The Desmond Hotel And Conference Center - Albany

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

Free Wi-Fi

Free Wi-Fi in rooms

Free parking
Luggage storage
24-hour

24-hour reception

24-hour business center

Food/ Drinks

Bar/ Lounge area

A la carte restaurant

Coffee/Tea in lobby

Shuttle

Free airport shuttle

Fitness/ Gym

Fitness center

Swimming pool

Indoor swimming pool

Overview

The luxury The Desmond Hotel And Conference Center is a decent example of a 4-star hotel in Albany. Dry cleaning, 24-hour reception and room service as well as parking, a safe deposit box and a luggage storage are on hand.

The property lies within 6.9 km from Governor Nelson A. Rockefeller Empire State Plaza, Rensselaer County Historical Society and Lark Street. The center of Albany is 10 km away from the venue.

Albany International airport can be reached in 5 minutes by car from The Desmond Hotel And Conference Center.

Rooms

The hotel comprises 323 rooms equipped with flat-screen television, heating, a writing table, complimentary wireless internet and a safe. They feature bathrooms with a shower, a bathtub and a hairdryer.

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

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

Sports & Fitness

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

Services

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

Dining facilities

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

Meeting facilities

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

Leisure facilities

  • Indoor swimming pool
  • Garden area
  • Jacuzzi

Room facilities

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

Bathroom

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

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

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

Rooms and availability

The Desmond Hotel And Conference Center photos Room
Junior Suite
Bed type: King-size bed
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  • Air conditioning
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This suite features a separate sitting area chairs, a loveseat and a desk. The bathroom also includes a shower and bathtub combination.

Room facilities
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    Executive Suite
    Bed type: King-size bed
    Size: 6205 sq. feet
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    • Air conditioning
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    This suite features a butler’s pantry with refrigerator, microwave and unstocked wet-bar along with chairs, loveseat, A faux fireplace and a desk. The bedroom features a four poster king size bed. The Executive Suites offer both a powder room for guests, and a full bath with a bathtub and shower combination.

    Room facilities
      The Desmond Hotel And Conference Center photos Room
      Superior Queen Room Two Queen Beds
      Bed type: 2 King-size beds
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      • Air conditioning
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      This room includes a 32-inch flat-screen TV and a work desk.

      Room facilities
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        Superior King Room
        Bed type: King-size bed
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        • Air conditioning
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        This room includes an extra-large, four-poster king bed, a 32-inch flat-screen TV and a work desk. Some rooms include a seating area with a sofa bed.

        Room facilities
          The Desmond Hotel And Conference Center photos Room
          Park & Fly 14 Days
          Bed type: 2 King-size beds
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          • Air conditioning
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          This room includes 14 days of parking at the hotel.

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            How to reach hotel

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

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

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            City Center
            • Albany
              5.7 mi
            Airports
            Train Stations
            • Albany-Rensselaer Amtrak
              6.8 mi
            • Train Stations
              400 ft
            • Bus stop
              400 ft
            Restaurants
            • Blu Stone Bistro (cuisine: American)
              300 ft
            • Simpson's At Desmond
              300 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 - 300 ft

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

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

            • Scrimshaw Restaurant - 300 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 - 300 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 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
              6.8 mi
            • Train Stations
              400 ft
            • Bus stop
              400 ft
            Restaurants
            • Blu Stone Bistro (cuisine: American)
              300 ft
            • Simpson's At Desmond
              300 ft
            Hotel information
            • Check-in:
              from  4 pm
            • Check-out:
              until  12 pm
            • Number of rooms:
              323