Econo Lodge Colonie Center Mall

1630 Central AvenueAlbany12205USA
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About Econo Lodge Colonie Center Mall

Occupying low-rise premises off Interstate 87 in the northern outskirts of New York’s state capital of Albany, Econo Lodge Colonie Center Mall is a budget chain hotel with free parking and free Wi-Fi throughout. The Colonie Center mall is one mile away offering an extensive food court and shopping options.

Modernized, air-conditioned rooms feature en suite bathrooms, flat-screen TVs with free movie channels, coffee-makers and alarm clocks. Selected rooms add hot-tubs, mini-fridges and microwaves.

Facilities include a fitness centre, 24-hour reception, ironing equipment and meeting space. Pets are welcomed.

There’s a complimentary continental breakfast featuring cereals, pastries and hot items. Eateries located within one mile include steakhouses and pubs serving food plus Thai, Mexican and Korean restaurants.

Econo Lodge Colonie Center Mall is roughly five minutes’ drive from the University at Albany. Historic downtown is ten minutes’ drive away for the New York State Capitol and the Irish American Heritage Museum. Albany International Airport is three miles away.


1630 Central Avenue, Albany, NY, 12205, USA
Telephone: +1(518)4560222 | Fax: +1(518)6901287 | Official Homepage

Top amenities

  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • WiFi in rooms
  • Pool
  • Spa
  • Parking
  • Pets
  • A/C
  • Restaurant
  • Hotel bar
  • Gym

All amenities

Hotel facilities

  • 24-hour room service
  • Computer with internet
  • Conference rooms
  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • Gym
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Pets allowed
  • Room service
  • WiFi in lobby

Room facilities

  • Bathroom with bathtub
  • Cable TV
  • Central heating
  • Desk
  • Electric kettle
  • Hairdryer
  • Internet
  • Ironing board
  • Satellite TV
  • Telephone
  • Television
  • WiFi in rooms


  • Wheelchair accessible

Arrival / Departure

  • Check-in: 15:00
  • Check-out: 11:00

Positive Reviews

Upbeat about clean and inexpensive rooms

The revamped rooms were reportedly nothing fancy but were well-cleaned and were more than adequately spacious and comfy for a stopover. Many budget-minded visitors remarked that their stays represented reasonable value for money thanks to the usually competitive room prices.

Handy location near dining, shops and the airport

Air passengers using Albany International Airport frequently felt the hotel's location near Interstates 87 and 90 in the city's northern suburbs suited them well because the terminal was within easy driving distance. Drivers also liked the free parking and said it was easy to reach downtown Albany plus academic institutions, historic sites and golf courses. The proximity of a major shopping mall offering indoor retail and dining options was another plus. Moreover, there were bus stops, petrol stations, convenience stores and restaurants nearby.

Thumbs-up for breakfast and customer service

Reviewers were generally pleased with the customer service they received from friendly, professional and courteous employees. There was also praise for the complimentary continental breakfast, which diners often described as plentiful and tasty. The pet-friendly policy delighted animal owners.

Negative Reviews

Some critics found flaws with hotel

Several critics said they struggled to regulate the temperature or faced fuzzy TV reception in certain rooms. Although diners largely enjoyed the free continental breakfast, some critics wished there had been a wider choice of food items on the menu.

Free Wi-Fi attracted some criticism

There were occasional reports that the free Wi-Fi signal could have done with a boost in several corners of the property.

Minor cleanliness and maintenance grumbles

Litter, lingering smoky odours, musty smells and bathrooms that could have been more thoroughly cleaned were among the cleanliness issues that frustrated guests in certain rooms. It was also claimed some rooms looked slightly run down with tired-looking items of furniture.

Rating Overview

Rating trivago Rating Index based on 2011 reviews across the web
6.9 /10
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    6.4 /10
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    7.4 /10
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    7.5 /10
6.9 out of 10 based on 2011 reviews