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El Paso, Texas
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I want to live here. Seriously. Charm out the wazzoo. Staff that learns your name even when you're only there for a couple of nights. Amazing afternoon tea. Amazing pub. The rooms all have names. I stayed in Beningbrough. How adorable is that? Bedtime snacks of petit fours delivered every evening. A fireplace lounge. Top shelf liquor in the mini...

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Uruma, Japan
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I grew up in Lake Bluff and have always wondered what the Deerpath Inn was all about. My curiosity resulted in a one night stay for my wife and myself to celebrate our wedding anniversary, In 30+ years of living in the North Shore, I had seen the Deerpath Inn go from a pretty worn out building to an immaculate...

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A treat beyond all telling - the rooms, the food, the staff, the atmosphere...The Deer Path Inn has it all. We will be returning and thank you for making our wedding night so special. They even conspired to help a family member to decorate our car and took photos of us when they brought it to us next morning. Make...

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

First and foremost, congratulations again on your marriage! We are honored that you chose to celebrate with us, and thrilled that we were able to make the occasion more memorable. The decorated car was such an adorable touch, and a treat for us to be a part of! We look forward to your return, hopefully in the near future! Cheers!

McLean, Virginia
Reviewed January 21, 2017

I was booked at The Deer Path Inn on a recent business trip and didn't know anything about the hotel, except that it was close to my meetings. What I discovered was a hotel that is immaculately - sparklingly! - clean, with committed and highly-trained staff, and rooms that compare to 5-star hotels around the world. High points include: 1)...

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Tokyo, Japan
Reviewed January 4, 2017

This is the best hotel I have ever stayed in, and I have stayed in six star hotels all over the world. The rooms are spacious, elegantly appointed and brand new. The service is excellent in every way. The restaurants are very popular with all ages. The only odd thing, which I was willing to overlook, was the lack of...

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

Thank you for the lovely review! We are very proud of our facility, and believe that our level of hospitality and service should compliment the atmosphere. It is lovely to hear that we have become your new favorite place to stay, and we hope to welcome you back soon! Cheers!

Wausau, Wisconsin
Reviewed January 2, 2017

From the moment you pull up to the front entrance the team at the Deer Path Inn embraces you in a major way. It is run service wise like a Ritz Carlton and it happens to be in the town of Lake Forest. The settings to grab a bite to eat and drink are great. We found the nightly shoe...

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

Thank you for your kind remarks about our staff and Inn! We are glad to know that you enjoyed the atmosphere and amenities that we offer, and hope you will join us again soon!

St. Louis, Mo
Reviewed December 29, 2016

The Deer Path is truly the Best of the Best. From the moment you pull up, you know you've arrived at a place that truly CARES about it's guests. Truly. The greeting is genuine. The entire experience, from the Lobby to the Room to the Dining Venues - all are beyond superb. Thanks to Kourtney and Matt.... who tailor-made our...

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

You are so kind to share your experience and thoughtful remarks! We truly are grateful to know we have been a part of wonderful memories and we look forward to many more with you and your son. We love sharing the Inn and all of the facets with our guests and we thank you for recognizing what a special place...

Savannah, Georgia
Reviewed December 16, 2016 via mobile

This was delightful. There were 3 adults and 2 grandchildren. It was perfect. It was in The English Room which looked like we were in England. The server couldn't have been more helpful. Food was yummy and there was many different kinds of tea to choose from the menu. It is nice to have a place in the suburbs and...

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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 recent experience! We are so glad to hear that you enjoyed your Afternoon Tea in our English Room. Perhaps you'll make it an annual tradition to join us with your granddaughters! We look forward to welcoming you again soon, whatever the occasion! Cheers!

Tucson, Arizona
Reviewed December 13, 2016

The Deerpath Inn has undergone a complete remodeling and it is truly perfection, beautiful rooms, yummy food, amenities galore, but the best part was the service, everyone working at the hotel gets credit for doing an amazingly good job.

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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 recent visit to the Deer Path Inn! We're glad to hear that you enjoyed our completely renovated facilities, and especially the service provided; we are very proud of our Four Diamond rating, and believe that an exceptional experience begins and ends with the service! We hope you will join us again...

Greater Cincinnati, United States
Reviewed November 21, 2016

Such a refreshed and inviting renovation! From the front door/valet welcome, the beautiful attention to detail architecturally, design-wise and the consistently branded welcome of all the staff....we had a wonderful weekend. We were able to take bikes and coast the lake and bike path, walk the shopping areas, enjoy drinks & dinner in the bar and coffee in the morning...

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

Thank you so much for your sweet review! We love hearing about our guest's experiences and feedback regarding our recent renovation. We are glad to know you enjoyed our bicycles and the close proximity to Lake Michigan and Market Square. It's wonderful to know you enjoyed your stay and we look forward to welcoming you again. Cheers!

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Restaurant
  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Room Service
  • 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
  • Free Parking
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Banquet Room
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Room Service
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Business Center with Internet Access
  • Conference Facilities
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: $320 - $363 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4.5 star — The Deer Path Inn 4.5*
Number of rooms: 57
Also Known As:
The Deer Path Hotel Lake Forest
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“Never a bad room”
 of 5 bubbles tomstrittd5, Sep 27, 2016 | Read review
“I would recommend the suites! Very nice size and perfect for a couple that has different sleeping cycles!”
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  • Wonderful sitting room
  • wonderful color scheme in the bedrooms
 of 5 bubbles Swisscss, Sep 18, 2016 | Read review
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