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The Desmond Albany

3.5 of 5 Hotel   |   660 Albany-Shaker Road, Albany, NY 12211
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Ranked #12 of 49 Hotels in Albany
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 3 days ago
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Reynoldsburg, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I felt like I was at a Charles Dickens Village at Christmastime. Very impressive, cozy, comfortable, friendly and the best place I've stayed since staying at Grand Ole Opry Hotel earlier this year. I attended my neices wedding and it was like a Cinderella Ball. I will highly consider having my sons wedding at the Desmond in the next year... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I had to stay here at a last minute business trip for the Army. I was really impressed by the character of the place. It has an old time classic feel to the place. Out of all of the hotels that I have stayed in, this was the only one, that I would say, didn't have any modern amenities about... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I've stayed at the Desmond twice in the past year - both for extended weekends. Prior to trying the Desmond, I would always stay at the Marriotts in the area - booking by "name" before doing my research and reading reviews on the privately owned hotels. The hotel rooms were very comfortable, quiet and immaculate. The service was personalized. Our... More 

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New York, NY
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

large room with two comfortable queen beds, bathroom with amenities and surprisingly plush Egyptian cotton towels. The place looks like a fake colonial mansion, which is hilarious but whatever. The food in the restaurant was pretty good too. Very clean. Reasonably priced, at least with conference rates.

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Laguna Beach, CA
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57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The positive aspects of this hotel are the staff and the location to the airport. The staff are very pleasant and if you are traveling via ALB it is very convenient. For these two reasons I gave it three dots. The room was clean but still had a bit of a musty smell that comes with old materials that need... More 

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Ajax, Ontario
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The hotel is lovely and the staff are excellent. I have a very nice room overlooking a pretty courtyard. The only problem is that in the evenings people travel through the courtyard to access their rooms or stop just to socialize and the voices echo and are very loud. Makes it difficult to sleep especially when you have early business... More 

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Albany, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I attended a work event this morning and not only were the accommodations beautifully decorated, the banquet staff provided excellent service. Specifically they displayed genuine hospitality and sincere enjoyment of their jobs. They were very warm and welcoming and made me feel wanted at the event. I was served by "Cosme" who was more than happy to have me there.... More 

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Riverside, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Desmond Hotel is a family owned and very friendly place to stay. From the welcoming real wood burning fire place in the lobby to the warm welcome at the front desk to the room service staff, Everyone is attentive! I ate two lunches and a dinner. The food was plentiful and tasty. The wait staff was attentive. The food... More 

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Albany, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It's worth visiting just to take a walk around the fish pond and see the Holiday decorations. A favorite spot for out of town visitors coming in to shop at the malls close by. My visit was for business but still had time to shop. The venue is not your normal hotel with drab room; it's a visit to an... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Recently, I stayed at this hotel for 5 nights. This is a large hotel that is a popular choice for meetings and conferences. There are numerous meeting rooms, ball rooms and an amphitheater. I noticed many different organizations having meetings, etc during my stay. The hotel has two large indoor courtyards, one with a koi pond. The food offered to... More 

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Address: 660 Albany-Shaker Road, Albany, NY 12211
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Location: United States > New York > Albany
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — The Desmond Albany 3.5*
Number of rooms: 323
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