Our award-winning hotel is located 0. 4 miles from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) and at the center of historic downtown Troy, NY. The BEST WESTERN PLUS Franklin Square Inn Troy/Albany offers comfort and convenience within a short distance of all the major Albany, NY attractions. Troy, NY is where the Hudson River meets the Erie Canal. The one-time shipping center is no longer an industrial powerhouse - but architectural reminders of its glory days remain. Federal-style estates, industrial-era factories, Georgian brownstones, and 20th century bungalows lend a sense of history to leafy neighborhoods and cafe-lined waterfront. Stay at the BEST WESTERN PLUS Franklin Square Inn Troy/Albany as you visit historic Troy, NY, tour RPI, or attend your next wedding or event at one of our two luxurious ballrooms. the Franklin Plaza and Franklin Terrace. We look forward to having you with us!