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The Desmond Hotel Albany, Albany

3.5-star3.5 stars
Great for familiesThis property has good facilities for families.
660 Albany Shaker Rd, Albany, NY, 12211, United States of America

3.5-star hotel with indoor pool, near Colonie Center Mall
  • Free WiFi and free parking
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Great location
Delicious food
Awesome vibe
Great amenities

The Desmond Hotel Albany, Albany

from $93
  • Standard Room
  • Room, 1 King Bed, Non Smoking (Leisure)
  • Room, 1 King Bed, Accessible, Non Smoking (Mobility, Roll-In Shower)
  • Room, 1 Queen Bed, Accessible, Non Smoking (Roll-In Shower)
  • Room, 2 Queen Beds, Non Smoking
  • Room, 2 Queen Beds, Accessible, Non Smoking (Mobility, Roll-In Shower)
  • Executive Suite, 1 King Bed, Non Smoking
  • Suite, 1 King Bed, Non Smoking (Feature)
  • Suite, 1 King Bed, Non Smoking
  • Suite, 1 Queen Bed, Non Smoking

What’s around The Desmond Hotel Albany, Albany


  • Colonie Center Mall - 38 min walk
  • Watervliet Shaker National Historic Site - 22 min walk
  • Pruyn House - 36 min walk
  • Albany County Hockey Facility - 36 min walk
  • Northway Mall - 44 min walk
  • Siena College - 2.8 mi / 4.6 km
  • University at Albany SUNY - 4.8 mi / 7.7 km
  • Crossgates Mall - 4.3 mi / 6.9 km

Getting around

  • Albany, NY (ALB-Albany Intl.) - 6 min drive
  • Schenectady, NY (SCH-Schenectady County) - 28 min drive
  • Hudson, NY (HCC-Columbia County) - 42 min drive
  • Albany-Rensselaer Station - 15 min drive
  • Schenectady Station - 18 min drive
  • Free airport shuttle

At a glance

Key facts

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 322 rooms
  • This hotel is arranged over 4 floors


  • 24-hour check-in
  • Check-out time is noon
  • Express check-in/out
24-hour airport shuttle service is available on request. Fees may apply. Contact the property in advance to make arrangements.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card or cash deposit required

  • Government-issued photo ID required

  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Travelling with others


  • Pets allowed (dogs and cats only) *

  • Specific rooms only, restrictions apply *

  • 1 per room (up to 40 lbs)


  • Free WiFi in public areas

  • Free WiFi and wired Internet access in rooms



  • Free airport shuttle (available 24 hours) *


  • Free self parking

  • Extended parking *

Payment types at the property

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
* See small print for additional details or extra charges

In the hotel

Food and drink
  • Full breakfast daily (surcharge)
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • Room service (during limited hours)
  • Coffee/tea in a common area
Things to do
  • Indoor pool
  • Fitness facilities
  • Golfing nearby
  • Billiards or pool table
Working away
  • 24-hour business center
  • Conference space
  • Meeting rooms
  • Conference space size (feet) - 28,000
  • Conference space size (meters) - 3
  • Conference center
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Luggage storage
  • Wedding services
  • Year Built - 1974
  • Elevator
  • ATM/banking
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Garden
  • Picnic area
  • Terrace
  • Fireplace in lobby
  • Braille or raised signage
  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility
  • Roll-in shower
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Assistive listening devices available
Languages Spoken
  • English
  • French
  • Spanish
  • Thai

In the room

Home comforts
  • In-room climate control (air conditioning)
  • Air conditioning
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Iron/ironing board
Freshen up
  • Private bathroom
  • Bathtub or shower
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
Be entertained
  • 32-inch LCD TV
  • Premium TV channels
Stay connected
  • Desk
  • Free newspaper
  • Free WiFi
  • Phone
  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available

Special features


Simpson's - This restaurant specializes in American cuisine and serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

The Tavern - This gastropub specializes in American cuisine and serves lunch and dinner. Happy hour is offered. Open daily.

The Desmond Hotel Albany, Albany’s small print

Also known as

  • Desmond
  • Desmond Albany
  • Desmond Hotel
  • Desmond Hotel Albany
  • Hotel Desmond
  • The Desmond Hotel Conference Center
  • The Desmond Hotel Albany Hotel
  • The Desmond Hotel Albany Albany
  • The Desmond Hotel Albany Hotel Albany


The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation.

Pet-friendly rooms can be requested by contacting the property at the number on the booking confirmation.

Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms.

For transfers, guests must contact the property before arrival at the number on the booking confirmation.

Mandatory fees

Pet deposit: USD 100 per stay

Optional extras

Extended parking costs USD 10 per day

Rollaway beds are available for USD 10.0 per night

Breakfast costs between USD 10.00 and USD 20.00 per person (approximately)

Pets are allowed for an extra charge of USD 75 per accommodation, per stay

We have included all charges provided to us by this property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the unit you book.

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Recent reviews

Very Good 8.4 From 389 reviews

Exceptional 10.0
Friendly staff, nice bar, very cool and unique hotel. Any time I have to go back for any reason, I'll stay there again.
Gregory, us1 night business trip
Exceptional 10.0
Great for families!
This was our second stay and it was just as great as the first. Wish the pool was a bit bigger. There wasn’t enough room for my kids as another larger group was taking up all the space. We will be back for sure
Dan, us1 night family trip
Fair 4.0
Maybe don't pick this hotel
After reading the reviews for the hotel, we were super excited to see it. The building and architecture was beautiful, however, everything else was SEVERLY disappointing. First off, the other guests in the hotel were screaming and yelling until about 2am. Whether it was children or adults, they all seemed to congregrate outside our door, however, their voices echoed throughout the building. We had called twice for security to tell them to keep it down. The first time, they definitely did not come and the second time, they finally brought someone to tell them to keep it down. Aside from the noise because we could have just gotten unlucky with super loud people. The wifi was absolute GARBAGE. Barely maintaining a connection and then losing it completely the second day. There were also a good amount of spiders in our bathroom. Lastly, the room did not have a refrigerator, which was fine, but it would have been nice to know that before hand. Overall, the hotel was beautifully designed but lacked any comfort and was incredibly underwhelming. Honestly, there are so many other hotels in the heart of the city of Albany that I would recommend more than this hotel. Its nice to look at, but if you are trying to relax or if sleep is important to you, maybe choose a different hotel.
Matthew, us1 night trip
Good 6.0
Tired but good
The hotel is looking tired. The hallways are dimly lit and for a woman along a bit creepy with all the twists and turns. Staff was great - responsive and helpful. Location is great by the airport with shuttle. Would stay again
Dorothy, us5 night trip
Exceptional 10.0
Hotel was very nice although we encountered a little error they did correct and were very nice. Tavern was nice and food very good. Nice to walk around the hotel beautiful grounds. Hotel is huge!
Jennie, us2 night business trip

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