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The Desmond Hotel Albany, Albany

3.5-star3.5 stars
660 Albany Shaker RdAlbanyNY12211United States of America

3.5-star hotel in Albany with 2 restaurants, indoor pool
  • Free WiFi and free parking
Very Good8.2
Delicious food
Great amenities
Awesome vibe
Complaints about WiFi
283See all 283 reviews
From 1,310 reviewsTripAdvisor Traveller Rating

The Desmond Hotel Albany, Albany

from $149
  • Standard Room, 2 Queen Beds
  • Standard Room, 1 King Bed

At a glance

Key facts

Hotel size

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


  • Check-in time starts at 4 PM
  • Check-out time is noon
  • Express check-in/out
Airport shuttle service is available on request during limited hours. Contact the property in advance to make arrangements.

Required at check in

  • Credit card or cash deposit required

  • Government-issued photo ID required

Travelling with others


  • No cribs (infant beds)


  • Pets not allowed

Extra people

  • Roll-away beds available, charges may apply*


  • Free WiFi in public areas

  • Free WiFi and wired Internet access in rooms



  • Free airport shuttle (available on request)


  • Free extended parking

Other information

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

In the hotel

Food and drink
  • Breakfast daily (surcharge)
  • 2 restaurants
  • 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 6
  • Conference space size (feet) - 28,000
  • Conference space size (meters) - 3
  • Conference center
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Luggage storage
  • Wedding services
  • Year Built 1974
  • Elevator/lift
  • ATM/banking
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Fireplace in lobby
  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility
  • Roll-in shower

In the room

Home comforts
  • In-room climate control (air conditioning)
  • Air conditioning
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Iron/ironing board
Things to enjoy
  • Balcony
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
  • 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 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.

Optional extras

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

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

What’s around The Desmond Hotel Albany, Albany


  • Watervliet Shaker National Historic Site - 22 min walk
  • Albany County Hockey Facility - 33 min walk
  • Pruyn House - 36 min walk
  • Colonie Center Mall - 38 min walk
  • Northway Mall - 45 min walk
  • Siena College - 2.8 mi / 4.6 km
  • Palace Theater - 6.3 mi / 10.1 km
  • Times Union Center - 6.7 mi / 10.8 km

Getting around

  • Albany, NY (ALB-Albany Intl.) - 4 min drive
  • Schenectady, NY (SCH-Schenectady County) - 25 min drive
  • Albany-Rensselaer Station - 16 min drive
  • Schenectady Station - 19 min drive
  • Free self parking
  • Free extended parking
  • Free airport shuttle

Recent reviews

Very Good 8.2 From 283 reviews

The Desmond Hotel Albany, Albany
My time at the Desmond
Great staff, nice environment and all were helpful.
Melody, us2 night trip
The Desmond Hotel Albany, Albany
Very Good8.0
Very nice..
Paul, us1 night trip
The Desmond Hotel Albany, Albany
Comfy clean pleasant
Great service and comfortable
Stephen, us1 night trip
The Desmond Hotel Albany, Albany
Poor experience
The air conditioning was broke all night and it smelled very musty. Was very disappointed.
A Traveler, us1 night trip
The Desmond Hotel Albany, Albany
Very Good8.0
Hotel is great for conferences but needs an update
A Traveler, us1 night trip

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The Desmond Hotel Albany, Albany

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