Stayed over one Saturday night. As a header, the B&B does have beautiful woodwork through out and a reflection of the by gone era of luxury and style.
The room, 4B, was a very large room overlooking the garden. Their were two large windows as well as 3 tilted windows/skylights over the main part of the room. The bathroom also had its own large skylight. The shower and bathtub were seperated with the bathtub part of the main room. We did not get a chance to use the bathtub although it looked comfortable for two adults to share.
There was only an inside lock (deadbolt) to the room, and no way to lock the doors when you leave, such as when you visit the city, so you are unable to leave much in the room, without some remote fear of theft, although the attendant did say they never had a theft problem before.
The room offered a gas fireplace, well more like a gas radiant stove rather then a true fireplace. In either case, the fireplace was non-operational. However being the fact the room stayed a chilly 62 degrees the whole day/night, regardless of what the thermostat was set at, possibly the main heat in the building was not turned on yet. It was a dissapointment and seemed as maybe a way to save on utility costs, although the temperature deserved heat.
Many of the lights did not work in the room (desk, shower or outside track lighting). The lighting on the two nightstands, the back light, remaining bathroom lights and chandlier did work though without incident and did provide sufficient lighting.
A call to the "Operator" to address the fireplace and lights was left unanswered with just an answering machine available.
The next morning, breakfast that was served, however it was Continental only, such a dissappointment. We decided to checkout a little early (10:00 - normal time is 11:00) and drive to another local hotel known for quality dining for a warm, cooked to order brunch. Considering this is a bed and breakfast, you would think more then Continental would have been offered.
Otherwise, the ambience was very pleasing, the bed was to die for and the location was very desirable for the local scene. This place does receive its fair share of visitors, and I can only hope that this place has just recently stumbled and is not a reflection of it's overall decline.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Morgan State House is an elegantly restored 19th century building with no elevator. It is located in the Washington Park Historic District and is close to many of Albany’s downtown attractions. Suites at the Historic Inn and apartments at the Washington Park State House have seating areas, work desks, and cable TV. All suites and some of the apartments are equipped with free wireless. The apartments have kitchenettes or full kitchens, as well as elevators. Breakfast is included at The Morgan State House every morning. We are a non-smoking inn and are unable to accommodate children under 16. Laundry service and dry cleaning are some of the many amenities the hotel provides. The New York State Capital, a National Historic Landmark, is one mile from the Morgan State House. Albany International Airport is a 20 minute drive away. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Morgan State House Hotel Albany
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