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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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4 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
Mitchell K Wallkill, New York
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    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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Wallkill, New York
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96 reviews 96 reviews
16 hotel reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This was the first time I've been back since it was the Americana many years ago. For an older venue, the hotel seems to have been maintained quite well. The rooms, lobby, courtyard and meeting rooms looked about the same as the last time I was there. A very nice place if you're attending a convention which appears something the... More

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Upstate New York
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12 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I'm not sure about all the rooms, but our room was in need of an update. It was comfortable with all the necessary amenities including free WiFi, but the bed spread was outdated, the shower faucet needed to be replaced, and a new mattress and pillows would have been a nice touch. When my husband flushed the toilet, the water... More

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New Haven, Connecticut
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A great diversion from cookie-cutter hotels; the "outdoor" colonial experience was an ideal setting for our conference - once one became accustomed to the area segmentation. Was there for a conference and found the conference meals to be quite good. My room was spacious and comfortable. There is not much around the hotel so a car is necessary if you... More

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20 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I think the hotel specializes in hosting conventions. I went to one, and the rooms were fine, but way too tight for the number of people. I felt semi-claustrophobic much of the time. The hotel room was spacious and comfortable. The food was good, not great.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We decided to start our Xmas shopping early this year and chose staying at the Desmond. We are returning guests because we enjoy the concept of the hotel layout ( Lobby, dining, and tavern, common areas, and the unique room choices). We stayed in a 3rd floor King with view of a common area. The room was excellent with very... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Room was good, clean and pretty spacious. Bed was comfortable. The rooms are not outdated as much as they are meant to look old fashioned (that is the hotel's theme). My room had a modern flat screen TV which had regular cable service (not the annoying hotel style cable) and HBO. Internet speed was up to par and I was... More

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Slate Hill, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

When you walk into the hotel the decor takes your breath away. The wood is amazing and leaves a warm and welcoming feeling. The staff is very accommodating making us feel special and they are happy to serve you. The food is outstanding. A little pricey, but definitely worth it. Every time we visit Albany we stop at the Desmond... More

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Holley, New York
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I went with my wife on a business trip and we stayed at The Desmond. We had a room that was on the interior of the building facing the indoor conference hall. They were having a conference the following day and started setting up for the breakfast buffet before 6am waking everyone up on all 4 floors of that area... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This hotel has good service however it is badly in need of an upgrade. The carpets are worn and dirty and the shower is a hit or miss. Sometimes you get hot water and good water pressure other times you may have to try for a shower in the sink. The front desk messed up our reservation and then told... More

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North Kingstown, Rhode Island
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It was very refreshing to be in "green areas" all over the hotel. Even better that it only has 3 stories. Gym/pool area very nice. Three restaurant in premises. Within 2 miles of shopping and lots of chain restaurants.

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Address: 660 Albany-Shaker Road, Albany, NY 12211
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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