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The Desmond Hotel Albany

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660 Albany Shaker Rd, Albany, NY 12211-1056 See on map
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Free Wifi
Free Parking
Breakfast Available
Air Conditioning
Pool
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3.5 Star accommodation
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I used to work in the US in late 80’s at this restaurant would have been well rated at that time. The hotel decoration and furniture have not changed for decades. On a positive note the bedroom are big and the beg is excellent, you...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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Cute, but very outdated and old rooms with stained carpet, frayed curtains, bath cabinets falling apart, shower heads old and loose. It appeared clean but very much in need of refurbishing. Restaurant is very slow. Bread pudding is amazing, shuttle is 24/7 which is a...More

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The Desmond needs some serious updates and attention. overall just looks neglected, could benefit from new carpet and paint. the Desmond staff were all friendly. I was attending a conference with 600 people but no one told the desmond restaurants we were coming so they...More

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Requested a specific room back in August and it was not honored. Even more upsetting was the way the staff treated me at check in. Also, there were ants in my bathroom and living quarters, which was reported but not fixed.

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About
Description
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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Hotel Amenities
HOTEL FEATURES
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Room Service
Free Parking
Restaurant
Bar/Lounge
Air Conditioning
Airport Transportation
Banquet Room
Breakfast Available
Business Centre with Internet Access
Conference Facilities
Dry Cleaning
Heated pool
Indoor pool
Laundry Service
Meeting Rooms
Multilingual Staff
Non-Smoking Hotel
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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
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Family
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Romantic
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Business
Room types
Suites, Family Rooms, Non-Smoking 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, Family Rooms, Non-Smoking Rooms
Number of rooms
322
Price range
US$118 - US$192 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Also Known As
The Desmond Albany Hotel Albany
,
Desmond Americana
,
Desmond Hotel Albany
Location
United States > New York > Albany
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, Family Rooms, Non-Smoking Rooms
Number of rooms
322
Price range
US$118 - US$192 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Also Known As
The Desmond Albany Hotel Albany
,
Desmond Americana
,
Desmond Hotel Albany
Location
United States > New York > Albany
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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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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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Room Tips
"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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"Ask for a room facing north or east to minimize airport noise"
martdm
26 Apr 2018
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