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Hotel Options for Council of Five Nations - Adventure Gaming Convention

Hotel Options

for Council of Five Nations

Last Update:  Friday, July 21, 2017



If you're coming in from out of town, here is a list of ten different accommodations that we recommend.  This list offers a variety of price points, given that some people's comfort standards differ.  The hotels listed below are those that we believe to offer a balance of economy, quality and value. 


There are three sections to this hotel listing (click to jump directly to either section):
  1. New Hotels opened nearby since Oct 2016
  2. Hotels within a half-mile of Proctors Conference Center (the Council host facility)
  3. Hotels a few miles from Proctors, where you will definitely need to commute.

Council Convention Rate

Please note there is no convention rate at any Council hotel. 

We strongly suggest you use established internet travel sites, like Expedia.com, Hotels.com or Priceline.com, to book your room at the best available rate.

If you would like to see all your options, and not be biased by our suggestions below, please search for hotels near...
Proctors Theatre & Conference Center
432 State Street
Schenectady, NY 12305


Special Note:
There are at least three hotels/motels in downtown Schenectady that we suggest you avoid:
  • America's Best Value Inn/Econolodge, 759 State Street, Schenectady
  • Twins Motor Inn, 921 State Street, Schenectady
  • Imperial Motel, 927 State Street, Schenectady.



The Newest Hotels Near Proctors


The Mohawk Harbor project (including the Rivers Casino & Resort) has sparked a boom in hotel construction. Three hotels have opened since October of 2016. Two of them are at Mohawk Harbor, about 1 mile from Proctors. The third is another half mile in the same direction, across the Mohawk River.

Courtyard by Marriott at Mohawk Harbor
240 Harborside Drive
Schenectady NY, 12305
Reservations: (518) 579-6620
www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/schcy-courtyard-schenectady-at-mohawk-harbor

Room rates for the convention weekend are $189 to $215 per night.


The Landing Hotel at Rivers Casino & Resort
21 Rush Street
Schenectady NY, 12305
Reservations: (518) 579-8840
thelandinghotelny.com

Room rates for the convention weekend are $200 to $250 per night. It appears that you need to be 21 or older to stay at this hotel, because it is at the casino.


Homewood Suites by Hilton
2A Freemans Bridge Road
Schenectady NY, 12305
Reservations: (518) 579-6727
homewoodsuites3.hilton.com/en/hotels/new-york/homewood-suites-by-hilton-schenectady-SCHFBHW/index.html

Room rates for the convention weekend are $160 to $199 per night. Convention attendees arriving by boat can dock at the Waters Edge Marina, adjacent to the hotel.




Hotels closest to Proctors


Please note how the Hampton Inn and Parker Inn are very convenient walking distance, while the Days Inn and Doubletree are approximately half a mile away (an easy walk through downtown Schenectady, if you're so inclined).


The Hampton InnHampton Inn view from State Street
450 State Street
Schenectady NY, 12305
Reservations: (518) 377-4500
www.HamptonSchenectady.com

Distance to Proctors/Council:  About 100 yards, or less than one-tenth of a mile.

As of July 18th:  Rooms available - $144/night (Expedia.com)

The Hampton Inn is only a few years old, and thus is one of our nicer options with full amenities. It is also very conveniently located, just up the block - easy walking distance.

Please click here for a MapQuest Map to the Hampton Inn.



The Parker InnParker Inn view from State Street
434 State Street
Schenectady NY, 12305
Reservations: (518) 688-1001
www.parkerinnandsuites.com

Distance to Proctors/Council:  Literally right next door.

As of July 18th:  The Parker has about 10 rooms available.
  • A single Queen room is $135/night, or $145/night with kitchenette.
  • A Deluxe King with pull-out couch is $155/night.
Please click here for a MapQuest Map to the Parker Inn.



Days Inn SchenectadyDays Inn view from Nott Terrace
167 Nott Terrace
Schenectady, NY 12308
(518) 370-3297
http://www.daysinn.com/hotels/new-york/schenectady/days-inn-schenectady/hotel-overview

Distance to Proctors/Council:  Half a mile

As of July 18th:  Rooms available - $74/night (Expedia.com)

This hotel is about a half-mile from Proctors, and many of our attendees choose to stay here every year. The Days Inn is our suggested economy option if you prefer to be close to Proctors.  We do not have a set Council rate.  As of today (see Last Update at the top of this page), we see rates around $74 per night, plus taxes & fees, on various internet travel sites.  There are other hotels close to Proctors in this price range (see the "Special Note" above), but we suggest you stay away from those.  The Days Inn offers free parking.

Please click here for a MapQuest Map to the Days Inn.

Please click here for directions from the Days Inn to Proctors, the site of Council of Five Nations.




Doubletree by Hilton: Schenectady
100 Nott Terrace
Schenectady, NY 12308
(518) 393-4141
www.doubletree3.hilton.com

Distance to Proctors/Council:  Half a mile.  The Doubletree is literally across the street from the Days Inn (listed above).

As of July 18th: Rooms available - $161/night (Expedia.com)

This hotel was a Holiday Inn for many years. Then it was closed for a total renovation and re-opened as a Doubletree by Hilton.

Please click here for a MapQuest Map to the Doubletree.

Please click here for directions from the Doubletree to Proctors, the site of Council of Five Nations.





Hotels a little further away from Proctors/Council


The hotels below are located in a wider driving radius.  You will need to commute to the convention, but there is plentiful, free parking very near Proctors (see our Council of Five Nations Parking page for full details).


Super 8 Schenectady/Albany
3083 Carman Rd
Schenectady, NY 12303
Reservations:  (800) 454-3213

The Super 8 is right off exit 25 of I-90, close to the junction of 890.  This makes it a very easy, mostly-highway commute to Proctors.

Distance to Proctors/Council:  About 6 miles, or 10 minutes by car.

As of July 18th:  Rooms available, $64+ per night.

Please click here for a MapQuest map to the Super 8 Schenectady/Albany.

Please click here for directions from the Quality Inn to Proctors, the site of Council of Five Nations.



Quality Inn - Schenectady
2788 Hamburg Street
Schenectady NY, 12303
Reservations: (518) 533-1111
www.qualityinn.com

This is a decent place in a decent residential neighborhood.

Distance to Proctors/Council:  About 3 miles, or 10 minutes by car.

As of July 18th:  Rooms available, $99+ per night

Please click here for a MapQuest map to the Quality Inn - Schenectady.

Please click here for directions from the Quality Inn to Proctors, the site of Council of Five Nations.





Hampton Inn & Suites - Albany Airport
45 British American Blvd
Latham, NY 12110
Reservations: (518) 782-7500
hamptoninn3.hilton.com

This is another hotel choice directly off Route 7.

Distance to Proctors/Council:  About 8 miles, or 15 minutes by car.

As of July 18th:  Rooms available, $110+ per night

Please click here for a MapQuest map to the Quality Inn - Schenectady.

Please click here for directions from the Quality Inn to Proctors, the site of Council of Five Nations.



Hilton Garden Inn - Albany Airport
800 Albany Shaker Rd
Latham, NY 12211
Reservations:  (518) 464-6666
hiltongardeninn.hilton.com

This is one of the nicer options available.  It is also very close to Albany International Airport.

Distance to Proctors/Council:  About 10 miles, or 20 minutes by car.

As of July 18th:  Rooms available, $147+ per night.

Please click here for a MapQuest map to the Hilton Garden Inn.

Please click here for directions from the Hilton Garden Inn to Proctors, the site of Council of Five Nations.



Quality Inn & Suites - Albany Airport
611 Troy-Schenectady Rd
Latham NY, 12110
Reservations: (518) 785-5891
www.qualityinn.com

This is another decent place in a suburban neighborhood.  Very close to I-87, the Northway.

Distance to Proctors/Council:  About 10 miles, or 20 minutes by car.

As of July 18th:  Rooms available, $84+ per night

Please click here for a MapQuest map to the Quality Inn - Albany Airport.

Please click here for directions from the Quality Inn to Proctors, the site of Council of Five Nations.







Internet Travel Site Links

KAYAK.com compares rates of several travel sites at once, so it's a very efficient way to compare.

Trivago.com compares rates, just for hotel rooms, from many travel sites at once.

Expedia.com


Priceline.com  (William Shatner says "Name your own price and bid low!")





For more information about the convention...


    Please click for the main Council general info page.

    Please click to download the Council Pre-Registration packet in PDF format.

    Please click to Pre-Register via the online form (with immediate PayPal or Credit Card payment).

    Please click for the pre-registration booklet informational text (the stuff besides the event listings).

    Please click here to see all our Special Interest Event Tracks.

    Please click for Directions to Council of Five Nations.

    Please click for the Council Hotels page.

    Please click for the Council Parking page.

    Please click for Downtown Schenectady resources for Dining, Shopping, and a Visitor's Map.

Web pages highlighting our game events and special event tracks


    Please click to go to the Chronological listing of all events.

    Please click for the list of Kids games.

    Please click for the Board Game Geek Top 50 event track page.

    Please click for the Star Trek at 50 event track page.

    Please click for the Star Fleet Battles tournament page.

    Please click for the events in the Council Wargame Room.

    Please click to see options to play qualifying games for the SWA's Northeast TITAN Championship tournament..

    Please click for the Battleground: Fantasy & Historical Warfare event track page.




If you have any questions, please email us at Council /at/ swa-gaming.org

(Please replace the "/at/" with the typical "@" sign.  We apologize for this anti-spam measure.)

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