Stayed at the Desmond for 5 days during a business conference.
The service from the staff was excellent. I was very pleased by the way they attended to our needs.
Once you get accustomed to the layout of the hotel it's not too confusing, but got lost a couple of times on the first day. Every hall and corridor looks exactly the same. May be time to update the wallpaper.
Rooms and hallways have a musty smell that never receded no matter how much air freshened I sprayed or scented candles I burned.
Unfortunately, the food offered to the conference guests was inedible. The worst I ever tasted. But people who ate at the hotel restaurant seems to enjoy the food there.
Great location. Lots of stores, restaurants and malls nearby.
- 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. Voted "Best Local Hotel" in 2014, culminating seven consecutive years by Times Union newspaper readers. The hotel offers 322 elegantly appointed guest rooms and suites. Guests can choose from spacious accommodations: two queen beds, four poster king beds and Executive, Junior, Duplex or Presidential Suites. Our exquisite ballrooms and indoor courtyards are stunning venues for weddings, social events and business conferences. 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; Simpson's Grille, casual dining for breakfast, lunch and dinner; and The Tavern, an English pub complete with a copper bar, flat screen televisions and comfortable table seating for cocktails and lite fare. We invite you to experience 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