Voted 2017 “Best Local Hotel” among Albany Hotels

Welcome to The Desmond Hotel Albany, voted the best in Albany hotels.  We are conveniently located at the entrance of the Albany International Airport, minutes from downtown Albany and adjacent to premier shopping on Wolf Road.  The Desmond is an independent, family owned and operated property that has been providing superb accommodations, outstanding service and a unique guest experience for over 40 years.

We are proud to have been voted “Best Local Hotel” 2017 among Albany hotels – for the 10th consecutive year by Times Union readers.  The Desmond has also received the 2017 Bestie award for “Best Hotel in the Capital Region” from Capital Region Living Magazine, and “Best Hotel” 2017 in The Troy Record Readers Choice awards.  In addition to these local awards, we have also received the Certificate of Excellence Award from TripAdvisor for 7 consecutive years since 2011.

Our unique Albany hotel accommodations feature 322 non-smoking guest room and suite options, including king size four-poster beds and spiral staircase duplexes.  We combine rich Americana design and charm with modern amenities for the seasoned traveler.

Modeled after a colonial village square, our two indoor courtyards feature mock storefronts, a koi pond, beautiful fountains, and guest room balconies that overlook year-round landscaping.  Exceptional dining is available in Simpson’s restaurant and in our English pub The Tavern.


The Desmond Albany Hotel – Key Amenities

All Indoor Areas are Non-Smoking • Hotel-wide Free WiFi Access • Free Parking • Free 24/7 Shuttle Service to the Albany International Airport • Indoor Heated Pool • Fitness Center • On-site Restaurant and Pub • Flexible Meeting Space


Unique, versatile facilities plus our award-winning food and personal service, make us the perfect venue to choose among Albany hotels for an overnight stay or for your next event.  Discover old world charm combined with modern amenities.

We invite you to experience The Desmond.