One of Wolf Road’s largest hotels in Colonie, former Turf Inn, now derelict property

COLONIE — A generation ago, 205 Wolf Road was one of the Capital Region’s preeminent hotels.

Called the Best Western Turf Inn when it opened in the mid-1970s, it hosted Hollywood stars, New York governors and thousands who used it as a stopping point between Albany and the 1980 Olympics in Lake Placid, according to the Times Union’s photo archives of the property.

But now the large structure on one of the Capital Region’s busiest commercial strips is vacant, and has been given the “X” designation by the town of Colonie, signifying to first responders that the building is unsafe