Take a break from your day-to-day routine and stay with us. Our gorgeous Western New York hotel provides the best accommodations in Chautauqua. The Spencer Hotel & Spa is in the center of the historic Chautauqua Institution, a community of continued learning. With our beautiful grounds and friendly service, you’ll find that our hotel provides the charm and ambiance of a bed and breakfast with the modern amenities of a fine hotel.

Relax and unwind in one of our 15 standard rooms for the ultimate cozy bed and breakfast feeling. If you’d like a little more space try one of our 8 beautiful suites, all are equipped with a convenient kitchenette. We even have an apartment available. Our unique literary theme offers an experience you will not find anywhere else. Each of our rooms is dedicated to a famous author, all rooms are decorated with murals painted by local artists, and feature music from during the author’s lifetime and a selection of library books written by the author.

All our rooms have cable, free Wi-Fi, luxurious linens, and high-end bath amenities.  In addition, many of our rooms include a Whirlpool or JACUZZI® bath, and direct access to our large porch that overlooks Chautauqua Lake and Chautauqua Institution’s Amphitheater.

Whether you are looking for Chautauqua Lake lodging or a place to stay in Chautauqua Institution, The Spencer Hotel & Spa has the perfect room for you. Browse all our luxury accommodations below or contact us and let us help you find your perfect room here in Chautauqua, New York.

All Rooms Feature the Following Amenities:

  • Free wireless internet services (WiFi)
  • Cable television and Telephones
  • Hairdryers
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Daily housekeeping services
  • Central air-conditioning and heat
  • Breakfast daily
  • Luxurious linens and down comforters on comfortable mattresses for a restful night’s sleep
  • Note: All guests are invited to use the porches.

Many Rooms include:

  • Kitchenette
  • Whirlpool or JACUZZI® bath
  • Direct access to the porch

Additional Services:

  • Transportation service from/to Buffalo & Erie airports
  • Valet parking
  • During the Chautauqua Season, a hot breakfast every morning & a gourmet dinner Monday-Friday are included in your room rate.


Isak Dineson, Room 203

Take a trip to Africa with Isak Dinesen as you slumber under a dreamy safari tent and embrace the wildlife surrounding this beautiful room; throughout your journey indulge in the

Colette, Room 307

French novelist, belonging, in time, to the generation of authors that includes Marcel Proust, Paul Valéry, André Gide, and Paul Claudel. Colette’s career as a writer spanned from her early

Brownings, Room 407

When Robert Browning came to visit Elizabeth he always brought a bouquet of violets, since they were her favorite flower.  When Robert proposed to her she refused, due to health

Agatha Christie, Room 207

Better known as The Spencer’s Honeymoon Suite, guests are taken in by the gorgeous tropical green and white colors and the corner JACUZZI® for two while staying in the Agatha

Lillian Hellman, Room 301

Look upon the skylight mural and imagine you are far away in another world while you are in the Lillian Hellman corner suite. American playwright and memoirist, who had a

Lewis Carroll, Room 305

The adventures of Alice in Wonderland begin as you are greeted by the Cheshire cat upon arrival in the Lewis Carroll suite. The story unfolds as you greet the queen

Robert Burns, Room 401

Robert Burns would find his room most accommodating. This corner suite has the largest bathroom in The Spencer. The subdued colors of the Burn’s suite make for a pleasant stay.

Brontes, Room 405

Follow the river into the woods where the Brontes had played as children. This suite is full of surprises! The bleak, lonely moors of Yorkshire in England were the setting

Jane Austen, Room 201

Snuggle in this corner room delight that is complete with a two person JACUZZI® , surrounded by relaxing meadows and soft colors just how Jane would have wanted it (1775-1817)

Jules Verne, Room 306

Travel around the world in eighty days as Jules Verne did in a balloon ride where your bed is the basket and the balloon is painted above. Not to worry,

Charles Dickens, Room 206

Simply spacious and dignified, the Charles Dickens apartment is in a class of its own. This apartment can accommodate the most guests for a comfortable stay – perfect for a

Lord Byron, Room 404

The ruby colored bedspread with the antique dresser and armoire create an atmosphere ideal for a prince. Lord Byron paints a royal picture of importance as you step into his

P.G. Wodehouse, Room 108

Spend time with Jeeves the butler and bask in the whirlpool bathtub as you are greeted by a mural of a flapper girl on stage at the theatre. Sir Pelham

E.F. Benson, Room 110

Escape to Rissom, a summer resort where the English went for their vacation. A beautiful watercolor mural depicts life at Rissom at the turn of the century where all cares

Arabian Nights, Room 304

Gaze upon the glowing stars in the world of Arabian Nights where the elephants and genie await your arrival. The colorful tales called the ‘Arabian Nights‘ have come down through

Shakespeare, Room 402

Become part of the blissful Romeo and Juliet balcony scene where the room becomes the castle and you are separated from the rest of the world. This romantic setting is

Pablo Neruda, Room 410

Spain awaits you as you vacation in the Pablo Neruda room complete with direct porch access. The earth tone colors and claw foot bath tub and shower is a favorite

C.S. Lewis, Room 302

The imagination of C.S. Lewis is captured in this room where the story of The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe from the Chronicles of Narnia begin in the famed

E.B. White, Room 310

Charlotte and Wilbur have nestled in this corner room that is surrounded by rose trellises. You must look for them carefully as they are hiding in the barn! “Writing for

John Keats, Room 408

John Keats boasts an inviting French double bed and hand painted murals that are so life like that they captivate the most talented of artists. John Keats (1795-1821) is one

Dorothy Parker, Room 109

Being that Dorothy lived in the 1920’s, this room captures the art deco feeling of the period. The room is classically decorated with the round mirrors, dresser and window treatments

Clare Booth Luce, Room 204

Experience the elegance that Clare can offer; complete with an indoor cafe table overlooking the park. Talented, wealthy, beautiful, and controversial, Clare Boothe Luce (1903-1987) is best remembered as a

Beatrix Potter, Room 308

Peter Rabbit and his friends ask that you join them in this vibrant room featuring a double bed. Relax in the whirlpool bathtub in the center of the cabbage patch

Percy Shelley, Room 406

Sunbathe at the beach or rest in the king size bed in the Percy Shelley room. With direct access to the porch. What more could one want on vacation! (1792-1822)

Isabel Allende, Room 210

  ROOM FEATURES: Twin Beds Neo-angle shower Private porch access from room This room is only available during the Chautauqua season. Full week stays during the 9 week Chautauqua Season