The Desmond Hotel And Conference Center - Albany

660 Albany Shaker Rd, Albany, United States, 12211  show map
 3 stars
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The Desmond Hotel And Conference Center - 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 And Conference Center is a 3-star property situated about 4.1 km from Shaker Heritage Society. Since 1974 the hotel has been offering accommodation in a 4-story building with colonial architecture and furnishings.

It is set 10 km from the center of Albany renowned for New York State Capitol, Governor Nelson A. Rockefeller Empire State Plaza and The Egg.

Guests can reach The Desmond Hotel And Conference Center by car from Albany International airport in 5 minutes.

Rooms

The hotel offers 323 exquisite rooms with satellite television, a sofa, a personal computer, an iron with ironing board and a private safe as well as a microwave and a fridge. For more comfort free toiletries, a hairdryer and a shower are provided.

Eat & Drink

A fine breakfast is served at the restaurant. The property features an indoor restaurant serving American dishes. Guests can eat at Blu Stone Bistro and Scrimshaw Restaurant, situated within a 5-minute walk of the venue.

A full breakfast is served at affordable prices. 

Services

The hotel offers car rental services for travelling a shopping area.

Relax

An indoor swimming pool and a golf course are available for guests' enjoyment. On-site fitness facilities include a gym and a fitness centre.

Internet

Wireless internet is available in the entire hotel for free.

Guest Parking

Free public parking is possible on site.

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

  • from  4 pm

Check-out

  • until  12 pm

Children and extra beds

  • All children under the age of 16 may stay at the price of USD 20 per person per night in an extra bed. 
  • All children under the age of 2 may stay at the price of USD 20 per person per night in a crib. 

Pets

  • Pets are not allowed.

How to reach hotel

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Hotel Address:

660 Albany Shaker Rd, Albany, United States, 12211

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City Center
  • Albany
    9.2 km
Airports
  • Albany International (ALB)
    2.4 km
Train Stations
  • Albany-Rensselaer Amtrak
    10.8 km
  • Train Stations
    100 m
  • Bus stop
    200 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

Guest Room
  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    2 Queen-size beds

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King Room
  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 King-size bed

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Superior Queen Room
  • Max occupancy:

    4 persons

  • Bed type:

    2 Queen-size beds

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Superior King Room
  • Max occupancy:

    3 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 King-size bed

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The Desmond Hotel And Conference Center Location

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What's nearby

Popular areas

  • Times Union Center400 m

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: GBP 24 - GBP 38

  • 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: GBP 22 - GBP 22

  • Starbucks Coffee280 m

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

    86% likes this, based on 26 reviews

Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  4 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  12 pm
  • Number of floors:
    4
  • Number of rooms:
    323
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The Desmond Hotel And Conference Center Reviews

Guest reviews are submitted by our customers after their stay at The Desmond Hotel And Conference Center

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 And Conference Center - 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
  • Albany International (ALB)
    2.4 km
Train Stations
  • Albany-Rensselaer Amtrak
    10.8 km
  • Train Stations
    100 m
  • Bus stop
    200 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