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Buffalo, New York
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Clean quiet good breakfasts. A lot of walking no spa on site or pool as stated. People were friendly this was our first stay at a B&B. We had to leave the grounds to find things to do. If the spencer was in a different location I would have gave it a 5 .

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Cleveland, Ohio
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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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Rochester, New York
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband and I enjoyed a short getaway to the Spencer Hotel and Spa. While we visited in the off season we were not disappointed with the service and look of the hotel. Our favorite part was the homemade breakfast- it was delicious!

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Naples, Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Like many structures in Chautauqua, hotel was old and somewhat dated; but food was very good, and the location is very convenient. Updating rooms, baths especially, needed, at least in our small first floor room. Owners are very nice, and accommodating.

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Niagara Falls, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We thoroughly enjoyed the room as well as the environment. It was a chance to get away from the busy schedule we have to contend with. The staff at the local restaurants were friendly and accomodating. Most of them were familiar with what we were doing.

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you are looking for a getaway from all the hustle and bustle in your life.......this is the place. Forget your iPads, iPods & iPhones and take in the simple life as it was decades ago. Small rooms, old fashioned tubs, no flat screen TVs...................but large on character & atmosphere. Owners/managers are great people, and this hotel (more like a... More 

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Cary, NC
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I had a very nice visit at the Spencer Hotel. I was in Chautauqua for week 9 of the 2016 season and loved being very close to the amphitheater. The best part was the "boarding house" feeling and the interesting people I met which added a lot to the experience. The house is clean but not fancy. Our room was... More 

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Greenville, Pennsylvania
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Not a hotel in reality is more like a bed and breakfast. It is clean and if you like history is beatiful to look around. It is very noisy. If you get the smallest room next to the main entrance as we did you will hear everyone coming and going out of the building. The place was almost empty yet... More 

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New Middletown, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The hotel was an awesome step back in time. I loved the history of the area and hotel. The owners were very informative and a joy to talk to. The room Jules Verne was small (due to time period of the hotel), but very clean and comfortable. Loved having the porch to sit on right off our room. I was... More 

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Croton-On-Hudson, NY
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2016

Our room, Lillian Hellman, a "Jr Suite" was just a small drab room with barely walking space, tiny bathroom with bar for a closet, no dresser, freezing temp. with sealed shut windows. Food fair at best. Not worth the price. Hotel charming and good location.

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Hi PhillypieS, We do apologize for the experience you encountered. We would of loved to make your experience better while you were staying with us. Thanks! More 

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Breakfast
  • Room Service
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
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
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
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  • Free Breakfast
  • Laundry Service
  • Room Service
  • 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 Ave, Chautauqua, NY 14722-2536
Location: United States > New York > Chautauqua County > Chautauqua
Price Range: $217 - $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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