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Crowne Plaza Albany - The Desmond Hotel

660 Albany Shaker Road, Albany, NY 12211

+1 518 869 8100

per night


based on 351 reviews


Value for money

Located in Albany, The Desmond Hotel Albany is a short drive from Albany Pine Bush Preserve and Hudson River Waterfront Walkway. It provides a fitness center, as well as free Wi-Fi, a free shuttle service and an indoor pool. The hotel offers luggage storage, an express check-in and check-out feature and a 24-hour reception. Honeymoon suites are on offer for those looking for some extra luxury. The Desmond Hotel Albany's rooms provide ironing facilities, plus all the essentials for a comfortable stay. They are also fitted with a hair dryer and cable/satellite channels. The hotel's in-house eatery is an ideal option for guests wishing to dine in. Alternatively, there is a large choice of international restaurants close by. The Desmond Hotel Albany is an ideal base to explore Empire State Plaza and University at Albany State University of New York. Ideally situated, the hotel is just a 5-minute car ride from Albany International Airport.

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Property safety measures

Heightened sanitation

Daily cleaning, increased availability of sanitation products.

Social distancing measures

Lobbies with safe social distancing.

Streamlined check-in and check-out.

Minimal contact with hotel personnel and other guests.

Available rooms at Crowne Plaza Albany - The Desmond Hotel

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  • Indoor pool
  • Fitness center
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Room service
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Tea/coffee maker
  • Coffee machine
  • Free parking
  • Business center

Health and safety

  • Daily housekeeping
  • Contactless check-in/check-out
  • Face masks for guests available
  • Physical distancing in dining areas
  • Physical distancing rules
  • CCTV in common areas
  • CCTV outside property
  • Hand sanitizer in guest accommodation and key areas
  • Screens or physical barriers placed between staff and guests in appropriate areas
  • Use of cleaning chemicals that are effective against coronavirus
  • 24-hour security
  • Guest accommodation is disinfected between stays
  • All plates, cutlery, glasses and other tableware have been sanitized
  • Delivered food is securely covered
  • Guests can opt-out of accommodation cleaning
  • Staff follow all safety protocols as directed by local authorities
  • First-aid kit


  • Wi-Fi available in all areas
  • Internet
  • Fire extinguisher
  • Free toiletries
  • Smoke alarms
  • Heating
  • Air-conditioned
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Linens
  • Towels
  • Shampoo
  • Body soap
  • Trash cans
  • Conditioner

Accessibility and suitability

  • Entire unit wheelchair accessible
  • No smoking
  • Lowered sink
  • Designated smoking area
  • Private entrance
  • Pets allowed on request. Charges may apply.
  • Roll-in shower
  • Increased accessibility
  • Elevator
  • Shower chair
  • Accessible by elevator
  • Adapted bath
  • Toilet with grab rails

Services and conveniences

  • ATM on-site
  • Business center
  • Wake-up service
  • Meeting/Banquet facilities
  • Room service
  • Key access
  • Key card access
  • Express check-out
  • 24hr front desk
  • Wedding services
  • Safety deposit box


  • Special diet menus (on request)
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Microwave
  • Tea/coffee maker
  • Refrigerator
  • Coffee machine
  • Vending machine (drinks)
  • Vending machine (snacks)
  • Dining table


  • Hairdryer
  • Private bathroom
  • Raised toilet
  • Shared toilet
  • Additional toilet
  • Toilet
  • Toilet paper
  • Walk-in shower


  • Window
  • Inner courtyard view
  • Newspapers
  • Storage available
  • Seating area
  • Bridal suite
  • Telephone
  • Carpeted


  • Socket near the bed
  • Sofa bed
  • Alarm clock
  • Clothes rack
  • Wardrobe or closet

Parking and transportation

  • Free airport shuttle
  • Free parking
  • Long-term parking (surcharge)
  • Shuttle service

Media and entertainment

  • Flat-screen TV
  • Cable or satellite TV
  • Radio
  • TV


  • Picnic area
  • Garden
  • Terrace/Patio
  • Beach towels


  • Ironing service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Laundry service
  • Iron and ironing board


  • Computer use available
  • Fax/photocopying
  • Laptop safe
  • Desk

Things to do

  • Gift shop
  • Golf
  • Pool table

Family friendly

  • Cribs available
  • Kids meals
  • Children's television networks


  • Fitness center


  • Indoor pool

Places of interest near Crowne Plaza Albany - The Desmond Hotel

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660 Albany Shaker Road, Albany, NY 12211


New York State Capitol5.6 mi
Empire State Plaza5.8 mi

Restaurants and Cafés

Mr. D's0.0 mi
The Tavern0.1 mi
Scrimshaw0.1 mi
Blu Stone Bistro0.1 mi

Traveler Reviews

GreatBased on 351 verified guest reviews

Pros +
  • Very friendly staff and funky unique hotel! (in 49 reviews)
  • Clean & comfortable rooms! (in 34 reviews)
  • This is normally a great hotel. (in 26 reviews)
Cons -
  • the room rug was filthy (in 26 reviews)
  • I have not complaints with the Desmond. (in 7 reviews)
  • The pool was VERY dirty! (in 6 reviews)

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Check in/Check out

Check in anytime after 4:00 PM, check out anytime before 12:00 PM


Cancellation/prepayment policies vary by room type and provider.

Frequently asked questions

  • Crowne Plaza Albany - The Desmond Hotel is typically below the average price of 3 star hotels in Albany. On average, you can expect to pay $169 per night in Albany. Crowne Plaza Albany - The Desmond Hotel typically costs $124 per night, which is $45 cheaper than the Albany average.

  • Drive distance from Albany Intl to Crowne Plaza Albany - The Desmond Hotel and vice versa is 1.4 mi and the overall drive time is about 4min. Driving time can vary based on the time of day and traffic.

  • If you intend on renting a car to travel from Albany Intl to the hotel, you will have peace of mind knowing that Crowne Plaza Albany - The Desmond Hotel offers parking on site. Car rentals in the area typically go for $21/day for a base model rental. Crowne Plaza Albany - The Desmond Hotel offers an airport shuttle to help transport hotel guests from Albany Intl and other area airports directly to the hotel. If you’re looking for a simple travel option from Albany Intl to Crowne Plaza Albany - The Desmond Hotel, consider calling a taxi or rideshare service to take you to the hotel as well as around the city during your visit.

  • Yes, dogs and pets are welcome at Crowne Plaza Albany - The Desmond Hotel.

  • There is a restaurant at Crowne Plaza Albany - The Desmond Hotel that can be used by visitors of the hotel. You can sit down or take food to go. Call the front desk at +1 518 869 8100 for kitchen hours. One of the easiest dining options for Albany guests staying in Crowne Plaza Albany - The Desmond Hotel is to get room service, which is available to all hotel guests.

  • Yes, Crowne Plaza Albany - The Desmond Hotel has a pool that customers can use. Typically, hotel pools have restrictions based on the time of day so be sure to speak to the front desk before using the pool.

  • The city center nearest to Crowne Plaza Albany - The Desmond Hotel is Albany, which is 6.0 mi away from the hotel’s front door. There, you can find Capital Repertory Theater, which is a popular sight in the area.

  • The best contact number for Crowne Plaza Albany - The Desmond Hotel is +1 518 869 8100.

  • Yes, Crowne Plaza Albany - The Desmond Hotel has Wi-Fi available to hotel guests.

  • There is a fitness center available to Crowne Plaza Albany - The Desmond Hotel guests.

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