Econo Lodge Colonie Center Mall
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Econo Lodge Colonie Center Mall

Bugs on the walls..disgusting.
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#2 of 4 motels in Albany
3.9 of 5 bubbles
Location
3.6 of 5 bubbles
Cleanliness
3.5 of 5 bubbles
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3.9 of 5 bubbles
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Econo Lodge Colonie Center Mall is an excellent choice for travellers visiting Albany, offering a budget friendly environment alongside many helpful amenities designed to enhance your stay.

While staying at Econo Lodge Colonie Center Mall, visitors can check out Shaker Heritage Society (1.9 mi), which is a popular Albany attraction.

Econo Lodge Colonie Center Mall is a budget friendly motel offering a flat screen TV in the rooms, and it is easy to stay connected during your stay as free wifi is offered to guests.

Plus, guests can enjoy a fitness center and free breakfast, which have made this a popular choice among travellers visiting Albany. For guests with a vehicle, free parking is available.

While in Albany, you may want to check out some of the restaurants that are a short walk away from Econo Lodge Colonie Center Mall, including The Cheesecake Factory (1.1 mi), The Barnsider Restaurant (1.1 mi), and Delmonico's Italian Steakhouse (0.4 mi).

If you’re looking for something to do, New York State Museum is a nice way to spend some time.

Enjoy your stay in Albany!

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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Free breakfast
Horseback riding
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Meeting rooms
Non-smoking hotel
Parking
Wifi
Breakfast available
Room features
Air conditioning
Housekeeping
Microwave
Refrigerator
Flatscreen TV
Room types
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
Smoking rooms available
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1630 Central Ave, Albany, NY 12205-2404
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Car recommended
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Grade: 47 out of 100
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Albany Intl Airport
1 Attraction
within 1 kilometer
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Linda J wrote a review Jul 2021
168 contributions73 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
When headed to our room, we were a little concerned because the outdoor walkways were covered in old carpet and appeared dirty (daily debris). However, the room was clean (no foul smells). Our room was a decent size (king bed) with microwave and refrigerator. We liked that it was not carpeted because we feel they are a bit cleaner. The bed and pillows were comfortable for us. The toilet was a bit slow flushing. Breakfast was continental.
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Date of stay: July 2021
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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tnknitter wrote a review May 2022
Tennessee268 contributions158 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
I found this place to be clean, comfortable, and surprisingly quiet given the busy location. My room had a coffee maker, and I was glad to be able to park right outside my door. I’m taking off a star for general shabbiness and wear. Like, the security latch was broken, the door stuck, and there was a general need for paint/deep cleaning.
The location wasn’t exactly Cental but there was a great kebab restaurant right across the street. I’d stay here again if I was in the area and could get the same rate.
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Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Travelled solo
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Goldelpack P wrote a review Jul 2018
Edgewater, New Jersey63 contributions52 helpful votes
2.0 of 5 bubbles
This is with regard to room 115. Check in was fast and easy. Drove around to the room and swiped the keycard. Green light - but door wouldn't open. Tried again. And again. Kept getting green light, but door wouldn't budge. A motel staff person happened to drive by and saw me attempting to shoulder barge the door. He kicked it and it opened. He claimed it was "freshly painted" and was sticking because of that. **It definitely was NOT freshly painted and if it was should have been sanded down if that was the issue. Upon entering I wanted to place my soda bottles into the fridge only to discover that there was no fridge nor a microwave. The space where it would have been (based on online photos) was empty. The reason for my stay was to attend a wake that evening and I needed to go so I figured I'd just get ice to keep the sodas cold.
Getting back several hours later, I could not get that door open no matter how hard I tried to shoulder butt it. I resorted to kicking it and that worked so well that I literally fell down into the room. (yeah, I giggled but just for a second) I went to wash up and noticed little ants on the floor. Just a few at this point - but enough to make me put all my things back into my car rather than leaving them in the room. Upon flushing the toilet, I discovered that to make it stop running I had to fling the flusher thing several times. There were other minor cosmetic issues - spackled walls, chipped tiles, missing grout - which probably wouldn't have made a difference if not for everything else. The bathroom had a very overwhelming smell of chemicals. Not sure where it was coming from, but it was in this area. Noticed that there was "stuff" on the floors - not sure what it was - paper - crumbs, stuff that shouldn't be there. I slept fine - no ants thankfully in the bed! In the morning when I went to shower I discovered a very used towel hanging on the hook behind the bathroom door. The tub was "clean" but obviously had been around for many years.
Bottom line is with so many cheap rooms available in the area - I would think twice before staying here - or at least not staying in this room. The lobby was very nice - I decided against the breakfast. I did leave a note documenting all this but didn't have the patience to bother going back to the desk to complain.
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Date of stay: July 2018
3.0 of 5 bubblesValue
3.0 of 5 bubblesService
4.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled solo
Room Tip: stay away from 115
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MARJID wrote a review Aug 2022
2 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
I can't even put this review on the Econo Lodge Website because we hadn't made a prior reservation and we left so abruptly. We were on a long trip and stopped in Albany for overnight, found the Econo Lodge and stopped in. The man had a room, but wouldn't give us a senior discount, said only the manager could do that, and he wouldn't be there until the next morning. But we took the room anyhow, hoping to negotiate with the manager later. As we were unloading our things, a VERY loud siren started blaring. Turns out there's a fire station across the street. Okay, that's on us, and I'm not intending this as a complaint, only mentioning for informational purposes. It was late, so we dropped things off, went to supper, then to the mall to get some exercise. When we got back, and were getting ready for bed, my husband looked in the bathroom and saw a VERY large colony of mold over the shower head (picture included)! Needless to say, we didn't want to stay in that room, but the man at the desk wouldn't give us another, said he was booked (although there were very few cars in the lot at 11 PM). But he did say he wouldn't charge us for the room. So we threw everything in the car and drove down the street to another hotel. When we got home, we reported the conditions in our room to the New York State Department of Health.
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Date of stay: August 2022
1.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
1.0 of 5 bubblesService
1.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Sheila F wrote a review Sept 2023
1 contribution
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Room smelled like a stale cigarette, dirty wash rags hanging in the shower, food in the sheets. Simply disgusting! Cable box was unplugged, took a half hour to even load. Floors don’t even look like they have been cleaned in days. Definitely not a place for children!
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Date of stay: September 2023Trip type: Travelled with family
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Allen R wrote a review May 2024
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Finding this with the best price I was concerned about the quality - that it wouldn't be a place I actually wanted to stay. But I was pleasantly surprised that it was clean and well maintained.
I actually enjoyed the rest, the shower, and the breakfast waffles. I interacted with the staff when checking in and then for breakfast and they were very pleasant and welcoming.
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Date of stay: May 2024
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
4.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
4.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled with family
Room Tip: If you're looking for posh this isn't it. But if you want a low price, a nice stay, that's clean...
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Valerie k wrote a review Feb 2022
1 contribution
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Creepy area, not near anything, outdated everything! Broken laundry machines, cold staff... The low price per deposit and only candy machine out of like 3-4 hotels in a row. Wish there was a gas station open late night. I don't understand why the price per night goes up if u book multiple nights...
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Date of stay: February 2022Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Cofg8101 wrote a review Apr 2018
Michigan50 contributions43 helpful votes
2.0 of 5 bubbles
We took a gamble on our way back from Maine, and stayed at a different hotel than on our way. Bad choice! This Econo Lodge is about what I have come to expect from the name, and an insult to the Choice brand.
Quite a littered parking lot, dark, and a property that has seen better days. The room was plain, no fridge, no microwave or coffee. The bathroom was disgusting, hair in the corners, and in the tub, and complete with a smear of poo on the wall.
Breakfast was a further joke, with what I assume to be the owner creeping around, watching, making sure I wouldn't steal a muffin. Never a good morning, never a thanks, just cold stares like I didn't belong there and wasn't welcome. Well, one thing is for sure, we didn't belong there, and won't ever be again.
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Date of stay: August 2017
2.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
1.0 of 5 bubblesService
2.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Quaker0ats wrote a review Oct 2019
St. Louis, MO140 contributions99 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Just an average place, with not too good a breakfast, but the price is so reasonable compared to those nearby that I have to recommend it. Also, it is convenient to Albany airport and has a number of decent eating establishments close by, some walkable. Good, overall experience.
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Date of stay: October 2019
4.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
4.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
3.0 of 5 bubblesService
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Beachglassgirl1 wrote a review Jun 2019
Val Caron, Canada775 contributions579 helpful votes
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4.0 of 5 bubbles
We stayed here once again on our way down to Cape Cod. Zaim at the front desk had great Costumer Service. Was a pleasure checking in with him. The room was clean and the bed was ok . The only complaint we had was the smell of weed which gave us both a head ache by morning and that was no fault of the hotel.
It was ok for a quick stop over, there are lot's of resturants in the area and just off the highway.
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Date of stay: June 2019
4.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
4.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Answer from Marla W
Bridgeton, New Jersey18 contributions3 helpful votes
Yes, I once checked in around midnight and it wasn't a problem. I would still call to let the desk clerk know, just to be safe.
Allen R wrote a tip May 2024
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"If you're looking for posh this isn't it. But if you want a low price, a nice stay, that's clean and well kept then this your spot! "
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karen h wrote a tip Sept 2023
1 contribution
1.0 of 5 bubbles
"DO NOT GO. try to visit local hotels between 9am and 11am. youhave a chance to see what rooms look like. outside grounds..garbage"
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letsdine0ut wrote a tip Dec 2019
Albany, New York51 contributions14 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
"Stay here in the spring, summer or fall"
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beachcomberT wrote a tip Aug 2019
2 contributions1 helpful vote
1.0 of 5 bubbles
"Check for odors and cleanliness before you unload any luggage."
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letsdine0ut wrote a tip Dec 2018
Albany, New York51 contributions14 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
"No elevator. If stairs are a problem, request a first-floor room"
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PRICE RANGE
$125 - $146 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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NUMBER OF ROOMS
101
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Frequently Asked Questions about Econo Lodge Colonie Center Mall
Which popular attractions are close to Econo Lodge Colonie Center Mall?
Nearby attractions include Pursue the Clue (1.0 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Econo Lodge Colonie Center Mall?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a fitness centre.
Which room amenities are available at Econo Lodge Colonie Center Mall?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Econo Lodge Colonie Center Mall?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Econo Lodge Colonie Center Mall?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Econo Lodge Colonie Center Mall?
Conveniently located restaurants include Delmonico's Italian Steakhouse, La Fiesta Of Albany NY, and Hu's House.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Econo Lodge Colonie Center Mall?
Yes, guests have access to a fitness centre during their stay.
Are pets allowed at Econo Lodge Colonie Center Mall?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Are there any historical sites close to Econo Lodge Colonie Center Mall?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Shaker Heritage Society (3.1 km).
Is Econo Lodge Colonie Center Mall accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access and facilities for disabled guests. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.
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