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Fairfield Inn Albany University Area
Ranked #26 of 50 Hotels in Albany
Illinois
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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“A decent place to stay”
Reviewed 18 May 2005

For its category of hotel, this one is better than average. My room had a window that opens, a fan in the bathroom (many places don't have this anymore), and was very clean and well maintained. The shower pressure was much better than I usually experience, and the staff was friendly and helpful.

Stayed May 2005
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Trenton, NJ
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Reviewed 26 August 2004

I've had to travel to the Albany area numerous times over the last 4 years due to persoal matters that required periodic visits.

I always check the availability of theis Fairfield before any other place. I've never had a bad stay here- including December 2003 when we were snowed in due to over 2 feet of snow- on top of the more than 2 feet that was already on the ground. Everyone who could on the service staff pitched in and helped dig people out. My party especially needed to get out as we had a Funeral to attend.

The rooms are always clean and functioning properly. The pool area is great- being indoors is a definite plus given the climate in this area.

The continental breakfast is one of the better out there- fresh fruit, juice, fresh muffins and bread, oatmeal (instant) and usually you can make your own hot waffles. It's definitely not your donuts on a plate and watered down juice in the corner variety .

I've had some problems while staying there- but they were always taken care of by the staff in an efficient manner.

The worst time to try and stay anywhere in the Albany area is during August- Saratoga is racing and rooms can be scarce. The rates go up then but the rest of the year the price is usually reasonable.

Yes the directions can be confusing- but even when they are right the exit itself can be confusing.

Bottom line- I'll stay there again if I need to be in Albany.

Dennis

  • Stayed August 2004
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Reviewed 21 August 2004

We stayed over while traveling to cooperstown. The hotel was clean. The pool and jaz. was also clean and well kept. The front staff was very acommidating. The breakfast was excellent for a contineltal breakfast. The plus was it is very near were the giants practice. over all a great stay over hotel. The staff was outstanding

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montreal, canada
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 24 May 2004

Stayed at the fairfield in albany for 2 nights in May, 2004. Got a special AAA rate of $66.50 a night that was a great deal and worth every penny. The hotel was very clean and the staff extremely friendly and helpful. Area was quiet and clean looking, away from the hustle and planes of Wolf road. Breakfast was very good, we had fun making our own waffles! Will stay there again next time we're in Albany. Thank you fairfield!!!

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Ocean Springs, Mississippi
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Reviewed 5 January 2004

I stayed there during the fall of 2003 for a business trip. First of all, the directions on their website were incorrect. That meant I drove around in the dark in the rain searching in vain for awhile. When I told them at the front desk about this, they said they had told the main office about this problem many times to no avail. The front desk staff member who greeted me had a very unprofessional sense of humor which at this point I could not appreciate after driving hours in the rain and getting lost. The room was just fine though, clean, nice furnishings, comfortable. The continental breakfast was what you would expect and the staff member who maintained it was pleasant and friendly. I didn't have time to check out the pool, etc. Good basic lodging with a few service issues.

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Reviewed 9 December 2003

I stayed at the Fairfield Inn in Albany and though my expectations are quite high as someone in the hospitality industry, i enjoyed my stay at the Fairfield in greatly. The front desk to the assistant managers were all quite helpful. I found a convenience in having an indoor pool & jacuzzi as well.

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Property: Fairfield Inn Albany University Area
Address: 1383 Washington Ave, Albany, NY 12206-1009
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 ) Free Parking Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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Ranked #26 of 50 Hotels in Albany
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Fairfield Inn Albany University Area 2.5*
Number of rooms: 99
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