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General Albany Questions and Answers

Where can I get a cheap hotel around Albany?

Chain motels along Central Ave, west of Interstate 87 (exit 2) are only about a 10 minute drive
from downtown, and prices are low.  A good downtown option is the Pine Haven B&B, a
Victorian home with feather beds and surprisingly reasonable rates.

I'll be in Albany in a few weeks, how do I find out what events will be going on and what are
some good clubs to go to?

Lark Street is the  happening strip in with lots of good shops, restaurants, and trendy lounges and
clubs, For entertainment and club info in the Albany area, pick up a copy of Metroland, the free
alternative weekly paper.

Where is a nice hotel to stay at in downtown Albany?

The Crowne Plaza Hotel is a very nice hotel in downtown Albany at State St and Loge.

Where do the locals go for breakfast and lunch?

Grandma's Country Kitchen on Route 5 in Albany. It's an old fashioned restaurant that
specializes in dishes that Grandma used to make like apples pie, meat loaf, and don't forget those
mashed potatoes with the lumps.

Where a shopping mall in Albany?

There's the Albany Colonie Center on Wolf Rd and Route 5 (Central Ave).  Its basically your
standard mall with your standard mall stores.

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