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Chicago, Illinois
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

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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Thank Christine V
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 1 week ago 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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Thank Susie B
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 2 weeks ago

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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Cranbrook, United Kingdom
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146 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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Thank Andrew D H
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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Thank memgb2000
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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47 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2016 via mobile

Always liked this place but staying here after the refurbishment proves how necessary and worthwhile the overhaul was. Still excellent service, probably better than before. Pretty much every aspect of the hotel has been inspected and updated, from the much, much-improved rooms to the dining and reception areas. Each area has been overhauled with an emphasis on high quality. The... More 

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

Thank you for your kind words regarding our establishment and staff! Retaining the charm for which we have always been known was a top priority during our complete renovation, and we are always so pleased to hear from returning guests that we have succeeded. We look forward to welcoming you back to our Inn in the near future! Cheers! More 

Chicago, Illinois
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128 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2016

Dining is available both inside and outside in a lovely courtyard. There were many salads and fish sandwiches and then I believe pasta entrees. The room was crowded as the day was overcast and cool - the dishes coming out of the kitchen looked wonderful, everyone in our party had fish sandwiches (they were very fancy) served with a choice... More 

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

Thank you for your review of our English Room! We are so pleased that you enjoyed our varied menu and personable staff, and hope you will join us again in the near future! Cheers! More 

Abcoude, The Netherlands
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147 reviews
24 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2016 via mobile

Stayed there with a couple of colleagues for business and found it very comfortable and nice. Quit places to read a book or just have a break out. Food and service were excellent. We go back next time when we are in Chicago.

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

Thank you for your review! We are glad to hear that you were able to find quiet spaces to take time out of your business schedule, and look forward to welcoming you back to our Inn in the future! Cheers! More 

Chicago, Illinois
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203 reviews
30 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 114 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2016

This large 1920s era hotel has seen titans of industry, movie stars, and Presidents. It has been totally renovated, without losing its charm, and now is a real gem. The people were welcoming and obviously proud of the facility. I liked the old-fashioned nooks and crannies and the asymetry of the layout. The rooms are large and well-appointed, with new... More 

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

Thank you for your comprehensive review! We are indeed very proud of our Inn, including all of its unique design features. The comfort of our guests is very important to us, and we are glad that you enjoyed all of the property amenities, as well as our convenient locale! Our three distinct dining options offer variation for our in-house guests,... More 

Fairfield
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5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2016

Everything was so welcoming and comfortable...the rooms, the bed with lots of perfect pillows, the staff. I particularly liked the big hangout room with fireplace, coffee and biscuits. It's was a great location for walking into town of to the lake, which was a beautiful walk. I went for business but would love to go back for the weekend. Loved... More 

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

Thank you for your kind words! The Hearth Room is one of our most popular amenities, perfect for a relaxing start to your day, and our easy access to Lake Michigan is one of the best attractions in the area. We look forward to welcoming you back to the Deer Path Inn, whether for business or for a leisurely weekend,... More 

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • 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
  • Suites
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
  • Kitchenette
  • Family Rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
  • Free High Speed Internet ( 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: $307 - $436 (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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