25 Palestine Ave, Chautauqua, NY 14722, USA    
(800) 398-1306, (716) 357-3785


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Circa 1907. The Spencer Hotel & Spa is a four-season resort in the historic Chautauqua Institute offering enrichment workshops, spa services, seasonal and year-round activities in Chautauqua, New York. Relax with a complimentary beverage in the Monet Parlor, Steamboat Gothic front porches or second-floor balcony. A book lover's dream, guest rooms and suites were individually decorated by local artists to reflect the lives and works of famous authors. Each offers a thoughtfully chosen library. Musical selections are available that enhance the theme of each writer's life and times. Savor a hearty breakfast with chef-inspired creations in the Peacock Room dining area. Explore the many sights and attractions amid surrounding scenic countryside. Take a wine-tasting tour of local vineyards, ride in a hot-air balloon and go horseback riding.

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$150 to $365

Payment Types Accepted Include Travelers Checks, Personal Checks, Master Card, Visa and Cash.

    • Breakfast
    • Dinner Included Monday-friday During 9-week Summer Season. Chef Kurt Is Our Specialist Here At The Spencer. Hotel. He Will Be Fixing You Gourmet Breakfast
    • Other Goodies. During The 9 Week Summer Season
    • Remember
    • That Your Breakfast & Supper Meal Is Included With Your Room. All Other Times Breakfast Is Included Every Morning


This property has 24 total guest accommodations with private bath, 7 with whirlpools, 9 suites. The types of beds available include King, Queen, Twin and Double.

  • Air Conditioning
  • Bath Amenities
  • Bathrobes
  • Cable TV
  • Copy Machine
  • Elevator in Building
  • Family/Kid Friendly
  • Fax
  • Fireplace
  • Gift Shop
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Hot Tub/Jetted Tub
  • Iron/Ironing Board
  • Refrigerator
  • Sauna
  • Telephone
  • Television
  • Wireless Internet Access

Business Traveler Amenities

Meeting spaces, Group rates, Catered meals.
  • Iron/Ironing Board
  • Off-site Dry Cleaning Services
  • Desk
  • Hair Dryer
  • Gym Nearby
  • FAX On-site
  • Daily Newspapers
  • Internet Access
  • Television
  • Flexible Check in/out Times
  • Wireless Internet Access
  • Meeting Spaces
  • Group Rates
  • Catered Meals

Events Hosted

    • Honeymoons
    • Family Reunions
    • Weddings
    • Seminars
    • Meetings
    • Romantic Getaways
    • Writing
    • Wellness & Culinary Workshops
    • Retreats


On-site during off season (Sept.-June); off-site in season

Spa Services

On-Site Spa Services

  • Body Scrubs
  • Facials
  • Manicures/Pedicures
  • Massages
  • Spa Cuisine
  • Yoga/Meditation

Spa Packages: Couples Renewal Package, Ladies Pampering, Bridal Package, Back to Nature Package, Mother and Daughter Getaway, Cosmetic & Classical Acupuncture, Girlfriend Getaway Package

Inns Of Interest

    • Who Slept/Visited Here
    • National Historic Register
    • Literary Figures Asscociated With Inns

Liquor License

    • Beer & Wine

Romantic Interest

All the rooms are hand painted. Many have romantic touches of lace, linen and florals. Rooms generally overlook gardens & the park. 20 of the rooms have king beds and many have whirlpool bath tubs.

Innkeepers Association Memberships

PAII, NY State Hotel and Tourism Assoc.

Describe Garden and Grounds

Monet inspired auth. vinettes of Monets garden.

Reservation/Cancellation Policies:

Minimum Stay Requirements

One week required during Chautauqua season, usually last week of June to last week of August.


Seasonal policies apply; visit hotel web site for details. All refunds subject to service charge.


3:00 p.m. / 11:00 a.m.

Other Activities

    • Wineries
    • Water Sports
    • Tennis
    • Skiing Downhill
    • Skiing Cross Country
    • Shopping (Local Crafts)
    • Parks
    • Museums
    • Live Theater
    • Horseback Riding
    • Hiking
    • Golf
    • Fishing
    • Canoeing/Kayaking
    • Bicycling
    • Beaches
    • Art Galleries
    • Antiquing
    • Amusement Park
    • The Chautauqua Institute (featuring A Nine-week Season Of Activities
    • Programs)
    • Sailing

Historic Interest

The existing building was built in 1905. It is on the Landmark Registry of Historic Places from the Federal Parks Service.

Historic Awards:

  • National Historical Site (Granted)

Historic Memberships:

  • National Trust

Historic sites nearby:

Chautauqua Institution is a historic district itself.

Recommended Restaurant(s)

Scallion BIstro, Forte, Ye Hare n Hound.

Nearby College/University

Fredonia State, Gannon University, Edinboro College,Buffalo State,Mercyhurst Jamestown Community College,Penn State Bahrend

Apple Crumble

The perfect apple crumble recipe for breakfast or brunch.

Fajita Scramble

Add a southwestern twist to your ordinary scrambled eggs with this creative and delicious recipe.

Cranberry French Toast

This warm, delectable, utterly delicious recipe will change the way you eat french toast forever.

Biscuit Sausage Quiche

This delicious quiche will offer the perfect start to anyone\'s day.

Caramel Crumble

Apple, cinnamon, and caramel are infused to perfection in this delicious breakfast recipe.

Vanilla Sauce

The perfect compliment to the Caramel Crumble.

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