Gideon Putnam Resort And Spa
What To Know
- Drop your bags at the lobby before you park – spaces are a short walk from the hotel
- Shuttle service into downtown Saratoga is available
- Free WiFi is pretty dependable
- Free WiFi
- Parking On Site
When you stay at Gideon Putnam Resort And Spa in Saratoga Springs, you’ll be near the airport and minutes from Opera Saratoga and Home Made Theater. This 4-star hotel is close to Saratoga Spa State Park and Congress Park.
Make yourself at home in one of the 124 air-conditioned rooms featuring flat-screen televisions. Complimentary wireless Internet access keeps you connected, and digital programming is available for your entertainment. Private bathrooms with shower/tub combinations feature complimentary toiletries and hair dryers. Conveniences include phones, as well as safes and desks.
Spa, Wellness & Premium Amenities
Relax at the full-service spa, where you can enjoy massages, body treatments, and facials. You can take advantage of recreational amenities such as a steam room, a fitness center, and a seasonal outdoor pool. Additional features include complimentary wireless Internet access, concierge services, and gift shops/newsstands. Guests can catch a ride on the complimentary shuttle, which operates within 10 mi.
Food & Drink
Grab a bite to eat at the hotel’s restaurant, where you can enjoy drinks at a bar and dine alfresco (weather permitting). Or stay in and take advantage of room service (during limited hours). Quench your thirst with your favorite drink at a bar/lounge.
Business & Travel Amenities
Featured amenities include complimentary high-speed (wired) Internet access, a 24-hour business center, and complimentary newspapers in the lobby. Planning an event in Saratoga Springs? This hotel has facilities measuring 12000 square feet (1115 square meters), including conference space. A train station pick-up service is provided at no charge, and free valet parking is available onsite.
How to Get There
The Gideon is a great place to stay for concerts at SPAC--for location. We have been doing it for years. That said, there are a few areas of improvement that we keep waiting for but yet to see really happen. The rooms are fine. It's a historic hotel so the rooms are limited with their updated-ness. I will say that the more expensive rooms are worth it. The basic ones are quite basic. The area that needs improvement is the bar and restaurant. The bartenders are quite slow. This has been the way for the last couple of years, and now we just factor that time into our stay. If the concert starts at 7:30, we get to the restaurant at 5:30. The food service really depends on the server you get. It can be really slow or really fast. The pacing is just off. And breakfast is just slow. I get the feeling that there is minimal staff that gets overworked. The same servers at dinner will be at breakfast. And its always the same menu at dinner...with no specials. I have eaten there 5 times this summer and I don't need to see the menu, because it's the same. I know what's up.Again, this is a good place to stay for a concert. But I am not sure I would be happy staying there just as a getaway.
My wife and I stayed 2 nights. The staff were all amazing. Everyone is in a good mood. The hotel is huge. The bar and restaurant are both excellent. The front staff of the hotel...always greeted us with smiles. The service here is top notch.
We stayed here because we wanted to walk back and forth to SPAC. We just feel a little gouged about paying $700.00 a night for a wicked small room. I am assuming they jacked up the prices due to the concert.
Stayed for 2 nights with my husband. We were greeted very warmly by the bellman and the front desk. Our room was clean and beautifully furnished. The staff in the restaurant was attentive, with generous coffee refills. The view of the patio was lovely. Also very charming were the vintage phone booths,with rotary dial! We are anxious to return to this hidden oasis.
The good news is that the hotel is within easy walking distance to SPAC which is why I chose it. Check-in was clunky and late-4pm. No offers to accommodate with a room that was ready. The hotel bar was nice enough but the bartender was so tired from working the prior 2 nights that another customer thought she was hungover...I just thought she was rude, until I made an effort to be nice and understand why she was so lack luster. The salad was actually really good with a nice lightly tossed vinaigrette and a perfect piece of salmon. Went to “pool” and learned it is the public park pool. Not inspired. Then got to my 250/night room and was sorely disappointed. Super small bathroom, no where to put on make-up or do my hair. Had to use an old ugly table with poor lighting in a dark room with a seriously loud, old fashioned window air conditioner. Granted it was 90 degrees out so I was grateful the AC worked. Not at all what the website pictures represented.
Seems they might let you know the resort pool is: owned by the State of NY, locals line up 2 hours before opening, and you get a square foot of grass to sit on.
Was told I could line up for 2 hours tomorrow if I wanted a lounge chair by the pool.
In addition to the hefty room night charge, there is a Resort fee for this level of comfort.
Seems to me I should have been informed.