Motel 6 Albany Airport

1600 Central AvenueAlbany12205USA
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About Motel 6 Albany Airport

Motel 6 Albany Airport offers discount chain lodgings three miles from Albany International Airport in the capital of New York State. Occupying a modern low-rise half-a-mile from Interstate 87, this motel offers freebies like on-site parking and Wi-Fi throughout.

Bright, updated rooms enjoying air-conditioning, free local calls and en suite bathrooms with granite countertops feature laminate flooring, desks and 32-inch flat-screen TVs with free expanded cable channels. Selected rooms add mini-fridges. Accessible rooms are offered.

Conveniences comprise a 24-hour reception, vending machines and a pet-friendly policy. Children can stay free.

Morning coffee is complimentary. Dining options situated within five minutes’ walk include Thai, bar-grill and Italian restaurants.

Motel 6 Albany Airport lies about 15 minutes’ drive from the Children’s Museum of Science and Technology. The University at Albany is about five minutes’ drive away as is Crossgates Mall for indoor shopping. Historic downtown Albany is about ten miles away for the New York State Capitol building.


1600 Central Avenue, Albany, NY, 12205, USA
Telephone: +1(518)4568982 | Fax: +1(518)4561743 | 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
  • Computer with internet
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Parking garage

Room facilities

  • Air conditioning
  • Bathroom with bathtub
  • Bathroom with shower
  • Cable TV
  • Central heating
  • Desk
  • Free WiFi in rooms
  • Hairdryer
  • Ironing board
  • Satellite TV
  • Telephone
  • Television
  • WiFi in rooms


  • Wheelchair accessible

For children

  • Child / Baby crib

Arrival / Departure

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

Positive Reviews

Popular location near airport and dining

This motel’s location was highly convenient for air passengers using Albany International Airport, which was only a short drive away. Drivers also liked the way they could easily get to downtown Albany, universities, museums and shopping malls because of the proximity of Interstates 87 and 90. The free parking was another plus. Non-drivers welcomed the proximity of bus stops. It also appealed that there were lots of dining options located within easy walking distance.

Praise for customer service

Friendly, obliging and welcoming were just some of the terms reviewers used to describe employees at this property. Those travelling with their furry friends welcomed the pet-friendly policy.

Thumbs-up for affordable and revamped rooms

The renovated rooms with flat-screen TVs, modern furniture and wood-effect flooring proved popular with visitors. Many said their rooms were more than suitably clean and comfy for a stopover. Drivers liked the way they could often park right outside their rooms. Those looking to keep costs down often felt they got reasonable value for money thanks to the usually inexpensive room rates.

Negative Reviews

Free Wi-Fi divided opinion

Even though many guests appreciated the provision of free Wi-Fi, critics sometimes took issue with the service for offering slow speeds and spotty coverage.

Drawbacks noted in certain rooms

Maintenance issues like cigarette burns, non-functioning lighting, blurred TV channels and an intermittent hot water supply were reported by guests in certain rooms. There were also cleanliness grumbles over inconsistent housekeeping standards, stained bedding and bedroom floors and bathrooms that could have been more vigorously cleaned. Some critics said they struggled to adjust the room temperature to their liking.

Nuisance smells and noises

Light sleepers were sometimes disturbed by nuisance noise from neighbouring rooms. Lingering smoky smells and cleaning product odours also bothered guests in certain rooms.

Rating Overview

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5.5 out of 10 based on 920 reviews