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Americas Best Value Inn - E Greenbush / Albany
Ranked #4 of 4 Hotels in East Greenbush
Munich, Germany
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12 reviews
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“Worst ever Amercias Best Value Inn”
Reviewed 24 April 2009

During a a recent trip we stayed in various Americas Best Value Inns, all at around the same price. This one however was TERRIBLE! Whilst looking fairly pleasant from the outside, the rooms are a totally different story. The smell of the room and the general condition of equipment and furniture was beyond believe. The carpet was probably last cleaned on opening day. After 3 hours of sleep, we decided to stay in our car for the rest of the night. DON'T GO THERE!!!

  • Stayed April 2009
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Boston, Massachusetts
1 review
Reviewed 25 August 2008

Dirt cheap, but clean enought with good showers, free wi-fi, and comfortable bed. Friendly staff.

  • Liked — Price was right
  • Disliked — not great if you actually want to spend a lot of waking hours in room
  • Stayed August 2008, travelled as a couple
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Travellers are raving about these East Greenbush hotels

New York City, New York
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5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 17 May 2007

If you are looking for an inexpensive hotel east of Albany and don’t mind sleeping in a place that looks like something out of a 1960s B-movie, the Best Value Inn is perfectly fine. When my brother and I were looking for a hotel where we could each have separate rooms at a reasonable price, we picked the Best Value Inn because it showed a $54.93 AARP and AAA price on several web sites. Because I wanted to make sure they would have quiet rooms, I called the motel (yes, this is a motel) directly and got the same rate (which I could have had for two people in one room) from Yogi, the lady who answered the phone. When we got there, we asked for and were given two rooms upstairs in the back of the building, rather than the motel rooms outside, facing the road. According to the receptionist at the front desk, the inside rooms we chose were smaller, but that was fine by us.

Mind you, this place is not for the squeamish. It probably hasn’t been renovated in 30 years and the rooms could most politely be described as unattractive. With paint peeling on the ceiling and cigarette burns everywhere, the rooms didn't look too good. They were clean, but the hallways and stairways weren’t. The stairway to the emergency exit door looked like it hadn’t been cleaned in years, my brother pointed out. As he also noted, the sheet were clean but grungy (i.e. worn and also with cigarette burns.) The mattress was fine, the shower was okay. There was an air conditioner/heater that I used because the room got cold. There was a television that worked fine and a microwave and fridge that I didn’t try out. It’s spartan – no hangers in my room, thin plastic hangers in my brother’s, no hairdryer and nothing except soap. The staff was pleasant, and in the morning they had not-so-bad coffees and donuts that sure weren’t Krispy Kreme. Be sure to bring your own Sweet n Low – it’s not included.

My room had better light (except in the shower) than in some $300+ rooms I’ve had on business trips and it was absolutely quiet which is my biggest issue. There was even a beautiful cherry blossom tree outside my window. I felt safe, slept fine, and would definitely stay here again for one night if I took another trip to the area. But remember, this is one of those cases of you get what you pay for, and for $54 night, you can’t expect much .

  • Liked — Price, quiet
  • Disliked — Beat-up decor
  • Stayed May 2007, travelled with family
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Clifton, NJ
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Reviewed 3 August 2005

The rooms are nice & cozy, they have a good size fride & microwave. They are also pet friendly. Just ask & they give you a very resonable flat rate for your pet to stay. The property is well maintained & has a nice swimming pool outside. Also the chineese buffet across the street is great!

  • Stayed May 2005
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Property: Americas Best Value Inn - E Greenbush / Albany
Address: 576 Columbia Tpke, East Greenbush, NY 12061-1612
Region: United States > New York > East Greenbush
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #4 of 4 Hotels in East Greenbush
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:2 star — Americas Best Value Inn - E Greenbush / Albany 2*
Number of rooms: 32
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Welcome to Americas Best Value Inn, conveniently located in East Greenbush, New York. Our hotel is within a few miles of downtown Albany, the capital of New York. Visit notable educational sites like Albany Convention and Visitors Center, NYS-Crailo State Historic Site, New York State Museum, legendary USS Slater, Schuyler Mansion State Historic Site, Historic Cherry Hill, NYS-Capitol Building Tours, and Martin Van Buren National Historic Site. Enjoy some family time at Funplex Funpark, strike out at Spare Time-East Greenbush, tee off at Pheasant Hollow Golf Course, catch a movie Regal Cinemas East Greenbush, explore Empire State Plaza, and gaze up at the Henry Hudson Planetarium. Watch live events at Capital Repertory Theatre, Times Union Center, Bleecker Stadium, and Lebanon Valley Speedway. Treat yourself to a meal at one of the restaurants located within walking distance of our hotel such as IHOP, McDonald's, Fisherman's Cove Restaurant, Pizza Hut, Quiznos, Quigley's Pub, Chinese Kitchen, Hot Harry's Fresh Burritos, and Super Buffet.While staying at Americas Best Value Inn East Greenbush/Albany, enjoy the comforts of home with the assistance of our 24-hour courteous staff. Start your day with a free cup of coffee available in the lobby daily from 6-9am. Take a refreshing swim in our seasonal outdoor pool. Appreciate the convenience of our on-site guest laundromat and vending/ice machines. Our one story, exterior corridor hotel offers 32 tastefully decorated guest rooms featuring free wireless high-speed Internet access, microwave, mini-fridge, sitting area, table with chairs, cable TV with HBO, free local calls, and wake-up service. Pets are welcome for a minimal nightly charge. At Americas Best Value Inn East Greenbush/Albany, We've Got You Covered from the time you hit the road until your head hits the pillow. ... more   less 
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