Unexpectedly diverted by bad weather to Albany, New York on a general aviation cross country flight. The Desmond was recommended by airport operations. Absolutely perfect recommendation. Hotel van arrived five minutes after request. Hotel staff could not have been more helpful or courteous. Entire hotel exquisitly designed and decorated in the 18th century style down to the most subtle details while providing the most modern conveniences.DInner and breakfast at the hotel tavern were superbly prepared, provided by outstanding servers in an atmosphere of 18th century simplicity and elegance. Business center was up to date and modern and provided fast and convenient access to the internet and flight planning tools. Absolutely zero wait for hotel van back to airport operations. I will return as soon as I can with family and highly recommend The Desmond to anyone who appreciates the elegant simplicity of an 18th century atmosphere with all the modern conveniences.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Desmond is Albany's premier hotel and conference center in the heart of Tech Valley. The landmark hotel is conveniently located within minutes of the Albany International Airport (ALB) at the crossroads of I-87, I-90 and downtown Albany. The Desmond offers elegance and charm with contemporary comfort in a business friendly environment. Voted 2014 "Best Local Hotel" seven consecutive years by the Times Union Newspaper readers. Discerning and seasoned travelers appreciate the hotel's modern amenities and smoke-free environment. The hotel offers 323 elegantly appointed guest rooms and suites. Guests can choose from deluxe spacious accommodations; two queen beds or a California king bed option or executive, junior, duplex and presidential suites. Hotel amenities including: complimentary WiFi, complimentary parking and local/airport shuttle, on-site ATM, indoor pool with Jacuzzi, fitness center, 24-hour business center, room service, billiard room and gift shop. Our exquisite ballrooms and indoor atria are stunning venues for weddings, other social events and business meetings. The hotel offers over 28,000 square feet of attractive event space encompassing 22 function rooms and boardrooms. Guests of The Desmond enjoy an excellent choice of cuisine at three popular restaurants: Scrimshaw, a AAA Four Diamond-rated fine dining experience offering classical Continental cuisine, Simpson's Grille, casual dining for breakfast, lunch and dinner and The Tavern, an English pub complete with a sprawling copper bar, flat screen televisions and comfortable table seating for cocktails and lite fare. We invite you to be our guest. A one-of-a-kind hotel awaits you at The Desmond. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- The Desmond Albany Hotel Albany
- Desmond Americana
- The Desmond Hotel Albany
- Desmond Hotel Albany