Here's a traveling tip if you find yourself in the Albany, NY area. The hotels that surround the city fill up on weekdays not weekends. It's opposite from what you encounter in most parts of the country. Typically, Friday and Saturday are the busiest days for most hotels, but In Albany (and maybe other capitol cities) the rooms are booked during the week. This is because the state legislature is in session and assembly men and women must travel to the state capitol in order to engage in sausage making.
Just a friendly reminder when you find yourself in Albany on a Monday!