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“Great Location; Good for Families with Young Children but Needs Refreshening” 3 of 5 stars
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Saratoga Downtowner Motel
2.0 of 5 Motel   |   413 Broadway, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866   |  
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Ranked #13 of 31 Hotels in Saratoga Springs
Halifax, Canada
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
13 hotel reviews
Reviews in 19 cities Reviews in 19 cities
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
“Great Location; Good for Families with Young Children but Needs Refreshening”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2013

The location is central and within a short drive or even a walk of most of Saratoga Springs' attractions. Various interesting restaurants are literally "across the street". The large indoor pool is great for young children though the noise level is loud and sound reverberates. The rooms are basic and look tired -- our bathroom door was swollen and didn't shut; there was rust on the facets. "Continental breakfast" had nothing healthy but again, saving as much as one does staying here, one can afford breakfast out. A good place for children and people on a budget who are merely looking for a place that is "safe, clean and centrally located.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Saratoga Springs
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3 hotel reviews
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2013

Location is amazing and the staff is nice. The rooms are clean. Due to the close proximity to the town you can hear street noise, construction and people on the street but that is to be expected. I didn't get to use the pool because I forgot my suit and I didn't get to try the included breakfast because I was in a hurry to walk around town.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service

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Rochester, New York
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54 reviews 54 reviews
14 hotel reviews
Reviews in 42 cities Reviews in 42 cities
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2013

For the price, you can't beat the Downtower. The staff and owner were friendly and helpful, room is spotless and comfortable. When I checked in, the clerk was really helpful and gave me a variety of restaurant recommendations. The owner moved his car so that I could park in a larger space--where else would that happen? Their morning coffee is excellent, and the continental breakfast is pretty good.

Ask for a second floor room, facing Broadway. If you're on the first floor and facing the garage, you're going to wake up with the local traffic. It's beyond the control of the owner that there's a parking garage behind the property and the people walking to the garage can be loud late in the evening or early in the morning. The view from the front rooms is very nice and probably quieter.

I would absolutely stay here again. Winter rates can be as low as $59/night if you use the coupon rate from the circular that can be picked up at visitors' stops and Thruway rest areas.

Room Tip: As for the 2nd floor, Broadway facing room.
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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Hartford, Connecticut
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2013

older 60's motel, bedding carpets very clean no bugs no mold bathroom was very good all rooms non-smoking small double $70+$12 for the pet they matched a price from another motel "single room" I stayed rm#104 just off the pool in the center of the building "neat" no diving board could be noisy at night no chance to fall in! Second and third shift very pleasant and helpful used employee microwave for my dinner room frig made ice Downside would be parking, front lot holds 14 cars maybe 6 on the street near lobby I rolled into the second level of a "free" town garage behind the building, very crowded Fridays, Saturdays lots of night life fun! Use a short leash on the dogs and bring a bag the sidewalks are crowded the casino is only slots and 10 minutes south by car

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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PALENVILLE
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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 hotel reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2013

My wife and I stayed at the Saratoga Downtowner on March 15th and 16th St Patrick's Day Weekend. We chose the Motel based on price and location. Bear in mind it was offseason so I'm sure that was part of the reason the rate was good. The front desk staff were very accommodating. The indoor pool was only 4' deep and a little narrow but is great to just relax in. The room was clean and smelled fresh. I would reccommend asking for a room with an outside window if you like fresh air. Our room only had a window in the bathroom. Their parking is limited but there is a parking garage behind the motel and it only takes a minute to walk to your room after you bring up your luggage. There are an endless number of places within walking distance to eat and drink. Saratoga Performing Arts and The racetrack are also nearby. They also stress quiet after 10:00 PM so you can sleep well. I will stay there again.

Room Tip: Ask for a room on the street side with a window.
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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Summerhill, Pennsylvania, United States
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2013

Clean, good rates, and right in the heart of town! Walking distance to lots of shops, pubs, restaurants, and of course Caroline street! Close to the casino and horse tracks! Beautiful city and lots of things to do and see! Would definitely stay here again!

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2013 via mobile

This place was wonderful. I stayed a weekend and loved it. The location is unbeatable. The staff is amazing. This place is amazingly clean and housekeeping staff was great , always fresh towels and emptied trash cans. Surprise at how clean they can make such an old building look. Most furniture was outdated and no fancy flat screen tvs. Also what suprised to see the pretty faces of some of the housekeeping staff hidden in the rooms. Even talked to a very good looking housekeeper, seemed more knowledgeable about the area then the front desk. But non the less. I'll be back , very Nice suprise in this small city.

  • Stayed March 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Saratoga Downtowner Motel

Address: 413 Broadway, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866
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Location: United States > New York > Saratoga Springs
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( Wi-Fi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#7 Business Hotel in Saratoga Springs
#8 Family Hotel in Saratoga Springs
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Saratoga Downtowner Motel 2*
Number of rooms: 42
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Saratoga Downtowner is located in the heart of beautiful downtown Saratoga Springs, New York among wonderful shops, fine restaurants, and great nightlife. The property extends a friendly, personal, and relaxing atmosphere that only a family-owned and operated business can provide. The Downtowner's enclosed Atrium, complete with lovely plants, creates a comfortable social area that surrounds a heated swimming pool. For your summertime pleasure, the Atrium roof retracts to let the sun in! The Saratoga Downtowner takes great pride in providing clean, pleasant, and updated rooms, which have earned AAA approval for 35 years! Discover the convenience of being in the center of the city. Saratoga Downtowner's location and service set the property apart as the place to stay. Wake up and enjoy a complimentary continental breakfast or help yourself to coffee or tea anytime. The Saratoga Downtowner is a bit of a throw-back, adding great character to the place. The word "kitchy" is often used by the wonderful guests. The majority of rooms have direct access to the courtyard and indoor swimming pool. All rooms feature individually controlled heating and cooling, a full bath, and expanded cable television. The Saratoga Downtowner is a completely smoke-free property. Complimentary wireless internet is also available throughout the building. The Downtowner offers accommodations for all seasons in Saratoga Springs, a small city rich in history. Throughout the year, the Downtowner offers great deals and special events your family and friends will enjoy! The Downtowner's friendly, caring owner-management will help you plan whatever you'd like to see and do. Experience Saratoga Springs, New York lodging at the Downtowner, and see why so many visitors prefer the Saratoga Downtowner to any nearby Saratoga Springs hotel! ... more   less 
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