Introducing the new Crowne Plaza Albany – The Desmond Hotel, a 47 year landmark among Albany hotels

Completely transformed to meet the needs of today’s travelers, the newly renovated Crowne Plaza Albany – The Desmond Hotel is beginning a new era of hospitality.  Conveniently located off the Northway I-87 Exit 3, half a mile from the Albany International Airport and next door to the busy Wolf Road business district, the hotel is minutes from major attractions like Colonie Center Mall, Times Union Center and downtown Albany New York State government offices.

Relax in 323 guest rooms, including spiral staircase suites and courtyard view balconies, and collaborate in adaptive spaces that seamlessly transition from work to play within our Plaza Workspace.  With a 24-hour fitness center, indoor pool and on-site restaurant we have plenty of options for you to recharge. Complimentary 24-hour shuttle service to the Albany Airport, and within a 3 mile radius of the hotel, is available for your convenience.  Our spaces can accommodate your next business meeting or special event with 24,000 square feet of flexible indoor event space including 11 meeting rooms, 3 ballrooms and our unique indoor courtyards with 30′ and 36′ high ceilings with large atrium skylights. 

We are proud to be a family owned and operated property that has been providing upscale accommodations, outstanding service and a unique guest experience since 1974.  Unwind and experience a unique Albany hotel that delivers modern hospitality with technology-enabled solutions.


Crowne Plaza Albany – The Desmond Hotel – Key Amenities

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


*As of June 23, 2021 fully vaccinated guests are no longer required to wear face coverings or practice physical distancing inside or outside IHG hotels in the US, as per the American Hotel & Lodging Association guidelines released on June 21, 2021.  Unvaccinated guests should continue to wear face coverings and practice physical distancing at all times throughout IHG hotels.