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The Spencer Hotel & Spa, located in the heart of the Chautauqua Institution in western New York is the only literary themed hotel in the country. All 24 of the rooms and suites were hand-decorated by local artists to honor the lives and works of famous authors.
The Chautauqua Institution is a United States National Historical District, and we are proud to be a part of it. We continue to offer guests the modern amenities and conveniences of the 21st century in an extraordinary American setting. All rooms have cable television, free WI-FI, central air conditioning and luxurious amenities.
A complimentary breakfast is served each morning in our dining room and guests can enhance their stay by choosing from one of our many packages including gourmet dinner packages, winery tours and massage services.
Celebrating your marriage? Looking for an elegant resort to renew your vows? Whether you are eloping, celebrating an anniversary or honeymooning; The Spencer is a unique and wondrous destination for intimate weddings.
Groups & Meetings
From pampering spa services and exclusive Chautauqua wine tours to catered gourmet dining and golf, there is an array of customized activities perfect for small groups. Premier Health and Wellness weeks and customized Art & Music Seminars are inspiring ways to bond as a group and to grow as individuals. Make us your destination, your body and soul will thank you!
The Spencer Hotel is the latest resort to host small corporate retreats, family reunions, ladies' getaways, murder mystery events, bridal showers and group events. Our attentive staff will work with your meeting planners to personally ensure that every detail of your special event is meticulously planned. Our unique location at the Chautauqua Institution provides the ideal setting to inspire creative minds and rejuvenate tired bodies. A small executive retreat is a great way to introduce your staff to a new project or reward them for a job well done! The Spencer provides a welcoming environment for your next family reunion or Murder Mystery. Our pampering amenities offer couples, small groups, and the Girlfriends a relaxing escape.
Services and Amenities
Free Wireless internet.
Telephones, Cable TV, CD Players, customized selection of books in each room.
Gilchrist & Soames bath amenities.
Peacock dining room can host small group meetings, seminars, luncheons and dinner theater.
Relaxing porches and serene surroundings offer a perfect place for inspiration and renewal.
Access to our new steam sauna.
Large 40" x 90" movie theater screen, and selection of DVD's for presentations and/ or entertainment.
Tea and coffee breaks.
Monogrammed bath robes for use during your stay.
Scrumptious breakfast daily.
The Spencer offers cozy areas that are perfect for playing a board game, curling up with a good book, or engaging in conversation. During pleasant weather our front porches provide a prime vantage point to take in the essence of Chautauqua. In our Monet Parlor a large television, as well as a movie projector and screen are available for use.
About the Inn
The Chautauqua Institution is a United States National Historical District, and we are proud to be a part of it. We contine to offer guests the modern amenities and conveniences of the 21st century in an extraordinary American setting.
We have 24 unique rooms and suites that guests can choose from. Many rooms have new king sized beds, direct porch access and whirlpool tubs.
The hotel is Steamboat Gothic in style and has four floors of porces with Victorian sofas, chairs and rockers for guests to enjoy.
While dining at The Spencer you can accompany your meal with a select wine, and we offer coffee and tea in our Parlor throughout the day and evening.
Come join us and enjoy an exciting year at The Spencer.