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24 Gideon Putnam Road, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitized in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Floors marked for social distancing
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
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Updated 06/30/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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#22 of 34 in Saratoga Springs
Location
4.4
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3.8
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3.8
Value
3.3
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Bar / lounge
Bicycle rental
Golf course
Babysitting
Parking
Wifi
Restaurant
Vending machine
Tennis court
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Free shuttle or taxi services
Airport transportation
Shuttle bus service
Business Center with Internet Access
Conference facilities
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Spa
Massage
Baggage storage
Concierge
Gift shop
Newspaper
Non-smoking hotel
Shops
24-hour front desk
Dry cleaning
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Air conditioning
Desk
Housekeeping
Room service
Refrigerator
Flatscreen TV
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
Safe
Telephone
Iron
Wake-up service / alarm clock
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HDT wrote a review Jun 7
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We enjoyed our stay - it is a beautiful location. However, beware that if you book a queen room you may not get a queen sized bed. When we insisted that it was not what we had booked and paid for they did give us a bit of a discount. Also there was no hairdryer or ice bucket in the room - they brought them to us when we went downstairs to ask. It is not a 4 star hotel but it is charming and very pleasant and the grounds are beautiful. We met friends on the patio for breakfast and the food was very good even though their brunch was cancelled. We like the quaint feel and the old style rooms and the room was clean and comfortable for our one night stay even with the small sized bed.
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Date of stay: June 2022
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martys2cents wrote a review Jun 3
Hudson, New York27 contributions13 helpful votes
Ok. Yes the hotel is old, has had some minor renovations to update it, but the problem for me was the lack of effort to do a decent job with said renovations. Paint all over the stone window sills, random tiles not even close to matching what was there, and blinds that don't really block the light. This kind of stuff was throughout the hotel, not just our room. We stayed here because we were seeing a concert, and it was perfect for that due to proximity. Now the food! We planned to eat at the restaurant to save time. We had reviewed the menu, and headed down to eat around 5:45. Apparently they stopped serving the menu, and were now serving a buffet. We agreed as we didn't have time to go elsewhere. Cold Hamburgers & hot dogs, inedible pulled pork, some salads, beef / fish / chicken, all lukewarm and dry. The kicker? $160 for 2 adults and 2 kids! Absolute scam!
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Date of stay: May 2022
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Christina C wrote a review May 2022
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While I absolutely love this location and venue for a place to stay for guests of my daughter's upcoming wedding reception in the Saratoga area, the communication and lack of response, and inability to get connected to anyone in management has been nothing short of exhausting and frustrating. Due to covid the reception was pushed out and the people I had originally worked with a few years ago who were fantastic, are no longer there. We had a 15% discount for a code for specifics date this July 2022 - when guests called they are being told no longer available, no rooms available etc which is not what had occured this past Fall when I did have guests obtain accomodations with no problems at all with the discount and one of the two days available to do so. Contacted soooo many people, getting put around to many people in events dept, sales, and the front desk and general number who promised they will get to the bottom of it - no calls back except for two from a nice gentleman Christian who did get back to me but he was waiting for Corporate to get back to him weeks ago - meanwhile guests are booking elsewhere in frustration and my daughter who is booked there and was told she only gets one night with the discount, no longer has her friends staying at the same location - I know there is availability because I have been calling. But apparently not with the discount. I am so disappointed as I believe this would have been perfect for guests. If someone actually gets back to me with resolvement after about 20 plus calls since Feb., I would really appreciate it and I would understand and take this review off should I get an explanation. Please please look into this matter and get back to me asap! I would like to rectify this but no emails to contact, no management to contact, dead ends everywhere I go - can you tell I am frustrated? This should be a simple call, not hours upon hours of follow up on my end. Thank you. Hoping this review gets someone to contact me.
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Date of stay: May 2022
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maurfra wrote a review Apr 2022
Longueuil, Canada65 contributions30 helpful votes
Very nice stay in family, the room was perfect, thank you to Éric in the registration desk ! Our stay was perfect. We tried the bath in the Roosevelt Spa, we walked in the park near the geyser… it is a very nice stay… all the family like that. You can have a charger in this hotel for your electric car … not only tesla plug thank you !
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Date of stay: April 2022Trip type: Traveled
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LST2323 wrote a review Apr 2022
Potsdam, New York176 contributions61 helpful votes
I have been here a few times for conferences and weddings. I have no issue with the hotel in regards to it being "older" and not looking like a cookie cutter new hotel you usually find. Yes, you can see signs of renovations in some cases and the bathrooms are small and so on. As long as it's clean (I have always had freshly cleaned rooms) I am ok with the charm of the older place. It adds interest to the stay. This time I had a porch room, just got lucky, and it was great. The porch was such a nice plus! The beds are comfortable, good pillows, excellent amenity supplies. Housekeeping is very responsive and friendly. The setting in the state park can't be beat if you like the outdoors. I took plenty of time to go for walks, enjoy the benches and people watching, etc. My one thing about this place is the front desk staff seem to be constantly baffled that people are there to get rooms. Check in takes FOREVER every time, with huge long lines (if at a conference or busy weekend, plan an hour in line, no exaggeration) with each transaction taking ten minutes or more. I don't get it? And if you want anything from the "store" you have to wait in that line too. And do not ask information type questions at the desk - they do not know where anything in the park is or how to get there, they do not know when the resaurant is open, and even asking for the restrooms presents a challenge. The bellhops, on the other hand, are the place to stop if you need info or directions! Fabulous and friendly. One even helped me get to go food when I waited ten minutes at the desk calling out hello and apparently no one was working desk...at 1 in the afternoon.
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Date of stay: April 2022
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snevins65 wrote a review Apr 2022
Staten Island, New York5 contributions1 helpful vote
My friends and I visited the Gideon for a long weekend of spa, food and relaxation. The spa was fantastic! We all enjoyed our mineral bath soak and massage. The spa staff were/are top notch! The buffet breakfast we had on our last morning there was wonderful. TOM and the other gentleman who drives the shuttle are friendly and are a wealth of information about the area and events. However our room (413) needed some improvement. The dresser appeared to be scratched, and the TV didn't work when we turned it on. We did some basic tracing of plugs, etc. and were able to fix it. On our last evening in the room the refrigerator stopped working and we had to throw away the hard boiled eggs that were purchased earlier in the day. Again we checked plugs, etc and saw nothing obvious as to why the refrigerator no longer worked. The beds and pillows were very comfortable. The bathroom is in need of an intervention. It looked as if it was updated with a new lighting fixture and tub surround (excellent). BUT the bathroom wall with the sink looked as if a small child spackled it (very lumpy and you could see indentations in the wall where other fixtures used to be). Above the sink was a tile soap dish and another tile accessory. We could not tell what accessory it should have been since it was cleaved off the wall (all you saw was a jagged tile outline of what was there). We also noticed that the white tile had a green underlayer since some of the tiles about the room were peeling. My friends and I arrived on a Friday and left on a Sunday. Upon returning from our day on Saturday we noticed that our room was not turned over (beds made, fresh towels, etc.). We called the front desk and they indicated that when were were out for dinner they would come and tidy the room. We returned around 10:30pm and the room was not "done" and we had no fresh towels. We were offered guest services to come and tidy up the room when we called the front desk at 10:30pm, but we were all a bit tired and requested fresh towels which we received almost immediately. The Gideon has only been open a short period of time since its Winter Refresh. For the price we paid for the room, we have mixed feelings regarding our stay. The spa staff are wonderful, the food we ate was excellent, and overall the staff at the hotel were very friendly and helpful but our room needed a more significant refresh.
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Date of stay: April 2022
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Colleen W wrote a review Apr 2022
Wynnewood, Pennsylvania29 contributions6 helpful votes
This "old style" charm is a wonderful place to stay set in the national park. The staff is friendly and the beds are so comfortable. We stayed for 3 nights and visited the spa for 2 of the days. If you stay at the Gideon your spa is 10% off which is not really shared openly. I would stay at the Gideon again during the fall or next spring, there is fabulous food in town and just the walk in the park is peaceful.
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Date of stay: April 2022
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CLB wrote a review Apr 2022
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We had a 1:00 p.m. reservation for brunch our family (5 children & 8 adults) Easter celebration. We were finally seated at 2:15. The host sat us at the bar with three tables in a line - some of our family members sat in “crevices”…. Some of the food at the buffet was leftover from earlier seatings; one of the adults chose not to eat at all when they attempted to make a plate with waffles which were still cold. The roast beef at the “carving station” was so rare it still had a heart beat. Most of the chafing dishes on the buffet were empty! There was no wait staff to see us until they needed to begin clearing the tables. The pre-frozen desserts were brought to the tables on trays without plates for us to put our choices on; I would have thought for the price of the meal and the reputation of this buffet that they would have had a pastry chef. At the end the manager reduced the price of our meal; she said it was her first day. We felt really bad for the wait staff; very poor planning on management’s part - it ruined our Easter meal !
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Date of stay: April 2022Trip type: Traveled
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Chazz wrote a review Apr 2022
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My wife loves the spa! It is private, luxurious and her day of pampering! Her treatment of a soak, massage and facial took 4 hours and this is her second time here! It is around 300 dollars with gratuity (optional), and she bought products. We are staying at the resort it is a premier property, with an EXCELLENT STAFF! ERIC, at the front desk is polite and professional, TOM the doorman always has a friendly smile, and is a wealth of information about the area and events! Pet friendly and plenty of parking and restaurant on property!!
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Date of stay: April 2022Trip type: Traveled
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JerseyKid1986 wrote a review Nov 2021
Hong Kong, China23 contributions47 helpful votes
There are special hotels and then there are special hotels. And although I only spent one night at the Gideon Putnam in late October, it doesn’t take long to appreciate when you’ve stumbled upon something truly exceptional. In this spot, traditions endure. It's a world of stone fireplaces, toasty radiators, rotary telephones, marble bathtubs and wooden rocking chairs. I think it’s fair to say I’ll never forget my short stay. And I hope to be back again soon. Nestled within the leafy fringes of Saratoga Spa State Park, the hotel doles out generous heaps of history, grandeur and opulence. Built in 1935—when a trip up to Saratoga Springs to “take the cure” was all the rage—the Gideon Putnam has survived, quite remarkably, well into the twenty-first century. And, for an edifice pushing eighty-six years, it has aged gracefully indeed. Yes, the word of the day here is elegance. A month on, I can still picture the stylish lobby, with its burgundy walls, white columns and gleaming chandeliers, the marbled floors accentuated with meticulously-clipped potted trees aligned in neat rows. The cavernous space also houses not one but two fireplaces, which—during my visit anyway—were kept roaring all morning and well into the afternoon. It wasn’t even particularly cold outside, but it certainly lent a cozy and inviting air to the hall. And smaller embellishments, like the old-style phone booths and a hand-operated elevator revealed precious traces of a bygone age. I was seriously impressed by my fourth-floor suite. It was large and comfortable, with a slender central corridor opening onto a sumptuous bedroom to the left and a spacious lounge to the right. Both of these rooms had their own television sets and desks, with a white-tiled bathroom fitted with a deep tub/shower combination—which I definitely put to good use—sandwiched between each half. Even the view was impressive. Since the suite was situated towards the middle of the structure, the windows of each room looked out over the handsome wings of the hotel, one to the east and one to the west, the refined, red-brick Georgian architecture on full display, enhanced by the natural grandeur of the park extending beyond. I was doubly lucky to visit during the height of fall, the autumn leaves showcasing deep hues of rich golds, auburns and siennas. As day turned to night, the somewhat isolated location of the Gideon Putnam convinced me I’d be better served basking in its old-world glories instead of traipsing into town for the evening, in spite of the existence of a free shuttle to ferry guests back and forth. So I popped into the cool little in-house bar, with its appealing murals and a too-good-to-skip happy hour special. I drank my first glass of wine outside on the convivial patio. With permission, I took my second to the hotel’s front porch, drifting to and fro with a good book on a timeworn rocking chair. Helpful staff were on hand from my arrival until the moment of my departure. A few of them mentioned that the hotel would soon be undergoing a full-fledged, top-to-bottom renovation. I can only hope the upcoming overhaul doesn’t strip the place of all the historic charm it wears so well. It will be with my fingers tightly crossed that I arrive for my second visit to the Gideon Putnam. But with a little luck, this first stay will only be the first in a long litany of visits to a truly magical spot.
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Date of stay: October 2021
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$177 - $462 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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gideon putnam saratoga springs
FORMERLY KNOWN AS
Gideon Putnam Hotel and Conference Center
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United StatesNew YorkSaratoga Springs
NUMBER OF ROOMS
124
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Gideon Putnam
Which popular attractions are close to The Gideon Putnam?
Nearby attractions include Saratoga Spa State Park (0.2 miles), Glen Falls (3.1 miles), and National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame (1.8 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at The Gideon Putnam?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at The Gideon Putnam?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at The Gideon Putnam?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at The Gideon Putnam?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to The Gideon Putnam?
Conveniently located restaurants include 15 Church Restaurant, Osteria Danny, and Iron Roost.
Are there opportunities to exercise at The Gideon Putnam?
Yes, guests have access to a pool and a fitness center during their stay.
Does The Gideon Putnam have an airport shuttle?
Yes, The Gideon Putnam offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Does The Gideon Putnam have airport transportation?
Yes, The Gideon Putnam offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are any cleaning services offered at The Gideon Putnam?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Are pets allowed at The Gideon Putnam?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.