Clare Boothe Luce Mini Suite, Room 204
Talented, wealthy, beautiful and controversial,k Claire Boothe Luce is best remembered as a congresswoman, ambassador, pawigt, socialite and spouse of magazne magnate Henry R. Luce of the TimeLife fortune
Simply an elegant reteat, this corner room has a kingsized bed, large bathroom with shower, kitchenette and wonderful view of the park.
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 world of poetry. Room Features: King bed, neo angled shower.
Charles Dickens Apartment, Room 206
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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 amongst Spencer guests. Room Features: King bed, shower, porcelain claw foot tub.
Colette, Room 307
Fit for a queen, the Colette suite has a remarkable flair of royalty. Gold and cream colors accented by the soft glow of the indirect lighting of lambricant window treatments create an ideal escape. Room Features: King bed, love seat-twin sofa bed, a kitchenette, a neo angle shower, and 1 1/2 bathrooms.
Brownings, Room 407
The Browning's suite is the ultimate romance story. The lavender lampshades and creamy colors signify the love story of Robert and Elizabeth Browning. Room Features: Queen bed, love seat-twin sofa bed, a kitchenette, a whirlpool tub with a European hand-held shower, and 1 1/2 bathrooms.
Lillian Hellman, Room 301
Look upon the sky light mural and imagine you are far away in another world while you are in the Lillian Hellman corner suite. Room Features: King bed, neo angle shower, kitchenette.
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 of hearts and others in the bathroom. Room Features: King bed, neo angle shower, kitchenette.
Robert Burns, Room 401
Robert Burns would find his room most accommodating. This corner suite is handicap accessible and has the largest bathroom in The Spencer. The subdued colors of the Burn's suite make for a pleasant stay. Room Features: King bed, neo angle shower, kitchenette.
Brontes, Room 405
Follow the river into the woods where the Brontes had played as children. This suite is full of surprises! Room Features: King bed, neo angle shower, kitchenette.
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. Room Features: Double bed, Jacuzzi tub with a European hand-held shower.
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 wardrobe and grace the walls of this secluded fairytale land. Room Features: King bed, neo angle shower.
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, the basket is complete with sand bags to hold you down when necessary! Room Features: King bed, neo angle shower.
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! Room Features: King bed, neo angle shower, direct porch access from room.
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. Room Features: Double bed, whirlpool tub with European hand-held shower, direct porch access from room.
P.G. Wodehouse, Room 108
Spend time with Jeeves the butler and bask in the whirlpool bath tub as you are greeted by a flapper girl on stage at the theater. Room Features: King bed, whirlpool tub with a European hand-held shower, direct porch access from room.
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 that cast a glow over this cozy corner room. Room Features: King bed, neo angle shower.
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 where all cares are set aside. Room Features: Two twin beds, neo angled shower, direct porch access from room.
Arabian Nights, Room 304
Gaze upon the glowing stars in the world of Arabian Nights where the elephants and genie await your arrival. Room Features: King bed, neo angle shower.
Beatrix Potter, Room 308
Peter Rabbit and his friends ask that you join them in this vibrant double bedroom. Relax in the whirlpool bathtub in the center of the cabbage patch and let your imagination soar into the world of Beatrix Potter. Room Features: Double bed, whirlpool tub with European hand-held shower, direct porch access from room.
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 complete with the perfect view of the park below and direct porch access. Room Features: King bed, neo angle shower.
Percy Shelley, Room 406
Sun bathe at the beach or rest in the warm king size bedroom in the Percy Shelley room. With direct access to the beach and porch, what more could one want on vacation! Room Features: King bed, whirlpool tub with a European hand-held shower.
Isak Dinesen, Room 203
Take a trip to Africa with Isak Dineson as you slumber under a dreamy safari tent and embrace the wildlife surrounding this beautiful suite; throughout your journey indulge in the largest two-person Jacuzzi The Spencer has to offer. Imagine... you're on safari on the African savanna... look out over the plains at the wildlife... spend the night in your safari tent... one of our most popular rooms. Room Features: King bed, Jacuzzi tub with a European hand-held shower, kitchenette.
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 Christie suite. Room Features: King bed or two Twins, a kitchenette, a Jacuzzi tub with a European hand-held shower, and a full bathroom with a neo angle shower.
All Rooms Include the Following Amenities:
- All guests are invited to use the porches
- Wireless internet services
- Cable television
- Central air-conditioning and heat
- Daily housekeeping services
- Luxurious linens and down comforters on comfortable mattresses for a restful nights sleep
- Iron and ironing board
- Hair dryers
- Outside services such as transportation (limousine service from Buffalo Airport & Erie Airport) & laundry services upon request
- During the Chautauqua Season: Refreshments are served after the Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday evening concerts
All full suites include king or queen-sized bed, a kitchen and a
separate sitting area. Most also include a relaxing whirlpool tub.
All junior suites include king-size bed, a kitchenette and a separate sitting area.
Double, King, Two Twin Bedrooms
All king, double and twin bedrooms include private bathrooms and either a whirlpool tub or shower. Most also include direct porch access.
Policies and Important Information
Our Check in is 3 pm and our Check out is 12 noon in the off season.
During the nine week summer season Check out is 9 am.
The Spencer is a non-smoking establishment and is handicap accessible.
Breakfast is exquisitely prepared each day to create signature dishes for our guests. Our chef creates hearty meals with the finest of ingredients as a satisfying way to start off your day.
We love pets, but we cannot accommodate them at the hotel. Call and we can recommend a place to board your pet.
The Chautauqua Institution is a unique and wondrous environment; however, there are limited stores and services on the grounds and nearby. Some articles, for example, medical supplies, may be difficult to secure once you are here. The nearest major medical facility is in Westfield, which is approximately one half-hour away, and the nearest pharmacy is in Mayville (5 miles).
We accept checks, money orders, and credit cards.
The State of New York requires us to collect 13.00% sales tax. Because we are a small hotel, we do not have to collect the additional hotel taxes that apply to stays in larger hotels.
Spencer Season: September 7 - June 20
All reservations must be secured with a Visa or MasterCard credit card deposit at the time of reservation; see below for seasonal particulars.
All group reservations and workshops require a 50% deposit with the balance due upon departure.
We do our utmost to honor reservations for specific rooms but reserve the right to reassign bookings within the Hotel if/when necessary. If upon arrival our accommodations are not to your satisfaction, let the front desk know promptly as adjustments may not be possible later.
The Spencer Hotel is located on the grounds of the Chautauqua Institution, a gated resort community. During the Chautauqua Summer Season programming, beginning the last Saturday in June, through the last Saturday in August, we rent from Saturday to Saturday. As you check for your arrival and departure dates, please keep in mind of our seasonal policies. Please contact a reservation specialist for nightly reservations offered.
During the nine week season a gate pass and parking pass is required ranging from $35-$60 per person per day for the Chautauqua Institution programming.
Off season we rent nightly with no gate pass or parking fee required.
Automobiles are only allowed on the grounds for guest and baggage delivery during the summer programming. Please make arrangements for gate passes prior to your arrival; call the Institution's Front Gate at 716-357-6250. This will save you time on arrival.
The Spencer Hotel and Spa is committed to providing its guests with special and exceptional service and hospitality. We understand that travel plans are subject to various factors; as a small lodging facility we ask your understanding in return.
Reservations which are cancelled due to no-show, day-of cancellation, and early departure will be subject to a charge of the entire reservation amount.
Cancellations made at least 14 days before the scheduled arrival will be fully refunded less a $75 service charge.
Cancellations made within 14 days of scheduled arrival are subject to forfeiture of deposit and a $75 service charge.
Cancellations made within 7 days of scheduled arrival are subject to forfeiture of deposit and a charge of the total amount of the reservation.
We have our own reservation and cancellations policies which we set forth here and which constitute our contract with you.
There are no exceptions to these policies, we are not be responsible for events beyond our control such as: weather, illness, death, and emergencies. As such we recommend the purchase of travel insurance.