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Athenaeum Hotel

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Reviewed 7 August 2016

I'll start with the positive which is that we're just back from our first visit to the Chautauqua Institution. It was truly a lovely week of "summer camp for adults." Having said that, the Athenaeum Hotel is a big disappointment and an expensive one at...More

4  Thank Debra D
Response from Vanessa W, Public Relations Manager at Athenaeum HotelResponded 9 August 2016

Dear Debra, Thank you for your thorough review and we're glad that you enjoyed Chautauqua's programming during your visit. I can ensure you that we will look into the inconveniences that you encountered during your stay at the Athenaeum Hotel. We cherish all of our...More

Reviewed 23 July 2016 via mobile

I have heard of Chautauqua from friends for years. I finally went this month. Athenaeum Hotel is owned by the Chautauqua Institute - which offers entertainment in the form of lectures and classes on a particular topic each week every summer. It is opened for...More

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Reviewed 21 July 2016

I really wanted to like the Athenaeum. This was my third visit to Chautauqua. Many people find the hotel charming, but frankly, I found it very difficult to accept the many problems I encountered. The elevator broke down four times during my one week stay....More

4  Thank celticann
Response from Vanessa W, Public Relations Manager at Athenaeum HotelResponded 15 August 2016

We're sorry to hear about your poor experience at the Athenaeum Hotel. As you said, we are a seasonal and historic hotel (built in 1881) which does drive some of our challenges. The Athenaeum is currently undergoing a multi-year renovation process that will address many...More

Reviewed 26 June 2016 via mobile

Anniversary dinner and cocktails on the porch! Had a decent selection of finer wines at reasonable prices. We had to wait an inordinate amount of time to order our wine and another couple ordered at the same time but she only came back a while...More

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Reviewed 19 June 2016

Nice staff and interesting building (if rather old), but the bed had to be 30 years old and very uncomfortable. Awoke each morning to sore back and stiff neck (pillows are no better than the bed).................More

Thank Kenneth K
Response from Vanessa W, Public Relations Manager at Athenaeum HotelResponded 15 August 2016

We're sorry to hear that your bed was uncomfortable! The Athenaeum is currently undergoing a multi-year renovation process that will address many of the topics you have noted, including a complete revamp of many of the rooms (with new mattresses). We hope you enjoyed the...More

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Response from 111jerseygirl | Reviewed this property |
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8 August 2017|
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Response from lisalaceport | Reviewed this property |
I believe I did see what looked like a fire sprinkler in the rooms and hallways.
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pfinfrock
28 March 2017|
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Response from Vanessa W | Property representative |
We do have some rooms that allow pets. Please call the hotel for additional information. 716.357.4444. Thanks and hope to see you and your furry friend this summer!
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"A lake view is wonderful."
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"make an early reservation"
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"Big reputation, but a dumpy hotel. Outside looks nice, but worse than a Red Roof Inn."
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