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The Gideon Putnam
Ranked #9 of 34 Hotels in Saratoga Springs
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Reviewed 21 August 2014

This was the most incredible experience. The hotel was gorgeous. I felt like I was in the middle of an old Cary Grant movie. The staff was wonderful and very helpful with my elderly father. We had a shuttle to the racetrack and a van service to town. The grounds were absolutely beautiful. We can't wait to be able to plan another trip

  • Stayed: August 2014, travelled with family
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DelawareNorthCos, General Manager at The Gideon Putnam, responded to this reviewResponded 22 August 2014

Our hotel does have a very romantic, 'other-worldly' feel. Thank you for saying so. I am glad you enjoyed your stay, and that our staff made things easier for you and your father. Please come see us again.

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Reviewed 21 August 2014

Overall a great experience. We stayed with my teenage kids, one who was moving into Skidmore College. Easy access to the track via their shuttle. A lot of things to see and do locally in town. Don't miss the racetrack, kids loved the experience. Check the concert schedule at the amphitheater, a lot of well known performers and you can walk to the concert. Hotel has great history to it. Staff extremely helpful and courteous. Hotel is older but well maintained. If I had to comment on anything it was a "musty" odor in some of the hallways and slight in the room. No big deal but that jades your opinion of the overall experience. Would definitely recommend it though for any type travel in the area.

  • Stayed: August 2014, travelled with family
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DelawareNorthCos, General Manager at The Gideon Putnam, responded to this reviewResponded 22 August 2014

Welcome to the neighborhood! I am glad to hear you enjoyed your stay. I apologize for the condition of the carpets, they are old, but we do plan to replace them in 2015. Thank you for choosing to stay with us, and hopefully, we will see you many more times throughout your child's Skidmore College career.

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Reviewed 20 August 2014

Our first time staying here - it will not be our last. We came by general aviation aircraft to see a concert at the SPAC. We landed at Saratoga Airport, a wonderful facility nearby, and the hotel shuttle came to pick us up from the plane. A short ride later in the room and ready for the 1/4 mile walk to the SPAC. You can't beat that. After the concert as others were fighting traffic, our short walk back to the room was relaxing. The staff is great, the facility beautiful and quaint and frequent shuttles to town center or the track.

Room Tip: The 3rd floor rooms have better views on average - but all appeared comfortable.
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  • Stayed: August 2014, travelled as a couple
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Thank Sal L
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DelawareNorthCos, General Manager at The Gideon Putnam, responded to this reviewResponded 21 August 2014

Thank you for making us a part of your plans, and for taking the time to share your feedback. We look forward t seeing you again.

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Reviewed 13 August 2014

Location very nice for concerts and park activities. Room was pleasant and clean. Lacks details. Bed too soft . Staff extremely nice. Early morning walks or runs in the park a big plus. Shuttle to the racetrack is helpful.

  • Stayed: August 2014, travelled as a couple
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DelawareNorthCos, General Manager at The Gideon Putnam, responded to this reviewResponded 15 August 2014

Thank you. We appreciate you taking the time to review us. We hope you include us in your future plans.

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Reviewed 13 August 2014

We spent 2 nights at The Gideon. Our room was comfortable, clean and well decorated. The hotel, an old and majestic place is nestled in the State Park which includes a number of beautiful structures and a wonderful spa. The hotel offers "on demand" bus service to any local destination and pick up from that destination which allowed us to spend time ion the park- head out to the racetrack or town for dinner and never once have to get back into our car. A true luxury.

Room Tip: Ask fro a front facing room with a windowed bath
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  • Stayed: August 2014, travelled as a couple
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DelawareNorthCos, General Manager at The Gideon Putnam, responded to this reviewResponded 15 August 2014

Our complimentary shuttle is our most popular amenity. Guests love leaving the driving to someone else for a change! I am glad to hear you enjoyed your stay. Thank you for your patronage, and we hope to see you again in the future.

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Reviewed 11 August 2014

The hotel has an amazing potential. Located inside the park! Next to tennis courts, pool,golf and a spa it should have 5 start from everyone.
The good: Staff is friendly and professional. Spa had a change of management and is now operating without hiccups.Tennis courts (only 4 are maintained) are in very good shape.
The not so good: Older hotel in desperate need of TLC. Whoever was/is doing renovation should be fired. Work is not done well. Very cheap and poor quality. No water pressure, mold in some bathrooms, grout is falling out..... And these are recently renovated rooms :)
Internet connectivity is very weak or non existent in some floors/rooms.
I was told that it is all due to hotel being old. Who are we kidding? There are plenty of 16-17 century hotels in Europe that are old, but feel new. Gideon Putnam is not old, it is neglected for awhile.
On a positive note: we did see some changes in last 2 years. Spa has improved very much (not the look, but in service). Restaurant service also improved very much.It used to take 15 minutes to get your breakfast order in and another 30 to get your eggs.Now it is almost instant.
Lets hope that it will all be great next year.

Room Tip: it is a gamble. Never know what you get ! Some rooms are good, some not so much.
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  • Stayed: August 2014, travelled as a couple
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DelawareNorthCos, General Manager at The Gideon Putnam, responded to this reviewResponded 12 August 2014

Thank you for noticing our improvements, because a historic, 1935 property such as this requires constant care and dollars. We are never without multiple, major projects, but there is only so much room in the budget each year. I am so glad to hear that our staff treated you well, and that you loved our location. Please come back and see us. You will continue to see improvements with each visit.

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Reviewed 10 August 2014

The rooms are currently very disappointing.They renovated this period hotel and tried to go modern in the rooms and lost all the charm that they had prior to renovation. I stayed here prior to renovation years ago and they could get away with it being old and tired in the rooms because of the charm of keeping the interior decorating in keeping with this time period. This hotel is to old to carry off modern unless they could sink serious money into redoing the rooms physical plant as well as plaster ,paint ECT.
The rooms were run down,tired,and need serious overhaul with some loving care.
Its ashamed because the location is lovely as well as staff. The Lobby is lovely but does not represent the rooms quality. Its like night and day.
They cannot compete with the chain hotels or other small hotels in saratoga rooms anymore.

  • Stayed: August 2014, travelled as a couple
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Thank cass s
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DelawareNorthCos, General Manager at The Gideon Putnam, responded to this reviewResponded 11 August 2014

You are right. We can not compete with a chain hotel. Staying at the Gideon Putnam is a completely different experience. I am sorry to hear that we were not for you. We are always making improvements to the hotel, so we hope you will consider staying with us again.

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Address: 24 Gideon Putnam Rd, Saratoga Spa State Park, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866-6218 (Formerly Gideon Putnam Hotel and Conference Center)
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Region: United States > New York > Saratoga Springs
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beverage Selection Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Green Hotel in Saratoga Springs
#2 Luxury Hotel in Saratoga Springs
#3 Spa Hotel in Saratoga Springs
#6 Romantic Hotel in Saratoga Springs
#7 Business Hotel in Saratoga Springs
#11 Family Hotel in Saratoga Springs
Price Range: £85 - £184 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — The Gideon Putnam 4*
Number of rooms: 124
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
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. ... more   less 
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