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The Spencer Hotel

25 Palestine Ave Chautauqua NY 14722
(716) 357-3785
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This 105 year-old historic 24 room boutique hotel, located in the heart of the world-renowned Chautauqua Institution in Chautauqua, New York, is a literary-themed boutique hotel, offering guests one of the most distinctive and imaginative small hotel experiences in North America year-round. Each guest room at The Spencer pays homage to a distinguished international author - from Charles Dickens...

The Spencer Hotel is the only literary-themed hotel in the United States and has 24 unique rooms and suites. Guest rooms were decorated by local artists to honor the lives and works of famous authors. Each offers a select library of thoughtfully-chosen books, and musical selections are available that further convey the tone of each writer’s life and times. Hand-painted murals grace many walls,...

The Spencer Hotel and Spa is located in the heart of the historic Chautauqua Institution, a 300-acre gated community on the shore of Lake Chautauqua in southwestern New York. Chautauqua was originally founded in 1874 as a Methodist camp for training Sunday school teachers. It soon expanded to include teaching and exploring art, music, academic subjects, physical education and interfaith...

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Rooms at this Victorian hotel are individually decorated and named for great authors. The decor varies considerably from room to room. The Agatha Christie room is decked out with fern-print wallpaper that has a sort of psychedelic effect; the Isabel Allende room has cactus murals on the walls and a desert-hue theme. Some rooms are small and cramped, whereas others are quite capacious. Many have...

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Historic hotel features unique suites decorated according to literary themes. Sunny patios and an on-site spa round out the amenities.

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A Wonderful Weekend

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We arrived Friday evening with the friendliest greeting from staff. They gave us a complimentary bottle of wine, a tour of the hotel and because it was our first visit to Chautauqua, they told us all the local attractions we could check out. It was great!
We stayed in the Isak Dinesen room, which had an african safari theme. Everything...

A beautiful weekend

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My wife is currently doing her doctorate in Alabama while I am teaching in Erie. So, when she was able to visit me for our anniversary this fall, I wanted to find a great hotel for a weekend getaway. The Spencer Hotel is a lovely bed-and-breakfast style hotel with a smaller number of rooms, a charming decor (renovated many years...

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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 special packages feature one-of-a-kind spa services and world-class meals. Our spacious,...

Spencer Hotel is a great choice for a stay in Chautauqua. Guests looking to stay active can check out the nearby hiking/biking trails, kayaking, and mountain biking, and free perks include continental breakfast. Room service and premium bedding are offered in all rooms.

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The spa at the Spencer offers hot stone massage, facials, manicures, pedicures and Swedish sauna treatments.

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