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The Desmond Hotel Albany
Ranked #8 of 50 Hotels in Albany
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Reviewed July 2, 2013

Beautiful courtyard, had a balcony w/ french doors right over the courtyard and coi pond. Just beautiful! The front desk woman told us our room was facing the outside, so I asked for a courtyard view and she immediately switched us and gave us a 3rd floor room overlooking the courtyard and the coi pond. We left our door open at night so we could hear the sound of the water. The pool was nice, not as warm as I would've liked, but there was a hot tub and it was nice and hot! I worked out the next morning, two tvs in the work out room and had an eliptical, treadmill, bike, weights. Everyone was extremely helpful, the hotel is just beautiful. There's nothing like this in the area, not your typical hotel...so much character and charm just made it a great stay

Room Tip: Four poster King bed - awesome!
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  • Stayed: June 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed June 28, 2013

we were a group of 26, all from williston, nd. The Desmond staff organized our 2 nite stay...the rooms were lovely, the appointments, gracious, the continental breakfast, delightful. It was just great to have their shuttle service from the airport, shopping, etc. Their restaurants and tavern...so pretty, inviting. And the food--delicious. While our stay with them was only a small piece of our journey, it made a lasting impression---it is a destination unto itself!!!!

  • Stayed: June 2013, traveled with friends
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Reviewed June 24, 2013

Clean, comfortable, well furnished rooms. Great facilities and a FANTASTIC staff. I was here for a convention and couldn't have been more pleased with the choice of the Desmond. Great food, ample parking, easy access - they have it all. Please consider it for your next event or visit to the Albany area.

  • Stayed: June 2013, traveled on business
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Reviewed June 21, 2013

I attended a conference the second week of June 2013. Breakfast and lunch were provided as part of the conference and if you haven't tried the famous Desmond Bread Pudding and Custard, you don't know what you are missing. I dined at Simpson's twice (highly recommend the Drunken Goat salad). The macaroon cookie served at the end of my meal at Simpson's were also an unexpected and welcome pleasure. I enjoyed happy hour at The Tavern. The only time I left the premises was to embark on a dinner boat excursion to Lake George. I flew in from San Diego, and The Desmond was big enough to satisfy this city girl. I would compare it to the Hotel Del Coronado for charm and service. Even though it rained every day, I was able to fit in walking indoors, around the courtyards, and interior hallways. The stairwells connecting floors were easily identified and indoor friendly. I shopped at the gift shop for unique souvenirs. Monitors in the business suite provided up to the minute travel info and weather conditions. I enjoyed the people I met and the place I got to know. Thank you Mr. Desmond, for creating a home away from home. Eat, Sleep, Work, Repeat.

Room Tip: I recommend room M23. It is a corner room on the second floor. King Size Canopy bed. The 5 windows i...
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  • Stayed: June 2013, traveled on business
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Reviewed June 19, 2013 via mobile

stayed for conference recently so only had breakfasts from menu . nice selection for all tastes . lunch buffet was nice but would like more fruit and vegetable choice. beds super comfortable . staff extremely nice. room prices bit higher than comparable in Ireland . proximity to airport is 10 min. but no noise from airport . shuttle bus between airport and shopping mall very helpful

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Reviewed June 12, 2013

A place that is sure to remind you of bygone eras. We had a wonderful room overlooking the atrium, and while the decor is a bit worn, the service and location were excellent! A place we will be sure to return when in the Albany area.

  • Stayed: June 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed June 5, 2013

We loved our room. Great value. Lovely canopy bed. Comfortable sitting area. Really charming hotel & great service. My husband forgot his phone & someone (Tim) from the hotel went to get it from our room and drove to the airport with the phone before we took off.

Room Tip: Ask for the M section :)
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  • Stayed: May 2013, traveled as a couple
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Address: 660 Albany Shaker Rd, Albany, NY 12211-1056
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Location: United States > New York > Albany
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#1 Green Hotel in Albany
#8 Family Hotel in Albany
#10 Romantic Hotel in Albany
#10 Business Hotel in Albany
Price Range: $148 - $214 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — The Desmond Hotel Albany 3.5*
Number of rooms: 322
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. We are an IHG (InterContinental Hotel Groups) affiliate hotel that is proud to celebrate over 40 years of providing outstanding service and a unique guest experience. We are proud to have been voted "Best Local Hotel" in the Albany Capital Region for the past 10 consecutive years. The Desmond features 322 guest room and suite options including king size four-poster beds, double queens, executive suites, junior suites and spiral staircase duplexes. On-site dining choices include Simpson's restaurant and our English pub, The Tavern. 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. We invite you to experience The Desmond. ... more   less 
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