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Sarasota, Florida
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I could be quite comfortable at the Deer Path Inn for a very long stay! Very high quality accommodations. The staff takes care of your every need to be sure your visit is perfect. Absolutely treat yourself to the Sunday brunch - it is incredible and worth the splurge. The train station to the city is only a 5 minute...

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Nagold, Germany
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I'm travelling a lot but this hotel is a very rare and unique place in the wonderful area of Lake Forest. The architecture of this warm and cozy house together with the friendliness of the staff made this hotel to be one of my favorites ever. I'll definitely come back.

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

Thank you for this wonderful review! We are so thrilled to be among your favorites, and cannot wait for your return! Cheers!

Chicago, Illinois
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I’d heard good things about the restaurant in the Deer Path Inn before and made a mental note to try it sometime. It was the Picky Eater's birthday and I wanted to take out to great romantic dinner on Chicago’s North shore and the Deer Path Inn's English Room came to mind, so I went with the thought. The English...

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

First and foremost, thank you for taking the time to write this wonderful and comprehensive review of our English Room! We are very proud of our AAA Four Diamond staff, menu, and general ambiance, and it is so gratifying to hear that you agree with the award. Your attention to every detail of your dining experience, from arrival to departure,...

Chicago, Illinois
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

There are very few high end hotels in the North Shore area of Chicago and it may be because they could never compete with The Deerpath Inn. This facility is remarkably designed & decorated and the staff are some of the most helpful and friendly I've encountered at a hotel. We've stayed at many Four Seasons and Ritz resorts around...

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

First and foremost, thank you for choosing to celebrate your wife's birthday with us! We are so pleased to hear that you enjoyed your visit, and all of the amenities which we are proud to offer. We hope you will return soon! Cheers!

Bad Homburg, Germany
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The Deer Path Inn renovation is unrivaled in the hospitality industry. A gem that deteriorated over the years has been re-born as a world-class boutique hotel with 5-star service. The rooms are tasteful, comfortable and brought up to 2017 standards for the business traveler; however, this is wrapped in English character throughout the property including its restaurant and pub. Don't...

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

What a perfect title to express the exact atmosphere that we strive to provide! We are so glad to hear that you enjoyed your visit, and all of our amenities (both Modern and Traditional!) Please join us again soon! Cheers!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful classic English style hotel. Very charming, pretty, cozy and at the same time with modern facilities. They've taken care of every single detail. Service it's outstanding and food very good. The only thing that is missing is a coffee machine in the rooms, however they can deliver tea or coffee to your room anytime without charge. I would say...

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

Thank you for the lovely review! We are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay, and all of the amenities that we have to offer. We too hope you will be able to join us again soon! Cheers!

Wauconda, Illinois
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A dear friend brought me here for Afternoon Tea before I moved out of state. The traditional tea service takes place Tuesday-Saturday with settings between 2pm-4pm. We both love tea, and the Inn has a nice selection. From the impeccable service, to the garden-like dining room, to the china, to the food, this was a most memorable afternoon. The Chicken...

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

Thank you for the lovely review! We are so pleased to hear that you enjoyed your "Bon Voyage" Tea, and hope you will visit us when you are in the area again! Cheers!

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Reviewed 18 March 2017 via mobile

This was my second business trip to the boutique hotel. I have the good fortune to visit many fine hotels as I base many decisions on ratings from trip advisor. The Deer Path Inn deserves 5 stars without a doubt. Clean, great service, food and furnished rooms.

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Thank you for taking the time to leave this lovely review! We are so pleased to hear that you have enjoyed all aspects of your visits, and hope you will return in the near future! Cheers!

Reviewed 9 March 2017

Over the past 8 months, I have stayed at the Deer Path Inn multiple times for business travel. In most cases, we have also used the conference space for offsite meetings. The property is outstanding in every way. Rooms are beautiful, restaurants excellent, conference space/support/food is consistently great and service at the Inn is impeccable. I have had weather-related travel...

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

Thank you for the amazing review! We are always so happy to welcome you to the Inn, whatever the occasion! It is our sincere pleasure to assist you in whatever way we can, and the best reward is your return. We look forward to your next visit! Cheers!

El Paso, Texas
Reviewed 13 February 2017

I want to live here. Seriously. Charm out the wazzoo. Staff that learns your name even when you're only there for a couple of nights. Amazing afternoon tea. Amazing pub. The rooms all have names. I stayed in Beningbrough. How adorable is that? Bedtime snacks of petit fours delivered every evening. A fireplace lounge. Top shelf liquor in the mini...

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Restaurant
  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Room Service
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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
  • Suites
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
  • Kitchenette
  • Family Rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Services
  • Free Parking
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Banquet Room
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Conference Facilities
  • Room Service
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
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: €307 - €396 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4.5 star — The Deer Path Inn 4.5*
Number of rooms: 57
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The Deer Path Hotel Lake Forest
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“All the rooms are great”
travel10002017, 20 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Sit in the Garden Area”
601harithr, 5 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Choose the Cornwall Suite, you won't be disappointed!”
883IanM, 3 Apr 2017 | Read review
“I have stayed in different rooms, both size and layout - all have beautiful bathrooms and linens, and have been equally private and quiet.”
randonp742, 9 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Ask to face the garden”
jan6464, 13 Dec 2016 | Read review
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