********Please read below to learn about our season minimum stay that runs from June 24, 2017 to August 27, 2017********* The Spencer...more captivating than opening your favorite storybook! A four-season Western New York Theme Hotel and Resort with rooms dedicated to authors, in the heart of the Chautauqua Institution. Celebrating a century of hospitality and more with our second season of enrichment workshops. All of our room rates include a world-famous gourmet breakfast. All of our special packages feature one-of-a-kind spa services and world-class meals. Our spacious, comfortable rooms and suites make this Western New York Theme Hotel ideal for families and business events. *************************************SPECIAL NOTE ABOUT OUR SEASON WHICH RUNS FROM 6/24/2017-8/26/2017******: Our minimum stay is a full week which runs from Saturday to Saturday only. Our stay runs along with the Chautauqua Institution's schedule during the 9 week Chautauqua Season. We include a world-famous gourmet breakfast every morning and a festive dinner five nights (Monday through Friday) each week. During our season, guests are required to purchase gate and parking passes (please contact the hotel for information on these passes which are only required during the season.)
4.6 on April 12, 2017
Beautiful place to stay and so close to the wineries for a day of tastings. Owners and staff are absolutely delightful. The rooms are charming and the onsite accommodations are the best!
4.6 on January 01, 2017
Hotel is very homey. Owners were very friendly and made us feel like family with awesome service and tasty home cooked breakfast and meals. Owners do have a dog (Hannah) who is friendly and good with kids.The location is cultural in the arts and music and in the off season a little far away from things (10 - 20 minutes) Our room had a kitchenette that was stocked with plates, silverware and glasses and even salt and pepper.
4.4 on June 02, 2016
Wonderful hosts and a charming B&B. Very restful!
4.4 on May 31, 2016
We truly enjoyed the day. It was an unusually chilly day but we found so much to do in the area that the weather did not matter. The hotel is very quaint and we received such a warm welcome. Our breakfast was amazing! We will definitely be back!
2.8 on May 26, 2016
For a one night stay in the off season, the room wasn't as it appeared online. We were a bit disappointed but it turned out to be an interesting and fun experience. The people were wonderful and attentive and we enjoyed the conversations.
1.8 on October 26, 2015
The hotel switched our room without telling us (which was a themed room that we specifically chose as it was my wife's favorite author, C.S. Lewis). Upon arrival, we were moved into a different room that was more than disappointing. It looked nothing like the pictures on the website (aside from the fact that it wasn't the room we had selected). We were told that the top 2 floors of the hotel were closed for the season (although we had booked about 3 months prior). My wife and I had left for a bit to get lunch and continued to talk about our disappointment with the room. We're not rude or confrontational people, so we hadn't said anything initially. We decided that this was not what we paid for and that we were going to go back and talk to the manager about a refund. He immediately knew something was wrong and said that he saw the disappointment in our faces when he put us in the alternate room. He agreed with everything that we said and said that the owner makes changes to the rooms sometimes and then he has to deal with unhappy customers. He ultimately said that he could not offer a refund (only a credit for a future stay) and that the owner would have to approve a refund. After several attempts at getting ahold of them afterwards, I went through bedandbreakfast.com to get a resolution. They ended up declining our request and said that we're not allowed to cancel day of. How is it fair that we're not told that our room is changed until we ARRIVE at the hotel, but we were supposed to have cancelled within 7 days of the stay? This felt like a 100% bait and switch and we were completely taken advantage of. Very disappointing and a huge waste of money. This place definitely wouldn't have been worth the $220/night even if we had gotten the room we booked.
4.6 on September 10, 2015
We had a great time. One thing we did realize, though-the walls are thin. One night, we could hear all the sound effects of the lovemaking of the couple in the room next to us!!
4.8 on June 04, 2015
We needed a getaway and were delighted to arrive at Chautauqua and the unique B&B at the Spencer Hotel. Very cordial staff, room was creatively decorated - great fun. The breakfast provided was delicious and beautifully presented. We enjoyed our meal with the other guests. We look forward to returning.
3.6 on January 29, 2015
We had a plesant stay at the Spencer Hotel. The accommodations were wonderful. Dick and Helen were great hosts and the food was exceptional! We will definitely go back!
4.4 on January 15, 2015
The Spencer far exceeded my expectations and the staff could not have been more accommodating. Will definitely stay here again!!!
Spend time with Jeeves the butler and bask in the whirlpool bath tub as you are greeted by a flapper girl on stage at the theater. ROOM FEATURES: King bed, whirlpool tub with a European hand-held shower, direct porch access from room.
Being that Dorothy lived in the 1920's, this room captures the art deco feeling of the period. The room is classically decorated with the round mirrors, dresser and window treatments that cast a glow over this cozy corner room. ROOM FEATURES: King bed, neo angle shower.
Escape to Rissom a summer resort where the English went for their vacation. A beautiful watercolor mural depicts life at Rissom at the turn of the century where where all cares are set aside. ROOM FEATURES: Two twin beds, neo angled shower, direct porch access from room.
Snuggle in this corner room delight that is complete with a two person jacuzzi, surrounded by relaxing meadows and soft colors just how Jane would have wanted it. ROOM FEATURES: Double bed, Jacuzzi tub with a European hand-held shower.
Take a trip to Africa with Isak Dinesen as you slumber under a dreamy safari tent and embrace the wildlife surrounding this beautiful suite; throughout your journey indulge in the largest two person jacuzzi The Spencer has to offer. Imagine... you're on safari on the African savanna ... look out over the plains at the wildlife ... spend the night in your safari tent... one of our most popular rooms. ROOM FEATURES: King bed, Jacuzzi tub with a European hand-held shower, kitchenette.
Experience the elegance that Clare can offer; complete with an indoor cafe overlooking the park. ROOM FEATURES: King bed, kitchenette, neo angle shower.
Simply spacious and dignified, the Charles Dickens apartment is in a class of its own.This apartment can accommodate the most guests for a comfortable stay - perfect for a small family. APARTMENT FEATURES:One bedroom with a King bed or two Twins, a neo angle shower, a love seat-twin sofa bed in the living room, a dining area with table, and a complete galley kitchen with all appliances.
Better known as The Spencer's Honeymoon Suite, guests are taken in by the gorgeous tropical green and white colors and the corner jacuzzi for two while staying in the Agatha Christie suite. ROOM FEATURES: King bed, a kitchenette, a Jacuzzi tub with a European hand-held shower, and a full bathroom with a neo angle shower.
This quiet and soothing room has a large queen sized bed, a private desk to connect to our wi-fi and attached bathroom. The private bathroom has a two person jet tub and plush white robes for you to have the perfect sauna experience.
The imagination of C.S. Lewis is captured in this room where the story of The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe from the chronicles of Narnia begin in the famed wardrobe and grace the walls of this secluded fairytale land. ROOM FEATURES: King bed, neo angle shower.
The adventures of Alice in Wonderland begin as you are greeted by the Cheshire cat upon arrival in the Lewis Carroll suite. The story unfolds as you greet the queen of hearts and others in the bathroom. ROOM FEATURES: King bed, neo angle shower, kitchenette.
Travel around the world in eighty days as Jules Verne did in a balloon ride where your bed is the basket and the balloon is painted above. Not to worry, the basket is complete with sand bags to hold you down when necessary! ROOM FEATURES: King bed, neo angle shower.
French novelist, belonging, in time, to the generation of authors that includes Marcel Proust, Paul Valéry, André Gide, and Paul Claudel. Colette's career as a writer spanned from her early 20s to her mid-70s. Her main themes were joys and pains of love and female sexuality in the male-dominated world. ROOM FEATURES: King bed, love seat-twin sofa bed, a kitchenette, a neo angle shower, & 1 ½ bathrooms.
Peter Rabbit and his friends ask that you join them in this vibrant double bedroom. Relax in the whirlpool bathtub in the center of the cabbage patch and let your imagination soar into the world of Beatrix Potter. ROOM FEATURES: Double bed, whirlpool tub with European hand-held shower, direct porch access from room.
Robert Burns would find his room most accommodating. This corner suite has the largest bathroom in The Spencer. The subdued colors of the Burn's suite make for a pleasant stay. ROOM FEATURES: King bed, neo angle shower, kitchenette.
Become part of the blissful Romeo and Juliet balcony scene where the room becomes the castle and you are separated from the rest of the world. This romantic setting is complete with the perfect view of the park below and direct porch access. ROOM FEATURES: King bed, neo angle shower.
The ruby colored bedspread with the antique dresser and armoire create an atmosphere ideal for a prince. Lord Byron paints a royal picture of importance as you step into his world of poetry. ROOM FEATURES: King bed, neo angled shower.
Sun bathe at the beach or rest in the warm king size bedroom in the Percy Shelley room. With direct access to the beach and porch, what more could one want on vacation! ROOM FEATURES: King bed, whirlpool tub with a European hand-held shower.
The Browning's suite is the ultimate romance story. The lavender lampshades and creamy colors signify the love story of Robert and Elizabeth Browning. ROOM FEATURES: Queen bed, love seat-twin sofa bed, a kitchenette, a whirlpool tub with a European hand-held shower, & 1 ½ bathrooms.
John Keats boasts an inviting French double bed and hand painted murals that are so life like that they captivate the most talented of artists. ROOM FEATURES: Double bed, whirlpool tub with European hand-held shower, direct porch access from room.
Spain awaits you as you vacation in the Pablo Neruda room complete with direct porch access. The earth tone colors and claw foot bath tub and shower is a favorite amongst Spencer guests. ROOM FEATURES: King bed, shower, porcelain claw foot tub.
The Chautauqua Institution Lake Chautauqua, Airport, Countryside, Lakefront, Small town, Village, Wine country
Buffalo, NY (BUF-Buffalo/Niagara International) 75 miles
From NY I-90, take exit 60 to 394 to Chautauqua Institution and go through the gate and turn right on Massey followed by left on Janes. Go two blocks and turn left on Wythe Avenue and immediate right on Palestine Avenue. You will see the Spencer on your right hand side.From NY I-86, exit for 394 to Chautuaqua Institution and go through the gate and turn right on Massey followed by left on Janes. Go two blocks and turn left on Wythe Avenue and immediate right on Palestine Avenue. You will see the Spencer on your right hand side.
Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Beach, Casino, Concert venue, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Lake, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Chautauqua Institution, Chautauqua Lake, Lucy-Desi Museum, Bemus Point, Niagara Falls, Lake Erie Wine Country, Lilydale Assembly, Roger Tory Peterson Institute, Robert H. Jackson Center, Jamestown Ice Arena, Performing Theater, Religious Services, Rodeo, Ski area, Sports venue, Tours, Vineyard, Winery
Other, Bed and Breakfast, Historic Inn, Spa, Boutique Hotel
Board games, Ceiling fans, Clothes dryer, Copier, Desk, Fax Machine, Fireplace, Internet Service, Library, Movie library, Parking, Piano, Spa, VCR, Videos, Washer/dryer, Wedding Facilities, Wheelchair access , The suites and apartment have in-room fridges and microwaves. Some rooms have Jacuzzi tubs. There is central air and heat in the climate controlled building as well as an elevator. Four levels of porches with views to the Amphitheater and Chautauqua Institution grounds are outfitted with chairs, rockers and tables. There is a spa and relaxation room and a cedar sauna. There is a large pull-down projection screen in the Monet Living Room and a Dining Room where breakfast and wine is served daily and a bar with beer and wine service.
Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Amenities Basket, Bath robes, CD player, Hairdryer, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Ironing Board, Private entrance, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Telephone, Wi-Fi, Wired internet
Bicycle rental, Bicycle riding trails, Bicycles, Bird watching, Boating, Canoeing, Cross-country ski trails, Downhill Skiing, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Horseback riding, Hunting, Kayaking, Mountain Bike trails, Wine tasting at the wineries and Antiquing, Sailing, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Snow shoe trails, Swimming, Tennis courts, Water sports