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west virginia
Reviewed 28 August 2015

Initially, I was somewhat disappointed in my premium single room. There was no comfortable reading chair (only a formal straight back chair), the lamp had cobwebs, no coffee pot, and the carpet was terribly stained. The bathroom was okay but only had a shower, no tub. When I returned from the symphony performance at the outdoor amphitheater, however, the bed...

2Thank steelermom
Cleveland, Ohio
Reviewed 27 August 2015

This is a lovely old hotel in easy proximity of all the Chautauqua Institutions facilities. The staff are friendly and helpful. The rooms are shabby. Ours had 2 twin beds with very hard mattresses and hard (not fluffy pillows). The rooms have individual air conditioners and heaters. The good news is the bathroom was spacious and the walkin closet was...

Thank Gail213
New York City, New York
Reviewed 23 August 2015

Went last weekend to the Athenaeum with another couple to enjoy Chattaqua What a dump of a hotel. I'm sure at one time it was nice, but is in such disrepair with worn and stained carpeting, rotting wood panels. The room was atrocious and uncomfortable, and to top it off ridiculously expensive for what you get. We paid 370 dollars...

1Thank mlcar62
Sagamore Hills, Ohio
Reviewed 22 August 2015

My husband and I have been frequent visitors to the Chautauqua Institute for 15 years, but always staying off-campus to avoid the high charges for rooms. We had always dreamed of someday splurging for a stay at the Athenaeum Hotel. When they offered a half-price deal the night of the multi-arts performance of Carmina Burana in the Amp, we jumped...

Thank ArtsLover2015
Annandale, Virginia, United States
Reviewed 20 August 2015

Don't come here expecting the Ritz- Carlton-- or St. Regis, but do expect a wonderful piece of history in a classic wooden hotel. The staff here is very attentive, friendly, and ready to help you. The building is beautiful even if it is well used and showing signs of its age. Look beyond what might be considered rough edges and...

Thank Richard H
Buffalo, NY
Reviewed 18 August 2015

The good - I took advantage of the Athenaeum Hotel special that included the room, breakfast, a gate pass and parking. Checking in couldn't have been easier, you drive into the Institute, unload the car and a valet parks the car. The bad - this is an old hotel, some would call charming. This is a far cry from a...

1Thank onesuitcase
Cleveland, Ohio
Reviewed 17 August 2015 via mobile

Growing up, my family would often visit Chautauqua. I always remembered the Athenaeum Hotel and how it was such a grand place and a neighborhood landmark. But with a recent trip as an adult with my kids, I thought it would be fun to stay at the hotel as a treat. I have to say, my husband (who had never...

1Thank LoK778
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Reviewed 11 August 2015

Older room with a strange step into it, no view, and a wall in front of the door. having said that, it IS an old hotel and the bed was fine. Shower OK. View from terrace for dinner was peaceful and it was a fun weekend. Really did all the institute had to offer in a day. Small place. Good...

Thank StevenAK
New York City, New York
Reviewed 9 August 2015

They don't build them anymore like this grand wooden hotel from the 1880s overlooking Chautauqua Lake. The huge veranda provides a wonderful place to dine outside or to plop down in a rocking chair to read or admire the view. Your rate includes most of the events taking place at Chautauqua Institution all day and evening. All meals include a...

Thank rodash
Mamaroneck, New York
Reviewed 7 August 2015 via mobile

Made reservations for outside but when we arrived we were told we were to sit inside. It is loud, cavernous, no tablecloths notables, slow service. Cesar salad too lightly dressed. Shrimp risotto had overcooked shrimp and undercooked rice. Un attentive service. Feeling a bit captive as this is THE place to eat on the grounds of Chautauqua. Served myself water...

1Thank Corrie826

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  • Breakfast included
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Throughout Chautauqua Institution's summer season, Athenaeum Hotel guests are inspired by a variety of learning, recreational and entertainment programs that are all part of the unique Chautauqua experience. For 140 summers, people have come to Chautauqua's 750-acre community to experience arts, education, concerts, lectures and lively discussions. During the spring and fall months, the Athenaeum Hotel acts as a host to well-organized conferences, beautiful weddings, and special events. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Athenaeum Hotel

Address: 3 S Lake Dr, Chautauqua, NY 14722-2547
Region: United States > New York > Chautauqua County > Chautauqua
Number of rooms: 153
Also Known As:
Athenaeum Hotel Chautauqua
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“Ask for a corner room overlooking the lake!”
 of 5 bubbles BeckyH385, 2 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Various size rooms -- if you need space to maneuver a scooter be sure to confirm in advance that will be possible.”
 of 5 bubbles robertjeank, 10 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Back rooms over lake”
 of 5 bubbles DianneWheatley, 27 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Overlooking the lake”
 of 5 bubbles 342tedk, 22 Aug 2016 | Read review
“We liked room 194”
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