Hotel- Gideon Putnam Spa Resort
24 Gideon Putnam Road, Saratoga Springs, N, Y 12866
(Located within the Saratoga Spa State Park)
The Gideon Putnam Spa Resort is a luxurious historic resort with modern amenities. It is a perfect place that you would expect only the highest standards. At the Gideon Putnam you find yourself in time to an era reminiscent of freedom and timeless style. As you drive beneath the towering pines of Saratoga State Park and pause before the magnificent Gideon Putnam, you'll find an unforgettable setting and an experience cherished. Whether your plans include a romantic weekend, a spa getaway or a business retreat, Gideon Putnam is the perfect choice. With 120 elegantly decorated guestrooms, including eighteen unique Parlor and porch suites, the hotel is reminiscent of the Georgian Era and provides a link to the way life used to be.
The Gideon Putnam Hotel is appropriately named after one of Saratoga Springs’ first settlers. Gideon Putnam, the founder of the hotel business in Saratoga Springs and the city’s “founding father”. In the 1920s, noted hydro therapist Simon Baruch persuaded the State of New York to develop a mineral spring treatment center modeled after famous European spas. In 1930, the State built a complex that would eventually include the hotel; the Washington, Lincoln and Roosevelt Bathhouses; a water Bottling Plant; Administration Building; Spa Summer Theater (SPAC); Victoria Pool; The Hall of Springs and a nine-hole golf course. The project took five years and $9 million to complete. In 1935, the magnificent brick hotel named after Gideon Putnam opened for business. It quickly became a favorite getaway for wealthy visitors drawn by the spas that thrive around the springs and by the great Saratoga Racetrack. The famous Saratoga racecourse opened on August 3rd, 1863 and brought much attention to the area.