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Featured Motels in Albany

Berkshire Travel Lodge
2.5 out of 5
12703 Rte 22, Canaan, NY
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The price is $66 per night

Situated in Canaan, this motel is within 9 mi (15 km) of Furnace Brook Winery at Hilltop Orchards, Tanglewood Music Center, and Berkshire Botanical Garden. Norman ...

2.7/5 (128 reviews)

"We needed a basic place to sleep while traveling and were going to get in late. Booked on line and recv’d a call from the front desk to make arrangements for our late check in! Very accommodating. Keep in mind our stay was off season and we were budget conscious, so realize those expectations. Our ..."…"

Reviewed on Feb 8, 2020

Berkshire Travel Lodge
Motel 6 Albany, New York
2 out of 5
100 Watervliet Ave, Albany, NY
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The price is $56 per night

Situated in Albany, this motel is 0.7 mi (1.1 km) from Westgate Plaza and within 3 mi (5 km) of University at Albany SUNY and Times Union Center. Albany Medical ...

2.6/5 (777 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

Motel 6 Albany, New York
Four Season Motel
2.5 out of 5
1666 Columbia Turnpike, Castleton-on-Hudson, NY
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Situated in Castleton-on-Hudson, this motel is within 9 mi (15 km) of Crailo State Historic Site, Albany Capital Center, and New York State Executive Mansion. ...

3/5 (50 reviews)

"All was fine - door handle needed touch of oil, sink stopper came loose, would not lift."…"

Reviewed on Jan 5, 2020

Four Season Motel
Scottish Inns Albany
2.5 out of 5
1384 Central Ave , Albany, NY
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The price is $80 per night

Situated in Albany, this motel is within a 15-minute walk of Northway Mall and Colonie Center Mall. University at Albany SUNY is 2.2 mi (3.5 km) away.

2.7/5 (92 reviews)

"Well furnished Cons .. no announced Wi Fi Forced to sleep in smoking room But ...was just lucky"…"

Reviewed on Sep 3, 2019

Scottish Inns Albany
Bel Air Motel
2 out of 5
1036 Route 9, Castleton-on-Hudson, NY
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Situated in Castleton-on-Hudson, this motel is within 9 mi (15 km) of Kinderhook Lake, Valatie Free Library, and Van Alen House. Shaker Museum and Library and ...

2/5 (45 reviews)

"The Room is clean but the dressers drawers were dirty. The towels in the bathroom we’re staying with Greece"…"

Reviewed on Sep 24, 2018

Bel Air Motel
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 $58 per night

Situated near the airport, this motel is within 9 mi (15 km) of Siena College, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, and University at Albany SUNY. Times Union Center ...

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
Econo Lodge Colonie Center Mall
2 out of 5
1630 Central Ave, Albany, NY
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The price is $59 per night

Situated near the airport, this motel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Northway Mall and Colonie Center Mall. Crossgates Mall is 2.9 mi (4.6 km) away.

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
Imperial Motel
2.5 out of 5
927 State Street, Schenectady, NY
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Situated in Schenectady, this motel is 0.7 mi (1.2 km) from Proctors Theater and 1.7 mi (2.7 km) from Rivers Casino & Resort. Museum of Innovation and Science ...

1.6/5 (7 reviews)
Hotel room

"The hotel room smells awful,the shower is no good and the bed is filty. I'll never recommend anyone to that hotel."…"

Reviewed on Dec 30, 2015

Imperial Motel
Latham Inn
2 out of 5
622 Watervliet Shaker Rd., Latham, NY
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The price is $68 per night

Situated near the airport, this motel is within 9 mi (15 km) of University at Albany SUNY, Washington Park, and Albany Medical Center. Palace Theater and Times ...

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
Waterford Inns on the Hudson
2 out of 5
83 Hudson River Road, Waterford, NY
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The price is $65 per night

Situated in Waterford, this motel is 1.5 mi (2.4 km) from Peebles Island State Park and 2.7 mi (4.4 km) from Waterford Historical Museum. Falls View Park and ...

2.8/5 (67 reviews)

"It was a good place to sleep. It was quiet, and the bed was comfortable."…"

Reviewed on Nov 11, 2019

Waterford Inns on the Hudson
Americas Best Value Inn Schenectady Albany W
2 out of 5
759 State St, Schenectady, NY
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The price is $70 per night

Situated in Schenectady, this motel is 0.4 mi (0.6 km) from Proctors Theater and 1.3 mi (2.1 km) from Rivers Casino & Resort. Museum of Innovation and Science ...

2.6/5 (213 reviews)

"The stay here was Convenient and friendly and affordable"…"

Reviewed on May 16, 2020

Americas Best Value Inn Schenectady Albany W
Americas Best Value Inn Albany East Greenbush
2 out of 5
576 Columbia Turnpike, East Greenbush, NY
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The price is $70 per night

Situated in East Greenbush, this motel is within 6 mi (10 km) of Crailo State Historic Site, Times Union Center, and The Egg. Empire State Plaza Convention Center ...

3.2/5 (309 reviews)

"Clean and though no frills, the bathroom looked updated and all was solid Would stay there again if needed. Within a block of Starbucks, too"…"

Reviewed on Mar 14, 2020

Americas Best Value Inn Albany East Greenbush
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Red Roof Inn Albany Airport
Red Roof Inn Albany Airport
2 out of 5
188 Wolf Rd, Albany, NY
The price is $63 per night
3.5/5Good! (2,030 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
Albany Airport Inn and Suites
Albany Airport Inn and Suites
3 out of 5
1 Residence Inn Drive, Latham, NY
3.9/5Very Good! (834 reviews)

"Great place and very close to airport. They room was very nice"…"

Reviewed on May 27, 2020

Albany Airport Inn and Suites
Homewood Suites by Hilton Albany
Homewood Suites by Hilton Albany
3 out of 5
216 Wolf Rd, Albany, NY
The price is $123 per night
4.7/5Exceptional! (544 reviews)

"Very clean and the breakfast was great. The beds were very comfortable."…"

Reviewed on Mar 21, 2020

Homewood Suites by Hilton Albany
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Albany Motels for the Frugal Traveler

There are 18 low-priced motels in Albany among more than 164 lodging choices. When you pick one of these cheaper accommodations, there might not be abundant amenities like you'd find at a traditional hotel but you'll save more cash for your trip.

When you save on your room price, you can enjoy more of the attractions in Albany. Not-to-be-missed sights include Times Union Center, New York State Capitol Building, and The Egg.

Fun fact: In the U.S., motels became more commonplace after World War II when cars became more popular along with road trip vacations, peaking in the mid-1960s with more than 60,000 properties. When you stay at a motel property, you'll usually access your room directly from the parking lot.

Below are a few of Expedia customers' favorite Albany motels to select from:

Motel 6 Albany, New York

  • Stay within a 5-minute drive of Washington Park and University at Albany SUNY.
  • Enjoy access to the laundry facilities, and freebies including WiFi and parking.

Super 8 by Wyndham Latham/Albany Troy Area

  • A restaurant along with freebies like breakfast, WiFi, and parking are available during your stay.
  • It's located within a 10-minute drive of University at Albany SUNY and Siena College.

Latham Inn

  • Enjoy access to the bar, and freebies including breakfast, WiFi, and parking.
  • Stay within a 10-minute drive of University at Albany SUNY and Siena College.

Econo Lodge Colonie Center Mall

  • It's located within a quick 2-minute drive of Colonie Center Mall.
  • 24-hour room service along with freebies like breakfast, WiFi, and parking are available during your stay.

Americas Best Value Inn Albany East Greenbush

  • Stay within a 10-minute drive of Times Union Center and The Egg.
  • Enjoy access to the laundry facilities, and freebies including WiFi and parking.

Things to Do in Albany

Check out the area's entertainment choices and great live music while you're sightseeing. People who visit Albany love its university life and shops.

Here are some popular places:

  • Times Union Center
  • New York State Capitol Building
  • The Egg

These are some of the parks and outdoorsy places:

  • Governor Nelson A. Rockefeller Empire State Plaza
  • Washington Park
  • Albany Riverfront Park

Some historical places you might want to see include:

  • Corning Tower
  • Pruyn House
  • Van Alen House

Albany is also popular for its:

  • Hockey
  • Festivals

Best Time to Visit Albany

Decide when you'd like to visit Albany by checking these seasonal weather details:
  • The hottest months are typically July and August, while January and February are the coldest months
  • January-March: Daytime temperatures average 51° F and nighttime temperatures average 14° F
  • April-June: 81° F is the daytime average and 32° F is the nighttime average
  • July-September: Daytime averages are around 83° F and nighttime averages are around 45° F
  • October-December: The average temperatures are 66° F during the day and 16° F at night
  • Average rainfall is 39.41 inches in a year

How to Get to Albany and Around the Area

Albany Transportation
NameTypeDistance
Albany, NY (ALB-Albany Intl.) Airport 7.2 mi (11.5 km)
Schenectady, NY (SCH-Schenectady County) Airport 16.3 mi (26.3 km)
Hudson, NY (HCC-Columbia County) Airport 24.7 mi (39.7 km)
Albany-Rensselaer Station Train Station 0.9 mi (1.4 km)
Schenectady Station Train Station 14.9 mi (23.9 km)

Frequently asked questions

What can I expect from a motel trip to Albany?
There are 16 affordable motels in Albany among more than 167 hotels and other accommodations. When you save on your room price, you can enjoy all that Albany has to offer. Not-to-be-missed sights include Times Union Center, The Egg, and Palace Theater.
What is a motel?
When you stay at a motel, you’re likely to find an outdoor pool and a free parking spot. With a stay at a motel, you’ll often have access to your room from an outside corridor overlooking the parking lot. The word “motel” was coined in 1925 in San Luis Obispo, California by the owner of the Milestone Mo-Tel.
What are the best motels in Albany?
Motel 6 Albany, New York: Stay within a quick 5-minute drive of University at Albany SUNY. Enjoy access to the laundry facilities, and freebies including WiFi and parking. Super 8 by Wyndham Latham/Albany Troy Area: A restaurant, free WiFi, and free parking are available during your stay. It’s located within a 10-minute drive of University at Albany SUNY and Colonie Center Mall. Bel Air Motel: Enjoy access to the picnic area, and freebies including WiFi and parking. Stay within a 20-minute drive of Times Union Center and Palace Theater. Four Season Motel: It’s located within a 20-minute drive of Times Union Center and University at Albany SUNY. Free parking and a 24-hour front desk are available during your stay, along with room amenities like pillowtop beds. Econo Lodge Colonie Center Mall: Stay within a quick 2-minute drive of Colonie Center Mall. Enjoy access to the 24-hour room service, and freebies including breakfast, WiFi, and parking.
What can I do in Albany?
While you’re sightseeing, check out the college campus and acclaimed theater scene. People who’ve visited Albany love its shops and live music. Some popular places to visit include Times Union Center, The Egg, and Palace Theater. These are some of the parks and outdoorsy places: Washington Park, Governor Nelson A. Rockefeller Empire State Plaza, and Westland Hills Park. Some historical places you might want to see include New York State Capitol Building, Van Alen House, and Corning Tower.
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.
How should I get around Albany?
Fly into Albany, NY (ALB-Albany Intl.), which is located 7.2 mi (11.5 km) away. Otherwise, look for flights into Schenectady, NY (SCH-Schenectady County), which is 16.3 mi (26.3 km) away. If you’d like to explore around the area, you may want to rent a car for your trip.

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