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Greater Cincinnati, United States
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

Such a refreshed and inviting renovation! From the front door/valet welcome, the beautiful attention to detail architecturally, design-wise and the consistently branded welcome of all the staff....we had a wonderful weekend. We were able to take bikes and coast the lake and bike path, walk the shopping areas, enjoy drinks & dinner in the bar and coffee in the morning... More 

Thank cydkenny
DPI-Management, Guest Relations Manager at The Deer Path Inn, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your sweet review! We love hearing about our guest's experiences and feedback regarding our recent renovation. We are glad to know you enjoyed our bicycles and the close proximity to Lake Michigan and Market Square. It's wonderful to know you enjoyed your stay and we look forward to welcoming you again. Cheers! More 

Lake Forest, Illinois
Level Contributor
208 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We took out of town friends to the Bar on Sunday night. They were very happy with the evening. The wine was good. The food was good. Our tabled loved the pub burger, chicken piccata, and chicken Milanese. A bit understaffed....had to wait a while to get our check and pay. Our waiter was really friendly and helpful....just working his... More 

Thank sdoddsayers
DPI-Management, Guest Relations Manager at The Deer Path Inn, responded to this review

We are so happy to know you had a nice evening with your friends in The Bar! Thank you for taking the time to share your experience... we appreciate your honest feedback and compliments to our staff. We hope to have you with us again soon. Cheers! More 

Boston, Massachusetts
Level Contributor
14 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I have stayed here four times since August I have a freshman at Lake Forest College I've come out for the basketball fundraiser home coming and just to come out it's always nice and clean and the staff is so accommodating and friendly everything I look for in a hotel

1 Thank 52viking
DPI-Management, Guest Relations Manager at The Deer Path Inn, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your kind review! We are delighted to know you enjoy your return visits and we certainly enjoy having you as our guests. We look forward to your next visit. Cheers! More 

Davenport, Florida
1 review
Reviewed 25 October 2016

We have stayed at The Deer Path Inn many times since it reopened last December following a 12 month restoration. The facilities are absolutely first rate, but it is the welcoming and attentive servie from the staff that really sets this place appart. While it is not an economical choice, it is worth every penny.

Thank Jsears1233
DPI-Management, Guest Services Representative at The Deer Path Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for the lovely review! We are very proud of our facility, and believe that our level of hospitality and service should compliment the atmosphere. It is always rewarding to hear that we have achieved that goal! We are always sincerely glad to welcome you and your family, and hope to do so again in the very near future!... More 

1 review
Reviewed 22 October 2016

Beds are comfortable, the sheets are luxurious. Great location, lovely rooms. Staff is welcoming and approachable. Breakfast was delicious. A definite favorite. Take advantage of the bikes and visit some of the beautiful streets near the hotel.

Thank Jenny R
DPI-Management, Guest Services Representative at The Deer Path Inn, responded to this review

We are so flattered to be among your favorites! Thank you for your praise of all of our amenities; the bikes are always popular, and we are glad you were able to use them! Please come visit us again soon! Cheers More 

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39 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 October 2016

Stayed for 2 nights while visiting friends. Perfect location if you want to walk around town. Beautiful area. We stayed in a lovely room overlooking the outdoor garden. Room was spacious with a state-of-the art bathroom. The staff was available to answer any questions & give recommendations/suggestions. You cannot park on the street at night, but there is complimentary valet,... More 

Thank jeditaly
DPI-Management, Guest Services Representative at The Deer Path Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for this wonderful review! We are so glad that you enjoyed your stay with us, and were able to take advantage of our convenient locale. Please come back to visit us soon! Cheers! More 

Level Contributor
6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviewed 12 October 2016

Absolutely amazing and flawless! Rooms are so nice and beds so comfortable! All of the restaurants are fantastic, and the service throughout the hotel, from the front desk to the waiters to the parking attendants is the best we've ever had! The wedding dinner was great and the service was really, really good! We truly do not have one critical... More 

Thank Jennifer D
DPI-Management, Guest Services Representative at The Deer Path Inn, responded to this review

First and foremost, it was our privilege and our pleasure to welcome you to our Inn for your special weekend! Thank you for your wonderful words regarding our service and general atmosphere; we are very proud of both. We hope you will join again soon! Cheers! More 

Level Contributor
6 reviews
Reviewed 6 October 2016

For over 20 + years we have been coming to the Lake Forest/Lake Bluff area and always stayed with our son who is in Lake Bluff. We passed the Dear Path on many an occasion when visiting St. Mary's Church down the street from the Inn. My wife always commented some day we are going to stay there. We went... More 

Thank sweatypie
DPI-Management, Guest Services Representative at The Deer Path Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review your recent stay at the Deer Path Inn, and for the wonderful recommendation! It is always a particular pleasure to welcome local guests, or those who frequently visit the area, and we are so glad that you finally had a chance to experience all that we have to offer. We hope you... More 

Lake Geneva, Wisconsin
1 review
Reviewed 27 September 2016

Rooms are old school beautiful with old world charm and the staff is amazing best inn by far in the Chicago land area really an incredible stay can't wait to get back went as far as to offer a ride to a party when I was late top notch all the way thru if in the area this is the... More 

Thank tomstrittd5
DPI-Management, Guest Relations Manager at The Deer Path Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for your wonderful compliments! We were happy to offer a ride and glad you enjoyed your stay at the Inn. We look forward to your next visit! Cheers! More 

St. Louis, Mo
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94 reviews
43 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 September 2016

Once upon a time, in a charming hamlet known as Lake Forest, there stood a place, an inn, that welcomed the weary with such grace and comfort that most visitors never wanted to leave. The warm embrace that was felt upon stepping through the beautiful doors and into the elegant but cozy entry was likened to arriving at an old... More 

Thank gogirl51
DPI-Management, Guest Relations Manager at The Deer Path Inn, responded to this review

Sincerely, we are very thankful for your pleasant narrative. Even more, we are delighted to know you had such a memorable visit with your son! We absolutely love welcoming each guest to our Inn and it is so gratifying when people such as yourself, enjoy the experience and appreciate even the smallest details. It was truly a pleasure to have... More 

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair Access
Food & drink at the hotel
The English Room
The English Room
Cuisines: American
Things to do
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Suites
  • Accessible rooms
  • Kitchenette
  • Family Rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Banquet Room
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Conference Facilities
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
For over 85 years, the Deer Path Inn has set the standard for exceptional dining and hotel accommodations on Chicago's North Shore. Styled after a 15th century English manor house, the inn's thick oak beams and warm stucco walls have long been a landmark of hospitality and local charm in the Lake Forest community. Now, having completed a true floor-to-ceiling renaissance, we have brought the finest 21st century amenities to our historic Lake Forest inn, while preserving all the romantic character of its classic English architecture. We believe you'll find the unique combination of new amenities and Old World charm and service nothing short of brilliant. ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Deer Path Inn

Address: 255 E Illinois Rd, Lake Forest, IL 60045-1953
Region: United States > Illinois > Lake County > Lake Forest
Price Range: ₹ 20,382 - ₹ 32,077 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4.5 star — The Deer Path Inn 4.5*
Number of rooms: 57
Also Known As:
The Deer Path Hotel Lake Forest
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See which rooms travellers prefer

“All rooms are excellent”
 of 5 bubbles V4879SYjennyr, 22 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Ask for a room on a higher floor overlooking the garden.”
 of 5 bubbles jeditaly, 21 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Never a bad room”
 of 5 bubbles tomstrittd5, 27 Sep 2016 | Read review
“I would recommend the suites! Very nice size and perfect for a couple that has different sleeping cycles!”
  • sitting room
  • Wonderful sitting room
  • wonderful color scheme in the bedrooms
 of 5 bubbles Swisscss, 18 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Third floor is quietest.”
 of 5 bubbles 515acej, 17 May 2016 | Read review
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