Plan a leaf peeping getaway to Albany, New York! With vibrant fall foliage and cooler temperatures, autumn is the most wonderful time of the year to explore the great outdoors in Albany County. Keep reading for the scoop on where to stay during your leaf peeping adventure.
Start planning your fall foliage getaway by booking a stay at the dual-branded Courtyard by Marriott and Residence Inn by Marriott. Nestled on Wolf Road in Colonie, the hotel is located near a variety of shopping, dining and entertainment experiences. The hotel provides easy access to autumn destinations such as The Crossings (4-minute drive), Ann Lee Pond Nature Preserve at Shaker Heritage Society (6-minute drive), and Albany Pine Bush Preserve (13-minute drive). Plus, during the autumn months the hotel boasts stunning views of the surrounding landscape in shades of red, yellow and orange (see the blog's header photo above!).
The Morgan State House Inn, housed in a restored 1884 New York style mansion, is located on a quiet, tree-lined residential street overlooking Washington Park. The historic park, with leaf-covered paths and vibrant trees, is a go-to spot in city of Albany for fall foliage. Each guestroom in the historic brownstone is unique, but several feature cozy fireplaces and stunning views of Washington Park. The urban inn is located minutes away from downtown Albany, so experience all the city has to offer during your autumn getaway.
Book your stay at the recently renovated Crowne Plaza Albany – The Desmond Hotel. Situated at Exit 3 of the Northway I-87 and around the corner from Wolf Road, the landmark Colonie hotel's convenient location is the perfect home base for your autumn excursion. Enhance your stay with the Dine & Unwind Package for an overnight stay and $30 food and beverage credit to the newly renovated onsite restaurant, Mr, D's.
The Century House is an iconic family owned and operated hotel full of historic charm. Located on Route 9, near the juncture of I-90, I-87 and I-7, the Latham hotel is easily accessible for all of your fall foliage adventures. Leaf peepers can take advantage of The Century House's current promotion for guests to stay two nights and receive 10% off. Plus, this cozy hotel is right around the corner from Guptill's Ice Cream, home of the original cider doughnut sundae. It is a must-try autumn sweet treat on a trip to Albany!
Stay at the Four Points by Sheraton Albany during your Albany fall foliage adventure! Conveniently located off Highway 87 and 787 in south Albany, it is a 25-minute drive from Thacher Park, a 19-minute drive from Cohoes Falls and a 17-minute drive from the Albany Pine Bush Preserve. After a day of admiring scenic views of foliage and adventuring around Albany County, unwind at the hotel with locally-sourced craft beer. Book the Four Points Bed & Brews Package to tap into Albany's craft beverage scene with two complimentary beers on each day of your stay!
Homewood Suites and Tru by Hilton at Crossgates
Is the Albany Pine Bush Preserve at the top of your must-visit fall foliage spots? Book a stay at the dual-branded Homewood Suites and Tru by Hilton at Crossgates in Guilderland! The hotel is a quick 8-minute drive to the Albany Pine Bush Preserve's Discovery Center, the perfect spot to launch your autumn adventure. After spending the day exploring Albany's vivid foliage, take advantage of the hotel's proximity to Crossgates, the largest shopping, dining and entertainment destination in the Capital Region. Hotel guests receive exciting perks such as a "Stay & Save" savings pass and the “Shop & Drop” delivery service that brings your bags straight to your hotel room.
The Washington Park Inn, housed in a 1884 turreted Victorian mansion, is a charming place for leaf peepers to stay. The small boutique hotel is a stone's throw away from Washington Park. Leaf peepers will quickly find themselves immersed in the historic park, a fall foliage paradise. Stroll across the romantic footbridge, the only remaining original structure in the park, and marvel at seasonal views of the lake. After enjoying an autumn afternoon in the park, relax in the cozy revamped historic mansion. Looking for another hotel option? The Washington Park Inn's sister property, The Argus Hotel, is a new 12-room boutique inn.