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The Desmond Hotel Albany

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  • Terrible3%
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What's included
Free Wifi
Free Parking
Breakfast Available
Air Conditioning
Pool
Non-Smoking Hotel
3 Star Hotel
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...
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660 Albany Shaker Rd, Albany, NY 12211-1056
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2.2 km to Albany Intl Airport
13 restaurants are within a 0.5 km radius
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Reviewed 2 days ago

I wouldn't necessarily call this a 3.5 star, but a maybe a 3. The place was clean, the foyer was pretty, but everything is very dated and it felt like a somewhat tacky revisit to the 70s or 80s. The tissue holder was the only...More

Thank Heather B
Response from Shawn G, Manager at The Desmond Hotel AlbanyResponded yesterday

Dear Guest, We do appreciate you taking the time to review our property and your comments will be submitted to the appropriate managers. We pride ourselves on providing the best in hospitality, thank you for taking the time to recognize our staff. Best, Shawn Green...More

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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 4 days ago via mobile

Due to airline delay, we stayed overnight at the Desmond. Found it to be pleasant surprise. Large room, comfortable bed and temperature control fine. Staff extremely friendly and helpful. Bar was nice and restaurant for breakfast was good. Have a free shuttle to and from...More

Thank Bruce N
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Spent 2 nights here & we had a great visit. Staff was very friendly & helpful. Even though it’s right next to the airport we never heard any noise from it. Only disappointment was the hot tub had been filled in with a flower garden,...More

Thank Jill G
Reviewed 5 days ago

For a quiet , clean, friendly overnight stay the Desmond cannot be topped. We chose the Desmond because the next day we were to travel to DC and then on to South Korea on a fourteen hour flight so we needed assurance that we would...More

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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 ...More (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. Less
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GreenLeaders Silver level
Certificate of Excellence
GreenLeaders Silver level
Certificate of Excellence
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Hotel Style
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Hotel Amenities
HOTEL FEATURES
Pool
Free Parking
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Room Service
Restaurant
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Bar/Lounge
Air Conditioning
Airport Transportation
Banquet Room
Breakfast Available
Business Centre with Internet Access
Conference Facilities
Dry Cleaning
Heated pool
Hot Tub
Indoor pool
Laundry Service
Meeting Rooms
Multilingual Staff
Non-Smoking Hotel
Shuttle Bus Service
Wheelchair Access
Beachfront
Spa
Breakfast included
Awards & Recognition
GreenLeaders Silver level
Certificate of Excellence
GreenLeaders Silver level
Certificate of Excellence
Hotel Style
Onsen
,
Family
,
Romantic
,
Business
Room types
Suites, Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms
Hotel class
Awards & Recognition
GreenLeaders Silver level
Certificate of Excellence
GreenLeaders Silver level
Certificate of Excellence
Contact Information
Hotel Style
Onsen
,
Family
,
Romantic
,
Business
Room types
Suites, Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms
Hotel class
Contact Information
Hotel class
Awards & Recognition
GreenLeaders Silver level
Certificate of Excellence
GreenLeaders Silver level
Certificate of Excellence
Contact Information
Hotel Style
Onsen
,
Family
,
Romantic
,
Business
Room types
Suites, Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms
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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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Response from Catherine_Barr | Reviewed this property |
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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"Do not get a room facing a courtyard if you want to get any sleep."
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"I really liked the rooms that opened into the indoor courtyard"
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"Ask for a room facing north or east to minimize airport noise"
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"inside room on cold niight and a window room in the better weather."
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