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The Desmond Hotel Albany

Expedia.comUSD 197*
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#8 of 50 Hotels in Albany
Certificate of Excellence
GreenLeadersSilver level
07/05/2017 08/05/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
USD 204*
USD 197*
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Ballston Lake, New York
Reviewed yesterday NEW

Stayed for a wedding .Front desk young man not only seemed stressed but was not friendly .Our room 135 needed updating but was clean, tub old wallpaper seams coming apart ,no shears on window so draperies needed to be closed which made the room dark. court yard needs to have some kind of freshener in it ,Mohegan Sun has a...

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Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I stayed here as part of a wedding party. With the beautiful inside Town Square it is perfect for a wedding or just a visit. I was lucky enough to have a room off the town square and it was like walking out onto a street every time. The room was spacious with two huge (and high I felt like...

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Midland Park, New Jersey
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I loved the quaint atmosphere of the hotel. The room was very spacious and clean and so were the rest of the areas I were in. Also, the location was very convenient, right off the NY Thruway, which makes it easy for people not familiar with the area.

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Bellport, New York
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We had stayed at The Desmond for the 2016 Conference of AFDSNY. This year we returned and was looking forward to our stay. It seems the AFDSNY made changes in some of the amenities that we had during the 2016 conference. The breakfast & lunch choices were much less this year. Also the networking room was much smaller and could...

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Baldwinsville, New York
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The meals were set up very nicely and the food was excellent. There were always personnel setting up or tearing down rooms and set ups. The staff was very friendly. There is always confusion about the meeting rooms that are located upstairs. Perhaps naming them better would help. I takes me a couple of days to get to know the...

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Plymouth, Massachusetts
Reviewed 1 week ago

Attended a meeting here, it felt like you were outside, which is a great feeling with the "town hall" and building motif. Meeting room accommodations very good, and the coffee served was "piping" hot. Buffet was excellent with a pasta station and its famous bread pudding with sauce. The room was quiet, and bed very comfortable. Reasonable rates. Front desk...

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Adams, Massachusetts
Reviewed 1 week ago

I highly recommend this hotel. From the relaxing atmosphere to the great food, we have found our new place to stay when flying out of Albany. Shuttle service was fast and friendly saves all of the other staff. They are priced competitively against lesser hotels. Great experience!

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Hopkinton, Massachusetts
Reviewed 1 week ago

I searched for great easter brunches near albany and the desmond came up number one. I saw the indoor courtyard and koi pond and was hooked. The price was great. The easter brunch was mazing and we all agreed we would come back next easter. The property is well maintained and staff very friendly. Definitely make it your choice if...

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Gansevoort, United States
Reviewed 1 week ago

I recently stayed overnight at the Desmond for a business trip and what an experience, what a beautiful hotel. Look at the view just from my room, it's amazing and I will definitely go back. The conference room was even real nice. This place definitely put a lot of work into the feels of age and look...

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Shelburne, Vermont
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Love 'The Desmond Hotel Albany' my family and friends have all stayed here, when either passing through town, gone to a wedding here or holiday brunch, the property is so unique, a treasure right off the highway, the food is fabulous, don't miss their bread pudding and definitely have breakfast! The tavern has a great beer & wine list and...

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Room Service
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair Access
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 Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Suites
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Services
  • Free Parking
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Airport Transportation
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Laundry Service
  • Banquet Room
  • Conference Facilities
  • Room Service
  • Business Centre 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
Region: United States > New York > Albany
Price Range: $204 - $280 (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
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#1 Green Hotel in Albany
#8 Family Hotel in Albany
#10 Business Hotel in Albany
#10 Romantic Hotel in Albany
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“If you can afford it it go for the split level ones, or one off the square.”
  • Bathroom
  • Lovely wall paper!
  • The room and beds.
Typozalot, 25 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Looks like most rooms have easy access to the parking lot.”
marymP563TK, 19 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Mansion Rooms are much larger and quieter although fun to have a room looking over the courtyard”
vermont2017, 13 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Rooms facing away from interior courtyards are quieter.”
987mollyl, 1 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Avoid rooms that are sold as having a 'courtyard' view. It can be very noisy.”
  • 4th floor room, back of hotel.
BLDTraveler, 22 Nov 2016 | Read review
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