Best Western Sovereign Hotel - Albany  2 stars

1228 Western Ave, Albany, United States, 12203-3326  show mapSave
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Located in a historic area of Albany, Best Western Sovereign Hotel - Albany is a 2-star comfortable property that offers an indoor swimming pool, barbeque grills. Founded in 1976, the hotel underwent a complete renovation in 2005.

In the center of Albany, just 25 minutes from Palace Theatre, Governor Nelson A. Rockefeller Empire State Plaza and Albany Indoor Rockgym. The hotel is 500m away from US Route 20.

The hotel is situated near colleges, museums.

Just 10 minutes from Albany International airport.


The hotel offers 190 rooms. All of them feature a microwave, a refrigerator and high-speed internet. Luxurious rooms feature bathrooms with complimentary toiletries, a shower and a bathtub.


Every day a varied breakfast is served in the dining room.


Best Western Sovereign Hotel - Albany boasts newspapers, a business center and internet access as well as housekeeping, courtesy shuttle service and room service.


The hotel’s fitness center comes with fitness classes, a gym and an exercise room.


Wireless internet is available in public areas and is free of charge

Guest Parking

Free Private hotel parking is possible on site.

Number of rooms   192.

Distance to:

  • City Center Albany - 4.1 mi
  • Airports Albany International (ALB) - 5.2 mi
  • Train Stations: Albany-Rensselaer Amtrak - 5.2 mi, - 400 ft
  • Bus stop - 700 ft
  • Restaurants: Uncommon Grounds Coffee (Cuisine: Coffee Shop, Family Fare) - 500 ft, 1228 Grill - 500 ft
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  • Free parking
  • Safe deposit box
  • Pets allowed
  • Elevator
  • ATM/Cash machine
  • Bus parking
  • Express check-out
  • Storage space
  • 24-Hour Front Desk
  • Front desk
  • Designated smoking area
  • Shops/Commercial Services
  • Wedding Services
  • Laundry
Dining facilities
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Restaurant
  • Cocktail lounge
  • In-room breakfast
Business facilities
  • Wi-Fi Internet
  • Business center
  • Fax/photocopying
Meeting facilities
  • Meeting/banquet facilities
  • Meeting room
Children's facilities
  • Video games
Facilities for people with disabilities
  • Rooms/facilities for people with disabilities
  • Wheel chair access
Leisure and relaxation facilities
  • Indoor swimming pool
  • Sauna
  • Fitness center
  • Exercise gym
Room facilities
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Air conditioning
  • Room service
  • Heating
  • Tea and Coffee Facilities
  • Cable TV
  • Satellite TV
  • Ironing facilities
  • Mini-refrigerator
  • Voice mail
  • Bathtub
  • Work desk
  • Hair dryer
  • AM/FM alarm clock
  • Telephone
  • Shower
  • Radio
  • Refrigerator
  • Toilet
  • Microwave
  • Private bathroom
  • Connecting rooms
  • Sitting area
  • Direct dial telephone
  • Dressing area



from  3 pm


until  12 pm

Children and extra beds
  • All children under the age of 18 may stay free of charge when using existing bedding. 
  • One child under the age of 2 may stay at the price of USD 25 per person per night in a crib. 
  • Older children/adults may stay at the price of USD 10 per person per night in an extra bed. 
  • Older children/adults may stay at the price of USD 25 per person per night in an extra bed. 
  • Maximum capacity of extra beds in a room is 1. 

Pets are allowed on request

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        Best Western Sovereign Hotel - Albany LocationWhat's nearby

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        What's nearby

        Tourist attractions
        • Capitol Building
          3300 ft
        Shopping areas
        • Nascar Silicon Motor Speedway
          1.2 mi
        • Cyberstation
          1.6 mi
        • Y2k
          3.0 mi
        • University Art Museum
          1.0 mi
        • Executive Park
          1000 ft
        • New Scotland Town Park
          2.5 mi
        • Swinburne Park
          2.5 mi
        • Frank Waterson Park
          2.9 mi
        • Lincoln Park
          2.9 mi
        Universities, Institutes
        • 1.0 mi
        • Maria College
          1.6 mi
        • New School-Radio and Television
          1.7 mi
        • Excelsior College
          1.9 mi
        • Empire State College
          2.0 mi
        • College of St Rose
          2.1 mi
        • Saint Bernard's Institute
          2.2 mi
        • Austin Beauty School Inc
          2.5 mi
        • Sage Colleges
          3.0 mi
        • Rockefeller College
          3.0 mi
        • Albany College of Pharmacy
          3.0 mi
        Medical care and Hospitals
        • St Peter's Hospital
          1.9 mi
        • US Veterans Ctr
          1.9 mi

        Local Attractions

        • Shaker Heritage Society
          1.4 mi
          25 Meeting House Road, Albany
        • Albany Indoor Rockgym
          1.7 mi
          4 Vatrano Road, Albany
        • Governor Nelson A. Rockefeller Empire State Plaza
          2.0 mi
          Madison St, Albany
        • New York State Capitol
          2.0 mi
          State St., Albany
        • Washington Park
          3.5 mi
          Madison Ave and Willet St, Albany

        Near the hotel

        • US Route 20
          1600 ft
          Albany, NY

        Restaurants Nearby

        • Uncommon Grounds Coffee

          80% likes this, based on 48 reviews
          Cuisine: Coffee Shop, Family Fare

          500 ft
          1235 Western Ave Ste 5

          Phone: (518) 453-5649

        • 1228 Grill

          70% likes this, based on 32 reviews

          500 ft
          1228 Western Ave

          Phone: 518-489-2981

        • Hot Harry's Fresh Burrito's

          Cuisine: Mexican

          500 ft
          1235 Western Ave

          Phone: (518) 621-7883

        • Across The Street Pub

          66% likes this, based on 26 reviews
          Cuisine: American

          600 ft
          1238 Western Ave

          Phone: 518-438-1718

        • Dibella's Sub

          86% likes this, based on 14 reviews
          Cuisine: American

          500 ft
          1235 Western Ave

          Phone: (518) 459-9559

        Best Western Sovereign Hotel - Albany Reviews

        Guest reviews are submitted by our customers after their stay at Best Western Sovereign Hotel - Albany

        Average guest rating

        out of 10
        Very good
        Based on 68 reviews

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        Individual guest reviews

        • Family with children


          Shower head was function right. The water was coming out very weak.

          • Average rating
        • Older travelers

          Old hotel, musty smells, rough parking lot environment, no security.

          • Average rating
        • Older travelers

          Great location on our way from Cleveland to Cape Cod.

          Nice rooms and a good breakfast in the morning.

          • Average rating
        • Family with children

          Convenient to the highway. Breakfast was included.

          Pillows/bedding smelled bad; door lock was damaged.

          • Average rating
        • Couple

          The room was really big, plenty of space. The bed was huge and very comfortable. The staff very helpful and willing to organize cabs if needed. The hotel has a shuttle bus to pick you up from the train station or other location if required. Breakfast had a lot of choice,hot and cold food.

          The food in the bar/restaurant was ok/ Bathroom could be updated.Nothing major, a very comfortable stay.

          • Average rating
        • Older travelers

          Excellent staff; very good breakfast buffet

          Room was not as pleasant as those we have stayed at in the past in same hotel. It appears you are remodeling however. We would come back.

          • Average rating
        • Single

          Good value for money. Nice breakfast! For Bar Exam candidates - large desk in the room, restaurant on site, shuttle to the exam, 15 min away from Empire plaza Convention centre. Highly recommend!

          • Average rating
        • Group of friends

          Hotel Desk staff were extremely accomodating with my request for change of room location.

          My room was on the 3rd floor and there was a strong cleaning agent smell that was in the hall and in the room. This wasn't the usual room cleaning smell which dissipates.

          • Average rating
        • Older travelers

          The location across the road from the SUNY campus entrance, and the easy trip to downtown.

          It is difficult to find anything edible (or drinkable) at the breakfast buffet: gummy bagels, dry omelet, poorly tasting French toasts, horrible coffee and orange juice, poor joice of jams, etc. The service there is also very poor (the first day, you did not know where to sit because the tables had not been cleaned and you could not know if the table was used by someone or not; but nevertheless they took away my mug of coffee while I was at the buffet collecting my food!). The air conditioning is noisy, and the walls very thin (you can hear the neighbor's coughing and TV as if you were in the room). The carpet in the corridors and furniture in the rooms need updating. I saw a room service maid with her ear to a door, listening...

          • Average rating
        • Group of friends

          What I liked best was how well the room was stocked and cleaned everyday. The house keeping staff did a great job, we always had fresh towels, soap, shampoo, etc. when we needed it.

          I did have problems using the provided wireless internet, the signal strength was quite low at times but it's wasn't that big an issue. Can't complain much about a bonus free perk!

          • Average rating
        • Group of friends

          chocolate chip cookies

          Before I booked the room..checked on shuttle to airport...was told no problem. There was a "BIG" problem. The shuttle didn't start until 7:30 am. Our plane left at 8 am...we had to pay a taxie $25.00 to get us to get us to the airport at 6:30. I would have never booked this hotel if I had known in advance it was so far away from the airport and the shuttle didn't run 24/7.

          • Average rating
        • Group of friends

          It was pet friendly. Breakfast was great

          Room was shabby. While advertised as pet friendly, there is no grassy area for pets. Had to walk out to the front of thehotel on the busy boulevard - not fun first thing in the morning.

          • Average rating
        • Family with children

          We thought the service was great, the accomodations very good for the price. would definitely recommend and stay again.

          The menu in the resto/bar was a little limited. Could use a makeover.

          • Average rating
        • Family with children

          Staff was friendly

          Accommodations were outdated- furniture, rug, TV old. Doors needed re-sanding. Causing wariness of the cleanliness of the room .

          • Average rating
        • Single

          A lot of earlier reviews were uncomplimentary--I found the hotel surprisingly good for the price. It's proximity to the University and major shopping centers were a my main reason for picking it. I was not disappointed.

          • Average rating
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