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The Gideon Putnam

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Reviewed 8 May 2016

Great place to revive and appreciate the natural world, shaped by tge aesthetics of FDR's New York State. Driving in along the Avenue of the Pines, seeing the many bikers and bird-watchers, as well as the gorgeous skies and horticulture of Saratoga Springs, one begins to feel alive again!

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

It sounds like you had a very healing weekend - healing is what we've been known for since the 1930s. Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback.

Newton, United States
Reviewed 7 May 2016

The staff were wonderful. Needed a quick turnaround on room service breakfast and they managed it with a very positive attitude. The food - room service, brunch and dinner in the Tavern - was uniformly delicious. I went on the off-season rate and it was reasonably priced for that. However, the room was tired and needed some maintenance. However, it...

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

Our staff is our greatest asset - thank you for calling attention their service. I am glad you enjoyed your stay. Please visit us again to see the changes we will be making - to the guestrooms, corridors, lobby, meeting rooms and conference center.

Carmel, New York
Reviewed 6 May 2016

The Gideon Putnam has the nicest staff a great spa and the quaint town of Saratoga Springs has wonderful restaurants. We visit at least once a year and always try a new restaurant. We have never had a bad meal or a bad experience.

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

I am glad to hear we are providing an experience that keeps you coming back each year. Thank you very much for taking the time to review us.

Lindenhurst, New York
Reviewed 6 May 2016

Everything about staying at the Gideon Putnam has a casual but sophisticated/classic feel about it. The old charm is still there, yet the modern amenities are there as well. It's relaxing and enjoyable.

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

Classic, yet modern. I love your characterization - thank you! I am glad to hear you had an enjoyable stay.

Plymouth, Massachusetts
Reviewed 6 May 2016

Located right in the State Park, great location. Close to downtown with shuttle service. On site restaurant/bar was excellent, friendly, helpful staff. Only drawback would be that they have double beds in rooms instead of queen....full size beds are too small. Would definitely visit again, but would upgrade to king size bed.

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

Thank you for finding us. This hotel was built in the 1930s, with multiple additions and varying room sizes. A few rooms do have double beds, but the majority of guestrooms have queen and king beds. I am glad to hear we will see you again.

Ithaca, New York
Reviewed 5 May 2016

The inn was very comfortable and furnished authentically in 1930s style. The spa experience was wonderful and the trail walks lovely. Close to town, where bountiful selection of fine restaurants. Might have preferred to visit during season when more going on at the Arts Center. Or horse racing.

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

You should absolutely come back and visit us when the Track is open, and Saratoga Performing Arts Center is in full operation - they are celebrating 50 years this year. We hope to see you this Summer!

Norwalk
Reviewed 4 May 2016

The grounds were inviting. It is located in the State Park. A golf course, geyser, theater, baths are all within walking distance, though there is a van to take you wherever you would like to go, including into town. The rooms are very comfortable. The restaurant is very good. The bar is a good place for a quiet drink. The...

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

Thank you for taking advantage of one of our Living Social offers. I am glad to hear you had a wonderful time exploring, and it sounds like we'll see you again!

Craryville, New York
Reviewed 2 May 2016

Rooms are very clean, comfortable bed, feels very homey. Free wi-fi in room with sitting area, complimentary coffee/tea in room. Very relaxing common area. Grounds are an adventure to just go out and walk.

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

The Gideon Putnam is here because of the State Park and the healing mineral waters, but how lucky are we all, to still have such a beautiful place to stay, with so many things to do right here in the Park. Thank you for your review.

Saratoga Springs, New York
Reviewed 2 May 2016

We went to the Gideon Putnam for brunch on 5/1/16. We have not been to the Gideon in years and will surely not go back again anytime in the near future, at least not for brunch. For the price, the food was mediocre at best, when you could find something to eat. Perhaps because they were overbooked? The chaffing dishes...

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

Thank you for your review. I am very sorry to hear that your brunch experience did not live up to our reputation. Sunday Brunch at The Gideon Putnam is normally a very popular and positive experience for our guests. I will certainly make sure the Chefs, and Food & Beverage team read your feedback. Thank you for the opportunity to...

vestal, ny
Reviewed 30 April 2016

the people there were great the property was something to enjoy the trails were great. everything in the hotel was super. i will go back again even you have kids they will enjoy it. golfing was good the trails in the park were worth going to

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

It sounds like your trip was not only relaxing, but there was something to do for everyone. Thank you very much for sharing your experience. We hope to see you soon.

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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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Address: 24 Gideon Putnam Rd, Saratoga Spa State Park, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866-6218 (Formerly Gideon Putnam Hotel and Conference Center)
Region: United States > New York > Saratoga Springs
Price Range: $174 - $491 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — The Gideon Putnam 4*
Number of rooms: 124
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Gideon Putnam Saratoga Springs
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#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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“If planning to share a room with more than 2 people, call to put your reservation and request the larger room in your price tier.”
 of 5 bubbles violinlocket, 17 Mar 2017 | Read review
“4th floor on top is the best. I even like the elevator!”
 of 5 bubbles epc777, 25 Feb 2017 | Read review
“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.”
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