We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
All 31 Saratoga Springs hotels

Thorobred Motel

Save Saved
You added Thorobred Motel to your Saves list
South Broadway - Route 9, P.O. Box 195, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866
Hotel amenities
  • Overview
  • Reviews (7)
  • Photos (1)
  • Similar Hotels
  • Amenities
  • Q&A
  • Room tips (1)
  • Location
  • More
Thorobred Motel
Ranked #22 of 31 hotels in Saratoga Springs
We can't find prices for this hotel
Our online travel partners don't provide prices for this hotel, but we can search other options in Saratoga Springs
Check In Check Out
Write a Review

7 people have reviewed this hotel

Traveler rating
See reviews for
Rating summary
  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    2 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    2.5 of 5 stars
Traveler tips help you choose the right room.   Room Tips
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Any
English first
Swampscott, Mass.
Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
11 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2013

Location and price are the two keys for the Thorobred Motel. Only a couple miles from both the harness track and the flat track. Had a room with one double bed, room size was good, bathroom is tiny, offering only a stand-up shower (more like a phone booth with water). Mini fridge and microwave in the room. Old, 13-inch CRT... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Lowell, Massachusetts
3 reviews 3 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2013

I recently stayed here for a 3 day weekend (July 5-7) and was nervous going in. That said, for the rate we paid during a concert weekend at SPAC where all other hotels were grossly overpriced and/or booked---the Thorobred more than did the trick. Janet in the office was awesome. Kept out of our hair, let us know to contact... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 4
15 reviews 15 reviews
11 hotel reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2013 via mobile

We had to stay here for a couple weeks. When we first got there the room seemed damp and smelled musty. We vacuumed the room and cleaned the bathroom our own way. We never slept under the covers. But they were very clean. The manager Janet was awesome and the owner was great too. Unfortunate they are no longer open... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
birmingham, al
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2013

It was one of my favorite budget hotels i've ever stayed at. Nothing too luxurious, but a friendly staff. Definitely worth the price. I stayed there for a concert at SPAC, and love the convenience factor. Motel had a nice outdoor area with a gazebo where we grilled out and threw the frisbee. If they are open next time i'm... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 3
Southington, CT
Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
23 hotel reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2011

I chose this hotel because I was on a budget. I liked the weekday package they offered for the Saratoga horse racing season. When I checked in at the office, the motel's condition dismayed me so that I was tempted to turn around and drive the three hours back home. I didn't because friends expected to meet me that night.... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 4
thorobredmotel, Manager at Thorobred Motel, responded to this review

We are sorry to hear about your experience at our motel in 2010. We are a seasonal operation only. This season, we went through all our rooms thoroughly to make a pleasant stay for our guests. We were glad to hear that you noticed that our linens were spotless. Yes, we are a budget motel & don't compete with luxury... More

Albany, New York
1 review
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2010

The hotel is not at all what we expected.It smelled like an old camp like Mildew.The Water was very slimy,like you could not rinse it off. For the price we paid for this hotel,we thought it would be decent seeing how it is in Saratoga Springs. Was very dissappointed.

Was this review helpful? Yes 5
Utica, New York
1 review
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2010

This is the worst motel I've been in. It's old, and the first thing you notice when you open the door is smell of mildew that knocks you over. Water is slimy, blanket appeared to have dried body fluids on it, other blanket looked like spots of dried blood and it appeared to be on the wall too. Remote for... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 5
thorobredmotel, Manager at Thorobred Motel, responded to this review

There is no mildew smell. Guest had a smoking room, because all the non-smoking rooms were already reserved. A little Lysol would have helped the situation. Our water is not slimy. It is naturally extra soft water without the chemicals. There was no blood stain on the wall & blanket. In the morning, our maintenance man had replaced the air-conditioner... More

Owners: What's your side of the story?
If you own or manage Thorobred Motel, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.
Manage your listing

Been to Thorobred Motel? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Thorobred Motel

Address: South Broadway - Route 9, P.O. Box 195, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866
Location: United States > New York > Saratoga Springs
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $

1 photo of this hotel

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

All management photos (2)
Other (2)
Hotels you might also like...
Check In Check Out
Price Your Stay
Select tags to find the hotel that's right for you.
hotels in Saratoga Springs with
any amenities


Free Parking
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Very conveniently located at exit 13N of Northway. Rooms with color cable TV, heat & A/C, direct dial telephones, fridge & microwave on request. Close to race tracks, performing arts center, state park, golf, broad way, shopping & restaurants. ... more   less 
Number of rooms

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Thorobred Motel staff and past guests.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Can tickets for local attractions be purchased at the front desk?
  • Do you have to pay extra for a mini-fridge?
  • At what time does the pool open each day?

See which rooms travelers prefer