This is a renovated historic property - as the information on the Hotel's website explains. As such it has some of the quirks of an older building, (e.g. no elevator, so ask for a first floor room if you don't want to do stairs to the second floor), and limited by the space available so rooms are good sized but not huge. River view rooms look over the river; town view look over the parking lot and residences of the town.
Renovations have been nicely and tastefully done. The result is a really nice hotel without being over the top. Sort of a genteel place without a lot of flash and flourish. If you're wanting a pool, fitness room, etc. you may want to consider one of the franchised chains in near-by Canton. But I doubt that they beat the Clarkson for comfort, convenience, and ambience.
We had a river view, one queen bed room. (Bay window rooms are a bit larger and have two queen beds; similar in layout - we checked one out). Room was pleasant but lacked a real desk work area - other than a round table and some period chairs. Bathroom is nice but not huge and came with a nice assortment of "goodies" & really great towels. Bed was comfortable. Everything was really clean and tidy when we arrived. Staff was pleasantly friendly. Cookies and coffee available in the afternoon in the really nice lobby area!
Location is in "downtown" Potsdam offering several restaurants within walking distance. We opted for a Mexican place, (but that's another story).
Breakfast buffet is good. At $12 it's perhaps a bit pricey, (but it is a hotel breakfast which is always so) but is darn convenient on a rainy morning.
If in the area again I'd be happy to stay there again. Good value.
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