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The Spencer Hotel and Spa

2.5 of 5 Hotel   |   25 Palestine Avenue, Chautauqua, NY 14722
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 3 days ago
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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4 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The Spencer offers old style hospitality, from the front desk welcome, to the evening honor bar. The rooms have individual charm and character. Breakfasts are individually prepared from the ever- changing daily menu. The location is a very short walk from the amphitheatre (one can hear the concerts from your room's balcony), and a pleasant stroll to the lake front.... More

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South Carolina
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Spencer accommodations are disappointing in that the picture of the Room which we booked certainly looks larger and different from it actually is. Upon check in no one was at desk, so we "yoo hooed" , and the very affable Laura met us. She took us to our room. The room was/is quite stuffy. Though the hotel advertises air... More

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Massillon, Ohio
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Spencer Hotel looked beautiful in the pictures on the website. The owner was very nice on the phone, however she didn't tell us about all the fees you have to pay to be on the grounds of the "Chautauqua Institute"! We get to the hotel, which was quaint, but dated. We unloaded our things from the car and got... More

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SpencerHotel, General Manager at The Spencer Hotel and Spa, responded to this review

We do our best to inform prospective guests about a stay during the 9 week Chautauqua Season. Many guests book week long stays with us during that time and most report that their stay wih us has been very enjoyable. When we receive a guest telephone inquiry regarding a stay once the Season has commenced and should we have availability,... More

Orlando
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

Stayed here one night passing thru the area. While tricky to find, the location is wonderful. Excellent hotel, unique rooms, awesome friendly staff, great ambiance. We plan on coming back for an extended stay!

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SpencerHotel, Front Office Manager at The Spencer Hotel and Spa, responded to this review

We appreciate the guest review and are delighted to have impromptu guest stays; they afford us the opportunity to introduce them to the Chautauqua region and Chautauqua Insitution. As noted in the Smithsonian Magazine's recent ranking of Chautauqua as the #1 of the "Top 20 Best Small Cities to Visit" coverage last month, this understated community is a gem among... More

Youngstown, Ohio
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

I booked a night at the Spencer Hotel for a one night getaway for my girlfriend and I to celebrate our anniversary. Everything about our stay was great. From booking online til the breakfast we were served before we left, everything was outstanding. The room was even better than I anticipated and the service was top notch. I would recommend... More

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SpencerHotel, General Manager at The Spencer Hotel and Spa, responded to this review

We appreciate the guest comments about their one night getaway to celebrate their anniversary. We strive to make our guests comfortable whether their stay is for one night or a full week during the Chautauqua Season. Our location within the historic Chautauqua Institution affords guests unique accommodation in the only literary themed hotel in the country. More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2014 via mobile

Beautiful surroundings, comforts of home and chock full of character!! If you like family dining, easy access to local community events and vineyard adventures, this hotel provides acentral location for all!!

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SpencerHotel, General Manager at The Spencer Hotel and Spa, responded to this review

We are very pleased when our guests enjoy our central location within Chautauqua County and especially within Chautauqua Institution. Our four seasons afford guests a wide variety of events and activities; during the Chautauqua Season (third week in June through the third week of August) there are numerous learning opportunities on the grounds as well as world-class speakers, art &... More

Erie, Pennsylvania
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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2014

We recently returned from a wonderful weekend trip to The Spencer Hotel and Spa. Chris, the manager, was spectacular. His knowledge of area restaurants and events was most helpful. Breakfast served in the formal dining area was a great way to start the day. The relaxing fireside glass of wine was a great way to end the night in the... More

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SpencerHotel, General Manager at The Spencer Hotel and Spa, responded to this review

We are most appreciative of the guest review. We strive to make our guests memorable and enjoyable and we are pleased to assist them in finding enjoyable activities while they are our guests.. More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2014

We stayed at The Spencer for New Year's Eve and New Year's Day. While driving there, we phoned ahead and inquired about local restaurants in the area that would be open for the holiday. The staff at The Spencer called around and researched for us, then called back with ample information and even offered to make a reservation for us.... More

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TheSpencer, General Manager at The Spencer Hotel and Spa, responded to this review

We were delighted to have this couple as guests over the New Year's holiday. They made good use of the winter activities that were enhanced by a winter snow storm. When the storm prevented one of our massage therapists being available for our wonderful "couples massage" the guests were happy to split the hour+ time with our best massage therapist... More

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2014

The Spencer was amazing. It's absolutely beautiful, clean, warm, and relaxing. It really is like being at home (if your home is a 30+ room mansion decorated in the Victorian style with an amazing staff that prepares you fresh breakfast every morning!). I would recommend this hotel to anyone and actually already have.

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TheSpencer, General Manager at The Spencer Hotel and Spa, responded to this review

We greatly appreciate the guest's comments about their recent stay with us. We try to afford our guests the same hospitality and warmth that we would expect when staying somewhere and also try to make our guests comfortable enough that they feel the Spencer is their "home away from home". Sleigh rides are being offered each weekend throughout January &... More

Buffalo, New York
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2013

We went for a weekend getaway. It was very quiet in the area so not much was open. The Manager was awesome. So accomodating and had great suggests on where to go for lunch and dinner. The breakfast the next morning was not great. I do give the inn keepers a lot of credit for making us feel as welcome... More

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TheSpencer, General Manager at The Spencer Hotel and Spa, responded to this review

We appreciate the guests positive comments and feedback. We strive to make each guest stay as "special" as possible and find it gratifying when guests compliment us on our hospitality. We look forward to the guest return during the upcoming Chautauqua Season. More

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Address: 25 Palestine Avenue, Chautauqua, NY 14722
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Location: United States > New York > Chautauqua County > Chautauqua
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2.5 star — The Spencer Hotel and Spa 2.5*
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The Spencer Hotel & Spa is best described as 'more captivating than opening your favorite story-book'. Amidst our enchanting literary themed rooms and the private sanctuary of our spa, find yourself transported to a bygone place and time. Time spent in our steam sauna, a soak in our whirlpool tubs, and a week of pampering services leaves every one feeling as though they have gathered new strength. Every room lovingly created as a literary fantasy. Breakfast included daily and dinner included M-F only. ... more   less 
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