This article reviews our experimental work about affective judgment in spatial context. This type of judgment serves to regulate one’s distance toward people and things in physical space. The main idea is that orienting within physical space requires not only knowing where places are but also how places feel. This, in turn, depends on the influence of people and things contained in space on one’s affective appraisal of the surroundings. Based on fundamental principles of social cognition, affective judgment in spatial context combines people’s beliefs about how influence unfolds into the surroundings with comparison, categorization and information integration processes. Out comes a subjective affective representation of physical space that is cognitively coherent within a given spatial frame of reference. I review our work according to main topics and discuss four possible directions for future research.