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Athenaeum Hotel

3 S. Lake Dr, Chautauqua, NY 14722
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Miami Beach, Florida
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83 reviews
28 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Was here in October for a wedding and really intrigued by the hotels history. While it may be on the older side, it is very charming with stunning surroundings. The institution was in slow season and our large group took over the hotel, in which they were very accommodating! I was in room 88, which had been updated compared to... More 

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Mayville, NY, United States
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2015

The wedding our daughter Meredith and her now husband held on September 26 was orderly and well managed; the food was of an excellent standard, as well, as the appetizers! I commend the Athenaeum for their orchestration providing the most charming and sensational wedding; the hotel staff were pleasant, friendly and helpful. My husband and I were married at the... More 

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Lorain, Ohio
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8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2015

We booked this hotel after looking for something last minute for the July 4th weekend. The website made it sound very nice. It did sound a bit confusing, so we called up to book it and ask some questions. The prices didn't seem to make sense online, and not really much after we talked to her either, but we booked... More 

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Thank Linda T
Brittany B, Front Office Manager at Athenaeum Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Linda, Thank you for your feedback on your experience at the Athenaeum Hotel. I do agree with you that there is quite a lot of information to know when staying at the Athenaeum and I apologize that this information was not clearly explained. We will most definitely be taking the time to speak with the front desk staff about... More 

Buffalo, New York
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015

I visited this hotel 32 years ago, and it was a beautiful old Victorian hotel with wonderful service and excellent food and accommodations. Sadly, it is now run down and poorly staffed by mostly young, inexperienced high school and college students who needed summer employment. By mid-August, when we stayed there it appeared half the staff had returned home or... More 

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Brittany B, Front Office Manager at Athenaeum Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for your review of the Athenaeum. I am saddened to hear that your visit did not meet your expectations. While it is true that a large portion of our staff is young due to the seasonal work, we sincerely hope that they are as accommodating and professional as possible. We take training our staff quite seriously and I... More 

west virginia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015

Initially, I was somewhat disappointed in my premium single room. There was no comfortable reading chair (only a formal straight back chair), the lamp had cobwebs, no coffee pot, and the carpet was terribly stained. The bathroom was okay but only had a shower, no tub. When I returned from the symphony performance at the outdoor amphitheater, however, the bed... More 

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Cleveland, Ohio
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015

This is a lovely old hotel in easy proximity of all the Chautauqua Institutions facilities. The staff are friendly and helpful. The rooms are shabby. Ours had 2 twin beds with very hard mattresses and hard (not fluffy pillows). The rooms have individual air conditioners and heaters. The good news is the bathroom was spacious and the walkin closet was... More 

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New York City, New York
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

Went last weekend to the Athenaeum with another couple to enjoy Chattaqua What a dump of a hotel. I'm sure at one time it was nice, but is in such disrepair with worn and stained carpeting, rotting wood panels. The room was atrocious and uncomfortable, and to top it off ridiculously expensive for what you get. We paid 370 dollars... More 

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Sagamore Hills, Ohio
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6 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

My husband and I have been frequent visitors to the Chautauqua Institute for 15 years, but always staying off-campus to avoid the high charges for rooms. We had always dreamed of someday splurging for a stay at the Athenaeum Hotel. When they offered a half-price deal the night of the multi-arts performance of Carmina Burana in the Amp, we jumped... More 

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Annandale, Virginia, United States
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176 reviews
28 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

Don't come here expecting the Ritz- Carlton-- or St. Regis, but do expect a wonderful piece of history in a classic wooden hotel. The staff here is very attentive, friendly, and ready to help you. The building is beautiful even if it is well used and showing signs of its age. Look beyond what might be considered rough edges and... More 

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Buffalo, NY
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33 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

The good - I took advantage of the Athenaeum Hotel special that included the room, breakfast, a gate pass and parking. Checking in couldn't have been easier, you drive into the Institute, unload the car and a valet parks the car. The bad - this is an old hotel, some would call charming. This is a far cry from a... More 

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