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The Spencer Hotel and Spa
Ranked #1 of 6 Hotels in Chautauqua
Philadelphia
1 review
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“Comfortable accommodations & friendly staff”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 6, 2007

My husband and I have been staying at The Spencer for three years and we truly enjoy our vacations there. The Spencer is like coming home to us- The staff is friendly, their scones are fabulous, and the down comforters makes for an all around relaxing getaway! We stay in the Isabel Allende room and the porch overlooks the amphitheater where we can listen to the symphany from our rocking chairs. The staff is always happy to help and we wouldn't miss coming back each summer for the world! I would highly reccommend The Spencer for your next vacation.

  • Liked — The comfortable bedding, porch view, breakfast each morning
  • Tips/Secrets — choose a corner room with direct porch access
  • Stayed July 2006, traveled as a couple
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TheSpencer, Manager at The Spencer Hotel and Spa, responded to this review, February 6, 2012
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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Niagara Falls, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 16, 2005

The Ownwer, Helen Edgington designed the Spencer to fit perfectly with the Chautauqua Experience. She has lovingly, and beautifully created 26 rooms, each of which is designed around an American or European author's works. The rooms are abosolutely charming, and the warm, friendly Victorian parlor is magnificent, but comfortable. Located on the grounds of the Institution, the Spencer is just feet away from the world famous Ampitheater where the likes of Ray Charles, FRD, and even Thomas Edison, who wired the place, once relaxed with his wife, Mina.
I completely enjoyed the entire experience, especially my room which was no less than world class, decorated to inspire, excite, and lull me into the stories of the author, E.B. White. From the "Heavenly Bed", a three sheeted masterpiece, to the 4th floor porch access giving me a free peak into the Ampitheater across the street, the whole experience was absolutely magical. And I can't say enough about the staff. They were delightful when I saw them, but I never saw them unless I wanted to. My room was made up every day with plenty of everything including the best soap and shampoo I have ever found in a Hotel. The free breakfast was the perfect touch! I plan to return this Fall for the Jazz Festival, and next summer for the season. I just LOVED it!

  • Stayed July 2005
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Additional Information about The Spencer Hotel and Spa

Property: The Spencer Hotel and Spa
Address: 25 Palestine Ave, Chautauqua, NY 14722-2536
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Location: United States > New York > Chautauqua County > Chautauqua
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Kitchenette Room Service Spa Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 6 Hotels in Chautauqua
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:2.5 star — The Spencer Hotel and Spa 2.5*
Number of rooms: 24
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 
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