The Desmond Hotel Albany

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

Wi-Fi
Parking

On-site parking

Luggage storage
24-hour

24-hour reception

24-hour business center

Food/ Drinks

Bar/ Lounge area

A la carte restaurant

Coffee/Tea in lobby

Shuttle

Free airport shuttle

Fitness/ Gym

Fitness center

Swimming pool

Indoor swimming pool

Overview

The Desmond Hotel Albany is rated 3 stars and is placed about 7 km from New York State Capitol. Offering accommodation in a 4-story colonial building, the hotel was remodeled in 2005.

The attractive property is situated 9 km away from Palace Theatre. The venue is set within 10 km from Albany city center.

There are shopping places, such as gift shops and a mall nearby.

The property enjoys convenient location within a 10-minute drive to Albany International airport.

Rooms

Guests of The Desmond Hotel Albany can make use of satellite TV, a private safe, a personal computer, an iron with ironing board and a sofa. They provide bathrooms with a bathtub, a hairdryer and free toiletries.

Eat & Drink

A day at The Desmond Hotel Albany begins with a fine breakfast. Blu Stone Bistro treats guests with American meals and lies within 100 meters from the property.

A full breakfast is served at affordable prices. 

Services

Along with a safety deposit box, a luggage storage and a news stand there are a business center, an exhibition space and a conference room available on the premises.

Relax

The Desmond Hotel Albany offers such leisure options as an indoor swimming pool and a golf course. On-site fitness facilities include a gym and a fitness center.

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 parking
  • Safe deposit box
  • 24-hour reception
  • Express check-in/ -out
  • No pets allowed
  • Rooms/ Facilities for disabled
  • Air conditioning in public areas
  • Children are welcome
  • Luggage storage
  • Elevator
  • ATM/Cash machine
  • Gift/Newsstand
  • Beauty salon
  • Vending machines
  • Fireplace
  • Smoke detectors

Sports & Fitness

  • Fitness center
  • Snowsports
  • Golf course
  • Billiards/ Pool tables

Services

  • Free airport shuttle
  • City shuttle service
  • Room service
  • Housekeeping
  • Car rental
  • Laundry
  • Dry cleaning
  • Tours/Ticket assistance
  • Wedding services
  • Shops/Commercial services
  • Newspaper service

Dining facilities

  • Paid breakfast
  • A la carte restaurant
  • Bar/ Lounge area
  • Coffee/Tea in lobby

Meeting facilities

  • 24-hour business center
  • Exhibition space
  • Meeting/ Banquet facilities
  • Fax/Photocopying

Leisure facilities

  • Indoor swimming pool
  • Garden area
  • Jacuzzi

Room facilities

  • Individual air conditioning
  • Heating
  • Connecting rooms
  • Sitting area
  • Dressing area
  • Terrace
  • Balcony
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • Turndown service
  • In-room desk
  • Ironing facilities
  • Rollaway beds

Bathroom

  • Private bathroom
  • Bath/ Shower
  • Hair dryer
  • Room toiletries

Media

  • Flat-screen TV
  • Cable/ Satellite television
  • 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
Crib USD 20
All children
3 - 16 years
Extra bed USD 20
Maximum capacity of extra beds in a room is 1. 
Maximum capacity of cribs and extra beds depends on the room you book. Please check room details before you make a reservation.

How to reach hotel

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Hotel Address:

660 Albany Shaker Rd, Albany, United States, 12211

Get directions
City Center
  • Albany
    9.2 km
Airports
Train Stations
  • Albany-Rensselaer Amtrak
    10.9 km
  • Train Stations
    100 m
  • Bus stop
    100 m
Restaurants
  • Blu Stone Bistro (cuisine: American)
    90 m
  • Simpson's At Desmond
    100 m
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
Park & Fly 14 Days
  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    2 King-size beds

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

This room includes 14 days of parking at the hotel.

The Desmond Hotel Albany photos Room
Superior Queen Room Two Queen Beds
  • Max occupancy:

    4 persons

  • Bed type:

    2 King-size beds

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Air conditioning
    • + More
  • General:Work desk
  • Ironing facilities
  • Dressing area
  • Wardrobe/closet
  • Carpeted floor
  • Connecting room
  • Telephone
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Hair dryer
  • Guest toiletries
  • Toilet
  • Media:TV
  • Wake up service
  • Radio
Room Description:

This room includes a 32-inch flat-screen TV and a work desk.

The Desmond Hotel Albany photos Room
Superior King Room
  • Max occupancy:

    3 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 King-size bed

  • Check Prices
  • Room Facilities:
    • Air conditioning
    • + More
  • General:Work desk
  • Ironing facilities
  • Dressing area
  • Wardrobe/closet
  • Carpeted floor
  • Connecting room
  • Telephone
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Hair dryer
  • Guest toiletries
  • Toilet
  • Media:Flat-screen TV
  • Wake up service
  • Radio
Room Description:

This room includes an extra-large, four-poster king bed, a 32-inch flat-screen TV and a work desk. Some rooms include a seating area with a sofa bed.

The Desmond Hotel Albany photos Room
Junior Suite
  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 King-size bed

  • Check Prices
  • Room Facilities:
    • Air conditioning
    • + More
  • General:Work desk
  • Seating area
  • Ironing facilities
  • Dressing area
  • Wardrobe/closet
  • Carpeted floor
  • Connecting room
  • Telephone
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Hair dryer
  • Guest toiletries
  • Toilet
  • Dining:Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Media:Flat-screen TV
  • Radio
Room Description:

This suite features a separate sitting area chairs, a loveseat and a desk. The bathroom also includes a shower and bathtub combination.

The Desmond Hotel Albany photos Room
Executive Suite
  • Room size:

    576 m²

  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Coffee machine
    • Air conditioning
    • + More
  • General:Safe deposit box
  • Work desk
  • Seating area
  • Ironing facilities
  • Dressing area
  • Wardrobe/closet
  • Carpeted floor
  • Connecting room
  • Telephone
  • Bathroom:Additional bathroom
  • Bathroom
  • Bath or shower
  • Hair dryer
  • Guest toiletries
  • Toilet
  • Dining:Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Media:Flat-screen TV
  • Wake up service
  • Radio
Room Description:

This suite features a butler’s pantry with refrigerator, microwave and unstocked wet-bar along with chairs, loveseat, A faux fireplace and a desk. The bedroom features a four poster king size bed. The Executive Suites offer both a powder room for guests, and a full bath with a bathtub and shower combination.

The Desmond Hotel Albany Location

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What's nearby

Popular areas

Shopping areas

  • Colonie Center3.0 km

Parks

  • Heritage Park1.2 km

Halls

  • Russian Orthodox Church1.9 km

Air business related

  • Albany International Airport (ALB)2.0 km

Local attractions

  • Albany Pine Bush Preserve4.0 km
    New Karner Road, Albany
  • Washington Park8.7 km
    Madison Ave and Willet St, Albany
  • New York State Museum9.1 km
    Empire State Plaza, Albany
  • New York State Capitol6.5 km
    State St., Albany
  • Albany Institute of History & Art8.7 km
    125 Washington Avenue, Albany

Restaurants nearby

  • Blu Stone Bistro90 m

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

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

  • Scrimshaw Restaurant100 m

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

    81% likes this, based on 51 reviews
    Cuisine: American
    Price Range: CAD 42 - CAD 66

  • KOTO Japanese Restaurant290 m

    Address: 260 Wolf Road

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

  • Simpson's At Desmond100 m

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

    67% likes this, based on 68 reviews
    Price Range: CAD 38 - CAD 38

  • Moe's Southwest Grill280 m

    Address: 243 Wolf Road
    Phone: (518) 687 - MOES

    66% likes this, based on 26 reviews
    Cuisine: Mexican

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

Average guest rating

7.6out of 10
Fabulous
Based on 69 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, United States, 12211

Get directions
City Center
  • Albany
    9.2 km
Airports
Train Stations
  • Albany-Rensselaer Amtrak
    10.9 km
  • Train Stations
    100 m
  • Bus stop
    100 m
Restaurants
  • Blu Stone Bistro (cuisine: American)
    90 m
  • Simpson's At Desmond
    100 m
Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  4 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  12 pm
  • Number of floors:
    4
  • Number of rooms:
    323