We stayed two nights at the Old Mansion B&B in Troy, during which time we visited friends living nearby. My research had revealed no other B&B options in the area, and only a few standard chain hotels.
The first night we stayed in the Oatman room, with twin beds, and sharing a bath with the single-bed Dunphy room. Be advised that the shared bath is one floor down from the rooms, and you must pass through a common area to access both a half-bath, or the full bath. This is admittedly inconvenient, but the rooms are attractively priced as a result. (The former mansion is a refurbished home, more than a century old, and the plumbing layout greatly restricted the degree to which the B&B could be renovated.)
The second night we were in the Gluha room, with a queen bed, and a private bathroom. Note that the bathroom is not ensuite -- it is a short distance down a shared hallway, but on the same floor as the bedroom. This seems to be the same with the other two rooms that have private bathrooms, so if not having an ensuite bathroom is a concern for you, please clarify the situation with the owner Tina regarding the Carpenter and the Urzan rooms.
The B&B is located in an old section of Troy, and as with much of the area there are numerous signs of the current economic downturn in the economy. The surrounding neighbourhood does not seem a particularly pleasant place for strolling.
The entrance to the the B&B's parking area is off Glen Avenue, which a one-way street for traffic going east to west. The parking area is private, but not secure, so I would recommend that you not leave valuables in your vehicle.
It is important to pre-arrange your arrival time, as someone must admit you into the secure B&B, and upon registering you will be given a pass code to access the entry door key pad.
It was very hot while we were in Troy, but each room is air-conditioned. Tina or her husband will advise you regarding how to adjust the settings without blowing a fuse. Ah, the joys of older buildings.
The bedrooms and bathrooms were well-appointed and clean. The guest common areas were clean as well, but the common sitting-reading-game areas were somewhat cluttered, which you can either find homey or disorganised. It did not bother us.
Breakfast is taken in the dining room, and on a side board there is usually a selection of cakes available in the afternoons and evenings. And coffee is usually available as well.
The breakfasts were diverse, well-prepared, and tasty. They will keep you fueled for some time.
Tina and her husband are congenial hosts, knowledgeable regarding the area, and pleasant to deal with. Ask her about the history of the house -- very interesting.
We would certainly be happy to stay here again should we make a return visit to Troy.
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