Best and the Worst A review of The Desmond Albany
The hotel certainly has a special charm that few can match. Over the years, I have spent many weekends attending classes for SUNY at the Desmond, and have come away either completely satisfied or throughly disappointed.
Weddings definitely interfere with those in need of peace and quiet....very noisy. I suggest that you always ask for a room away from the courtyard when you check in. And if possible, for those weekend lovers, stay over Sunday night instead of Fri. or Sat. After the crowds leave on Sunday morning, the place becomes so peaceful and quiet.
On the downside, Some of the rooms could use new carpeting, and working bathroom fixtures. The indoor pool by the sauna can use a refurbishing.....not always the cleanest. On the other hand, the restaurants are excellent, adequate parking, and the bar is hopping.
All in all, most of my experiences, almost 20 in all were quite favorable......and I do recommend the Desmond with a few reservations.