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The Adelphi Hotel in Saratoga Springs, New York is a great, easy and short trip from New York City. It’s perfect if you’re looking for an affordable yet luxurious getaway.
I have written up a review and also did a short video tour during my stay. In a nutshell, I loved the Adelphi Hotel in Saratoga Springs and my review will tell you why. I can’t wait to come back in the spring to visit again. It’s a great, easy and short getaway.
Following a $28 million renovation, the historic 150-year-old Adelphi Hotel in Saratoga Springs, New York, is welcoming guests again. Staff will greet you as you pull up and valet your car. If they’re not out there, just give the front desk a ring. When you walk in, you’re greeted by a beautiful lobby.
The hotel marries modern luxury with Saratoga history. It’s easy to see the updated regal, Victorian decor being brought into a chic boutique hotel.
Check-in was easy and done at modernized, Victorian desks. The rest of the lobby is filled with similar antique treasures (light fixtures and couches) that were saved and updated. Very cool vibe.
Welcome Amenity? No
The public areas are grand and remind us of yesteryear. There are so many details that have been tended to. I love the whole vibe.
Guest rooms are appointed with every modern luxury. Electronic switches with easy access from your bed to everything from lights to black out curtains.
Closet/Dresser Details? Not a ton of storage space but this isn’t a long-term destination so you don’t really need it.
Charging Situation? There were plenty of chargers.
Turn-Down Service: Yes, with sweet treats!
Bottled Water? Complimentary and from Saratoga. The blue bottles!
Coffee maker? Espresso machine/Tea.
Reading Material in the Room. Yes, loved reading the magazines about the local area.
White Glove Inspection: Couldn’t find a thing to complain about. And you know we lift the mattresses up and strip the bed. As New Yorkers, we’ve learned you can’t be too careful. The room had A LOT of white, too and I couldn’t find a spot.
Bathrooms have heated floors and towel racks so even during the cold winters, guests will be happy!
Makeup Mirror? Yes.
Hairdryer? Yes, decent quality.
Towel quality? Excellent. And Robes.
Amenities? Everything was top notch.
The Food & Drink
Saratoga is always lauded as a town for foodies and this hotel lived up to the reputation. I was really impressed with the food and cocktail quality. We tried the lobby bar, Morrissey’s, whose bartender is a true master of his craft. Not only did we sip expertly mixed drinks all night but we also got an education. Also, the date dessert was absolutely incredible. It doesn’t look like much but I will never forget it. Don’t judge a book by its cover.
Blue Hen we only went for breakfast and it was pretty good. They were still working out a few kinks with new staff as the hotel only recently reopened. It’s an absolutely beautiful space though and it has a great menu. They also recently opened a winter ice bar on the terrace, which unfortunately we missed by a few weeks. Seems pretty cool.
The steakhouse, Salt and Char is where it’s at. It is absolutely incredible. I would honestly come all the way back to Saratoga for a meal here. Chef Bobby Flay gave it rave reviews and named the American wagyu rib eye cap as his favorite steak anywhere. So even if you don’t trust me, he knows his stuff.
The Little Things
Did I feel truly welcome by the staff? Yes, every person on the property was pleasant.
Wi-Fi? Yes, included.
Mini-Bar? Yes. Complimentary soft drinks and beer!
The Adelphi Hotel, Saratoga Springs
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