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Find Great Lodging in Towns Near Saratoga Springs, NY

Want to find towns near Saratoga Springs, NY to stay in for your visit? We’ll break down some options of close-by towns, villages, and cities below, including their distance from Saratoga, so you can check out your choices and know how far you’ll be from the Spa City.

Prime Places to Stay That Are Close to Saratoga

Lake George
27.8 miles (about 29 minutes) from Saratoga

Like Saratoga, Lake George is a touristy area come summertime, with families and couples flocking to the village to enjoy beaches, lake cruises, and outdoor adventures like whitewater rafting and treetop adventures.

Although we tend to think of the village when it comes to Lake George, there is a town; the Village of Lake George lies within the Town of Lake George.

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hovey pond park in queensbury

23.7 miles (about 27 minutes) from Saratoga

The Town of Queensbury is a family-oriented community, with a reputable school district, and plenty of parks, picnic spots, and playgrounds. It’s also home to a major attraction in the area, Six Flags Great Escape & Hurricane Harbor.

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street in schenectady with proctors

25.9 miles (about 41 minutes) from Saratoga

Schenectady is known for its food and arts scene, having been declared by certain publications over the years as having the best food in Upstate New York. It’s also home to Proctors Theater, which has welcomed many famous musicians and major theatrical productions.

Discover more about Schenectady >>

exterior of next door kitchen in ballston spa

Ballston Spa
6.8 miles (about 14 minutes) from Saratoga

Ballston Spa is a charming, walkable village close to Saratoga Springs, with popular restaurants like the Next Door Kitchen. It’s also home to the National Bottle Museum and the Saratoga County History Center.

See more on what to expect in Ballston Spa >>

glens falls traffic circle, arts trail banner

Glens Falls
30.8 miles (about 40 minutes) from Saratoga

Glens Falls, close to Queensbury and Lake George, has a thriving art scene with a walkable Arts Trail, murals painted on the sides of buildings and electrical boxes, and it’s home to the Hyde Collection, which is comparable to the fine art galleries of New York City.

Explore the Glens Falls region >>

exterior clifton park center and chipotle
Photo credit: Alan Nudi

Clifton Park
17.6 miles (about 23 minutes) from Saratoga

Like Queensbury, Clifton Park is a family-centered area, where you’ll find one of the largest school districts in the Capital Region. It’s also a shopping haven, where you can find Clifton Park Center Mall, The Shops at Village Plaza, and Shoppers World Plaza. 

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empire state plaza in albany

36.6 miles (about 38 minutes) from Saratoga

Albany is where you can visit the famed New York State Museum, walk around the Empire State Plaza, catch an outdoor concert in the summer, and find a variety of restaurant options, from fine dining at 677 Prime, to satisfying slices of pizza at Madison’s Pizza.

Find out more about Albany >>

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Why Stay Near Saratoga Springs?

Some are asking, why would I want to stay near Saratoga, rather than in Saratoga? Visitors have different reasons, such as:

  • Some prefer a quieter, countryside atmosphere.
  • Some wish to be lakeside (although, don’t forget about Saratoga Lake!).
  • Others prefer to visit Saratoga as a day trip from their Lake George or Adirondacks vacation.
  • Others wanted to stay in Saratoga, but hotel rooms and rentals filled up!
people at the saratoga race course, woman in foreground with large floral hat

Saratoga Springs is a year-round destination, but is especially vibrant during the summer months, thanks in large part to the Saratoga Race Course. If you love the race track life, and wish to stay near the race course, make those reservations early! 

Whether or not you love the horse racing, you may seek to stay away from the crowds and excitement during track season.

Whatever the reason, you can find plenty of great lodging options near Saratoga.

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