The Desmond Hotel ★★★

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$149
avg/night
Rate and special offer based on
Check-in: Feb 19, 2016 Check-out: Feb 20, 2016
4.3 /5
Overall score
98%
Would recommend
Amenities:
4.2
Cleanliness:
4.4
Hotel staff:
4.5
Comfort:
4.3
Location:
4.5
Value:
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Overview

Designed to resemble a colonial village, The Desmond Hotel provides the perfect blend of historical detail and high-tech amenities. Interior courtyards are filled with plants and flooded with light from a four-story atrium. Fountains and brick walkways emphasize the feel of a colonial streetscape, fitting with Albany’s history as a 17th century trading post. At the same time, up-to-date services include free Internet access and extensive business facilities with multimedia capability. On-site parking is complimentary at The Desmond Hotel.

Dining

Diners at The Hotel Desmond can indulge in traditional American fares for breakfast, lunch and dinner at the in-house Simpson’s Grille. After a full day, patrons sit back and unwind with refreshments and snacks at The Tavern on site.

Rooms

Elegant furnishings, handcrafted woodwork and original oil paintings are the features of all 322 guest rooms at The Desmond Hotel. Many rooms and suites include a private balcony overlooking two indoor courtyards. Suites feature four beds, wet bars and separate sleeping and living areas. All units have four beds, wet bar, work desk, Wi-Fi access, and separate sleeping and living areas. For the ultimate in privacy, space and luxury, choose from one of our unique and spacious two-story Duplex Suites. The room service is exceptional featuring classic selections from Executive Chef Michael St. John and his award-winning culinary team.

Property features

Guests at The Desmond Hotel take advantage of a billiard room, fitness center, Jacuzzi and indoor pool. Departure information from Albany International Airport is broadcast in guest rooms and the lobby. Fireplaces in the lobby, and The Tavern give guests a sense of warmth.

Highlights

  • Distinctive hotel design in the style of a colonial village
  • Indoor pool
  • Two-story duplex suites available
  • Complimentary airport shuttle and on-site parking

 

Nearby attractions

  • University at Albany – SUNY (3 mi/5.3 km)
  • New York State Capitol (6 mi/9.1 km)
  • Empire State Plaza (6 mi/9.2 km)
  • New York State Museum (6 mi/9.5 km) 
  • Times Union Center (6 mi/9.6 km)   

 

Business

  • Business center
  • 20,000 square feet of function space
  • Amphitheater hall with multimedia capability and seating for 100

Transportation

  • Adjacent to I-87
  • Albany International Airport (1 mi/2.1 km)
  • I-90 (3 mi/5.1 km)
  • Greyhound bus station (6 mi/9.9 km)
  • Albany-Rensselaer Amtrak station (7 mi/10.8 km)

 

Meeting facilities

Meeting Info
Walk into a room, stand on a stage, plug in your laptop, and talk to thousands. Advanced Conference Technologies define the meetings and conference facility at the Desmond Hotel and Conference Center. Hold a meeting for 10 people in an executive board room or talk with thousands in our Town Hall meeting room with powerful capabilities to keep your message within its walls or transport your ideas across the globe. No other meeting and conference destination in the Capital District can match our technology or our commitment to providing seamless interaction between attendees.

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$80
Guest score 4.0 / 5
$75
Guest score 4.0 / 5
$75

Amenities

Featured

  • WiFi
  • Airport shuttle
  • Free parking
  • Indoor pool
  • No smoking rooms/facilities

General

  • No smoking rooms/facilities
  • Elevators

Activities

  • Indoor pool
  • Fitness center or spa
  • Fitness Center

Dining

  • Restaurant
  • Room service

Services

  • Business center
  • Laundry service
  • Meeting/Banquet facilities
  • Conference facilities
  • Gift shop

Internet

  • WiFi

Transportation

  • Airport shuttle

Parking

  • Free parking

Accessibility

  • Accessible Rooms/Facilities
  • Service dogs allowed
  • Accessible parking

Reviews

4.3 /5 Overall score

98% Would recommend

  • Amenities: 4.2/5
  • Cleanliness: 4.4/5
  • Hotel staff: 4.5/5
  • Comfort: 4.3/5
  • Location: 4.5/5
  • Value: 4/5

Totally great experience

Would recommend Sun, Nov 8, 2015
Everything was just right and comfortable for the stay.

| Santa Clara Singles

5 /5

Overall score
  • Amenities: 5 /5
  • Cleanliness: 5 /5
  • Hotel staff: 5 /5
  • Comfort: 5 /5
  • Location: 5 /5
  • Value: 5 /5

Wonderful Family Stay

Would recommend Wed, Nov 4, 2015
We have family living not far from the Desmond, and stay there periodically while visiting. We always find it pleasant and very child friendly. The rooms are nice, clean and well sized (where two queen beds don't fill up the entire space). But more importantly, the the beautiful indoor spaces outside the rooms (which my children view as Max's room - from Sendak's Wild Things), with fountains and a fish pond, are a great hit with the children and very relaxing and pleasant to walk through by day or night. The staff are always very helpful and patient with children. I shall add that this is not a new hotel, and the rooms have an aura of age. Additionally, if you want to avoid the possibility of noise from a conference you should request to stay on one of the higher floors. However, these issues diminish in comparison with the lovely ambiance and service the Desmond has to offer. It is certainly our first choice among the hotels in this area.

| Princeton Family

5 /5

Overall score
  • Amenities: 5 /5
  • Cleanliness: 5 /5
  • Hotel staff: 5 /5
  • Comfort: 5 /5
  • Location: 5 /5
  • Value: 5 /5

Close to Airport

Would recommend Thu, Aug 27, 2015
Good accommodations close to airport. Would recommend as a hub for any activities in the area. Suites preferred to single rooms. Friendly staff

| N/A Couples

4 /5

Overall score
  • Amenities: 4 /5
  • Cleanliness: 4 /5
  • Hotel staff: 4 /5
  • Comfort: 4 /5
  • Location: 4 /5
  • Value: 3 /5

nice place

Would recommend Tue, Aug 18, 2015
Didn't use WiFi. The hotel was taken over by the Kiwanas club so you couldn't enjoy the nice court yard. The pool and hot tub were OK but the clorine in the hot tub stung your eyes while just sitting in it. Every thing was clean though and staff was friendly.

| N/A Friends

4 /5

Overall score
  • Amenities: 3 /5
  • Cleanliness: 5 /5
  • Hotel staff: 5 /5
  • Comfort: 5 /5
  • Location: 5 /5
  • Value: 4 /5

baseball cooperstown

Would recommend Sun, Jul 19, 2015
not enough time to enjoy the hotel and all the amenities.

| N/A Couples

5 /5

Overall score
  • Amenities: 5 /5
  • Cleanliness: 5 /5
  • Hotel staff: 5 /5
  • Comfort: 5 /5
  • Location: 5 /5
  • Value: 4 /5

Desmond at Christmas

Would recommend Tue, Dec 30, 2014
We always stay at the Desmond for Christmas. In particular, the members of the staff at great: warm and welcoming.

| N/A Family

5 /5

Overall score
  • Amenities: 4 /5
  • Cleanliness: 5 /5
  • Hotel staff: 5 /5
  • Comfort: 5 /5
  • Location: 4 /5
  • Value: 5 /5

good for business

Would recommend Fri, Nov 7, 2014
Clean nice little dated. WiFi was good for work. Food and bar were nice.

| Columbus ohio Business

4 /5

Overall score
  • Amenities: 3 /5
  • Cleanliness: 3 /5
  • Hotel staff: 4 /5
  • Comfort: 3 /5
  • Location: 4 /5
  • Value: 3 /5

Great Stay

Would recommend Mon, Nov 3, 2014
Peaceful, Pleasant & Warm People. Comfortable bed. Clean environment.

| nyc Friends

4 /5

Overall score
  • Amenities: 4 /5
  • Cleanliness: 4 /5
  • Hotel staff: 4 /5
  • Comfort: 4 /5
  • Location: 4 /5
  • Value: 4 /5

The leisure trip

Would recommend Thu, Oct 23, 2014
The hotel is an indoor english tudor style housing under one huge roof. You can enjoy 365 days inside of this hotel without any crazy weather. This hotel is a reminisced of english tudor.

| Holiday Inn Asheville - Biltmore West Singles

5 /5

Overall score
  • Amenities: 5 /5
  • Cleanliness: 5 /5
  • Hotel staff: 5 /5
  • Comfort: 4 /5
  • Location: 5 /5
  • Value: 4 /5

Something Different

Would recommend Mon, Oct 20, 2014
I stayed at this hotel as part of a wedding party. I enjoyed my experience and was pleasantly surprised by the uniqueness of the hotel. It's definitely not a "cookie cutter" hotel. I especially loved the indoor atriums that made you feel like you were outside with beautiful skylights. You could sit by the fountain and enjoy the little fish that would come to greet you. The rooms have a colonial feel to them which makes them a little dated but they are spacious and have everything you need. You can open the windows that look out to the atriums which is pretty awesome. For the price of this room I feel you get a great value.

| Brooklyn Singles

4 /5

Overall score
  • Amenities: 4 /5
  • Cleanliness: 3 /5
  • Hotel staff: 3 /5
  • Comfort: 3 /5
  • Location: 4 /5
  • Value: 4 /5

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Nearby points of interest

Times Union Center 5.8 mi

Hotel Policies

  • Check-in: 4:00 AM
  • Check-out: 12:00 PM

Terms and conditions

Rates quoted in currencies other than the hotel's base currency are subject to the rate of the international exchange. Rate may change throughout stay. Rate may reflect average nightly rate. Extra charges may apply. Incidental charges, such as room service, are not included in the rate.

The amenities and/or facilities may not be located at the hotel, but within a reasonable distance, and additional charges may apply for use.

$149
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Rate and special offer based on Check-in: Feb 19, 2016 Check-out: Feb 20, 2016