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The Desmond Hotel Albany

660 Albany Shaker Rd, Albany, New York, United States, 12211  show map
 3 stars
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The Desmond Hotel Albany

Wi-Fi
Parking

On-site car park

Luggage storage
24-hour services

24-hour reception

24-hour security

Food/ Drinks

Bar/ Lounge area

A la carte restaurant

Coffee/Tea in lobby

Shuttle

Free airport shuttle

Fitness/ Gym

Fitness centre

Swimming pool

Indoor swimming pool

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

General

  • Non-smoking property
  • Wi-Fi
  • On-site car park
  • Safe deposit box
  • 24-hour reception
  • Express check-in/ -out
  • No pets allowed
  • Rooms/ Facilities for disabled
  • Wheelchair access
  • 24-hour security
  • Air conditioning in public areas
  • Children are welcome
  • Luggage storage
  • Lift
  • ATM/Cash machine
  • Gift/Newsstand
  • Beauty salon
  • Vending machines
  • Smoke detectors

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
  • A la carte restaurant
  • Bar/ Lounge area
  • Coffee/Tea in lobby
  • Catering service

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
  • Dressing area
  • Terrace
  • Turndown service
  • Ironing facilities

Bathroom

  • Bath/ Shower
  • Hair dryer

Media

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

Room decor

  • Carpeted floor

Policies

CHECK-IN / CHECK-OUT

Check-in from 4 pm FREE
Check-out until 12 pm FREE

Children and extra beds

All children
0 - 2 years
Cot USD 20
All children
3 - 16 years
Extra bed USD 20
Children above
16 years or adults
Extra bed USD 20
Maximum capacity of cots and extra beds depends on the room you book. Please check room details before you make a reservation.

Pets

Pets are not allowed.

How to reach hotel

hotel The Desmond Hotel Albany Albany location
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Hotel Address:

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

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

Rooms and availability

The Desmond Hotel Albany photos Room
Queen Room
  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    2 Queen-size beds

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Free Wi-Fi
    • Bathtub
    • Air conditioning
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  • Dining:Coffee/tea maker
  • Media:Television
  • Wake up service
The Desmond Hotel Albany photos Room
Superior Queen Room
  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    2 Queen-size beds

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Air conditioning
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  • General:Free internet access
  • Work desk
  • Ironing facilities
  • Dressing area
  • Wardrobe
  • Carpeted floor
  • Connecting room
  • Telephone
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Hair dryer
  • Guest toiletries
  • Toilet
  • Media:TV
  • Wake up service
  • Radio
The Desmond Hotel Albany photos Room
Superior King Room
  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 King-size bed

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Air conditioning
    • + More
  • General:Free internet access
  • Work desk
  • Ironing facilities
  • Dressing area
  • Wardrobe
  • Carpeted floor
  • Connecting room
  • Telephone
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Hair dryer
  • Guest toiletries
  • Toilet
  • Media:Flat-screen TV
  • Wake up service
  • Radio
King Room
  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 King-size bed

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Free Wi-Fi
    • Bathtub
    • Air conditioning
    • + More
  • Bedding:Canopy/poster bed
  • Dining:Coffee/tea maker
  • Media:Television
  • Wake up service
King Suite
  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 King-size bed

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Free Wi-Fi
    • Bathtub
    • Air conditioning
    • + More
  • Bedding:Canopy/poster bed
  • Dining:Coffee/tea maker
  • Media:Television
  • Wake up service

The Desmond Hotel Albany Location

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Local attractions

  • Shaker Heritage Society1.1 mi
    25 Meeting House Rd
  • Crossgates Mall3.8 mi
    1 Crossgates Mall Rd
  • Lark Street5.2 mi
    Albany, NY
  • The Chocolate Gecko3.5 mi
    21 Colvin Ave
  • Chester A. Arthur Memorial Tomb 4.4 mi
    Albany Rural Cemetery Cemetery Ave

Restaurants nearby

  • Blu Stone Bistro300 ft

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

    73% likes this, based on 69 reviews
    Cuisine: American

  • Scrimshaw Restaurant400 ft

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

    81% likes this, based on 51 reviews
    Cuisine: American
    Price Range: USD 33 - USD 52

  • KOTO Japanese Restaurant1000 ft

    Address: 260 Wolf Road

    83% likes this, based on 27 reviews
    Cuisine: Japanese

  • Simpson's At Desmond400 ft

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

    67% likes this, based on 68 reviews
    Price Range: USD 30 - USD 30

  • Starbucks Coffee1000 ft

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

    86% likes this, based on 26 reviews

Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  4 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  12 pm
  • Number of floors:
    4
  • Number of rooms:
    323

The Desmond Hotel Albany Reviews

Guest reviews are submitted by our customers after their stay at The Desmond Hotel Albany

7.6
FabulousBased on69 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 Albany Albany location
Show big map »

Hotel Address:

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

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