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The Deer Path Inn

255 East Illinois Road, Lake Forest, IL 60045
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Ranked #3 of 3 hotels in Lake Forest
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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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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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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34 reviews 34 reviews
15 hotel reviews
24 helpful votes 24 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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Seattle, Washington
20 reviews 20 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
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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40 reviews 40 reviews
6 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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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Hayward, California
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60 reviews 60 reviews
29 hotel reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2014

An old hotel that has kept its old fashioned charm, including an elevator with sliding gate closure. Spacious room, a bit worn around the seams. Very comfortable bed. Nice breakfast. Right in the heart of downtown Lake Forest, with many cute shops and restaurants within a block or two of walking, and a Metra Train station within 2 blocks to... More

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Chicago, Illinois
18 reviews 18 reviews
15 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2014

My wife and I stayed here last summer for a friends wedding. I'm kind of surprised by the mediocre reviews here, we thought the Deer Path Inn was pretty cool though I am a sucker for anything old. I thought this place was pretty ideal for a wedding reception (especially the outdoor area during the cocktail hour) and it was... More

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Buenos Aires
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2013

A nice antique, traditional hotel in a beautiful area. Nice facilities such as patio, restaurant, wooden details. Not near downtown but it is located in a very fancy area of Lake Forest. Often used by corporations and also couples for honey moon.

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Ellicott City, Maryland
1 review
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2013

My 85 year old parents stayed at this hotel the night of their grandson's wedding. The next morning when they were at brunch a diamond wedding ring and diamond cross were taken from the room. We reported the theft to the hotel manager when we discovered the jewelry was missing. The manager did not help, my sister also made several... More

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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27 reviews 27 reviews
12 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2013

Stayed in this hotel for buisness. My room was windowless, sans a creepy skylight. The furniture looked like something from my grandmother's house, only not as cute. It tired to be a bed and breakfast, but really was a fail. I would never stay here again, nor would i recommend it to others. They need to invest in a major... More

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Top Contributor
749 reviews 749 reviews
78 hotel reviews
260 helpful votes 260 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2013

If you are salad lover, this is the place. From grilled veggies, to CAESAR salad, greek salad, large shrimp, carving station,oysters Rockefeller, butternut ravioli, waffles, bacon and huge dessert selection. (Chocolate cake, chocolate covered strawberries,tiramisu, Danish, fresh fruit, etc). Champagne, coffee and orange juice are included for $38 pp.

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Address: 255 East Illinois Road, Lake Forest, IL 60045
Location: United States > Illinois > Lake County > Lake Forest
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