Ratings based on 11 Verified Reviews

They paid and stayed. We double-checked.
4.3 out of 5
91% of guests recommend
4.3 Room cleanliness
4.5 Service & staff
4.3 Room comfort
3.9 Hotel condition
They paid and stayed.
We double-checked.
3 out of 5
for Everyone
by A verified travelerfrom NY

Pricey for what you get

Posted Oct 22, 2014
Pros: Location was great.
Cons: Covered in the text above. Mostly, the hotel needs to be updated.
Location: Great wine tasting. Lake is beautiful.
Geneva is a beautiful place and this hotel is on the older side. Stayed in a 2 bedroom townhouse. Nice layout, but needs updating. Quite a few bugs. It was generally clean. For the price per night, find a better hotel. If the pricing is in the $200 per night range, it's ok. It is in a great location. Restaurant at hotel is only open at very specific times. Couldn't get a drink when we wanted one. There are many places within a short drive.
5 out of 5
for Everyone
by A verified travelerfrom CT

beautiful gardens

Posted Jul 15, 2014
Pros: very relaxing atmoshere
Location: Lots of wineries nearby, kayaking on the lake.
grounds are beautiful in the summer. Beautiful view of the lake. nice outside dining on the terrace. Staff was very pleasant
5 out of 5
for Couples
by Bill and Vickifrom Brantford, Ontario, Canada

A great 3 day Post Christmas getaway!

Posted Jan 1, 2014
Pros: The back in time layout and experience of a day long since past. Very comfortable and non-pretentious. It was a warm and charming hotel.
Cons: I like this place just the way it is.
Location: The location is an easy 3 and a half hour drive from Toronto and close to great shopping, wineries and small boutique stores.
I had recently gone through some challenging times that took a lot of energy out of my wife who was in desperate need of recharging. The Geneva on the Lake stay was just what the doctor ordered. A charming visit back to a time long since gone where time didn't seem to move so fast and so unforgiving. We had the Studio Fireplace Suite and it was perfect for two. I was looking for a place that was not the typical hotel setting and which had personality and this place and room had it in spades. The fireplace was really nice and it was wonderful to smell real wood burning. The candlelight dinner was fabulous and although expensive, worth the one night experience. The location was quite convenient for some great post Christmas spending at prices that seemed also back another century. All and all, this was a great way to spend 3 days and nights and the hotel, area, and shopping were all perfect. A definite 2 thumbs up!!!
4 out of 5
for Everyone
by A verified traveler

Ok, old and not worth price

Posted Oct 4, 2013
Pros: Had a room available
Cons: Not sure, old is hard to fix
Location: Ok
No problem with room, large space, floors need to be cleaned
3 out of 5
by Jannamiamifrom Florida

Unique Hotel in the NY wine country

Posted Jul 6, 2013
Pros: surroundings and boat ride.
Cons: Service at breakfast. If you are staying at the hotel you should be a priority. The continental breakfast was served very very slowly and it was not
Location: Great with wineries, breweries, orchards, creameries. Finger lakes, The Corning glass museum is near and well worth the drive.
Service was terrible for breakfast. The overall hotel was nice and comfortable.
5 out of 5
for Everyone
by Karenfrom Indiana

Beautiful setting

Posted Apr 1, 2013
This is a beautiful hotel in a lovely setting right on Seneca Lake. The room was wonderful too. We had a room on the third floor, and because it is an older building with no elevator, the stairs were narrow and steep. We did have help carrying the suitcases to the room. Not everyone is physically able to get to the third floor, so next time I will request one on the lower level.
5 out of 5
for Families
by joanfrom upstate NY

A beautiful hidden secret

Posted Sep 24, 2012
Pros: the view, lawn games
Cons: price
Location: perfect!
Beautiful view of the gardens and lake from our room. We had a great time playing croquet, badminton, and bocce. Can't wait to go back again!
4 out of 5
for Everyone
by ABfrom Washington, DC, USA

Adorable Villa on the Lake

Posted Jul 23, 2012
We went for a wedding in Geneva. When we pulled up to the hotel, we were immediately charmed by its graceful appearance. Its design is based on an Italian villa, and certainly lives up to it. We had a studio suite, complete with microwave and refrigerator. The bed was a Murphy bed. While a little different, it was incredibly comfortable. You could open the windows and let in the fresh Upstate NY air, which was wonderful for this city dweller. The suite's interior design did look a little dated though, but that was the only thing that could be improved. The staff was incredibly welcoming, warm and courteous. Check in was very efficient. We had the complimentary continental breakfast which was decent. The breakfast was served al fresco on the pergola terrace with sweeping views of the well manicured gardens and Seneca lake. It was breathtaking. The gardens had hedges that held croquet and bocce courts, giving the feel that you were somehow connected to The Great Gatsby. Would definitely stay here again.
4 out of 5
for Everyone
by henryfrom lockport ny

great place to stay

Posted Jun 2, 2012
Pros: location
Cons: handycap parking
Location: great location
excellent location with nice grounds on the lake. i forgot to request a wheelchar accessible room but was very surprised to be up graded to a ground floor sweet at no extra charge upon early arrival and asking if they had a wheelchair accessibl. only wish we had stayed years ago when my wifs health was up to staying longer
4 out of 5
for Couples
by A verified travelerfrom Miami FL

Not your usual hotel

Posted Jun 16, 2011
Geneva on the Lake is a step back in time to when travel was slow and done with style. The hotel is a converted mansion/monastery situated on a hill overlooking Lake Seneca. Our studio room had a murphy bed that took up most of the floor space when it was lowered. The kitchen in our studio room was a bit shabby, but the Stickley furniture was timeless. We had enough closets to move in for at least a month and we were there for only two nights. When we checked in we were invited to a pontoon boat ride on the lake with a friendly hotel employee and two other couples. Continental breakfast on the terrace was lovely, very well presented, and accompanied by a gorgeous view of the lake. We did not take advantage of the expensive dinner option, but went into town, where we found good restaurants. There apparently was no elevator, so we walked up to our third floor room. This hotel is old fashioned, quiet and not your run-of-the-mill expensive accomodation. We enjoyed our stay and were very relaxed when we checked out.