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Saratoga Springs Motels for the Frugal Traveler

You'll find 15 low-cost motels in Saratoga Springs among more than 161 hotels and other accommodations. These budget-friendly accommodations can help you cut costs when compared with traditional hotels, which have more amenities but ones you may never use.

Because you'll save on your room, you can enjoy more of what Saratoga Springs has to offer. Not-to-be-missed sights include The Children's Museum at Saratoga, Canfield Casino, and Congress Park.

Fun fact: The first motels popped up in the 1920s as a convenient place to stay for the tired traveler taking a road trip along the major roadways of America. Motels often include free parking, and many also include an outdoor pool.

Here are some of Expedia customers' best-rated Saratoga Springs motels to choose from:

Landmark Motor Inn

  • Stay within a short 7-minute drive of Charles R. Wood Theater.
  • Enjoy access to the outdoor pool, and freebies including breakfast, WiFi, and parking.

The Springs Motel

  • An outdoor pool, free WiFi, and free parking are available during your stay.
  • You'll be located within a 5-minute drive of Congress Park and Canfield Casino.

Saratoga Garden Motel

  • Enjoy access to the picnic area, and freebies including WiFi and parking.
  • Stay within a 5-minute drive of The Children's Museum at Saratoga and Canfield Casino.

Spa Motel

  • You'll be located within a 5-minute drive of Congress Park and Canfield Casino.
  • A casino and free parking are available during your stay, along with room amenities like a flat-screen TV.

Top Hill Motel

  • Stay within a 5-minute drive of Saratoga Spa State Park and Saratoga Automobile Museum.
  • Enjoy access to the outdoor pool, and freebies including WiFi and parking.

What to Do in Saratoga Springs

While you're sightseeing, check out the relaxing spas and great live music. People visiting Saratoga Springs have good things to say about the entertainment venues.

Here are some popular places:

  • The Children's Museum at Saratoga
  • Canfield Casino
  • Congress Park

These are some of the parks and outdoorsy places:

  • Yaddo Gardens
  • Saratoga Spa State Park
  • Saratoga Lake

You'll find these family-friendly sights in the area:

  • Saratoga Farmers Market
  • Great Escape and Splashwater Kingdom
  • Fun Spot

Saratoga Springs is also popular for its:

  • Horseback riding
  • Horse racing
  • Casino gaming
  • Basketball
  • Golfing

Best Time to Visit Saratoga Springs

Figure out the ideal time to visit Saratoga Springs by checking these seasonal weather details:
  • The hottest months are typically July and August, while January and February are the coldest months
  • January-March: Daytime temperatures average 49° F and nighttime temperatures average 6° F
  • April-June: 80° F is the daytime average and 27° F is the nighttime average
  • July-September: Daytime averages are around 81° F and nighttime averages are around 40° F
  • October-December: The average temperatures are 64° F during the day and 10° F at night
  • Average rainfall is 39.06 inches in a year

How to Get to Saratoga Springs and Around the Area

Saratoga Springs Transportation
NameTypeDistance
Schenectady, NY (SCH-Schenectady County) Airport 17.2 mi (27.7 km)
Glens Falls, NY (GFL-Floyd Bennett Memorial) Airport 20.2 mi (32.4 km)
Albany, NY (ALB-Albany Intl.) Airport 23.3 mi (37.4 km)
Saratoga Springs Station Train Station 1.2 mi (2 km)
Fort Edward Station Train Station 16.6 mi (26.7 km)

Frequently asked questions

What can I expect from a motel trip to Saratoga Springs?
There are 15 low-cost motels in Saratoga Springs among the more than 206 hotels and other accommodations. Because you’ll save on your room price, you can enjoy more of what Saratoga Springs has to offer. Top sights include Saratoga Race Course and Saratoga Performing Arts Center.
What are motels like?
Motel properties often have free parking, and many also feature an outdoor pool. Often one or two stories tall, motels usually have exterior corridors overlooking the parking lot or an outdoor pool. In the U.S., motels became more commonplace after World War II with the popularity of car travel and road trip vacations, peaking in the 1960s with over 60,000 properties.
What are the best motels in Saratoga Springs?
Landmark Motor Inn: Stay within a 20-minute drive of Outlets at Lake George and Great Escape and Splashwater Kingdom. Enjoy access to the full-service spa, and freebies including breakfast, WiFi, and parking. The Springs Motel: Free WiFi and free parking are available during your stay, along with room amenities like pillowtop beds. You’ll be located within a 5-minute drive of Saratoga Race Course and Saratoga Performing Arts Center. Paradise Resort and Cabins: Enjoy access to the terrace, and freebies including WiFi and parking. Stay within a 20-minute drive of Saratoga Race Course and Outlets at Lake George. Top Hill Motel: It’s located within a 10-minute drive of Saratoga Performing Arts Center and Saratoga Race Course. An outdoor pool, free WiFi, and free parking are available during your stay. Saratoga Turf and Spa: Stay within a 5-minute drive of Saratoga Race Course and Saratoga Performing Arts Center. Enjoy access to the full-service spa, and freebies including WiFi and parking.
What can I do in Saratoga Springs?
While you’re sightseeing, check out the relaxing spas and great live music. People visiting Saratoga Springs have good things to say about the entertainment venues. Must-see local attractions include Saratoga Race Course and Saratoga Performing Arts Center. These are some of the parks and outdoorsy places: Canfield Casino, Congress Park, and Yaddo Gardens. You’ll find these family-friendly sights in the area: Saratoga Farmers Market, Great Escape and Splashwater Kingdom, and Fun Spot.
What's the weather like in Saratoga Springs?
The hottest months are usually July and August with an average temp of 65°F, while the coldest months are January and February with an average of 24°F. Average annual rainfall for Saratoga Springs is 39 inches.
How can I get around Saratoga Springs?
Fly into Albany, NY (ALB-Albany Intl.), which is located 23.3 mi (37.4 km) away. Otherwise, look for flights into Schenectady, NY (SCH-Schenectady County), which is 17.2 mi (27.7 km) away. If you’d like to explore around the area, you may want a rental car for your journey.

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