Hotel Lakeside

Lakeside Chautauqua
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Hotel Lakeside

Hotel Lakeside is a notable local landmark located along the southern shore of Lake Erie. Built in 1875, the hotel is reminiscent of the Victorian era, including a beautiful wrap-around porch showcasing the best views of the islands. Hotel Lakeside features an onsite restaurant, approximately 70 unique rooms and antique furnishings.

Rooms & Suites

Luxury Suites

The luxury suites offer the ultimate level of comfort for a historic hotel and sleep up to four comfortably. The Barbara Lane Memorial Suite showcases a waterfront view with one king bed, private bath, spacious living area, kitchenette and upgraded amenities. The Hotel Lakeside Suite features one king bedroom w/private bathroom; one queen bedroom w/private bathroom, sitting area with a kitchenette.

Heritage Suites

Our Heritage Suites feature waterfront views, classic, Victorian antiques and contemporary amenities. Heritage Suites offer one king bed or one queen bed, private bath and upgraded linens.

Peninsula Rooms

Our Peninsula rooms are larger, recently updated guest rooms with a private bath. Many of our Peninsula rooms are handicap accessible and have multiple bed options.

Chautauqua Rooms

Our Chautauqua rooms offer a variety of mid-size rooms including one queen bed, one full bed or two twin beds with a private bath. Select Chautauqua Rooms offer a waterfront view.

Family Rooms

Our Family rooms consist of a combination of full and twin beds, along with a private bath. Family Rooms are specifically designed to host a family without having to reserve multiple rooms and sleep up to four comfortably.

Traditional Rooms

Our Traditional Rooms are the original Hotel Lakeside rooms and are available with one queen bed, one full bed or two twin beds and a private bath.

Amenities include ALL non-smoking rooms, vending machine, elevator, 24-hour front desk service. Dinner, traditional Afternoon Tea and Sunday Brunch are served in our onsite restaurant. See dining information below for menu and hours.

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


Hotel Lakeside operates Memorial Day weekend through September. For more information or to make a reservation, contact 419-798-4461, ext. 230. You must purchase a Daily Chautauqua Pass and Auto Pass to enter Lakeside during our gated summer season.

Both Hotel Lakeside and the Fountain Inn open reservations with a 50-week advance window, allowing guests to book their rooms and plan their next trip to Lakeside. Call 419-798-4461. ext. 230 for details. 

Please note: Hotel Lakeside is a historic hotel and was built as a summer retreat and therefore does not have heating. It has been updated with air conditioning for the comfort of our guests.

Specials & Promotions

Offer Ends Aug. 17, 2024

Book Now & Save Big! Valued at more than $1,100, the Weekday Family Package is available for select dates from June to August 2024 for $950 (+tax). To make a reservation, call (419) 798-4461, ext. 230.

Available Discounts:

  • AAA (10% off Standard Rate) – guest must present AAA card at check-in to receive a discount.
  • Senior/AARP (10% off Standard Rate) – guest must present show AARP card or valid I.D., age 60 or older.
  • Education (15% off Standard Rate) – guests must present valid employee I.D. for teachers, professors and childcare facility employees.
  • Military/First Responders (15% off Standard Rate) – guest must present Military I.D. (active or retired) or valid employee I.D. (active or retired), including EMT, nurses, doctors and police. 

Hotel History

Hotel Lakeside was designed and built in 1875. The hotel had no running water or electricity and a two-story outhouse was located in the present courtyard.

Over the years, additions included an east wing along Maple Avenue, electric lights, public baths and restrooms. In 1914, the front porch was enlarged and a concrete floor was installed, along with a fireplace in the lobby.

When the Lakeside Association acquired management of the hotel in 1955, the lobby and rooms were updated with new wallpaper, rugs, mattresses and plumbing.

In the years following, the hotel was poorly maintained. Lakeside’s Board of Trustees decided to tear down the structure and replace it with a motel or restaurant. Financing of the demolition and new construction never materialized, and by 1973, more than half of the rooms were unusable.

By August, a group of concerned Lakeside residents were determined to save and restore the hotel, thus The Friends of Hotel Lakeside was founded. Lakeside’s Board of Trustees later changed course and resolved to save and preserve the hotel.

For more than 40 years, The Friends of Hotel Lakeside were dedicated to preserving and upgrading the facility. The most important improvements included complete rewiring, new plumbing, installation of a sprinkler system, elevator access, new kitchen, foundation repair and restoration, and air conditioning of the dining room, lobby, and all of the guest rooms.

All of this has been completed with the help and cooperation of the Lakeside Chautauqua staff and its Board of Directors.

Don't forget to buy passes for your stay

Daily, weekly or, season Chautauqua Pass and Auto Pass are required for guests.