Desmond Albany Hotel

660 Albany Shaker Rd, Albany, United States, 12211  show map
 3 stars
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Desmond Albany Hotel

 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

Desmond Albany is a 3-star property only 3.0km from Shaker Heritage Society, Colonie Center and University of Albany-SUNY. Renovated in 2005, the elegant hotel has welcomed guests since 1974.

The property is placed next to Palace Theatre, Capitol Building and New York State Capitol as well as taverns, bars and pubs. Albany city center is 10km away.

Albany International airport is 5 minutes' drive from the hotel.

Rooms

All exquisite guest rooms including Double Room, Superior Double Room and Suite come with modern facilities. They provide bathrooms with complimentary toiletries, a hairdryer and a shower.

Eat

A fine continental breakfast is served every morning.

A full breakfast is served at affordable prices. 

Services

A business center, a meeting room and a photocopier and such hotel facilities as parking, a cash machine and a lift are available on-site.

Relax

A Jacuzzi and a hot tub are available on-site. Guests can go in for billiards and golf at the hotel.

Internet

Wireless internet is available in the entire hotel for free.

Guest Parking

Free public hotel parking is possible on site.

Number of rooms   323.

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Facilities

General

  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Free 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

Activities

  • Snowsports

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
  • Coffee/Tea in lobby

Meeting facilities

  • 24-hour business center
  • Exhibition space
  • Conference room
  • Meeting/Banquet facilities
  • Fax/Photocopying

Leisure facilities

  • Indoor swimming pool
  • Golf course
  • Billiards/Pool tables
  • Fitness center
  • 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/Extra bed
  • 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

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

Pets

  • Pets are not allowed.

How to reach hotel

hotel Desmond Albany Hotel Albany location
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Hotel Address:

660 Albany Shaker Rd, Albany, United States, 12211

Get directions
City Center
  • Albany
    5.7 mi
Airports
Train Stations
  • Albany-Rensselaer Amtrak
    6.7 mi
  • Train Stations
    400 ft
  • Bus stop
    700 ft
Restaurants
  • Blu Stone Bistro (cuisine: American)
    400 ft
  • Simpson's At Desmond
    400 ft
Hotel information
  • Check-In:
    from  4 pm
  • Check-Out:
    until  12 pm
  • Number of rooms:
    323

Rooms and availability

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Double Room
Bed type: 2 Queen Size beds or King Size bed
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    Bed type: King Size bed
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    • Private bathroom
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      Desmond Albany Superior Double RoomDesmond Albany Superior Double RoomDesmond Albany Superior Double Room
      Superior Double Room
      Bed type: King Size bed
      Size: 335 sq. feet
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      • Air conditioning
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        How to reach hotel

        hotel Desmond Albany Hotel Albany location
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        Hotel Address:

        660 Albany Shaker Rd, Albany, United States, 12211

        Get directions
        City Center
        • Albany
          5.7 mi
        Airports
        Train Stations
        • Albany-Rensselaer Amtrak
          6.7 mi
        • Train Stations
          400 ft
        • Bus stop
          700 ft
        Restaurants
        • Blu Stone Bistro (cuisine: American)
          400 ft
        • Simpson's At Desmond
          400 ft
        Hotel information
        • Check-In:
          from  4 pm
        • Check-Out:
          until  12 pm
        • Number of rooms:
          323

        Desmond Albany Location

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        What's nearby

        Popular areas

        Shopping areas

        • Colonie Center - 1.9 mi

        Historical sites

        • Shaker Heritage Society - 2.4 mi

        Parks

        • Heritage Park - 4000 ft

        Halls

        • Russian Orthodox Church - 1.2 mi

        Universities, Institutes

        Air business related

        • Albany International Airport (ALB) - 1.2 mi

        Local Attractions

        • Albany Pine Bush Preserve - 2.5 mi
          New Karner Road, Albany
        • Washington Park - 5.4 mi
          Madison Ave and Willet St, Albany
        • New York State Museum - 5.7 mi
          Empire State Plaza, Albany
        • New York State Capitol - 4.0 mi
          State St., Albany
        • Albany Institute of History & Art - 5.4 mi
          125 Washington Avenue, Albany

        Restaurants Nearby

        • Blu Stone Bistro - 400 ft

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

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

        • Scrimshaw Restaurant - 400 ft

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

          81% likes this, based on 51 reviews
          Cuisine: American
          Price Range: USD 33 - USD 52

        • KOTO Japanese Restaurant - 1000 ft

          Address: 260 Wolf Road

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

        • Simpson's At Desmond - 400 ft

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

          67% likes this, based on 68 reviews
          Price Range: USD 30 - USD 30

        • Starbucks Coffee - 1000 ft

          Address: 243 Wolf Rd
          Phone: 518-482-2370

          86% likes this, based on 26 reviews
          Cuisine: Coffee Shop

        Hotel information
        • Check-In:
          from  4 pm
        • Check-Out:
          until  12 pm
        • Number of rooms:
          323

        Desmond Albany Reviews

        Guest reviews are submitted by our customers after their stay at Desmond Albany

        Individual 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 Desmond Albany Hotel Albany location
        Show big map »

        Hotel Address:

        660 Albany Shaker Rd, Albany, United States, 12211

        Get directions
        City Center
        • Albany
          5.7 mi
        Airports
        Train Stations
        • Albany-Rensselaer Amtrak
          6.7 mi
        • Train Stations
          400 ft
        • Bus stop
          700 ft
        Restaurants
        • Blu Stone Bistro (cuisine: American)
          400 ft
        • Simpson's At Desmond
          400 ft
        Hotel information
        • Check-In:
          from  4 pm
        • Check-Out:
          until  12 pm
        • Number of rooms:
          323
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