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The Deer Path Inn

3.5 of 5 255 East Illinois Road, Lake Forest, IL 60045
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Dublin, Ireland
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86 reviews 86 reviews
19 hotel reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

A quaint, traditional hotel with an excellent level of service. The friendly bar makes for a nice relaxing drink environment and the rooms although not to my taste as ultra traditional and super comfortable. The level of service is excellent and the food does not disappoint. Cant wait to return at some point.

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Ottawa, Canada
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29 reviews 29 reviews
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38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

This hotel was recommended for international business meetings at HQ located within 15 mins by cab. The place is very charming indeed and at first glance reminded me of German/Bavarian houses - similar architecture on the outside. Rustic looking and has character (Gothic font everywhere). It was a nice change from the typical chain hotels that all blend in and... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

I've visited Lake Forest many times, but this was my first stay at the Deer Path Inn. Yes, the room decor could use a spruce up. The linens were good, the towels fine and the entire Inn was well worth the visit. I am a hotel snob and I found the rooms to be okay. I don't know what is... More 

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Elizabeth L, Manager at The Deer Path Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for your compliment of our Inn! We truly appreciate your honest feedback and we hope to see you again soon! Best, More 

Bainbridge Island WA
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152 reviews 152 reviews
96 hotel reviews
161 helpful votes 161 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

I am sure that this was a great place for many years. Unfortunately, the stewards of the property have let it slide. The quirky character is there which makes it kind of fun, the staff is top notch in attending to your needs, but the maintenance and upkeep probably make the soul of this hotel sad inside. Let's start with... More 

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Elizabeth L, Front Office Manager at The Deer Path Inn, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for your feedback on our Inn! The staff will be delighted to hear of your compliment towards them. I do apologize that the room itself did not meet your expectations. I would love to speak with you to see if we can find a room in our inn that suites your needs and I do hope... More 

Saint Louis, Missouri
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36 reviews 36 reviews
10 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

Most reviews seem pretty on point. The Place is charming, the outside is a little better shape than inside. We were greeted immediately by the bell staff who took our luggage to our room which was on the first floor, with a few steps up. The room was a suite that faced the beautiful courtyard. The bath was very small.... More 

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Elizabeth L, Front Office Manager at The Deer Path Inn, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for your recent trip to our Inn. We value your patronage and we greatly appreciate the feedback you have provided here. If you would like to discuss your stay further, I would love to speak with you. Best Regards, More 

Lake Forest
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014 via mobile

Stayed overnight as I have done periodically over the past 40 years. Very expensive, but convenient location and lovely terrace/gardens. But, got breakfast voucher and then found service stopped 1 hr earlier than posted time with no notice. No one available to help with my bags as there was a wedding in progress (as usual). Room was quiet and clean... More 

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Elizabeth L, Front Office Manager at The Deer Path Inn, responded to this review

Dear Valued Guest, I want to thank you for choosing the Deer Path Inn as your preferred hotel in the area. We truly appreciate your patronage for the last 40 years. I am saddened to hear that you may be looking into other hotels in the area after your most recent stay. I understand you were disappointed, however, I would... More 

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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

I just completed a stay of 3 nights at the Deer Path Inn. Yes, the historic hotel is a bit faded around the edges and in need of some updating, but the service is professional and truly based in the desire to please. I was unfortunate to be struck be a terrible flu bug during my stay. While I stayed... More 

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New Jersey
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18 hotel reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2014

My husband and I stayed here on a 3 night trip to visit family. It was booked for us by a family member, so we did no research prior to our arrival. And being in "Lake Forest", we expected luxury and elegance. Not so! The hotel is charming enough from the outside and certainly has character. But the room (#228)... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

If your moving to Lake Forest from the West Coast as we did; a cultural shock as you make the adjustment from a life in the Pacific Northwest to one in a more traditonal section of the country, certainly more than the urban lifestyle of Seattle. The Deer Path is the perfect place to make the transition easier while waiting... More 

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Seattle
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7 hotel reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2014

I can't write enough positive about Deer Path Inn. Went to a baby shower there today for my daughter-in-law held in the Hearth Room, Delicious food, wonderful atmosphere and the most attentive service. Love the classic old charming feel of an old Inn! If you are not one who enjoys this atmosphere you would still find the gardens of the... More 

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Address: 255 East Illinois Road, Lake Forest, IL 60045
Location: United States > Illinois > Lake County > Lake Forest
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3.5 star — The Deer Path Inn 3.5*
Number of rooms: 62
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