The Spencer Hotel & Spa

A Luxury Western New York Resort in the Heart of the Chautauqua Institution

A Place Where Warm Memories are Made

The Spencer Hotel & Spa is more captivating than opening your favorite storybook. This four-season historic Chautauqua hotel is ideally located in the heart of the world-famous Chautauqua Institution. Our quaint Western New York resort features a unique literary-themed atmosphere with each of our rooms dedicated to authors. Wake up in rooms inspired by Charles Dickens, Elizabeth Browning, or Lewis Carroll – the author of “Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland.”

We are one of Chautauqua’s finest hotels with the intimate feel of a bed and breakfast. Guests staying with us can relax and unwind in our luxury spa that includes massages, facials, and more rejuvenating treatments. For delicious food, join us in our dining room where you will be served world-class meals. If you are looking for a Western New York resort to hold a family reunion, wedding, corporate retreat, or any group event, The Spencer Hotel & Spa offers the perfect venue and friendly staff.

While staying at our themed hotel in New York, you’ll only be a short walk away from the beautiful Chautauqua Lake. Or, spend the day walking the grounds of the Chautauqua Institute, and join us back at the hotel in the evening where you can enjoy entertainment from the Amphitheater right from the top porch.

The Spencer Hotel & Spa is unlike other Chautauqua, New York hotels and bed and breakfasts. Our historic gated community is beautiful and well-kept year-round, where guests can enjoy events all day long during every season. The resort’s ideal location is also near many restaurants and things to do in Western New York.

Begin planning your next getaway to Chautauqua, New York with us. We welcome you to enjoy our beautiful hotel grounds, gorgeous lake and walk around the community. It is simply a relaxing and restoring getaway perfect for friends, couples, and families.

Announcing our up and coming summer season from June 23 to August 28. This 9 week season is packed full of interesting activities. Each week runs Saturday thru Saturday. We overlook the Amphitheater where all events take place. Daily gate pass is required to gain access to the grounds including the Spencer Hotel. A parking pass also needs to be purchased in addition. Check our policies for additional information.



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