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Sarasota, Florida
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4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Stopped by Cazenovia for one night just because my GPS was acting up! This historical inn was very nice and charming but of course it is an old house and lacks some of the features I like and need. For example, I carry some medication that need refrigeration (no fridge in the room) and I had to take a bucket... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

The food at the inn was quite good and our server skilled, personable and attentive. The ambiance left a lot to be desired. We arrived without reservations on a Monday evening and were seated near the bar, even though it appeared there were other options available. A bar patron arrived shortly after us and asked to have the tv tuned... More 

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Allentown
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Traveling solo, I originally booked one of the cheaper rooms in the carriage house but I got an immediate upgrade without even asking to a very large room with deck in the main house that overlooked the lake for the same price. The room was like going back in time with wood panel walls and high ceilings. It was amazing!.... More 

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New Hartford, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I've reviewed The Brewster Inn before - Carriage House is excellent, last room (they put us in the Bridal Suite - no)....but this time we treated ourselves to Room 10 in the Inn. It overlooked the lake and was a suite. 3rd floor can be challenging for some with the steps - but OMG it was the best room we... More 

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Hamilton, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our latest dinner here, on a Thursday in early August, had us on the patio, outside, on a wonderful sunny evening. We arrived without a reservation, but luckily were seated right away. Like every time we come, the food was special, the service professional, and the setting, spectacular. Don't make our mistake, call ahead for a reservation, but do buy... More 

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East Brunswick, New Jersey
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36 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2016 via mobile

My husband and I have stayed at the Brewster many times over the years and each time we stay the place seems more aged. We don't have an issue with maintaining the charm of an old inn. We have a problem with the rundown feel of the place. Carpets are dirty, wallpaper peeling,little electric plugs for charging, really old whirlpool... More 

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Thank StephHorn
Caitlin G, Manager at The Brewster Inn, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your feedback, we truly appreciate it whether good or bad. We are a bit surprised to hear that you felt everything was aged. Room 4, the room you stayed in is one of the most highly requested rooms. It just got a brand new mattress (2016), new wallpaper (2015), new carpet (2015), new HVAC (2015),... More 

NJ
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2016

We arrived for a 5:30 dinner on a beautiful summer Saturday evening. There are 3 choices for seating; indoors, a large patio with an awning which overlooks the lake, or patio tables set on the lawn which is close to the dock and the lake. We chose the lawn tables and it was a perfect evening. The scenery, the food,... More 

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Caitlin G, Manager at The Brewster Inn, responded to this review

Thanks for the kind words! So glad you had a great dinner and if the coffee is ever luke warm, just let us know and we will brew another pot immediately! And yes, the outdoor bar is fabulous this summer! You don't need reservations, you can just show up any time... it's open 7 days per week, 4pm onward, weather... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2016 via mobile

Fantastic service. The property is lovely. Bed was comfortable. Hoping for a Jacuzzi room next trip. The town is really nice as well. Great lake front views also. The restaurant was quite delicious as well.

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Caitlin G, Manager at The Brewster Inn, responded to this review

Thank you! Appreciate the kind words! Also, (wink, wink) we do some great room discounts in the winter -- and those jacuzzi rooms are pretty fabulous! Look forward to seeing you again soon! More 

New Hartford, NY
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2016

I'm writing about the restaurant. Parking lot loaded. Huge number of outdoor diners. We ate inside. Kind of stuffy atmosphere here. Very extensive and eclectic menu. Prices moderate...$122 for four people with a drink for each. We shared one dessert. Waitstaff seemed tired of saying the same thing over and over again. But the food was worth all this...Excellent and... More 

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Thank NYBob6
Caitlin G, Manager at The Brewster Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for taking time to give us feedback. So sorry that you felt the atmosphere was stuffy, we do have 4 different indoor dining rooms to choose from and 3 outdoor areas for seating -- so another seating area might do the trick for you. So glad you enjoyed your dinner -- look forward to seeing you again sometime... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2016 via mobile

Took off early for a dinner and had a drink at the bar before our 5 pm seating outside. Our drinks at the bar were awesome. We were seated promptly at 5 and Kelly our server was great. I ordered a smoked salmon appetizer and the wife French onion soup And sea bass. Half portion. Everything was was spot on.... More 

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Caitlin G, Manager at The Brewster Inn, responded to this review

Spot on - thanks so much! So glad you had a chance to come early and enjoy a drink ahead of time. You'll have to try the outdoor bar sometime -- it's so fun! Cool cocktails too! Thanks for mentioning that you had a great night with Kelly. She has been with us for 30 years -- we are so... More 

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Restaurant
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Breakfast
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair access
Things to do
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Suites
  • Accessible rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Internet
Services
  • Banquet Room
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Business Center with Internet Access
  • Conference Facilities
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
As the only hotel on Cazenovia Lake, The Brewster Inn is a historic mansion, built in 1890 as the summer home of Standard Oil Financier, Benjamin Brewster. Overnight guests choose from rooms in either the main house or the adjacent carriage house, many rooms of which were renovated in 2015. All rooms and suites have private baths, television, and HVAC. Some rooms even feature jacuzzis, fireplaces, sun porches, private decks and lakeviews. The inn also offers a DiRona Award Winning Restaurant and a Wine Spectator Awarded wine cellar on site. ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Brewster Inn

Address: 6 Ledyard Ave, Cazenovia, NY 13035-1209
Location: United States > New York > Cazenovia
Price Range: $114 - $182 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — The Brewster Inn 4*
Number of rooms: 17
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