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St. Louis, Mo
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89 reviews
43 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Once upon a time, in a charming hamlet known as Lake Forest, there stood a place, an inn, that welcomed the weary with such grace and comfort that most visitors never wanted to leave. The warm embrace that was felt upon stepping through the beautiful doors and into the elegant but cozy entry was likened to arriving at an old... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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125 reviews
29 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We came from an upscale luxury hotel in DC and it was lacking so much of what Deer Path Inn nailed. The renovations were perfect. Everything one needed was there. The only thing missing was a phone in the second room of the suite. The service was outstanding from the Valet Bellmen to the front desk staff to the manager... More 

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Thank Swisscss
DPI-Management, Guest Services Representative at The Deer Path Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for the lovely compliments! We sincerely enjoyed having you as our guests, and love to hear that all aspects of your stay exceeded your expectations! Your feedback regarding the second phone in the living area of the suites was very helpful, and much appreciated. On behalf of all of the staff and management at the Deer Path, we... More 

Wheaton, Illinois
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Nothing bad to say about the newly renovated Deerpath Inn. The hotel has charm and class, and the service is wonderful. They were extremely kind and accommodating to our one year old child. Thanks to the gorgeous renovation, my husband and I LOVE staying at the same spot my grandparents used to stay 75+ years ago.

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Thank Annie I
DPI-Management, Guest Services Representative at The Deer Path Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write this lovely review! We love to hear the stories of multiple generations of guests, and it is a particular treat to be part of the experiences of the next generation. As always, it was a pleasure to have you as our guests, and we cannot wait until the next time! Cheers! More 

Ashland, Oregon
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89 reviews
60 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 127 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The staff's customer service was all that you could ask for and more. The rooms are newly renovated and you can feel the luxe, yet true to old world, comfort of their investment. Location is perfect, and the restaurant there is not to be missed!

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Thank Travelathon
DPI-Management, Guest Relations Manager at The Deer Path Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind remarks about our staff and Inn! We are so happy to know you had a wonderful stay with us and hope you'll visit again. Cheers! More 

Lafayette, Colorado
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13 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Deer Path Inn is a very elegant Inn to stay at. The staff was very helpful and accommodating. The room was beautiful and very comfortable. The breakfast that we had the next morning was delicious, and the atmosphere was just stunning. They had bicycles for us to ride down to the lake, and helped us with our train trip... More 

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DPI-Management, Guest Relations Manager at The Deer Path Inn, responded to this review

We are truly so happy to know you enjoyed your stay with us! Thank you for sharing your experience and your favorite memories from your visit. We are glad you were able to join us for breakfast, use the convenience of the train to Chicago, and take the bikes to Lake Michigan... We have had so much fun hearing about... More 

Chicago, Illinois
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5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2016

We had the wonderful opportunity to end our evening of fabulous food and celebration attending our daughter's wedding to stay overnight. The service was exceptional! We had a wonderful time in every way! All our guests were overwhelmed at the unique attention to detail in the service and quality of food preparation! Kudos to all the Dear Path Inn Staff!

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DPI-Management, Guest Services Representative at The Deer Path Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for your glowing review! We truly enjoyed having your group with us for the festivities, and are so glad to hear that everyone enjoyed all of the amenities offered at the Deer Path Inn! Please pass along our best wishes for the happy couple. We look forward to welcoming you back in the near future! Cheers! More 

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15 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2016 via mobile

We ate in the bar downstairs recently and every single thing we ordered (there were 6 of us) was cooked superbly and tasted delicious! We enjoyed several of the appetizers before ordering our main entrees. Excellent drinks and service! Our favorite place when we're visiting beautiful Lake Forest! This is located near the square and is a great location to... More 

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DPI-Management, Guest Services Representative at The Deer Path Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review your experience at The Bar! We are so pleased that you enjoyed everything, including the service. We hope to welcome you back in the near future! Cheers! More 

Lake Forest, Illinois
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45 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2016

Claiming Lake Forest as my hometown I am partial to The Deerpath Inn. There is nothing like it stretching the North Shore to probably Evanston and beyond. Beautiful traditional love of everything English and Scottish (a cherished tradition in this town..wink wink), this Inn offers an unusual reference to Europe which is proudly maintained. Dining is lovely whether in the... More 

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DPI-Management, Guest Relations Manager at The Deer Path Inn, responded to this review

We are so fond of your love for Lake Forest and especially the Deer Path Inn. We truly are thankful for your appreciation of our traditional Inn and our recent renovation. It is genuinely our pleasure to welcome guests from near and far! Thank you for your kind review. We look forward to your next visit! Cheers! More 

Cranbrook, United Kingdom
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147 reviews
49 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2016

We can't say enough good things about this property, the staff were all helpful and extremely friendly. The renovation is a great success, if a little Disney Land England. The position is within easy strolling of centre of Lake Forest and we took also took a walk east to the Lake Shore, that took around 15 minutes each way. The... More 

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DPI-Management, Guest Services Representative at The Deer Path Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for your wonderful feedback! We, too, think the Deer Path Inn is the "Happiest Place on Earth"! Our proximity to Lake Michigan and downtown Lake Forest is one of our most popular amenities, and we are so glad that you were able to enjoy it. We hope to welcome you back to our Inn in the near future,... More 

Bend, Oregon
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48 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2016 via mobile

Apparently the hotel has recently been redone and it shows. It is a nice gem in Lake Forest and within easy walking distance to dining and downtown. The staff is well trained and attentive. The rooms are elegantly done in an English style. Highly recommend.

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DPI-Management, Guest Services Representative at The Deer Path Inn, responded to this review

We are so glad that you enjoyed your time at the Deer Path Inn! Our convenient location in the heart of Lake Forest is one of the most popular amenities offered by our Inn, and we are very proud of our attentive and genuine staff. Thank you for taking the time to provide us with your feedback, and we look... More 

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair access
Food & drink at the hotel
The English Room
The English Room
Cuisines: American
Things to do
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Suites
  • Accessible rooms
  • Kitchenette
  • Family Rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
Services
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Banquet Room
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Business Center with Internet Access
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
For over 85 years, the Deer Path Inn has set the standard for exceptional dining and hotel accommodations on Chicago's North Shore. Styled after a 15th century English manor house, the inn's thick oak beams and warm stucco walls have long been a landmark of hospitality and local charm in the Lake Forest community. Now, having completed a true floor-to-ceiling renaissance, we have brought the finest 21st century amenities to our historic Lake Forest inn, while preserving all the romantic character of its classic English architecture. We believe you'll find the unique combination of new amenities and Old World charm and service nothing short of brilliant. ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Deer Path Inn

Address: 255 E Illinois Rd, Lake Forest, IL 60045-1953
Location: United States > Illinois > Lake County > Lake Forest
Price Range: $319 - $541 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — The Deer Path Inn 3*
Number of rooms: 62
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Also Known As:
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