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Econo Lodge Colonie Center Mall
Ranked #30 of 50 Hotels in Albany
Fort Drum, New York
Level 4 Contributor
26 reviews
10 hotel reviews
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“Needs repair and maintenance”
Reviewed 9 September 2011

We thought that this hotel would be a good stop over before we flew out of Albany. We were wrong. The hotel was in desperate need of repair. The room we were in had peeling wallpaper, water damage on the ceiling, carpet that should have been replaced years ago and tile that needed a good steam cleaning to get the grout clean. The beds were terrible. I read another review that said that they did not feel safe and I will admit I had the same feeling. Yes, there was a bolt and a lock but our door did not shut very well. It was near midnight when we got in and it was the last room available. Upon check out the guy at the front desk asked how our room was and I lied and told him fine. I should have told him the truth which is, They need a major overhaul of this facility because at this point it looks like a death trap.

  • Stayed August 2011, travelled with family
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Levittown, NY
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Reviewed 1 September 2011

I checked out the reviews before reserving our room. I was concerned that there were a couple of negative reviews, but the majority were positive. The price was an incentive. We found the room to be neat and clean. The manager and staff were friendly and efficient. We thought we might have left an item in the room, and the manager checked with the housekeeping staff and called us back. (We have since found the item.) The motel allows pets, and sometime we may have to travel with our dog. We liked that there was a 24/7 desk clerk as we often arrive very late. We also liked having a microwave and refrigerator in the room. We appreciated the breakfast, even though it was basic - toast, cereal, muffins, bagels, juice, coffee and tea. Some people may not like the one flat pillow, I myself prefer two fluffy ones; or the super water conscious shower spray, but on the whole we really liked the accomodations and the treatment by the staff and look forward to a return visit.

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  • Stayed August 2011, travelled with family
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Stamford, Connecticut
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3 reviews
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Reviewed 7 August 2011

Do not stay here- very dirty, beds disgusting and toliet did not work.

  • Stayed August 2011, travelled with family
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Somersworth, New Hampshire
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Reviewed 5 August 2011

I arrived late and was happy to find a friendly attendant at the front desk located in the beautiful lobby. I was a little more apprehensive when I started going through the outside "hallway" and couldn't breathe because of the bad cat urine stench. I definitely thought the room was going to be a nightmare but I was happy to find a very clean room (though I should note that I do not sleep on hotel bedding - I bring my own!) that only had a slight "un-airred-out" smell which quickly disappeared when I lit my own candle. The bathroom is brand new and clean. Towels are clean, bed pretty comfy and continental breakfast was satisfying. all in all a good experience~!

  • Stayed August 2011, travelled with family
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Hartford, Connecticut
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3 reviews
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Reviewed 27 June 2011

A friend booked this room for us as a quick place to stay en route to Utica. For the price, I wasn't expecting much, but was very pleasantly surprised. Our second floor room was clean as were the linens, the bed was comforfortable, it was quiet, and I felt safe staying here. I have recently had some bad experiences with other inexpensive hotel chains, so I was very happy that this hotel worked out so nicely. Definitely a great place to stay if you are passing through the Albany area and need a room for the night. I was traveling with someone, but would also have felt safe here as a solo traveler.

Only minor complaint was the breakfast. Probably the worst free breakfast I've seen at a hotel: white bread, cheap donuts, cereal, and bagels. Certainly not the end of the world, though, since the hotel was otherwise such a good value. We found a Dunkin Donuts a block away to get some hot sandwiches to go.

  • Stayed June 2011, travelled with friends
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Boston, MA
2 reviews
Reviewed 23 May 2011

You can't expect much for $41, but this review is more to let you all know what to expect and that is an old and dingy motel with old spring mattresses that can guarantee a sore back the next day. The staff wasn't very friendly and the breakfast was pathetic.

  • Stayed May 2011
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Hamilton, Canada
Level 3 Contributor
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Reviewed 15 May 2011

We stayed for one night on our way to the ocean and were very pleased. We only paid $50 for a king size bed. The room was a good size and very clean. The shower was quite powerful which always means a lot to us. The breakfast was basic but sufficient. The staff were all very friendly and efficient. You really can't beat it for the price!

  • Stayed May 2011, travelled as a couple
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Property: Econo Lodge Colonie Center Mall
Address: 1630 Central Ave, Albany, NY 12205-2404
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Region: United States > New York > Albany
Amenities:
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Wheelchair access
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Ranked #30 of 50 Hotels in Albany
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:2 star — Econo Lodge Colonie Center Mall 2*
Number of rooms: 101
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