Voted “Best Hotel” Eight Consecutive Years among Hotels in Albany, NY

Celebrating Over 40 Years as Albany’s Premier Hotel and Conference Center

As Albany’s premier hotel, The Desmond is an independent, family owned and operated property that is proud to celebrate over 40 years of providing superb accommodations, outstanding service and a one-of-a-kind experience. Modeled after Colonial Williamsburg by John K. Desmond in 1974, The Desmond offers colonial comfort steeped in rich Americana and modern amenities for the business traveler.

Deluxe accommodations await with 322 guest rooms and suite options featuring luxurious king size four-poster beds which are reproductions of a model owned by George Washington, double queen beds, executive suites, junior suites and spiral staircase duplexes. The hotel offers truly exceptional dining choices ranging from the sophisticated Simpson’s Grille, our English pub The Tavern, and private dining at Scrimshaw.

Modeled after a colonial village square, our two indoor courtyards feature mock storefronts, brick pathways, a koi pond, beautiful fountains, and balconies that overlook our year-round landscaping. Together with our elegant ballrooms, these indoor courtyards provide a gorgeous and unique backdrop for weddings and galas. Versatile facilities, award-winning food, and personal service make the hotel an exceptional venue for meetings and conferences.

Conveniently located at the entrance of the Albany International Airport (ALB), adjacent to Albany’s premier shopping on Wolf Road and minutes from downtown Albany – our hotel offers more than just a room – but rather a retreat from the everyday.

We invite you to experience The Desmond.