Just a few hours north of Manhattan, this quaint small town is the perfect getaway. Whether you come for a weekend or a week away, this beautiful town will hold your attention. Here are the best hotels in Saratoga Springs for a getaway.
Why Saratoga Springs? This small town has the perfect blend of college-town atmosphere, refined cultural attractions, and the summer horse-racing season. There’s no shortage of things to do in Saratoga Springs.
Whether they come for the mineral springs, the summer concerts at SPAC, or the gourmet dining, most visitors select a hotel in close proximity to downtown. This allows easy access to the shops along Broadway and the downtown restaurants along Maple, Caroline and Phila Streets.
Here are the 10 best Saratoga Springs hotels for your weekend getaway.
The Saratoga Arms is a restored 1870 brick hotel that makes you feel more like you’re staying in someone’s luxury guest house than a hotel. There’s a wrap-around porch, homemade cookies every night, and a breakfast service to die for. Staying even one night makes you feel like you’re part of this gorgeous family-run establishment. See reviews and check rates
Saratoga Casino Hotel
Located at the casino and adjacent to Harness Hall of Fame & Museum, the Saratoga Casino Hotel offers luxury and quiet relaxation. Steeped in the town’s horse racing past, the décor will have you think of racing even in the off-season. This is a smart choice for couples looking for a fun weekend away. It is a short drive from downtown or to other attractions. See reviews and check rates
The Adelphi Hotel
Originally built in 1877, the Adelphi Hotel is newly reincarnated as a luxury spot that pays homage to all the building’s history. With high-end finishes and several restaurants, including Salt & Char, this hotel is one of the best downtown Saratoga hotels. Located diagonally across Broadway from Congress Park, the location can’t be beat. See reviews and check rates
Homewood Suites by Hilton
With contemporary, comfortable furnishings, the all-suite Homewood Suites by Hilton offers plenty of space to relax. The hotel has a great location outside of town on South Broadway across the street from Saratoga Spa State Park. It offers an indoor pool and hot tub as well as complimentary hot breakfast and dinner and drinks Monday-Thursday. See reviews and check rates
Located two blocks off Broadway and from Congress Park, the Embassy Suites Hotel is an all-suite option popular with families. The hotel is walkable to all the downtown attractions and offers a free cooked-to-order breakfast, free evening reception, and free parking in the heart of downtown. See reviews and check rates
The Inn at Saratoga
Built in 1843, the Inn at Saratoga is is the oldest continually operating lodging in town. The 48 guest rooms are tastefully decorated in antique Victorian furniture. The tavern is as lively today as it has ever been, and features delicious food with ingredients from local farms. And just like yesteryear, the tavern features live music several nights a week. Located on Broadway at the south end of Congress Park, it’s a 5-10 minute walk to the heart of downtown. See reviews and check rates
The 12-room Brentwood Hotel is one of the most sought-after accommodations in town: it is located at the Saratoga Race Course. Many of the rooms have views of the track and gates to watch the horses. The hotel offers “relaxed luxury” from the Italian sheets to the craft cocktails available on the porch. The hotel provides bicycles, tote bags and umbrellas for guests to use during their stay. As a bonus, it is one of the few luxury properties in town that is pet-friendly. See reviews and check rates
Hampton Inn & Suites Downtown
Located just two blocks off Broadway and among the city’s restaurant area, the Hampton Inn & Suites’ location is perfect for a weekend getaway. Here, you’ll find an indoor pool, free breakfast and free parking right in the heart of downtown. See reviews and check rates
Gideon Putnam Resort & Spa
As the only hotel located within the Saratoga Spa State Park, the Gideon Putnam Hotel is one of the most popular accommodations in the city. Named after the founder father of the town, guests of the hotel have special access and proximity to the Roosevelt Baths. Built in 1935, the hotel was recently refurbished from the ground up. See reviews and check rates
Courtyard by Marriott
Located between downtown and Skidmore College, the Courtyard by Marriott is just off the I-87 Adirondack Northway. It is located ¼ from the heart of downtown and is a good base to explore the broader region, including Lake George. The hotel offers an indoor pool, free breakfast and easy access to the highway. See reviews and check rates
A final note –
If you’re looking for other options or budget accommodations (or you happen to be in town during racing season), consider options just down the road in the town of Malta. It’s an 8 mile/10-minute drive, but accommodations in Malta are usually cheaper and can be more plentiful when there are large events in Saratoga Springs.