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The Desmond Hotel Albany

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  • Excellent48%
  • Very good29%
  • Average14%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible3%
Certificate of Excellence
GreenLeaders Silver level
The Desmond Hotel is conveniently located at the entrance of the Albany International Airport (ALB), adjacent to shopping on Wolf Rd and minutes from downtown Albany via I-87 and I-90. We are an IHG (InterContinental Hotel Groups) affiliate hotel that is celebrating over 40 years of providing outstanding service and a unique guest experience. We are proud to have been voted "Best Local Hotel" in the Albany Capital Region for the past 11 consecutive years. The Desmond features 322 guest room and suite options including king size four-poster beds, double queens, executive suites, junior suites and spiral staircase duplexes. On-site dining choices include Simpson's restaurant and our English pub, The Tavern. Modeled after a colonial village square, our two indoor courtyards feature mock storefronts, brick pathways, a koi pond, beautiful fountains, and balconies that overlook our year-round landscaping. We invite you to experience The Desmond.
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Property amenities
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Business Centre with Internet Access
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Shuttle Bus Service
Wheelchair Access
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Airport Transportation
Dry Cleaning
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HOTEL STYLE
Classic
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Offers & Announcements:Stay, Park & Fly Package
Location
Full view
53Somewhat walkable
Grade: 53 out of 100
35Restaurantswithin 0.5 km
1Attractionwithin 0.5 km
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All reviews koi pond indoor courtyards colonial village unique hotel conference center bit dated close to the airport enjoyed my stay hot tub shuttle service new york wolf road tavern simpsons wedding atrium convention
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Although located within local distance of several different dining establishments, the portions and price are worth the convenience of staying at, and eating at the Desmond. Always friendly and convenient to the main roadways.

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Reviewed 16 January 2018

We came back to the Desmond, having stayed there for our honeymoon 28 years ago. The hotel is as we remembered; upscale without being priced like the Plaza. Very nice furnishings and appointments, friendly and courteous staff, and a very comfortable and relaxing room.

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Reviewed 6 days ago

The staff was very friendly Easy on and off access from I87, The price was ok a little higher that on Holiday Inn's website. The hotel had an atrium. My room was near the pool. The pool hours were great.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

We find the best way to take a early am flight is to stay at the Desmond. We live only one hour away from the airport but the stress of making sure you get up in time is stressful . Instead we drive down to...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Staff cheerful and know their business coupled with comfortable rooms make this a destination in the Albany area. Helped make our conference extremely successful. Thank you Desmond management and staff, see you next year

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3142013
25 May 2016|
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Response from GMDesmondAlbany | Property representative |
Hello! If you book directly through The Desmond Hotel website or by calling our Reservations department, then a free Rise & Shine breakfast is included Monday - Friday in our Simpson's restaurant.
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gtrevett65
29 March 2016|
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Response from Jan M | Reviewed this property |
Had a wonderful experience in this hotel. Room was clean and beautiful with a great view of the courtyard. Gorgeous bathroom and very spacious. Would go again!
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Ed H
14 February 2015|
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The last time I was at the Desmond I reserved through a hotel reservation website. This was the stated cancellation policy (but it's possible that this applies only to that website?): If canceled or modified up to 1 day... More
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"Ask for a room on the top floor with a balcony to view the courtyard."
LoisT226
2 weeks ago
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"we asked for a courtyard room"
kevino207
7 Aug 2018
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"Do not get a room facing a courtyard if you want to get any sleep."
RUComing
17 May 2018
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"I really liked the rooms that opened into the indoor courtyard"
socoman74
27 Apr 2018
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PRICE RANGE
US$108 - US$192 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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LOCATION
United StatesNew YorkAlbany
NUMBER OF ROOMS
322
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