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Reviewed 30 July 2016 via mobile

The property has peeling paint, no air condition, no elevators, and no TV's. On a hot summer night, all that could be done was to open the window and point the one small floor fan directly towards the bed.

The rooms have not had any upgrades in years and years. In addition, our room was not clean. The bathroom had a bad build up of black grim, bugs and cobwebs in corners and windows, drippy sink faucet and buckling linoleum in bath. Carpet was very dirty based on the bottom of white sox worn while padding around room.

The front porch was long and filled with rocking chairs. The perfect place for watching sunset on Bemus Point.

Stayed: July 2016, travelled as a couple
1  Thank Kiki O
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Reviewed 21 July 2016

I have a soft spot for hotels like the Lenhart that have been around since the 1880's and are still run by founding families - the wide porch with rocking chairs, rooms with flowered wall paper and no televisions or phones. It's like spending a night in a museum with no air-conditioning or elevators. You wonder why the sink is so low? Were people really that short? You wonder if you could open the transom window if there might be air circulation with the window open. You definitely check on the fire escape. The bed was a standard double - small but with a good mattress. The room was clean but lacking in electrical outlets. The breakfast is outstanding with a college crew decked out in old timey costumes. You might want to stay some where else and eat breakfast here. While I understand the expense of maintaining a building and operating for a short season the price of $180 seemed steep especially when adding on another $30+ for breakfast.

Room Tip: Walking up one flight of stairs is better than two or three.
  • Stayed: July 2016, travelled as a couple
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Thank critic735
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Reviewed 29 June 2016

I chose to stay in the very economical top floor room with shared bath. The room was absolutely charming. Two windows facing the lake, Cabbage rose wallpaper and comfortable double bed. The bath, complete with claw foot tub was immaculate. Breakfast was ample and served by lovely young women working their way through school. You'll find a bio of your server on the table....a nice touch. The antique furnishings and beautiful family portraits and landscape paintings hung throughout the hotel create a warm and genteel ambieance from another era. Best of all is the rocking chair porch facing the lake and the incredible sunset views over Lake Chautauqua.

  • Stayed: June 2016, travelled solo
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2  Thank TonyZBrown
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Reviewed 29 June 2016

This hotel is a trip back in time! It's an old Victorian hotel that has retained its charm. The desk staff are attired in period clothes so you feel as though you are in a time capsule. There are no TV's in the room but they do have WiFi. The sinks and Victorian cast iron tubs add to the nostalgia. Not all rooms have a private bath. The best views of Lake Chautauqua are from the windows in the rooms facing the lake or those from one of the brightly colored rocking chairs on the porch overlooking the lake. The room rate includes a wonderful full breakfast in the Victorian dining room. Don't miss the summer enclosed side porch which has paintings and art work from relatives of the owners. The same family has owned and operated the hotel since 1880.

Room Tip: There are no elevators so if you have trouble with stairs don't get a room on the third floor.
  • Stayed: June 2016, travelled with family
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Thank lifej0urney
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Reviewed 15 September 2015

Returned for our annual business trip to the area, and spend a couple hours sitting at the beautiful Hotel Lenhart, overlooking Lake Chautauqua, sipping real, authentic Dark 'n Stormies. If you know what they are, this is the only place in the area to get them, and they are made perfectly. Skip the house drink the Porch Rocker, and go for a Dark 'n Stormy!

Stayed: August 2015, travelled with friends
3  Thank lhousesoccer
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