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Hampton Inn & Suites Albany-Downtown
2.5 out of 5
25 Chapel St, Albany, NY
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The price is $93 per night
4.2/5Excellent! (2,115 reviews)

"The property’s location was perfect. I would recommend this motel to anyone."…"

Reviewed on May 4, 2020

Hampton Inn & Suites Albany-Downtown
Red Roof Inn Clifton Park
2 out of 5
41 Old Rt 146, Clifton Park, NY
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The price is $69 per night
3.9/5Good! (357 reviews)

"nothing unique here, property was extensively renovated recently, but still had a few rug tears, one room had a screeching refrigerator which they replaced, had a loud neighbor another night, wifi is sketchy, my streaming video skipped during peak evening hours and channel lineup is basic. Stayed ..."…"

Reviewed on Feb 13, 2020

Red Roof Inn Clifton Park
Microtel Inn by Wyndham Albany Airport
2 out of 5
7 Rensselaer Ave, Latham, NY
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The price is $60 per night
3.8/5Good! (1,546 reviews)

"It was a small room, no microwave, no refrigerator."…"

Reviewed on May 5, 2020

Microtel Inn by Wyndham Albany Airport
Super 8 by Wyndham Latham/Albany Troy Area
2 out of 5
681 Troy Schenectady Road, Route 7, Latham, NY
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The price is $57 per night
3.6/5Good! (429 reviews)

"I love it the staff are very professional and nice. I love how clean the establishment is. They were warm, welcoming and inviting. I appreciate the fact they are open 24 hours . And considerate for those traveling long distances. Highly recommend 👍"…"

Reviewed on Feb 15, 2020

Super 8 by Wyndham Latham/Albany Troy Area
Red Roof Inn Albany Airport
2 out of 5
188 Wolf Rd, Albany, NY
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The price is $62 per night
3.5/5Good! (2,029 reviews)

"We had a small issue with the room (that could not have been foreseen by the staff). They set us up immediately in a different room and made me feel comfortable going back if we needed anything else. Very efficient and friendly service."…"

Reviewed on May 23, 2020

Red Roof Inn Albany Airport
Super 8 by Wyndham Schenectady/Albany Area
2 out of 5
3083 Carman Rd, Schenectady, NY
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The price is $75 per night
3.5/5Good! (998 reviews)

"Exceptional accommodations to my disability needs. Staff very polite and hotel and grounds are beautiful."…"

Reviewed on May 2, 2020

Super 8 by Wyndham Schenectady/Albany Area
SureStay Plus Hotel by Best Western Albany Airport
3 out of 5
200 Wolf Rd, Albany, NY
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The price is $68 per night
3.5/5Good! (2,128 reviews)

"Check in staff was super friendly and offered local info"…"

Reviewed on Mar 9, 2020

SureStay Plus Hotel by Best Western Albany Airport
Days Inn by Wyndham Albany SUNY
2 out of 5
1230 Western Avenue, Albany, NY
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The price is $60 per night
3.5/5Good! (1,250 reviews)

"I was happy about the free breakfast able to relax at a table and have coffee with out being bother.what I didn't like was the room I had had a funny smell to the rug.was only there one night so it was ok."…"

Reviewed on Feb 6, 2020

Days Inn by Wyndham Albany SUNY
Cocca's Inn & Suites Wolf Rd, Albany Airport
2 out of 5
2 Wolf Road, Albany, NY
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The price is $68 per night
3.4/5 (1,279 reviews)

"A lot of Pot Holes in the parking Lot. There is Only ONE way in & ONE way Out......little uncomfortable."…"

Reviewed on Apr 18, 2020

Cocca's Inn & Suites Wolf Rd, Albany Airport
Red Lion Hotel Albany
3 out of 5
205 Wolf Rd, Albany, NY
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3.3/5 (1,967 reviews)

"Everything was amazing. The pool was beautifully designed"…"

Reviewed on Mar 1, 2020

Red Lion Hotel Albany
Travelodge Inn & Suites by Wyndham Albany
2.5 out of 5
42 Wolf Road, Albany, NY
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The price is $58 per night
3.3/5 (1,394 reviews)

"Easy check in nice people, toilet broke, but better this time."…"

Reviewed on Mar 14, 2020

Travelodge Inn & Suites by Wyndham Albany
Latham Inn
2 out of 5
622 Watervliet Shaker Rd., Latham, NY
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The price is $68 per night
3.3/5 (279 reviews)

"A dated motel but very nice and clean I would stay here again."…"

Reviewed on Dec 29, 2019

Latham Inn
Howard Johnson by Wyndham Albany
2 out of 5
1614 Central Ave, Albany, NY
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The price is $59 per night
3.3/5 (1,127 reviews)

"Service was outstanding & the staff performed delightfully"…"

Reviewed on Mar 20, 2020

Howard Johnson by Wyndham Albany
Econo Lodge Colonie Center Mall
2 out of 5
1630 Central Ave, Albany, NY
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The price is $59 per night
3.2/5 (712 reviews)

"I liked how close it was to The mall... The staff was very friendly."…"

Reviewed on Jan 19, 2020

Econo Lodge Colonie Center Mall
Red Carpet Inn
2 out of 5
500 Northern Blvd., Albany, NY
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The price is $75 per night
3.1/5 (353 reviews)
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"Everything was fine. I would rate it even better if the ventilation was more effective. We had a non-smoking room, but we kept smelling cigarette smoke."…"

Reviewed on Feb 10, 2020

Red Carpet Inn
Motel 6 - Albany Airport
1.5 out of 5
1600 Central Ave, Albany, NY
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The price is $45 per night
2.7/5 (435 reviews)

"I feel safe and it a nice place to stay The room is clean and it comfortable and I will stay here again"…"

Reviewed on Apr 1, 2020

Motel 6 - Albany Airport
Ramada Plaza by Wyndham Albany
3 out of 5
3 Watervliet Avenue Ext, Albany, NY
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The price is $55 per night
2.7/5 (2,132 reviews)

"I was really impressed by the welcome given by the lady on duty at the reception on night duty.Unlike many other hotels, Lobby lights were own even at even after 12.00 Mid night which makes the guests entering the hotel feel that its a lively place to stay. Staff was awake, very friendly & active. ..."…"

Reviewed on Feb 29, 2020

Ramada Plaza by Wyndham Albany
Motel 6 Albany, New York
2 out of 5
100 Watervliet Ave, Albany, NY
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The price is $56 per night
2.6/5 (774 reviews)

"As always this was a wonderful stay. Was thankfuk one staff member had taken perosnal interest in my wellbeing after a past experience She made my day."…"

Reviewed on May 6, 2020

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Cheap Hotels in Albany

Albany offers a variety of cheap accommodations and places to visit, making it a great getaway spot for budget travelers. In addition to its well-known attractions like The Egg and New York State Museum, this destination is home to Washington Park and Albany Riverfront Park, which you can enjoy while spending very little.

If you're hunting for places to stay in Albany that won't break the bank, you can book your choice of the 58 budget accommodations in the area. These options offer competitive rates and have earned good reviews from travelers searching for a bargain:

Howard Johnson by Wyndham Albany - 1.5-star hotel. You'll find free breakfast, free WiFi, and free parking at this property. Guests who stay here appreciate its overall value and convenient parking.

Cocca's Inn & Suites Wolf Rd, Albany Airport - Customers like this 2-star hotel for its overall value and convenient parking. It offers free continental breakfast, free WiFi, and free parking.

Red Carpet Inn - At this 2-star hotel, you can take advantage of free WiFi, free parking, and a bar. Reviews mention the central location and convenient parking.

Super 8 by Wyndham Schenectady/Albany Area - 2-star hotel. You'll find free breakfast, free WiFi, and free parking at this property. Guests who stay here appreciate its helpful staff and clean rooms.

Latham Inn - Customers like this 2-star motel for its overall value and good location. It offers free breakfast, free WiFi, and free parking.

Planning Your Trip to Albany

Still choosing trip dates? Use these temperature and rainfall averages to get an idea of the best months to visit so you can make the most of your time.

  • Hottest months: July, August, June, and September, with an average temperature of 81°F
  • Coldest months: January, February, December, and March, with an average temperature of 16°F
  • Rainiest months: July, June, October, and May, with an average rainfall of 3.80 inches
  • Driest months: February, January, December, and April, with an average rainfall of 2.73 inches

Sightseeing In and Around Albany

Albany attracts visitors with its live music scene and major shopping area, and offers plenty to see and do without spending a fortune. You can budget for the top local attractions on your list, such as The Egg and New York State Museum, and then make time for other wallet-friendly activities. Enjoy the local natural beauty at Washington Park and Albany Riverfront Park, or check out the area's cultural spots like Palace Theater.

Albany is also notable for its:
  • Hockey
  • University life
  • Entertainment
  • Art

Getting Around Albany

The nearest airport is in Albany, NY (ALB-Albany Intl.), situated 7.2 mi (11.5 km) away from the city center. If that doesn't suit your budget, you can arrange flights in and out of Schenectady, NY (SCH-Schenectady County), which is 16.3 mi (26.3 km) away. To venture out into the surrounding area, ride one of the trains from Albany-Rensselaer Station or Schenectady Station.

Frequently asked questions

What is Albany like for travelers on a budget?
Albany has cheap accommodation options and a variety of places to visit, making it a great choice for a budget-friendly getaway. In addition to its well-known attractions like Times Union Center and The Egg, this destination is home to Washington Park and Governor Nelson A. Rockefeller Empire State Plaza, which you can enjoy while spending very little.
What's the best budget-friendly accommodation in Albany?
Based on reviews, Latham Inn is a popular 2-star property for our travelers looking for an economical choice, and features free WiFi and free parking. Other choices to stay on the cheap include Motel 6 Albany, New York and Travelodge Inn & Suites by Wyndham Albany.
What's the weather like in Albany?
The hottest months are usually July and August with an average temp of 68°F, while the coldest months are January and February with an average of 28°F. Average annual rainfall for Albany is 39 inches.
What is there to see and do in Albany?
Albany attracts visitors with its live music scene and major shopping area, and offers plenty to see and do without spending a fortune. You can budget for the top local attractions that interest you most, such as Times Union Center and The Egg, and then look for sights and activities that cost little or nothing at all. Check out the area’s cultural spots like Palace Theater and New York State Museum, or get outdoors at Washington Park.
What's the best way to get around Albany?
The most convenient airport is 7.2 mi (11.5 km) from the center in Albany, NY (ALB-Albany Intl.). However, if that doesn’t suit your budget, you can look into flights to Schenectady, NY (SCH-Schenectady County), which is 16.3 mi (26.3 km) away. To explore the surrounding area, hop aboard a train at Albany-Rensselaer Station or Schenectady Station.

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