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Schoharie, New York
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We choose to stay at this hotel when we are going on vacation. Usually the flights we take leave early in the morning. We stay the night before we leave and the night we return. This way we don't have to worry about getting stuck in traffic or if there are snow storms. Plus we can leave our car on...

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Troy, New York
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Nice place, friendly staff, and good food at Simpson's. The room was clean and nice, great location for shopping, dining out, etc. Only complaint was being woken up several times during the night by loud people, and slamming doors.

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Saratoga Springs, New York
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Great hotel. Class place. Easy access. Staff delightful. Piece and location couldn't be better. Limo service, great guys. Very helpful. Room was clean. Every year we go back because it's just what we need.

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Castleton On Hudson, New York
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Excellent environment , and friendly staff. Great food and clean environment I will recomend the Desmond hotel any time to all my friends and family. It was a nice experience, the bbed was very soft and comfortable to sleep on, my husband and I had a quality time together with no distractions.

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Elmira, New York
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Nice stay here. Staff was nice and friendly. I would recommend this place to others. It is easy to get in and out of and my room had its own entrance from outside which was very helpful when bringing my things in from the car.

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Stamford, New York
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We come here for the holiday because we know we will have a high quality experience. They know how to treat people in a friendly and courteous manner. The rooms are clean, service is great, and the food in Simpsons is delicious. The location of the property near Wolf Rd. and the Colonie Mall makes it convenient for shopping and...

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Catskill Region, New York
Reviewed 1 week ago

We give The Desmond an Excellent review, The room was excellent, the staff excellent, the restaurants have a really good menu and the food was delish. We would recommend The Desmond to our friends and family, we had a memorable stay and would definitely come back for another stay.

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New York City, New York
Reviewed 1 week ago

The people at the front desk were great. The availability of breakfast and tea/coffee was a great addition for the exhibitors. I have found that those things aren't usually provided for exhibitors so, thank you!

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Eden, New York
Reviewed 1 week ago

It was so relaxing to walk around inside and not worry about weather. I was presenting and the staff was amazingly helpful. Everyone was friendly. The food was excellent and the bed was comfortable. the pool room and fitness area was perfect. This is an excellent get away.

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Spencerport, New York
Reviewed 1 week ago

The facility was dated, the conference rooms were too dark and the non smoking room I was in smelled of cigarettes and had mold growing on the bathroom walls. The staff was great at the meals and the food was good. The courtyard was a nice setting for the conference.

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GMDesmondAlbany, General Manager at The Desmond Hotel Albany, responded to this review

Dear Guest, We appreciate you taking the time to share your experience with us, and are happy to hear that you enjoyed our food and staff customer service. We take all guest comments very seriously, and the guestroom that you stayed in has since been investigated and no evidence of mold was found. The room has been thoroughly deep-cleaned and...

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Amenities

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Room Service
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair access
Food & drink at the hotel
The Tavern at The Desmond
The Tavern at The Desmond
Cuisines: American, Bar, Pub
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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Hot Tub
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
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  • Free Parking
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Airport Transportation
  • Dry Cleaning
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  • Banquet Room
  • Conference Facilities
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  • Business Center with Internet Access
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Desmond Hotel is conveniently located at the entrance of the Albany International Airport (ALB), adjacent to shopping on Wolf Rd and minutes from downtown Albany via I-87 and I-90. As Albany's premier hotel and conference center, The Desmond is an independent, family owned and operated property that is proud to celebrate over 40 years of providing superb accommodations, outstanding service and a one-of-a-kind experience. Deluxe accommodations await with 322 guest rooms and suite options including king size four-poster beds, double queen beds, executive suites, junior suites and spiral staircase duplexes. The hotel offers exceptional dining choices in our casual, sophisticated Simpson's and The Tavern, an English pub. Modeled after a colonial village square, our two indoor courtyards feature mock storefronts, brick pathways, a koi pond, beautiful fountains, and balconies that overlook our year-round landscaping. Together with our elegant ballrooms, these indoor courtyards provide a gorgeous and unique backdrop for weddings and galas. Versatile facilities, award-winning food, and personal service make the hotel an exceptional venue for meetings and conferences. We invite you to experience The Desmond. ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Desmond Hotel Albany

Address: 660 Albany Shaker Rd, Albany, NY 12211-1056
Location: United States > New York > Albany
Price Range: $167 - $210 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — The Desmond Hotel Albany 3.5*
Number of rooms: 322
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Also Known As:
The Desmond Albany Hotel Albany
Desmond Americana
Desmond Hotel Albany
Hotel Style:
#1 Green Hotel in Albany
#8 Family Hotel in Albany
#10 Business Hotel in Albany
#10 Romantic Hotel in Albany
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  • Can tickets for local attractions be purchased at the front desk?
  • Do you have to pay extra for a mini-fridge?
  • At what time does the pool open each day?

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“Avoid rooms that are sold as having a 'courtyard' view. It can be very noisy.”
  • 4th floor room, back of hotel.
 of 5 bubbles BLDTraveler, 2 weeks ago | Read review
“Overlooking the courtyard is nice. Otherwise not any great views.”
 of 5 bubbles LindaS770, 4 weeks ago | Read review
“Take an inside room with a view of the atrium.”
 of 5 bubbles 834larryd, Nov 1, 2016 | Read review
“A room in the back of hotel lets you see your car in the lot.”
 of 5 bubbles Jacques1313, Oct 20, 2016 | Read review
“Outward facing rooms are quieter than the courtyard.”
 of 5 bubbles MikeN660, Oct 12, 2016 | Read review
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