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The Springs Motel
Ranked #18 of 34 Hotels in Saratoga Springs
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Reviewed June 12, 2012

Well run, spotlessly clean, very reasonably priced for Saratoga Springs. While an old motel, it has been refurbished, is clean and provides very comfortable bedding. This well-located property is a short walk into the heart of town with several restaurants within a block.

Room Tip: I chose to be located on the second floor and had a room in the southwest corner which was quiet and...
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  • Stayed: May 2012, traveled solo
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Reviewed June 8, 2012

I was hesitant to book this hotel, however I'm very pleased I did. Last year we stayed at the Best Western on our way to Americade, but their price was now $139 per night. The The Springs Motel was close to town, clean, the staff was friendly and was priced just right. The owners wife checked us in and the owner checked us out and Justine took my reservation. If you are looking for a clean no frills place to stay, this is it.

  • Stayed: June 2012, traveled with family
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2  Thank Vinster N
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Reviewed May 25, 2012

For low-cost lodging in Saratoga Springs, this was a good value given other rates nearby. Easy to find, easy to park, and conveniently close to historic downtown.

The room was clean, but a plastic mat in the tub -- though fairly new -- inhibited me from using the bathtub. (I don't view those plastic mats as sanitary. Just give me a clean tub surface.)

The room smelled like many motels & hotels with an air conditioner condensation problem: musty. Not the worst, but noticeable. The tap water was absolutely horrible: it smelled moldy! Although I dislike ingesting the toxins leached from plastic bottles, I drank the bottled water left in the room since the tap water was terrible.

The refrigerator wasn't functioning optimally and my food got frozen, even on the bottom shelf (away from the small freezer section). Fridge had been set on "5" when I arrived. When I subsequently turned the dial down to "3" of 10, water dripped all over inside the fridge even though there hadn't been any visible frost build-up on the freezer section.

Room gave a cold impression due deep blue carpet and several large blank walls. Could use a feng shui consult.

Pros:
- Air conditioner provided good levels of cooling (with the expected fan noise) and room retained temp long enough that I didn't need it running all night.
- I liked the soap provided.
- Grounds are well-maintained and the staff is friendly & helpful.
- Pool wasn't open for the season yet, but looked clean and appealing with a mix of flowering shrubs clustered along the exterior of the pool's perimeter fence.
- Room with 2 double beds was a decent size, not cramped.
- Towel quality and quantity were above average for this room rate: $70/night.

I'd try other lodging in Saratoga Springs next time, unless this one has the very best rate during pool season!

Room Tip: I asked for a quiet room and was given one upstairs, "away from the highway." It was quie...
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  • Stayed: May 2012, traveled on business
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Reviewed April 19, 2012

Needed an overnight stop, and this place delivered. Nothing fancy, but neither was the price. Location is great and the owners operate the place and care. And it shows.

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  • Stayed: April 2012, traveled with family
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Reviewed April 15, 2012

I ALWAYS stay here. If you want to pay double and have a bigger bathroom, go right ahead with the many choices. If you want clean, great service, then stay here!! Carl is always the gentleman, and you wont be disappointed. Friendly staff, clean room, very very reasonable - why stay anywhere else?

  • Stayed: March 2012, traveled solo
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3  Thank jrs1124
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Reviewed March 22, 2012

My stay at the springs motel was delightful. I love to see a business that improves every year.The rooms are super-clean.The staff are the sweetest.The location is in the middle of everything.You get water,coffee and mints every morning.The wi-fi is strong.The pool is spotless.In this day and age, it is so rare to see people take so much pride in what they do.I love this place'!!!!!!

  • Stayed: November 2011, traveled solo
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4  Thank Diogenes D
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Reviewed February 20, 2012

We like to stay at The Springs Motel when we are in Saratoga Springs to visit friends and family. The rooms are spotlessly clean and fresh and the beds are very comfortable. There is always some improvement since the last time; this time there was a new flat screen TV. The large vanity area outside the bathroom and the fridge are very convenient. The location cannot be beat--it is an easy walk to the racetrack and you are just a few blocks from the center of historic downtown Saratoga. There are also a convenience store and restaurants within a block or 2 of the Springs Motel. The rates are very reasonable. I normally feel most comfortable picking a chain hotel. There are several in this city, but their rates are much higher and their location is not as good. Try it!

PS: When was the last time you found complimentary bottled water in any hotel? I have only seen that here in the last 10 years!

  • Stayed: January 2012, traveled with friends
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7  Thank Jakesmom54
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Additional Information about The Springs Motel

Address: 189 Broadway, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866-4505
Location: United States > New York > Saratoga Springs
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Hotel Style:
#1 Best Value Hotel in Saratoga Springs
#3 Business Hotel in Saratoga Springs
#3 Family Hotel in Saratoga Springs
#4 Romantic Hotel in Saratoga Springs
Price Range: $73 - $110 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — The Springs Motel 2*
Number of rooms: 28
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Clean And Comfortable. All rooms are Non-Smoking. Reasonable rates. 28 Rooms, 2 blocks to Downtown Saratoga, 2 Blocks to the State Park, 5 blocks to the Historic Saratoga Race Track. Rooms have Coffeemaker, Hairdryer, Cable TV, Refridgerator, Ironing board, Private bath, Free Wireless Internet ... more   less 
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Springs Hotel Saratoga

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