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The Desmond Hotel Albany

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Bronx, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

When I first walk into the room I notice there was no carpet just a small one under the couch, it was spacious and a walk in bathroom with a glass. It was amazing. There gym was nice and there was a sauna. I was disappointed with there lack of amenities. I wish there was a pool or a hot... More 

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Mohawk, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I have been here for my own wedding reception 29 years ago and keep returning. Intimate dinners in the Scrimshaw, great meals at Simpson's, drinks and snacks at the Tavern, weekend getaways and major week long conferences. The facility can handle anything you want. They do it with pride. The staff is friendly and accommodating. I wish other facilities would... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I have stayed at the Desmond a number of times on business. The front desk reception people are always great. I've been in a number of different rooms and all have comfortable sleeping arrangements. I've had drinks and finger food in the tavern as well as both breakfast and dinner in the restaurant. I've also been to nice seated dinner... More 

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Syracuse, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We checked in last week for my son's wedding to be held locally. Staff was extremely helpful, efficient and friendly - shout out to Tiffany at the Front Desk. Room service was very timely. The Simpsons restaurant was good for breakfast. The Tavern was a great hangout at night with lots of out of town guests and family. A Firefighters... More 

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The Desmond has been my go to hotel for over 20 years and will continue to be going forward. The room rates vary but with AAA discount and free breakfast, good deals are available. Second and third floor rooms are my location of choice as there are often events in the courtyard.

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Ellicott City, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Our room was clean and the staff was very friendly. I thought it was a fairly inexpensive hotel in the area. I could not find a cheaper hotel in Albany area, so that made me a little nervous, but our stay was excellent!

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Kissimmee, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My family and i enjoyed our stay in this hotel. The staff was friendly and the rooms were clean, spacious, and provided privacy. My family of 5 shared a king room which had a living room area with a sofabed that were separated from the master bedroom. It has a beautiful "old school" layout. I totally recommend this hotel to... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I have stayed at this hotel before. But we were so disappointed this time. The lobby smelt like urine. We reserved a king suite and when we arrived we were given a queen suite. We requested room service and it took 1 1/2 to get our food. We went to the pool and there were no towels... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Check in was very pleasant and front desk personnel were very nice and helpful. Overall, the hotel is very quaint. 3 floors and lots of walking to and from room, giant parking lot, restaurants and shop on site. Lots of wallpaper decor and BB look. Rooms and carpets and furnishings are a bit musty and could use a rehab. Towels... More 

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Fishkill, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stayed over night at the Desmond because of it's proximity to Albany airport. They offered one free hot breakfast and the room rate was reasonable. Lovely hotel with restaurants, gift shop, pool and workout room. The indoor court yard has a Koi pond and meeting rooms. Staff is friendly and the rooms are very nice. I do recommend a stay... More 

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
  • Restaurant
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Room Service
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About the property
  • Wheelchair access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
Food & drink at the hotel
The Tavern at The Desmond
The Tavern at The Desmond
Cuisines: American, Bar, Pub
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  • Pool
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Hot Tub
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  • Suites
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
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  • Free Parking
  • Business Center with Internet Access
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Airport Transportation
  • Laundry Service
  • Banquet Room
  • Conference Facilities
  • Room Service
  • Dry Cleaning
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: $166 - $203 (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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