Spa Getaways near NY

Located in Upstate New York’s Saratoga Spa State Park, just 45 minutes from Albany, NY and less than 4 hours from Manhattan, Boston and Montreal, The Gideon Putnam welcomes guests from around the world.

All major airlines provide transportation options to and from Albany. Call (518) 242-2222 for airport information.

Taxi service and car rentals are available at the Albany International Airport. For car rentals, please contact Enterprise® directly at (518) 464-3685. If you require assistance in finding your way to The Gideon Putnam, please ask the associates at the car rental agency or call our front desk at (866) 890-1171 for assistance.  

To help plan your arrival, please see the Saratoga Springs directions, map and transportation information below.


Gideon Putnam Shuttle Bus

The Gideon Putnam offers a 12-passenger shuttle to Downtown Saratoga Springs and Amtrak Station, Casino & Raceway, and any location within Saratoga Spa State Park. This shuttle is complimentary and runs daily on demand.  

The Gideon Putnam also has a 24-passenger handicap-accessible bus for transportation within Saratoga Springs, NY during racing season. This bus runs daily from 11 a.m. until the end of the day. The schedule is subject to change based on race post times. Outside of racing season your group or party can rent the bus for any occasion. 


Resort Parking

Complimentary resort parking is located adjacent to the hotel. Valet service is available at The Gideon Putnam during the summer horse racing season. There is also abundant parking throughout the Saratoga Spa State Park, including the Roosevelt Baths & Spa, Saratoga Spa Golf Course, Victoria Pool, Peerless Pool, Spa Little Theater and the Automobile Museum.


From West (Buffalo)

  • Take I-90 east (New York State Thruway). 
  • Exit at Amsterdam Exit 27, pay toll. 
  • Take right to Route 67 to Ballston Spa. 
  • Take Route 50 north. 
  • Take right into park at 2nd light after the "Saratoga Performing Arts Center" sign.
  • Follow signs to hotel.

From South (New York City)

  • Take I-87 north (New York State Thruway). 
  • Exit 24 to I-87 (Northway). 
  • Exit 13N (Route 9). 
  • At 4th light turn left into the park. 
  • Bear left after .8 mile--hotel is ahead on right.

From North

  • Take I-87 south (Northway)
  • Exit 14 and make a right on Route 9P (Union Avenue).
  • At the end of Union Avenue make a left onto West Circular Street.
  • Bear right at first stop sign.
  • Turn left onto Broadway at 1st light.
  • At 3rd light turn right into the park.
  • Bear left after .8 mile--hotel is ahead on right.

From East (Boston)

  • Take I-90 west (Mass. Turnpike) continue until Albany, use Troy/Albany Exits (24).Take I-87 (Northway).
  • Take Exit 13N (Route 9). 
  • At 4th light turn left into the park. 
  • Bear left after .8 mile--hotel ahead on right.

From Albany Airport

  • Starting from the main parking/car rental area, continue through the toll booths to first traffic light.
  • Turn left onto Albany-Shaker Road following signage to I-87 North (the Adirondack Northway).
  • Turn left to take ramp onto I-87 North.
  • Follow I-87 N to Exit 13N.
  • Continue onto Route 9 North.
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