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"Staff and the dining were very good " More

By a verified traveler on Fri 29 Apr 2022

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Hotel Description

3.5-star hotel near Colonie Center Mall

In shopping district

Within 3 miles (5 km) of this Albany hotel, you'll find Colonie Center Mall and Siena College. Crossgates Mall and University at Albany are also within 6 miles (10 km).

Renovated in 2021

This hotel features a restaurant, an indoor pool, and a bar/lounge. Traveling on business? Take advantage of the 14 conference rooms, 24-hour business center, and free airport shuttle. Enjoy the 24-hour gym and perks like free self parking and free WiFi.

Standard Room, 1 King Bed

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max
$142* Per night/room Feb 2 - Feb 3

Standard Room

Bed Count 1 Twin Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Executive Suite, 1 King Bed

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Duplex, 1 King Bed (Suite)

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Standard Room, 2 Queen Beds

Bed Count 2 Queen Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Standard Room, 2 Queen Beds, Accessible (Mobil, Roll In Shower)

Bed Count 2 Queen Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Crowne Plaza Albany - The Desmond Hotel, an IHG Hotel ratings based on 26 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
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Room cleanliness 4.0 out of 5.0
Service & staff 4.5 out of 5.0
Room comfort 4.0 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 4.0 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for Crowne Plaza Albany - The Desmond Hotel, an IHG Hotel

Everyone (21) Family (4)
5 out of 5

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5 out of 5
Staff and the dining were very good

Posted by on Apr 29, 2022

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5 out of 5
Value for your money.

Posted by on Apr 11, 2022

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5 out of 5
Always clean and great service!

Posted by on Apr 4, 2022

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5 out of 5
Liked everything

Posted by on Mar 24, 2022

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5 out of 5

Posted by , from ESKO on Jan 10, 2022

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5 out of 5

Posted by , from Sharon Springs on Jan 2, 2022

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4 out of 5
A great place to relax recharge in comfort. The environment was pleasing.

Posted by on Oct 26, 2021

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4 out of 5
Nice and quiet surrounding. Restaurant is pricey. I didn’t have a direct line to the front desk to request for shuttle pickup, it took me longer. Shuttle bus driver was very nice as well as the check in lady.

Posted by on Sep 12, 2021

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4 out of 5

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About the Crowne Plaza Albany - The Desmond Hotel

Location 660 Albany Shaker Rd, Albany, NY 12211

Property Features

Crowne Plaza Albany - The Desmond Hotel, an IHG Hotel offers its guests an indoor pool and a 24-hour fitness center. There's a restaurant on site. You can enjoy a drink at the bar/lounge. A computer station is on site and WiFi is free in public spaces. You'll find a 24-hour business center on site. Event space at this hotel measures 23433 square feet (2177 square meters) and includes a conference center. The business-friendly Crowne Plaza Albany - The Desmond Hotel, an IHG Hotel also features coffee/tea in a common area, a fireplace in the lobby, and laundry facilities. A roundtrip airport shuttle is free (available 24 hours). Self parking is free. A complete renovation of Crowne Plaza Albany - The Desmond Hotel, an IHG Hotel was completed in January 2021. This 3.5-star Albany hotel is smoke free.

  • 322 guestrooms or units
  • 4 levels
  • 23433 sq ft of conference space
  • 2177 sq m of conference space
  • Built in 1974
  • Business center (24 hours)
  • Conference center
  • Breakfast available (surcharge)
  • Coffee in lobby
  • Dry cleaning
  • Self-service laundry
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Express check-in
  • Express check-out
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Wedding services available
  • Fireplace in lobby
  • ATM
  • Bellhop
  • Elevator
  • No smoking on site
  • Bar or lounge
  • Dining venue

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family property
  • Number of indoor pools - 1
  • Free WiFi
  • Laundry facilities
  • Free cribs/infant beds

Internet

Available in all rooms: Free WiFi , Wireless internet access

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking

Long-term parking (surcharge) , Free self parking

Transport

  • Train station: Albany International Airport Station (2.3 km / 1.4 mi)
  • Property shuttles: Free airport shuttle
  • Parking: Free self parking; extended parking available for a surcharge

Room Amenities

Crowne Plaza Albany - The Desmond Hotel, an IHG Hotel offers 322 accommodations with safes and coffee/tea makers. 32-inch LCD televisions come with premium digital channels. Bathrooms include bathtubs or showers, complimentary toiletries, and hair dryers. Guests can surf the web using the complimentary wireless Internet access (speed: 500+ Mbps (good for 6+ people or 10+ devices)). Business-friendly amenities include desks, desk chairs, and phones. Additionally, rooms include irons/ironing boards and blackout drapes/curtains. Housekeeping is provided daily.

  • LCD television
  • Digital channels
  • Premium channels
  • Coffee maker
  • Bathtub or shower
  • Cribs (free)
  • Rollaway beds (surcharge)
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Hair dryer
  • Safe
  • Toiletries (free)
  • Telephone
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Desk
  • Blackout drapes
  • Climate control (air conditioning)
  • Connecting rooms available
  • Wardrobe or closet
  • Desk chair

Food & Drink

For a fee, guests can enjoy cooked-to-order breakfast daily from 7:00 AM to noon.

Mr. D's - This restaurant specializes in American cuisine and serves breakfast, brunch, lunch, and dinner. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar. A children's menu is available. Happy hour is offered.

Nearby Activities

Recreational amenities at the hotel include an indoor pool and a 24-hour fitness center.

  • Golfing nearby

Accessibility

If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.

  • Wheelchair-accessible on-site restaurant
  • Visual alarms in hallways
  • Handrails in stairways
  • Wheelchairs available on site
  • Well-lit path to entrance
  • Stair-free path to entrance
  • Wheelchair accessible (may have limitations)
  • Pool hoist on site
  • Wheelchair accessible path of travel
  • Accessible bathroom (in select rooms)
  • Roll-in shower (in select rooms)
  • Wheelchair-accessible public washroom
  • Wheelchair accessible parking
  • In-room accessibility (in select rooms)
  • Assistive listening devices available
  • Wheelchair-accessible van parking
  • Braille or raised signage
  • Wheelchair-accessible path to elevator
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk
  • Wheelchair-accessible pool
  • Wheelchair-accessible fitness center
  • Wheelchair-accessible meeting spaces/business center

Hotel Policies

Check-in

  • Check-in time ends at anytime
  • Check-in time starts at 4:00 PM
  • Minimum check-in age is: 18

Special check-in instructions:

This property offers transfers from the airport. Guests must contact the property with arrival details before travel, using the contact information on the booking confirmation. Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Guests booked in breakfast included rate plans receive breakfast for up to 2 adults who are sharing a guestroom. Breakfast fees apply for additional guests.

Crowne Plaza Albany - The Desmond Hotel, an IHG Hotel offers transfers from the airport. Please contact the property at the number on the booking confirmation with your arrival details prior to travel. Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Check-out

  • Check-out by noon

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are available for USD 10.0 per night.
  • Free cribs (infant beds)!

Pet Policy

  • Pets: USD 75 per accommodation, per stay, plus a deposit of USD 100 per stay
  • Only dogs and cats are allowed
  • Maximum 1 per room (weight limit: 40 lbs per pet)
  • Pets cannot be left unattended
  • Certain rooms only, restrictions apply
  • You can request a pet-friendly room by reaching out to the property at the number on the booking confirmation
  • Service animals are exempt from fees

Policies

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit may be 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

Guests must contact this property in advance to reserve onsite parking

Safety features at this property include a smoke detector

Be prepared: check the latest COVID-19 travel requirements and measures in place for this destination before you travel.

Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property; the policies listed are provided by the property

Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A cash deposit, credit card, or debit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification may be required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges.

This property is managed by a professional host. The provision of housing is linked to their trade, business, or profession. Guests must contact this property in advance to reserve onsite parking. This property accepts Visa, Mastercard, American Express, Discover, and Diners Club. Cash is not accepted. For guests' safety, the property includes a smoke detector in each accommodation. This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place. Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F. Guests are provided with hand sanitizer and cashless payment methods are available for all transactions. Contactless check-in and contactless check-out are available. Enhanced food service safety measures are in place. This property affirms that it follows the cleaning and disinfection practices of Clean Promise (IHG).

  • Staff temperature checks are not conducted regularly
  • Temperature checks are not available to guests
  • Bed sheets and towels are washed at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F
  • Pets cannot be left unattended
  • Commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant
  • Property confirms they are implementing guest safety measures
  • Contactless check-out is available
  • Pets allowed in specific rooms only
  • Debit cards not accepted
  • Property does not follow sanitization practices of any association
  • Staffed front desk
  • LGBTQ friendly
  • Smoke detector
  • Service animals are allowed
  • Service animals are exempt from fees/restrictions
  • Property does not offer onsite COVID-19 testing
  • Property does not require health documentation at check-in
  • Guest accommodation is not sealed after cleaning
  • Electrostatic spray is not used for disinfection
  • Cashless transactions are available
  • Masks are not compulsory at the property
  • Contactless food service / room service is not available
  • Reservation is not required for facilities onsite
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Staff does not wear personal protective equipment
  • Mobile key entry is not available
  • Food service has been amended for enhanced safety
  • Protective clothing is not available to guests
  • No shield between guests and staff in main contact areas
  • Guests are provided with free hand sanitizer
  • Social distancing measures are not in place
  • Contactless check-in is available
  • Property follows a brand or regulatory agency's sanitization guidelines Clean Promise (IHG)
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Individually-wrapped food options are not available
  • No gap period between guest stays

Fees

Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Breakfast fee: between USD 8 and USD 13 for adults, USD 5 and USD 12 for children (approximately)
  • Uncovered extended parking fee: USD 15 per day
  • Pet deposit: USD 100 per stay
  • Pet fee: USD 75 per accommodation, per stay
  • Service animals are exempt from fees
  • Early check-in is available for a fee (subject to availability)
  • Late check-out is available for a fee (subject to availability)
  • Rollaway bed fee: USD 10.0 per night

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

Hotel Names

  • Desmond
  • Desmond Albany
  • Desmond Hotel
  • Desmond Hotel Albany
  • Hotel Desmond
  • The Desmond Hotel Conference Center
  • The Desmond Hotel Albany
  • Crowne Plaza Albany The Desmond Hotel
  • Crowne Plaza Albany The Desmond Hotel an IHG Hotel
  • Crowne Plaza Albany - The Desmond Hotel, an IHG Hotel Hotel
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You should know

  • Pool access available from 7:00 AM to 9:00 PM.
  • Registered guests are the only ones allowed to be in guestrooms.
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property at the number on your booking confirmation.
  • Pets are welcome in certain rooms only; other restrictions apply (please see the Fees section for related charges). To make arrangements for your pet, contact the property directly at the number on your booking confirmation.
  • This property welcomes guests of all sexual orientations and gender identities (LGBTQ friendly).
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*Price based on the lowest price found within past 24 hours and based upon one night stay for two adults over the next thirty days. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.