Howard Johnson Inn - Albany

1614 Central Ave/Rt. 5, I-87 Northway Ex 2WAlbany12205USA
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About Howard Johnson Inn - Albany

The Howard Johnson Inn - Albany is located right along New York State Route 5 and just a short distance from Interstate 90 and Interstate 87, providing direct access to downtown Albany and other cities in upstate New York.

Rooms at this hotel come with air conditioning, cable television, a coffee maker, an alarm clock, and a radio. All rooms have a private bathroom, a hairdryer, and an ironing board, as well.

Hotel amenities include free Wi-Fi, a 24-hour front desk, guest laundry machines, drive up rooms, and a business center. There is also an outdoor pool, a fitness center, and a courtyard on the property.

There is a free breakfast available at the Howard Johnson Inn - Albany. The hotel's on-site restaurant, Napoli Don, serves a selection of Italian dishes. Other area restaurants include La Fiesta and Bangkok Bistro.

This property is 2.4 miles from Crossgates Mall, 7.8 miles from the New York State Capitol, and 9.9 miles from the Times Union Center.


1614 Central Ave/Rt. 5, I-87 Northway Ex 2W, Albany, NY, 12205, USA
Telephone: +1(518)8690281 | Fax: +1(518)8699205 | Official Homepage

Top amenities

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

All amenities

Hotel facilities

  • 24-hour reception
  • Business center
  • Computer with internet
  • Conference rooms
  • Deck chairs / Lounge chairs
  • Express check-in / out
  • Gym
  • Hotel bar
  • Hotel safe
  • Laundry service
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Parking garage
  • Pets allowed
  • Restaurant
  • Towels at the pool / beach
  • Washing machine
  • WiFi in lobby

Room facilities

  • Air conditioning
  • Bathroom with bathtub
  • Bathroom with shower
  • Cable TV
  • Central heating
  • Desk
  • Electric kettle
  • Free WiFi in rooms
  • Hairdryer
  • Internet
  • Ironing board
  • Refrigerator
  • Room safe
  • Television
  • WiFi in rooms


  • Accessible parking
  • Accessible paths / hallways
  • Wheelchair accessible

For children

  • Child / Baby crib

Arrival / Departure

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

Positive Reviews

Convenient location

Many guests have liked the hotel's location. This property is located right along New York State Route 5, which turns into Central Avenue in downtown Albany. This freeway also provides direct access to the city of Schenectady to the north.

Free breakfast

There is a free continental breakfast at this property that has been appreciated by many guests who have stayed there. Although the breakfast is said to be basic, the food is good and provides enough variety that most guests can find something acceptable.

Helpful staff

Past guests have said that the staff at this hotel is quite friendly and always willing to help out when an issue arises. Guests have reported being greeted with a smile upon check in, which has made their experience at this hotel much more enjoyable.

Negative Reviews

Worn and dated

Guests have mentioned that this hotel is quite old and worn looking. The property looks as though it was built in the 1950s and very little has been done to update it ever since. As a result, guests have said that a thorough update is in order for the hotel.

Strange smell in rooms and lobby

There have been complaints about a moldy or musty smell coming from the rooms and the lobby at this hotel. The smell was a major complaint for guests, as they didn't know where it was coming from or if it was something to worry about.

Not properly cleaned

Numerous guests have noticed that their rooms weren't adequately cleaned when staying at this property. The lack of cleaning caused these guests to feel uncomfortable when checking into their rooms.

Rating Overview

Rating trivago Rating Index based on 1616 reviews across the web
6.6 /10
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    7.0 /10
6.6 out of 10 based on 1616 reviews