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Hotel Description

At The Desmond Hotel Albany you'll be 3.2 km (2 mi) from Colonie Center Mall and 4.6 km (2.8 mi) from Siena College. Highlights at this Colonial hotel include in-room free WiFi, free high-speed Internet and LCD TVs.

Digital TV, coffee/tea makers and free newspapers are featured in all 322 rooms. Additionally, room service, safes and hairdryers are available.

The restaurant, Simpson's, serves American cuisine and is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. The Tavern is the hotel's own gastropub, serving drinks along with lunch and dinner. Enjoy the indoor swimming pool and fitness centre. 28,000 square feet (3 square metres) of event facilities include conference centres, and other business amenities include a 24-hour business centre. Additionally, you'll find free WiFi in public areas, coffee/tea in a common area and laundry facilities. Each morning full breakfast is served between 6:30 AM and 11 AM. There's also free self parking, along with the convenience of a free airport shuttle.

Attractions within a 10-minute drive of this 3.5-star Albany hotel include University at Albany SUNY and Crossgates Mall.

Room, 2 Queen Beds, Accessible, Non Smoking (Mobility, Roll-In Shower)

Bed Count 2 Queen Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max
AU$136* Per night/room 24 Nov. - 25 Nov.

Room, 1 King Bed, Accessible, Non Smoking (Mobility, Roll-In Shower)

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Room, 1 Queen Bed, Accessible, Non Smoking (Roll-In Shower)

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Standard Room

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Room, 1 King Bed, Non Smoking (Leisure)

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Executive Suite, 1 King Bed, Non Smoking

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

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About the The Desmond Hotel Albany

Location 660 Albany Shaker Rd, Albany, NY 12211

Renovations + Closures

The property will be renovating from 24 October 2019 until 01 November 2020 (completion date subject to change). The following areas are affected:

  • Business centre
  • Hallway
  • Meeting facilities
  • Parking area
  • Selected guestrooms

Renovation work will only be conducted during working hours. Every effort will be made to minimise noise and disturbance.

Property Features

The Desmond Hotel Albany offers its guests an indoor pool and a fitness centre. There's a restaurant on site. You can enjoy a drink at the bar/lounge. WiFi is free in public spaces. There's an onsite 24-hour business centre. Event space at this hotel measures 28,000 square feet (3 square metres) and includes conference centres. A terrace, gift shops/news stands, and a garden are also featured at the business-friendly The Desmond Hotel Albany. A roundtrip airport shuttle is free (available 24 hours). Free self parking is available. This 3.5-star Albany hotel is smoke free.

  • 322 guestrooms or units
  • 4 levels
  • 28,000 sq ft of conference space
  • 3 sq. m of conference space
  • Built in 1974
  • Dining venue
  • Bar or lounge
  • Business centre (24 hours)
  • Conference centre
  • Breakfast available (surcharge)
  • Coffee in lobby
  • Dry cleaning
  • Self-service laundry
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Express check-in
  • Express check-out
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Front desk safe
  • Wedding services available
  • Pool or billiards table
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Outdoor picnic space
  • Gift shop
  • Newspapers in lobby (free)
  • Fireplace in lobby
  • ATM
  • Lift
  • No smoking on site

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family property
  • Indoor pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Laundry facilities
  • Free cribs/infant beds

Internet

Available in all rooms: Free WiFi , Free wired Internet

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking

Long-term parking (surcharge) , Free self parking

Transport

  • Airport: Albany, NY (ALB-Albany Intl.) (2.3 km / 1.4 mi)
  • Property shuttles: Free airport shuttle
  • Parking: Free self parking; extended parking available for a surcharge

Room Amenities

The Desmond Hotel Albany offers 322 forms of air-conditioned accommodation with a safe and free newspapers. 32-inch LCD televisions come with premium digital channels. Bathrooms include a bath and shower, complimentary toiletries and a hairdryer. Guests can surf the web using complimentary wired and wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include desks and telephones. Additionally, rooms include coffee/tea makers and an iron/ironing board. Housekeeping is provided on a daily basis.

  • In-room dining (limited hours)
  • LCD television
  • Digital channels
  • Premium channels
  • Coffee maker
  • Bathtub or shower
  • Cribs (free)
  • Rollaway beds (surcharge)
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Newspapers (free)
  • Hairdryer
  • Safe
  • Toiletries (free)
  • Telephone
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Desk
  • Climate control
  • Ensuite bathroom
  • Connecting rooms available

Food & Drink

For a fee, guests can enjoy a full breakfast daily from 6:30 AM to 11 AM.

Simpson's – This restaurant specialises in American cuisine and serves breakfast, lunch and dinner.

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

Room service (during limited hours) is available.

Hotel Policies

Check-in

  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Special check-in instructions:

24-hour airport shuttle service is available upon request. Fees may apply. Contact the property in advance to make arrangements.

Airport transport is offered on request 24 hours a day. Fees may apply. Please make arrangements in advance by contacting the property.

Check-out

  • Check-out by noon

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are available for USD 10.0 per night.
  • Free cribs (infant beds)!

Pets

  • Pets: USD 75 per accommodation, per stay, plus a deposit of USD 100 per stay
  • Only dogs and cats are allowed
  • Maximum 1 per room (weight limit: 40 lb)
  • Certain rooms only, restrictions apply
  • You can request a pet-friendly room by reaching out to the property at the number on the booking confirmation

Policies

Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A cash deposit, credit card or debit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification are required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges.

  • Only service animals are allowed
  • Service animals exempt from fees/restrictions
  • Debit cards not accepted
  • 24-hour check-in

Fees

Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Breakfast fee: between USD 10.00 and USD 20.00 per person (approximately)
  • Extended parking fee: USD 10 per day
  • Pet deposit: USD 100 per stay
  • Pet fee: USD 75 per accommodation, per stay
  • Rollaway bed fee: USD 10.0 per night

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

Hotel Names

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  • Hotel Desmond
  • The Desmond Hotel Conference Center
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You should know

  • The Desmond Hotel Albany offers transfers from the airport. Please contact the property at the number on the booking confirmation with your arrival details prior to travel.
  • Registered guests are the only ones allowed to be in guestrooms.
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property at the number on your booking confirmation.
  • Pets are welcome in certain rooms only; other restrictions apply (please see the Fees section for related charges). To make arrangements for your pet, contact the property directly at the number on your booking confirmation.
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