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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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Reviewed 1 week ago

I stayed here for the park and fly, on a friend's recommendatio. This place, which I found very uncomfortable, totally mystifies me; my best guess is that it is going for European elegance. Except that they apparently aren't aware that this is not the 19th century, and that European elegance these days is all about simplicity (think Ikea). Perhaps most...

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

Mr. Brown, We spoke to our Housekeeping management about your issue, and we apologize again that we can not locate your item in question. As our staff explained to you, we do not have any information regarding your lost bathrobe or previous phone calls. Our staff is very diligent in tracking lost items, and we apologize again for whomever you...

Hopewell Junction, New York
Reviewed 1 week ago

Bathroom was dirty, especially the bathtub. The hotel is becoming too old and needs a serious modernization upgrade. The bar food at the tavern was very good. The Tavern bar service was very good. One major problem was the Tavern got filled with people from a private party to watch the Kentucky derby horse race. The people were leaning on...

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

Dear Guest, Thank you for letting us know about the issue in your guest room, we have passed this on to housekeeping to address. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed the food and service in our bar, and apologize if other guests bothered you during your visit.

Rome, United States
Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited for just an overnight, professional organization prepping for a lobbying visit to the Capitol. Charming, well appointed hotel. The conference services were excellent. The room was well appointed. (Can't speak to value as costs were covered by the organization)

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Pittsfield, Massachusetts
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Like the location to the Albany airport to catch an early morning flight. Room was clean and comfortable. There is a hairdryer and shower items for convenience. Service and food in the Tavern was good. There is a very nice gift shop in the lobby.

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Toronto, Canada
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The closed inner atriums around which the rooms are located reminded me of some of the grander versions found in Las Vegas! We stayed one night for a conference. The staff were very friendly. Our room (two queen beds) was spacious, well maintained and clean. The food provided for lunch, dinner and breakfast was uniformly better than what you expect...

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Canastot
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Location was great mall was close to shop The food was great but way to much for each person portions could have been cut in half a lot of wasted food. Conference rooms were excellent for the meeting.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Always enjoy a trip back in history with the spring NYMDA trip, hope we don't change venues. The service and food at our Tuesday night meeting was a real treat and no one should visit without trying the bread pudding.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great experience in the two floor suite for a date night with my wife. Room service platters were fun and romantic. Dinner was fantastic. Breakfast in the restaurant was a bit disappointing. Nothing terrible, but certainly not on par with the rest of the experience. Kind of like eating at an ihop in a Hilton, just didn't keep up.

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Sanborn, New York
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nice hotel for business conferences. Centrally located. Clean and friendly staff for the most part. I did run into one lady who was a little snippy. Overall, I enjoy coming to this cute hotel for my conferences and business trips.

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Yonkers, New York
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The hotel was very packed with activities and I assume fully booked for the weekend, so I will over look the things that were not up to par. I was pleased with the early check-in that i was afforded so that I would have the convenience to conduct business on Friday which was a work day for me.

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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
  • 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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  • Suites
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
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  • Public Wifi
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • 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: £128 - £163 (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 Business Hotel in Albany
#10 Romantic Hotel in Albany
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