Located within a mile (2 km) of Watervliet Shaker National Historic Site, The Desmond Hotel Albany is within 2 miles (3 km) of Albany County Hockey Facility. This 3.5-star hotel has 322 guestrooms and offers conveniences like 2 restaurants, an indoor pool, and free in-room WiFi. It's near the airport and also near Pruyn House and Colonie Center Mall.


Enjoy dining at one of 2 onsite restaurants including Simpson's, which specializes in American cuisine. Order from room service to satisfy your hunger without leaving your room, or make new friends over drinks at the bar/lounge. Start each morning with breakfast, served for a fee from 6:30 AM to 11 AM.


The 322 rooms are air-conditioned and have an array of amenities, including balconies, coffee makers, and free newspapers. 32-inch LCD TVs come with digital channels, and guests can stay connected with free WiFi and wired Internet. Bathrooms offer hair dryers and free toiletries. Phones, ironing boards, and desks are also standard.

Property features

Guests staying at The Desmond Hotel Albany enjoy an indoor pool, a fitness center, and a spa tub. You can take advantage of free parking, along with a free airport shuttle (available on request). Staff members are on hand to provide dry cleaning/laundry services, luggage storage, and a safe deposit box at the front desk. Additional amenities include free WiFi in public areas, 6 meeting rooms, and a conference center.


  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Free parking
  • Onsite dining
  • Free airport shuttle

Hotel Amenities

Hotel Amenities

In addition to an indoor pool, The Desmond Hotel Albany provides a spa tub and a fitness center. Dining is available at one of the hotel's 2 restaurants. A bar/lounge is on site where guests can unwind with a drink. High-speed wireless Internet access is complimentary.

Business-related amenities at this 3.5-star property consist of a 24-hour business center and meeting rooms. Event facilities measuring 28,000 square feet (3 square meters) include a conference center. This Colonial hotel also offers gift shops/newsstands, coffee/tea in a common area, and complimentary newspapers in the lobby. A roundtrip airport shuttle is complimentary to guests (available on request). Complimentary self parking is available on site.

The Desmond Hotel Albany is a smoke-free property.

  • Free airport transportation 
  • Total number of rooms - 322 
  • Number of floors - 4 
  • ATM/banking 
  • Bar/lounge 
  • Breakfast available (surcharge) 
  • Coffee/tea in common areas 
  • Free newspapers in lobby 
  • Conference space 
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service 
  • Elevator/lift 
  • Express check-in 
  • Express check-out 
  • Fireplace in lobby 
  • Fitness facilities 
  • Gift shops or newsstand 
  • Billiards or pool table 
  • Free WiFi 
  • Meeting rooms 6 
  • Luggage storage 
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk 
  • Free long-term parking 
  • Free self parking 
  • Conference center 
  • Conference space size (meters) - 3 
  • Number of meeting rooms - 6 
  • Year Built 1974 
  • Number of restaurants - 2 
  • 24-hour business center 
  • Conference space size (feet) - 28,000 
  • Smoke-free property 
  • Spa tub 
  • Indoor pool 
  • Wedding services 

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family Hotel  
  • Indoor pool  
  • Free Wi-Fi  
  • Rollaway/extra beds available  


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi , Free wired high-speed Internet

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi


Free long-term parking, Free self parking

Room Amenities

The Desmond Hotel Albany offers 322 air-conditioned accommodations with complimentary newspapers and coffee/tea makers. Rooms open to balconies. 32-inch LCD televisions come with premium digital channels. Bathrooms include bathtubs or showers, complimentary toiletries, and hair dryers.

Guests can surf the web using the complimentary wired and wireless high-speed Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include desks and phones. Housekeeping is provided daily.

  • Premium TV channels 
  • Balcony 
  • Air conditioning 
  • Free newspaper 
  • In-room climate control (air conditioning) 
  • Phone 
  • Coffee/tea maker 
  • Daily housekeeping 
  • Private bathroom 
  • Free toiletries 
  • Hair dryer 
  • Bathtub or shower 
  • Iron/ironing board 
  • Desk 
  • Rollaway/extra beds available 
  • Digital TV service 
  • Free WiFi 
  • Free wired high-speed Internet 
  • Room service (limited hours) 
  • LCD TV 
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available 

Where to Eat

Breakfast is available for a surcharge and served each morning between 6:30 AM and 11 AM.

Simpson's - This restaurant specializes in American cuisine and serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

The Tavern - This gastropub specializes in American cuisine and serves lunch and dinner. Happy hour is offered. Open daily.

Room service (during limited hours) is available.

Nearby Things to Do

An indoor pool and a spa tub are on site. Other recreational amenities include a fitness center.

  • Golfing nearby 


To make special requests for accessibility needs, please note them at check-out when you book your room.

  • Accessible bathroom 
  • In-room accessibility 
  • Roll-in shower 

Hotel Policies


Check-in time starts at 4 PM

Special check-in instructions:

Airport shuttle service is available on request during limited hours. Contact the property in advance to make arrangements.


Check-out time is noon

Payment types


  • Pets not allowed

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.

No cribs (infant beds) available


Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.
  • Breakfast fee: between USD 10.00 and USD 20.00 per person (approximately)
The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

Hotel Name

  • Desmond
  • Desmond Albany
  • Desmond Hotel
  • Desmond Hotel Albany
  • Hotel Desmond
  • The Desmond Hotel Conference Center

We should mention

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.

Food and Beverage Credit

Book a stay in a "$25 Food and Beverage Credit Included!" rate category and receive USD 25 food and beverage credit

Credit redemption details provided at check-in. Taxes and gratuity may not be included. No refunds for any unused portion of offer. Offer subject to availability. Offer is not valid with groups/conventions and may not be combined with other promotional offers. Other restrictions and blackout dates may apply.

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