The Desmond Hotel And Conference Center - Albany

660 Albany Shaker Road, Albany, United States, 12211  show map
 3 stars
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The Desmond Hotel And Conference Center - Albany

 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

The attractive 3-star Desmond Albany Hotel offers quick access to Colonie Center, University of Albany and Capitol Building. Built in 1974, the hotel is a combination of colonial architecture and contemporary facilities.

Governor Nelson A. Rockefeller Empire State Plaza, Shaker Heritage Society and Albany Pine Bush Preserve are located just 4.0 km away. The city center lies within 10 km from the venue.

Desmond Albany Hotel is within a 5-minute drive to Albany International airport.

Rooms

Guests are offered 323 exquisite hotel rooms equipped with free Wi-Fi, a wardrobe, a dressing area, ironing facilities and climate control. They come with a microwave and a fridge as well as bathrooms with complimentary toiletries, a hairdryer and a shower.

Eat & Drink

Every day a fine breakfast is served in the dining room. Guests can enjoy american cuisine in Blu Stone Bistro located 150 meters away.

A full breakfast is served at affordable prices. 

Services

The hotel provides guests with car rental services.

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

  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Free parking
  • Free on-site 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
  • Shops/Commercial services
  • Newspaper service
  • Tours/Ticket assistance

Dining facilities

  • Paid breakfast
  • In-room breakfast
  • A la carte restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge area
  • 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 beds
  • 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

  • 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. 
  • Maximum capacity of extra beds in a room is 1. 

How to reach hotel

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Hotel Address:

660 Albany Shaker Road, 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)
    100 m
  • Simpson's At Desmond
    110 m
Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  4 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  12 pm
  • Number of floors:
    4
  • Number of rooms:
    323

Rooms and availability

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Bed type: 2 Queen-size beds or King-size bed
Size: 31 m²
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  • Air conditioning
  • Bathtub
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    Superior Double Room
    Bed type: 2 Queen-size beds
    Size: 34 m²
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      How to reach hotel

      hotel The Desmond Hotel And Conference Center - Albany Albany location
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      Hotel Address:

      660 Albany Shaker Road, 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)
        100 m
      • Simpson's At Desmond
        110 m
      Hotel information
      • Check-in:
        from  4 pm
      • Check-out:
        until  12 pm
      • Number of floors:
        4
      • Number of rooms:
        323

      The Desmond Hotel And Conference Center Location

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      What's nearby

      Popular areas

      • Times Union Center - 400 m

      Parks

      • Heritage Park - 1.2 km

      Halls

      • Russian Orthodox Church - 1.9 km

      Business areas

      • Colonie Center - 3.0 km

      Air business related

      • Albany International Airport (ALB) - 2.0 km

      Local attractions

      • Albany Pine Bush Preserve - 4.0 km
        New Karner Road, Albany
      • Washington Park - 8.7 km
        Madison Ave and Willet St, Albany
      • New York State Museum - 9.1 km
        Empire State Plaza, Albany
      • New York State Capitol - 6.5 km
        State St., Albany
      • Albany Institute of History & Art - 8.7 km
        125 Washington Avenue, Albany

      Restaurants nearby

      • Blu Stone Bistro - 100 m

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

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

      • Scrimshaw Restaurant - 110 m

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

        81% likes this, based on 51 reviews
        Cuisine: American
        Price Range: GBP 25 - GBP 40

      • KOTO Japanese Restaurant - 280 m

        Address: 260 Wolf Road

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

      • Simpson's At Desmond - 110 m

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

        67% likes this, based on 68 reviews
        Price Range: GBP 23 - GBP 23

      • Starbucks Coffee - 280 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 Road, 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)
        100 m
      • Simpson's At Desmond
        110 m
      Hotel information
      • Check-in:
        from  4 pm
      • Check-out:
        until  12 pm
      • Number of floors:
        4
      • Number of rooms:
        323