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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 indoor pool, restaurant
  • Free WiFi and free parking
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Very Good8.4
Great location
Delicious food
Awesome vibe
Tasty breakfast
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The Desmond Hotel Albany, Albany

from $98
  • 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 Twin Beds, Accessible, Non Smoking (Mobility, Roll-In Shower)
  • Executive Suite, Non Smoking
  • Suite, Non Smoking
  • Suite, 1 King Bed, Non Smoking
  • Suite, 1 Queen Bed, Non Smoking

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 - 39 min walk
  • Northway Mall - 2.3 mi / 3.7 km
  • Siena College - 2.8 mi / 4.5 km
  • Crossgates Mall - 4.3 mi / 6.9 km
  • University at Albany SUNY - 4.8 mi / 7.7 km

Getting around

  • Albany, NY (ALB-Albany Intl.) - 4 min drive
  • Schenectady, NY (SCH-Schenectady County) - 26 min drive
  • Hudson, NY (HCC-Columbia County) - 41 min drive
  • Albany-Rensselaer Station - 16 min drive
  • Schenectady Station - 19 min drive
  • Free self parking
  • Extended parking (surcharge)
  • 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 lb)


  • Free WiFi in public areas

  • Free WiFi and wired Internet access in rooms



  • Free airport shuttle (available 24 hours) *


  • Free self parking

  • Extended parking *

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
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Luggage storage
  • Wedding services
  • Year Built 1974
  • Elevator/lift
  • ATM/banking
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Picnic area
  • Fireplace in lobby
  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility
  • Roll-in shower
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
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. Open daily.

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.

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.

Recent reviews

Very Good 8.4 From 296 reviews

The Desmond Hotel Albany, Albany
I hadn't stayed at the Desmond in a number of years. It needs some updating. Carpeting stained. Biggest problem was no hot water in shower in morning.
Peter, us1 night trip
The Desmond Hotel Albany, Albany
Try it . You’ll love it!
The night before I stayed at Springfield Hotel ( Marriott) and loved it! The Desmond is very different but it is sentimental to me. I was very happy that it had not changed so I gave it an excellent. It’s classic and feels like my past life! So cozy with old fashioned fireplace, ship paintings, clubby bar, 2 delicious restaurants, etc. The gift shop has definitely gone way downhill. It used to be a charming little unique boutique!! Now so so . Not fun! Updates needed in pool area but don’t go crazy and change the atmosphere. Appreciated the shuttle.
Stephanie, us1 night trip
The Desmond Hotel Albany, Albany
Wake up call didn’t happen. Restaurant was closed - only pup open. Service terrible , food mediocre.
A Traveler, us1 night trip
The Desmond Hotel Albany, Albany
Very Good8.0
Great spot for a layover
We stayed 2 nights breaking up a longer trip on our way to and from a further destination. First night accommdation in room 323 was great until I tried to take a shower in the morning. I could only get a trickle of hot water out of the shower head. This was not good to say the least. We were in a hurry to get out and did not report this-I should have. Second night we had a first floor room that opened onto the hotel's enclosed courtyard. This room was great and after a holiday party ended, I was able to do a couple of brisk walking laps around the perimeter of the yard which was needed after a long time in the car. Ate at the hotel both nights. First in the Tavern and second with room service. Service was slower in the tavern than room service. Everything we ordered was to our liking. Breakfast both mornings was really good. My husband loved the hash and eggs. Service at breakfast was excellent.
Ellen, us1 night trip
The Desmond Hotel Albany, Albany
Very Good8.0
Cool hotel, retro.
Arthur, us1 night trip

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The Desmond Hotel Albany, Albany

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