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The Desmond Hotel Albany

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Syracuse, New York
Reviewed 17 August 2016

We checked in last week for my son's wedding to be held locally. Staff was extremely helpful, efficient and friendly - shout out to Tiffany at the Front Desk. Room service was very timely. The Simpsons restaurant was good for breakfast. The Tavern was a great hangout at night with lots of out of town guests and family. A Firefighters...

Thank Karfis
New York City, New York
Reviewed 16 August 2016

The Desmond has been my go to hotel for over 20 years and will continue to be going forward. The room rates vary but with AAA discount and free breakfast, good deals are available. Second and third floor rooms are my location of choice as there are often events in the courtyard.

Thank clearymaureen
Ellicott City, Maryland
Reviewed 12 August 2016

Our room was clean and the staff was very friendly. I thought it was a fairly inexpensive hotel in the area. I could not find a cheaper hotel in Albany area, so that made me a little nervous, but our stay was excellent!

1Thank Stacey B
Kissimmee, Florida
Reviewed 12 August 2016 via mobile

My family and i enjoyed our stay in this hotel. The staff was friendly and the rooms were clean, spacious, and provided privacy. My family of 5 shared a king room which had a living room area with a sofabed that were separated from the master bedroom. It has a beautiful "old school" layout. I totally recommend this hotel to...

Thank jasmine611
Reviewed 9 August 2016 via mobile

My husband and I have stayed at this hotel before. But we were so disappointed this time. The lobby smelt like urine. We reserved a king suite and when we arrived we were given a queen suite. We requested room service and it took 1 1/2 to get our food. We went to the pool and there were no towels...

Thank Regina K
Brooklyn, New York
Reviewed 3 August 2016 via mobile

Check in was very pleasant and front desk personnel were very nice and helpful. Overall, the hotel is very quaint. 3 floors and lots of walking to and from room, giant parking lot, restaurants and shop on site. Lots of wallpaper decor and BB look. Rooms and carpets and furnishings are a bit musty and could use a rehab. Towels...

Thank Serena F
Fishkill, New York
Reviewed 2 August 2016

Stayed over night at the Desmond because of it's proximity to Albany airport. They offered one free hot breakfast and the room rate was reasonable. Lovely hotel with restaurants, gift shop, pool and workout room. The indoor court yard has a Koi pond and meeting rooms. Staff is friendly and the rooms are very nice. I do recommend a stay...

Thank Talkitup
Seattle, Washington
Reviewed 31 July 2016 via mobile

The hotel is very pretty and historical inside and the staff is phenomenally helpful and friendly. The rooms are a bit dated and the bed was one of the most uncomfortable I've slept in Ina long time - the mattress was broken down and sagged in the middle. The shuttle to the restaurant area was unreliable at best. Several in...

1Thank LAEricson
Glen Head, New York
Reviewed 28 July 2016 via mobile

I had to stay at the Desmond for business. It was clean but a little musty. However, the staff was friendly and accommodating. There is a very small fitness room and an indoor pool for all guests. The outside doors are locked after hours for protection. There is sufficient amount of parking for no charge and Internet access is free....

1Thank Desiree K
Reviewed 25 July 2016

We had a very nice stay at this property. The staff was very polite and helpful. The rooms were very clean and well appointed. If we are ever in the Albany area again, we will surely consider this hotel.


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  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Room Service
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair Access
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
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  • Suites
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Airport Transportation
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Laundry Service
  • Banquet Room
  • Conference Facilities
  • Room Service
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
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: ₹ 10,053 - ₹ 13,662 (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 Romantic Hotel in Albany
#10 Business Hotel in Albany
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“If you can afford it it go for the split level ones, or one off the square.”
  • Bathroom
  • Lovely wall paper!
  • The room and beds.
Typozalot, 25 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Looks like most rooms have easy access to the parking lot.”
marymP563TK, 19 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Mansion Rooms are much larger and quieter although fun to have a room looking over the courtyard”
vermont2017, 13 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Rooms facing away from interior courtyards are quieter.”
987mollyl, 1 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Avoid rooms that are sold as having a 'courtyard' view. It can be very noisy.”
  • 4th floor room, back of hotel.
BLDTraveler, 22 Nov 2016 | Read review
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