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Reviewed 3 August 2016 via mobile

Charming, friendly and a beautiful location. I understand trying to keep the charm but needs some updating.
The bathroom sinks leak, and the toilets have trouble flushing. The sheets on the bed were stained, which leaves a bad impression.
That being said,, the room was comfortable even without air conditioning.
Service in the hotel was very friendly. Breakfast was great, and service from Molly was exceptional.

Stayed: August 2016, travelled with family
1  Thank Lorrie M
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Reviewed 2 August 2016

The best thing about our stay was the breakfast. It was included in the $168 price. Food was very good. 64 steps to our room. No air conditioning. They provided box fans which were very dusty. Stained & un-swept carpet. Cobwebs and 2 live spiders. Wallpaper peeling. Rusty, dripping faucet. One outlet in the whole room. We did at least have our own bathroom. They had painted the bottom part of the shower (dark gray/black) and that was peeling off. Unfitted bottom sheet which kept coming un-tucked. Old is one thing, dirty is entirely another. We would not stay there again.

Room Tip: Not sure there would be a good one.
  • Stayed: July 2016, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank GOhio
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Reviewed 1 August 2016

The staff here is so nice and welcoming. The rooms are nothing to write home about but you must remember this place has been in operation for 139 years! Anyway, the room was clean and, with the window fan, quite comfortable. I think the most memorable thing is the 'all-you-can-eat' breakfast served to your table! It's very good too.
Lastly, the rocking chairs on the front porch provide a really nice place to converse with friends while enjoying a nice breeze off the lake.

Room Tip: The front of the place tends to be a bit noisy.
  • Stayed: July 2016, travelled with friends
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Thank James H
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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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