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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2016 via mobile

This past weekend,my husband and I took a belated honeymoon to Chautauqua. It was his first time there and I had never stayed in the institute. The location of the hotel was wonderful and the hotel was clean and well decorated. However our room was in need of serious updates especially the bathroom. It was incredibly small and only had... More 

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Medina, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2016

After losing my wonderful Shihtzu , Bob, my heart was completely broken. My husband got on the computer and found the Spencer Hotel, where we spent saturday night. Upon arrival we were greeted by the owner, a lovely lady who was very sweet and kind. I noticed a dog toy on the floor and asked if there was a small... More 

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Niagara Falls, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2016

We arrived Friday evening with the friendliest greeting from staff. They gave us a complimentary bottle of wine, a tour of the hotel and because it was our first visit to Chautauqua, they told us all the local attractions we could check out. It was great! We stayed in the Isak Dinesen room, which had an african safari theme. Everything... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2015

My wife is currently doing her doctorate in Alabama while I am teaching in Erie. So, when she was able to visit me for our anniversary this fall, I wanted to find a great hotel for a weekend getaway. The Spencer Hotel is a lovely bed-and-breakfast style hotel with a smaller number of rooms, a charming decor (renovated many years... More 

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

Hi Joe: Thank you very much for the kind words! I strive to provide guests an exceptional experience. Meeting wonderful guests like you and your wife, helping you find a restaurant that suits you, and cooking a home made breakfast to help you get a good start to your day is the most fun part of my day. I'm glad... More 

Pittsburgh, PA
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2015

My husband and I needed a get away from life and made an overnight reservation at the Spencer Hotel. We could have not been more pleased! The GM Bob - was so accommodating and polite. The facility is very beautiful, charming and clean. The breakfast the next day was delicious - the only negative comments I have are the room... More 

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

Thank you for your kind words, and that you noted the cleanliness of the hotel -- we try to pay strong attention to the details. Regarding the coffee service time, I'm sorry if there was a misunderstanding. We do leave a thermos of coffee out, and make a fresh pot of coffee about 30 minutes before our standard breakfast time,... More 

Troy, New York
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2015

I stayed at the Spencer Hotel with a coworker while visiting Chautauqua for a work event. We wanted to stay someplace unique and charming. We certainly got what we were looking for. It was the Hotel's low season and we were the only guests. When we arrived, the friendly owner, Bob, immediately upgraded us to their nicest suites and took... More 

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

I'm glad you enjoyed my dinner recommendations, as well as the homemade breakfast I prepared. Although I'm not the owner, I appreciate that you felt, as general manager, that apparently I projected pride of ownership. I do my best to try to provide our guests an exceptional experience, as well as a relaxing, enjoyable getaway. We look forward to your... More 

Cleveland Heights
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

My wife and I drove here from Cleveland, OH (about 2.5 hours) for an anniversary weekend stay. We had booked the C.S. Lewis room at the hotel several months prior. Bear in mind, these are all themed rooms and not just cookie cutter generic hotel rooms. We specifically chose the room we wanted (my wife's favorite author) and were excited... More 

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

Kory: It is always our goal to provide exceptional customer service, and to provide our guests a relaxing, enjoyable getaway. We're sorry that you didn't express your disappointment at check-in and give us an opportunity to do our best to try to provide an alternative room, free upgrade, or a credit for a future stay in an upgraded room, which... More 

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

We filled the hotel for a wine tasting weekend. While very old, the rooms have been updated and are comfortable. It is right on the grounds of the Chautauqua Institute which is just like stepping back in time. The Lewis Carroll room had a small kitchenette and there was room for a rollaway bed. The manager, Bob, went far out... More 

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

We're glad you found our rooms updated and comfortable. We continue to upgrade and update our rooms and facilities each year. I'm glad you had an enjoyable stay. I'm flattered that you felt that I went far out of my way to provide you a fantastic weekend, but it is my goal to try to give each and every guest... More 

Cleveland, Ohio
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

The Spencer is a quaint Victoria-era hotel on the beautiful grounds of the Chautauqua Institution. The surroundings are fabulous and very near the lake! Staying there is like being in someone's home and you are always welcome! Bob, the GM went above and beyond for our group, and helped me plan events. We are a wine group, and he arranged... More 

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1 Thank JDin2015
TheSpencer, General Manager at The Spencer Hotel and Spa, responded to this review

I'm really glad I made your feel that you were in my home and always welcome -- you are! Event planning is fun, and since your group had a focus on wine, and we have the largest grape-growing region east of the Rockies a short drive from our hotel, it was easy to pull together some local experts and top... More 

North Canton, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2015

I was part of a very large group that sold out the entire hotel - so the place was booked to maximum capacity. First of all Bob and his wife (Mrs. Bob) are a gem! He worked really hard with our group to make sure that we were accommodated in every way. We were traveling as a wine group and... More 

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

Thank you for your kind words! It was my pleasure hosting your wine group. Arranging the wine tasting at the hotel, the Sommelier to speak to your group and answer questions, free tastings at another local winery -- those things all add up to helping provide an exceptional stay and experience while you are our guest. It was my pleasure.... More 

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Room Service
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Breakfast
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
Things to do
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Suites
  • Kitchenette
  • Accessible rooms
In your room
  • Microwave
  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Services
  • Laundry Service
  • Room Service
  • Free Breakfast
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Business Center with Internet Access
  • Concierge
  • Banquet Room
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
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. Each of the 24 guest rooms and suites were hand-decorated by local artists to honor the lives and works of famous authors. Each room has a select library of thoughtfully-chosen books and musical selections to further convey the tone of each writer's life and times. All of the rooms have central air conditioning and heat, cable television, free Wi-Fi, monogrammed robes, hairdryers, irons and ironing boards, and Gilchriest and Soames bath amenities. Most of the rooms are outfitted with King beds and have brand new mattresses. Some of the rooms have desks, arm chairs, sofa beds, direct porch access and whirlpool/Jacuzzi tubs with European handheld showers. An elevator services all four floors. Steamboat Gothic porches grace the front of the hotel, and are appointed with Victorian sofas, chairs and rockers that overlook the famous Chautauqua Amphitheater. A gourmet savory or sweet breakfast is served each morning with fresh fruit in the Peacock Dining Room and luxurious massage services and a cedar sauna are available for guests to indulge in.The Spencer offers cozy areas that are perfect for playing a board game, curling up with a good book, or engaging in conversation. In the Monet Parlor a movie projector and screen are also available for use. Packages and specials are available for guests from Couples Renewal Weekends to Gourmet Dinners, Ladies Pampering and Wine Touring.The Spencer Hotel is the perfect place for small weddings, receptions, book-clubs, reunions, business retreats and more. Group packages can be custom built for your next event. During the 9 week Chautauqua Institution Season gate and parking passes are required for guests staying at The Spencer and need to be arranged through Chautauqua Institution. The Spencer Hotel rents by the week during these 9 weeks and provides guests with dinner Monday - Friday in addition to the gourmet breakfast that is offered year-round. ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Spencer Hotel and Spa

Address: 25 Palestine Avenue, Chautauqua, NY 14722
Location: United States > New York > Chautauqua County > Chautauqua
Price Range: $211 - $219 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — The Spencer Hotel and Spa 2.5*
Number of rooms: 24
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