Best Western Sovereign Hotel - Albany  2 stars

Best Western Sovereign Hotel

1228 Western Ave, Albany, United States, 12203-3326  show mapSave
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Situated in the center of Albany, the comfortable Best Western Sovereign Hotel - Albany offers non-smoking rooms. Founded in 1976, the hotel underwent a complete renovation in 2005.

The hotel is located in a historic of Albany, close to State University of New York at Albany, Albany Institute of History Art and New York State Capitol. University of Albany-SUNY and Capitol Building are 15 minutes away.

The hotel is situated near colleges and museums.

Just 10 minutes from Albany International airport.


Best Western Sovereign Hotel - Albany offers 190 rooms fitted with coffee/tea making facilities, a mini-refrigerator, individual climate control, a writing desk and satellite TV for a comfortable stay in Albany. They feature private bathrooms with a hairdryer, a bathtub and complimentary toiletries.


Every day a varied breakfast is served in the full-service dining room. Dishes of international cuisine are served in the full service restaurant.


Guests are welcome to use a designated smoking area, free parking and a safe deposit box for general purposes and newspapers, a photocopier and a business center for business needs.


Leisure facilities in Best Western Sovereign Hotel - Albany include barbeque grills, indoor heated pool and a cocktail lounge. The on-site fitness center comes with fitness classes 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.

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) - 200 ft, 1228 Grill - 200 ft
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  • Parking
  • Safe deposit box
  • Pets allowed
  • Elevator
  • ATM/cash machine
  • Bus parking
  • Express check-out
  • Storage space
  • 24-Hour Front Desk
  • Front desk
  • Newspapers/magazines
  • Designated smoking area
  • Shops/commercial Services
  • Wedding Services
  • Laundry
Dining facilities
  • Bar/lounge
  • Restaurant
  • Cocktail lounge
  • In-room breakfast
Business facilities
  • Business center
  • High speed internet access
  • 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
  • Ironing facilities
  • Dressing area
Living Area
  • Sitting area
  • Hair dryer
Kitchen facilities
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Cable TV
  • AM/FM alarm clock
  • Telephone
  • Internet access
  • TV
  • Direct dial telephone



from  3 pm


until  11 am

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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Size: 250 sq. feet
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    Bed type: Double Bed or King Size Bed
    Size: 250 sq. feet
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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

      • New York State Capitol
        2.0 mi
        State St., Albany
      • Washington Park
        3.4 mi
        Madison Ave and Willet St, Albany
      • Albany Institute of History & Art
        3.8 mi
        125 Washington Avenue, Albany
      • New York State Museum
        4.0 mi
        Empire State Plaza, Albany
      • Albany City Hall
        4.1 mi
        24 Eagle Street, Albany

      Restaurants Nearby

      • Uncommon Grounds Coffee

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

        200 ft
        1235 Western Ave Ste 5

        Phone: (518) 453-5649

      • 1228 Grill

        70% likes this, based on 32 reviews

        200 ft
        1228 Western Ave

        Phone: 518-489-2981

      • Hot Harry's Fresh Burrito's

        Cuisine: Mexican

        200 ft
        1235 Western Ave

        Phone: (518) 621-7883

      • Dibella's Sub

        76% likes this, based on 7 reviews
        Cuisine: American

        200 ft
        1235 Western Ave

        Phone: (518) 459-9559

      • Across The Street Pub

        76% likes this, based on 33 reviews
        Cuisine: American

        500 ft
        1238 Western Ave

        Phone: 518-438-1718

      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 71 reviews

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      • 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.

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