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Equestricon 2017: The VIP Experience

Mark Your Calendars for Equestricon 2017!

Don’t miss the first ever premiere horse racing event of its kind! Equestricon is an international convention, trade show, and fan festival all in one and the place to be for all fanatics, stakeholders, industry insiders, and horseplayers.

Equestricon 2017

The best part? It’s right across the street from us! Stay with us August 13-15 and get “The Full Experience” with our

Equestricon 2017 VIP Package:

– 3 nights at Saratoga Arms (August 13, 14, 15)
– Breakfast for two each morning
– 2 VIP Equestricon Passes, including:
  • Exclusive Sunday Morning Activities
  • Priority Seating at Panels & Events
  • Sunday Evening VIP Party
  • Premium VIP Gift Bag, Poster, Lanyards, & More
  • Legends of Racing Two-Day Autograph Pass
  • Book Signings and Workshops
  • Live Music, Arcade, and Arts & Drafts Bar
  • VIP Social Lounge & Meet-and-Greets
  • And More! See Full Details.
Book this 3-Day experience package for only:
  • $2197 per couple for a Queen Room
  • $2437 per couple for a King or Double Queen Room
  • $2557-2797 per couple for a Premium Room


2017 Saratoga Beer Week

Saratoga Beer Week

Save the Date for Saratoga Suds!

The 6th Annual Saratoga Beer Week

Calling all beer lovers! Save the date; Beer Week is coming to the Saratoga Springs City Center on February 24-26. Two days of sampling over 160 craft brews from around the country. From lagers to porters, there’s something for every palate and our Saratoga Beer Week Package will get you all set up for a festive weekend. Book your favorite room today and look forward to:

  • 2 nights at our downtown Saratoga Springs hotel
  • 2 Saratoga Beer Week Passes, includes:
    • Friday Evening Hard Cider Night
    • New VIP Saturday Grand Tasting, additional hour of sampling, (now 4 hours), a commemorative hat, a $5 food voucher and souvenir sampling glass.
  • Full breakfast for two at Saratoga Arms each morning
  • An exclusive Brewer’s Breakfast Bash on Saturday, where you will meet Josh Matt from Smuttynose Brewing Company and enjoy a four course beer pairing breakfast. Josh will walk you through each beer, how they make it, and what is pairs well with.
  • Beer gifts to take home after a great weekend

Saratoga Beer Week

Only $598 per couple for 2 nights in a Queen Room
Only $678 per couple for 2 nights in a King Room
$698-$838 per couple for 2 nights in a Premium Room

This exclusive package offers big savings with your 3rd night (Thursday) for $99 so you can make the most of the weekend!

Get a Taste of Beer Week

Saratoga Beer Week

“Perfect location for the Beer Week. Close enough to most bars to walk and enjoy the tastings around town. Our room was great, as always. Breakfast was hot and filling. The fresh fruit was fantastic. The beer tasting breakfast was a fun way to start a day of beer tasting. Hope to return again next year.”



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!

  • Gift certifcate for 2 massages or 2 facials at top local spa
  • 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.

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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, romantic weekends, girlfriend 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