Day Trips from Albany New York

The following is a comprehensive list of Frequently Asked Questions to help you plan your getaway or day trip from Albany NY. If you have a question that's not answered here or on our website, please call us at 866-890-1171.

  • Self Parking
  • Valet Parking (Late July through Labor Day)
  • Wi-Fi (high speed internet)
  • Guest Bathrobe
  • In-Room Safe
  • Bottled Saratoga Water
  • Use of Steam Room
  • Shuttle to Saratoga Race Course, downtown and other attractions
  • $5 discount on a mineral bath at Roosevelt Baths & Spa
  • Exercise Room
  • Use of Victoria Pool ( Late June through Labor Day)
The Gideon Putnam is located within the Saratoga Spa State Park.
The Roosevelt Baths & Spa, the Saratoga Performing Arts Center, the Museum of Dance, the Auto Museum, The Spa Little Theater, and the Spa Golf Course are all located within the Saratoga Spa State Park.
Approximately 30 minutes away is the Albany International Airport.
Our hotel bears the name of the very founder of Saratoga Springs — Gideon Putnam. A visionary who settled near High Rock Spring in 1795, he saw the area's potential and purchased land near Congress Spring to build Putnam's Tavern and Boarding House.
Yes, all guest rooms and public areas are air conditioned.

The Gideon Putnam has several packages which can be found on the Specials & Packages page within the website.

You can make a reservation through our website or by calling 866-890-1171 toll free from 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 a.m., Monday through Friday and 9:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m., Saturday and Sunday.
72 hours notice is required for any cancellations or changes to your reservation.

Yes, maps of the parks are available at the front desk.

For the most part, yes. However, this is a fairly rustic park, and you should stay on the paved areas only and watch your step very carefully. A flashlight can be handy. Should wildlife cross your path, keep your distance and let them move out of your way before you proceed.

Located in Upstate New York, the weather is mild in the spring and fall, especially lovely in the summer, and white in the winter months, when it is best to pack warm coats and hats.

Directions can be found on the Destinations page of our website. The front desk would be happy to assist you with any directions needed once you arrive.

Yes. A short stroll through the park behind the hotel will lead you to The Victoria Pool which is open seasonally late June through Labor Day, 7 days a week from 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. If May is a warm month, the pool is open on the weekends. Guests must bring your hotel room pass in order to enter the pool free of charge. If you are not a guest at the resort the charge for adults is $8 and children are $4.
Two. The Victoria Pool and The Peerless Pool. The Peerless Pool is larger and more family oriented. It is open 6 days a week, closed on Tuesdays from the end of June through Labor Day. The hours are 10 a.m. until 6 p.m. Adults are $2 and children are $1.50.
The fitness center is located within the hotel and is open daily, 24 hours a day.
The Roosevelt Baths & Spa is open daily from 9 a.m. until 7 p.m. Please call 518-226-4790 for more information or to book an appointment.

Mineral Baths, Massages, Facials, Body Treatments and Salon Services.

Each bath is set up for individual use to ensure your privacy. Our staff has been trained to draw the mineral baths to the proper temperature (97-100 degrees) by adding a minimal amount of hot, fresh water to the natural, cold mineral water.

Yes. Gift cards can be purchased at the hotel or spa front desks or ordered over the phone with a credit card.

Yes, there are bicycle racks located in front of the Resort. We recommend that you keep your bike securely locked whenever you are away from it. However, we ask that you do not bring your bicycle into your room, into any meeting rooms, or secure it to any light poles, sign poles, or any park feature.
Yes. We do rent bicycles through the front desk. Rental fees are: $15 for 2 hours, $25 for 4 hours and $40 for all day.
Parking for the disabled is available, and we have a limited number of rooms that provide various types of access for the disabled. Please contact the front desk or a reservations agent, prior to arrival, to determine if your specific needs can be met.

We do have pet friendly rooms available on the first floor for an additional $50 per day. We ask that no pets be left unattended in a closed vehicle at any time. The Gideon Putnam does not provide pet sitting services. Pet sitting must be arranged prior to arrival with an outside service.

Putnam's restaurant and bar as well as Putnam's Patio and Café in the Park. Putnam's is open year round serving breakfast lunch and dinner. Putnam's Patio and the Café in the Park are both open daily weather permitting, Spring through Fall.
Yes, a few choices are on the menu. With advance notice, we can meet most special dietary requirements.
Yes. A room service menu is available in all of our guest rooms. Room service is offered from 7 a.m. until 9 p.m.
Sunday Brunch is offered every Sunday from 10:30 a.m. until 1:30 p.m.
The gift shop is open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily and it is located off of the main lobby. The Roosevelt Baths & Spa also has a retail section in their main lobby open from 9 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Safe deposit boxes are provided in all guest rooms.
One-day dry cleaning service is available if items are brought to the front desk Monday - Friday. The closest laundromats are located in downtown Saratoga Springs.
We can put you in touch with an outside service. Please call our Front Desk for assistance.

The Emergency Room of Saratoga Hospital is located on Church Street. It is about a 10 minute drive from The Gideon Putnam.

Check-in time is 4 p.m., and check-out time is 11 a.m. Early check in or late check out can be requested with the front desk.

Yes, two computers and printers are available in the Saratoga Room. Photocopying and faxing are available at the Front Desk.

The Gideon Putnam shuttle is available anytime to local destinations free of charge. A passenger bus is also available for large groups. Please contact the sales office by calling 518-226-4700 for more information regarding the bus. The Saratoga City Trolley runs seasonally stopping at the hotel every 30 minutes as well.
Yes, during racing season it runs from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m., every 30 minutes and between 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. it runs every hour. From 4 p.m. to the end of the races it runs every 30 minutes. The schedule is subject to change based on race post times.
The Saratoga Casino and Raceway is often called the "Racino" which offers harness racing and video gaming.
Yes. An ATM is located in the main lobby of the hotel.
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