A Unique Guest Room Experience

The Desmond is the top hotel in Albany, having earned “Best Local Hotel” 2019 for the 12th consecutive year in the Times Union Capital Region Best of Awards, and the Certificate of Excellence from TripAdvisor.  The Desmond is also proud to be an eco-friendly hotel, having received the TripAdvisor GreenLeaders Silver level for our green practices.

As of January 15, 2018 we are a member of the IHG (InterContinental Hotel Groups) family.  As an IHG affiliate hotel, our guests are eligible to earn and redeem points with us as members of the IHG Rewards Club loyalty program; to join the program or sign-in to your account please click here.

Guest Room Amenities

Our guest rooms all include daily housekeeping service, individual guest room temperature controls, complimentary high speed WiFi, a large writing desk, digital HD TV(s), hairdryer, clock radio with mp3 player capability, iron and ironing board, luggage bench, luxurious bath toiletries, a coffee maker with a complimentary selection of coffee and tea, and plush bedding with triple sheeting.

Amenities available upon request are: connecting rooms, cribs, terry bathrobes*, down pillows, cot/rollaways, wake up calls, refrigerators*, and microwaves*.  Requested amenities are based on availability, room type, and may include a daily fee; please see our FAQ-Hotel Policies page for more information.

*These items are automatically included in our Executive, Duplex and Presidential Suites.

ADA Accessible Rooms & Devices

The Desmond offers several ADA compliant guest rooms with single queen, single king or double queen beds.  Each ADA compliant room is wheelchair accessible with visual smoke detectors and features bathroom grab bars, raised toilets, and roll-in showers with fold down seating; shower stools are also available upon request.  For hearing impaired guests, ADA compliant guest room kits are available upon request with telephone signaler, door knock notification, and TTY phone service.  ADA compliant rooms and devices are based on availability.

Located Near the Albany Airport (ALB)

If you are looking for a hotel near the Albany Airport, go no further!  Located less than a mile from the Albany International Airport, our 322 rooms are designed with comfort and convenience in mind – providing a place to relax or to catch up on work.  If you are flying out of the Albany Airport, consider booking our popular Stay, Park & Fly package that includes complimentary parking for up to two weeks and use of our on-demand shuttle service 24/7.

King Guest Rooms


Double Queen Guest Rooms


Junior Suites

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Executive Suites

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Duplex Suites

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Presidential Suite

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