Horses and jockeys mid-race during an event at Saratoga Springs Race Track
People exploring a farmers' market on a summer day
Downtown Saratoga Springs green on a summer day

The Downtowner will be closed Sunday-Thursday nights in December and January for some exciting property updates!

(Open December 5 and December 30-January 1.)

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Lark Hotels Instagram Scavenger Hunt

Are you game?

It’s long been said that the best way to truly experience a place is to immerse yourself in its culture.  What if you could do just that while out on a lark and be rewarded for your efforts?  

Enter the Lark Hotels Instagram Scavenger Hunt. Using our carefully crafted list of items and locations as your tour guide to this iconic destination, we’ve created a special Instagram hashtag - #onalark - for you to capture everything about your visit to Saratoga Springs and The Downtowner. Bookmark this page, post photos of yourself or your travel partner at each location on Instagram with #onalark, #larkscavengerhunt, @thedowntownerhotel, and @larkhotels handles, and earn prizes along the way:

Contest Requirements:

  • Complete 4 items and receive a deliciously edible treat. One per room.
  • Complete all 7 items and receive the local treat mentioned above, plus $30 off your current stay, AND be entered into our annual “best of” photo contest to win a free night for a future stay at any Lark Hotel.
  • Must read complete Rules & Restrictions.

What You Are Hunting In Saratoga Springs:

  1. Selfie with some flowers or local produce at the Saratoga Farmers Market, outside or in
  2. In the grandstands at the Saratoga Race Course—bonus kudos if you're on a walking tour of the historic facility
  3. One of the 21 Saratoga Mineral Springs (make sure to bring your own water bottle if you'd like to fill up)
  4. Enjoying something sweet or savory from Mrs. London's Bakery
  5. Walking through the Yaddo Gardens
  6. Site of the Battle of Saratoga
  7. Bog Meadow Brook Nature Trail