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Chautauqua Suites, Meeting & Expo Center
Ranked #1 of 4 Hotels in Mayville
ny
1 review
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“"OVERRATED" There are better places close by.”
Reviewed July 22, 2009

The rooms were nice and the hotel was clean but there was barely anyone staying there, so it should have been. With this said I would still never stay here again. After a weekend trip for a wedding we decided to extend our stay for a night of relaxation. The following morning we were meeting relatives for breakfast and kindly asked the front desk person for an extended check-out of 1 hour. She told me no. I politely asked why and she said there was an early check-in. I was a little confused because our car was one of three in the vast parking lot. When I arrived back in NY I sent the manager a personal email explaining the situation and my disappointment , I never got a reply. For being a new hotel in a seasonal area I would have expected better. I recommend Webb's Year-Round Resort down the street, the rest of our wedding party stayed there and loved it.

  • Stayed June 2009, traveled as a couple
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Boston, Massachusetts
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Reviewed July 6, 2009

Visiting here for a wedding on July 4th, we stayed here at a reduced wedding rate. It sits a mile from the downtown and also 1 mile from the Institution and directly across from the lake. It is quite a large place and a friendly staff. The rates generally were pretty reasonable anyway. Large lobby and shuttle service to the hot spots of the area. The rooms are set up a bit strange with an entry way sitting area and then a bedroom in the back of the room with two bathrooms. Very clean and looks fairly new or remodeled. The restaurant in the place serves up a free continental breakfast in which you can pay 6 bucks more to get eggs, homefries and french toast. I thought this was a bit cheap of the hotel to charge for this extra "hot" food since it wasn't that good anyway. In all this place wasn't a bad place to stay and I would highly recommend it to anyone visiting the area.

  • Stayed July 2009, traveled as a couple
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Thank lip89
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Fredonia NY
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Reviewed January 18, 2009

Seems that there are some problems with the accounting things . They tell you one thing and charge you another but don't have the decency to call or tell you face to face they just deduct matters out of your credit card and leave you to find out later. Over all it is a nice place . But the food sucks . Definitely needs new cooks. Beef was tough , and the rest was tasteless . Will never stay there again , If my company holiday party is held there next year I will definitely stay down the road at Webb's.

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  • Stayed January 2009, traveled as a couple
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Thank FredoniaNYChar
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Lancaster County, PA
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Reviewed September 30, 2008

This was our first time to the Chautauqua Lake area, and we weren't certain about where to stay. We made reservations at the last minute at the Chautauqua Suites, and it was a great decision.

The small hotel, situated across the road from Chautauqua Lake, is a wonderful value for a good amount of space. It seems to specialize in business conventions, but we enjoyed our stay as leisure travelers too.

In the suites there's, of course, a bedroom area - not large but adequate, and our queen-size bed was comfy. There's a bath with a shower off the bedroom as well a half-bath off a short, narrow hallway. The hallway is between the bedroom and a small living area which has a sleeper sofa and a nice desk with storage units to either side. There's a television in the bedroom as well as one in the living area. Internet connectivity, wired and wireless, was fine.

The suites and public areas of the hotel are attractive, and everything is spotless. There's a good continental breakfast included in the price. In the lobby there's fruit, tea, coffee and hot chocolate available all day - a nice touch! The town of Mayville with several restaurants is just up the road.

I wouldn't hesitate to recommend this hotel and look forward to returning to the area.

  • Stayed September 2008
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2 Thank patrema
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Cleveland, OH
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Reviewed July 28, 2008

Chautauqua and Chautauqua Suites hotel – We made the short 2.5hr trip from NE Ohio to Lake Chautauqua and stayed Sat and Sun night. Our family of four (w/2 boys 12 and 10) recommend Chautauqua Suites hotel (“CSH”). Hotel Pros were: all staff were very friendly/helpful, especially at front desk providing ideas and directions, CSH is new and clean (1 yr old), reasonable rates, room configuration (two rooms and two bathrooms, not the most “roomy” layout but better than a standard room w/ 2 doubles), the complimentary trolley shuttle came in handy (especially when it took us to the symphony at the Chautauqua Institute Sat night…we did not have to deal with parking, and the Trolley driver was waiting for us after the concert to take us back to the hotel!)….and the kids enjoyed riding it, location was good for us, hotel was sold out(Sat) but certainly did not give you a crowded feel, free wi-fi in common areas or hard connection in room, nice lounge. Cons were: breakfast buffet at Olive’s was a bit disappointing, no swimming pool on the grounds (not a big deal to us since we had other activities planned). We would stay again.

What we did: Trail ride at Double DAB Stables (recommend for novice riders, $25pp cash only for 1 hr), Symphony at Chautauqua Institute (recommend, it was also an opportunity for us to see some of the Institute grounds), rented an 18’ power boat from Chautauqua Marina for tubing (folks at the marina were very helpful, this is not inexpensive but was the featured activity of our boys), hung out at Bemus Point (after taking the ferry across), miniature golf (next to Webb’s) and ice cream at Boxcar Barney’s (recommended). We wanted to stop by a winery to pick up a bottle or two on the way back to the hotel but most close at 5 or 6 on Sunday’s and we were too late. This morning (Monday) we plan to check-out and go hiking at Panama Rocks on the way home.

Overall, we thought that it was a good trip and recommend. We only had a few days but were able to pack in alot over a short time.

  • Stayed July 2008, traveled with family
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1 Thank Jeff E
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Western NY
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Reviewed October 1, 2007

The Chautauqua Suites is an excellent addition to Chautauqua County! It's brand new and very comfortable--even if it is a "work in progress". It is only about 10 minutes from Chautauqua Institution, just across from Chautauqua lake , two minutes from downtown Mayville and 15 minutes from Bemus Point. The suites are very accomodating. The room we stayed in had a king bed in a semi private room with an attached full bath (shower only). A small hallway seperated the living room from the bedroom. There was an additional half bath. The living room had the most comfortable sofa bed I have ever slept on! It was built more like a futon so there was no hard metal bar under the mattress(which was at least 4 inches thick!) My friend and I laughed ourselves silly trying to make the couch fold flat and finally gave up. We stopped at the front desk on our way out to dinner to ask for directions on how to get the couch flat. The desk clerk very kindly said she would send someone up to do it. When we returned, the sofa was completely transformed...complete with linens, duvet and 4 scrumptious
pillows! There was a nice flat screen TV in each area. In the morning there was a breakfast bar with coffee and pastries from the local bakery along with cereal and bagels. My croissant was yummy! I peeked in the conference room where an event was taking place and was surprised at how big it was.
I'd say my top reasons for staying at Chautauqua Suites again would be service, cleanliness, and location. My biggest complaint (albeit trivial) is that there was no place to sit outside and no pool/hot tub. It looks like they might be putting in a patio? There is an inner courtyard but who wants to be surrounded by brick when you're in a beautiful lakeside community? An Italian restaurant wil soon make its home there but it had not opened during our visit. There is a lounge as well but we didn't go there. All in all, I'd HIGHLY recommend this hotel!

  • Liked — Service and cleanliness
  • Disliked — Long way to walk to room, no pool or hot tub
  • Stayed September 2007, traveled with friends
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3 Thank mirajo
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Property: Chautauqua Suites, Meeting & Expo Center
Address: 215 W Lake Rd, Mayville, NY 14757-9693
Location: United States > New York > Chautauqua County > Mayville
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Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 4 Hotels in Mayville
Hotel Class:3 star — Chautauqua Suites, Meeting & Expo Center 3*
Number of rooms: 91
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Chautauqua Suites is an all suites three diamond AAA rated hotel. Featuring Olive's restaurant, a northern Italian style (also AAA three diamond rated)and the fabulous Bellini lounge. Luxury appointments at a great value. Minutes from Chautauqua Institution, the hotel is in the center of the vacation region of Western New York. ... more   less 
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