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The Desmond Albany

3.5 of 5 Hotel   |   660 Albany-Shaker Road, Albany, NY 12211
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Ranked #13 of 49 Hotels in Albany
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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Corning, New York
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74 reviews 74 reviews
5 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The room, the hallways, the courtyard and the dining were elegant and very classy, This is a beautiful place to stay. The bed was comfortable and I felt very rested in the morning. The rest of the room was decorated with higher class, but after a while a hotel room is still a hotel room (once you are at a... More 

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Albany, NY
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22 reviews 22 reviews
12 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We took advantage of a local wedding staying at the Desmond and shuttling guest to the reception this weekend to have a lovely little getaway. We'd eaten at the Desmond before, but never spent the night. The staff was excellent and attentive to every detail. Impressed with the manager Jessica for checking her work email on her weekend off and... More 

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Kingston, New York
19 reviews 19 reviews
9 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Desmond has an "outdoor" courtyard and large banquet rooms (all indoors with the feel of being outside). It is beautiful and we have stayed here many times. However, the New Year's Eve party was lacking. It was quite expensive and the food was inadequate for what we have come to expect here. The food that was great quality was... More 

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Delanson, New York
11 reviews 11 reviews
7 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

My family and I had Christmas dinner at the Simpson's Grille yesterday. We were so happy we went there. My mother, in particular, really enjoyed herself. The atmosphere was beautiful, the food was great and wait staff were very attentive and friendly. I would recommend to anyone.

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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2014

I was in town to be in a dear friend's wedding. The couple had gotten a discount rate for out of town attendees. Everyone I had mentioned the Desmond to had spoken of it with awe. I got to the hotel to check in. No warmth at the front desk at all. My local supermarket checkout is happier to see... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
18 reviews 18 reviews
9 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2014

We have stayed here on christmas eve for 11+ years and have always had consistently good service. The hotel is beautifully decorated and the rooms are well decorated. We ate dinner on christmas eve and breakfast on christmas day at Simpson's grill in the hotel....both meals were excellent and the staff was very friendly and accommodating. the pool and work... More 

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Reynoldsburg, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

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 December 14, 2014

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 December 13, 2014

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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227 reviews 227 reviews
64 hotel reviews
103 helpful votes 103 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014 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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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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