660 Albany Shaker Rd., Albany, NY 12211 United States (USA)
View Map Reservations: 1-800-230-4134
3.5 Star Airport Hotel in Albany County
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Very Good
4.0/ 5

Based on 612 guest reviews

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  • With an indoor pool!
  • Airport shuttle available
  • Avg. Group Discount of 18.6%!
  • Fitness center on property
  • 323 sleeping rooms in hotel
  • Check out: 12:00 PM
  • Group booking rating of 10.0/10
  • 20 meeting rooms in property

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Room Types

Check Rates Deluxe Guest Room 2 Queen Bed or 1 King Bed
Check Rates Queen Room with 2 Queen Beds All Rooms Are Free WiFi Throughout Hotel and Free Parking
Check Rates Queen Room with 2 Queen Beds All Rooms Are Free WiFi Throughout Hotel and Free Parking Corporate Rat
Check Rates Standard Room 1 King Bed
Check Rates Standard Room 1 King Bed $25 Food and Beverage Included
Check Rates Standard Room 1 King Bed Park and Fly (Maximum 14 Days Of Parking)
Check Rates Standard Room 2 Queen Beds
Check Rates Standard Room 2 Queen Beds $25 Food and Beverage Credit Included
Check Rates Standard Room 2 Queen Beds Park and Fly (Maximum 14 Days Of Parking)
Check Rates Suite 2 Level Patio 1 and Half Bath Spiral Stairs King Canopy
Check Rates Suite King Canopy Bed Living Room Microwave Refrigerator 1 and Half Baths
Check Rates Suite with King Canopy Sitting Room Writing Desk Complimentary Hspd Internet
Check Rates Superior King Room All Rooms Are Free WiFi Throughout Hotel and Free Parking
Check Rates Superior King Room All Rooms Are Free WiFi Throughout Hotel and Free Parking Corporate Rate

Local Attractions

Albany Berkshire Ballet, Albany Center Galleries, Albany City Hall, Albany College of Pharmacy, Albany Institute History and Art, Albany International Airport (ALB), Albany Medical Center South, Albany Medical College, Albany Pine Bush Preserve, Albany Visitors Center, Albany-Rensselaer Amtrak, Alfred E. Smith State Office Building, Bellevue Womens Hospital, Bleecker Stadium, Capital District Psych Center, Capital of NY, Times Union Center, Saratoga, Racetrack, NYS Museum, College of St. Rose, Siena College, University of Albany, Colonie Center Mall, Corning Tower, Cultural Education Center, Governer Nelson A. Rockefeller Empire State Plaza, Henry Hudson Planetarium, Historic Cherry Hill, Hudson River Walkway, Irish American Heritage Museum, Junior Museum, Memorial Hospital Schl Nursing, New York State Capitol Building, New York State Executive Mansion, New York State Museum, New York State Museum Cultural, Rensselaer County H

Customer Reviews of Desmond Hotel & Conference Center

4.0 out of 5. Based on 612 guest reviews , Very Good

Property Description

The Desmond is one of the premier Albany hotels. The Desmond Albany Hotel is located at the entrance of the Albany International Airport (ALB) and minutes from downtown Albany. The Desmond offers colonial charm and contemporary comfort combined with a business friendly environment. The Desmond is an award-wining, luxury hotel complete with a 2010 AAA Four Diamond-rated restaurant, Scrimshaw. The Desmond also offers for more casual dining, Simpson's Grille and The Tavern, an English style pub for lighter fare. The Albany hotel amenities include 323 guest rooms and suites, complimentary Wi-Fi internet access, free parking and airport shuttle service, a newly renovated fitness center, two indoor pools, 24 hour business center and two beautifully landscaped all-season atriums. The Albany conference center offers 12 unique meeting spaces and over 20,000-square-feet of flexible function space, amphitheater and IACC-certified conference center. Our professional staff is prepared to make your experience memorable. We invite you to be our guest. A one-of-kind hotel awaits you, at The Desmond Albany Hotel.

Details / Other Expenses

Check In: 4:00 PM
Check Out: 12:00 PM
Year of Last Renovation: 2010
Floors: 4
Rooms: 323
Corridors: All Rooms Have Interior Hallways
Non Smoking Rooms: 323
Handicap Rooms:
Suites: 16
Room Windows: Windows Do Open
Cleaning Frequency: Daily
Meeting Rooms: 20 View Spaces
Meeting Space: 20000 sq. feet
Banquet Space: Holds 540 people
Dist. to Food/Bars: On-site
Dist. to 24hr Restaurant: 0.5 Mi
Dist. to Nearest Gym: On-site
Lounge/Bar Hours: 11:30AM - Midnight (Fri & Sat 11:30AM - 1AM)
Policies / Expenses
Nightly Parking: free
Typical Group Deposit: 10%
Total Taxes: 14.00%
Total Misc Fees: $0.00 USD
(mandatory resort fees/taxes)
State Tax: 8.00%
Occupancy Tax: 6.00%
Food and Beverage Tax: 8.00%
Audio Visual Tax: 8.00%
Meeting Wired Internet Fee: 175.00 Per Day
Food and Beverage Service Charge: 20.00%
Audio Visual Service Charge: 20.00%
Chef Attendant Fees: 95.00 Per Function (Per Station)
Avg. Continental Breakfast Cost: 11.95 Per Person
Avg. Plated Breakfast Cost: 13.50 Per Person
Avg. Buffet Breakfast Cost: 16.95 Per Person
Avg. Plated Lunch Cost: 17.95 Per Person
Avg. Buffet Lunch Cost: 22.95 Per Person
Avg. Boxed Lunch Cost: 18.95 Per Person
Avg. Plated Dinner Cost: 24.95 Per Person
Avg. Buffet Dinner Cost: 31.95 Per Person
Morning Break Cost: 5.25 Per Person
Afternoon Break Cost: 9.95 Per Person
Banquet Gallon of Coffee: 55.00 Per Person
Banquet Soda: 2.95 Per Item
Banquet Bottled Water: 2.95 Per Item

Amenities / Features

Pet Friendly? Sorry, pets are not allowed.

  • Air conditioning
  • Airport Shuttle
  • Alarm clock
  • ATM
  • Baggage storage facilities
  • Breakfast in room
  • Central location
  • Complimentary newspaper
  • Conference facilities
  • Credit card accepted: Mastercard/Visa
  • Credit card accepted: American Express
  • Credit card accepted: Discover
  • Credit card accepted: Diners Club
  • Dinner available
  • Electronic key card
  • Elevator
  • Express Check-Out
  • Facilities for the disabled
  • Fax available
  • Fitness and health center
  • Games room
  • Hairdryer available
  • Handicap accessible
  • Central heating
  • Ice Maker
  • Internet - wireless
  • Internet - ethernet
  • Internet is Complimentary
  • Ironing facilities
  • Jacuzzi
  • Licensed bar
  • Movies in room
  • Microwave in room
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • 24 hours opened
  • Office or business center
  • Office in room available
  • Private bathroom in room
  • Quiet location
  • Radio in room
  • Restaurant
  • Safe in rooms
  • Self controlled heating/cooling system
  • Shop
  • Shower
  • Solarium
  • Swimming pool - indoor
  • Tea and coffee making facilities
  • Telephone
  • Telephone in all rooms
  • Television
  • TV - Free Cable
  • TV - Free HBO
  • Video Games in Room
  • Voicemail

Airport & Shuttle Information

1/4 mile from Albany International Airport (ALB) Complimentary Airport shuttle

Local Shuttle Info: We offer a 24 Hour Complimentary Shuttle to and from the Albany International Airport which runs on demand.

Airport Shuttle? Yes! There is an airport shuttle.
Previously known as:
The Desmond Hotel, The Desmond Hotel & Conference Center

Group vs. Individual Rates at Desmond Hotel & Conference Center

Rate fluctuations of Desmond Hotel & Conference Center

The chart above shows trends of prices for both group quotes and the best individual traveler prices our rate checker could find at the time the group bid was entered. The lowest group or meeting displayed is 33.6% in the month of January 2016 and the highest average individual rate is $180 in the month of April 2016. This chart will show past seasonality and also project future months. If you are flexible with dates, you may want to consider staying at Desmond Hotel & Conference Center in a month when rates are lower.

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Meeting Rooms and Banquet Rooms at Desmond Hotel & Conference Center

Below are the meeting, banquet, conference and event spaces at Desmond Hotel & Conference Center.

Feel free to use the Desmond Hotel & Conference Center meeting space capacities chart below to help in your event planning. Hotel Planner specializes in Albany event planning for sleeping rooms and meeting space for corporate events, weddings, parties, conventions, negotiated rates and trade shows.

Meeting Room Name L x W x H
Banquet Space Layout
Crescent Tables Layout
Classroom Meeting Layout
Hollow Square Table Layout
U Shape Meeting Layout
Boardroom Meeting Space
Convention Booth Layout
Theater Layout
Reception Desk for Meeting
Registration Desk for Meeting
Fort Orange Ballroom 82 x 42 x 11 3444 287/287 -- 210 100 90 -- 22/17 382 344 344
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Fort Orange Ballroom

Room Type:
Total Size:
3444 Sq. Feet
82 x 42 x 11 Ft.
Floor Level:
Ground Level
Natural Light?:
Built In Screens?
Built In Stage?
Built In A/V?
Amenities Available
  • Coffee/Tea Setup
  • Food/Beverage
  • Projection Equip.
  • WIFI Internet
  • Podium
  • LAN Internet
  • Microphone
  • Teleconferencing
  • White Board
  • Video Conference
  • Flip Chart
  • Air Conditioning
  • Computer Rentals
  • Simultaneous Interpretation
  • Sound System
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