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Plaza Workspace
Mr. D's Restaurant & Lounge
Unique Indoor Courtyards
Duplex Suites
Meetings & Events
Plaza Workspace
Our new Plaza Workspace is an adaptive work environment for you and your team to collaborate in. Working solo? Cozy up in a Pod. Small group? Gather everyone in a Nook. Need to meet with your team for an hour? Book the Studio. All spaces include free Wi-Fi and plenty of outlets for your devices. Group spaces feature flat screen TVs for presenting.
Mr. D's Restaurant & Lounge
Enjoy the all new Mr. D's Restaurant & Lounge with seasonal fireplace, comfortable seating and convenient wireless charging built into the bar. Our American menu pairs classics with modern twists, and the full bar serves local beers on tap. In the warmer months relax outdoors on our seasonal patio.
Unique Indoor Courtyards
Our two indoor courtyards are a guest favorite with 30′ and 36′ high ceilings featuring brick walkways, large atrium skylights, koi pond, and guest room balconies that overlook year-round landscaping. The perfect venue to host your next trade show or meeting, or to celebrate a wedding, gala or any social occasion.
Duplex Suites
Our unique newly renovated Duplex Suites are two-levels with optional spiral staircases. The first floor features a large sitting room, wet bar and half bath. Upstairs is the king bedroom and full bath with dual sinks. Each suite includes a second private entrance with optional fenced patio, perfect to relax and recharge outdoors.
Meetings & Events
Choose to hold your Albany meeting, tradeshow, or event in our newly renovated 24,000 sq ft of flexible event space including 11 meeting rooms, three ballrooms and two large indoor courtyards. With award-winning staff and service, plus the latest in technology, your next event will be a sure success.

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Early Check-In Available

Late Check Out Available

Minimum Check-In Age: 18

Internet | WiFi


  • Standard tier wireless internet (WiFi) access included with stay at most Crowne Plaza hotels and resorts around the world.
  • WiFi available in public areas and guest rooms, excluding meeting rooms, at participating hotels.
  • WiFi bandwidth and speed may vary by hotel.


Accessible Rooms


Accessible Parking On-site

Wheelchair Available

Service animals are allowed

IHG Green Engage™ system

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Located half a mile from the Albany International Airport, adjacent to the busy Wolf Road business district where I-87 and I-90 meet, the newly renovated Crowne Plaza Albany - The Desmond Hotel has a prime address at 660 Albany Shaker Road and is minutes from attractions like the Colonie Center Mall, Times Union Center and downtown Albany New York State government offices. Our spaces can accommodate your next business meeting or special event with our 24,000 square feet of flexible indoor event space, including 11 meeting rooms, 3 ballrooms and our unique indoor courtyards. Relax in 323 guest rooms, including spiral staircase suites and courtyard view balconies. With a 24-hour fitness center, indoor pool and on-site restaurant we have plenty of options for you to relax and recharge. Complimentary shuttle service to the Albany Airport, and within a 3 mile radius of the hotel, is available for your convenience. Unwind and experience a hotel that delivers modern hospitality with technology-enabled solutions.

Fitness & Wellness

On-Site Fitness Centre Details

12:00 am-12:00 am
  • Elliptical Machines
  • Free Weights
  • Rower
  • Stair Stepper
  • Stationary Bicycle
  • Treadmill

Indoor Pool

  • Indoor Pool Available
  • Hours: 7:00 am to 9:00 pm


Mr. D's

  • Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Dessert
  • Hours:  7:00 am-11:30 am
    4:30 pm-11:00 pm
  • Phone:  1-518-8698100

Mr. D's

  • Hours:  5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  • Phone:  1-518-8698100



Meeting Rooms


Largest Room Capacity

23433 sq ft

Total Area of Meeting Space

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6 Features You'll Love

Sleep Advantage®

Sleep Advantage® Programme

Premium bedding, Quiet Zones and Guaranteed Wake Up Calls make for a better night’s sleep.
Power Everywhere

Completely Connected

Convenient access to power when and where you need it, keeping you connected and productive.
Fast & Fresh Food

Fast & Fresh

Freshly prepared meal options that are ready quickly to keep you energised and focused.
WiFi Included

WiFi Included

Complimentary wireless internet access included with stay at most Crowne Plaza hotels and resorts around the world.
Quiet Zone

Quiet Zone

Dedicated Quiet Zone rooms where outside noise and distractions are kept to a minimum.
Fitness & Wellness

Fitness & Wellness

Fitness facilities and wellness options to help you stay active and energised—all on your schedule.

FAQs for Crowne Plaza Albany - The Desmond Hotel

  • Crowne Plaza Albany - The Desmond Hotel offers free shuttle service from Albany International Airport. Outside baggage claim area.

  • Crowne Plaza Albany - The Desmond Hotel is 0.5 mi from Albany International Airport.

  • Complimentary parking is available at Crowne Plaza Albany - The Desmond Hotel for hotel guests.

  • Yes, when you book your stay at Crowne Plaza Albany - The Desmond Hotel direct with IHG, choose one of our flexible rates which include the flexibility to change or cancel your reservation at no charge. For full details, refer to our Travel Advisory details.

  • Crowne Plaza Albany - The Desmond Hotel has 1 restaurant. Mr. D's.

  • Yes, Crowne Plaza Albany - The Desmond Hotel offers a local area shuttle. Check our Area Transportation page for more details.

  • Check-in at Crowne Plaza Albany - The Desmond Hotel is from 4pm, and check-out time is 12pm. Contact the hotel directly for options available for early check-in or late check-out.

  • Yes, Crowne Plaza Albany - The Desmond Hotel has an indoor pool.

  • Yes, there is an onsite fitness center at Crowne Plaza Albany - The Desmond Hotel.

  • Yes, the Crowne Plaza Albany - The Desmond Hotel offers free WiFi!

  • Pets are welcome at Crowne Plaza Albany - The Desmond Hotel. There is a pet deposit per stay of 100 USD. Our Pet Policy: Service animals and small pets under 40 lbs are allowed. Limit one pet per room. 100 deposit and 75 service apply per our Pet Agreement. Pets cannot be left unattended and are not allowed in our courtyard or restaurant. Additional fees may apply..