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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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014
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Rating summary
  • 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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Seattle, Washington
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10 reviews 10 reviews
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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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7 helpful votes 7 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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46 reviews 46 reviews
23 hotel reviews
26 helpful votes 26 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
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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
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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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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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MIAMI
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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2013 via mobile

Stayed here in September, our fifth time. Friendly as ever, and pleasingly the hotel acknowledged the regularity of our patronage with a handwritten note. Service excellent as ever (they do a great steak incidentally). We'll be back.

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Illinois
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2013

We have stayed at this hotel four times and had countless meals at Deer Path dining and entertaining friends and colleagues. We have had family stay before that. We have had brunch and even, because it IS divine, brought their sushi to parties. The food is very good though the service can border on cheeky. And because I have spent... More

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Also Known As:
The Deer Path Hotel Lake Forest
The Deer Path Hotel
Address: 255 East Illinois Road, Lake Forest, IL 60045
Location: United States > Illinois > Lake County > Lake Forest
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Wheelchair access
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Ranked #3 of 3 hotels in Lake Forest
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
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