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Courtyard by Marriott Albany Thruway

1455 Washington Ave, Albany, NY 12206-1093
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  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
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#11 of 53 hotels in Albany
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Step up your stay in The Empire State when you book a room at our newly renovated modern accommodations of Courtyard Albany Thruway. Providing easy access to Crossgates Mall, Colonie Center and the University at Albany, SUNY, our hotel is a great spot to make your home base during your vacation or business trip. When you arrive at your spacious room or suite, unwind on our luxury bedding while browsing Marriott's in-room streaming package where you can access Netflix, Hulu Plus and more. For work tasks, our rooms feature ergonomic workstations and free high-speed Wi-Fi providing a productive work environment. Stop by our on-site restaurant to fuel up on delicious American cuisine, as well as a cup of Starbucks® coffee, when hunger strikes. If you're wanting to stay active, visit our 24-hour fitness center with cardio equipment and free weights. Or take a dip in our indoor pool if you'd prefer to relax. No matter how you choose to spend your time, enjoy spending it at Courtyard Albany Thruway.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Bar / lounge
Car hire
Business Centre with Internet Access
Conference facilities
Paid internet
Pool / beach towels
Indoor pool
Heated pool
Coffee shop
Breakfast available
Outdoor dining area
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
Shared lounge / TV area
24-hour front desk
Express check-in / check-out
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Self-serve laundry
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Soundproof rooms
Air conditioning
Coffee / tea maker
Cable / satellite TV
Sofa bed
Bath / shower
Private bathrooms
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Flatscreen TV
On-demand films
iPod docking station
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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JohnDavidson001 wrote a review Sep 2020
New York City, New York21 contributions23 helpful votes
Overall, the staff, hotel and room are great.  Suggestions:  No bath matt towel, I didn't notice the hair dryer in the closet until checking out.  Luggage cart wheel flat so very difficult to push and steer.  There's a constant high pitch humming sound I think is coming from fridge.  Shower water pressure could be better.  Peep holes in the door need the swivel cover.  Alarm clock difficult to read display.  Religious books in the night stand drawer are definitely unnecessary.  Smoke detector has a flashing light that is distracting as I am trying to fall asleep.  Toilet seat does not stay in the up position.  Even after finding a nickel to adjust fridge temp lower, it still froze my food, unless the bottom is supposed to be the freezer portion, but it's not labeled that way, so have to experiment trial and error what area gets frozen or not.  The gym was closed even though other hotels have them open. I would stay here again, but for the price point these things should not be an issue.
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Date of stay: September 2020Trip type: Travelled on business
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Nancy B wrote a review Jan 2020
Tucson, Arizona13 contributions1 helpful vote
My husband and I moved to this hotel from a neighboring one that shall remain unknown. This hotel was a very welcome change from the other one we stayed in. This hotel was clean and well maintained, with very professional staff clearly trained in customer service. The room was elegantly furnished, roomy, and very comfortable. The traveler amenities were very nice--indoor pool, small workout room, Bistro (though pretty pricey for breakfast) and a little shop for quick snacks and items you might have forgotten. Very convenient to major highways and UAlbany. Worth the price.
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Date of stay: January 2020
SCK123 wrote a review Jan 2020
Boston, MA20 contributions11 helpful votes
We were in the area for a funeral, so we were busy (and tired) -the beds are comfortable (firm) and we slept great.The rooms are nice. Small closets that back up to the kitchenette area but there's nothing you can do about that. The shower is spectacular. Never ran out of hot water. No tub for those that want a soak. A microwave in the room was a pleasant surprise, along with the fridge and coffee maker. My biggest concern was the breakfast (Bistro area). I just wanted some basic items but the menu was more eclectic for my taste-more like a Starbucks selection. There's a Dunkin Donuts next door. There's also a gas station on the other side, which was handy. I had a few issues but the staff quickly resolved them. I ended up giving feedback to the manager and he emailed back and appreciated my reaching out.
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Date of stay: December 2019
Room Tip: I'd ask for a room on Washington Ave versus the interstate side
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arpan wrote a review Jan 2020
Chicago, Illinois1 contribution
I stayed here in the second week of January and the first thing that struck me was the extremely well trained staff. Matt at the front desk knew area restaurants well and me and my colleagues quite enjoyed trying a one of his recommendations each day. The hotel food bar is quite nice for casual dining. Working through some late night working sessions Amanda learnt what each one of us preferred and the rest of the week we were on autopilot. The snacks and beverages arrived individualized to taste. I travel a lot and its not usual to find a good facility with great staff. I recommend this place and will be staying there again for sure.
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Date of stay: January 2020
Trip type: Travelled on business
Room Tip: Just ask. Staff is helpful and tries to accomodate
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Michael P wrote a review Dec 2019
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The accommodations were great. I made 4 trips to the Bistro and never found anyone there to take my order. I asked the front desk if it was open and they said it has been open for several hours. Another person was waiting as well and never got the chance to order. I walked across the street to Dunkin Donuts where they were happy for my business. What a shame.
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Date of stay: December 2019
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Trip type: Travelled on business
Room Tip: Don't wait to order anything at the Bistro, you'll go hungry.
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US$111 - US$173 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about Courtyard by Marriott Albany Thruway
Which popular attractions are close to Courtyard by Marriott Albany Thruway?
Nearby attractions include USS Slater DE-766 (7.9 km), New York State Capitol (6.7 km), and New York State Museum (6.7 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Courtyard by Marriott Albany Thruway?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include an indoor pool, free wifi, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at Courtyard by Marriott Albany Thruway?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Courtyard by Marriott Albany Thruway?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Courtyard by Marriott Albany Thruway?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Courtyard by Marriott Albany Thruway?
Conveniently located restaurants include Iron Gate Cafe, Athos Restaurant, and 677 Prime.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Courtyard by Marriott Albany Thruway?
Yes, guests have access to an indoor pool and a fitness centre during their stay.
Are any cleaning services offered at Courtyard by Marriott Albany Thruway?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does Courtyard by Marriott Albany Thruway offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business centre, meeting rooms, and a banquet room.
Are there any historical sites close to Courtyard by Marriott Albany Thruway?
Many travellers enjoy visiting New York State Capitol (6.7 km), Schuyler Mansion (7.4 km), and Shaker Heritage Society (5.6 km).
Is Courtyard by Marriott Albany Thruway accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access, reduced mobility rooms, and facilities for disabled guests. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.