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The Gideon Putnam

24 Gideon Putnam Rd, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866-6218
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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.


#23 of 35 hotels in Saratoga Springs
GreenLeaders Silver level
Some places are just different. You feel it. You sense it. And when you're there it welcomes you. It encourages you, and it leaves you in a better place than when you arrived. A place that is legendary for making people feel better. It's not just a hotel. It's the cure for what ails you. The Gideon Putnm is a classic boutique hotel located in resort-like setting of Saratoga Spa State Park, minutes from downtown Saratoga Springs and the Adirondack Park.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Bar / lounge
Bicycle rental
Golf course
Vending machine
Tennis court
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Free shuttle or taxi services
Shuttle bus service
Business Center with Internet Access
Conference facilities
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Baggage storage
Gift shop
Non-smoking hotel
24-hour front desk
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
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Room features
Air conditioning
Room service
Flatscreen TV
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
Wake-up service / alarm clock
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Room types
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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Park View
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StevenBeller wrote a review Sep 13
Washington DC, District of Columbia237 contributions115 helpful votes
This is a most interesting hotel, a product of the New Deal era, and a part of the history of the attempt to revive Saratoga Springs as a spa. The hotel and surrounding buildings are an essay in the grandeur of thinking about space at the time. Our suite was massive, which was most pleasant. The setting, in a state park was also lovely. The staff were very New York, which is a good thing. The way the waiter at breakfast offered me a steak knife when he saw me struggling with the harder side of an English muffin in my Eggs Benedict was priceless. We much enjoyed our stay, but there were a few negatives. There was only one--old--elevator for guests, which is tricky at the moment vis Covid. We ended up using the stairs a lot. There still needs a lot of work to be done to restore and upgrade the hotel, if it wants to be truly a luxury spa. The swimming pool and spa facilities are quite a hike from the hotel. The renovation, upgrade of our room, especially bathroom, was B+ at best, and the furniture could have been a little more imaginative. Also, the rooms were not very well sound insulated, so we could hear people in the next room, muffled admittedly, but still. Dining facilities were also a little limited. There looked to be a problem of under-staffing, and perhaps things will be better once the pandemic's effects recede, but at the moment there could be more staff at hand. In-room dining would be a great addition.
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Date of stay: August 2021
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NancynTim wrote a review Aug 2021
1 contribution1 helpful vote
We stayed at the Gideon Putnam on 8/24/21. I was a little worried to stay given some of the negative reviews but it was a GREAT stay. The place is beautiful, very clean and all of the staff were extremely friendly and helpful. The location is perfect if you are going to a concert at SPAC as we did. It was a short walk through the park to SPAC. The breakfast buffet was one of the best we've ever had. We will definitely stay there again.
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Date of stay: August 2021
Kelly M wrote a review Aug 2021
Annapolis, Maryland32 contributions3 helpful votes
This hotel is in a great location but needs major updating. In our opinion - over priced. We were disappointed in the short cuts they have taken in their renovations. The bathroom in particular was embarrassing. The tub/shower had a liner placed over it which wasn’t tight so you could feel the air in between your body and the tub. Tiles painted and chipping. Good things - we enjoyed live music on the patio Saturday night which was lovely. The beds were comfortable. Overall just very dated.
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Date of stay: July 2021Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Bethskovron wrote a review Aug 2021
9 contributions1 helpful vote
Location location location … was the only benefit here. That is the only single reason I gave one star. The hotel was outdated. Very dirty. Looked like a 1950’s mental asylum in the rooms. One elevator to service this big hotel. No help with luggage. All this before we even got to room. The carpets were dirty and stained and I felt completely grossed out. No fitted sheet to cover the mattress. Just a loose top sheet draped over. So when you toss and turn at night you end up on a bare mattress with NO topper. Yuck!! The comforted was down with NO cover or duvet cover. What the heck?? So you are wrapped in that mess and it was probably not washed. Ugh. The bathroom was dirty and when we arrived had hair on floor, urines splashed on toilet and broken tiles everywhere. Disgusting really. I was so upset. I have stayed at a motel where rooms were wayyyy better. There was noise all night and clanging pipes starting at 3 am every night. You can hear the TV next door. My husband and I got zero sleep. No housekeeping service was given to our room. When we complained we were told that you had to ask for it??? Well no one told us that on way in!!! Stay away from this dirty dated and unkept place. Go to a motel in Saratoga instead
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Date of stay: August 2021Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Susan B wrote a review Jul 2021
4 contributions4 helpful votes
The grounds of this hotel were beautiful. Our room was clean...however, the bathroom was nothing but patch jobs...broken tiles, cheap tub cover, old green tiles were painted and paint was chipping, door paint peeling and dirty. The toilet was a big commercial one that could wake the entire hotel when flushed. And we paid almost $400 for this room! Our friends paid almost $500 for theirs! The hotel also set off what sounded like cannon fire between 945pm and 10pm without warning their guests...a big no-no in today's world...and we could not reach anyone at the front desk to find out what was going on because there is no staff at the desk at night!
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Date of stay: July 2021Trip type: Traveled with friends
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Gideon Putnam Hotel and Conference Center
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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 Saratoga Olive Oil Company (2.0 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.
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.
Does The Gideon Putnam offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business center, meeting rooms, and a banquet room.
Are there any historical sites close to The Gideon Putnam?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Petrified Sea Gardens (3.0 miles).