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The Desmond Hotel Albany

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#8 of 50 Hotels in Albany
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11/06/2017 12/06/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
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Windham, United States
Reviewed yesterday NEWvia mobile

I have visited this hotel for business and pleasure about 20 times in the last 10 years. It is very quaint and is an excellent place to host a conference. Doing business with the staff is professional and accommodating. Very close proximity to Albany Airport. The rooms are spacious and very clean. The restaurants in the hotel have great food...

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Hopewell Junction, New York
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I travel for conferences often. The staff is very good. The property is very large. Several large events were going on at the same time, but there was no inconvenience to our group. The food was very good, the plates were warm so your food didn't cool off quickly!

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Woodstock, New York
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Room required overhaul: doors falling off cabinets, carpet filthy, NO GLASS in bathroom! (Really?) Note saying I should "re-use towels".....HUH? I wasn't in Harlem, after all! Front desk persons are rude, abrupt to the point of insulting, don't listen or care. Carrying on conversations with certain hotel guests while treating others like they wandered in from a homeless shelter is...

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Boiceville, New York
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Our stay was lovely - rooms are great - under-staffing issues at the desk and restaurants. My favorite spot is the koi pond with the fountains. Food at the tavern was delicious. Free shuttle was an excellent convenience.

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Queensbury, New York
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Always try to stay at this hotel before departure at Albany Airport. It starts our vacation early, especially at the Tavern (bar) and saves lots of travel time since it is so close to the airport. Will do it again!

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Newburgh, New York
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Great hotel for a business meeting. Rooms are a nice size and are clean. Cleaning staff was not supposed to take away used towels, but did. Need to provide in room and public space recycling. Pool is too small for lap swimming.

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Keene, New Hampshire
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Very nice looking, has a shuttle to the airport, screen in the lobby for arrival and departure, great location just off of both Wolf Road and the Interstate. Several business centers available with multiple computers and printer.

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Denver, Colorado
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We chose the Desmond based on location to Albany airport but would return for a get away weekend. The property is utterly charming and the staff is amazingly friendly and helpful. We had a very good late lunch in the Tavern and our room was spacious, comfortable and lovely. They provide driving instructions with their email confirmation, a big plus....

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Thank decoduo
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The food should have been a lot better. The staff members weren't expecting a tip instead of earning it. The transportation bus had no AC and the windows didn't open. Stay could have been better! Disappointing!

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GMDesmondAlbany, General Manager at The Desmond Hotel Albany, responded to this review

Dear Guest, We appreciate you taking the time to share your recent experience regarding your meeting at our hotel. We are sorry to hear that you did not feel the food and service was up to our usual standards, and we have passed your comments on to our Chef and Banquets Managers. We will also share your comments with the...

Champlain, New York
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We were very impressed when we saw the Desmond interior... but when we went to our room it smelled musty! Even the kids asked what the smell was... There was no refrigerator in the room. We also had 2 queen beds with only 2 pillows on each one... I immediately called to get more and they said "they were all...

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GMDesmondAlbany, General Manager at The Desmond Hotel Albany, responded to this review

Dear Beth, Thank you for taking the time to write in with your concerns and issues, we are sorry to hear that your guest room was not up to your expectations. Refrigerators are located in our Suites and are available upon request at the front desk as well. We have shared your experience in the bar with our restaurant managers...

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Room Service
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
GreenLeadersSilver level
About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
Food & drink at the hotel
The Tavern at The Desmond
The Tavern at The Desmond
Cuisines: American, Bar, Pub
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Hot Tub
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Room types
  • Suites
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
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  • Public Wifi
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Services
  • Free Parking
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Airport Transportation
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Banquet Room
  • Conference Facilities
  • Room Service
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Laundry Service
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Desmond Hotel is conveniently located at the entrance of the Albany International Airport (ALB), adjacent to shopping on Wolf Rd and minutes from downtown Albany via I-87 and I-90. As Albany's premier hotel and conference center, The Desmond is an independent, family owned and operated property that is proud to celebrate over 40 years of providing superb accommodations, outstanding service and a one-of-a-kind experience. Deluxe accommodations await with 322 guest rooms and suite options including king size four-poster beds, double queen beds, executive suites, junior suites and spiral staircase duplexes. The hotel offers exceptional dining choices in our casual, sophisticated Simpson's and The Tavern, an English pub. Modeled after a colonial village square, our two indoor courtyards feature mock storefronts, brick pathways, a koi pond, beautiful fountains, and balconies that overlook our year-round landscaping. Together with our elegant ballrooms, these indoor courtyards provide a gorgeous and unique backdrop for weddings and galas. Versatile facilities, award-winning food, and personal service make the hotel an exceptional venue for meetings and conferences. We invite you to experience The Desmond. ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Desmond Hotel Albany

Address: 660 Albany Shaker Rd, Albany, NY 12211-1056
Region: United States > New York > Albany
Price Range: ₹ 10,786 - ₹ 13,692 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — The Desmond Hotel Albany 3.5*
Number of rooms: 322
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Also Known As:
The Desmond Albany Hotel Albany
Desmond Americana
Desmond Hotel Albany
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#1 Green Hotel in Albany
#8 Family Hotel in Albany
#10 Business Hotel in Albany
#10 Romantic Hotel in Albany
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