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Featured Events

Oct 18

Farmer's Market

05/03/2017 — 10/27/2017
Oct 18

Hudson River …

04/29/2017 — 10/28/2017
Oct 27

Guided Walking Tour

04/28/2017 — 10/27/2017
Nov 1

Special Tours …

11/01/2017 — 02/28/2018
Haunted Pub Crawl

Haunted Pub Crawl

A paranormal pub crawl like you've never experienced before! Get your tickets here...

Breathing Lights

Breathing Lights

A public art installation illuminating windows in our cities to mimic human breathing...

Hamilton Widget

Hamilton in Albany

Alexander Hamilton once called Albany home...Click here to experience it yourself...

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Best Western Hotel

The Best Western Sovereign is centrally located, near all of Albany's best attractions....

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NY State Museum

Since 1836, it is the oldest and largest state museum in the country. A must see...

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NYS Capitol Building

Tour the Capitol Building and you will be stunned by its history and majestic beauty...


The Egg

See a ballet, concert, or other performance at the Egg, known for its distinctive shape...


Crossgates Mall

Just minutes away, Crossgates is a premiere shopping, dining, and entertainment venue...

Albany Institute

Albany Institute

Since 1791, the Albany Institute of History & Art is dedicated to promoting our History...

Stuyvesant Plaza

Stuyvesant Plaza

Stroll down these sidewalks & indulge yourself at shops, boutiques, and dining options...

Goold Orchards

Goold Orchards

Delicious and fun location for fresh apples, cider, fruit, donuts, and pie....

Brookview Station Winery

Brookview Winery

Located at Goold Orchards, Brookview Station Winery features local wines and ciders!...

New York State Grange 2016

144th Annual Sessionnys grange
October 21-25, 2016
Best Western Sovereign Hotel
Albany, NY  

Welcome to Albany 

On behalf of the Albany County Convention & Visitors Bureau, we are delighted to welcome the New York State Grange 141st Annual Session to New York State's historical Capital City.

We are certain your experience will be productive and personally rewarding, but will also provide you with an opportunity to discover all that Albany has to offer. From shopping to dining, to arts and entertainment opportunities, and countless cultural cuisine venues, Albany has it all for you to take in!


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Questions?  Need service with a smile?  Please contact Debby Goedeke, Convention Services Manager at 1-800-258-3582 x 100. Please enjoy your stay and come back soon.

Come Early and Stay Late! 

The Best Western Sovereign Hotel is conveniently located within walking distance of several restaurants and less than two miles away from Crossgates Mall and only one mile down the road from Stuyvesant Plaza.

Carousel at NYS Museum

Looking for Fun?

Click here for a list of Albany Youth Group Activities...

Approximately 15 minutes from the Best Western is the contemporary design of the Empire State Plaza, completed as a vision of Governor Nelson A. Rockefeller in 1978. The Plaza was built not only to serve as government offices, but as a center of arts, culture and community activity. The New York State Museum (the largest State Museum in the country), the Empire State Art Collection and the Empire State Performing Arts Center (known as The Egg for its unusual and distinctive design) are all contained at the Plaza. In addition, you will be able to visit the NYS Capitol as well as the Albany Institute of History & Art.

Tucked away on a quiet street in Castleton, New York (20 minutes from the Best Western) is the beautiful Goold Orchards, also home to the award winning wines of the Brookview Station Winery. This 100 year old family owned and operated business is one of our region's outstanding gems. The quaint country farm store carries absolutely everything and those one of a kind items.  Be sure to try some delicious and fresh baked goods along with homemade cider. There is something here for everyone in your family! 


Albany Heritage Area Visitors Center

Visitors Center

Check out the Albany Heritage Area Visitors Center to find out more about Albany...

The Albany Heritage Area Visitors Center offers visitors access to information seven days a week. The knowledgeable staff can answer visitor inquiries and they are well stocked with travel brochures about New York's Capital Region.

The Visitors Center is also home to the USS Albany Exhibit, an exhibit dedicated to preserving the National Heritage of the City of Albany and to honor all those who proudly served aboard ships named after the capital city of New York State. Experience the rich history of the USS Albany ships starting in 1846 to the current day. Come walk through history and view memorabilia! 


Useful Links 

Albany Attractions
Downtown Albany Dining Options
Downtown Albany Map
Western Avenue Dining Options
Wolf Road Dining Options
Wolf Road Map


Transportation Information

Albany International Airport
Albany-Rensselaer Amtrak Station
Driving Directions
Megabus (departs from and arrives at the Albany Amtrak Station)

Shopping Information

Colonie Center Mall
Crossgates Mall
Stuyvesant Plaza



Bank of America

1450 Western Avenue

(800) 432-1000

Key Bank

1196 Western Avenue

(518) 292-4416

Trustco Bank

1475 Western Avenue

(518) 489-2616

Medical Care Facilities


Albany Medical Center

43 New Scotland Avenue

(518) 262-3125

Albany Memorial Hospital

600 Northern Boulevard

(518) 471-3221

St. Peter's Hospital

315 South Manning Boulevard

(518) 525-1550




1170 Western Avenue

(518) 459-0795

Price Chopper Pharmacy

1706 Western Avenue

(518) 456-0742 

Rite Aid

1225 Western Avenue

(518) 458-8691

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