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The Desmond Hotel Albany

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Atlanta, New York, United States
Reviewed yesterday NEW

Staff, check in, rooms, service, etc were absolutely great. Everyone very friendly. Was very comfortable. Love the appearance inside and out. Just need more choices on tavern menu for dinner for those who wish just eating light.

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buffalo,ny
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great rooms, service, location and the Tavern is wonderful. I love the layout and the rooms which are very comfortable. The Tavern is a great meeting place with very reasonable prices and great craft beers.

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Washington
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The Desmond is agreat place to stay when away from hime. Nuce clean facility, workout room with newer equipment in good working order, beautiful indoor courtyard, friendly staff, everything you need in one place!

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Saranac Lake, New York
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Quiet, comfortable but price was too high for standards experienced. Check-in poor, dining experience unprofessional. Room attractive, however, one of the windows was fogged from a broken seal indicative of a poorly managed hotel.

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Dannemora, New York
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Beautiful place with outstanding staff....I will be returning again... The restaurant (Simpsons) provided excellent food and excellent service... All staff I encountered were helpful , pleasant,and very professional !!!!

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Owego, New York
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is my second time staying at the Desmond for business. The rooms are clean and comfortable. The Staff is very friendly. The restaurants on site are very good, however, it seemed at the important times ( when conference goer's for on site venue are discharged for lunch ) the hotel should provide adequate staff to ensure everyone could be...

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New York City, New York
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The Desmond is a charming hotel with excellent service and accommodations. The grounds are beautiful, the rooms spacious, and it is clear why the Desmond has been voted the best hotel in Albany area for 9 years in a row.

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Webster, New York
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We have stayed at the Desmond probably 8 times over the last 30 years. Always a treat, very relaxing aand has wonderful beds and linen. Staff is always friendly and professional. Food is excellent and the bar is warm and inviting. It costs more than we are used to spending, but you really do get what you pay for.

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Schroon Lake, New York
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

the Desmond offers a wonderful experience, the rooms although small are very clean and comfortable, the staff goes out of their way to be helpful, the food is absolutely delicious. Offering the opportunity to leave our vehicle while away and transportation to and from the airport was the icing on the cake!

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Whitney Point, New York
Reviewed 1 week ago

The best place to stay when in Albany. I will never stay any place else when in Albany it will always be at the Desmond. Just love the atmosphere. I have ate in the eating places and enjoy my meal. The courtyard is just awesome.

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Amenities

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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
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 High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Internet
  • Public 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: $210 - $300 (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 Business Hotel in Albany
#10 Romantic 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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