The Gideon Putnam

24 Gideon Putnam Rd Saratoga Spa State Park | Saratoga Springs, NY 12866-6218  [SEE MAP]Saratoga Springs, NY  [SEE ADDRESS]
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Overview

Lavish and massive spa complex; friendly staff
Rooms are a tad outdated
The Gideon Putnam resort has served as an upstate New York hideaway for more than 75 years. Tucked inside Saratoga Spa State Park in Saratoga Springs, the property is chock-full of outdoor activities: Cross-country skiing is popular in the winter and hiking takes over in the warmer months. And then there's the legendary Roosevelt Baths & Spa, a popular R&R hot spot since the 1930s. In keeping with the renowned regional pastime (mineral baths have drawn visitors to Saratoga Springs since the mid-1800s), the spa features cold and warm mineral water treatments as well as massage services. Recent guests suggest exploring the grounds before retiring to the high-end accommodations, which feature calming neutral tones and upscale amenities, such as plush bedding and lavish bath products. In addition to the luxurious accommodations, recent visitors praise the courteous and helpful hotel staff. The only downside, according to a few previous visitors, is that the rooms are a bit outdated and could use a facelift. Still, despite this minor drawback, recent guests report a pleasant experience overall.
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Location
Saratoga Springs, NY
Hotel Class
4.0-star
Property Type
Resort hotel, 132 rooms
Style
Traditional, Historic
Best For
Business travelers, Couples, Groups, Families

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  • 4.0Hotel Class

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This lovely Georgian revival-style brick hotel sits amid the 2,200 acres of Saratoga Spa State Park. Tall windows look out onto front and rear gardens, and the interior is decorated in a gracious, traditional style.

Travel + Leisure

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The Gideon Putnam was built in the 1930's to accommodate well-heeled guests who were 'taking the waters' at various nearby mineral springs in what is now the Saratoga Spa State Park.

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Its main draws now are the same as they were in the '30s: Wellness-seekers come for the resort's famous Roosevelt Spa, where bathers float in reddish, vaguely sulfuric Saratoga Springs mineral water; in the summers, pearl-and-seersucker-wearing city folk come up to watch the horse races.

Guest Reviews

A hotel's guest rating is calculated using data provided under license by TripAdvisor. A total of 64 have reviewed the The Gideon Putnam, giving it a rating of 3.5, on a scale of 1-5.

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TripAdvisor Travel Rating: TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 3.5 based on 64 reviews 3.5 (based on 64 reviews)

Guest Rooms

Standard guest rooms at The Gideon Putnam feature classic decor in neutral tones and wooden furniture. Bathrooms include pedestal sinks and are decorated with white tiles, while in-room amenities include flat-screen TVs and coffee makers.
  • Porch Suites feature French doors that lead to screened porches with views of the park

Standard room size square feet

  • Premium channels
  • Workspace/desk
  • Minifridge
  • Bathrobes/slippers
  • Minibar
  • Shower/tub combo
  • Separate shower
  • Separate tub
  • Internet
  • Wireless internet
  • Free internet
  • Fee for internet usage
  • Guest rooms with patios and balconies
  • Adjoining rooms available

Location & Parking

The Gideon Putnam Resort is located within Saratoga Spa State Park, about 3 miles south of Saratoga Springs, New York. The park provides visitors with outdoor amenities like swimming pools, a golf course and picnic areas. The property also offers indoor attractions like the Roosevelt Baths and Spa and the Saratoga Performing Arts Center.
  • Seasonal valet parking is available
  • Located 4 miles east of Saratoga County Airport; about 30 miles north of Albany International Airport
  • 24-hour valet parking (free)
  • 24-hour self-parking (free)
  • Airport shuttle
  • Car service (free)

Within walking distance of:

  • Bus stop
  • Restaurants
  • Movie theater
  • Train station
  • Beach
  • Theater
  • Subway/metro stop
  • Grocery store
  • Shopping

Dining

Modern American fare is served at the on-site Putnam Restaurant and Bar for breakfast, lunch, dinner and Sunday brunch.
  • Putnam’s Patio is open seasonally and features views of the park and golf course
  • Room service available from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m.

Number of restaurants2

Cuisine TypesAmerican

  • Fine dining
  • Casual dining
  • Quick service cafe/coffee shop/marketplace
  • Bar/lounge
  • Room service
  • 24-hour room service
  • free breakfast

Pool

The state park offers two pool areas: the Peerless Pool Complex, a great option for families, and the historical Victoria Pool. Both pools provide guests with food and beverage options, showers and locker rooms.
  • The Peerless Pool includes a wading pool for children and a waterslide
  • Lap pool
  • Wading pool
  • Lazy river
  • Family pool
  • Infinity pool
  • Whirlpool/hot tub
  • Adults-only pool
  • Lifeguard on duty
  • Poolside service
  • Waterslide
  • Deck chairs or cabanas
  • Pool bar

Spa

The Roosevelt Baths & Spa, located within Saratoga Spa State Park, features 42 treatment rooms and a variety of services, from mineral baths to deep-tissue massages. The mineral baths have utilized the area’s sparkling spring water since the spa first opened in 1935.
  • Discounted rates are available Monday through Thursday
  • Guests have complimentary use of the relaxation room, steam room and locker room facilities
  • Salon services include makeup applications, hair styling and cuts, waxing and nail care

Services offered:

  • Massage
  • Facial
  • Body Treatments (i.e. scrubs, wraps)
  • Salon services
  • Outdoor treatment area
  • Steam room
  • Sauna

Kids

Families will appreciate the kid-friendly Peerless Pool Complex as well as the wide variety of outdoor activities available within the state park.
  • Rollaway beds available for an additional fee
  • Babysitting via an outside service can be arranged
  • Kids Club
  • Free Kids Club
  • Fee for Kids Club
  • Cribs
  • High Chairs

Fitness

The Gideon Putnam provides guests with access to its 24-hour fitness center, which includes cardio and weight-training equipment. Guests can also enjoy tennis courts located within the state park free of charge.
  • Outdoor activities like hiking, swimming and golf are within easy reach
  • Yoga, boot camp and exercise classes are offered Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday for $10 a class
  • Weight equipment
  • Cardio equipment
  • Yoga mats
  • Free fitness classes
  • Premium fitness classes (with fee)

Business

The property includes 12,000 square feet of meeting and event space. The hotel’s business center provides guests with access to computers and printers. Faxing and copying services are available at the front desk.
  • Guest rooms feature desks and Wi-Fi access

Number of meeting rooms8

  • Business center
  • Meeting rooms
  • Meeting and event planners available

Pets

Pet-friendly guest rooms are located on the first floor of the hotel.
  • Pet fee of $50 per night
  • Pets allowed (with fee)
  • Dog walking
  • Pet-sitting

Golf

    • Golf carts
    • Golf packages
    • Club rentals
    • Club house
    • Refreshment stand or restaurant
    • Caddie service
    • Pro shop

    Wedding

    Weddings and receptions can be hosted indoors in The Gideon Putnam’s elegant (and recently renovated) ballroom or outdoors in the property’s tented pavilion area.
    • On-site catering services
    • Pre-wedding functions, including rehearsal dinners, can be hosted on-site

    Maximum wedding guest capacity250

    • Hotel hosts weddings
    • Outdoor space for weddings
    • Wedding planners available

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