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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Always love coming to the Gideon in the winter when the rates are lower, snow is on the ground and there are less tourists...We upgraded to a Deluxe room which was so worth it..larger room with a chair...love getting a sugar scrub and mineral bath when its cold outside...

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Lake Placid, New York
Reviewed 4 days ago NEWvia mobile

My husband and I went to Albany for a show and he thought it would be nice to go stay at the Gideon after. We have both stayed there in the past and appreciate the historic beauty of the hotel. The staff was great, the grounds, and location are as beautiful as ever. We stayed on the third floor in...

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Clifton Park, New York
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Great place to stay overnight. We are local, but wanted a relaxing spa getaway. Thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. Love the village of Saratoga. The shops, restaurants and the Roosevelt Spa and Baths was wonderful. We had a fantastic breakfast before going for our facial and massage. It was nice to be shuttled back and forth. Great, relaxing time. If you can...

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DelawareNorthCos, General Manager at The Gideon Putnam, responded to this review

We have long been a wellness destination. I am so glad you had a wonderful, relaxing time. And if you are local, we will hopefully see you again as soon as time allows. Thank you for your review.

Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Beautifully restored original Hotel from the 1930's. The Hotel whilst not luxurious in the modern sense has all the comfort and relaxed country comfort that you need. Staff and friendly and helpful at all times. My only complaint was with the heating/air-conditioning unit in the room- very noisy and ineffectual. The room was either too hot or too cold. Thee...

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DelawareNorthCos, General Manager at The Gideon Putnam, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. I am sorry about the heating system - it is one of our biggest challenges in this 1935 building. We are constantly working to improve it. I am happy to hear that our staff took good care of you, and that you had a fabulous time at our spa. The Roosevelt Baths & Spa is...

Suffern, New York
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was our third stay at this hotel for Chowderfest. We love everything about it. The shuttle service is a wonderful perk, the food is good quality, the rooms are a little dated but generally in good condition and the staff is wonderful. We will continue to come here very year we attend Chowderfest.

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DelawareNorthCos, General Manager at The Gideon Putnam, responded to this review

Thank you for choosing The Gideon Putnam each year for ChowderFest. We appreciate your great review, and look forward to your return next year.

Brooklyn, New York
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We enjoyed our weekend stay here. The price was good with amenities. It's more of a 4-star hotel because of the service and some design flaws. In the dining area for breakfast, the service was courteous and the staff was working very hard, but it was not quite up to par. I ordered the salmon and bagels and was supposed...

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DelawareNorthCos, General Manager at The Gideon Putnam, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review us. I am glad to hear you enjoyed your stay. I will follow up with the restaurant staff because I agree with you - you should not have been charged extra for a food item, when it was a replacement for something we were out of. I am very sorry. Also, we...

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I stayed here with a group from a wedding, it was just perfect! The Hall of Springs was the most beautiful place to hold a reception. The space was large enough to seat everyone as well as have a massive dance floor. The shuttle between the Hall of Springs and the Hotel was really appreciated as it avoided having to...

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DelawareNorthCos, General Manager at The Gideon Putnam, responded to this review

Thank you for your very nice review, and for recommending us to others! We hope your future plans will lead you back to The Gideon Putnam.

Massapequa, New York
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was up at the Gideon for a business trip with my wife. When you pull up to the hotel you get that feeling of a grand hotel that was build almost 100 years ago. The lobby is large and very nice and they had a fire going which felt good on a cold January evening. The staff they have...

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DelawareNorthCos, General Manager at The Gideon Putnam, responded to this review

The Gideon Putnam is the perfect destination for business and pleasure. I am glad to hear that both you and your wife had a successful and enjoyable weekend. We too hope your meeting is with us again next year!

Akron, New York
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Gideon Putnam property is one of a kind. The staff is welcoming and accommodating. Everything is quaint and pristine. Much to see and do! Take a couple days and go explore the surrounding area for yourself!

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DelawareNorthCos, General Manager at The Gideon Putnam, responded to this review

Thank you for your great words! I am glad to hear you felt well taken care of, and I hope your future plans will lead you back this way.

Boston, Massachusetts
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Classic old hotel with lots of character in a beautiful setting. Comfortable rooms, nearby amenities, friendly and attentive staff. Winter rates very reasonable, no complimentary breakfast, but coffee makers in rooms and restaurant on site.

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DelawareNorthCos, General Manager at The Gideon Putnam, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to share your experience with us. I am glad to hear you enjoyed your stay. Please come see us again.

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  • Room Service
  • Restaurant
  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Pool
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  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Golf Course
  • Tennis Court
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Pool
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  • Family Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
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  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Concierge
  • Banquet Room
  • Conference Facilities
  • Dry Cleaning
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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 

Additional Information about The Gideon Putnam

Address: 24 Gideon Putnam Road, Saratoga Spa State Park, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866 (Formerly Gideon Putnam Hotel and Conference Center)
Region: United States > New York > Saratoga Springs
Price Range: $160 - $455 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — The Gideon Putnam 4*
Number of rooms: 124
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Also Known As:
Gideon Putnam Saratoga Springs
Hotel Style:
#1 Green 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
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“get a room facing the rear of the hotel and overlooking the park”
 of 5 bubbles JeanneC592, 17 Feb 2017 | Read review
“I had a top floor basic queen room, this was large and comfortable but being in the dormer did not have much light.”
 of 5 bubbles Bimme, 16 Feb 2017 | Read review
“We've stayed a number of times. All rooms seem to be fine.”
 of 5 bubbles MichaelHollisNH, 20 Jan 2017 | Read review
“rooms on the higher floors are quieter I imagine”
 of 5 bubbles tenagliaerienne, 3 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Don't stay here.”
  • Face I drew in the dust on the ice bucket.
  • What even ARE those stains on the curtains?
  • Towel rack falling off.
  • Holes from animals (?) in the plastic bag for ice bucket.
  • Hair on the toilet
  • Dust all over the PORTABLE HEATER.
  • PAINTED tub. Yes. Paint over old tiles.
  • Holes from animals (?) in the plastic bag for ice bucket.
 of 5 bubbles N9373YJpeterr, 3 Jan 2017 | Read review
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