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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
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A cozy room or a studio with a kitchenette in a city within day-trip distance of both NYC and Boston

The Lowdown

“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

The Parker Inn & Suites
434 State St
Schenectady, NY 12305-2300 United States


4.0 Very Good 183 Reviews
Parker Inn & Suites business event
Reviewed 6 days ago

The Parker Inn & Suites is a very stylish boutique hotel and event venue. Reasonably priced within easy walking distance of great family run restaurants live theater and motion picture. I walked from there to the Italian restaurant across the street for dinner, down the brick walk shopping district for diverse shopping options, bookstore, gifts,delicious vegetarian restaurant on that quick walk. Very clean and posh lounge at Parker Inn & Suites! Love this place.

Horrible bed
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The location of the hotel is very convenient, next to Proctors Theater. The room was clean and the staff friendly. We were extremely disappointed in the bed. The mattress was hard as a rock and literally painful to sleep on. I even took the comforter and folded it in half and tried to sleep on that without any relief. We have slept on a mattress that bad before but the room cost less than half the price. At this price point, we expected better. Most hotels we frequent in this price range have upgraded to more comfortable mattresses or at least utilize mattress pads. We were also not impressed with the continental breakfast. It is provided in an extremely poorly lit area and the pastries were only fair quality, the kind you get from Little Debbies or Hostess. We stayed here so we didn’t have to fight traffic getting out of the theater instead of driving the hour and a half home. I think we’ll fight traffic the next time we go to Proctors.

Phantom of The Opera
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

What a beautiful hotel this was, we come here each year when we come to watch a show in town and we love it. The hotel is so cute and quaint for us. You can tell the housekeeping keeps up to date with the cleanliness because we never have issues and the front desk staff is so sweet and friendly. We always recommend this hotel to our friends and family when they need a place in downtown Schenectady, NY. We will be back next year!

botique hotel great location
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

location on main street was most convenient, right next to Proctor Theater. Older building, but in solid shape. Great staff, helpful and friendly. Free continental breakfast. Consider getting room facing street, view better.

Reviewed 2 months ago

The hotel itself is well located but I wouldn't call it boutique.
Needs some improvements. But overall nice stay. Friendly, accommodating staff.
ANDREW AT RECEPTION WAS MORE THAN AMAZING. Located right next to Proctors.