It's March Madness time in the Capital Region!

The 2023 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament is around the corner, and the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference, otherwise known as the MAAC, is serving as one of the "host leagues" for the first and second rounds of the tournament. The conference chose The MVP Arena, one of the premier destinations in all of Mid-Major basketball, as their venue for hosting these games.

With eight teams playing at the Capital Region's sports mecca in the next few days, spectators from all around the country will be traveling to Albany, and will need places to stay the night.

We have you covered, hoops fans!

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The Best Hotels in Albany, New York, as Ranked by Hotel Guests

Using ratings and reviews generated on TripAdvisor, we were able to access their list of top hotels in Albany, New York, and put together a list of the top-ten stays in the area. This isn't a paid sponsorship of any kind; these rankings come straight from the mouths (or, keyboards) of patrons who have stayed at these hotels in the past.

Consider this your Welcome Brochure for Albany, New York, ahead of tip-off for the First Round of the NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament.

It's going to be a busy few days of basketball at The MVP Arena this weekend. Here is the schedule of events on Friday, March 17th:

  • 2PM - VCU vs. St. Mary's
  • 4:30PM - Iona vs. UConn
  • 7:25PM - Drake vs. Miami
  • 9:55PM - Kent State vs. Indiana

The first two games of the day represent the NCAA's Western Region, while the third and fourth games represent the Midwest Region. The winners of these games will match-up in second round games, both of which will take place on Sunday, March 19th.

Times of those games are still to be determined.

With all of that being said, for those who are traveling to Albany this weekend, here are the ten highest-ranked hotel stays in the city. If you scroll below that list, you'll also find a bit more information about the streets of the capital city that will help you stay safe while driving to-and-from the arena.

The Place to Stay! The Ten Best Hotels in Albany Ranked by Guests

Visiting the Capital Region, and need a place to stay? There are a number of hotels in downtown Albany, and by the airport. Here are ten of the highest-rated stays.

Albany's Ten Safest Neighborhoods Heading into 2022

There's too much negativity in the world, so, let's change that. If you're looking to move to the city of Albany, here are the ten "best" neighborhoods in the city of Albany, according to Niche.

Albany's Ten Most Dangerous Neighborhoods in 2023

The resource Area Vibes has released information about the safety of neighborhoods in Albany, NY, and these areas are considered most dangerous entering 2023.

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