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Hotel Options for Council of Five Nations - Adventure Gaming Convention

Hotel Options

for Council of Five Nations

Last Update:  Saturday, September 20, 2014



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 two sections to this hotel listing (click to jump directly to either section):
  1. Hotels within a half-mile of Proctors Conference Center (the Council host facility)
  2. 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.



Hotels closest to Proctors


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


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 August 13:  Rooms available - $76/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 of $74-80 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.



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.

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



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.

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



Holiday Inn SchenectadyHoliday Inn on Nott Terrace
100 Nott Terrace
Schenectady, NY 12308
(518) 393-4141

Distance to Proctors/Council:  Half a mile

* It is our understanding that this hotel is currently closed for major renovations. *





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 August 13:  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 August 13:  Rooms available, $85+ 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.



Cocca's Inn & Suites - Latham
979 Troy-Schenectady Rd (Route 7)
Latham NY, 12110
Reservations: (866) 599-6674

Route 7 is a straight shot toward downtown Schenectady, and Proctors.  And there are several good places along the way where you can stop and eat breakfast.

Distance to Proctors/Council:  About 9 miles, or 20 minutes by car.

As of August 13:  Rooms available, $57+ per night

Please click here for a MapQuest map to Cocca's - Latham Rt 7.

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 August 16:  Rooms available, $135+ 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 August 13:  Rooms available, $204+ 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 August 13:  Rooms available, $85+ 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.



Frosty Acres CampgroundFrosty Acres Campground
1560 Skyline Drive
Schenectady, NY 12306
(518) 864-5352 / 5606
www.FrostyAcresCampground.com

For three years in a row, Council attendees stayed at Frosty Acres Campground.  Not many, but a few.  So we figured it deserves a spot on our list of suggested lodgings.  Both sets of guys gave it very positive reviews.  Their web site says their season ends on October 1st, but it's also said that for the past few years and it wasn't a problem.  If you call ahead and make a reservation, we're pretty sure you'll be fine. 

Distance to Proctors/Council:  About ten miles, which amounts to a 15-20 minute drive.

Please click here for a MapQuest Map to Frosty Acres Campground.

Please click here for directions from Frosty Acres 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.

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 to go to the Chronological listing of all events.

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 your chance to play with the game Designers.

Please click for the list of Kids games.

Please click to see all the Free Demo game events during Council weekend.

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

Please click for the listing of all the Historical Miniatures events.

Please click for the Star Fleet Battles tournament page.

Please click for the Science Fiction games event track page.

Please click for the Horror games event track page.

Please click for the events in the Council Wargame Room.

Please click for the list of Avalon Hill Classic games.

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

Please click for the list of all our Old School classics.

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

Please click for the Train games event track.



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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The fine print.  Photos displayed above were taken from the internet without permission.  The SWA does not make a single penny from this.  We do it only to help promote your hotel.  Feel free to complain; we will quickly remove all references to your business.  The SWA web site has a Google rank of 3/10 and climbing.  Just for the link we are providing to your web site, you should be paying us an annual fee.  So there.