The State House is a retro hotel that is in a neighborhood that is experiencing an urban renewal. As I arrived I drove through a densley populated urban core to arrive at the hotel, the neighborhood was more run down than I had expected from reviews that I read on the Trip Advisor. I did not feel threatened while I was a guest walking the neighborhood, but the area is a little more run down than was advertised.
My second problem occurred when I arrived. I had booked a two room suite with a shared bathroom and parlor with a fireplace. When I arrived I was informed that this suite did not exist, eventhough I had an e-mail from the Morgan State House confirming my suite. Taken from my confirmation, "Your Confirmation Number is .
Room(s) confirmed: AP1
Two Bedroom Suite with 2 Queen Beds. Fireplace-Library-Living Room.
This 2 bedroom suite offers a queen bed with feather mattress, down comforter and down pillows in each bedroom, living room/library, fireplace, and full private bathroom.
Obviously they had rented this suite to some one else. Fortunately they made it right and placed us in the bridal suite and an adjoining room on the fourth floor. Nice rooms, but quite a climb if someone was not in good shape.
Still I enjoyed my stay after the difficulties were overcome. I think the best way to describe the Morgan State house is that it is an older Mansion that has been nicely divided into large and spacious rooms. The Hotel is in an area that is undergoing redevelopment, but is still in transition. The manager was very knowledgeable, but some of the off hours staff were not as well informed or empowered to make necessary decisions. The parking lot while directly behind the hotel is not directily accessible to the hotel without the assistance of staff who are not always on premise requiring a jaunt around the block to the front door.
- 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
- Morgan State Hotel