Stayed at the Morgan State House while in town for the Glimmerglass festival in nearby Cooperstown in August 2014. If you're not in Albany for something state government related, and want a hotel with a bit of character, the pickings are pretty slim. The Morgan State House is the solution--a beautifully restored historic townhouse across the street from Washington Park that offers a great selection of spacious, one of a kind rooms. This review is for the main house, mind you--we did not go in the "Washington Park" space which is a different building and should probably be considered separately.
Two additional points: This is not your typical "B&B" setup with a sit-down breakfast--the feel, as others have pointed out, is much more like a casual stay at a friend's spectacular home where you get the run of the place. If you dread all the baggage that goes along with B&Bs, this is the spot for you. Also, there is more ambient noise than in a concrete, hermetically sealed Hilton--it is an old house and the owner has thankfully used a light touch in renovating it so that the extraordinary original details are still there.
All in all a fantastic choice if you love historic properties and want somewhere truly unique to stay in the Albany area.More
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