This stay was enjoyable in every way. The house is fabulous and the room was comfortable. You can see that a lot of work (and money) has gone into restoring and updating this wonderful house. Tina was way above and beyond helpful, spent ages in pleasant conversation with us as she served us a tasty breakfast. Neighborhood looks a little run down in spots but gentrifying in others. The off-street parking was private and secure, and as an old lady of 64 I would not be the least bit scared to be in the area alone.
Amazing value in an urban neighborhood. Beautiful architecture, charming interior and delightful management. The twin beds were comfie but squeeky, a minor concession. Bravo to Christina for creating a sweet haven in Troy!
As others mentioned... its a little off the path and the neighborhood looks suspecious. But this is a classic example of don't judge (no pun intended) a book by its cover. The accommodations were great and the environment was warm and friendly.
Our stay was perfect in every way. Dedicated parking, beautiful accommodations, modern conveniences, an abundance of books, games, and movies, and an expert innkeeper who is also a fine cook--all of these made our stay comfortable and memorable. We have found a new home away from home! Tari and Lori
This place is a little gem. Off the beaten path in Troy, but only minutes from Albany. Tina really makes your stay comfortable, pleasant and special. Only a couple of hours after my reservation, she sent us a personal email with all of the main attractions, dining, and sites to see. Rooms are nice and clean, but what really reels you in is the Mansion's historic charm, warm atmosphere and yummy breakfast tailored by visitor! If you are traveling through or need to spend a couple nights around Albany, this is a wonderful little adventure with a lot of soul.
We really enjoyed our stay, particularly the breakfast! As other reviews have said the area is a little run down, but the B&B is great. The only thing I would mention is that our room (Urzan) was quite noisy because of the traffic outside.
The room was beautiful and clean, bathroom had everything you could need, and a shower with amazing water pressure! Breakfast was spectacular, particularly the hash browns with spicy peppers from the owner's garden. We're already planning our next visit - I would return just to stay here again!
We stayed just one night, but I wish it could have been more. The house has character by the shed-load, and Tina is so welcoming and helpful. The breakfast was superb. The photos hardly do the place justice. And if you are interested in the history, just ask!
The Olde Judge Mansion stands like an anacronism in modern day Troy. It's Victorian facade has little reflection in the neighborhood it lies but within its walls one finds a home, moreso, than a bed, bath and key. Its innkeeper triples as guide, cook and friend. I couldn't want for a better breakfast nor guidance to the special sights that abound. The inn is a mere two blocks from historical Oakwood Cemetery ( grave of General George Henry Thomas, Uncle Sam and an album of notables ), a half hour from Saratoga and two exits acroos the Hudson to Albany. I couldn't think of a better stop, one worth remembering, when exploring the rarified environs of upstate New York....and you won't lose your wallet !
The innkeepers were genuine, hospitable and knowledgeable of the local area. We felt very comfortable and at home. I would definitely recommend this beautiful, ornate Victorian mansion as a travel respite and oasis located in a densely populated area of Troy.
Tina is a great host, and the house is amazing. Breakfast cooked to order in the morning. When you arrive, you are at home, and you will want to come back next time you are in the area. Troy actually has a lot of offer. Never knew before that it once was the wealthiest city in the US, and this can be seen in the beautiful architecture downtown. Closest place to eat is about a half mile - perfectly walkable - and if you want great and reasonably priced Italian food, go to Verdiles, a family restaurant since the 1940s. Lots to do in and near Troy. Snow conditions for cross-country skiing and snowshoeing were less than stellar during our visit, but that did not stop us from enjoying this getaway and home away from home.
Gorgeous restored mansion tucked away in Troy, NY. Proprietress Tina cleans, cooks, provides suggestions for activities, and hosts great conversations in the dining room. We will always stay here on future trips.
Beautiful old mansion with stunning woodwork, warm accomodating host. A bit hard to find in the dark; I arrived late at night after getting a little lost (had to loop back around through another neighborhood), but was welcomed graciously and taken well care of throughout my short stay. As I pass through the area frequently, I plan on making it a regular stop!
Just got back from two nights and two wonderful breakfasts at the Olde Judge Mansion. Much more interesting than staying in the chain hotel. Extremely generous breakfast, great local advice, even made sure we didn't get ripped off by the taxi drivers, as they don't use meters there. Bathroom was down the hall but only used by us, so not a problem. Excellent value, great hospitality - would definitely stay there again.
My Fiancee and I stayed at Olde Judge Mansion for a one night stay. The room we stayed in was very nice. The architecture of the building reminded by Fiancee of her fathers home. The two small negative points we had were we had to go down one flight of stairs to use the washroom and to shower. The other is the location of the B&B. We know this cannot be changed but we always had to drive if we were going somewhere. The breakfast was great and a good way to start the day. Tina was a great hostess. Frank & Anu Kingston, ON Canada
Don't be intimidated that the Olde Judge Mansion is in a ghetto, Troy is such a depressed city you won't have anywhere to walk to in the evening anyway. On a Saturday afternoon we found 2 bars open by the waterfront and a few antique shops. Christina is an exceptional hostess, the house incredibly beautiful, and the enclosed parking lot completely safe. This is the best deal you will ever get at a B&B. In Cape May, Boothbay Harbor or any place else, you would be paying over $200 to stay in this gem. The only reason we stopped in Troy was to stay here; others stay because of its proximity to the race track or because they are visiting someone. Other than that, Troy makes Newark look good.
My wife and I stayed here for a night on our way to Niagara. The area was certainly not worth the trip in itself, but if you happen to be passing through, I defintely recommend spending the night here. The house is amazing. Very large and very well kept. There was also a small VHS collection and a bunch of games and puzzles, which is good, cause the town was not somewhere we wanted to walk around.
Tina is very friendly and helpful. Rooms big and clean, bed comfy. Bathroom, although private to the room is not ensuite, but 2 doors along the corridor. This was not a problem as robes were provided. Breakfast excellent, house interesting. Location is a bit of a rough area . I would not recomend walking to the recommended eating places, although the house itself felt quite safe and peaceful.
My stay was a wonderful experience. Tina was very helpful. Breakfast was great. The only thing I felt a little uncomfortable is: the building is very close to streets, so noisy at night! If you don't mind cars passing by below your windows in the middle of the night, it is a great place.
The Old Judge Mansion was an unexpected pleasure. To coin a phrase, it was 'a diamond in the rough'. True elegance and old time warmth-combined with modern amenities, such as TV, VCR, DVD, and internet access. Nestled in the city of Old Troy, it could be easily missed, but well worth the search!