The Morgan State House
What To Know
- Rooms are split between the main house and an out building; the main house is where breakfast is served, but the out building has an elevator which is a distinct advantage
- There are plenty of museums, shops and restaurants within walking distance
- The inn has paid parking if finding a spot on State Street is too hard
- Free WiFi is hit or miss
- Free WiFi
- Parking On Site
Located in Albany, The Morgan State House is minutes from Washington Park and Washington Avenue Armory Sports and Convention Arena. This romantic bed & breakfast is close to The Egg and New York State Museum.
Make yourself at home in one of the 16 air-conditioned rooms featuring flat-screen televisions. Complimentary wireless Internet access keeps you connected, and satellite programming is available for your entertainment. Private bathrooms have complimentary toiletries and hair dryers. Conveniences include phones, as well as desks and irons/ironing boards.
Spa, Wellness & Premium Amenities
Take in the views from a garden and make use of amenities such as complimentary wireless Internet access and concierge services.
Food & Drink
A complimentary continental breakfast is served daily from 7 AM to 10:30 AM.
Business & Travel Amenities
Featured amenities include a business center, complimentary newspapers in the lobby, and luggage storage. Planning an event in Albany? This bed & breakfast has facilities measuring 240 square feet (22 square meters), including a meeting room. Self parking (subject to charges) is available onsite.
How to Get There
Once we arrived, we wished we were staying more than one night. It's a quiet neighborhood that is close to downtown. We would definately book this again if we were back in the area. The only disadvantage was the parking and we were fore-warned to get there early. Good thing we did, there was only two spaces left.
I stayed at the Morgan State House Inn last week for one night. Check in was smooth and easy, and we instantly felt comfortable and impressed by the inviting entryway, bright kitchen with snacks and beverages available, and friendly service. If you check out their website, you can see pictures of each room and book exactly the room you'd like. We stayed in 3B, facing the courtyard, which got excellent natural light, had a nice big bathroom with a big tub and shower, comfy leather chairs, very comfortable bed, and huge windows.
The place felt vintage and historic, but not old or run down. Only complaint (that, to me, isn't worth taking off a star) is that early-ish in the morning (sometime before our 11 AM checkout) someone was vacuuming right above our bed and the noise woke us up. Overall I would absolutely stay again and would highly recommend this to anyone who doesn't like the staleness and lack of personality of most hotels. I'll definitely remember and cherish my visit here, and it's definitely worth the walk up!
I have stayed at the Morgan State House numerous times as I prefer it to chain hotels and the cost is sometimes a lot cheaper. It is NOT a B & B and I am perfectly fine with that as the kitchen is fully stocked and you can help yourself at all hours of the day and night. There is not an elevator so be prepared to shlep your bags up several flights of stairs, again not an issue for me. And the parking in the designated lot around the block is not super convenient but there IS secure parking so it's not horrible. What does concern me though, on my last two visits I have noticed that the House's grandeur is fading and upkeep is needed to preserve its uniqueness. The beautiful hardwood floors on the first floor and the staircase are a disaster and need refinishing before they get to a point of no return. I happily noticed some of the furniture was replaced as it needed it. The fourth floor studio is super cool, a bit of a hike up all the stairs, and the bathroom set-up is a little bizarre but it works. Please, please don't let the house fall apart as it is a gem and unlike any other place to stay in Albany! And I have always only stayed in the main house, which you can reserve your room choice on their website so I don't get the complaints about staying in the annex?!
This hotel is very classic and part of the Albany Historical District. When you enter, you will feel like you are staying in someone's house. The main building - at 393 State Street - is very beautiful and homely. Breakfast is served here and there are always cookies to take throughout the day/food in the fridge which you can pick up.
We were given a room in their other property which is just two houses down, in a building. Our room was nice - it had its own mini-kitchenette which was very convenient. The room was big enough for us and had all necessary amenities. The bathroom was small, but it was fine.
The old house - where the breakfast is served - does not have elevators. The other building has an elevator and our room was on the 7th floor.
Housekeeping takes care of everything in the kitchenette, which is great. Breakfast served in the main house was strictly okay - basic options kept out and you could help yourself accordingly.
They do not have a 24 hour reception concept, so you have to be careful of that. They give you keys to enter, but for check-in you need to make sure you are there in time. In case you need anything after 7 pm, there is no one there, but there is a number to contact them on always. All the staff we interacted with were super nice and friendly. They gave us a list of restaurants along with discounts at various places. It was all well organised and very personal.
Would highly recommend this guest house for a stay in Albany. It was walking distance to where we needed to be, so the location worked for us.
We had a lovely weekend at the Morgan State House. Our room was large and comfortable with beautiful bay windows in the sitting area and a fireplace. A continental breakfast was available each morning and the kitchen was available at any time. The house is located across from Washington Park and our room had a lovely view of the park. Walking distance to restaurants and museums and we enjoyed just walking in the park. The WiFi was free but somewhat problematic which just meant we didn’t use it as much as we might have otherwise.