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The Desmond Hotel Albany

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#8 of 50 Hotels in Albany
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May 7 May 8
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Plymouth, Massachusetts
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

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 6 days ago NEW

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 6 days ago NEW

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 1 week 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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Pelham, New Hampshire
Reviewed 1 week ago

The property is beautiful inside and out! Our room was spacious, very clean and beds comfortable. The staff were friendly and helpful throughout our stay. Pool/spa room was immaculate and had plenty of towels. The Desmond Hotel is right off I-87 which made traveling very easy.

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New York City, New York
Reviewed 1 week ago

the Desmond felt like home, very comfortable, i would recommend to anyone traveling and wants a place that feels like a resort. the courtyard has a fountain with all rooms facing so everyone gets the view..nice

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Saranac Lake, United States
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I stay with these folks a couple times a month and they treat me like royalty! Checkin is always great and last night Tiffiana was amazing...doesn't rush you, makes sure you have a room in the location that you want and last night put me in one of their Mansion rooms!!! What a treat!!!! When you checkout they are always...

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Poughkeepsie, New York
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Hotel is in a great location. Property is vey easy to get to and near great shopping. Loved the real fireplace in the lobby and the Taven Bar. Great staff at the Tavern the three times we were there. Rooms need a major update/ facelift, especially the bathroom.

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Brewster, New York
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I'm a frequent traveler and this was once of the worst hotels I've stayed at in years. The food was bad, the hotel was dirty and I was not allowed to check in until 6 hours after I arrived. I won't be back at the Desmond.

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

Dear Carla, We are very sorry to hear this. Our standard check-in time is 4PM, and we do our best to check guests in earlier when the rooms are available. We take all of our guest feedback very seriously, and your comments have been shared with our management team.

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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
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  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • 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: $195 - $272 (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 Romantic Hotel in Albany
#10 Business Hotel in Albany
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“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
“Overlooking the courtyard is nice. Otherwise not any great views.”
LindaS770, 7 Nov 2016 | Read review
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