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The Desmond Hotel Albany

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The Woodlands, Texas
Reviewed 7 December 2015

It is just wonderful. Comfortable, good food and overall very pleasant. The rooms were very clean and comfortable. It is logistically in a good location. The hotel has a New England charm about it with its interior decor. The interior is designed like a New England village. We were there at Christmas and it was beautifully decorated.

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Plattsburgh, New York
Reviewed 5 December 2015

Room was ready when we arrived after a long day of shopping. Went to the Tavern for a few cocktails to unwind. Room was huge and super clean. The atriums were decorated with Christmas trees and lights...made it super cozy and romantic!

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Toronto, Canada
Reviewed 4 December 2015

I visited this hotel for a friend's 60th celebration and I liked the convenience of staying at the hotel. It was close to everything, such as shopping, tons of eating places at your finger tip, no where was really too far. But was a little disappointed with my room. It was good in size, very spaceous but needs a lot...

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Thank Andrea M
Newtown, Pa
Reviewed 27 November 2015

The Desmond was already in holiday mode. The evergreens were decorated with white lights and lit fireplaces permeated the air. We had decided to have our Thanksgiving dinner at The Desmond, but the only availability was in their tavern. The tavern was busy but it had a cozy atmosphere . It would have been just perfect except for three uncontrollable...

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Orchard Park, New York
Reviewed 18 November 2015

My room was spacious and clean. There was no fridge or microwave, but I was told I could have them brought up. The bath did not have a bowed-out shower curtain and the pillows were flat, rather than fluffy, but these were small inconveniences. The enclosed indoor courtyards really brought the outdoors in for those long conference days. The hotel...

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Thank Sue K
Ithaca, New York
Reviewed 13 November 2015

We stayed at this hotel for a conference. The hotel staff was a pleasure to work with in putting our conference together. The food, rooms and conference facilities were top notch. The colonial theme is well done and creates a lovely atmosphere.The hotel is in a great location, close to the airport and Wolf road where you can find shopping...

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Thank GSullivan58
Wenonah, New Jersey
Reviewed 11 November 2015

This hotel is right off of the thruway so very convenient - but definitely not in the hub of anything close - our room was a typical hotel/motel room - we had a heating issue (no heat) and they responded promptly with sending the tech up right after we notified them upon our arrival. Unfortunately the heat stopped working at...

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Thank Nancy1092
Schenectady, New York
Reviewed 11 November 2015

Very cool hotel. Great Albany location. Close to the airport and shops and restaurants. I was there two night for a business conference. Inside of hotel resembles colonial period USA. I was able to obtain a room directly across from my conference which allowed me to walk down 5 minutes before start time. Room was very clean and comfortable. Only...

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Gasport, New York
Reviewed 11 November 2015

We stayed at this hotel for a recent conference. They were able to accommodate 500+ attendees for this conference, plus other conferences! The staff was fantastic and very helpful. The rooms were clean, cute, and well put together.

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Phoenix, Arizona
Reviewed 10 November 2015

The Desmond is an older classic that has been superbly maintained. I spent 4 nights there in November and would not hesitate to visit there again. This property has numerous attractive features: it is close to the airport and has an on call shuttle service, the staff are superb and always helpful, the on site restaurant (Simpsons) is excellent, there...

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Amenities

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Room Service
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair Access
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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  • Air Conditioning
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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
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  • 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: $217 - $286 (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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“Avoid rooms that are sold as having a 'courtyard' view. It can be very noisy.”
  • 4th floor room, back of hotel.
 of 5 bubbles BLDTraveler, 22 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Overlooking the courtyard is nice. Otherwise not any great views.”
 of 5 bubbles LindaS770, 7 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Take an inside room with a view of the atrium.”
 of 5 bubbles 834larryd, 1 Nov 2016 | Read review
“A room in the back of hotel lets you see your car in the lot.”
 of 5 bubbles Jacques1313, 20 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Outward facing rooms are quieter than the courtyard.”
 of 5 bubbles MikeN660, 12 Oct 2016 | Read review
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