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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
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Albany, New York
Reviewed 16 November 2016

Interesting physical design and layout. Service was excellent at front desk for special requests and questions. Next day at breakfast there was a long wait for service and we had to prompt staff a few times.

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Thousand Oaks, California
Reviewed 7 November 2016

We just stayed here for a few days as our son was getting married in the area. The rooms are a little dated but by and large clean and comfortable. Our vent fell out of the wall at one point. We ate breakfast ,lunch, and dinner a couple times . The food was good and reasonably priced. The menu had...

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Marlton, New Jersey
Reviewed 1 November 2016

A really great stay. The Tavern, the bar, had a variety of channels on the various TVs so folks could watch what they wanted. Had the wings dish, spicy one day and barbque another. Both tasty and seasoned just right. For breakfast try Simpsons, a good variety and the service, even when they got busy was very good. The oatmeal...

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Bayside, New York
Reviewed 1 November 2016 via mobile

My review for some reason got moved to their on site restaurant The Tavern(which is also a disgusting mess) so I want to repost it here so people really get a feel for the hotel: I just stayed here for a conference and it was the worst experience I've had at a conference. The food during the entire conference was...

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

Ms. Dalfen, We take guest feedback very seriously, and try to resolve any issues while you are still with us as soon as we are notified of a situation. We are sorry to hear that your experience was not up to our usual standards, and we have passed your comments on to the appropriate managers. Thank you again for sharing...

Rochester,NY
Reviewed 28 October 2016 via mobile

Was here for a business conference. Hotel has an older feel, which is a bit of it's charm but leaves a little to be desired at times. Beautiful indoor courtyards for the event and mingling in the evenings. Parking seemed decent. Restaurant and separate 'tavern' on site was good to have. Easy access to the expressway 'NY87'. My room had...

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Hingham, Massachusetts
Reviewed 26 October 2016

We stayed here as part of a wedding block. The shuttle from the hotel to the wedding was at 3 PM, and check-in was at 4 PM. Over the phone, the front desk told a large number of us that it would not allow early check-in, but upon arrival, all of us (4 rooms) were able to check in early,...

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

Dear Corey, Thank you for taking the time to share your experience with us. 4pm check-in is not guaranteed, which is the policy our Front Desk staff explained to your group over the phone. Occasionally guestrooms become available earlier than 4pm, which is why you were able to check in after you arrived at the hotel. We apologize if the...

Baxley, Georgia, United States
Reviewed 24 October 2016 via mobile

The place is lovely and the atriums make it special. Surprisingly large which can make for a long walk to your room. NEAR the airport and interstate but quiet. Food in thecrestaurant was nicely prepared with ample quantities. Highly recommended.

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Poughkeepsie, New York
Reviewed 20 October 2016

The room was very clean, roomy, and beautiful. There are two restaurants with a large area for parties or conferences. There is long term parking that is gratis. We left the car there for two weeks. We were brought to the airport and quickly picked up on our return. There are many restaurants and a large mall on Wolf Road....

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Reviewed 19 October 2016 via mobile

The Desmond staff was hospitable, The Tavern and The Simpson served great food at reasonable prices and it was nice not to have leave for meals. The room was very clean and well furnished; however, it was in need of some maintenance and redecorating. There was some peeling wallpaper and the carpet was stained. Overall my husband and I were...

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Reviewed 18 October 2016

Went here for a friend's wedding. What a cool atmosphere and old timey feel. The pool should be open late though. The rooms were clean and well-kept, the beds were very comfortable, and the service was friendly. The courtyard was a nice atmosphere as well. I would definitely recommend them if you're in the area.

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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 )
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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
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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Hot Tub
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • 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: ₹ 10,796 - ₹ 13,705 (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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