Albany

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Albany featuring a fountain, a lake or waterhole and heritage architecture
Come to New York’s capital to marvel at architectural achievements, shop in funky stores or enjoy fine parks and museums.

As the legislative capital of New York, Albany instantly demands respect. However, the city offers more than simply politics. It also has a thriving arts scene, an eclectic mix of restaurants and several historical gems.

Visit Empire State Plaza to admire strikingly modern government buildings and see politics in action, with occasional peaceful demonstrations by concerned citizens. In summer enjoy free concerts or the spectacular July 4th fireworks.

Look beyond the square in any direction to notice how the architecture takes on an older style. Albany was first settled by the Dutch in 1614 and is one of the oldest continually chartered cities in the United States. Walk to State Street to admire 19th-century homes or pay a visit to City Hall, a fine example of Romanesque architecture.

Summer is the best time to enjoy Albany’s well-kept green spaces. Visit Corning Preserve and stroll along the Hudson River or head to Washington State Park. A playhouse within this park holds regular free concerts and theatre productions.

When winter cold arrives, explore the city’s museums. New York State Museum features varied exhibitions including Birds of New York and the floating Day Peckinpaugh canal boat. Albany Institute of History and Art also has excellent exhibits, such as the Hudson River school paintings.

For shopping, head to Lark Street, known as "Albany’s Greenwich Village," where you’ll find alternative, boutique stores with one-of-a-kind jewellery and contemporary art. This popular student area has many good restaurants and bars. Finish off a day’s shopping with Buffalo wings and a variety of local craft beer.

Visit in June for the week-long Capital Pride LGBT festival or September for the larkFEST, New York’s largest one-day street festival.

Most of Albany’s major sights are within easy walking distance. Public buses serve a broad area throughout the city and beyond.

Fly to Albany International Airport or drive 2.5 hours north from New York City. Albany offers access to the four seasons in New York’s upstate area, with Adirondack Mountain skiing and summer hiking just two hours away.

Where to stay in Albany

Hampton Inn Albany-Western Ave/University Area
Hampton Inn Albany-Western Ave/University Area
2.5 out of 5
1442 Western Ave, Albany, NY, 12203
The price is ₹8,810 per night from 23 Oct to 24 Oct
Stay at this business-friendly hotel in Albany. Enjoy free breakfast, free WiFi and free parking. Our guests praise the breakfast and the helpful staff in their ...
4.6/5 Wonderful! (1,000 reviews)
"Was exactly what we needed for our overnight stay. Great staff, clean and great location,"

Reviewed on 18 Sep 2022

Hilton Garden Inn Albany/SUNY Area
Hilton Garden Inn Albany/SUNY Area
3 out of 5
1389 Washington Ave, Albany, NY, 12206
The price is ₹8,849 per night from 21 Oct to 22 Oct
Stay at this 3-star business-friendly hotel in Albany. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking and breakfast. Our guests praise the pool and the restaurant in their reviews. ...
4.1/5 Very Good! (1,002 reviews)
"Nice clean property fast and easy check in"

Reviewed on 20 Sep 2022

Hampton Inn & Suites Albany-Downtown
Hampton Inn & Suites Albany-Downtown
2.5 out of 5
25 Chapel St, Albany, NY, 12210
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is ₹10,116 per night from 16 Oct to 17 Oct
Stay at this business-friendly hotel in Albany. Enjoy free breakfast, free WiFi and 2 restaurants. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the clean rooms in ...
4.1/5 Very Good! (1,001 reviews)
"Everything was great except for the tub in the shower draining very slowly. Stood in water during our showers. Great location, friendly staff."

Reviewed on 18 Sep 2022

Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.
TownePlace Suites by Marriott Albany Downtown/Medical Center
TownePlace Suites by Marriott Albany Downtown/Medical Center
2.5 out of 5
22 Holland Ave, Albany, NY, 12209
Stay at this business-friendly aparthotel in Albany. Enjoy free breakfast, free WiFi and a fitness centre. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the comfy ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (444 reviews)
"It was a pleasant stay. There was a little hiccup in the beginning but it was promptly corrected. The pull out sofa bed was not so comfortable but otherwise the regular bed was ok."

Reviewed on 25 Sep 2022

CrestHill Suites SUNY University Albany
CrestHill Suites SUNY University Albany
3 out of 5
1415 Washington Avenue, Albany, NY, 12206
Stay at this 3-star business-friendly aparthotel in Albany. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking and a fitness centre. Our guests praise the comfy rooms and the overall ...
3.7/5 Good! (2,018 reviews)
"The property was very clean and it was good customer served"

Reviewed on 26 Nov 2021

Pine Bush Suites Albany University
Pine Bush Suites Albany University
3 out of 5
1379 Washington Ave, Albany, NY, 12206
Stay at this 3-star business-friendly aparthotel in Albany. Enjoy free breakfast, free WiFi and free parking. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the comfy ...
3.5/5 Good! (357 reviews)
"It was the same as the picture"

Reviewed on 8 Jan 2022

Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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