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English Garden Bed & Breakfast
Ranked #2 of 2 Schenectady B&B and Inns
Rochester, New York
Level 3 Contributor
16 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“HUGE beautiful room in very convenient location. Lovely property”
Reviewed October 1, 2011

This big beautiful brick row-house was built around the turn of the 1800's, but still has all of the style and grace it was born with. My room was HUGE and well furnished. The bed was so comfy I just didn't want to get up in the morning. I walked to Union College to see my son. Several restaurants within walking distance.

A nice breakfast and big carafe of coffe was waiting for me even though I came down 15 minutes early. For the price? Cannot be beat.

  • Stayed October 2011, traveled solo
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Pennsylvania
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99 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
Reviewed September 10, 2011

Our rooms were very large and equipped with TV, WIFI, and a sitting area. Interesting artwork. Linens were silky soft. Bed was comfortable. Good in town location. Old but clean.

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled with friends
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Basildon
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18 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed July 11, 2011

The rooms were clean and tidy. We had Suite which had a bathroom dividing the 2 rooms. One room had settee and armchair for sitting in which were comfortable but the adjoining room only had the one seat. The downside to this accommodation was the fact that there was no tea or coffee making facilities. There was a microwave on the landing and bottled water was provided and kept in a fridge. Breakfast was sufficient but a little on the sweet side for our 'english' taste.

  • Stayed June 2011, traveled as a couple
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Boston, Massachusetts
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4 reviews
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Reviewed April 22, 2010

We decided to take a break from chain hotels and stay at a B & B as we visit colleges. Glad we did! Virginia was very welcoming and accommodating. What a great location for restaurants and visiting Union College. Our room was spacious and comfortable. Would definitely stay here again.

  • Stayed April 2010, traveled with family
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1 Thank MRKennedy28
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New York
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed September 26, 2009

Kudos all the around and after my experience here, would never stay anywhere else when traveling to Schenectady or the surrounding area. They had all the amenities I could ask for to both work & relax including free wireless Internet. Bravo!!

  • Stayed August 2009, traveled on business
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milvain
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4 reviews
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Reviewed August 7, 2007

I had to travel to Albany from Boston to sit for a professional exam and stayed at this B&B because I was unable to find lodging in Albany. I was delighted with my stay. The room was inexpensive (less than $100/night), very large, and clean, and had a lot of character, as did the house itself. I had to leave the B&B by 7:00 each morning, and each day, the proprietor left a substantial breakfast -- made to my specifications -- for me, with a thermos of coffee. The negative review by the previous poster -- involving bats, etc. -- suggests a peculiar, anomalous, and unrepresentative experience. I would without hesitation stay at this B&B again.

  • Stayed July 2007, traveled on business
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed July 27, 2007

Although this home has some charm, it smells of urine and has cheap antiques. THe worst part of the trip was being awoken to bats flying around in the bedroom in the middle of the night- what a horrific experience. That combined with a 90 degree room with no air made this experience the worst ever!

  • Disliked — the bats in the bedroom
  • Stayed July 2006, traveled with friends
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Property: English Garden Bed & Breakfast
Address: 205 Union Street, Schenectady, NY 12305
Location: United States > New York > Schenectady
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 2 B&Bs / Inns in Schenectady
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 5
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The English Garden Bed & Breakfast is nestled in the heart of the Historic Stockade District of Schenectady, New York known for its 18th Century Elegance with 21st Century Service. ... more   less 
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