Union Gables

55 Union Avenue , Saratoga Springs, NY 12866 USA (Show map)

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Union Gables, Built in 1901, voted Saratoga's Best of the Saratoga Region five year's in a row, is a romantic mansion restored to its original beauty with modern amenities. Awarded Tripadvisor Award of Excellence and Green Leader Hotel. Guestrooms are spacious and comfortable all the amenities of a hotel with the comforts of an Historic Mansion Inn. All rooms are unique in style and have antiques, gas fireplaces, 43 inch flat screen televisions, most have king size beds, and complimentary wireless internet service. Situated on over one acre with a stunning heated outdoor pool, Perennial garden oasis, Seasonal heated outdoor pool, and classic wrap around porch that boasts a quiet haven to immerse in the history of the surrounding area. Enjoy a full gourmet breakfast cooked fresh to order each morning, and fresh baked cookies every evening. Experience the 'Old-World Hospitality' with exceptional service, charm and elegance you would expect at a fine Inn. Perfect location in the heart of Saratoga Springs Historic District, one and a half blocks to the entrance of the Saratoga Racecourse on Union Avenue and two blocks to Historic Congress Park. Just a short stroll, eight minute walk, to the center of Downtown Saraotga Springs with its fine shops, galleries and restaurants. Union Gables offers complimentary bicycles in the warmer months, to explore Saratoga Springs. Friendly dogs welcome in seven designated rooms, some with private patios.

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Overall
4.6

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  • Guest room4.7
  • Service4.7
  • Value4.4
  • Cleanliness4.8
  • Onsite Dining4.5

Don't even consider going anywhere else!

4.8 on October 16, 2016

We've traveled and stayed in many spectacular B&B's out East. I think we knew after our research that this would be a wonderful inn. But we had no idea how wonderful it would be! This is an extraordinary Bed and Breakfast in every way. Every single person was friendly but not obsequious. They helped but didn't hover. The breakfast was better than any we've had...anywhere. The nightly cookies were addictive! The fact that this is a very, very dog friendly inn (as well as city) only makes it more special. Our Zoe wasn't just tolerated....she was welcomed! We had a "welcome doggie package", offers of babysitting while we did our thing and lots of hugs and kisses. Before we walked out the door, we knew that we would return. This is the real thing. This is the place to stay while in Saratoga Springs!


What a Find!

4.8 on October 04, 2016

Not knowing anything about Saratoga Springs, picking Union Gables as our "home base" was the best thing we could have done! Victoriana, Luxury, Comfortable, Convenient! Our stay in the GEORGE House was wonderful.......everything at our fingertips! Gardens, babbling fountains, private parking, wrap-around porch! An easy walk to the Oklahoma Training Track for a Saturday morning tour, as well as the center of town, with it's many restaurants and shops. Saratoga Springs has so much to offer..............and one of them is the UNION GABLES B&B!


Best stay yet!

4.6 on June 14, 2016

Sixth yearly stay in Saratoga Springs at six different B&B's. By far the best experience. Owner / hosts the most accommodating and the most informative and were readily available for info on points of interest and dinning tips. Definitely a must on our return trips.....


Absolutely Amazing

5 on January 10, 2016

From the moment we made our reservation, Union Gables was exemplary in ever manner. The staff was friendly and accommodating. The food absolutely delicious. The room incredibly relaxing. We could want for nothing more in our stay....

Innkeeper Response
It was our pleasure to have you stay at Union Gables, so it is so nice to read your kind comments! Thank you very much for the review. We hope to see you again soon! Best wishes for the New Year. Tom and Barbara


Special Get Away

5 on December 14, 2015

Thank you so much for always making us feel at home and pampered at this special love location in Saratoga, NY.

Innkeeper Response
Thank you for the kind review! We are so pleased that you felt pampered and at home at Union Gables. We hope to see you again soon! Best regards, Tom and Barbara


Excellent stay!

5 on October 28, 2015

We can't say enough about our stay at Union Gables. It's an absolutely beautiful home and very conveniently located to the downtown area. We brought our dog with us and not only are dogs accepted, they are welcomed. There was a blanket, water dish, and treats in our room just waiting for her. She enjoyed joining us for the evening wine and snacks in a beautifully appointed sitting room. Breakfasts were amazing! There are so many choices and one is more delicious than the next. The French toast and omlets really stood out. Jane could not have been a more gracious hostess. Our every request was met with a smile and positive attitude. We felt right at home from the minute we arrived until we had to leave. Looking forward to a return trip!


Wonderful three days

4.4 on August 13, 2015

We spent three days at this inn with two other couples and were very impressed with the quality of the rooms and the service. Jane and Page could not have been nicer. They were attentive to every detail. We would definitely return again.


Wonderful

5 on May 26, 2015

This was our first stay at a Bed & Breakfast and we were so happy to have found Union Gables. It was my husband's birthday and upon arrival, there was a birthday card in the room for him. Such a nice personal touch. The entire Inn and premises were super clean. We were very impressed by the architecture and decor. The staff was very welcoming, polite and accommodating. The complimentary wine, before dinner hours, was a wonderful way to wind down from our long drive. Wine in hand, we explored the beautifully maintained property and garden areas, in ground heated pool area and spacious relaxing front porch. Prior to leaving for dinner, we enjoyed a game of pool in the billiards room. The Inn was centrally located, within walking distance to great dining, shopping and pubs that hosted night entertainment. It was also a very short drive to the casino, which was a wonderful way to end our evening. The made to order breakfast and service was great, hosting a separate room filled with fresh fruit, juices, breads, yogurt, mini muffins. They also had great coffee and selection of Stash teas (available throughout the day/night). We stayed in the Edward room, which was spacious with and en suite, filled with natural sunlight, a comfortable king sized bed and lovely decor. All in all, our stay at Union Gables was a wonderful and memorable experience.


Time Machine Bliss

5 on March 31, 2015

My siblings and I are located across the US so we found Saratoga Springs to be a perfect meeting place. Our decision to stay at the Union Gables was 1st based on the confidence and warmth from the reservation phone call with Jane. Carla and Jane (& chef Bruce) made our stay more than perfect! Elegant yet casual, historical enlightenment, superb food and service. We visited every area of the Inn and sat in every seating and fireplace area! We loved it so much we are returning for a summer retreat visit and a winter visit to celebrate our birthdays! Jane, our Innkeeper was instrumental in our success of our family reunion. As we hugged farewell I found myself with a tear in my eyes, as I knew I would truly miss Union Gables and look forward to a speedy return!! Thank you all for such a beautiful experience.


Outstanding

4.6 on March 02, 2015

We finally got to enjoy, so much, a stay at Union Gables after having driven by it during the last 30 years! Thanks to Tom and Jane for making us feel right at home from the minute we arrived to the last cup of coffee before leaving. Our only regret was that we did not have a chance to spend more time relaxing in front of the fireplaces and taking in the beauty and comfort of our surroundings. But we will rectify that in the future! Sarah & Wally Morrison


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Rooms & Rates

Edward Room

The Edward room is a spacious, bright and comfortable room facing West overlooking the herb gardens through Victorian bay windows. King size bed, desk, sitting areas, gas fireplace, private bathroom, hardwood floors, refrigerator, 43 inch flat screen television, high definition cable, and complimentary wireless internet.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

Nightly Rate: $135 - $465

Annie Room

The Annie room is located on the second floor of the Inn. Romantic room on the turret facing west. Beautifully and elegantly decorated with Victorian antiques, gas fireplace, King size bed, desk, wall-to-wall Oriental carpeting, sitting areas, full bathroom, refrigerator, 43 inch flat screen television and complimentary wireless internet.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

Nightly Rate: $135 - $465

Kate Room

The Kate room is located on the second floor of the Inn. Pretty room overlooking the pool, fountains and gardens on the Eastern side. Elegant and comfortable with horse paintings, King size bed, gas fireplace, charming bathroom, hardwood floors, refrigerator, 43 inch flat screen television, high definition cable, and complimentary wireless internet.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

Nightly Rate: $125 - $465

Jody Room

The Jody room is located on the third floor of the Inn. Victorian style elegance with Southeast exposure to let in morning sun through large windows. King size bed, gas fireplace stove, sitting areas, private bathroom, refrigerator, hardwood floors, 30 inch flat screen cable television and wireless internet.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

Nightly Rate: $115 - $390

Library Room

Large room with private outdoor patio. King sized bed, whirlpool bathtub and private bathroom. The room is titled the Library because there are bookshelves surrounding the room with unique antiqities. Friendly pets welcome.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

Nightly Rate: $170 - $435

King Room

Elegant King bedroom with private bathroom. Decorated with antiques. Equipped with a 43 inch flat screen television, high definition cable, complimentary wireless internet, in-room refrigerator, robes, sitting areas and desk. Breakfast always included and cooked fresh to order.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

Nightly Rate: $135 - $485

Bill Room

The Bill room is located on the second floor of the Inn. Spacious, sophisticated, elegant and large, light-filled room with curved ceiling, Southeast facing oval bay windows and private balcony facing South. King size sleigh bed, sitting areas, desk, large bathroom, hardwood floors, gas fireplace, refrigerator, 43 inch flat sreeen television and complimentary wireless internet. Pet-friendly room.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

Nightly Rate: $135 - $485

Cindy Room

The Cindy room is located on the second floor of the Inn. Suite with two adjacent bedrooms: one large room with a Queen size bed and the other with two twin beds. Private enclosed screened porch with sitting areas, private bathroom, gas fireplace stove, hardwood floors, 43 inch flat screen television, refrigerator and wireless internet. Perfect for families and is pet friendly.

  • Maximum Capacity: 4
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen , 2 Twin

Nightly Rate: $115 - $425

Bruce Room

The Bruce room is a large room with tall ceilings facing the Northwest on the third floor of the Inn. Comfortable, bright and elegant. The skylight lets natural light brighten the cozy atmosphere of this room with an Adirondack style and antique decor. King size bed, gas fireplace stove, private bathroom, refrigerator, cable television and wireless internet.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

Nightly Rate: $115 - $425

Linda Room

The Linda room is located on the third floor of the Inn. Captivating octagon shaped room on the turret with romantic charm. Beautifully decorated with Victorian antiques, King size bed, gas fireplace, private bathroom, sitting areas, refrigerator, 43 inch flat screen cable television, hardwood floors and complimentary wireless internet.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

Nightly Rate: $125 - $465

Michael Room

The Michael room, located on the third floor of the Inn is privately situated at the end of the hall. Spacious and unique with a hand painted mural, two Queen size beds, private bathroom, gas fireplace stove, sitting areas, refrigerator, cable television and wireless internet.

  • Maximum Capacity: 4
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 2 Queen

Nightly Rate: $115 - $390

Pond Cottage

Secluded cottage room with private patio next to a small pond. King size bed, bathroom, refrigerator, fireplace, air conditioning and wireless internet. Fully stocked kitchenette. Friendly pets welcome.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

Nightly Rate: $165 - $465

Carriage House

Comfortably furnished two bedrooms, one with a Queen size bed and one with a King size bed, each with a full bathroom. Shared livingroom and small kitchen. Private entrance. Friendly pets welcome.

  • Maximum Capacity: 4
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King , 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $210 - $895

Tom Room

Sophisticated elegance with three arched windows, long window seat and Southern exposure. King size bed, gas fireplace, hardwood floors, 43 inch flat screen, television, high definition cable, robes, refrigerator, and wireless internet.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

Nightly Rate: $115 - $390

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Location

Location Type

Saratoga Racecourse, Saratoga Spa State Park, Downtown

Airport

Albany, NY (ALB-Albany County) 30 miles

Directions to property:

From the Northway (I-87), take Exit 14. Turn right off ramp onto Union Avenue (Route 9P). Union Gables is about one mile up on the right. Park in front, or take a right onto Court Street and park in the parking lot directly behind the building. Walk up to the front of the Mansion to come through the front door. Please feel free to call us to assist you with your bags upon arrival. (518) 584-1558

Area Attractions

Amusement Park, Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Casino, Concert venue, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Lake, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Night life, Saratoga Racecourse, Outlet Stores, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Rodeo, Ski area, Tours, University, Winery

Inn Details

Establishment type

Historic Inn, Boutique Hotel, Mansion

On-site amenities

Bike rental, Billiards, Board games, Conference Rooms, Copier, DVD Player, Parking, Pool, Telephone, VCR, Walk to mass transit, Wedding Facilities, Workout facility , Heated Outdoor Pool, Perrenial and Rose and Perennial Gardens

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Bath robes, Ceiling fans, Coffee/Tea facilities, Desk, Fireplace, Fridge, Hairdryer, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Ironing Board, Kitchenette, Microwave, Private entrance, Satellite/Cable TV, Sauna, TV, Washer/dryer, Wi-Fi, Wired internet

On-site activities

Billiards

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Policies

  • Check In:: 3:00 pm
  • Check Out:: 11:00 am
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: No
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided Yes
  • Suitable For Children: Limited
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: Yes Friendly dogs allowed in seven rooms;some with gated patios.
  • Disabled Access Limited

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: Some weekends require a two-three night minimum
  • Accepted payments AMEX, VISA, Discover, Mastercard, Personal checks, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: First night stay required for special weekends. During the Saratoga Racing Season, payment is due in full for reservations after May 1st.
  • Cancellations: 72-hour cancellation notice required, except during Saratoga racing season (July 22-Labor Day) and special event weekends, cancellation will be eligible for a refund only if the room is resold, in addition to a $25 cancellation fee.

Innkeepers

Name(s)

Tom and Barbara

Languages spoken

English

Resident Pets

About the innkeepers

It is important to us to offer quality. Quality of service, quality of your guest room, and quality of amenities offered, with a variety of options such as the robes, breakfast, heated outdoor pool and bicycles. The advice we receive from our guests is invaluable to us, so we strive to improve the 'guest experience' more each year after year. The History of the Mansion and area, quality antiques, and things to do in Saratoga Springs are important to us to share with guests at Union Gables.

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Meals

Breakfast

Free

  • Time Served: 8:00 am - 10:00 am
  • Serving Location: Porch & patio in the Spring and Summer, Breakfast/dining area

Special meal options

Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian Vegan, Gluten Free, Kosher


Signature Dish

Tom's French Toast
Our most popular item on the menu is the owners delicious french toast. Each order is prepared with great attention to detail; topped with seasonal fruits and a dash of powered sugar and served along side warmed New England Syrup and your choice of bacon, ham, or potatoes.


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