Desmond Albany Hotel

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

 Free Wi-Fi

Free Wi-Fi in rooms

 Free parking
 24-Hour

24-hour reception

 Check-in/Check-out

Express check-in/-out

 Swimming Pool

Indoor swimming pool

 Fitness/Gym

Fitness center

 Sports activities

Golf course

Billiards/Pool tables

 Spa and relaxation

Jacuzzi

Overview

Desmond Albany is a 3-star hotel offering an exquisite accommodation not far from Colonie Center, University of Albany-SUNY and State University of New York at Albany. The elegant hotel was built in 1974 and refurbished in 2005.

The property is set 5 minutes' walk away from Times Union Center, New York State Capitol and Palace Theatre. The center of Albany is 10 km away from the venue.

Shoppers will appreciate gift shops and a mall at a short distance from the hotel.

Guests can reach Desmond Albany by car from Albany International airport in 5 minutes.

Rooms

There are 323 guestrooms featuring Double Room, Superior Double Room and Executive Suite equipped with a microwave, cable TV, individual climate control, IDD telephone and Wi-Fi. All bathrooms come with free toiletries, a shower and a hairdryer.

Eat & Drink

Every morning a fine continental breakfast is served. The comfortable lounge bar features a terrace, billiards and free Wi-Fi.

A full breakfast is served at affordable prices. 

Services

The hotel offers free parking, a cash machine and a souvenir shop for general needs and a business center, an exhibition space and a meeting room for corporate travelers.

Relax

Guests can benefit from an indoor swimming pool and a golf course and relax using a spa center and a Jacuzzi.

Internet

Wireless internet is available in the entire hotel for free.

Guest Parking

Free public parking is possible on site.

Number of rooms:   323.

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Facilities

General

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

Sports & Fitness

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

Services

  • Free airport shuttle
  • Room service
  • Car rental
  • Dry cleaning
  • Laundry
  • Wedding services
  • Newspaper service

Dining facilities

  • Paid breakfast
  • In-room breakfast
  • A la carte restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Coffee/Tea in lobby

Meeting facilities

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

Leisure facilities

  • Indoor swimming pool
  • Jacuzzi
  • Garden area

Room facilities

  • Free Wi-Fi in rooms
  • Individual air conditioning
  • Heating
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • Turndown service
  • Connecting rooms
  • Sitting area
  • Dressing area
  • Terrace
  • Balcony
  • Rollaway/Extra bed
  • Ironing facilities
  • In-room desk

Bathroom

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

Media

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

Room decor

  • Carpeted floor

Policies

Check-In

  • from  4 pm

Check-Out

  • until  12 pm

Children and extra beds

  • One child may stay at the price of USD 20 per person per night in an extra bed. 
  • Maximum capacity of extra beds in a room is 1. 

How to reach hotel

hotel Desmond Albany Hotel Albany location
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Hotel Address:

660 Albany Shaker Rd, Albany, United States, 12211

Get directions
City Center
  • Albany
    5.7 mi
Airports
Train Stations
  • Albany-Rensselaer Amtrak
    6.7 mi
  • Train Stations
    400 ft
  • Bus stop
    700 ft
Restaurants
  • Blu Stone Bistro (cuisine: American)
    400 ft
  • Simpson's At Desmond
    400 ft
Hotel information
  • Check-In:
    from  4 pm
  • Check-Out:
    until  12 pm
  • Number of rooms:
    323

Rooms and availability

Double Room
Bed type: 2 Queen Size beds
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  • Free Wi-Fi
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    Suite
    Bed type: King Size bed
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    • Free Wi-Fi
    • Private bathroom
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      Desmond Albany Junior SuiteDesmond Albany Junior SuiteDesmond Albany Junior Suite
      Junior Suite
      Size: 420 sq. feet
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      • Air conditioning
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      This room features an adjoining sitting room with love seats.

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        Desmond Albany Superior Double RoomDesmond Albany Superior Double RoomDesmond Albany Superior Double Room
        Superior Double Room
        Bed type: 2 Queen Size beds
        Size: 370 sq. feet
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        • Air conditioning
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        This room includes a 32-inch flat-screen TV and a work desk.

        Room facilities
          Desmond Albany Executive SuiteDesmond Albany Executive SuiteDesmond Albany Executive Suite
          Executive Suite
          Size: 6205 sq. feet
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          • Air conditioning
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          This suite features a seating area, air conditioning and cable TV.

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            How to reach hotel

            hotel Desmond Albany Hotel Albany location
            Show big map »

            Hotel Address:

            660 Albany Shaker Rd, Albany, United States, 12211

            Get directions
            City Center
            • Albany
              5.7 mi
            Airports
            Train Stations
            • Albany-Rensselaer Amtrak
              6.7 mi
            • Train Stations
              400 ft
            • Bus stop
              700 ft
            Restaurants
            • Blu Stone Bistro (cuisine: American)
              400 ft
            • Simpson's At Desmond
              400 ft
            Hotel information
            • Check-In:
              from  4 pm
            • Check-Out:
              until  12 pm
            • Number of rooms:
              323

            Desmond Albany Location

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            What's nearby

            Popular areas

            • Times Union Center - 1400 ft

            Shopping areas

            • Colonie Center - 1.9 mi

            Historical sites

            • Shaker Heritage Society - 2.4 mi

            Parks

            • Heritage Park - 4000 ft

            Halls

            • Russian Orthodox Church - 1.2 mi

            Universities, Institutes

            • Siena College - 2.3 mi

            Air business related

            • Albany International Airport (ALB) - 1.2 mi

            Local Attractions

            • Albany Pine Bush Preserve - 2.5 mi
              New Karner Road, Albany
            • Washington Park - 5.4 mi
              Madison Ave and Willet St, Albany
            • New York State Museum - 5.7 mi
              Empire State Plaza, Albany
            • New York State Capitol - 4.0 mi
              State St., Albany
            • Albany Institute of History & Art - 5.4 mi
              125 Washington Avenue, Albany

            Restaurants Nearby

            • Blu Stone Bistro - 400 ft

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

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

            • Scrimshaw Restaurant - 400 ft

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

              81% likes this, based on 51 reviews
              Cuisine: American
              Price Range: USD 33 - USD 52

            • KOTO Japanese Restaurant - 1000 ft

              Address: 260 Wolf Road

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

            • Simpson's At Desmond - 400 ft

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

              67% likes this, based on 68 reviews
              Price Range: USD 30 - USD 30

            • Starbucks Coffee - 1000 ft

              Address: 243 Wolf Rd
              Phone: 518-482-2370

              86% likes this, based on 26 reviews
              Cuisine: Coffee Shop

            Hotel information
            • Check-In:
              from  4 pm
            • Check-Out:
              until  12 pm
            • Number of rooms:
              323
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            Desmond Albany Reviews

            Guest reviews are submitted by our customers after their stay at Desmond Albany

            Individual 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 Desmond Albany Hotel Albany location
            Show big map »

            Hotel Address:

            660 Albany Shaker Rd, Albany, United States, 12211

            Get directions
            City Center
            • Albany
              5.7 mi
            Airports
            Train Stations
            • Albany-Rensselaer Amtrak
              6.7 mi
            • Train Stations
              400 ft
            • Bus stop
              700 ft
            Restaurants
            • Blu Stone Bistro (cuisine: American)
              400 ft
            • Simpson's At Desmond
              400 ft
            Hotel information
            • Check-In:
              from  4 pm
            • Check-Out:
              until  12 pm
            • Number of rooms:
              323