I'll be honest, I had expected less. This is very similar both in decor, style, and price to a hotel I stay at closer to home due to business. And I don't particularly care for that place of lodging. This hotel, not an issue. Convenient location for my business needs this week, close to the airport, affiliated with my Corporate Rate Policy. Check in was easy, room was ready, room was neat, clean, and as desired. Hotel is large. Indoor center space almost seems like a bit of a waste, as I didn't see a single person use it all week, but whatever. Food was good, albeit a bit expensive. Housekeeping was adequate. Only ding was a tinge of a musty smell in carpet hallways, but it was not bad. Free, convenient parking. I'd stay here again and recommend.
- 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
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- Also Known As:
- The Desmond Albany Hotel Albany
- Desmond Americana
- Desmond Hotel Albany