ... more   less 
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