by Traci L. Suppa
Within walking distance of RPI (Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute), this hotel is attached to “The Renesselaer” banquet and conference facility in downtown Troy, so groups are a large part of its business. It’s convenient to several area colleges, as well as Albany, the state capital.
You’ll enjoy picturesque Hudson Valley views from your room, which will have either a king-sized bed or two queen-sized beds. Suites feature a sitting area with pullout sofa bed. All rooms have flat-screen televisions, complimentary Wi-Fi, a microwave and refrigerator. Cribs are free, while rollaway cots are available for a fee.
Other amenities include a heated indoor swimming pool, fitness center, and a Pavilion Pantry shop offering snacks and sundries. There are two dining options, the Garden Grille & Bar–featuring an omelet station–and the Recovery Sports Grill. There’s also a complimentary shuttle service to and from Albany International Airport and Rensselaer Amtrak Station.
Our Editor Loves
- Heated indoor pool
- Spacious suites with sofa beds
- Microwave and refrigerator standard in every room
- Free Wi-Fi
From beginning to end of a 4 day stay and conference the hotel staff was alway friendly and helpful. The hotel was in excellent condition and I hope one day to return to use it again to enjoy the town and beautiful countryside.
Call ahead to ensure you really do have a reservation. No rooms were available for one of our group members, even though they'd "misplaced" her's. She had to stay somewhere else. They offered no help or compensation.