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 attractive hotel providing an exquisite accommodation only minutes away from Colonie Center, University of Albany-SUNY and Capitol Building. The hotel opened its doors in 1974 and was remodeled in 2005.

The city center is 10 km away from the hotel. The Egg, Lark Street and Palace Theatre are located just 8.4 km away.

Bars, pubs and taverns are set close to the property.

Albany International airport can be reached in 5 minutes by car from Desmond Albany Hotel.

Rooms

Desmond Albany Hotel provides 323 guestrooms appointed with free Wi-Fi, a closet, a living area, a writing desk and climate control for a pleasant stay in Albany. They are equipped with a microwave and a fridge.

Eat & Drink

Every morning starts with a fine continental breakfast. Hot drinks are offered in the English bar.

A full breakfast is served at affordable prices. 

Services

Desmond Albany Hotel caters to the needs of guests providing free parking, a gift shop and a vending machine as well as a business center, a photocopier and a conference room.

Internet

Wireless internet is available in the entire hotel for free.

Guest Parking

Free public parking is possible on site.

Number of floors:   4.  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

Sports & Fitness

  • Snowsports
  • Golf course
  • Billiards/Pool tables
  • Fitness center

Services

  • Free airport shuttle
  • Room service
  • Car rental
  • Dry cleaning
  • Laundry
  • Wedding services
  • Newspaper service

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
  • Meeting room
  • Meeting/Banquet facilities
  • Fax/Photocopying

Leisure facilities

  • Indoor swimming pool
  • 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

  • One child may stay at the price of USD 20 per person per night in an extra bed. 
  • Maximum capacity of extra beds in a room is 1. 

Pets

  • Pets are not allowed.

How to reach hotel

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Hotel Address:

660 Albany Shaker Rd, Albany, United States, 12211

Get directions
City Center
  • Albany
    9.2 km
Airports
Train Stations
  • Albany-Rensselaer Amtrak
    10.8 km
  • Train Stations
    100 m
  • Bus stop
    200 m
Restaurants
  • Blu Stone Bistro (cuisine: American)
    100 m
  • Simpson's At Desmond
    110 m
Hotel information
  • Check-In:
    from  4 pm
  • Check-Out:
    until  12 pm
  • Number of floors:
    4
  • Number of rooms:
    323

Rooms and availability

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Double Room
Bed type: 2 Queen-size beds or King-size bed
Size: 31 m²
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  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Air conditioning
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This room includes 14 days of parking at the hotel.

Room facilities
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    Bed type: King-size bed
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    • Free Wi-Fi
    • Private bathroom
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    Room facilities
      Desmond Albany Superior Double RoomDesmond Albany Superior Double RoomDesmond Albany Superior Double Room
      Superior Double Room
      Bed type: 2 Queen-size beds or King-size bed or King four poster bed
      Size: 34 m²
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      • Free Wi-Fi
      • Air conditioning
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      This room includes a 32-inch flat-screen TV and a work desk.

      Room facilities

        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
          9.2 km
        Airports
        Train Stations
        • Albany-Rensselaer Amtrak
          10.8 km
        • Train Stations
          100 m
        • Bus stop
          200 m
        Restaurants
        • Blu Stone Bistro (cuisine: American)
          100 m
        • Simpson's At Desmond
          110 m
        Hotel information
        • Check-In:
          from  4 pm
        • Check-Out:
          until  12 pm
        • Number of floors:
          4
        • Number of rooms:
          323

        Desmond Albany Location

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        What's nearby

        Popular areas

        Shopping areas

        • Colonie Center - 3.0 km

        Parks

        • Heritage Park - 1.2 km

        Halls

        • Russian Orthodox Church - 1.9 km

        Universities, Institutes

        • Siena College - 3.7 km

        Air business related

        • Albany International Airport (ALB) - 2.0 km

        Local attractions

        • Albany Pine Bush Preserve - 4.0 km
          New Karner Road, Albany
        • Washington Park - 8.7 km
          Madison Ave and Willet St, Albany
        • New York State Museum - 9.1 km
          Empire State Plaza, Albany
        • New York State Capitol - 6.5 km
          State St., Albany
        • Albany Institute of History & Art - 8.7 km
          125 Washington Avenue, Albany

        Restaurants nearby

        • Blu Stone Bistro - 100 m

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

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

        • Scrimshaw Restaurant - 110 m

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

          81% likes this, based on 51 reviews
          Cuisine: American
          Price Range: CAD 43 - CAD 68

        • KOTO Japanese Restaurant - 280 m

          Address: 260 Wolf Road

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

        • Simpson's At Desmond - 110 m

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

          67% likes this, based on 68 reviews
          Price Range: CAD 39 - CAD 39

        • Starbucks Coffee - 280 m

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

          86% likes this, based on 26 reviews

        Hotel information
        • Check-In:
          from  4 pm
        • Check-Out:
          until  12 pm
        • Number of floors:
          4
        • Number of rooms:
          323
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        • Colonie hotels - 10 km
        • Castleton-on-Hudson hotels - 13 km
        • Waterford hotels - 17 km
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        Desmond Albany Reviews

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

        Average guest rating

        7.6out of 10
        Fabulous
        Based on 69 reviews

        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
          9.2 km
        Airports
        Train Stations
        • Albany-Rensselaer Amtrak
          10.8 km
        • Train Stations
          100 m
        • Bus stop
          200 m
        Restaurants
        • Blu Stone Bistro (cuisine: American)
          100 m
        • Simpson's At Desmond
          110 m
        Hotel information
        • Check-In:
          from  4 pm
        • Check-Out:
          until  12 pm
        • Number of floors:
          4
        • Number of rooms:
          323