The Parker Inn & Suites
What We Love
- A boutique hotel in the tallest building in charming Schenectady, with breakfastStarting each day with a complimentary continental breakfast
- Choosing an abode with a kitchenette at this friendly boutique base
- Venturing out of the tallest building downtown, to explore the theater and Jay Street’s shops
- Taking an NYC day trip – Manhattan’s three-and-a-half hours by car
What To Know
- Conveniently located on State Street right next door to Proctor's Theater and multiple restaurants
- Complimentary onsite parking is available
- Free WiFi works well
“Unique New York” isn’t just a tongue-twister; it’s also the perfect way to describe Schenectady, a small city upstate that boasts various one-of-a-kind attractions. Just half an hour from the Saratoga Raceway and three and a half by car from NYC, it’s got its own distinct identity, with such offerings as the Museum of Innovation and Science, the state’s first historic district – the Stockade Historic District, dedicated to Dutch and English homes from the 17th and 18th centuries – and a former vaudeville theater. The last will be just next door to you, and the others an easy walk, when you stay at The Parker Inn & Suites.
This boutique TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence winner is a lovely place to dine on a simple and straightforward continental breakfast each morning – and a room-service lunch or dinner from Aperitivo Bistro, itself a Certificate of Excellence winner, which is only two doors away. It’s also a great spot to get some sleep, with comfy beds in all of these rooms, which additionally hold an assortment of conveniences and cable TVs. Most of all, though, it’s an ideal base from which to see the city sights, with its central location. Not that you need to venture out at all for a Schenectady view, as you’re in the tallest building in downtown.
Rooms and studios
Historic touches and modern conveniences converge in the cozy rooms. Look forward to views of the city, a cable TV, a small microwave and a refrigerator in your own. Queen studios and Standard Queen rooms both hold spacious bathrooms with walk-in showers, but the one in the second includes a rain showerhead; this abode also offers a kitchen with a full-sized refrigerator, a microwave, a sink, a dishwasher and an island with a granite countertop. Deluxe King accommodations overlook downtown and add on a sofa bed.
Schenectady is a small city in upstate New York, holding a charming 1920s movie theater (adjacent to the inn); a house-museum; its very own Central Park; and what was the first historic district in New York state, where you can tour 18th- and 19th-century Dutch and English colonial homes. Jay Street is a great stop for shopping and dining, with a summer jazz series, and the Saratoga Raceway is a half-hour drive. It’s just three and a half hours to New York City, if you’re interested in a day trip.
How to Get There
What a great experience to stay at the historic Parker Inn & Suites. Since I travel by train, it was a pleasure to find a hotel with lots of character and charm, just a short walk from the Amtrak Station. On the week-end, the Farmers Market was a 2 minute walk from the hotel's front entrance. On arrival, Andrew Kirwin was working at the Front Desk, and I couldn't imagine a friendlier welcome. This is hospitality the way it should be!
We had a lovely weekend with family and friends for a wedding, and Andrew was an incredible staff member! He really made us feel welcome and had a lot of helpful information on local attractions. Great stay!
The room for the king size bed was wonderful. Had a full stand up refrigerator freezer, sink, hotplate, all the plates and pots and pans and silverware even a wine bottle opener!! Bathroom was huge. Andrew at the front desk was fabulous he looked out for me when I was waiting for a ride to make sure they were coming. Best too was it is directly across Jay Street stores easy to get in and out of as well. Highly recommend staying!!!