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The Desmond Hotel Albany

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#8 of 50 Hotels in Albany
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04/06/2017 05/06/2017
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Baxley, Georgia, United States
Reviewed 24 October 2016 via mobile

The place is lovely and the atriums make it special. Surprisingly large which can make for a long walk to your room. NEAR the airport and interstate but quiet. Food in thecrestaurant was nicely prepared with ample quantities. Highly recommended.

Thank Dusty G
Poughkeepsie, New York
Reviewed 21 October 2016

The room was very clean, roomy, and beautiful. There are two restaurants with a large area for parties or conferences. There is long term parking that is gratis. We left the car there for two weeks. We were brought to the airport and quickly picked up on our return. There are many restaurants and a large mall on Wolf Road....

Thank Jacques1313
Reviewed 19 October 2016 via mobile

The Desmond staff was hospitable, The Tavern and The Simpson served great food at reasonable prices and it was nice not to have leave for meals. The room was very clean and well furnished; however, it was in need of some maintenance and redecorating. There was some peeling wallpaper and the carpet was stained. Overall my husband and I were...

Thank Deb M
Reviewed 18 October 2016

Went here for a friend's wedding. What a cool atmosphere and old timey feel. The pool should be open late though. The rooms were clean and well-kept, the beds were very comfortable, and the service was friendly. The courtyard was a nice atmosphere as well. I would definitely recommend them if you're in the area.

Thank anna1ane
Pavilion, New York
Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

My intrepid traveling companion and I were at the hotel for several nights as I attended a church assembly. The staff took care of every request. The hotel is not new, but it is very comfortable. Of personal interest to me, they understand tea drinkers as few US hotels do! If you are in Albany, as a friend of mine...

Thank Retiredsmiling
New York City, New York
Reviewed 13 October 2016

Just finished a convention at the Desmond. I found the staff very attentive and the enclosed courtyard very enjoyable. The food at the banquet was better than average and quickly served warm. Very positive experience.

Thank Mike N
Mandeville, Louisiana
Reviewed 11 October 2016

The hotel had 5 weddings and was completely full. The staff did not miss a beat. Everyone was pleasant and helpful! When in Albany, stay here!!!!! 5 minutes from the airport and 5 minutes from shopping, directly next to I-87!

Thank dchall308
Hudson, New York
Reviewed 10 October 2016 via mobile

We stayed overnight for a weddjng in the area- rooms were beautiful. All the amenities. Easy access to restaurant and bar - Simpsons food was very good but the service was very slow- in their defense it was mobbed. I would get there before 9!!!! Great stay

Thank Sheila N
Windsor, Canada
Reviewed 7 October 2016 via mobile

Stayed overnight in a very nice room overlooking the courtyard .a very nice touch for a North American hotel.loads of parking just off the freeway. Nicely appointed on the inside,you can walk around in an enclosed covered courtyard and enjoy the ambiance. Would definitely return.

Thank mishawindsor
Syracuse, New York
Reviewed 5 October 2016

The Desmond is one of the older hotels in Albany just off Wolf Road. It's not swanky, but it's comfortable. The king sized bed was really comfortable, albeit a bit high for someone short...but once up there...a delicious feel. I was there for a meeting. Food was average. The hotel staff were nice and friendly and very accommodating. Thanks to...

Thank Anais52

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  • Pool
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  • Room Service
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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
  • Public Wifi
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Airport Transportation
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Banquet Room
  • Conference Facilities
  • Room Service
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Laundry Service
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: $222 - $282 (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 Romantic Hotel in Albany
#10 Business Hotel in Albany
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