Hotel Lakeside

Lakeside Chautauqua
See & Do at Lakeside

Hotel Lakeside

Hotel Lakeside is a notable local landmark on 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.

Enjoy the Historic Charm of the Hotel

Built at the beginning of the Chautauqua Movement, Hotel Lakeside is a one-of-a-kind edifice representing the architecture and history of another era. Throughout the years, the hotel has provided accommodations for many famous guests, including President William McKinley, Rutherford B. Hayes, First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt and Amelia Earhart.

Take a Trip to Lakeside Chautauqua

For more than 150 years, Lakeside has welcomed families to the shores of Lake Erie to participate in an experience dedicated to nurturing mind, body and spirit. The historic community in northwest Ohio offers an abundance of spiritual opportunities, educational lectures, cultural arts performances and recreational activities year-round for families and groups of all sizes.


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. 

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

Cancellation Policy: Should you cancel your reservation more than 72 hours in advance of your arrival date, your deposit will be refunded, minus a $30 cancellation fee. Cancellations made within 72 hours of arrival date will forfeit full deposit.

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, 2025, as early as May 30, 2024.

Lakeside Chautauqua Pass

From Memorial Day weekend to Labor Day, guests are required to purchase a Lakeside Chautauqua Pass and Auto Pass to enter the Lakeside grounds. There are a variety of passes available, depending on the length of your stay.

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Learn about the Chautauqua Experience before you visit and plan to participate in the summer enrichment.
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