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The Desmond Albany

#18 of 51 Hotels in Albany
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660 Albany-Shaker Road, Albany, NY 12211
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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 of 5 stars
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We had one night stay in a 2 queen beds room. The lobby and room is updated and clean but each bed only has 2 small pillows. We complained to the lobby and she promised the other two pillows would be sent but no pillows show up. The two queen size beds look like two full size beds to me... More 

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Evans
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We were here for a birthday party. The reception area is so lovely. The hors d'oeuvres were tasty & plentiful. Then into the ballroom for dinner. The room is lovely. The food was very good. Chicken Parmesan was enough for two & delicious. Wait staff was excellent. The entire complex is lovely. It is an older hotel, but very quaint... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I have stayed at the Desmond many times over the years.it is comfortable,clean,and I always feel as if I'm taking good care of myself when I stay here. I love the rooms,the food in ant if the restaurants is never disappointing. and room service for breakfast is a prfect way to end my little self care stop while traveling through... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Pluses: Easy and friendly check-in process. Room was clean (my wife did detect a slight musty odor) and very quite, considering there was at least one wedding reception, a very large Kawanis convention along with my colleague's retirement party and the airport nearby. Plenty of parking and it is free, very nice. The Tavern is also a plus. The young... More 

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

Dear Guest, We are happy to hear that you enjoyed the event you attended with us, and the food and service in our Tavern. Thank you for letting us know of the issues you experienced, we have passed them on to the appropriate managers. We appreciate all of your comments. More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and I and another couple, all 4 of us senior citizens went to Saratoga for two days of horse racing. We stayed at the Desmond Hotel and we were delighted we did so. First, they had an excellent racing package that included free admission for one day, free programs for that day, and $40 to spend at the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have stayed here several times for the races at Saratoga. We have always had great service, a comfortable room, good food at the restaurant and an overall nice experience. The only thing that I would list as a negative is that sometimes the bathroom is not as clean as it could be. It's not terribly dirty, but there were... More 

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Rochester, New York
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

the rooms are very outdated and dusty. My allergies bothered me during my entire stay. I went for business trip and requested to stay at another hotel next year instead... even the holiday Inn is better than this place.... much cleaner.

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

Dear Guest, We apologize that your guestroom was not up to our usual standards, we have passed your feedback on to our Housekeeping management. Thank you for sharing your experience with us. More 

Amsterdam, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I attended my niece's wedding at the Desmond Hotel in Albany, New York. It was amazing!! The venue is beautiful and the staff was very attentive and professional and the food was excellent. We stayed overnight and the accommodations were wonderful. I would highly recommend the Desmond as a beautiful wedding venue or just a wonderful place to stay if... More 

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Nashville, Tennessee, United States
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Recently I was in town with friends to attend a wedding in Saratoga Springs. Stayed for 2 nights in a musty malodorous room, which was in dire need of a dehumidifier. Complained to front desk clerk due to one member of our group having asthma, was offered a transfer to another room; however, the other room was equally terrible. On... More 

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

Dear guest, We are sorry to hear of the issue you experienced with your credit card during your stay with us. Thank you for making us aware of the situation so that we can review procedure with our front desk staff. More 

Brooklyn, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I stayed here for a family event last weekend. The staff was friendly and helpful. Are rooms were clustered together, which was nice. The rooms were spacious and clean. It's across the street from the airport, and they have one of those TVs listing flights right in the lobby of the hotel. We had a snack in the hotel bar... More 

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