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“Hotel Lenhart - Nothing But Charm”
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Hotel Lenhart
Ranked #1 of 2 Hotels in Bemus Point
Miamisburg OH
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33 reviews
21 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“Hotel Lenhart - Nothing But Charm”
Reviewed June 19, 2013

My wife and I have been staying at the Lenhart each Summer for over 20 years, we look forward to the day we get our annual postcard in the mail announcing the coming season.

The hotel is over 130 years old, so make sure you have your expectations firmly established. This is not a state of the art resort, rather a charming step back in time.

Rooms are a bit small and definitely no frills - you're in Bemus Point for the atmosphere, not an ultra luxury hotel. The front porch is lined with rocking chairs and offers a spectacular view of Chautauqua Lake. Breakfast in the beautiful dining room is always delicious and included with your stay.

Be sure to request a room with a private bathroom (remember, 130+ years old). We always try to get room #11, it's on the third floor and is away from the front porch which can be a bit loud at night with people enjoying the night.

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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
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West Chester, Pennsylvania
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed May 5, 2013

My biggest grip, and there are many, is that their website fails to mention the hotel's lack of amenities. I'm sure it's intentional because if people really knew what they were getting into they probably wouldn't stay there. They have an obligation to be upfront about their establishment and I think it's a crime that they aren't. Yes they mention it was built in 1880 but no where does it say it hasn't been touched since then, no where does it say it isn't handicapped accessible, no where does it say there's no AC, and no where does it say there are no bell hops to carry my luggage up the stairs (no elevators). In this day and age these things are standard in any hotel and people shouldn't and wouldn't even think to have to ask if a hotel provides them or not. This is why the website must make the public aware of such deficiencies in order for people to make informed decisions with their money especially at the rate they charge. Had they been truthful and not deceptive, I could have saved myself the nightmare experience I had.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled with friends
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Macedon, New York
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Reviewed February 15, 2013

I have to admit that we have never stayed at the Hotel but we have frequented the bar a number of times as well as enjoyed sitting on the porch on the various colored rocking chairs enjoying a fantastic sunset over Chautauqua Lake.
This place is very charming and warm and historic. It's a throwback in time when customers were really valued and excellent customer service was a given.
Location, location, location, sunsets extrodinaire, great food and some neat shopping, summer concerts and movies (just a short walk) on the "floating stage", and more.
Now, if you stay there just be warned that there are not any air conditioners in the rooms (at least that's how it was). Aside from that you will just love the charm and friendleness of the staff and owners.

Room Tip: Rooms to the West/North west face the lake
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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
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Salamanca, NY
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed September 25, 2012

One of the highlights of my summer was sitting on the lawn at the Hotel Lenhart with a warm day with a cool cocktail watching the sunset over Chatauqua Lake. The staff and the culture at this hotel makes you feel as if you are at your family lakehouse making memories. Bemus Point is a treasure in my own backyard!

Room Tip: You will not miss elevators or air conditioning. Put the fan in the window and even on the hottest d...
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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
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Albany, New York
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Reviewed September 21, 2012 via mobile

This is a uniquely perfect place. Old-time charm and gorgeous location.

Go to the bar, have a 'Rocker' and sit in a rocking chair on the porch. That's all you need!

Family friendly but also great for couples. Very romantic and lots of nightlife in town.

  • Stayed September 2012
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Reviewed August 30, 2012

We ended up staying one night at the Lenhart because we were traveling to the Catskills and needed to pull off for the night because it was getting late. All of the major hotels between Erie and Bemus Point were booked and we took a risk (since we have three little kids). While it is true there is no A/C and the place apepars rough at times, the charm and character along with the great staff provides an experience we will not forget anytime soon. - included a great breakfast too!!!

Room Tip: It is warmer on the higher floors - also not all rooms have a shower but there are communal showers...
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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
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Denver, Colorado
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
Reviewed August 3, 2012

Staying here reminds me of the movie dirty dancing. Everybody knows each other. People come back year after year. The social events are not sponsered by the hotel but plenty of fun stuff is held in different venues down the road. You have already read about the sparten rooms, old sinks, no AC etc. The bed was firm, the window worked, alhough I couldn't decide to leave it open or not given the teens chatting in the park outside. The staff was polite. The porch and the rockers facing the lake is the best thing about this place. Socialize, relax and enjoy the calm. The dining room was pretty and quaint, the rest... fine.
I chose a room with a bath. I did not think it was too expensive, worth the private bath. For the area, this is what you get. For other high end resort areas you would be expecting more.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
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Property: Hotel Lenhart
Address: 20 Lakeside Dr # 22, PO Box 449, Bemus Point, NY 14712-9311
Location: United States > New York > Chautauqua County > Bemus Point
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Wheelchair access
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Ranked #1 of 2 Hotels in Bemus Point
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 53

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