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The Desmond Hotel Albany
Ranked #7 of 50 Hotels in Albany
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed 13 November 2012

We were originally scheduled for a weekend in Atlantic City, New Jersey, but Hurricane Sandy
forced us to change our plans. A friend of ours recommended the Albany, New York area and staying at the Desmond Hotel. We were very impressed with this hotel! Our room was a two-level Duplex Suite with a spiral staircase leading to a loft. The suite was super-clean and well appointed with many amenities, including a wet-bar. All of the staff, from the front desk to the restaurants, were exceptionally accommodating. The hotel has a beautiful indoor courtyard with a lovely fountain and koi pond. Best of all, was our experience at the Desmond's Scrimshaw Restaurant, which provided a very romantic setting with a live piano player. The menu was reasonably priced and the wait service rivaled that of many five-star restaurants. At the end of our dinner our server presented my wife with a red rose. Awesome! We will definitively return to this hotel.

  • Stayed: November 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 8 November 2012

Had a show here for 2 days, very impressed with the staff, cleanliness, and the layout of this hotel. The Colonial theme is really pretty cool. Great rooms and open spaces.Lots of great restaurants to choose from, all close by. Did not eat here, but heard it was good. Highly recommend, and I will definitely stay here next time I'm in the area.

  • Stayed: November 2012, travelled on business
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Reviewed 6 November 2012

We use the Desmond annuallly for a multi-day professional conference for several hundred guests. This year, as usual, it took place in October. We are always impressed by the care and concern provided by the management and staff to ensure an optimal experience for conference-goers and overnight guests. They were quick to accommodate any issues or needs we had and were always looking for ways that they could improvie the overall Desomond experience. I truly feel that they appreciate our business and look forward to maintaining a long relationship with them.

  • Stayed: October 2012, travelled on business
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Reviewed 2 November 2012

This won't be particularly detailed since we only stayed one night, I can tell you that the room was spotless. Very comfortable beds. The colonial decor is very charming. The most unique feature has to be the atrium. The windows of many rooms face into this area of walkways, greenery and lighting. The walls surrounding the window look like a colonial village. The pool are was clean and very nice. The heater did not work when we arrived. Help knocked on the door within five minutes. The only reason I did not give this the highest possible rating is because the walkways and entry areas do look a little worn. Not a big deal at all though.

  • Stayed: November 2012, travelled on business
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Reviewed 31 October 2012

We were looking for a classy, memorable, unique place to stay on our wedding night and The Desmond did not disappoint. I booked room #336 seven months in advance at a rate of $150. The clerk at the desk was extremely helpful. I told him that I wanted a nice room with a view of the fountains in the courtyard for my wedding night and he actually brought me upstairs to see the room he recommended. This is exceptional service! He even showed me the presidential suite, complete with multiple floors and a room with a hot tub in it! We arrived at The Desmond in our limo and as I walked into the lobby in my wedding gown, I was glad that we did not choose a basic, chain hotel. Our wedding was unique and memorable and so is The Desmond. Our room overlooked the fountains in the courtyard and we left the balcony doors open all night. The fountain lights remain on all night and it's a beautiful sight and a peaceful sound. There are large fish swimming in the fountain area. The Desmond used to have an inground swimming pool there, so the fountain area is a good size. Our canopy bed was very romantic and the room was perfectly clean. I was surprised that The Desmond did not do any type of recognition for our honeymoon. We had a late snack at The Tavern. The drinks were strong, the food was good, but service was very slow even though the bar was practically empty on a Sunday evening. We had considered ordering room service, but it is shockingly high (e.g. $4 for a root beer?) We strolled through the courtyard, which is beautiful at night. We had breakfast at Simpson's the next morning and it was excellent food and service, but again, it was very pricey ($40 for two omeletes, coffee and fruit). The Desmond is THE place to stay in the Albany area if you want a memorable location. I would absolutely return for a special occasion!

  • Stayed: September 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 30 October 2012

This review is for the ballroom and services, since we did not stay overnight. We rent 2 ballrooms several times a year and each time things have been close to perfect. The staff bends over backwards to please the customer, the place is clean, the lighting is good, the decor is superb.Every staff member we have encountered was polite and professional. I can't find any fault with the Desmond.
BTW, to the people who find the decor dated, please know that the decor is classic, not dated or old-fashioned. This decor has been popular since the late 18th Century and does not go out of style. Perhaps the people who say this are minimalist, ikea types. OK, to each his own!

  • Stayed: October 2012, travelled on business
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Reviewed 22 October 2012

My stay at this hotel was made particularly enjoyable and effortless by the front desk personnel, especially Allison Bloss, who made the whole process of checking in and out, as well as details during my stay, a pleasure through her excellent manners and wide knowledge of the area and understanding of the whole hotel experience.

Room Tip: Become familiar beforehand with the wide variety of accomodations available. Ask Allison Bloss
  • Stayed: October 2012, travelled on business
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Address: 660 Albany Shaker Rd, Albany, NY 12211-1056
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Region: United States > New York > Albany
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#1 Green Hotel in Albany
#8 Family Hotel in Albany
#10 Business Hotel in Albany
#10 Romantic Hotel in Albany
Price Range: £123 - £157 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — The Desmond Hotel Albany 3.5*
Number of rooms: 322
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. The Desmond is an independent, family owned and operated property that is proud to celebrate over 40 years of providing outstanding service and a unique guest experience. We are proud to have been voted "Best Local Hotel" in the Albany Capital Region for the past 10 consecutive years. The Desmond features 322 guest room and suite options including king size four-poster beds, double queens, executive suites, junior suites and spiral staircase duplexes. On-site dining choices include Simpson's restaurant and our English pub, The Tavern. 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. We invite you to experience The Desmond. ... more   less 
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