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Can a historic hotel still make for a comfortable hotel stay? A HotelChatter Review
Now that the Adelphi Hotel has closed its doors for at least another year of renovations, the Gideon Putnam Resort is the last one standing of Saratoga Springs' grand old hotels. We spent a few nights there to see how it was holding up.
The resort's own shuttle bus was waiting for us at the train station and zipped us to the check-in desk in about five minutes. We loved the vintage-style key cabinet behind the front desk -- keys do come in a modern plastic card style, however. The old Otis elevator is just off the lobby opposite a retro twin phone booth.
Throwing out the bathtub with the bathwater
Yes, the Madden Hotel, located in Glens Falls, NY, knows a bathtub has escaped from one of the guestrooms. It was all part of the show, when, yesterday, the entire 120-year-old hotel was razed to the ground.
The iconic South Street building had become a boarding house for those who couldn't afford rent anywhere else (average rates usually hovered between $100 and $150 per week). Now, exactly one year after tenants were given the boot, a demolition crew came by to give it the final blow. Ever been curious to see what an old hotel demolition looks like? Click below for footage!