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The Desmond Hotel Albany

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Oneonta, New York
Reviewed 15 March 2016

Park and fly option is perfect for travel. The desk staff is quite good. The restaurants are very good. Rooms are spacious, clean and comfortable. Shuttle takes you to and from the airport any time of day or night.

1Thank Wade T
Lunenburg, Massachusetts
Reviewed 10 March 2016

Booked a room for this past weekend. There were two huge events going on at the same time. The lobby was super packed and chaotic and the front desk seemed a bit short staffed, but despite the added pressure of this did well. The room itself was fine. I was honestly really impressed at how many people were staying that...

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Schenectady, New York
Reviewed 10 March 2016

My friend and I booked a room at the Desmond in conjunction with a fundraising gala in the King Street ballroom. They were hosting a very large beer tasting event the same day, and the lobby was packed, but we were able to check in very quickly. Our room was on the first floor, directly adjacent to the event which...

1Thank jsp578
Haddam, Connecticut
Reviewed 9 March 2016

The Desmond Hotel is a huge place with rambling colonial styled courtyards just calling for a wedding ceremony and reception to happen. There is plenty of activity here in the form of travelers, parties and receptions,corporate meetings and functions,college athletes staying overnight for a game with another college the next day. The lovely Tavern hosts great music, the night we...

Thank Susann C
Reviewed 7 March 2016

I attended the Craft New York Brewers Festival here this past weekend with Four Mile Brewing. Staff was pleasant and attentive to our needs even though it was extremely busy. The area we were in for the festival was very nice, although it was a little tight with the amount of people we had. We were given rooms by the...

Thank Javan L
Kennebunk, Maine
Reviewed 3 March 2016

I and all my employees have been staying @ the Desmond since it became the Desmond before named Hotel Americana. I guess that dates back to the mid-1980's. Great hotel with a very pleasant staff, David @ the front desk is very welcoming and extremely professional. The amenities are great with a great lounge that is staffed very well, and...

Thank mbags1
Buffalo, New York
Reviewed 29 February 2016 via mobile

Excellent, charming rooms. Lovely sitting areas and clean and comfortable. The Resteraunt, though.....take a pass. There's enough places to eat on Albany Shaker Rd....do yourself a favor and go out. Service was horrible and this was on a slow night.....butter tasted frozen/thawed as was the calamari possibly from a frozen box. The chef possibly knew what he was doing with...

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

Dear Guest, We are happy to hear that you enjoyed the ambiance of the hotel and our guestrooms! The Desmond prides itself our unique decor and indoor spaces. We are sorry to hear of your experience in our restaurant, and have passed the comments on to our Executive Chef and restaurant managers. Please know that your visit was not typical...

New York City, New York
Reviewed 28 February 2016 via mobile

The Desmond is a beautiful hotel with a lovely inside courtyard. Due to the fact that there was a convention I was unable to enjoy it fully. The staff at this hotel is excellent everyone from check in to the staff Carrie in the tavern and Anthony in Simpsons. I recommend this hotel for anyone who what's some quality time...

Thank emoscatello
bennington Vermont
Reviewed 27 February 2016

For business or pleasure the Desmond is perfect. For people who are flying out of Albany Airport it is perfect. The Hotel provides you with transportation to and from the airport and you can leave your car at the Hotel. Love the Desmond.

Thank Mauiman
Middletown, New York
Reviewed 27 February 2016 via mobile

The Desmond is a very nice place to stay in Albany New York. They have very nice indoor space and two large atriums that look like a town square. The inside is built to look like an old town with public space, water fountains, benches, and great sitting area. Wood burning fireplace in the lobby. Rooms are comfortable and quiet,...

Thank ebu55

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Room Service
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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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
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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Hot Tub
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
  • 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 - $281 (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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“Avoid rooms that are sold as having a 'courtyard' view. It can be very noisy.”
  • 4th floor room, back of hotel.
 of 5 bubbles BLDTraveler, 22 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Overlooking the courtyard is nice. Otherwise not any great views.”
 of 5 bubbles LindaS770, 7 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Take an inside room with a view of the atrium.”
 of 5 bubbles 834larryd, 1 Nov 2016 | Read review
“A room in the back of hotel lets you see your car in the lot.”
 of 5 bubbles Jacques1313, 20 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Outward facing rooms are quieter than the courtyard.”
 of 5 bubbles MikeN660, 12 Oct 2016 | Read review
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