Fountain Inn

The Fountain Inn is located in the heart of Lakeside’s charming business district and within walking distance to Lake Erie, Hoover Auditorium and Heritage Hall Museum. It’s a year-round destination for family getaways, reunions, wedding parties, conferences and business retreats. During your stay, enjoy our in-house restaurant, the Slack House Historic Cafe, featuring a nostalgic menu of gourmet burgers, hand-cut fries and over-the-top shakes, as well as soups, salads and more.


Minor Fountain Inn renovations began in 2022 and will continue through spring 2023. Our goal is to enhance your guest experience and refresh the appearance of common areas. While the hotel will remain open for reservations, we apologize for any inconvenience and offer our sincere thanks for your patience and support.

2023 Reservations

Reservations for 2023 are open! Make an online reservation or call (419) 798-4461, ext. 230 for year-round accommodations. We also have new discounts available to ensure your trip to Lakeside is as budget friendly as possible. See the specials and promotions section below for details.

Admission & Parking: During our summer Chautauqua season (May 26-Sept. 4, 2023) Lakeside is a gated community and all guests must purchase a Daily, Weekly or Season Chautauqua Pass for admission as well as daily parking.

Deposit: The first night’s deposit with tax is required to guarantee your room reservation.

Cancellation Policy: Should you cancel at any time, your deposit – except for the $25 cancellation fee – will be refunded to you. Should you cancel with less than 72 hours before arrival date, your entire deposit is forfeited.

Advance Reservations: Both the Fountain Inn and Hotel Lakeside offer a 50-week advance booking window to allow guests to book hotel rooms and plan their next trip to Lakeside. For example, you’re able to reserve the date May 15, 2024, as early as May 30, 2023.

2023 Specials & Promotions

Please note: offers cannot be combined with any other discounts, offers, or special promotions. 


Amenities include ALL non-smoking rooms and facility, complimentary breakfast Monday thru Saturday, wheelchair-accessible side entrance, elevator, fridge, microwave, iron and ironing board in all rooms. ATM and ice/vending machines are located in the lobby of the Fountain Inn.

Between Memorial Day Weekend and Labor Day, guests with a Daily Chautauqua Pass may also utilize the Grindley Aquatic & Wellness Campus and the Hoover Auditorium Live Entertainment. There may be additional nominal charges for certain classes or entertainment venues such as miniature golf, Rhein Center art classes and Orchestra Hall movies. Guests visiting must purchase a Daily, Weekly or Season Chautauqua Pass and daily parking for an overnight stay.

Check-in: 3 p.m.
Check-out: 11 a.m.


To view photos of each room, click the ‘Check Availability’ button above.

Heritage Rooms These suites are the largest with a king bed, private bath, microwave, refrigerator and a variety of upgraded amenities. Heritage Suites are well apportioned and well-priced.

Chautauqua Rooms Our Chautauqua rooms offer one king bed or one queen or two full beds, fridge/microwave combo and upgraded amenities.

Family Rooms Our family rooms consist of two full beds, fridge/microwave combo and a living area. Our Family Rooms are designed to host a family without having to reserve multiple rooms and sleep up to four comfortably.

Traditional Rooms Our Traditions Rooms are the original Fountain Inn rooms. Traditional rooms are smaller rooms with one full bed or two twin beds and fridge/microwave combo and are the most affordable option at the Fountain Inn.