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Saratoga Springs: Hotels

August 24th, 2010 · No Comments · Destinations

For location, amenities, price, and service, the Holiday Inn Saratoga Springs is my current favorite.  After suffering slow traffic last year, I booked the Holiday Inn with hopes of only needing our car to drive to SPAC.  It is at the south end of the downtown area adjacent to Congress Park.  Happily I discovered a staircase directly into the park at the back end of the Holiday Inn parking lot which we used for our jaunts into town.

Pillows Menu at Holiday Inn Saratoga Springs

Pillows Menu at Holiday Inn Saratoga Springs

Rooms are recently renovated with very comfortable beds including a “pillow menu.”  Not all rooms have a refrigerator so be sure to confirm if your room type does when making a reservation.  We made due with my own version.  The room was clean, comfortable and quiet even though it overlooked the parking lot.  Connecting rooms are available.

A comfortable and quiet room at the Holiday Inn Saratoga Springs.

A comfortable and quiet room at the Holiday Inn Saratoga Springs where dogs are welcome.

Family friendly hotel amenities include both an indoor and outdoor pool and kids eat free.  The pools were a big hit with long hours and the novelty of switching between the two.

Mirielle and I had breakfast one morning at Bookmakers, the onsite restaurant, while Jack slept in.  The buffet cost as much as an entree and coffee so we tried it.  Frankly it wasn’t very good, but Mirielle was able to have her bacon and fruit and I was able to get my yogurt, granola and fruit.  The coffee wasn’t bad and I LOVE that not only do they leave the thermal pot on the table while you eat, but they drop off a “to go” cup with the check! (HINT => great idea to secure a great tip.)

While we didn’t take our dog, the Holiday Inn is also pet friendly

Holiday Inn Saratoga Springs, 232 Broadway, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866, Hotel Front Desk: 1-518-584-4550
Other foot-friendly alternatives:

Hampton Inn & Suites: A new hotel on the north end of the downtown area, across from High Rock Park and Scallions.  Indoor pool and studio suites.  It’s always sold out when we are visiting.

The Inn at Saratoga: A bed and breakfast feel in a historic hotel across the street from the Holiday Inn.

Saratoga Arms: Another favorite historic property on the north end of Broadway.

The Saratoga Hilton:  Across from the Saratoga Arms with an indoor pool.

With any lodging in Saratoga, I recommend booking in advance.  Hotels frequently sell out, especially during racing season.  We scored one of the last rooms available three weeks in advance.

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