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Weddings
Enjoy a Winter Wonderland in Upstate New York
Take a Tour of our Newly Renovated Hotel!
New Air Purification System Provides Peace of Mind
Mr. D's Restaurant & Lounge
Weddings
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Fall in LOVE all over again..at The Desmond. Host your dream wedding in the unique atmosphere of our newly renovated three ballrooms and our two beautiful indoor courtyards. Whether it is an intimate event for 30, or a reception for 200, our award-winning staff and service will help you to create a custom event that reflects you as a couple.
Enjoy a Winter Wonderland in Upstate New York
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The Crowne Plaza Albany is surrounded by many popular winter activities for the whole family including downhill skiing and snowboarding, cross country skiing, and snow tubing. Explore all of the Capital Region's seasonal fun and winter events. Conveniently located between the Adirondacks and the Catskills on I-90 for the perfect winter road trip.
Take a Tour of our Newly Renovated Hotel!
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Step inside the newly renovated Crowne Plaza Albany - The Desmond Hotel and experience the transformation of our landmark Albany hotel. Reimagined for a new era, comfortable and chic public areas now meet fabulous guest rooms with updated amenities. Relax and recharge in our new 24-hour Fitness Center, indoor heated pool and onsite restaurant.
New Air Purification System Provides Peace of Mind
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Crowne Plaza Albany now features the industry-leading Air Scrubber air purification system with ActivePure Technology which destroys over 99% of all surface and airborne contaminants and purifies the air. Located in our lobby, courtyards, restaurant, and meeting spaces, this system provides peace of mind and a healthy environment for our guests.
Mr. D's Restaurant & Lounge
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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.

Guest Reviews

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Check In/Check Out

4PM12PM

Early Check-In Available

Late Check Out Available

Minimum Check-In Age: 18

Internet | WiFi

INCLUDED

  • 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, including meeting rooms, at participating hotels.
  • WiFi bandwidth and speed may vary by hotel.

Parking

Accessible Rooms

12

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.
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Fitness & Wellness

On-Site Fitness Center 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

Dining

Mr. D's

  • Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Dessert
  • Hours:  7:00 AM-11:00 PM
  • Phone:  1-518-8698100

Mr. D's

  • Hours:  4:30 PM - 11:00 PM
  • Phone:  1-518-8698100

Meetings

14

Meeting Rooms

900

Largest Room Capacity

23433 sq ft

Total Area of Meeting Space

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6 Features You'll Love

Sleep Advantage®

Sleep Advantage®

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

Power Everywhere

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

Fast & Fresh Food

Freshly prepared meal options that are ready quickly to keep you energized 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 energized—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..