The Desmond Hotel And Conference Center

660 Albany Shaker Rd, , Albany, United States, 12211  show map
 4 stars
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The Desmond Hotel And Conference Center

Free Wi-Fi

Free Wi-Fi in rooms

Free parking
Luggage storage
Late check-in/ -out
Food/ Drinks

Bar/Lounge area

A la carte restaurant

Shuttle

Free airport shuttle

Fitness/ Gym

Fitness center

Swimming pool

Indoor swimming pool

Overview

Featuring an indoor swimming pool and a golf course, The Desmond Hotel Albany lies in an entertainment area of Albany close to Governor Nelson A. Rockefeller Empire State Plaza, Rensselaer County Historical Society and Lark Street. The hotel in Albany attracts guests with its colonial architecture.

The center of Albany is 10 km away from the venue.

A local bus stop is 200 meters away. Due to its location 5 km from Albany International airport, fast access to the The Desmond Hotel Albany is provided.

Rooms

The rooms in The Desmond Hotel Albany are fitted with cable TV, individual climate control, a pantry, complimentary Wi-Fi and an iron with ironing board. They feature bathrooms with a shower, a hairdryer and complimentary toiletries.

Eat & Drink

Offering various dining options, Simpson's At Desmond and Blu Stone Bistro are about 5-minute walk away.

Services

Guests can rent cars to discover the area.

Internet

Wireless internet is available in the entire hotel for free.

Guest Parking

Free public parking is possible on site.

Number of rooms:   323.

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Facilities

General

  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Free parking
  • Free on-site parking
  • Express check-in/-out
  • 24-hour reception
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Air conditioning in public areas
  • Children are welcome
  • Safe deposit box
  • Smoke detectors
  • No pets allowed
  • Vending machines
  • Souvenir shop
  • ATM/Cash machine
  • Fireplace
  • Beauty salon
  • Luggage storage
  • Elevator
  • Rooms/Facilities for disabled

Sports & Fitness

  • Snowsports
  • Golf course
  • Billiards/Pool tables
  • Fitness center

Services

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

Dining facilities

  • Paid breakfast
  • In-room breakfast
  • A la carte restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge area
  • Coffee/Tea in lobby

Meeting facilities

  • 24-hour business center
  • Exhibition space
  • Meeting room
  • Meeting/Banquet facilities
  • Fax/Photocopying

Leisure facilities

  • Indoor swimming pool
  • Jacuzzi
  • Garden area

Room facilities

  • Free Wi-Fi in rooms
  • Individual air conditioning
  • Heating
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • Turndown service
  • Connecting rooms
  • Sitting area
  • Dressing area
  • Terrace
  • Balcony
  • Rollaway beds
  • Ironing facilities
  • In-room desk

Bathroom

  • Private bathroom
  • Bath/Shower
  • Room toiletries
  • Hair dryer

Media

  • Flat-screen TV
  • Cable/Satellite television
  • Direct dial telephone
  • AM/FM alarm clock

Room decor

  • Carpeted floor

Policies

Check-in

  • from  4 pm

Check-out

  • until  12 pm

Children and extra beds

  • All children under the age of 16 may stay at the price of USD 20 per person per night in an extra bed. 
  • All children under the age of 2 may stay at the price of USD 20 per person per night in a crib. 

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Hotel Address:

660 Albany Shaker Rd, , Albany, United States, 12211

Get directions
City Center
  • Albany
    5.7 mi
Airports
Train Stations
  • Albany-Rensselaer Amtrak
    6.7 mi
  • Train Stations
    400 ft
  • Bus stop
    700 ft
Restaurants
  • Blu Stone Bistro (cuisine: American)
    400 ft
  • Simpson's At Desmond
    400 ft
Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  4 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  12 pm
  • Number of rooms:
    323

Rooms and availability

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Bed type: 2 Queen-size beds
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    How to reach hotel

    hotel The Desmond Hotel And Conference Center Albany location
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    Hotel Address:

    660 Albany Shaker Rd, , Albany, United States, 12211

    Get directions
    City Center
    • Albany
      5.7 mi
    Airports
    Train Stations
    • Albany-Rensselaer Amtrak
      6.7 mi
    • Train Stations
      400 ft
    • Bus stop
      700 ft
    Restaurants
    • Blu Stone Bistro (cuisine: American)
      400 ft
    • Simpson's At Desmond
      400 ft
    Hotel information
    • Check-in:
      from  4 pm
    • Check-out:
      until  12 pm
    • Number of rooms:
      323

    The Desmond Hotel And Conference Center Location

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    What's nearby

    Popular areas

    Parks

    • Heritage Park - 4000 ft

    Halls

    • Russian Orthodox Church - 1.2 mi

    Business areas

    • Colonie Center - 1.9 mi

    Air business related

    • Albany International Airport (ALB) - 1.2 mi

    Local attractions

    • Albany Pine Bush Preserve - 2.5 mi
      New Karner Road, Albany
    • Washington Park - 5.4 mi
      Madison Ave and Willet St, Albany
    • New York State Museum - 5.7 mi
      Empire State Plaza, Albany
    • New York State Capitol - 4.0 mi
      State St., Albany
    • Albany Institute of History & Art - 5.4 mi
      125 Washington Avenue, Albany

    Restaurants nearby

    • Blu Stone Bistro - 400 ft

      Address: 661 Albany Shaker Rd
      Phone: 518-869-9976

      71% likes this, based on 81 reviews
      Cuisine: American

    • Scrimshaw Restaurant - 400 ft

      Address: 660 Albany Shaker Rd
      Phone: 518-452-5801

      74% likes this, based on 44 reviews
      Cuisine: American
      Price Range: USD 33 - USD 52

    • KOTO Japanese Restaurant - 1000 ft

      Address: 260 Wolf Road

      80% likes this, based on 23 reviews
      Cuisine: Japanese

    • Simpson's At Desmond - 400 ft

      Address: 660 Albany Shaker Rd
      Phone: 518-640-6094

      66% likes this, based on 49 reviews
      Price Range: USD 30 - USD 30

    • Starbucks Coffee - 1000 ft

      Address: 243 Wolf Rd
      Phone: 518-482-2370

      78% likes this, based on 17 reviews

    Hotel information
    • Check-in:
      from  4 pm
    • Check-out:
      until  12 pm
    • Number of rooms:
      323
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    The Desmond Hotel And Conference Center Reviews

    Guest reviews are submitted by our customers after their stay at The Desmond Hotel And Conference Center

    Average guest rating

    7.6out of 10
    Fabulous
    Based on 69 reviews

    Guest reviews

    • Group of friends
      8.8

      Location next to airport business and highway. Especially the quiet room when no event in courtyard.

      On going roof construction closed gourmet restaurant bench like type seating in dining room

    • Older travelers
      8.8

      We love staying at the Desmond. Location and the atmosphere of the hotel is wonderful

      Bath tub was dingy...

    • Older travelers
      9.2

      Location. One of the nicer hotels in the Albany area.

    • Older travelers
      10.0

      Well trained Staff. Eager to please the customers. Quick to satisfy customers needs. Excellent restaurant.

      Difficult to access via traffic routes.

    • Group of friends
      7.4

      When I got there they did not have my reservation, and said they were all booked up. If I didn't have my copy of the booking confirmation, we would not have gotten a room. But after I presented it, they miraculously "found" another queen room for us.

    • Single
      8.8

      The convention facilities

      Gift shop. nOT open long enough and limited inventory

    • Single
      9.2

      I liked the convenience to the thruway and to downtown Albany. The proximity to the airport is excellent.

      The meeting rooms are excellent however the Scrimshaw leaves much to be desired in the smallness of the restaurant And the inability to house and feed a large group making it difficult to be timely to meetings.

    • Older travelers
      10.0

      Had a nice relaxing weekend, nice dinner in resturant, was able to finish our Christmas shopping with the convenience to local malls.

    • Group of friends
      7.4

      We liked the location of the hotel. We did not care for the way that you had to reach the lobby from our fourth floor room. It was very convoluted and out of the way.

    • Single
      10.0

      I was there for the bar exam. I liked the fact that the hotel staff was genuinely concerned that our stay would be comfortable in order to take the exam. In other words, they took it seriously. I used the restaurant, room service and dealt with the front desk. They were fantastic. One night my air conditioner started to make noise and the maintenance guys were there in less than 5 minutes and corrected the problem immediately. Very professional staff and if I am ever in Albany again, I will definitely stay at the Desmond.

      Not a bad thing to say...

    • Couple
      8.2

      Comfortable rooms, nice amenities (pools + hot tub, gym facilities), and an excellent effort by staff to provide concierge, airport shuttle, etc services

      Room service was sloppy. (two mornings in a row, no toast was delivered with breakfast, and the wrong charge was listed on one room service order.)

    • Single
      5.4

      The staff are friendly and make me feel like home. The food at the hotel was better than expectations.

      The hotel smells like a nursing home and the shower is not that great.

    • Older travelers
      9.6

      very nice rooms..excellent premium priced restaurant called Scrimshaw..also a very pleasant, lower priced restaurant

    • Couple
      8.8

      The room was well appointed and the courtyard pool was convenient.

      The shower was not cleaned well during our stay.

    • Group of friends
      10.0

      The food was fantastic. Reasonable prices as well.

      The hotel is very old and needs updating. It is clean, but is has that "old hotel smell" in the hallways. The rooms were fine.

    How to reach hotel

    hotel The Desmond Hotel And Conference Center Albany location
    Show big map »

    Hotel Address:

    660 Albany Shaker Rd, , Albany, United States, 12211

    Get directions
    City Center
    • Albany
      5.7 mi
    Airports
    Train Stations
    • Albany-Rensselaer Amtrak
      6.7 mi
    • Train Stations
      400 ft
    • Bus stop
      700 ft
    Restaurants
    • Blu Stone Bistro (cuisine: American)
      400 ft
    • Simpson's At Desmond
      400 ft
    Hotel information
    • Check-in:
      from  4 pm
    • Check-out:
      until  12 pm
    • Number of rooms:
      323