Settled before New York City, the state capital city Albany obviously lost out in the race for global status with its brash younger sister, but it still has plenty of classic north-eastern sophistication. The seat of state political power is a pleasant mid-sized American city, with plenty to see and do, and a quiet pride in its four centuries of history. Our pick of the best places to stay in Albany is situated in the heart of its historic district.
A former Mohican settlement, purloined by Dutch settlers and still showing quite a bit of Dutch influence in its old architecture, Albany is a delight to explore in itself, and it offers easy access to the state’s underrated rural hinterland.
It is also a culinary capital showing the influences of successive waves of immigrants and their distinctive cooking, as well as a place of vibrant nightlife.
Our favourite of the best places to stay in Albany is an ideal base for exploring this interesting city.
Albany (New York State)
Located in Albany's historic district this charming 19th century property allows guests to live like a local. Providing homely studio accommodation including kitchenettes and living areas. There is a delightful courtyard gardens and cosy sitting room. A breakfast feast is served each morning.