I love Holiday Inn Express. I’ve stayd with them quite a bit, and I’ve never had a bad experience with them – in fact, I’ve always had wonderful experiences! This Holiday Inn Express in Latham, New York, new Albany, is no exception. I got a large, well-appointed room with a very comfortable bed. Big bathroom with a coffee maker and a great shower. There’s a flat-screen TV in here, and my view is of – well, the parking lot, but I’m in Latham, there isn’t too much that’s interesting to look at
I went swimming last night in the heated indoor pool, which was on the smaller side but completely fine. There was a nice big jacuzzi too. And, the pool was open till 11pm, which was awesome since I didn’t even check in till past 8:00.
Continental breakfast here was great – simple but filling. I had cereal, OJ, some toast and a little muffin. Hurray free food! There’s also a great pizza place right across the street called New York Style PIzza, and I highly recommend it. Pizza by the slice, calzones, salads. Cheap and very tasty.
You will pay more for Holiday Inn Expresses than you would at Days Inn or obviously Motel 6. But there is absolutely no comparison in quality. Holiday Inn Expresses are very solid business hotels that cater to business people who are in town. I have to say this Holiday Inn Express is by far my favorite budget brand of hotel – though the one I’m staying in here is $143/night!
Oh, and wireless Internet is FREE!
The only hiccup here was that I had forgotten my toothbrush and the front desk didn’t have one. Other than that, I had fantastic stay here.
Photo Credit: Eddie~S