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The Gideon Putnam

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4.0 of 5
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24 Gideon Putnam Road, Saratoga Spa State Park, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866 (Formerly Gideon Putnam Hotel and Conference Center)
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Ranked #12 of 31 Hotels in Saratoga Springs
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 2 days ago
DianeWebster White Plains, New York
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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White Plains, New York
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Make sure to take time to walk the grounds of the park! It is fabulous with impressive architecture, gardens and walking trails. The hotel has a trolley which takes you to downtown Saratoga close by; a somewhat funky/sophisticated college (Skidmore) town with lots of choices of good restaurants and entertainment. The rooms are comfortable and include a mini-fridge which is... More 

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DelawareNorthCos, General Manager at The Gideon Putnam, responded to this review

Thank you for choosing to escape to The Gideon Putnam, and for highly recommending us to others! Please think of again for future getaways. More 

Clifton Park, New York
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We have been twice now this season to the bar/restaurant in The Gideon Putnam Hotel. Both times we left disappointed. What both visits had in common; POOR service !!!! Lack of servers and attentive other staff will keep us from returning. First time was a 20 minute wait for drinks then a 35 minute wait for food even reminding staff... More 

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DelawareNorthCos, General Manager at The Gideon Putnam, responded to this review

I apologize for the poor service you received in the restaurant - there is no good reason you had to wait so long to be served. I will make sure the restaurant management team sees your review. We will continue to train to provide faster service. More 

Bergen County, NJ
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This historic hotel lends itself to people who value beautiful settings and charm. Most of the staff will go a long way to please the guests, and are very knowledgeable about the area. The guest rooms are spacious. The hotel surroundings are beautiful.

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DelawareNorthCos, General Manager at The Gideon Putnam, responded to this review

Thank you for your great review, and for your appreciation of a classic beauty. We appreciate your patronage, and hope you will find your way to us again in the future. More 

orchard park
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The only reason this beauty of a hotel does not get the fifth star is because of the dated air conditioning. We had an Executive Suite on the 5th floor, so naturally, on a hot humid weekend, we needed AC. Now, I understand there is not much an old hotel can do about built in AC, but we had a... More 

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DelawareNorthCos, General Manager at The Gideon Putnam, responded to this review

Thank you for your great review, and for your appreciation of our historic hotel. I wanted to mention that some of the renovations you mentioned are currently in the works. As of this Monday, we have roofers here replacing the entire roof. We have an elevator rehab all set to go - just waiting for a good time to take... More 

Columbus, United States
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The Gideon Putnam is a unique property that gives guest the feeling of elegance and grandeur! The beautiful, tree-filled setting is relaxing and calling for you to come enjoy the outdoors! The golf course was very well maintained and challenging.

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DelawareNorthCos, General Manager at The Gideon Putnam, responded to this review

Thank you for finding The Gideon Putnam. We are so glad you had a relaxing and enjoyable stay. We look forward to seeing you again in the future. More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 201 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

To start don't expect all of the modern amenities you get in newer hotels. Our room was dated but very large. The bathroom was updated with lots of storage space. The room had an outdated smell but cleared up after opening the windows. The fridge was very welcome. The AC was barely able to keep the room cool and the... More 

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DelawareNorthCos, General Manager at The Gideon Putnam, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind review and for your appreciation of this historic hotel. I'm glad you had a good time, but I'm sorry that it was not perfect. We will continue to improve upon our guests' experiences. More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

It was like stepping back in time with all the modern amenities of a resort. There is a lot to do and easy to access. I enjoyed walking in the park and visiting the spa. The shuttle service is helpful to avoid Saratoga traffic.

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DelawareNorthCos, General Manager at The Gideon Putnam, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to share your great experience at The Gideon Putnam. Should your future plans lead you back this way, we hope you will think of us again. More 

Webster, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a gorgeous property and a very short drive (5-10 minutes) to the main drag in Saratoga Springs. Comfortable bed and easily accessible Wi-Fi. We appreciated having the hotel appeal to older people and not to partiers or families with little children. Sometimes the peace and quiet are desperately needed!

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DelawareNorthCos, General Manager at The Gideon Putnam, responded to this review

Thank you for your very nice review. We hope that the next time you need a nice, relaxing getaway, that you will think of us. More 

Philadelphia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Booked a room at this historic hotel many months in advance of a special anniversary. At check in, confirmed that we were celebrating our special anniversay. Were given the worst room, the smallest room, I have been in, in memory. Hotel booked with a convention so could not move. Room 305 is just too small for two people. After seeing... More 

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DelawareNorthCos, General Manager at The Gideon Putnam, responded to this review

I am sorry you ended up with one of the small rooms - unlike many chain hotels, all of our rooms are not the same size. I am glad to hear you enjoyed the rest of your stay. Happy be-lated anniversary. We hope you will give us another try in the future. More 

Dover, Delaware
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great escape to 1930's luxury. Wonderful full service spa. Very comfortable nostalgic luxury hotel but still affordable. Beautiful grounds in State Park with golf, tennis, hiking and bike trail plus horse tracks, a casino and the Adirondaks nearby.

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DelawareNorthCos, General Manager at The Gideon Putnam, responded to this review

Thank you for your great review - we love to hear from guests who fully experienced and enjoyed all the park has to offer. We hope you will find your way to us again. More 

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