The Desmond Hotel Albany

660 Albany Shaker Rd, Albany, NY, United States, 12211show map
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Overview

The Desmond Hotel Albany is an elegant place to stay in Albany. Offering accommodation in the 4-story building, the hotel combines historic architecture and modern facilities.

This hotel is about 1.7 km away from Shaker Heritage Society. The venue is set within 10 km from Albany city center.

Albany International airport is a 10-minute drive from the property.

Rooms

There are 323 beautiful rooms fitted with satellite TV, a private safe, a personal computer, an iron with ironing board and a sofa. Some rooms have the courtyard view. Bathrooms are appointed with a shower, a hairdryer and free toiletries.

Eat & Drink

A fine breakfast is served daily. Guests can dine at Blu Stone Bistro and Scrimshaw Restaurant located within a 5-minute walk of the property.

A full breakfast is served at affordable prices. 

Services

The Desmond Hotel Albany features such facilities as a safety deposit box, a luggage storage and a lift.

Relax

The hotel provides an indoor swimming pool and a golf course to ensure guests enjoy their stay. Such fitness options as a gym and a fitness centre are available on site.

Internet

Wireless internet is available in the entire hotel for free.

Guest Parking

Public parking is possible on site for free.

Number of floors:   4.  Number of rooms:   323.

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Facilities
Wi-Fi
Parking

On-site car park

Luggage storage
24-hour services

24-hour reception

24-hour security

Food/ Drinks

Bar/ Lounge area

Restaurant

Coffee/Tea in lobby

Shuttle

Free airport shuttle

Fitness/ Gym

Fitness centre

Swimming pool

Indoor swimming pool

Sports & Fitness

  • Fitness centre
  • Golf course
  • Billiard tables

Services

  • Free airport shuttle
  • Room service
  • Housekeeping
  • Laundry
  • Dry cleaning
  • Tours/Ticket assistance
  • Shops/Commercial services
  • Newspaper service

Dining

  • Paid breakfast
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/ Lounge area
  • Coffee/Tea in lobby
  • Catering service
  • Special diet menus

Business

  • Business centre
  • Exhibition space
  • Meeting/ Banquet facilities
  • Fax/Photocopying

Spa & Leisure

  • Indoor swimming pool
  • Garden area
  • Spa & wellness centre
  • Jacuzzi

Room features

  • Air conditioning
  • Heating
  • Sitting area
  • Terrace
  • Turndown service
  • Ironing facilities

Bathroom

  • Bath/ Shower
  • Hair dryer
  • Free toiletries

Media

  • Flat-screen TV
  • Direct dial telephone

Room decor

  • Carpeted floor
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Check-infrom 4 pmFREECheck-outuntil 12 pmFREE
Children & extra bedsAll children0 - 2 yearsCotAll children3 - 16 yearsExtra bedChildren above
16 years or adults
Extra bed
PetsPets are not allowed.
PetsPets are allowed on request.
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Location
  • Restaurants
  • City landmarks
Blu Stone BistroBlu Stone Bistro300 ft661 Albany Shaker Rd
Simpson's At DesmondSimpson's At Desmond400 ft660 Albany Shaker Rd
Scrimshaw RestaurantScrimshaw Restaurant400 ft660 Albany Shaker Rd
Starbucks CoffeeStarbucks Coffee1000 ft243 Wolf Rd
KOTO Japanese RestaurantKOTO Japanese Restaurant1000 ft260 Wolf Road
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Colonie CenterColonie Center1.9 mi
Shaker Heritage SocietyShaker Heritage Society2.4 mi
University Art MuseumUniversity Art Museum2.9 mi
Heritage ParkHeritage Park4000 ft
Russian Orthodox ChurchRussian Orthodox Church1.2 mi
Siena CollegeSiena College2.3 mi
State University of New York at AlbanyState University of New York at Albany2.9 mi
Albany International Airport (ALB)Albany International Airport (ALB)1.2 mi
Shaker Heritage SocietyShaker Heritage Society1.1 mi25 Meeting House Rd
The Chocolate GeckoThe Chocolate Gecko3.5 mi21 Colvin Ave
Crossgates MallCrossgates Mall3.8 mi1 Crossgates Mall Rd
Chester A. Arthur Memorial Tomb Chester A. Arthur Memorial Tomb 4.4 miAlbany Rural Cemetery Cemetery Ave
Lark StreetLark Street5.2 mi Albany, NY
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Getting around
Airports
Albany International (ALB)1.5 mi
Schenectady County (SCH)10.9 mi
Train
Albany-Rensselaer Amtrak6.8 mi
Bus
Bus stop400 ft
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Reviews
7.8
FabulousBased on  98  reviews
  • 10.0
    Exceptional

    We stay at the Desmond because of its location. It is an easy drive from Boston and it is located just off the interstate. It is in close proximity to Wolf Road, a major shopping area, and it is an easy drive to downtown Albany. If you have business with the State, you are near the State capitol.

  • 7.8
    Fabulous

    The restaurant manager was extremely considerate Fri pm and took back my filet mignon which was overcooked. The quality of the second steak was not very good. The steak was quite dry and my guess it was frozen, not fresh. The room was cool and quiet, very comfortable.

  • 8.8
    Superb

    no king size bed as reseved

  • 10.0
    Exceptional

    Simpsons...our attendance at two philadelphia orchconcerts the trak...the pools and workout room

    All was lovely and I hope to be back fro some r & r in the fall.....looking for specials whenever u care to send them..thank you

  • 6.2
    Good

    coming fron NY =,we wanted to cut the road to Montreal. We had a real problem to notice the entry of the hotel and to turrn left with card coming full speed behind us. We could have been killed. We almost took the road after the bridge, No cars wanted to stop to let us get into your drive way, There is a need for lights or stop, especeilly at 17h. Because of that, we will look on the eats side, next time. Sorry

  • 7.4
    Very good

    Making my room reservation was difficult. For some reason, when I initially called, I was told that no rooms were available, even though this was a business conference, the conference had reserved a block of rooms, I was calling long before the deadline and there were, in fact, available rooms. I later called the same number and was able to book a room. Others in my company had similar problems. It seems as if someone on the staff didn't feel like going to the trouble of making room reservations.

  • 9.2
    Superb

    This was our third stay. We wanted to repeat our previous experiences. The Desmond facility is a welcome change from the sameness of the chain hotels, including the decor and the food. My wife had her first night sleeping in a canopy bed. We were happy to not have to leave the hotel to find quality meals.

  • 10.0
    Exceptional

    This is my 7th stay.. It is a terific one of a Kind hotel. Love the canopy bed and hotel set up. Great restaurants and classy place to stay.

  • 9.2
    Superb

    The location was convenient. The staff were very friendly and accommodating. Room service was prompt and very tasty but was relatively inexpensive compared to other hotels at which I have stayed.

    The only downside was the room faced a courtyard and some of the guests were very loud late at night and early in the morning. It would have been nice if the windows buffered more of the noise.

  • 9.6
    Exceptional

    Their staff was friendly and accommodating, and it made my stay very relaxing

  • 7.8
    Fabulous

    Close to Airport. Came in late at night while traveling across country with my 7 year old granddaughter. Van from hotel picked us up very quickly and helped us to our room. Comfortable accommodations.

    Our room was very cold, despite the thermostat reading. I did not complain, unfortunately, until morning, atwhich point it was fixed immediately.

  • 9.2
    Superb

    The rooms were decorated nice with canopy beds giving you a feeling of home. New flat screen HD tv.

    Noise level from other guests. Slamming of the heavy doors. Small elevators when trying to maneuver suitcases.

  • 9.2
    Superb

    We have been ther numerous times.We love the service, the decor, the restaurants and it is close to our family when we visit.

  • 6.4
    Good

    The front desk clerk was very efficient ,polite bad helpful..

    The hotel desperately needs updating. Very old outdated look and feeling. The carpeting is very dirty in places in the hotel. ......Especially in the elevator The hallways are very dark. Not well lit at all... Our room was very noisy as there was a wedding underneath us and even the rolling carts in preparation for the wedding were Very disturbing. (The man at the front desk offered to move us but we were preparing to go out for a wedding.) Overall it was a convenient stay....but I am not anxious to return.

  • 8.2
    Fabulous

    I loved the location to the airport and this was my first stay ever. Really liked the layout of the hotel and the front staff were excellent. Thanks

    It was a beautiful sunny day and we had to have a drink and a bite in the cold, dark lounge. Why not put a patio bar on the side of the building and take away some of that over extended parking lot? Went across the street to the bistro to enjoy the sunshine. Went to the pool area and thought there was to be an outside pool as advertised on the internet when you read the details of the hotel. Seen the outside tanning area with the two loungers and the harmony of the traffic. Thanks

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Highlights
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FabulousBased on  98 reviews
Good to know
Check-infrom 4 pmFREECheck-outuntil 12 pmFREE
Children & extra bedsAll children0 - 2 yearsCotAll children3 - 16 yearsExtra bedChildren above
16 years or adults
Extra bed
PetsPets are not allowed.
PetsPets are allowed on request.
Cancellation
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Getting around
Airports
Albany International (ALB)1.5 mi
Schenectady County (SCH)10.9 mi
Train
Albany-Rensselaer Amtrak6.8 mi
Bus
Bus stop400 ft
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