My family went on a mini-vacation at the Hampton Inn & Suites in Saratoga Springs recently thanks to a relative's generous Hilton Honors points donation. In the past, we stayed at the Hilton Garden Inn when we went to Saratoga Springs for an overnight with the kids, but this time we decided to try something new.
The Hampton Inn won us over. The hotel has a beautiful heated pool, which is much larger than the one at HGI. The breakfast which was included had more to offer than the HGI one, and the location is more convenient. It is close to the center of town. We somehow got upgraded to a suite room. I slept very soundly in the comfortable bed. My husband didn't sleep too well though.
He claims there were a group of middle-aged women having a girls night who had a bit too much to drink and were yelling in the hallway. I heard a little bit of this too, but I was so relaxed from the mineral bath, I guess I just slept through the fun. This aside, I would definitely come back to the Hampton Inn & Suites in Saratoga Springs, NY.
I had a great time at the Gideon Putnam several years ago. The hotel is more formal, and has much more character, and is home to the Roosevelt Baths & Spa. (I'd recommend the Gideon Putnam if you are looking for a couples getaway without kids or a low-key honeymoon).