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The Perfect Fall Getaway Itinerary

Fall in love with Saratoga Springs this autumn. Cozy up by the fireplace, enjoy the crisp fall air, and discover all the fun things to do around town!

Day 1

Saratoga Arms

  • Check in at Saratoga Arms
  • Relax on the grand Saratoga Porch and enjoy a bottle of wine and fruit and cheese plate. Free when you book our Three’s A Charm Special!
  • Take an evening walk along North Broadway’s boutique shops and view the historic homes on your way to a romantic dinner

Day 2


Day 3

Fort Ticonderoga

  • Start your day right with another delicious breakfast at Saratoga Arms
  • Spend the day in the Adirondack Mountains and enjoying the fall weather, while:
  • Return to Saratoga for an afternoon nap before hitting the town for dinner and drinks

Day 4

Breakfast at Saratoga Arms

  • Enjoy the final morning in the Saratoga Arms dining room for breakfast

Come stay with us and experience the perfect fall getaway!


Don’t Let Saratoga Racing Season Pass You By!

Top Saratoga Racing Season Dates

Enjoy the very best events of Saratoga racing season! Book your room now at our downtown Saratoga Springs hotel before we sell out!
Saratoga Racing Season Lodging

  • The Whitney – August 6th
  • The Alabama – August 20th
  • The Travers – August 27th
  • The Woodward – September 3rd
  • The Fasig Tipton Sale – August 8th & 9th
  • Final Stretch Music Festival Weekend – September 3rd & 4th
  • Closing Day – September 5th

Book your room today!

Saratoga-Race-Track-Dining-1Clubhouse Reserved Seating

Book our private table at Turf Terrace to enjoy an excellent view of the track and finish line with formal open-air setting. The table seats up to 6 people and will be yours for the entire day of racing! The Turf Terrace restaurant offers a lunch menu, snacks, and drinks available for purchase (not included.) Experience our historic race track in style! Email us to request your reservation today.

$60- $90 for the entire table, price varies by date. 

Reserve a Table

Available on a first-come first-served basis Wednesday-Monday. We recommend purchasing all 6 seats for a private table, but you may request fewer seats ($10-$15 per seat.) Most Saturdays are already sold out. Confirmed requests are charged right away and are non-refundable.


Saratoga Racing Season Opens July 22nd!

Opening Weekend Celebrations

Hat Off Music FestivalJoin us July 22nd – 24th, 2016 and experience all the excitement of the Saratoga racing season opening weekend! Catch the latest fashion trends, and feel the absolute thrill of cheering on your favorite horse as they race to the finish line!

Hurry, Only A Few Rooms Left For Opening Weekend!

Reserve Your Trackside Dining

Find out the best places to sit at the historic Saratoga Race Course and how to reserve them! We highly recommend making your reservations early if you want enjoy trackside dining, which also includes your seat for the full day! Learn more…


A Few of Our Favorite Saratoga Springs Hiking Trails

Saratoga Springs Hiking

Discover another side of Sartaoga Springs! There is a lot more to our historic town than just the Saratoga Race Course! Check out our top Saratoga Springs hiking trail picks, offering everything from stunning lake views, challenging climbs, to a stroll along our famous springs to drink the healing waters!
Saratoga Spring NY hiking trails

  • Geyser Creek Trail – Easy 3 mile stroll along Geyser Creek and our famous springs
  • Sleeping Beauty – Moderate 7 mile mountain hike passing by two beautiful ponds
  • Hadley Mountain – Moderate-difficult 2.6 mile hike offering great views from the watch tower
  • Buck Mountain – Challenging 6.6 mile hike with stunning Lake George views

Book your escape to our downtown Saratoga Springs, NY hotel today for the ultimate getaway!




Spring Fling, A Saratoga Springs Spa Getaway

Saratoga Springs Spa Getaway

Relax and refresh with a spring getaway to our luxurious downtown Saratoga Springs hotel!

Spring Fling Special, Save $50

Book 2 Nights and Save $50 off our Spring Fling Package. Our Saratoga Springs spa getaway is perfect for a girlfriends getaway or a romantic escape!

  • Choice of two 50 minute Swedish massages or Saratoga Refresher facials (or one of each!)
  • Decadent gourmet chocolate truffles
  • Full breakfast for two in the morning

Regularly $199, Limited Time Only $149, in addition to room rate.

New reservations only, cannot be combined with other offers. Valid for reservations booked for the dates of April 6 – May 12, 2016.
Saratoga Springs hotel“I wanted to move in!”

Everything is within walking distance… This place is perfect for couples – calm, serene, and mature. Everyone was courtesy, friendly, and welcoming. I will definitely return.

– John O, New York –

Don’t Forget Mother’s Day!

Remind Mom why you’re her favorite with a getaway to our luxurious Saratoga Springs hotel! Our gift certificates make the perfect present, and can be purchased online for any amount.

Order A Gift Certificate Online


Historic Saratoga Springs Horse Racing : July 22 – September 5

Racing Season is Just Around the Bend - Book Now, Rooms Will Sell Out!

One of the highlights of visiting Saratoga Springs in the summer is the action and excitement of racing season. The Saratoga Race Course is the oldest thoroughbred racetrack in America. For just six weeks this summer, the most elite horses in the world will come to compete for a record $18.72 million dollars in stakes purses.


Saratoga Race Track HistoryBe Part of History : The Oldest Track in the Country

The Saratoga Race Course attracts top names in racing and has been host many historic upsets. Last summer a sold-out crowd witnessed Triple Crown champion American Pharoah’s dramatic second place finish to Keen Ice, and the fastest winning course time in 14 years!

Even if you are not a gambler, there are lots of fun things to do at track. Make sure to book your room at our downtown Saratoga Springs hotel early, before they sell out! Learn more about top events and special 2016 race dates.

Saratoga Horse RacingRace Day 101: Seating, Dining & Activities

Whether you are new to racing or a seasoned veteran, we pride ourselves on helping guests have a true Saratoga experience.

Some of the most frequent questions we receive from people looking to take part in the racing experience is on seating options, so we’ve created a great introductory video with our own insider-tips. We highly recommend making your reservations early if you want enjoy trackside dining, which also includes your seat for the full day! Learn more…

Book Your Lodging Now : We Will Sell Out!!Book Your Lodging Now : We Will Sell Out!

Saratoga Arms is a historic boutique hotel set in the heart of downtown and just minutes from the Saratoga Race Course. Enjoy elegant rooms and suites offering luxurious linens, free Wi-Fi internet, and our signature farm fresh breakfast included in your stay.

Our downtown location puts you within easy walking distance of the best restaurants, shopping, downtown festivities and nightlife in Saratoga Springs!

Book early for the best rates and availability during racing season!



Your Ultimate Winter Getaway To Saratoga Springs

Romantic getaways Saratoga Springs NY

The winter months are full of wonderful things to do in Saratoga Springs! Being native Saratogians, we have designed a 3-night, 4 day adventure that showcases the ultimate Saratoga winter experience. Plan your adventure and book your stay at Saratoga Arms, our award-winning downtown hotel in Saratoga Springs, NY.

4 Perfect Days in Saratoga Springs, Winter Edition!

Day 1: Arrival Day

  • Check into your luxurious room at Saratoga Arms
  • Take a Saratoga mineral bath at Complexions, Saratoga’s newest Spa
  • Dinner at one of many fabulous Saratoga Springs restaurants within walking distance of our hotel

Winter activities in Saratoga Springs

Day 2: History, Culture & Dining

  • Take a morning walk along North Broadway and view the historic homes
  • Return to Saratoga Arms for a delicious farm fresh breakfast
  • Tour the National Racing Museum and Tang Museum at Skidmore College
  • Have lunch at Scallions Restaurant or Ravenous Creperie in downtown Saratoga Springs
  • After lunch, travel 20 minutes north to tour the Hyde Collection in Glens Falls
  • Enjoy drinks and a small plate, by the fire, in the front parlor of Saratoga Arms before your dinner
  • After dinner, test your betting luck at the Saratoga Casino and Raceway

snowshoeing in upstate NY

Day 3: Outdoor Adventures or Downtown Fun

  • Begin your day with another breakfast at Saratoga Arms

For Active Guests:

  • Spend the day snowshoeing or cross country skiing at Saratoga Spa State Park, our 2,200 acre park!
  • Travel 48 miles north to the Adirondack Mountains to Lapland Lakes, one of the area’s finest cross country ski areas!

For Less Adventurous Guests:

  • Tour the many shops along Broadway, our main street
  • Take in an independent movie, at our downtown theater
  • Spend an afternoon by the fire at Saratoga Arms with a boardgame or a book
  • Return to Saratoga for a nap then dinner

things to do in Saratoga Springs NY

Day 4: Check Out Day

  • Enjoy the final morning in the Saratoga Arms dining room for breakfast
  • Pick up that last minute Saratoga gift at one of our downtown shops!

Book your favorite room today for an unforgettable winter getaway!


Give the Gift of a Getaway

Saratoga Arms Gift Certificates

Treat someone special to an experience they won’t soon forget at Saratoga Arms, a downtown boutique hotel in Saratoga Springs. Our gift certificates can be used on luxury accommodations, blissful spa days, getaway packages, and more.

Saratoga Springs Getaways 8 Reasons They’ll Love a Getaway to Saratoga Springs:

  1. Fine dining within an easy walk of our downtown hotel
  2. Entertaining nightlife & breweries
  3. Shopping extraordinaire
  4. Rejuvenating Mineral Baths
  5. All Season Outdoor Activities
  6. Museums and Vibrant Arts Center
  7. Home to the famous Saratoga Race Course
  8. Centrally located from NYC, Boston and Montreal

And if you’re lucky, you might get invited along!

As a token of your love or one of thanks, a gift certificate to Saratoga Arms is perfect for everyone on your holiday shopping list. And you can purchase them from the comfort of your easy chair while warming your feet by the fire!

Saratoga Springs gift cards

Let your imagination soar and call us to design an experience you know they’ll love, or let your recipient decide and order a gift certificate online for any dollar amount of your choosing!

Order Gift Certificates Online
Or Call (518) 584-1775


Saratoga Restaurant Week : December 4-10, 2015

Saratoga Restaurant Week
If you’re lucky enough to be staying at our downtown Saratoga Springs hotel during the Saratoga County Restaurant Week, you will be in walking distance to your pick of the city’s top restaurants offering lunch and three course dinners at fabulous prices.

Saratoga Restaurant Week Lodging Special

Save $20 off per night on your favorite room at Saratoga Arms
Book online with promo code: DEC20

*Available December 4-10, 2015 only. May not be combined with other offers.

Saratoga Restaurant Week Menus

Why You Should Visit During Saratoga County Winter Restaurant Week:
When else can you enjoy a three course dinner for only $20 at a top Saratoga restaurant? This event lasts a full week, so if you’re planning an extended stay you can sample several restaurants that you may have been wanting to try. With so many restaurants participating, you are sure to find a menu that will tantalize your taste buds!

  • Dates: December 4-10, 2015
  • Three-Course Pre Fixe Dinner Menus: $10, $20 or $30
  • Pre Fixe Lunch Specials: $5 or $10
  • No tickets needed, just make reservations at the restaurant of your choice

Here are just a few of our favorite restaurants that will be participating this year

Boca BistroBocaBistro

Trendy Spanish tapas & wine bar…

Call: 518-682-2800

$20 Dinner Menu

Chianti Il Ristorante
Chianti Menu

Fabulous Northern Italian cuisine…

Call: 518-580-0025

$20 Dinner Menu

Hatties Saratoga SpringsHattie’s Restaurant

Delicious Southern comfort food…

Call: 518-584-4790

$20 Dinner See Menu

Sperrys Saratoga SpringsSperry’s Restaurant

Elegant bistro with great bar…

Call: 518-584-9618

$30 Dinner Menu


Thirsty Owl Wine Bar and BistroThirsty Owl Wine Bar and Bistro

Spanish inspired bistro & wine bar…

Call: 518-587-9694

$10 Lunch, $30 Dinner See Menu

See the full restaurant list & more info…


Book your favorite room today for this fun event!


Snuggle Up at Saratoga Arms

Snuggle Up at Saratoga Arms

Slip away to our boutique hotel in Saratoga Springs and enjoy a few moments to yourselves before the bustle of the holiday season begins. From a romantic night out of the house to a girls’ weekend, we have the perfect package that will help you recharge! Stay Sunday – Thursday and extend your getaway with our Third Night Free special!

Romance in Upstate New YorkRomance Package

These special touches will ensure you have a romantic getaway to remember!

– Chilled bottle of Prosecco
– Pampering Spa Basket
– Arrangement of Fresh Flowers
– Full Breakfast for two each morning

Classic romance for only $158, plus your room rate*

Girls Getaway in Saratoga SpringsEstrogen Escape

Grab your best girlfriends for a fun and relaxing getaway in the city.

Each of you will receive:

– One 50 minute Swedish Massage or Refresher Facial
– Luxurious Menges and Curtis Hand Cream
– Split of Prosecco to celebrate with
– Full Breakfast each morning

All this fun for $119 per person, plus your room rate*

Relaxing Swedish Massage in Saratoga SpringsSaratoga Snuggle

Treat each other and reignite your flame with a romantic escape to downtown Saratoga Springs.

– Two 50 minute Swedish massages or Saratoga Refresher facials
– Decadent chocolate truffles
– Full Breakfast each morning

Be pampered for only $199, plus your room rate*

*Available for travel between November 1, 2015 – April 30, 2016, excluding December 31 and February 12-15.