Half of the "bed and breakfast" experience is the breakfast, and this one was disappointingly minimal. No hot food; no homemade goodies at all. All prepackaged carbs, except for cold hard boiled eggs. For one night totaling over $200, this was a very poor value. My adult daughter and I have stayed in many B&Bs all over the country, and it's the lamest effort we've ever seen, not even as good as a cheap hotel chain breakfast bar. On the other hand, the hosts were friendly and helpful, the common areas attractive, and the room was clean and comfortable, though plain. Good location, and parking wasn't too much of a hassle.
We spent 1 night in Room 2 Park, a smartly and well-furnished, bright, spacious room overlooking the park with Queen bed, seating area and very modern bathroom with a double vanity unit. The inn was just a short walk from restaurants, the State House, and downtown. A continental, self- serve breakfast was available in the morning. We would certainly stay here again if returning to Albany.
I stayed for a week with my sister in this unique historic old home turned Inn. My first impression in entering was the gorgeous original woodwork that was polished with not a spot of dust anywhere. Upstairs in my room I found the same attention to detail in the sparkling clean bathroom. The cozy bed and pillows were as dreamy as they looked. In the morning, my sister with the bad back declared her bed perfect as I did mine. At breakfast we found muffins, bagels, breads, and hard-boiled eggs. Plus cereals, with lots of fruit - bananas, apples oranges. The refrigerator was stocked with yogurts and bottled water. Each morning there was a specialty tart, like broccoli cheese or asparagus ham. Throughout our stay we could access the snacks in the kitchen, and we particularly enjoyed coming back in the afternoon to have a cup of tea and a slice of homemade banana bread. Some mornings we met other guests from other countries, other states, young and old; and all were happy which meant to me that they were enjoying their stay as well. A technical conference was in town and a few of the participants stayed here instead of the 'big' hotel. The colleagues could meet and talk at various seating areas including the oasis of a garden in back. Of course, behind this gem of an Inn are the proprietors who are friendly and do everything above and beyond to accommodate guests. It was obvious that they really care about their guests.…
We stayed in the main house, which was absolutely beautiful. It's across the street from Washington Park, which we strolled one morning. It's also walking distance to the State House (we took a tour), The Egg, the Corning Building (we went to the observation deck), and the State Museum.
Beautiful historic mansion turned inn. It was well maintained and had all the necessary amenities for a comfortable stay. Washington Park directly across the street offered beautiful views. Be sure to inquire about available parking in the secured lot behind the inn. Otherwise you will be left trying to find on street parking spots which were few and far between during our stay.
We totally agree with the recent reviews praising the qualities of the Morgan State House. It must be the best place to stay in Albany. The old house is very special, the immediate neighbourhood of Washington Park and its architecture is amazing and all the facilities of Albany, including many good restaurants, are a short walk away. Quality of the service second to none; breakfasts great; lovely garden at the back. Highly recommended.
I stayed in the historic house... (the life long home of Alice Morgan Wright - look her up!). This place should be studied for How To Do It Right. The kitchen is stocked with coffee/tea/bakery snacks, etc... and I was encouraged to help myself. I was even shown where to find the dishes. Hello? I felt like a welcome and appreciated guest from the moment I walked in. I enjoyed breakfast on the patio... after years of covid and hotels calling granola bars breakfast, it was AMAZING to be offered a mushroom tart, fresh fruit, yogurt, bagels,muffins... YEAH!!! Happy Hour was a retrun to the patio with a bottle of wine and some cheese (that I provided for myself... don't want to send expectations too high!). Hotels - even the pricey ones - feel very formulaic; b&b's can be great... or not so much depending on the crowd. The Morgan State House has figured out how to be personal... without being overly so and has a historic home with incredible original detail to share with their guests. (I loved the door knobs!). Only downer... there is no elevator. But Alice lived in to her 90's and her art studio was on the 4th floor... so I am guessing those steps must be good for you!…
Elderly well cared for mansion adjacent to Washington Park Comfortable well equipped rooms and plenty of sitting space inside but particularly outside in the well kept yard. The house is the star and is worth staying for that reason alone but take the parking option if it’s available when you book to give access to a secured parking lot behind the house. Otherwise it’s street parking, with a lot of difficult to interpret restrictions!
The perfect B&B for your stay in Albany. The historic house is located downtown in front of beautiful Washington Park. We were greeted warmly by the owner. Our room was spacious and very comfortable. Beautiful garden in the back to relax, have a drink or to eat breakfast.
We stayed here for just one night while passing through Albany. The owner greeted us warmly, invited us to spend time in the main house even though our room was in the comfortable condos a couple doors down, and gave us great tips about what was nearby. He also invited us to get snacks from the kitchen and make ourselves at home. The main house is absolutely beautiful and so tastefully decorated and preserved. The neighborhood is pleasant and within walking distance of many good restaurants, with an excellent park across the street. Our room in the condos was also beautiful and comfortable, with soft, fluffy bedding, a kitchenette, robe, and hot chocolate and popcorn stocked in the room. The next morning we awoke to find our rental car had been towed from the park. The owner had told us we would be fine parking there as it was a weekend, but unbeknownst to all of us there was a fun run going on that Sunday. When the owner found out what happened, he gave us a ride to the tow yard and paid the towing bill! His hospitality and service was exemplary and we are so grateful. Although Albany was just a stopover for us, we loved our time there in this guesthouse and also enjoyed visiting the beautiful statehouse, excellent state museum, and walking in the park across the street. We hope to return.…
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