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Geneva on the Lake Boutique Resort Hotel

1001 Lochland Rd, Geneva, NY 14456-3297
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#5 of 12 hotels in Geneva
Settle into luxurious comfort at Geneva On The Lake, a historic boutique resort hotel and restaurant in Geneva, New York, situated on 10 beautiful acres overlooking Seneca Lake in the heart of the Finger Lakes Wine Region. A landmark listed on the National Register of Historic Places, Geneva On The Lake’s charming past and long-time history as a AAA Four-Diamond Award Winner in hospitality are evident the moment you walk through the door. Inspired by a family passion for hospitality, Geneva On The Lake was founded by Norbert H. Schickel Jr. in 1981 to be “an oasis, a little island of beauty, peace and friendliness in a busy world.” Truly a haven for visitors, the gorgeous Italianate villa offers 29 guest accommodations, all appointed with beautifully handcrafted Stickley furniture. A variety of suites and studios offer breathtaking views, wood-burning fireplaces, Jacuzzi tubs and cathedral ceilings. Find spacious comfort in the two-story townhouses situated 25 feet from the main villa, each featuring private furnished lakeside patios and two bedrooms, perfect for a reunion or family vacation. Savor an exquisite three-course candlelight dinner at Lancellotti's, Geneva On The Lake's renowned restaurant, featuring live music, farm fresh local foods, homegrown herbs, and wine and spirits of the Finger Lakes. Stroll the restored formal gardens, dine on The Terrace in warmer weather, take a dip in the picturesque 70-foot swimming pool, or relax in Adirondack chairs with a spectacular view of Seneca Lake. Explore Geneva’s charming historic district by bike, visit nearby award-winning wineries, or walk the lakeside trails of Waterfront Park. Geneva On The Lake offers a variety of seasonal getaway packages to sweeten your stay and inspire your adventure. Whether you are planning a romantic getaway, a family visit, a wedding celebration, business meeting or reunion, you are sure to find a perfect oasis of luxurious comfort and hospitality at Geneva On The Lake.
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999Dotty wrote a review Jun 22
Hartsdale, New York59 contributions35 helpful votes
I just returned from a 3-night stay at the Geneva on the Lake Boutique Resort Hotel. This is decidedly a mixed review: while the location of the hotel is stunning, there are other aspects of the hotel that are very disappointing. The hotel is located right on Geneva Lake and it commands an awesome view of the lake. The grounds are well-maintained and the views from some of the room are breathtaking. The view from my living room was outstanding, minus the huge dangling cobweb just outside the window. My room was on the third floor--the hotel neglected to include in the website description that there is no elevator. Luckily, the stairs were not a problem for me, although I did have the front desk attendant help me upstairs with my luggage. I imagine that being on the third floor without an elevator could have been a problem for some guests. I stayed at the hotel because one of my friends was vacationing in the area, and she had booked rooms at the hotel. I took a big gulp at the nightly rate, but went ahead and booked a Landmark Original Villa Suite; my rate was $627 for the first night (Saturday night) and $564.00/night for Sunday and Monday nights. Including tax, my total cost was $1,991.93 for the 3 nights. The hotel requires payment in full at the time the reservation is booked, which I don't object to. However, at these rates, a guest has every right to expect superb service and accommodations, and this is where the hotel was very disappointing. The pictures of the rooms on the website look amazing, and perhaps some of the rooms are as beautiful as the pictures, but my room (while spacious) was dated. The furniture, especially the couch, looked old and worn and the other furniture looked drab. There is a difference between historic and dated, and my room's furniture was very dated. Also, the room lacked sufficient outlets to charge cell phones and other electronics. I had to pull the lamp cord out of the outlet near my bed in order to plug in my phone at night to charge. There were very few outlets in the room, and most of them already had items plugged in. However, one of the most disappointing aspects of my stay was that my room was not serviced for the 3 days that I was there. I understand that bed linens are not change daily, and I am fine with that. However, no one came to the room to change the towels or empty the trash. I try to be eco-aware when I travel and I try to use towels more than once. I actually left my towels hanging on the towel bar after the first day, but they needed to be changed after the second day so I threw them in the tub. When I returned from a full day of adventure and needed to take a shower, I had to use the last remaining clean towel. Given the kitchen facilities, it was great to bring leftovers from dinner back to the room; however, this produced a larger amount of trash than might otherwise happen in a typical hotel stay. By the time I checked out, my trash was overflowing. Also, there is no safe in the room, if anyone is interested in knowing. I left my comments with the hotel, and they seemed genuinely interested in addressing the issues.
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Date of stay: June 2021
Beverly V wrote a review Apr 2021
8 contributions5 helpful votes
My husband and I have been here several times and absolutely love it! A great place to escape from the hectic pace of life. Very quiet, with a tremendous sense of place and time. Rooms and suites are lovely. The staff is very accommodating and customer oriented. The restaurant is excellent, with chef prepared fine dinner entrees. The night we were there, London McDaniel was playing the guitar. He was excellent and we had pleasant conversation with him throughout the evening. Fresh brewed coffee and baked goods are complimentary every morning, and a marvelous way to start the day. Their restaurant also serves a first class breakfast. We always stay in the Library Suite, and it feels like our own little house! Geneva on the Lake has excellently kept grounds and the Inn itself is kept in very good condition - quite impressive! It is only a few miles from downtown Geneva, so there is lots to do if you venture out. Thank you to the whole team that made our stay so memorable!
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Date of stay: April 2021
Room Tip: The staff is great at advising what room to choose. We like the rooms facing the lake. We always...
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Glowbird59 wrote a review Oct 2020
Litchfield, Connecticut281 contributions117 helpful votes
My husband & I stayed here for 4 nights in September. Our first pandemic hotel experience. We were completely comfortable. The staff was friendly, attentive & strictly followed all of the covid guidelines. They went out of their way to see that our stay would be pleasurable despite the necessary rules. No maid service, but the staff would switch out linens at our request. No one would enter the room unless we approved it. Anything we needed was left in a bag outside our room. The hotel itself is in a spectacular location, right at the top of Seneca Lake. We had a beautiful lake view from our room, but there is also a view from the large patio where drinks/dinner are served. We wandered the property with our cocktails and sat even closer to the lake in two of the many Adirondack chairs. We ate dinner inside the hotel restaurant the first evening. Delicious menu choices. Cozy atmosphere. Excellent wine list. View of the lake and the grounds. Breakfast was takeaway only & set up in the library. One minor complaint - the bed linens were not impressive. The blanket was a thin piece of cotton. We asked for a second one. Could have used a third. Would have liked a little more luxury in that department. Just an FYI. Would definitely make a return visit. Everything we expected and more.
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Date of stay: September 2020
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Shelly S wrote a review Oct 2020
Connecticut149 contributions139 helpful votes
My husband and I spent 4 nights in the Finger Lakes and had two wildly different lodging experiences. We started with two utterly delightful nights at Rowland House (one of the Inns of Aurora). Then, we moved to Geneva on the Lake and were sadly disappointed. Perhaps, I was captivated by the formal gardens, which reminded me of a hotel we love in Lake Como, but what we found was a property desperately in need of rehabilitation. Everything is in disrepair. My husband joked that we woke up in 1985. That would all be fine, except that the Inn is priced as a luxury hotel. The front desk staff were friendly but otherwise, staff seemed somewhat unprofessional in their appearance and demeanor. We chose one of the penthouses because we wanted some private outdoor space due to Covid. The inn offers almost no outdoor seating to take advantage of the lake view. There are 4 adirondack chairs looking at the lake and two ancient rocking chairs on the dock, which you get to by crossing railroad tracks...... that was definitely not included in any of the photos on the website! We will not be back and wouldn't recommend it. There are plenty of much better options nearby.
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Date of stay: October 2020
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StaciaNYC wrote a review Sep 2020
New York City, New York78 contributions58 helpful votes
My husband and I got engaged at Geneva on the Lake in 2014 and returned this Labor Day for a secondary visit to celebrate our 5th wedding anniversary (we were married in 2015). Both times we stayed in The Library suite and it is my absolute favorite! Full kitchen which is great for longer stays and for storing your wine, a wonderful fireplace with plenty of provided logs to enjoy. The suite is very spacious and the architecture throughout the entire premise is breathtaking. The owner is second generation as his father opened it as an Inn originally. The food is wonderful, a nightcap in the parlor is a perfect start or end to your evening, and the grounds and pool are enviable. We absolutely adore the Finger Lakes and if we are looking to splurge this is our place - you have all the wineries so close but then you come back to a little quiet oasis of old world hospitality and elevated luxury service. I cannot wait to return and won’t wait 6 years to do so!
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Date of stay: September 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Frequently Asked Questions about Geneva on the Lake Boutique Resort Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to Geneva on the Lake Boutique Resort Hotel?
Nearby attractions include Seneca Lake State Park (2.0 miles), Rose Hill Mansion (2.4 miles), and Finger Lakes Welcome Center (1.5 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Geneva on the Lake Boutique Resort Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at Geneva on the Lake Boutique Resort Hotel?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Geneva on the Lake Boutique Resort Hotel?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Geneva on the Lake Boutique Resort Hotel?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Geneva on the Lake Boutique Resort Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Edgar’s Restaurant in the Castle, Ports Cafe, and Kindred Fare.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Geneva on the Lake Boutique Resort Hotel?
Yes, guests have access to a pool and a fitness center during their stay.
Does Geneva on the Lake Boutique Resort Hotel offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers meeting rooms, a banquet room, and conference facilities.
Are there any historical sites close to Geneva on the Lake Boutique Resort Hotel?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Rose Hill Mansion (2.4 miles).
Does Geneva on the Lake Boutique Resort Hotel have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the lake view available here.
Is Geneva on the Lake Boutique Resort Hotel accessible?
Yes, it offers facilities for disabled guests. For specific inquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.