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The Spencer Hotel and Spa

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very beautiful Chautauqua Institute neighborhood. The rooms were themed and beautiful. The old charm to this home is so nice. The owners are staff and very accommodating. It was a beautiful weekend and close to wineries for tastings!

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Spring Hill, Tennessee
Reviewed 2 January 2017

Hotel is very homey. Owners were very friendly and made us feel like family with awesome service and tasty home cooked breakfast and meals. Owners do have a dog (Hannah) who is friendly and good with kids.The location is cultural in the arts and music and in the off season a little far away from things (10 - 20 minutes)...

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TheSpencer, Owner at The Spencer Hotel and Spa, responded to this review

It was so nice having you at The Spencer for the holidays. Hannah had a wonderful time at her tea party! We look forward to seeing you again next year. Happy new year, The Spencer Hotel staff

Columbia County New York
Reviewed 15 October 2016

The photo above doesn't capture the vintage charm of The Spencer Hotel. Surrounded by mature trees, the Hotel is tucked into a beautiful neighborhood of narrow pathways, tended plantings, and atmospheric touches. Our small group of artists enjoyed staying here very much. Good breakfasts, friendly staff. A cozy living room that was perfect for gathering - a welcoming space with...

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Buffalo, New York
Reviewed 17 September 2016

Clean quiet good breakfasts. A lot of walking no spa on site or pool as stated. People were friendly this was our first stay at a B&B. We had to leave the grounds to find things to do. If the spencer was in a different location I would have gave it a 5 .

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SpencerHotel, Manager at The Spencer Hotel and Spa, responded to this review

Thanks for the review! Please come and stay with us again, we can assist in finding nearby attractions. Thanks again!

Rochester, New York
Reviewed 15 September 2016

My husband and I enjoyed a short getaway to the Spencer Hotel and Spa. While we visited in the off season we were not disappointed with the service and look of the hotel. Our favorite part was the homemade breakfast- it was delicious!

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SpencerHotel, Manager at The Spencer Hotel and Spa, responded to this review

Dear Bga947, We are so glad you enjoyed your stay. We are happy you liked breakfast and appreciate the kind words. We hope to see you soon, Thanks again!

Naples, Florida
Reviewed 14 September 2016

Like many structures in Chautauqua, hotel was old and somewhat dated; but food was very good, and the location is very convenient. Updating rooms, baths especially, needed, at least in our small first floor room. Owners are very nice, and accommodating.

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SpencerHotel, Manager at The Spencer Hotel and Spa, responded to this review

Dear Jamiestanley13, Thanks for the review! It's so nice to have guests enjoy our old luxury rooms. We do have a few updates to do and we take pride in the character of The Spencer Hotel & Spa. We hope to see you again in the near future. Thanks again!

Niagara Falls, New York
Reviewed 14 September 2016

We thoroughly enjoyed the room as well as the environment. It was a chance to get away from the busy schedule we have to contend with. The staff at the local restaurants were friendly and accomodating. Most of them were familiar with what we were doing.

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SpencerHotel, Manager at The Spencer Hotel and Spa, responded to this review

Dear Kevfalls, Thanks for the review, it's so much appreciated. We enjoy helping people get away from their busy schedules. We hope to see you soon.

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Reviewed 14 September 2016

If you are looking for a getaway from all the hustle and bustle in your life.......this is the place. Forget your iPads, iPods & iPhones and take in the simple life as it was decades ago. Small rooms, old fashioned tubs, no flat screen TVs...................but large on character & atmosphere. Owners/managers are great people, and this hotel (more like a...

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SpencerHotel, Manager at The Spencer Hotel and Spa, responded to this review

Dear Jay J, Thank you so much for such a nice review. We take pride in our character and atmosphere accommodations. If you every need anything please reach out to us and we hope you visit us soon. Thanks again!

Cary, NC
Reviewed 9 September 2016

I had a very nice visit at the Spencer Hotel. I was in Chautauqua for week 9 of the 2016 season and loved being very close to the amphitheater. The best part was the "boarding house" feeling and the interesting people I met which added a lot to the experience. The house is clean but not fancy. Our room was...

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Greenville, Pennsylvania
Reviewed 8 September 2016

Not a hotel in reality is more like a bed and breakfast. It is clean and if you like history is beatiful to look around. It is very noisy. If you get the smallest room next to the main entrance as we did you will hear everyone coming and going out of the building. The place was almost empty yet...

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SpencerHotel, Manager at The Spencer Hotel and Spa, responded to this review

Hello, We are so sorry to hear about the noise and inconvenience. Next time please asked to be moved and we will accommodate you in any way we can. We look forward to seeing you again. Thanks

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Breakfast included
  • Room Service
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Suites
  • Kitchenette
  • Accessible rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Breakfast included
  • Laundry Service
  • Room Service
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Concierge
  • Banquet Room
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Spencer Hotel & Spa is best described as 'more captivating than opening your favorite story-book.' Amidst our enchanting literary themed rooms and the private sanctuary of our spa, find yourself transported to a bygone place and time. Time spent in our steam sauna, a soak in our whirlpool tubs, and a week of pampering services leaves every one feeling as though they have gathered new strength. Each of the 24 guest rooms and suites were hand-decorated by local artists to honor the lives and works of famous authors. Each room has a select library of thoughtfully-chosen books and musical selections to further convey the tone of each writer's life and times. All of the rooms have central air conditioning and heat, cable television, free Wi-Fi, monogrammed robes, hairdryers, irons and ironing boards, and Gilchriest and Soames bath amenities. Most of the rooms are outfitted with King beds and have brand new mattresses. Some of the rooms have desks, arm chairs, sofa beds, direct porch access and whirlpool/Jacuzzi tubs with European handheld showers. An elevator services all four floors. Steamboat Gothic porches grace the front of the hotel, and are appointed with Victorian sofas, chairs and rockers that overlook the famous Chautauqua Amphitheater. A gourmet savory or sweet breakfast is served each morning with fresh fruit in the Peacock Dining Room and luxurious massage services and a cedar sauna are available for guests to indulge in.The Spencer offers cozy areas that are perfect for playing a board game, curling up with a good book, or engaging in conversation. In the Monet Parlor a movie projector and screen are also available for use. Packages and specials are available for guests from Couples Renewal Weekends to Gourmet Dinners, Ladies Pampering and Wine Touring.The Spencer Hotel is the perfect place for small weddings, receptions, book-clubs, reunions, business retreats and more. Group packages can be custom built for your next event. During the 9 week Chautauqua Institution Season gate and parking passes are required for guests staying at The Spencer and need to be arranged through Chautauqua Institution. The Spencer Hotel rents by the week during these 9 weeks and provides guests with dinner Monday - Friday in addition to the gourmet breakfast that is offered year-round. ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Spencer Hotel and Spa

Address: 25 Palestine Ave, Chautauqua, NY 14722-2536
Region: United States > New York > Chautauqua County > Chautauqua
Price Range: $289 - $424 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — The Spencer Hotel and Spa 2.5*
Number of rooms: 24
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“The two women traveling together, the E F Benson room was good. Two comfy beds, warm cozy linens, etc. Nice shower, plenty of hot water.”
CollageChick, 15 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Make sure you get a larger room if available; we were there only two nights and probably did not have the best room, although it was certainly adequate.”
jamiestanley13, 14 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Don't go by the photos online. Very misleading. Ask for a "large" room. Some rooms looked infinitely better for the same price.”
phillypieS, 19 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Get a room with access to the porch.”
P288LAnancyr, 13 Aug 2016 | Read review
“better off with an average room and not a suite”
849robertr, 13 Aug 2016 | Read review
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