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“Classic New York Townhouse”
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Morgan State House
Ranked #1 of 6 Albany B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Hartford, CT
Level 6 Contributor
105 reviews
28 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
“Classic New York Townhouse”
Reviewed October 11, 2013

The wonderful atmosphere of State St. itself is the perfect setting for this classic B&B Townhouse. Located opposite Washington Park, you might well be back in the 19th century if all the parked cars magically disappeared. The raised ground floor features rich wood paneling, chandeliers, and fireplaces, along with a modern kitchen/ dining area in the back. Rooms are beautifully and comfortably furnished. The largest room on the top floor was once Alice Wright's studio, and features skylights, brick walls and two levels. A large tub takes pride of place in a corner overlooking the main space. Very appealing!
Location is great: quite near the State Capitol, and next to Lark St. which has come into its own with many small cafes, restaurants and bars. In some ways, the look and feel of this area remind one of Montreal; and perhaps what life was like in New York City along old 5th and Park Aves back in the Gilded Age.
Great place to stay and very friendly and helpful staff.

Room Tip: The top two rooms are excellent. In general, rooms with a view on State St. are the most interesting...
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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
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Goodyear, Arizona
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Reviewed October 8, 2013 via mobile

Great location, a few blocks from Capitol building. We stayed in the annex, a couple buildings to the west, which had an elevator. Lovely, large room with small den.
Very comfortable bed; soft, soft sheets of top quality - unlike most hotel sheets. Nice view of the city from our window.
Good continental breakfast with many choices. Helpful & gracious staff.

  • Stayed October 2013
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed October 3, 2013

For our honeymoon we had a busy schedule, first visiting the Big Apple for a few days being a complete tourist sightseeing and all, followed by a few days in a cabin in the woods with nothing near within a 45 minute drive and many long hikes, and closed with a couple of days at the Morgan State House to completely relax and chill before a long flight back to Europe.

We had booked the Artist Room at the top. Our jobs dropped when we first entered the room. Breathtakingly beautiful, the pictures online don't do it enough justice! Not to mention the super huge bed, divine soft blankets, snuggly pillow fort, rain shower and 2 person bathtub. It was the best possible and fitting end of our honeymoon for sure. Crazy enough, we spent most of our time chilling in the comfy chairs, watching cartoons on television, but it was in style! =)

Staff was incredibly attentive and helpful. Breakfast was similarly great and relaxed, being able to sniff around the kitchen to find and take whatever you wished for, including the biggest muffins I've ever seen and delicious cookies.

Now home, we are still talking about the amazing room. Certainly will come back again if we find ourselves in Albany. Absolutely recommended.

Room Tip: Room in winter with the wood burner on should be incredibly romantic.
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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
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New York City, New York
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Reviewed September 26, 2013

I so enjoyed the stay at the Morgan State House. After a grueling day of meetings, it felt wonderful to kick back in a place that felt like home. It is in walking distance to many restaurants and bars and the people are very kind and accommodating. I would recommend it to anyone visiting the capital city on business or for pleasure.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled on business
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Hereford, England
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Reviewed September 25, 2013

From the first minute here, you know you're with friends. Everything is natural and easygoing. The rooms are big and very well equipped. Wonderful bed. The breakfast is in a homely communal kitchen with one big table, so you can chat easily with other guests. The area is historic and within easy reach of the rest of Albany.

Room Tip: The annexe at number 399 is just as good as the main house.
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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled on business
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Brooklyn, New York
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Reviewed September 24, 2013

The Morgan State House is a beautiful house. Excellent furnishings inside with an amazing back patio make staying here a joy! The staff is very charming and accommodating. I encourage anyone traveling to Albany to enjoy their amenities.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with friends
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Plattsburgh, New York, United States
2 reviews
Reviewed September 19, 2013

This place is just simply amazing. If you are looking for a place that is quaint and quiet with a lot of character than this is the place to stay. The bed is extremely comfortable. I would stay here again anytime. If you are looking for a normal hotel atmosphere than this not the place. Everyone needs to realize that this is an old mansion turned into a bed and breakfast hence why I chose it. The staff was very friendly and helpful. I plan on staying there for every visit I take to Albany which is a few times a year.

It is also walking distance to many great restaurants.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
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Additional Information about Morgan State House

Property: Morgan State House
Address: 393 State St, Albany, NY 12210-1201
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Location: United States > New York > Albany
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 6 B&Bs / Inns in Albany
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Morgan State House 3.5*
Number of rooms: 12
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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