Annual Conference Housing

Housing & Travel

Hotel Accommodations

Reduced rates are being provided by area hotels for June 5 through June 7. Reservation costs and processes for each hotel are listed below (Note: Rates are based upon availability) 

Renaissance Hotel - $149 to $169
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Book by 05/10/19

Hilton Albany - $149
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Fairfield Inn & Suites - $129.00
Book your group rate for ESSAE Annual Conference

Are you able to offer a discounted room rate? Would you like to add your property? Let us know!


Albany International Airport (ALB)
As the major air center for the Capital Region, Northeastern New York and Western New England, the Albany International Airport is less than 20 minutes from the Albany Capital Center.  It  is located at the junction of Interstate Highways 90 and 87. For specific directions on how to reach the Albany International Airport, please go here.

Train Stations

Albany-Rensselaer, New York (ALB)
525 East Street | Rensselaer, NY 12144-2310
Less than 10 minutes from the Albany Capital Center! 

Schenectady, NY (SDY)
332 Erie Boulevard | Schenectady, NY 12305-1817

Getting Around Albany

Taxis, Uber and Lyft: Drivers are easily accessible throughout downtown and the suburbs.

Bike share: CDPHP Cycle! is a program offered through CDTA in partnership with CDPHP. Together, we’re creating a culture of health in the Capital Region by supporting recreation and exercise through bicycling. This state-of-the-art bike-share program provides residents and visitors with an alternative form of transportation that supports healthy, active lifestyles while also offering a fun and easy way to explore our communities.

The Capital City Trolley: A FREE service offered by CDTA in New York's Capital City. The trolley is available every 20 minutes, Thursday, Friday and Saturday from 5:00 PM to 12:30 AM. Explore Albany's entertainment venues, restaurants and various meeting places with this free service connection Lark Street's Restaurant & Retail Row with Downtown Albany's Entertainment District! Download the Cityfinder App for Albany Destinations, Reviews & Directions. CDTA's Capital City Trolley provides easy access to: Albany Capital Center, Corning Riverfront Park, Downtown Albany Entertainment District, Lark Street's Restaurant and Retail Row, Palace Theatre, Quackenbush Sqaure, Riverfront Garage, State Capitol, Times Union Center, and Washington Avenue Armory.

Bus: The Capital District Transportation Authority (CDTA) is the regional mobility provider, offering over 50 easy to ride public bus routes throughout the region, including 29 routes connecting to downtown Albany. Fare is $1.50 for each ride or $4.00 for an all day pass, available for purchase on the bus. 3-day visitors passes are available for $10.00. For more information contact 518.482.8822 or