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Erie, Pennsylvania, United States
Reviewed 3 October 2016

Our daughter and son 'n law were married on 9/16/16 at the Hall of Philosophy in Chautauqua Institution. Several guests and family members stayed at the Athenaeum Hotel where their wedding reception was held. The Events Coordinator and Wedding Point Person were fabulous! These two women are very detail oriented and go above and beyond to assure the bride and...

1Thank Becky H
Tampa, FL, United States
Reviewed 11 September 2016

My husband and I spent the last week of the Chautauqua season at the hotel. We had been concerned by the negative reviews we had read before departing, but were surprised and pleased by the overall experience of our stay. Yes,the hotel is old, somewhat worn and shabby in places, but it is apparent the renovation is a work in...

2Thank Robert/ Jean K
Murrysville, PA USA
Reviewed 31 August 2016

We stayed here the evening of the last day of the 2016 season. I'm not even sure we should have been able to make a reservation because, after the season, the hotel is open only for conferences. Because of that, staff was light and some of the "normal" items that come with an in-season stay got a little confusing. But......

2Thank saktunes
Reviewed 28 August 2016 via mobile

Unfortunately we came the last weekend of the season and found most staffers had already left for college. The resulting predictable lack of service, while understandable, was disappointing. Everything else was great and it was wonderful to see a century+ old hotel so nicely updated inside while retaining the flavor of the outside so well. The staff that was there...

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Dunedin, Florida
Reviewed 27 August 2016

This is a huge wooden hotel built on lake Chautauqua in the late 19th c. Wonderful period common rooms and great porch and high ceilings and wide corridors . So take a step back in time, immerse yourself in the Chautauqua Institute offerings to just sleep in your room and while there be creative to find places for your stuff....

1Thank DianneWheatley
Cancun, Mexico
Reviewed 23 August 2016

A grand, elegant hotel that takes you back to honest Christian neighborhoods, like it should be. Reserve your rocking chair because it's the best place to view the lake. Clas and Culture, tha's what it means.

Thank Ted K
Atlanta, Georgia
Reviewed 22 August 2016

It's old and in some places showing it's age e.g., peeling wallpaper in a few places. The rooms vary in size and furnishings. But it's a delightful old hotel in a very convenient location e.g., near the water, and steps away from the amphitheatre. The Institute shuttle bus stops regularly at the hotel and it's also a regular stop for...

3Thank ColumbiaMDPercolate
Rochester, New York
Reviewed 17 August 2016

What can I say that hasn't been said already? The hotel is charming and yes a bit run down, but this did not take away from the convenience and friendliness of all of the staff who took care of us. It is steps away from the Amphitheater, Bestor Plaza and the lake. It is great t have the restaurant, valet...

2Thank baffled4232011
Vanessa W, Public Relations Manager at Athenaeum Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your comment and we hope to see you next season! All the best, Vanessa Weinert Marketing Manager

Buffalo, New York
Reviewed 11 August 2016

I was apprehensive to book a room at the Athenaeum due to the negative reviews on tripadvisor. Upon pulling in to the Chautauqua Institute and seeing all of the beautiful well landscaped homes and public areas on the grounds my worries started to fade but I still had concerns about the hotel itself and the room we would be staying...

1Thank ejs0186
Vanessa W, Public Relations Manager at Athenaeum Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your review! Chautauqua Institution is a magical place and we hope that you come back to stay at our "grand dame' again. All the best, Vanessa Weinert Marketing Manager

Arlington, Virginia
Reviewed 8 August 2016

I'll start with the positive which is that we're just back from our first visit to the Chautauqua Institution. It was truly a lovely week of "summer camp for adults." Having said that, the Athenaeum Hotel is a big disappointment and an expensive one at that. We booked there since we hadn't been to Chautauqua before so didn't know the...

4Thank Debra D
Vanessa W, Public Relations Manager at Athenaeum Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Debra, Thank you for your thorough review and we're glad that you enjoyed Chautauqua's programming during your visit. I can ensure you that we will look into the inconveniences that you encountered during your stay at the Athenaeum Hotel. We cherish all of our new and repeat guests at Chautauqua and we're sorry that the response you received during...

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  • Room Service
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Breakfast included
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  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Throughout Chautauqua Institution's summer season, Athenaeum Hotel guests are inspired by a variety of learning, recreational and entertainment programs that are all part of the unique Chautauqua experience. For 140 summers, people have come to Chautauqua's 750-acre community to experience arts, education, concerts, lectures and lively discussions. During the spring and fall months, the Athenaeum Hotel acts as a host to well-organized conferences, beautiful weddings, and special events. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Athenaeum Hotel

Address: 3 S Lake Dr, Chautauqua, NY 14722-2547
Region: United States > New York > Chautauqua County > Chautauqua
Number of rooms: 153
Also Known As:
Athenaeum Hotel Chautauqua
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“Ask for a corner room overlooking the lake!”
BeckyH385, 2 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Various size rooms -- if you need space to maneuver a scooter be sure to confirm in advance that will be possible.”
robertjeank, 10 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Back rooms over lake”
DianneWheatley, 27 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Overlooking the lake”
342tedk, 22 Aug 2016 | Read review
“We liked room 194”
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