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

Weekday Hotel Savings: June 17-Aug. 29, 2019

This summer, plan a family getaway to Lakeside! Whether you’re visiting for the first time or are a longtime Lakesider, explore all Lakeside has to offer…

Family entertainment at 7:30 p.m. Wednesdays, Rhein Center Arts classes, Farmers’ Market, Wednesday Family Picnics, Family-friendly movies, Children’s nature, science geography & music classes, Tennis, pickleball, shuffleboard, sailing & swimming, Faith for Living Hour, Chautauqua Lecture Series, Gardening programs, Vespers by the Lake, Wooden boat rides & much more!

Stay two or more consecutive nights Monday-Thursday at Hotel Lakeside or the Fountain Inn and receive 25% off your total stay.* Rooms include complimentary Wi-Fi and continental breakfast. Use promocode: FAMILYFUN when booking online or call (419) 798-4461, ext. 230.


*Certain restrictions apply. Rooms are subject to availability. Blackout dates: July 1-4 and Aug. 5-6. Other blackout dates may be added at the discretion of hotel management. Total stay must occur between Monday-Thursday; weekends are excluded. Promotion is valid for new reservations only. Offer valid June 17-Aug. 29. Discounts cannot be extended to previously booked reservations.


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.