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Athenaeum Hotel • Three Season Hotel & Conference Center

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Nights Adults (13+)
Rooms Children (5-12)
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Complimentary high speed Internet

Clock radio

Individual A/C units

Personal Laundry Service (fee)

Refrigerator available upon request

Valet parking (fee)


Telephones with voice-mail

Wake up call

Twice daily housekeeping service

Complimentary morning coffee in Lobby

Safety deposit box available at the Front Desk

Porch Programs*

Iron & Ironing board

Cable TV

Concierge service

Breakfast buffet included 

Roll-away beds & cribs available

Conveniently located right next to the Amphitheater

*Fee may apply

Rates and Reservations

The Athenaeum Hotel’s rates include breakfast. A dining plan that includes lunch and dinner daily may be purchased when booking or at time of arrival. The hotel also offers a full service restaurant that is available to hotel guests. 

Room rates do not include a gate pass. Guests are required to have a Chautauqua Institution gate pass while staying at the hotel. The reservations department will assist you in purchasing a gate pass. 


2016 Room Accommodations* (per room, breakfast included), Rates starting at:
Suites $425 $405
Premium Room $375 $365
Standard Room $340 $310
Premium Single Room $260 $235
Standard Single Room $220 $195


Group Rates
Group rates: Groups of 20 or more qualify for discounts of 10-20% off regular short-term ticket prices with motor coach groups receiving complimentary tickets for escorts. In addition, long-term tickets are discounted with an overnight stay at The Athenaeum Hotel.
Please Contact: Laurie Stanton | 716.357.6262 | This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 * All rates subject to applicable taxes. Long-term rates for a 7-night minimum stay.

Important Information

All reservations are confirmed with a deposit that is placed towards the total stay balance. Reservations of 3+ nights require a $500 deposit. Overnight and two night reservations require the first night stay payment in full at the time of booking. Reservations are non-guaranteed until a deposit is made.

Check-in and checkout
Check-in time is 3:00 PM. Checkout time is 10:00 AM. Early arrivals are accepted as possible, but cannot be arranged ahead of time. Late departures are subject to a $50 fee unless pre-approved.

Gate Passes
All guests are required to have a Chautauqua Institution gate pass for the duration of their stay. Gate passes are required to exit and reenter the grounds, and allow for entrance into the lecture series and Amphitheater performances. Gate passes for guests of the Athenaeum will be processed through the reservation office and held at the front desk.

A Chautauqua Institution parking pass is required for all cars. Parking is in the Main Lot across the highway from the Chautauqua Institution grounds. The Athenaeum Hotel offers a valet service to the hotel valet lot for a round trip fee of $10 plus tax. A complimentary shuttle is also available.

Dining Plan
Any changes to meal plans must be made at least 7 days before the reservation start date. The Dining Plan includes lunch and a three-course dinner. The Athenaeum Hotel is not responsible for crediting any meals that are not consumed during the stay. Reservations are recommended. A full selection of wine and beer is served with lunch and dinner.

Heirloom Restaurant at the Athenaeum Hotel provides a breakfast buffet to all hotel guests. Lunch, dinner and Sunday brunch are also available. Meals may be charged to guest rooms and reservations are required and encouraged to be made in advance of stay.

Gratuity is not included in any portion of the stay balance at the hotel. Guests may leave gratuities for service staff at their discretion. Gratuities may be charged to the room when dining at the in-house Heirloom Restaurant.

Restaurant Dress Code
The Athenaeum tradition of coat and tie is always welcome at dinner; we recommend business casual attire at dinner and kindly request no jeans, shorts, or T-shirts. Resort casual attire is acceptable for breakfast, lunch and Sunday Brunch.

Additional Tickets
The reservation office can process opera, theater and preferred seating requests. Ticket sales will be based on availability at the time of the request.  Additionally the Chautauqua Institution ticketing office can be reached at 716.357.6250.

Early Departure Fees
A fee equal to the remainder of the stay will be applied to the reservation departing early once checked-in.

Cancellations and Refunds
All reservations will receive a courtesy hold of 3 days in which to cancel the reservation for a full deposit refund, unless they are booked within one week of the start date. Any deposit that required payment in full at the time of booking is non-refundable after the 3 day hold period. Deposits of $500 are eligible for a 50% refund if cancelled with at least 30 days notice of the reservation start date.  Within 30 days of the reservation, all deposits are non-refundable. All deposits are transferable to new dates of stay within the present season with a minimum of 7 days notice.  Within 7 days, the deposit is non-transferrable and may result in a charge of the full stay balance.

P.O. Box 28
One Ames Ave.
Chautauqua, N.Y. 14722
Institution website

Chautauqua Institution is a non-profit organization, dependent upon your gifts to fulfill its mission. Gate tickets and other revenue cover only a portion of the cost of your Chautauqua experience. A community on the shores of Chautauqua Lake in southwestern New York state, Chautauqua Institution comes alive each summer with a unique mix of fine and performing arts, lectures, interfaith worship and programs, and recreational activities. Visit our website for more information.