7.8
Very good97 reviews

Crowne Plaza Albany - The Desmond Hotel

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Address
660 Albany Shaker Road, Albany, New York, United States, 12211
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Overview
Location

Times Union Center is located near this hotel, and Albany International airport is approximately a 10-minute drive away. The accommodation is located within easy access to The Crossings of Colonie, 20 minutes' walk from the building. Ann Lee Pond Nature and Historic Preserve can be reached in 20 minutes on foot.

Rooms

Crowne Plaza Albany - The Desmond Hotel welcomes guests to 323 non-smoking rooms. Some of them come with a flat-screen TV with satellite channels and radio along with an iron. Some rooms are equipped with a private bathroom providing guests with roll in showers and a separate toilet.

Eat & Drink

You can enjoy American delicacies in Mr Ds restaurant.

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.

Former name: The Desmond Hotel And Conference Center

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Facilities
Most popular facilities
Wi-Fi
Parking

On-site parking lot

Baggage storage
24-hour services

Late check-in/ -out

24-hour reception

24-hour security

Food/ Drinks

Bar/ Lounge area

Restaurant

Shuttle

Free airport shuttle

Fitness/ Gym

Fitness center

Swimming pool

Outdoor swimming pool

Indoor swimming pool

General

  • Wi-Fi
  • Parking
  • Baggage storage
  • 24-hour services
  • Food/ Drinks
  • Shuttle
  • Fitness/ Gym
  • Swimming pool

Sports & Fitness

  • Fitness center
  • Golf course

Services

  • Free airport shuttle
  • Housekeeping
  • Laundry
  • Dry cleaning
  • Tours/Ticket assistance
  • Stores/Commercial services
  • Bell staff/Porter

Dining

  • Restaurant
  • Bar/ Lounge area
  • Special diet menus

Business

  • Business center
  • Meeting/ Banquet facilities
  • Fax/Photocopying

Children

  • Cribs
  • Children's menu

Spa & Leisure

  • Indoor swimming pool
  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Beach towels
  • Live entertainment

Room features

  • Air conditioning
  • Heating
  • Sitting area
  • Balcony
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • Dining table
  • Ironing facilities

Bathroom

  • Free toiletries
  • Sink

Media

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

Room decor

  • Carpeted floor
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Good to know
Check-infrom 16:00-23:59FREECheck-outuntil 12 pmFREE
Children & extra bedsThere are no cribs provided in a room. 
PetsPets are allowed on request.
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Rooms and availability

Executive Suite Non-Smoking
  • Bed options:
    1 King-size bed
  • Room size:

    335 sq. feet

  • Max:
    2 persons
  • Heating
  • Air conditioning
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Standard King Room Mobility Accessible Tub
  • Bed options:
    1 King-size bed
  • Room size:

    305 sq. feet

  • Heating
  • Air conditioning
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Queen Room Two Queen Beds Non-Smoking
  • Bed options:
    2 King-size beds
  • Room size:

    335 sq. feet

  • Max:
    4 persons
  • Heating
  • Air conditioning
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Location
660 Albany Shaker Road, Albany, New York, United States, 12211
  • City landmarks
  • Nearby
  • Restaurants
Times Union Center
1700 ft
217 Wolf Rd
Professor Java's
2300 ft
243 Wolf Rd
Starbucks
1600 ft
652 Albany Shaker Rd
Wired Coffee & Bagel
2100 ft
203 Wolf Rd # 1
Ted's Fish Fry
3000 ft
Getting around
Airports
Albany International (ALB) 3.2 mi
Train
Albany-Rensselaer Amtrak 6.7 mi
Bus
Bus stop700 ft
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Reviews
7.8
Very good97 reviews
Location7.2
Rooms6.6
Service7.0
Dining7.0
  • 10.0
    Perfect

    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.

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  • 7.8
    Very good

    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.

    United States of America, 
  • 8.8
    Great

    no king size bed as reseved

    United States of America, 
  • 10.0
    Perfect

    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

    United States of America, 
  • 6.2
    Nice

    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

    United States of America, 
  • 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.

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  • 9.2
    Perfect

    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.

    United States of America, 
  • 10.0
    Perfect

    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.

    United States of America, 
  • 9.2
    Perfect

    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.

    United States of America, 
  • 9.6
    Perfect

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

    United States of America, 
  • 7.8
    Very good

    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.

    United States of America, 
  • 9.2
    Perfect

    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.

    United States of America, 
  • 9.2
    Perfect

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

    United States of America, 
  • 6.4
    Nice

    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.

    United States of America, 
  • 8.2
    Great

    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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FAQ
What is the closest airport to Crowne Plaza Albany - The Desmond Hotel?
Crowne Plaza Albany - The Desmond Hotel is located 0.5 miles away from Albany International airport.
Should we expect an airport shuttle to bring us to Crowne Plaza Albany - The Desmond Hotel?
Yes, Crowne Plaza Albany - The Desmond Hotel can arrange bus shuttle.
Can I eat breakfast at Crowne Plaza Albany - The Desmond Hotel?
Yes, you can have an made-to-order breakfast in Crowne Plaza Albany - The Desmond Hotel.
At what time can I check-in at Crowne Plaza Albany - The Desmond Hotel?
At Crowne Plaza Albany - The Desmond Hotel you can check in from 4 PM.
Does Crowne Plaza Albany - The Desmond Hotel feature any cleaning services?
Yes, Crowne Plaza Albany - The Desmond Hotel offers room service.
What dining options does Crowne Plaza Albany - The Desmond Hotel provide?
Guests of Crowne Plaza Albany - The Desmond Hotel can choose to dine at à la carte restaurant Mr Ds.
Is there any Internet available at Crowne Plaza Albany - The Desmond Hotel?
Yes, at Crowne Plaza Albany - The Desmond Hotel Wi Fi is provided throughout the property.
What points of interest are close to Crowne Plaza Albany - The Desmond Hotel?
Siena College is worth visiting, plus it is set 10 minutes by car from Crowne Plaza Albany - The Desmond Hotel.
What leisure facilities can I make use of at Crowne Plaza Albany - The Desmond?
You can benefit from a picnic area, entertainment facilities and a bar provided at Crowne Plaza Albany - The Desmond.
Are there any dining facilities close to Crowne Plaza Albany - The Desmond Hotel?
You will enjoy a meal in one of the nearby restaurants near Crowne Plaza Albany - The Desmond Hotel, such as J T Maxies Bar & Grill and Roberto's Pizzeria & Bar.
What are the booking prices at Crowne Plaza Albany - The Desmond?
The prices at Crowne Plaza Albany - The Desmond start from $99.
Does Crowne Plaza Albany - The Desmond Hotel arrange any sport activities on site?
Guests of Crowne Plaza Albany - The Desmond Hotel can benefit from a gym area and an indoor swimming pool available on site.
Address
660 Albany Shaker Road, Albany, New York, United States, 12211
View map
Good to know
Check-infrom 16:00-23:59FREECheck-outuntil 12 pmFREE
Children & extra bedsThere are no cribs provided in a room. 
PetsPets are allowed on request.
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Getting around
Airports
Albany International (ALB) 3.2 mi
Train
Albany-Rensselaer Amtrak 6.7 mi
Bus
Bus stop700 ft
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You can book a shuttle, once your reservation is complete.
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