the desmond albany hotels

Voted 2019 “Best Local Hotel” among Albany Hotels

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Welcome to The Desmond Hotel Albany, consistently voted the best among Albany hotels.  We are an IHG (InterContinental Hotels Group) affiliate hotel conveniently located right off the Northway I-87 Exit 3, a 1/4 mile from the Albany International Airport, and adjacent to premier shopping and business locations on Wolf Road.  We are in close proximity to major business parks in Corporate Woods and British American, Albany Medical Center, all major universities, and various government offices in downtown Albany.  The Desmond is a family owned and operated property that has been providing superb accommodations, outstanding service and a unique guest experience since 1974.  As an IHG affiliate hotel, our guests are eligible to earn and redeem points in the world’s largest hotel loyalty program – IHG Rewards Club.

We are proud to have been voted “Best Local Hotel” 2019 among all Albany hotels – for the 12th consecutive year in the Times Union Best of the Capital Region awards.  In addition to this local honor, we have also received the Certificate of Excellence Award from TripAdvisor every year since 2011.

Our unique Albany hotel features 323 newly renovated guest room and suite options, including spiral staircase duplexes, suites with private entrances and patios, and ADA accessible rooms.  Our two indoor courtyards feature 30′ and 36′ high ceilings with large atrium skylights, koi pond with fountains, and guest room balconies that overlook year-round park like landscaping.  Exceptional dining is available in Simpson’s restaurant and in our bar The Tavern.  We invite you to experience The Desmond.

The Desmond Albany Hotels – Key Amenities

100% Non-Smoking • Free WiFi Access throughout the entire Hotel • Free Parking, 600+ Spaces • Free 24/7 Shuttle Service to the Albany International Airport • Indoor Heated Pool • 24 Hour Fitness Center • On-site Restaurant, Bar & Room Service • Flexible Meeting Spaces • Pet-Friendly


Please note: The hotel is currently undergoing renovations as we transition to becoming part of the IHG/Crowne Plaza family in 2020.  Renovations include guest rooms and suites, lobby, public areas, meeting space and restaurants. We are excited to be creating a new and improved experience for our guests, and appreciate your patience and understanding during this time.  Please note that the images and videos on this site may vary due to renovations and the uniqueness of our property.

*Beginning June 24 The Tavern will be open for indoor dining from 5PM – 9:30PM, Tuesday through Saturday in our indoor courtyard.  Simpson’s and the original Tavern bar area will remain closed for renovations.