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660 Albany Shaker Road, Albany, NY 12211, United States of America – Show map
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Golf Course (within 2 miles), Pool Table, Fitness Center, Hot Tub, Indoor Pool (all year)
Food & Drink
Restaurant, Bar, Breakfast in the Room, Restaurant with Dining Menu, Special Diet Meals (upon request)
WiFi is available in all areas and is free of charge.
Free public parking is available on site (reservation is not needed).
Room Service, Vending Machine (drinks), Vending Machine (snacks), Shuttle Service (free), Airport Shuttle (free), 24-Hour Front Desk, Express Check-in/Check-out, Baggage Storage, ATM on site, Laundry, Dry Cleaning, Ironing Service, Daily Housekeeping, Meeting/Banquet Facilities, Business Center, Fax/Photocopying, Souvenir/Gift Shop, Honeymoon Suite
Newspapers, Safe, Shops (on site), Convenience Store (on site), Non-smoking Rooms, Facilities for Disabled Guests, Elevator, Heating, All Spaces Non-Smoking (public and private)
From 4:00 PM
Until 12:00 PM
Children and Extra Beds
All children are welcome.
One child or adult is charged USD 20 per person per night in an extra bed.
The maximum number of extra beds/cribs in a room is 1.
Any type of extra bed or crib is upon request and needs to be confirmed by management.
Additional fees are not calculated automatically in the total cost and will have to be paid for separately during your stay.
Pets are not allowed.
When booking for more than 14 people, different policies and additional supplements may apply.
Cards accepted at this property
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Guests are required to show a photo ID and credit card upon check-in. Please note that all Special Requests are subject to availability and additional charges may apply.
Based on 224 reviews
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Next to the State University of New York, this hotel in Albany, New York features convenient amenities such as airport shuttle service and an on-site restaurant.
Score from 693 reviews Good
This New York hotel provides free shuttle service to and from Albany International Airport and local restaurants. The hotel features an indoor pool, on-site fitness center, and rooms with free Wi-Fi.
Score from 156 reviews Good
This Schenectady hotel is within a 15-minute walk from Union College. The hotel features an indoor pool, gym, business center and rooms with free Wi-Fi.
Score from 15 reviews Excellent
This Albany hotel features 2 pools, a restaurant and free shuttles to the airport, train and bus stations. The hotel is only 5 minutes from downtown Albany and Washington Park.
Score from 233 reviews Review score
Pillows were not comfortable.
Free parking and shuttle service make a good deal better.
Didn't stay long enough to notice
Beautiful hotel and excellent dinner.
There was someone with the TV on most of the night.
Completely enjoyed the stay. Will stay there each time we are in Albany. Park and fly a great idea.
Everything was ready and clean
Glass ceilings to illuminate natural light during the day and street lights that created an interesting atmosphere at night. Natural fireplace near front lobby, pool tables, Tavern and good restaurant. It's location is close to stores.
Water and ice issues beyond the hotel's control
it was quiet beds were comfy room was clean
had to walk very far (otherside of building) to get ice easy to miss entrance food in restaurants was more expensive than I was expecting
We left ,
Hostess at check in was miserable,,after we waited for her to come out from the back was very hot and some kind of noisy event they should have warned us about checked in at 9:00 left at 12:00
Service and cleanliness
No air conditioning and uncomfortable beds Carpeting in rooms dirty
We very much liked the location and the overall facilities.
Carpets and appointments are dirty and worn. Whole facility need redecorated and updated. Items are too old to really get clean.
The beds were comfortable
The pool and hot tub were really small. There were many kids there doing cannonballs off the side even when asked not to. The elevator is small and old and a bit scary. Everywhere you went there was an event going on. Going to sleep was hard because of the noise. It was a bit confusing to maneuver around the area. Overall it was ok but not great
very good restaurants
too far fm downtown
It was very clean, the water in the shower was very hot and there was great water pressure. It wa quiet and the in house restaurant was reasonably priced with a good variety of choices.
When I booked I called and was told the shuttle would take me where I needed to go and when I arrived I was told no it was to far, adding 60$ cab fair to my budget unexpectedly.
A hotel with lots of character
The ease of getting around the hotel everything was conveniently located.
Check in time could be a bit earlier.
For years I made the Desmond part of the Christmas gift I gave to my children. Comfortable, elegant, love the atrium......you always let us check in early so it really felt like a true mini vacation.....even tho we could only stay one night..the kids swam and swam and swam....it was awesome !!
What I didnt like.....hummm, if anything, I would have wished that ya'll had more " sweetheart" deals. I used to bring my kids then. As a single Mom with 2 Special Needs children...it was a terriffic blessing to me. Paw folks like to live it up too ya know! :)
Great location off the freeway. Country like setting. Excellent stay. Our room was large and very comfortable. A good value for the area.
No negative comments.
3 Restaurants and nice hotel layout
The hotel is huge and we were in the back so we kept going to the front with our car because one of the people in our party had some health issues so she wasn't able to walk distances
Hotel itself, room and grounds were clean.
My stay was to attend a wedding reception which was being held in the Desmond. When requesting an early check in 5 days prior, I was told that I would have to call back on Saturday morning - the day of the wedding and reception. Considering that my wife and I were driving 3 hours, I found this quite annoying. I attempted to request the same 2 days later and was told the same thing - call back Saturday after 7 AM. When I did call Saturday AM - I was told no problem. The food at the reception was poor - fair at best. First time I ever attended a wedding reception and received an ice cold steak.
Location Large Bathroom Comfort of the bed
At times the old smell
Great staff, friendly and helpful. Both restaurants and tavern are tops. Great location.
Some might say it is time for another makeover ... a few worn threads seen here and there