The Desmond Hotel and Conference Center

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The Desmond Hotel and Conference Center

660 Albany Shaker Road

Albany, NY 12211

These driving instructions are very detailed, providing precise instruction on how to get to The Desmond from any direction.  Click on the link above for a Google map or directions from your origination point that you can send to your email address, cell phone or PDA, click on the link above.
Please note: Several online map services show The Desmond on the wrong side of Interstate 87 (The Adirondack Northway). The hotel is actually located just West of the overpass of the Northway on the South side of Albany Shaker Road (NY State Route 155). The Google Map above is correct.


If you encounter any difficulties as you make your way to The Desmond, please call us toll-free at 800-448-3500 and we will "talk you in."


Best wishes for a safe trip, we look forward to welcoming you!


Directions from the Albany International Airport:


Proceed straight out of the airport.  At the traffic light, make a left and follow signs for I-87 & I-90.  (You will be on Albany Shaker Road.) Proceed straight through two traffic lights.  At the third light, continue following signs towards I-87 & I-90.  The Desmond is set back from the road and resembles a Colonial village. The hotel will come up on your right, before the highway, exactly 8/10 of a mile from the third traffic light.


If you are arriving from the SOUTH or from the WEST:


Take the New York State Thruway to Exit 24.  After toll booths, take the Adirondack Northway (I-87) North to Exit 4 (Albany Airport exit). At the end of the ramp, go left on Wolf Road.  At next traffic light, go left on Albany-Shaker Road.  You will pass under the highway; do not get back on I-87 south. Rather, proceed straight through the intersection, and prepare to make a left turn.  The Desmond is the first building on your left, set back from the road. It resembles a Colonial village.


If you are arriving from the EAST:


Take the Mass Turnpike West to Exit B1. "I-90 Albany West".  Remain on I-90 West for 15-20 miles; you will see downtown Albany to your left about midway through the trek.  Stay on I-90 until you see signs for "Montreal North".  Exit I-90 and enter the Adirondack Northway heading NORTH toward Montreal. Exit at Exit 4 (Albany Airport exit). At bottom of ramp go left onto Wolf Road.  At next traffic light, go left onto Albany-Shaker Road.  You will pass under the highway; do not get back on I-87 south. Rather, proceed straight through the intersection, and prepare to make a left-hand turn.  The Desmond is the first building on your left, set back from the road. It resembles a Colonial village.

 

If you are arriving from the NORTH:


Take the Adirondack Northway (I-87) to Exit 4, "Albany Airport/Wolf Road". On ramp, bear to the right.  At end of ramp, there is a traffic light.  Go left onto Old Wolf Road.  At the next traffic light go right onto Albany-Shaker Road and take an immediate left into our parking lot.

The Desmond is set back from the road, and resembles a Colonial village.
The Desmond is pleased to offer free parking in front and behind the hotel entrance.


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