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Get an overview of this hotelFamily-friendly hotel with 2 restaurants and free airport shuttle


This family-friendly Albany hotel is located near the airport, within 2 mi (3 km) of Watervliet Shaker National Historic Site, Pruyn House, and Albany County Hockey Facility. Hoffman's Playland and Colonie Center Mall are also within 3 mi (5 km).

Hotel Features

Along with 2 restaurants, this smoke-free hotel has an indoor pool and a fitness center. Free WiFi in public areas, free self parking, and a free airport shuttle are also provided. Additionally, a bar/lounge, a spa tub, and a 24-hour business center are onsite.

Room Amenities

All 322 rooms feature modern comforts like LCD TVs with digital channels, plus free WiFi and free wired Internet. Other amenities available to guests include balconies, room service, and coffee makers.

Hotel Amenities

Hotel Amenities

In addition to an indoor pool, The Desmond Hotel and Conference Center provides a spa tub and a fitness center. Dining is available at one of the hotel's 2 restaurants. A bar/lounge is on site where guests can unwind with a drink. High-speed wireless Internet access is complimentary.

This 3.5-star property offers access to a 24-hour business center and meeting rooms. Event facilities measuring 28,000 square feet (3 square meters) include a conference center and conference space. This Colonial hotel also offers gift shops/newsstands, coffee/tea in the lobby, and complimentary newspapers in the lobby. A roundtrip airport shuttle is complimentary to guests (available 24 hours). Complimentary self parking is available on site.

The Desmond Hotel and Conference Center is a smoke-free property.

  • 24-hour business center 
  • Free airport transportation 
  • ATM/banking 
  • Bar/lounge 
  • Billiards or pool table 
  • Breakfast available (surcharge) 
  • Coffee/tea in lobby 
  • Free newspapers in lobby 
  • Conference center 
  • Conference space 
  • Conference space size (feet) - 28,000 
  • Conference space size (meters) - 3 
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service 
  • Elevator/lift 
  • Express check-in 
  • Express check-out 
  • Fireplace in lobby 
  • Fitness facilities 
  • Free self parking 
  • Free WiFi 
  • Gift shops or newsstand 
  • Indoor pool 
  • Luggage storage 
  • Meeting rooms 6 
  • Number of floors - 4 
  • Number of meeting rooms - 15 
  • Number of restaurants - 2 
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk 
  • Smoke-free property 
  • Spa tub 
  • Total number of rooms - 322 
  • Wedding services 
  • Year Built 1974 
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Family Friendly Amenities

  • Free Wi-Fi  
  • Indoor pool  
  • Rollaway/extra beds available  

Room Amenities

  • Air conditioning 
  • Balcony 
  • Bathtub or shower 
  • Climate control 
  • Coffee/tea maker 
  • Free newspaper 
  • Free toiletries 
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available 
  • Daily housekeeping 
  • Desk 
  • Digital TV service 
  • Free WiFi 
  • Free wired high-speed Internet 
  • Hair dryer 
  • Iron/ironing board 
  • LCD TV 
  • Phone 
  • Premium TV channels 
  • Private bathroom 
  • Rollaway/extra beds available 
  • Room service (limited hours) 
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Where to Eat

Breakfast is available for a surcharge and served each morning between 6:30 AM and 11 AM.

Simpson's - This restaurant specializes in American cuisine and serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

The Tavern - This gastropub specializes in American cuisine and serves lunch and dinner. Happy hour is offered. Open daily.

Room service (during limited hours) is available.

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Nearby Things to Do

An indoor pool and a spa tub are on site. Other recreational amenities include a fitness center.


To make requests for specific accessibility needs, complete the “Special or Accessibility Requests" section of “Trip Preferences" when you book your hotel.

Hotel Policies


Check-in time starts at 4 PM


Check-out time is noon

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are available.

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on hotel policy.

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.

No cribs (infant beds) available

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Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.
  • Breakfast fee: between USD 10.00 and USD 20.00 per person (approximately)
The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

We should mention

The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation.

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