newly renovated lobby

Introducing the new Desmond Hotel, a 47 year landmark 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 half 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 New York State 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.

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/handicap 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.  Modern American dining is available in our all new Mr. D’s Restaurant & Lounge.  We invite you to experience The Desmond.


The Desmond Albany Hotel – Key Amenities

Free 24-hour Shuttle Service to the Albany International Airport • Indoor Heated Pool • 24-hour Fitness Center • On-site Restaurant & Bar • Room Service • Pet-Friendly • 100% Non-Smoking • Free high speed WiFi • Free Parking, 600+ Spaces 


Please note: The hotel is currently undergoing renovations as we transition to becoming part of the IHG/Crowne Plaza family in 2021.  Renovations currently include guest rooms and suites, hallways, elevators and certain public areas. We are excited to be creating a new and improved experience for our guests, and appreciate your patience and understanding during this time.