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Athenaeum Hotel

3 S. Lake Dr, Chautauqua, NY 14722
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Athenaeum Hotel
Ranked #5 of 6 hotels in Chautauqua
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Palm Beach Gardens, Florida
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27 reviews 27 reviews
5 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The rooms are small and cell-like. Bathtubs are in short supply in most rooms, but showers are provided. The rooms are sparsely furnished and luxury is not the concept. We changed our room three times before we found one that was satisfactory. The first room had a twin beds and a dresser. The second had full or queen bed, hard... More

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New Jersey
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89 reviews 89 reviews
28 hotel reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The dining room at the Athenaeum has been converted to an ala carte restaurant. The room has been re-decorated and is very plain - painted walls, balloon shades on the floor to ceiling windowsn and one mirror on the walls. One good aspect is the Tapas and WIne menu available from 4:30-6:30 pm. Ham/Cheeseburgers at $12. with fries and appetizers/salads... More

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berlin md
18 reviews 18 reviews
4 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband and I made a reservation for dinner at this "hotel " based on previous reviews. When we tried to access the hotel which is a part of the Chautauqua Institution we felt that we were trying to enter Fort Knox. Had to ask four people how to get to the hotel and eventually we were issued two passes... More

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New York, New York, United States
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We booked a suite hoping to have a marvelous 4th of july week overlooking gorgeous lake.we were given a 2 room dingy cubby w a view of a wall one foot from the window, and the second room had a tiny bed , one nightstand,and a view of a tar roof .bathroom didnt even have a place for a toothbrush,no... More

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Vanessa W, Public Relations Manager at Athenaeum Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for reviewing your stay with us this past weekend. We are continually looking for ways to improve upon the guest experience and are interested in finding ways to create a comfortable stay with modern amenities in a historic building. While we are saddened to hear that you were disappointed in your stay, we would love the opportunity to... More

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7 reviews 7 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Ok. I like Vegas, Cancun Mexico, Spring Break Cruises. This was different. You would really need a tour to understand the place. You would also need to go during peak times. We went a week before peak. From what I understand you need a pass during peak times. I went for my nephew's wedding. Not expecting anything like it. The... More

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Cambridge, Canada
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22 reviews 22 reviews
6 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We just returned from a one night stay at the Athenaeum Hotel in Chautauqua which included all our meals. We have been at this hotel a number of times over the years and always had a terrific time. This time it was a disaster. The dinner which normally is very good went from bad to worse as the time passed.... More

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Erie, PA
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40 reviews 40 reviews
11 hotel reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were here for a concert and the pkg. included a meal at this hotel. The setting was magnificent for a beautiful summer evening. The hotel has a large wrap around porch with quaint rocking chairs for guests to enjoy the beautiful lakefront setting. However there was an event that day and we were not allowed to use the area.... More

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28 reviews 28 reviews
10 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2013

Stayed here for 8th or 9th time for Quilting Around Chautauqua, a yearly event held the last weekend in September. Stayed in a newly renovated room, which was lovely. It was very clean, as we have always found the rooms to be. Meals are included with price of room. We were VERY disappointed in the quality and variety of food... More

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446 reviews 446 reviews
29 hotel reviews
204 helpful votes 204 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2013

it's difficult to find a word for the athenaeum other than unique, an old, waterfront hotel inextricably tied to the chautauqua institution, but still welcoming of guests during the "off" season, which is actually, like, from september through may... the grandeur is undeniable and the view of the lake from the rocking chairs on the porch so remindful of a... More

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Ellicottville, New York
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77 reviews 77 reviews
57 hotel reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2013

The historic Athenaeum Hotel at the Chautauqua Institution is one of America's treasures, for sure. While I find the Institution to be way overrated, I do like the Athenaeum for dinner and to sit on the porch and relax by the lake. However the rooms there are not what you'd expect for an incredible hotel. The dining room is historic... More

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Address: 3 S. Lake Dr, Chautauqua, NY 14722
Location: United States > New York > Chautauqua County > Chautauqua
Also Known As:
Athenaeum Hotel Chautauqua

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Throughout Chautauqua Institution's summer season, Athenaeum Hotel guests are inspired by a variety of learning, recreational and entertainment programs that are all part of the unique Chautauqua experience. For 140 summers, people have come to Chautauqua's 750-acre community to experience arts, education, concerts, lectures and lively discussions. During the spring and fall months, the Athenaeum Hotel acts as a host to well-organized conferences, beautiful weddings, and special events. ... more   less 
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