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By a verified traveler on Sun 02 Oct 2016

Hotel Description

Hotel near University at Albany SUNY in Albany

Near the airport

You'll find Colonie Center Mall and Crossgates Mall within 3 miles (5 km) of this Albany hotel. Northway Mall and Watervliet Shaker National Historic Site are also within 3 miles (5 km).

Free perks

This hotel features a fitness center and a seasonal outdoor pool. Traveling on business? Take advantage of the business center and free WiFi in public areas. Guests will appreciate freebies like continental breakfast and free self parking.

Free WiFi, cable TV

The 85 guestrooms have TVs with cable channels and offer free WiFi and coffee/tea makers. Other amenities include free local calls, hair dryers, and safes.

Standard Room, 1 King Bed, Smoking

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Standard Room, 1 King Bed

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Double Room, 2 Double Beds

Bed Count 2 Full Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Double Room, 2 Double Beds, Smoking

Bed Count 2 Full Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Howard Johnson by Wyndham Albany ratings based on 6 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
2.7 out of 5 2.5 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 2.0 out of 5.0
Service & staff 3.0 out of 5.0
Room comfort 2.5 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 2.5 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for Howard Johnson by Wyndham Albany

Everyone (4)
4 out of 5

Posted by on Apr 11, 2019

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Comment from Hotel Management

Apr 11, 2019 by David, Guest Relations Manager

Thanks very much for providing feedback on your recent stay with us. It was a pleasure to serve you and we look forward to having you back with us again soon.

3 out of 5

Posted by on Oct 2, 2018

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Comment from Hotel Management

Oct 2, 2018 by Manager

Thank you for taking the time to share your rating of our hotel. We hope to earn your business again on your next travels.

3 out of 5

Posted by on Sep 10, 2018

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Comment from Hotel Management

Sep 10, 2018 by Manager

On behalf of our entire staff thank you for staying with us and for rating your stay.

3 out of 5

Was ok

Would have been nice to know that if you decide to pay cash for the room when you get there that there is a $50 deposit in place. Would have been nice to have known before getting to the hotel

Posted by on Oct 2, 2016

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2 out of 5

Howard Johnson has left the building

Pros: Free breakfast, Close restaurants, Free Internet
At one time, Howard Johnson offered an impeccable lodging experience, with one of the best restaurants in the country, always friendly, always affordable, and rooms always clean as a whistle. The only similarity between the former Howard Johnson's and the present hotel is that they both have the name "Howard Johnson." Beyond that, it's same planet, different worlds. My 3/5 "Value For Money" rating reflects the fact that this was the least expensive hotel available. It would be difficult to imagine anyone "wanting" to stay here for any other reason than saving money. The room was old, drab, and a bit shabby. The rug was poorly cleaned. There were several budget-quality appliances stacked about in random fashion, some plugged in, some not. The refrigerator had the distinctive smell of a unit that had been turned off for a long time, then recently turned on without being cleaned. The bathroom was "sort of" clean but reeked of disinfectant. The living room light didn't work until I unplugged the clock radio and plugged the lamp in. The dressing area light flickered and hummed continuously from an old fluorescent starter. The hair dryer didn't work. The TV set belongs in a museum. The staff were courteous, though difficult to communicate with, as is usually the case with people who speak little English.I'm sure they did the best they could with what they had to work with. Unfortunately, the once-delectable Howard Johnson's Restaurant is no more, replaced herein by an incredibly spicy Thai restaurant attached to the front of the building. If you're a food masochist and/or have a cast iron stomach, you'll love it. Bottom Line: Short on cash and need a cheap place to crash and shower for the night? This works for that. Otherwise, almost any other hotel would be a better choice.

Posted by , from Newark, NY on Jun 14, 2012

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1 out of 5

Disgusting

Don't ever stay at this hotel it was so dirty I was afraid to walk on the carpets. The towels were dirty and smelled moldy. The pictures they show must have been when the Howard Johnson was new becaus the rooms did not look like that    It was awful and I will ever stay there again.

Posted by , from Vancouver on Jan 21, 2014

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About the Howard Johnson by Wyndham Albany

Location 1614 Central Ave, Albany, NY 12205

Renovations + Closures

The following facilities are closed seasonally each year. They will be closed from August 28 to May 31:

  • Swimming pool

Due to COVID-19, this property’s food and beverage options may be limited.

Property Features

Howard Johnson by Wyndham Albany offers its guests a fitness center and a seasonal outdoor pool. A computer station is on site and WiFi is free in public spaces. Business amenities include a business center and a meeting room. Free breakfast is served daily. Event space at this hotel measures 1200 square feet (111 square meters) and includes conference space. The business-friendly Howard Johnson by Wyndham Albany also features a garden, coffee/tea in a common area, and laundry facilities. Self parking is free. Smoking is allowed in designated areas at this Albany hotel.

  • 85 guestrooms or units
  • 2 levels
  • 2 buildings
  • 1200 sq ft of conference space
  • 111 sq m of conference space
  • Continental breakfast (free)
  • Business facilities
  • Conference space
  • Coffee in lobby
  • Self-service laundry
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Express check-out
  • Garden
  • Smoking in designated areas

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family property
  • Free WiFi
  • Laundry facilities

Internet

Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking

Free self parking , RV, bus, truck parking

Transport

  • Airport: Albany Intl. Airport (ALB) (5.2 km / 3.2 mi)
  • Parking: Free self parking

Room Amenities

Howard Johnson by Wyndham Albany offers 85 air-conditioned accommodations with safes and coffee/tea makers. Cable television is provided. Bathrooms include shower/tub combinations and hair dryers. This Albany hotel provides complimentary wireless Internet access. Additionally, rooms include irons/ironing boards and blackout drapes/curtains. Housekeeping is provided daily.

  • Television
  • Cable channels
  • Coffee maker
  • Shower and tub combination
  • Rollaway beds (surcharge)
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Local calls (free)
  • Hair dryer
  • Safe
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Blackout drapes
  • Air conditioning
  • Ensuite bathroom
  • Connecting rooms available

Food & Drink

Guests are served free continental breakfast daily from 6:00 AM to 10:00 AM.

Nearby Activities

Recreational amenities at the hotel include a fitness center and a seasonal outdoor pool.

  • Golfing nearby

Accessibility

If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.

  • Wheelchair-accessible on-site restaurant
  • Upper floors accessible by stairs only
  • Well-lit path to entrance
  • Stair-free path to entrance
  • Wheelchair accessible (may have limitations)
  • Wheelchair accessible path of travel
  • Wheelchair-accessible public washroom
  • Wheelchair accessible parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible van parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk
  • Wheelchair-accessible fitness center
  • Wheelchair-accessible meeting spaces/business center

Hotel Policies

Check-in

  • Check-in time starts at 3 PM
  • Check-in time ends at midnight
  • Minimum check-in age is: 21

Special check-in instructions:

The front desk is open daily from 7:00 AM - midnight. This property doesn't offer after-hours check-in. Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

The front desk at this property is open daily from 7:00 AM - midnight.
This property doesn't offer after-hours check-in. Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Check-out

  • Check-out by 11 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Kids stay free! Up to 2 children 16 years old and younger stay free when using existing bedding.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are available for USD 20 per night.

Pet Policy

  • No pets allowed, but service animals are welcome

Policies

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed

This property accepts credit cards

Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A cash deposit, credit card, or debit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification may be required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges. This property accepts credit cards. This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.Disinfectant is used to clean the property, and commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays.Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; masks are required in public areas.The property affirms that it follows sanitization practices of Count on Us (Wyndham) guidelines.

  • Service animals are allowed
  • Service animals are exempt from fees/restrictions
  • Masks are compulsory at the property
  • Commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant
  • Property confirms they are implementing guest safety measures
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Staff wears personal protective equipment
  • Debit cards not accepted
  • Shield between guests and staff in main contact areas
  • Staffed front desk
  • Social distancing measures are in place
  • Property follows a brand or regulatory agency's sanitization guidelines Count on Us (Wyndham)
  • No elevators
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Number of children who can stay free - 2

Fees

Guests will be asked to pay the following charges at the property:

  • Cash deposit: USD 100 per accommodation, per stay

We've listed all charges provided to us by the property, but they may vary based on length of stay or the room booked.

Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Early check-in is available for a fee (subject to availability, amount varies)
  • Late check-out is available for a fee (subject to availability, amount varies)
  • Rollaway bed fee: USD 20 per night

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

Hotel Names

  • Howard Johnson Albany
  • Howard Johnson Wyndham Albany Hotel
  • Albany Howard Johnson
  • Howard Johnson Hotel Albany
  • Howard Johnson Inn Albany Hotel Albany
  • Howard Johnson Wyndham Albany
  • Howard Johnson by Wyndham Albany Hotel
  • Howard Johnson by Wyndham Albany Albany
  • Howard Johnson by Wyndham Albany Hotel Albany

You should know

  • The seasonal pool will open in June and close in August.
  • Up to 2 children 16 years old and younger stay free in the same room as the parent or guardian when using existing bedding.
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property at the number on your booking confirmation.
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Frequently Asked Questions

*Price based on the lowest price found within past 24 hours and based upon one night stay for two adults over the next thirty days. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.