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Where to Stay About 1 Hour From Albany, NY

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Where to Stay About 1 Hour From Albany, NY

I will be travelling from Boston to Ithaca, NY. In the past, I have broken up the trip by staying overnight in Albany. This time, however, I would like to stay someplace that is about an hour further along the route so that I am only 2 hours, not 3, from Ithaca. Where would you suggest?

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1. Re: Where to Stay About 1 Hour From Albany, NY

Which route would you be taking?

If the Thruway, maybe Utica?

Plenty of hotels and restaurants.

Convenient to the thruway.

The Holiday Inn Express and Hampton Inn are both quality lodging. Stayed at both, no complaints.

Have also stayed at the Red Roof Inn (a few years ago). At the time was inexpensive, basic and decent lodging.

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2. Re: Where to Stay About 1 Hour From Albany, NY

How about Oneonta, along I-88?

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3. Re: Where to Stay About 1 Hour From Albany, NY

Thank you for these suggestions. It looks as though Oneonta, may be a good choice since we will be travelling on I-88 W to pick up NY-206. The prices for a night are higher there than in Albany, but it might be worth it.

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4. Re: Where to Stay About 1 Hour From Albany, NY

Thank you for the suggestion. I will check Utica out.

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5. Re: Where to Stay About 1 Hour From Albany, NY

I would go for Oneonta.

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6. Re: Where to Stay About 1 Hour From Albany, NY

If you are taking I-88, Oneonta is a good choice to stop.

Be sure to pre- reserve a room for the night since its proximity to Cooperstown can at times make getting a room difficult especially if during the time of youth baseball tournaments.

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7. Re: Where to Stay About 1 Hour From Albany, NY

I drive to Ithaca fairly regularly these days, most recently the past weekend. Obviously I88 is the quicker route compared to I90/I81. There are a couple cheapo motels around Cobbleskill, and more choices in Oneonta. Any closer, likely not worth it to stop. I88 is single lane for a significant stretch at this time, so I'd allow for some margin if you have to make an appointment. I noticed you mentioned prices. Hotel rooms around Ithaca can be a somewhat outrageous on certain weekends. If you happen to be there on such a weekend, I would suggest to look at some AirBnB options.

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