Family Lodging

Overnight Parent & Family Accommodations

Students are provided housing as part of the orientation program.  If parents and family members attend the Family Orientation program or wish to travel in the region during this visit, a list of accomodations is provided below.  

On campus accomodations, in our residence halls, are also available through the Office of Conference Services (OCS) during the July orientation sessions. Please note, on-campus accomodations are not available for sessions 4 and 5 in August.  Towels, linens, and blankets are provided.  Please contact OCS with any questions at (518) 276-7459; e-mail

OCS will be open for reservations beginning in late May – please do not make a reservation until your student’s SO session has been confirmed by our Office.

Local & Discounted Accomodations

Please note, these hotel rates are limited on a first come first serve basis, and may sell out quickly.
Best Western/ Franklin Square Inn
1 4th St. Troy, NY             
Call hotel directly: 518-274-8800
rates: $119-$170 plus tax, depending on room type & date
Complimentary shuttle to campus
Session 1 book here
Session 2 book here 
Session 3 book here
Session 4 book here
Session 5 book here
Fairfield Inn, East Greenbush
124 Troy Rd, East Greenbush, NY
(518) 477-7984  
rates: $105 plus tax
Sessions 1-3 book here
Sessions 4-5 book here
Hilton Garden Inn
235 Hoosick St, Troy, NY
(518) 272-1700
LaQuinta  Inn & Suites
833 New Loudon Rd
(518) 640-2200
rate: $129 plus tax, depending on room type; please call to book, mention Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute for our rate.
Microtel, Latham
7 Rensselaer Ave, Latham NY
(518) 782-9161
rates: $63-$75 plus tax, depending on room type
Super 8 Latham
682 Troy Schenectady Rd, Latham NY
(518) 783-8808
rates: $65-$80 plus tax, depending on room type; please call to book