Hotel Lakeside is a notable local landmark located along the southern shore of Lake Erie. Built in 1875, Hotel Lakeside is reminiscent of the Victorian era, including a beautiful wrap-around porch showcasing the best views of the islands. Hotel Lakeside features an onsite restaurant, 77 unique rooms and Victorian era antique furnishings.

Hotel Lakeside operates Memorial Day weekend through September. Adjusted Fall hours begin September 12 when the hotel will only be open for Friday and Saturday stays until September 26, 2021.

Please note the Hotel Lakeside Dining Room is closed for the remainder of the 2021 summer season. Hot breakfast is still served to hotel guests, but all other dining room services have ceased due to staffing shortages. We apologize for the inconvenience.

2022 Reservations

Hotel Lakeside operates Memorial Day weekend through September. Check back for more information on making your reservation for 2022.

For more information or to make a reservation, contact 419.798.4461, ext. 230.

Hotel Lakeside does not have heat but does have air conditioning.

Please note: you must purchase a Daily Chautauqua Pass and Parking Pass to enter Lakeside during our gated summer season. Be sure to check our current specials and promotions when booking your stay!


Specials & Promotions

There are no promotions at this time.


Amenities include ALL non-smoking rooms, complimentary hot breakfast, dining room, vending machine, elevator, 24-hour front desk service. Dinner, traditional Afternoon Tea and Sunday Brunch are served in our onsite restaurant. See dining information below for menu and hours. The Hotel Dining Room closes for the 2021 Season on August 16.

Guests with a Chautauqua Pass may also utilize the Grindley Aquatic & Wellness Campus at no additional charge between Memorial Day and Labor Day.

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

Rooms & Suites

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

Luxury Suites

The luxury suites offer the ultimate level of comfort for a historic hotel and sleep up to four comfortably.

The Barbara Lane Memorial Suite showcases a waterfront view with one king bed, private bath,spacious living area, kitchenette and upgraded amenities.

The Hotel Lakeside Suite features one king bed, private bath, spacious living area and kitchenette.

Heritage Suites

Our Heritage Suites feature waterfront views, classic, Victorian antiques and contemporary amenities. Heritage Suites offer one king bed or one queen bed, private bath and upgraded linens.

Peninsula Rooms

Our Peninsula rooms are larger, recently updated guest rooms with a private bath. Many of our Peninsula rooms are handicap accessible and have multiple bed options.

Chautauqua Rooms

Our Chautauqua rooms offer a variety of mid-size rooms including one queen bed, one full bed or two twin beds with a private bath. Select Chautauqua Rooms offer a waterfront view.

Family Rooms

Our Family rooms consist of a combination of full and twin beds, along with a private bath. Family Rooms are specifically designed to host a family without having to reserve multiple rooms and sleep up to four comfortably.

Traditional Rooms

Our Traditional Rooms are the original Hotel Lakeside rooms and are available with one queen bed or one full bed or two twin beds and a private bath.

Basic Rooms

Our Basic Rooms are smaller, original Hotel Lakeside rooms with less than a private bath. Most rooms contain a commode and basin, but no shower. Some may only have a basin. Therefore, a full bath is available down the hall. Basic Rooms are the most affordable option at Hotel Lakeside

Due to COVID-19 restrictions, basic rooms will not be available for the 2021 season. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

Hotel Lakeside Dining Room

The Hotel Lakeside Dining Room offers carryout and delivery service as well as table side service at the hotel's outdoor courtyard and dining room. For carryout/delivery information, menu and more, visit the Hotel Lakeside Dining Room webpage. The dining room closes for the 2021 summer season on August 16.

Dining Room webpage

Hotel Lakeside History

Hotel Lakeside was designed and built in 1875. The hotel had no running water or electricity and a two-story outhouse was located in the present courtyard.

Over the years, additions included an east wing along Maple Avenue, electric lights and public baths and restrooms. In 1914, the front porch was enlarged and a concrete floor was installed, along with a fireplace in the lobby.

When the Lakeside Association acquired management of the hotel in 1955, the lobby and rooms were updated with new wallpaper, rugs, mattresses and plumbing.

In the years following, the hotel was poorly maintained. Lakeside's Board of Trustees decided to tear down the structure and replace it with a motel or restaurant. Financing of the demolition and new construction never materialized, and by 1973, more than half of the rooms were unusable.

By August, a group of concerned Lakeside residents were determined to save and restore the hotel, thus The Friends of Hotel Lakeside was founded. Lakeside's Board of Trustees later changed course and resolved to save and preserve the hotel.

For more than 40 years, The Friends of Hotel Lakeside have been dedicated to preserving and upgrading the facility. The most important improvements have included complete rewiring, new plumbing, installation of a sprinkler system, elevator access, new kitchen, foundation repair and restoration, and air conditioning of the dining room, lobby and all of the guest rooms.

All of this has been completed with the help and cooperation of the Lakeside Chautauqua staff and its Board of Directors.