Best Western Sovereign Hotel - Albany  2 stars

1228 Western Avenue, Albany, United States, 12203-3326  show mapSave
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The sophisticated Best Western Sovereign Hotel offers accommodation in a historic area of Albany. The building was renovated in 2005.

Major Albany sights, such as Albany Institute of History Art, Shaker Heritage Society and Governor Nelson A. Rockefeller Empire State Plaza are located nearby. The property is located 7km away from Albany city center with colleges and museums nearby.

Just 10 minutes from Albany International airport.


All 190 non-smoking guestrooms feature direct dial phone, a mini-refrigerator, Wi-Fi, individual climate control and central heating. They feature en suite bathrooms with a hairdryer, a bathtub and complimentary toiletries.


The dining options feature buffet breakfast served in the full-service dining room. International dishes are served in the full service restaurant.


Courtesy shuttle service, room service and shopping service as well as a cash machine, a lift and a designated smoking area are available at the hotel.


Leisure facilities include barbeque grills, an 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 - 4.0 mi
Airports Albany International (ALB) - 5.1 mi
Train Stations Albany-Rensselaer Amtrak - 5.1 mi, - 400 ft
Bus stop - 400 ft
Restaurants Uncommon Grounds Coffee (cuisine: Coffee Shop, Family Fare) - 200 ft, 1228 Grill - 200 ft
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  • Parking (fee required)
  • 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
  • Spa & wellness center
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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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          Best Western Sovereign Hotel LocationWhat's nearby

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          What's nearby

          Tourist attractions
          • Capitol Building
            3700 ft
          Sport related
          Shopping areas
          • Nascar Silicon Motor Speedway
            1.2 mi
          • Cyberstation
            1.5 mi
          • University Art Museum
            5000 ft
          • Executive Park
            1000 ft
          • Swinburne Park
            2.5 mi
          • New Scotland Town Park
            2.5 mi
          • Lincoln Park
            2.9 mi
          • Frank Waterson Park
            2.9 mi
          • Russian Orthodox Church
            3.0 mi
          Universities, Institutes
          Medical care and Hospitals
          • US Veterans Ctr
            1.9 mi
          • St Peter's Hospital
            1.9 mi
          College Campuses

          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 Reviews

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

          Average guest rating

          out of 10
          Very good
          Based on 71 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 .

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          • 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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