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The Desmond Hotel Albany

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Fairport, New York
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Excellent. Very unique I would recommend this hotel. It's atmosphere and ambience is something not easily found in this area for the price. Staff was very accommodating. My fellow travelers were not happy with the Tavern service, but I did not eat there, so really can't comment personally.

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Buffalo, New York
Reviewed 1 week ago

Staff was amazing! The food was delicious. The Service was outstanding. The facility is beautiful. Only complaint is that the room walls were very thin and it was extremely difficult to sleep. Strongly recommend that you bring earplugs.

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Albany, New York
Reviewed 1 week ago

The theme for NYE 2016 was Alice in Wonderland and The Desmond definitely delivered!!! We had an excellent time and made memories that will last us a lifetime; best NYE any in our group has ever had. The price may seem steep at first but you get what you pay for and we were not disappointed, the value is definitely...

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Albany, New York
Reviewed 1 week ago

Out dated. Significant road noise. Picked this location so we could leave our car while on vacation. Just not worth the price. Will make other arrangements on our next trip. On a positive note it is conveniently located to the airport.

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

Dear Guest, We are sorry to hear that you did not enjoy your recent stay with us due to outside noise, but we appreciate you taking the time to share your feedback so that we can continue to improve our facility for others.

Glens Falls, New York
Reviewed 1 week ago

I would HIGHLY recommend the Desmond as the best venue to bring in the New Year! This year the theme was "A Night In Wonderland" and it was exactly that! Everything about the evening was spectacular. We can't wait to attend again in 2017!

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North Adams
Reviewed 1 week ago

Wonderful time. We came here and stayed overnight for a Mother's Day weekend in the past. Food, atmosphere and service was excellent! We will definitely come for New Years again and hopefully bring more people with us next time.

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Montreal
Reviewed 1 week ago

Stayed for one night before flight to Florida. Used the Stay, Park and Fly option which worked out very good value for money compared to the other options. Accommodations and service were excellent for the short stay we had. Complimentary shuttle was great for getting to and from the airport. Would definitely stay again. Stay, Park & Fly – Albany...

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Syracuse
Reviewed 1 week ago

We attended a wedding that took place at the Desmond. The wedding ceremony and reception were beautiful! The accommodations for our overnight stay were pleasant and comfortable. We were also pleased with the Simpson's restaurant where we had breakfast and lunch.

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Albany, New York
Reviewed 1 week ago

Loved the event everything was taken care of & just done will def do again next year! Staff was nice & room was clean! Plenty of time to check in & out. Just would like to see a little update to the hotel:)

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Colonie, New York
Reviewed 1 week ago

Everything was fantastic but the beer service at the party. After the first hour something should have been done to fix the tap problems. Otherwise the Alice in Wonderland festivities were great especially the characters.

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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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  • 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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  • Family Rooms
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  • Free Internet
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  • Free Parking
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Airport Transportation
  • Dry Cleaning
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  • Banquet Room
  • Conference Facilities
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  • 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: £136 - £178 (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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