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

Completely transformed and renovated, Crowne Plaza Albany – The Desmond Hotel has been reimagined for 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 September 6, 2021 all guests are required to wear face coverings indoors as per the New York HERO Act guidelines.  This applies to both vaccinated and unvaccinated guests.