Stay in historical downtown Albany in a recently renovated hotel with free WiFi and breakfast, a pool, and a local shuttle
Hotel at a Glance: Holiday Inn Express Albany - Downtown
Holiday Inn Express Albany - Downtown puts guests within walking distance of some of Albany’s most popular attractions. In 15 minutes or less, visitors can stroll to the New York State Museum, the Times Union Center to see a sporting event, the Palace Theatre to see a movie, or the Albany Symphony Orchestra. After a long day of exploring the city, guests can return to their rooms, which have been recently renovated, and draw the blackout curtains to ensure a restful night’s sleep.
- In-room amenities include flat-screen TVs, radios, and coffee makers.
- Share vacation photos online with ease after hopping on to the free WiFi network.
- Greet the day with a complimentary breakfast.
- Take a dip in the indoor pool or jetted tub.
Albany, New York: State Capital with Rich History
Chartered in 1686, Albany is one of the oldest cities in the United States. Because of its age, there are historic sites and districts everywhere, and the city is full of museums and cultural centers. Check out the New York State Museum, the New York State Library, and the New York State Archives, all of which are clustered together in the Empire State Plaza and completely free to visit. Also worth a look is the USS Slater, a decommissioned World War II destroyer escort that’s been made into a floating museum.
Though it’s the capital of New York State, Albany is relatively small, with a population of about 100,000. The downtown area is quaintly compact, with parks, art galleries, and restaurants at every turn. In warmer months, don’t miss a chance to take a cruise on the Hudson River or visit the green expanse of Lincoln Park. For a quick day trip, head to nearby Howe Caverns, a year-round underground cave with lantern tours and a ropes course—it’s the second most visited attraction in New York after Niagara Falls.