Built in 1977, our contemporary inn is located one block from the lake, with easy access to the business district and Hoover Auditorium. The Fountain Inn has 47 rooms and is convenient for families, reunions, conferences or business retreats.

Make a Reservation

Open nightly from May 15 to October 15, make an online reservation or call our reservations line at (419) 798-4461, ext. 230 for details about year-round reservations. Please note: you must purchase a Daily Chautauqua Pass and Parking Pass to enter Lakeside during our gated season.


Specials & Promotions

Fall Weekend Getaway Special: Oct. 11-12, 2019

Pack your favorite Lakeside sweatshirt, and plan a fall weekend getaway! During our popular Lakeside-Marblehead Lighthouse Festival weekend, stay one night at the Fountain Inn and receive 50% off your second night, available Friday, Oct. 11 and Saturday, Oct. 12. Quantities are limited, and rates are subject to availability. Rooms include complimentary Wi-Fi and continental breakfast.

Book online and use promocode: FALLFEST19, or call the reservations line at (419) 798-4461, ext. 230. Please note that the promotional code must be mentioned over the phone.

Winter Weekend Getaway: Dec. 6-7, 2019

Special rates are being offered at the Fountain Inn for the weekend of "A Lakeside Christmas."

  • Rooms with either 1 queen, 1 king or 2 twins (for up to 2 persons): $95+tax/night
  • Rooms with either 2 queens or 2 fulls (for up to 4 persons): $105+tax/night
  • Suites: $115+tax/night

Save even more by staying both Friday, Dec. 6 and Saturday, Dec. 7 to receive 20% off of your entire stay. Ask for more information about our "Winter Weekend Getaway Special" by calling (419) 798-4461, ext. 230.


Amenities include all non-smoking rooms, complimentary continental breakfast, wheelchair accessible side entrance, ATM machine, ice machine, vending machine, elevator, 24-hour front desk service and limited on-site parking. Guests between Labor Day and Memorial Day weekend may also utilize the Grindley Aquatic & Wellness Campus at no additional charge. Please see the front desk attendant to check out a key fob to access the Wellness Center.

Check-in is any time after 3 p.m., and check-out is any time before 11 a.m.

Rooms & Suites

To view pictures of each room, click the 'Check Availability' button above.

Heritage Suites

These suites are the largest with a king bed, private bath, microwave, refrigerator and a variety of upgraded amenities. Heritage Suites are well apportioned and well priced.

Chautauqua Rooms

These rooms offer a king, queen or two full beds, private bath and select upgraded amenities (as available).

Family Rooms

These rooms consist of two full beds, private bath and living area. Family Rooms are designed to host a family without having to reserve multiple rooms. These rooms sleep up to four comfortably.

Traditional Rooms

Traditions Rooms are the original Fountain Inn rooms. These smaller rooms contain a full or two twin beds and a private bath. They are the most affordable option at the Fountain Inn.