Recommended Hotels & Restaurants In Albany

(above) Albany, NY is a long way from the Rocky Mountains

A few tips for those traveling to Albany.

It's a lot more convenient to stay at one of the downtown hotels. Its an easy walk to the Times Union Center where the games will be played.

The Holiday Inn Crowne Plaza was swarming with Cornell fans last weekend.

The Hampton Inn is fairly new & has a restaurant.

The Holiday Inn Express is conveniently located.

74 State, a boutique hotel around the corner from the arena with a nice restaurant (Marche) great bar and wonderfully appointed rooms.


Albany Pump Station - Casual, highly recommended, brew pub.

Jillian's - Bar, music, hockey fan hangout

677 Prime, Dale Miller's and The Brown Derby are upscale, walkable to and from the arena. Reservations on game nights suggested.


Anonymous said...

Wow, this a great help for those traveling ... no, I can't go, but man, someone really knows their Albany! Very good idea to post that there, DG ... -- Chase

Anonymous said...

Almost forgot ... I was shocked when they didn't sell beer at the Pepsi Center for the Frozen Four ... so ... be forewarned ... (and it's not hard to shove a flask down the front of your pants ... not comfortable, but not hard) -- C

thedunker said...

Goddard: You are our leader. Please pick a place to watch hoops Friday night.
I don't think you neeed to be downtown in Albany. Looks old and maybe expensive. Anyway, 24 hours between games is no reason to stay downtown.
Maybe try Wolf Road area. Newer places and a good mall from what I hear.
Weather is warming up back here,

Eastern Alums: Wear somedthing with DU on it. Dressing like an Eastern Preppie while watching your school play is not cool.
i think I'll sit in last row of 122. Tough sitting down during elimination games.