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The Desmond Hotel Albany

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Virginia
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37 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 126 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We had a very nice stay at this property. The staff was very polite and helpful. The rooms were very clean and well appointed. If we are ever in the Albany area again, we will surely consider this hotel.

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Surprisingly large hotel with internal village like common areas... Disney-esk. We were traveling with a large youth sports group. Kids and adults enjoyed it. Restaurant and bar onsite with good food. Rooms were nice and clean. Did see some areas needing a make over but all in all not bad. We would stay here again.

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Punta Gorda, Florida
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3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Attended wedding June 17 - 19. The wedding was being held on site. Awesome wedding from rehearsal to Sunday's breakfast. Food was average at best. Very disappointing. Staying at Desmond was very convenient, being close to family and friends made some of the hotels issues easier to overlook. Staff we came in direct contact with were attentive and extremely friendly.... More 

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Lake Placid, New York
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The Desmond is the place to stay if you are flying from Albany airport, driving through Albany and tired, need place to relax, for family reunions, business meetings, clean and friendly rooms, awesome staff, free shuttle to the airport, gourmet restaurant - that's what brings me back time after time. Thanks Desmond. I will be back. D

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Denver, Colorado
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27 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Charming, well-located hotel, with classy room decor and great meeting spaces! Some difficulties in making a reservation led us to think it might be a trying experience, but the moment we checked in, our concerns vanished! Great place.

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Seal Beach, CA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The hotel is extremely well maintained and the decor is old Albany. The lobby has a huge fireplace and the gift shop is conveniently located near the front as are both restaurants. The center of the site is covered attractively so all the rooms are protected from weather.

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at78rpm
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This review is based on a room with two double beds. I received a group rate discount for this room. The room is what you'd expect in a roadside motel. There was a desk and a chair, though the chair was more a table chair than a desk chair; it had no arms, no wheels, and was distinctly uncomfortable to... More 

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

Dear Guest, Thank you for sharing your experience, we are very sorry to hear that you did not fully enjoy your recent stay with us. Overstuffed wingback chairs are available throughout the property, especially by our lobby fireplace which is a popular spot with our guests for reading. Refrigerators and microwaves are located in all of our suites, and are... More 

Gulf Shores, Alabama
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This hotel is a little pricier than the other hotels on Wolf Road but its also a lot nicer. The restaurant is also pretty good and they have a nice bar that is almost exclusively used by guests. Business center is adequate. It is very close to the airport that allows for easy and quick ins and outs. I found... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Once again the Desmond did not disappoint me. This was the 4th trip to the hotel in the last 3 years and the room was fantastic, the food delicious, and the staff pleasant, helpful and efficient. I had the Lemon Pepper Wings and they were tasty and cooked to perfection. Also enjoyed the drink specials...

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Warwick
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142 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Desmond Albany is ranked #1 among non-chain hotels in Albany with good reason. Rooms are big and comfortable with all expected amenities. The beds are comfortable, and the rooms are quiet, even with a graduation ceremony going on in one of the meeting rooms outside our window. Breakfast included M-F only, and only if you booked directly with the... More 

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
GreenLeadersSilver level
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
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Hot Tub
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
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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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  • Business Center with Internet Access
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Laundry Service
  • Banquet Room
  • Conference Facilities
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Airport Transportation
  • 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 Road, Albany, NY 12211
Location: United States > New York > Albany
Price Range: $167 - $214 (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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