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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
Tasty breakfast
Awesome vibe
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From 1,418 reviewsTripAdvisor Traveller Rating

The Desmond Hotel Albany, Albany

from $122
  • Standard Room
  • Room, 1 King Bed, Non Smoking (Leisure)
  • Room, 1 King Bed, Accessible (Roll-In Shower)
  • Room, 1 Queen Bed, Accessible (Roll-In Shower)
  • Room, 2 Queen Beds, Non Smoking
  • Room, 2 Twin Beds, Accessible (Mobility)
  • Executive Suite, Non Smoking
  • Suite, Non Smoking
  • Suite, 1 King Bed, Non Smoking
  • Suite, 1 Twin 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
  • Curtain Call Theater - 3.2 mi / 5.1 km
  • Lions Park - 4.3 mi / 6.9 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. 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)

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 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) -
  • Conference space size (meters) -
  • Conference center
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Luggage storage
  • Wedding services
  • Year Built
  • 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.

Parties and events are allowed on site. 

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 300 reviews

The Desmond Hotel Albany, Albany
Great hotel
Perfect for passing through or an extended stay. The hotel was great and the hotel restaurant had really good food and service. We did not do much research, but the nearby restaurant choices are pretty limited.
Richard, us1 night trip
The Desmond Hotel Albany, Albany
Very Good8.0
Room was comfortable, location very favorable in the Albany area, service good. Dinner was a little disappointing, but overall, I'll stay here again when in Albany.
Paul, us1 night trip
The Desmond Hotel Albany, Albany
Conference weekend
The room was clean, comfortable and roomy. The staff was extremely friendly and helpful. The Conference was supported by the Hotel very well. They had everything set up in all the rooms ahead of time and cleaned up between sessions. This was the third conference I attended there and I am looking forward to going back next year.
Benjamin, us1 night trip
The Desmond Hotel Albany, Albany
Very Good8.0
Beautiful hotel, but...
I really do love this place, BUT, the sheets and pillow cases are absolutely unacceptable. They are so picky and starchy I couldn't stand it!! By far the most uncomfortable sheets I have ever experienced. Add to that, the pillows are flat and hard. For most folks getting a good night's sleep is top priority, so this is something they seriously need to fix. I have got nothing else negative to say this place; the staff, the ambience, even the coffee is Good!
Cheryl, us1 night trip
The Desmond Hotel Albany, Albany
Always excellent
Harry, us1 night trip

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The Desmond Hotel Albany, Albany

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