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Featured Motels in Schenectady

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 $52 per night from Mar 7 to Mar 8

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! (454 reviews)

"good place for that money"…"

Reviewed on Nov 9, 2020

Super 8 by Wyndham Latham/Albany Troy Area
Motel 6 Schenectady, NY
2 out of 5
2700 Curry Rd, Schenectady, NY
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The price is $60 per night from Mar 7 to Mar 8

Situated in Schenectady, this motel is within 6 mi (10 km) of Central Park Rose Garden, Rivers Casino & Resort, and Museum of Innovation and Science. Proctors ...

3.5/5Good! (106 reviews)
Relaxing

"Nice friendly and easy."…"

Reviewed on Nov 11, 2020

Motel 6 Schenectady, NY
Motel 6 Albany, NY
2 out of 5
100 Watervliet Ave, Albany, NY
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The price is $50 per night from Mar 15 to Mar 16

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

2.6/5 (813 reviews)

"The toilet was not cleaned properly before being rented"…"

Reviewed on Oct 28, 2020

Motel 6 Albany, NY
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Four Season Motel
2.5 out of 5
1666 Columbia Turnpike, Castleton-on-Hudson, NY
The price is $62 per night from Mar 5 to Mar 6

Situated in Castleton-on-Hudson, this motel is within 9 mi (15 km) of Crailo State Historic Site, Albany Capital Center, and The Egg. Empire State Plaza Convention ...

3/5 (59 reviews)

"Loved the place I can’t wait to go back very clean and safe not slammed in the city A"…"

Reviewed on Aug 14, 2020

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Super 8 by Wyndham Amsterdam
2 out of 5
5502 Rte 30 South I 90 Exit 27, Amsterdam, NY
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The price is $68 per night from Mar 11 to Mar 12

Situated in Amsterdam, this motel is within 3 mi (5 km) of Walter Elwood Museum, Carondelet Health Center, and St Mary's Amsterdam. St. Mary's Healthcare and ...

3.5/5Good! (453 reviews)

"Second time staying, this time stayed for 2 nights and I'm pleased with everything. Staff friendly, room clean."…"

Reviewed on Aug 2, 2020

Super 8 by Wyndham Amsterdam
Top Hill Motel
2.5 out of 5
3290 Rt. 9 (South Broadway), Saratoga Springs, NY
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The price is $65 per night from Mar 5 to Mar 6

Situated in Saratoga Springs, this motel is 0.1 mi (0.2 km) from Saratoga Spa State Park and within 3 mi (5 km) of Saratoga Casino and Raceway and Saratoga Performing ...

3.6/5Good! (139 reviews)

"Stains on the walls and on the shower curtain. Like the closeness to saratoga springs."…"

Reviewed on Jul 28, 2020

Top Hill Motel
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 from Mar 5 to Mar 6

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

3.2/5 (314 reviews)

"Room was clean. Dumpsters in driveway were overflowing with garbage - almost cancelled."…"

Reviewed on Sep 21, 2020

Americas Best Value Inn Albany East Greenbush
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 from Mar 7 to Mar 8

Situated in Waterford, this motel is 1.4 mi (2.3 km) from Peebles Island State Park and 2.7 mi (4.4 km) from Waterford Historical Museum. Rensselaer Polytechnic ...

2.8/5 (70 reviews)

"Great spot on the Hudson. Cute older motel. Probably been in the family for decades. Away from the busy crowded places."…"

Reviewed on Oct 14, 2020

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 $56 per night from Mar 7 to Mar 8

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 (218 reviews)

"The owners are nice at times they not they can be rude but the rooms are clean you walk in and feel comfortable the condition of the ceilings and walls could use some maintenance looks like the roof leaks rugs could use washing its not that bad probably sounds worse then it really is overall its ..."…"

Reviewed on Sep 24, 2020

Americas Best Value Inn Schenectady Albany W
Motel 6 Albany, NY - Airport
2 out of 5
1600 Central Ave, Albany, NY
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The price is $46 per night from Mar 23 to Mar 24

Situated in Albany, this motel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Northway Mall and Colonie Center Mall. Crossgates Mall is 2.6 mi (4.3 km) away.

2.7/5 (466 reviews)

"Facilities are consistent with the pricing. It is located on the bus line and provides easy access to the main highway."…"

Reviewed on Jan 23, 2021

Motel 6 Albany, NY - Airport
Econo Lodge Colonie Center Mall
2 out of 5
1630 Central Ave, Albany, NY
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The price is $63 per night from Mar 5 to Mar 6

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 (719 reviews)

"the hotel is good it has good employees and also good service"…"

Reviewed on Sep 8, 2020

Econo Lodge Colonie Center Mall
Saratoga Garden Motel
2 out of 5
434 Church Street, Saratoga Springs, NY
The price is $59 per night from Mar 8 to Mar 9

Situated in Saratoga Springs, this motel is 1.4 mi (2.3 km) from Saratoga Polo Grounds and 2.6 mi (4.2 km) from Congress Park. Skidmore College and Saratoga ...

4.2/5Excellent! (110 reviews)

"vintage & very clean, nice towels, not much highway noise at all"…"

Reviewed on Feb 3, 2020

Saratoga Garden Motel
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 Family Care, and Schodack Island State Park. Valatie Free Library ...

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
The Birches Motel
2.5 out of 5
660 Saratoga Rd, Gansevoort, NY
The price is $99 per night from Mar 5 to Mar 6

Situated in Gansevoort, this motel is 3.1 mi (4.9 km) from Tang Teaching Museum and within 6 mi (10 km) of Skidmore College and Saratoga Race Course. Saratoga ...

4.1/5Very Good! (19 reviews)

"It turned out to be excellent even though, I reserved a queen (5 were available according to Expedia’s) room & ended up with 2 double beds. I found out when I checked in there are only 3 rooms rooms at this motel that have queen beds. Expedia needs to update their information."…"

Reviewed on Oct 12, 2020

The Birches Motel
Knights Inn Amsterdam
2.5 out of 5
1351 State Highway 5S, Amsterdam, NY
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The price is $53 per night from Apr 1 to Apr 2

Situated in Amsterdam, this motel is within 3 mi (5 km) of Walter Elwood Museum, St. Mary's Memorial Health Center, and Carondelet Health Center. St Mary's Amsterdam ...

2.6/5 (137 reviews)

"Very clean and tidy and the staff was very professional and friendly"…"

Reviewed on Jun 29, 2020

Knights Inn Amsterdam
The Springs Motel
2 out of 5
189 Broadway, Saratoga Springs, NY
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Situated in Saratoga Springs, this motel is within 2 mi (3 km) of Congress Park, Saratoga Race Course, and Saratoga Casino and Raceway. Saratoga Performing Arts ...

4/5Very Good! (714 reviews)
Perfect stay.

"They've been updating this hotel..new floors, fresh paint. Beds are comfortable, and linens were fresh and crisp. Great location, walking distance to the track and Broadway shopping. No pool..filled in, but nice for sitting and enjoying the day. We like it here, not our first stay at The Springs. ..."…"

Reviewed on Aug 16, 2020

The Springs Motel
Saratoga Turf and Spa
2.5 out of 5
176 South Broadway, Saratoga Springs, NY
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Situated in Saratoga Springs, this spa motel is within 2 mi (3 km) of National Museum of Dance, Saratoga Race Course, and Saratoga Casino and Raceway. Saratoga ...

3.3/5 (93 reviews)

"Tthey don't exist anymore Nd id likte to get my money back for tthe scam."…"

Reviewed on Aug 25, 2020

Saratoga Turf and Spa
Castle Inn
2.5 out of 5
1565 Columbia Turnpike, Castleton-on-Hudson, NY
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Situated near the boardwalk, this motel is within 9 mi (15 km) of Crailo State Historic Site, Albany Capital Center, and The Egg. Empire State Plaza Convention ...

3/5 (3 reviews)

"This property is a smaller motel with not many amenities at all."…"

Reviewed on Apr 3, 2020

Castle Inn
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
Robin Hood Motel
2 out of 5
2205 Route 50 South, Saratoga Springs, NY
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Situated in a rural location, this motel is 0.4 mi (0.7 km) from Saratoga Spa State Park and 2.9 mi (4.6 km) from Saratoga Performing Arts Center. Brookside ...

3.8/5Good! (265 reviews)

"What a quaint place to stay. Extremely clean!! Close to food places that deliver. I had explained to them my friend is in stage 4 of bone cancer and can't walk far or climb many steps. They accommodated us above and beyond. She was thrilled she was able to not only get back and forth from car to ..."…"

Reviewed on Jan 11, 2021

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The Landing Hotel at Rivers Casino & Resort

The Landing Hotel at Rivers Casino & Resort

4 out of 5
21 Rush Street, Schenectady, NY
4.4/5Excellent! (710 reviews)

"Overall everything was good I look forward to the poker open again sometime"…"

Reviewed on Jan 9, 2021

The Landing Hotel at Rivers Casino & Resort
Homewood Suites By Hilton Schenectady

Homewood Suites By Hilton Schenectady

3 out of 5
2a Freemans Bridge Rd, Schenectady, NY
The price is $127 per night from Mar 5 to Mar 6
4.7/5Exceptional! (356 reviews)

"quiet & close to down town for easy access to food & attractions"…"

Reviewed on Feb 22, 2021

Homewood Suites By Hilton Schenectady
Comfort Inn & Suites Schenectady - Scotia

Comfort Inn & Suites Schenectady - Scotia

2.5 out of 5
168 Sacandaga Road, Schenectady, NY
The price is $99 per night from Mar 7 to Mar 8
4.7/5Exceptional! (161 reviews)

"Nice clean and quiet love the view and area was a nice place"…"

Reviewed on Mar 1, 2021

Comfort Inn & Suites Schenectady - Scotia
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Schenectady Motels for the Frugal Traveler

There are more than 21 hotels and other lodging choices in Schenectady, though there are only 2 low-cost motels. These cheaper accommodations can help you cut costs when compared with traditional hotels, which offer more amenities but ones that you may not use.

By saving on your room price, you can enjoy more of the attractions in Schenectady. Not-to-be-missed sights include Rivers Casino & Resort in Schenectady, as well as Washington Park and Albany Institute of History and Art in the area.

Fun fact: The word "motel" was conceived in 1925 in San Luis Obispo, California by the owner of the Milestone Mo-Tel. Often one or two stories tall, motel properties usually have exterior corridors overlooking the parking lot or an outdoor pool.

Listed below are some of our customers’ favorite Schenectady motels to select from:

Americas Best Value Inn Schenectady Albany W

  • Stay within a quick 3-minute drive of Rivers Casino & Resort.
  • Enjoy access to the 24-hour front desk, and freebies including breakfast, WiFi, and parking.

Imperial Motel

  • Free WiFi, free parking, and a 24-hour front desk are available during your stay.
  • It's located within a quick 4-minute drive of Rivers Casino & Resort.

What to Do in Schenectady

In this family-friendly area, check out the theater scene and enjoy the riverfront while you're sightseeing. People visiting Schenectady speak highly of its restaurants.

Here are favorite places in and around Schenectady:

  • Rivers Casino & Resort
  • Washington Park
  • Albany Institute of History and Art

These are some outdoorsy places nearby:

  • Governor Nelson A. Rockefeller Empire State Plaza
  • Saratoga Spa State Park
  • Congress Park

Some landmarks to see in the area include:

  • The Egg
  • New York State Capitol Building
  • Mabee Farm Historic Site

Schenectady is also known for its:

  • University life
  • Cafés
  • Sports

Best Time to Visit Schenectady

Determine the optimal time to visit Schenectady 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 Schenectady and Around the Area

Schenectady Transportation
NameTypeDistance
Schenectady, NY (SCH-Schenectady County) Airport 3 mi (4.8 km)
Albany, NY (ALB-Albany Intl.) Airport 8.2 mi (13.2 km)
Hudson, NY (HCC-Columbia County) Airport 37.7 mi (60.7 km)
Schenectady Station Train Station 0.1 mi (0.2 km)

Frequently asked questions

What can I expect from a motel trip to Schenectady?
When you save on your room price, you can enjoy more of the attractions in Schenectady. Not-to-be-missed sights include Rivers Casino & Resort in Schenectady, as well as Times Union Center and Colonie Center Mall in the area.
What is a motel?
Motels often include free parking, and many also feature an outdoor pool. Often one or two stories tall, motels usually have exterior corridors overlooking the parking lot or an outdoor pool. Motels began in the 1920s as a convenient place to stay for the tired traveler taking a road trip along America’s major roadways.
What are the best motels in Schenectady?
Motel 6 Schenectady, NY: Stay within a short 9-minute drive of Rivers Casino & Resort. Enjoy access to the 24-hour front desk, and freebies including WiFi and parking. Americas Best Value Inn Schenectady Albany W: Free WiFi, free parking, and a 24-hour front desk are available during your stay. It’s located within a quick 3-minute drive of Rivers Casino & Resort. Imperial Motel: Enjoy access to the 24-hour front desk, and freebies including WiFi and parking. Stay within a short 6-minute drive of Rivers Casino & Resort.
What can I do in Schenectady?
Check out the theater scene or simply enjoy the restaurants in this family-friendly area while you’re sightseeing. Those who’ve visited Schenectady like the riverfront. Favorite places in and around Schenectady include Rivers Casino & Resort, Times Union Center, and Colonie Center Mall. Some outdoorsy places nearby include Collins Park Beach, Washington Park, and Saratoga Lake. You’ll find these family-friendly sights in the area: Museum of Innovation and Science, Clifton Park Ice Arena, and USS Slater.
What's the seasonal weather like in Schenectady?
Weather can make or break a roadtrip, so we’ve gathered some data about year-round temperatures in Schenectady to help you plan yours. 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. The snowiest months in Schenectady are December, February, March, and January, with each month seeing an average of 12 inches of snowfall.
What are my options for getting around Schenectady when staying in a motel?
We’ve gathered some information about getting around Schenectady to help you navigate your stay: Fly into Albany Intl. Airport (ALB), which is located 8.2 mi (13.2 km) away from the city center. Otherwise, you can search for flights to Schenectady, NY (SCH-Schenectady County), which is 3 mi (4.8 km) away. To see more of the larger area, hop aboard a train at Schenectady Station.

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