5 BEST Hotels near University of Albany

Written by our hotel experts, these are our 5 favorite hotels near the University of Albany…

#1 – Hilton Garden Inn Albany-SUNY Area

Hilton Garden Inn Albany-SUNY Area

– $$$$

– Across the street from the University of Albany

Well-decorated, well-staffed, and most importantly well-located (you can walk to the university!), Hilton Garden Inn was an easy choice for our favorite hotel in the area.

The hotel has a modern design, is very clean, and overall feels very new. Guests love the indoor pool and jacuzzi, as well as the bright and spacious rooms. Be sure to grab some of the free breakfast buffet – served every morning.



#2 – Fairfield Inn Albany University Area

Fairfield Inn Albany University Area

– $$$

– Across the street from the University of Albany

Another hotel with an amazing location is the Fairfield Inn Albany – our favorite budget hotel near the University of Albany!

The staff are helpful and kind, the rooms are clean and spacious, and the wifi and breakfast are always free. Grab a snack or drink anytime with the on-site market of the multiple vending machines.



#3 – Marriott Albany

Marriott Albany

– $$$$$

– 9 minute drive to the University of Albany

One of the nicest hotels in the area, Mariott Albany provides its guests with a luxurious experience.

The decorations are beautiful, and the vibe is very modern and sophisticated. Guests love the on-site bar and the on-site restaurant, but the rooms are so beautiful and cozy that if you don’t want to leave, don’t worry – you can just order room service!



#4 – Renaissance Albany Hotel

Renaissance Albany Hotel

– $$$$$

– 10 minute drive to the University of Albany

Another splurge hotel, the Renaissance is located in the middle of downtown Albany, and is easily the coolest hotel on our list.

Why? The design is fun and artsy – we’d label it a ‘modern boutique hotel’. Guests rave about the beautiful bedrooms, large bathrooms, and delicious on-site restaurant. Extra points for the free airport shuttle.



#5 – Quality Inn Central

Quality Inn Central

– $$

– 9 minute drive to the University of Albany

Last on our list is the Quality Inn Central – our favorite budget hotel near the university.

The motel is very clean, and the rooms are large and cozy. Guests love the comfortable beds and pillows, and the free continental breakfast served daily. Rooms are equipped with work stations, microwaves, and refridgerators.



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About the Author Emma Johnson

Emma Johnson lives to travel! Born in Washington D.C., Emma is a hotel connoisseur and a staff writer at Hotel Jules. An army brat, Emma got the travel bug early and has never been able to stop. Now, she has proudly visited 70+ countries and plans to visit every country in the world! Passionate about her ukelele (obviously) and her family, Emma eventually wants to retire in Thailand and write a book about all of her travel experiences.