CrestHill Suites Albany

★★★★☆
  • 1415 Washnigton Ave

    Albany, NY 12206

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  • 518-454-0007

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We were here the weekend of 12/9-10/2011. These "extended stay" style outfits are pretty much the same, and we've stayed in other brand names of this type, with mixed results in the past.

This location was "adequate", and that's not meant as a bad thing. The decor and rooms are pleasant enough, and the room having a full kitchen and a sofa bed can be a good benefit when hauling two kids. The hotel with lobby and interior hallways is always preferable over the car nose up to the door motels, so if you still want to be budget minded, you will rely like we did heavily on the internet descriptions of brand names you haven't heard of before, like Cresthill Suites.

I wondered if we had known to ask, would they have made up the sofa bed with linens. When they brought the linens, they just handed them to us at the door - I guess if housekeeping has left for the night, you're on your own. Also, when we returned to the room Sat. evening, the bathroom seemed to have been left out of the cleaning equation - the towels we used were still in the pile on the floor they told us would signal that we want them replaced. The beds were remade, but the bathroom sink ( and I assume the tub too) was untouched.

The man at the front desk was so exceedingly polite and apologetic, we couldn't muster any desire to express dissatisfaction. People are human, and we all make mistakes - just don't make them cooking my food or when performing surgery on me. It seemed he was under the gun from quite a few rooms being short on towels. If you travel long enough, it's a minor part of trip that is hardly worth mentioning.

There are multiple side entrances if you have to end up parking your car way around the side, but there is just one incredibly slow moving elevator that house keeping also needs to utilize. The complimentary breakfast was predictably minimal - worth skipping the checkout morning for a iHop outing. The room controlled air was not quite able to get the whole room warm enough for Albany's 25 degree mornings, and I can imagine it gets colder than that in the dead of winter.

Still, we were only in the room to sleep, so these aspects did not derail our good time. I didn't even have the time to use the microwave for some popcorn! What money they have they must have poured into the quality of the bedding, because the mattress was a dream - had a very good night's sleep both nights! If we return, the Marriott down the street might be a preferred alternative, but that is also one of the lower budget spin-offs that cater to the families visiting U of Albany across the street, or other area venues. The downtown hotels do not have the freedom of self parking at no extra cost - a big deal when going in and out a lot.

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★★★☆☆

We were here the weekend of 12/9-10/2011. These "extended stay" style outfits are pretty much the same, and we've stayed in other brand names of this type, with mixed results in the past.

This location was "adequate", and that's not meant as a bad thing. The decor and rooms are pleasant enough, and the room having a full kitchen and a sofa bed can be a good benefit when hauling two kids. The hotel with lobby and interior hallways is always preferable over the car nose up to the door motels, so if you still want to be budget minded, you will rely like we did heavily on the internet descriptions of brand names you haven't heard of before, like Cresthill Suites.

I wondered if we had known to ask, would they have made up the sofa bed with linens. When they brought the linens, they just handed them to us at the door - I guess if housekeeping has left for the night, you're on your own. Also, when we returned to the room Sat. evening, the bathroom seemed to have been left out of the cleaning equation - the towels we used were still in the pile on the floor they told us would signal that we want them replaced. The beds were remade, but the bathroom sink ( and I assume the tub too) was untouched.

The man at the front desk was so exceedingly polite and apologetic, we couldn't muster any desire to express dissatisfaction. People are human, and we all make mistakes - just don't make them cooking my food or when performing surgery on me. It seemed he was under the gun from quite a few rooms being short on towels. If you travel long enough, it's a minor part of trip that is hardly worth mentioning.

There are multiple side entrances if you have to end up parking your car way around the side, but there is just one incredibly slow moving elevator that house keeping also needs to utilize. The complimentary breakfast was predictably minimal - worth skipping the checkout morning for a iHop outing. The room controlled air was not quite able to get the whole room warm enough for Albany's 25 degree mornings, and I can imagine it gets colder than that in the dead of winter.

Still, we were only in the room to sleep, so these aspects did not derail our good time. I didn't even have the time to use the microwave for some popcorn! What money they have they must have poured into the quality of the bedding, because the mattress was a dream - had a very good night's sleep both nights! If we return, the Marriott down the street might be a preferred alternative, but that is also one of the lower budget spin-offs that cater to the families visiting U of Albany across the street, or other area venues. The downtown hotels do not have the freedom of self parking at no extra cost - a big deal when going in and out a lot.

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The Cresthill Suites offers the most for your money---for the price of a one-room hotel, you get an entire suite including bedroom (with two queen beds), a kitchenette (complete with full-size fridge, stove, microwave, sink), and a livingroom with pull-out sofa. Also includes complimentary hot breakfast.

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The Cresthill Suites offers the most for your money---for the price of a one-room hotel, you get an entire suite including bedroom (with two queen beds), a kitchenette (complete with full-size fridge, stove, microwave, sink), and a livingroom with pull-out sofa. Also includes complimentary hot breakfast.

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