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4.7 out of 5

"Great location and beautiful grounds. And it has an EXCELLENT breakfast! " More

By a verified traveler on Sun 01 Mar 2020

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Hotel Description

Enjoy the free WiFi at this 3-star Geneva hotel

On lake

Within a 5-minute walk of this Geneva hotel, you'll find Hobart and William Smith Colleges and South Main Street. White Springs Winery and Smith Center for the Arts are also within 2 miles (3 km).

Dining, fitness center

This hotel features a restaurant, a gym, and a bar/lounge. Enjoy the seasonal outdoor pool and perks like free self parking and free WiFi. A terrace, a garden, and a picnic area are also on offer.


Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max
$294* Per night/room Oct 3 - Oct 4

Deluxe Suite, 1 Bedroom

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Geneva On The Lake ratings based on 10 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
4.7 out of 5 4.5 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 5.0 out of 5.0
Service & staff 4.0 out of 5.0
Room comfort 4.5 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 4.5 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for Geneva On The Lake

Everyone (1) Couples (1)
5 out of 5
Great location and beautiful grounds. And it has an EXCELLENT breakfast!

Posted by , from Rochester, NY on Mar 1, 2020

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Comment from Hotel Management

Mar 2, 2020 by front desk

Thank you for your feedback! We are pleased you enjoyed your stay, and breakfast, and look forward to welcoming you again.

5 out of 5
The property is situated beautifully on Lake Seneca with 10 acres of nicely maintained property. The staff was extremely helpful.

Posted by on Oct 17, 2019

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Comment from Hotel Management

Oct 18, 2019 by front desk

Thank you for your feedback. We are pleased you enjoyed yourselves and look forward to your next visit.

5 out of 5

Honeymoon 2010

I recently went to Geneva on the Lake for my honeymoon. It was a great experience. We had the fireplace suite, which has a Murphy Bed. From other posts, it sounded like this room was going to be small, but this was not the case! The bed was very comfortable, and the fireplace was great. Staff was always friendly, and informative. It was expensive if you purchase dinner/breakfast with out a package, so get a package for this resort! The wine was great, and the views were better! Great deal!

Posted by on Jun 22, 2010

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5 out of 5

Geneva On the Lake

A stunning, amazing gem at the north end of Seneca Lake in the Finger Lakes region of New York.  Built in 1914 and modeled after a villa in Italy, this resort offers 29 suites and studios. A huge, immaculately tended garden and yard sits right on the edge of the lake. Just a few of the included amenities are volleyball, an outdoor pool, croquet, bikes (they have about 8 or 10 that you can just borrow), and 6 different kinds of boats - again, that you can just borrow! There is a "fitness room", which is nothing more than 2 machines in an old, torn up suite. But with all the other stuff offered, it really is something you can easily pass up with no problem. We had a studio, which was a room with a tiny kitchen and a Murphy bed. When you walk in there is a letter of welcome on the table and a complimentary bottle of regional wine in the fridge. You are then given a turn down service which includes a chocolate on the pillow and a little note that says "sweet dreams". aww. Everyone working was so incredibly nice and pleasant, I was kicking myself for not booking a longer stay. Plus, a ton of celebrities have stayed there throughout the years, like Winton Marsalis, Bill Cosby, and the Clintons. How cool is that.

Posted by on Jun 22, 2010

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5 out of 5

worth every penny

This hotel was very very very pricy but it was worth every penny. I spent two of the best nights there. The staff are all friendly and say hi to you every time they pass. The view is breathtaking and the food was gourmet at its finest. The rooms are beautiful and very very spacious. I cannot wait to go back.

Posted by on Jun 22, 2010

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5 out of 5

Very Lovely

My husband and I stayed at this lovely facility for two nights early in October. It was built around the turn of the century to resemble the beautiful villas overlooking the famed Italian Lakes. More recently it has been divided into a number of tastefully decorated (in a traditional style) apartment like suites. Ours had two bedrooms, one bath, a full kitchen and a large living room overlooking the gardens, pool and Lake Geneva. The public rooms (dining room, bar etc.) have gorgeous detail with classically inspired pillars, moldings and other touches that were part of the original design. The manager, Bill Schickel, was charming and very helpful in suggesting day time activities and alternative places to eat. The candlelit dinner in the hotel's restaurant was fine. Our waitress was experienced and the food was uninspired, but very good.¿

Posted by on Jun 22, 2010

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5 out of 5

Enjoyable 2 night stay¿

For our 30th anniversary we splurged and spent 2 nights at Geneva on the Lake. We had a lovely suite with living room, kitchen, bedroom, and full bath with lovely WASPy furniture overlooking the gardens and lake. The grounds and pool were immaculate, and we took a relaxing sunfish sail on Seneca Lake. The house and meal staff were polite and friendly, what you'd expect in upstate NY. Our dinner and breakfast meals were tasty and fresh. Maybe a bit pricey, but certainly a 5 star hotel which is quiet and just short hop to fine vineyards. We highly recommend.

Posted by on Jun 22, 2010

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5 out of 5

Lovely little gem in the Finger Lakes region¿¿

i was very impressed with Geneva on the Lake, even though we were there during the off-season. Built in 1914 as a private home modeled after an Italian villa, this 29 room resort has stunning views of Seneca Lake as well as the immaculately groomed grounds complete with lovely sculptures scattered throughout. Many, many amenities are provided complimentary, such as bikes, croquet, volleyball, and 6 kinds of boats. There is also an outdoor swimming pool and a lovely restaurant with terrace seating. Sadly, November in upstate New York being what it is, along with our very short stay, did not allow for us to take advantage of any of these things. The staff was lovely and very helpful, they pointed out the parlour with all of the DVD's available to borrow, had a complimentary bottle of regional wine chilling in the fridge along with a basket of fruit (we had a studio) and I loved the turndown service that included a chocolate on the pillow with a little note that said "sweet dreams". How charming. I would love to check this place out again during the summer months as I think it would be the perfect vacation getaway

Posted by on Jun 22, 2010

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5 out of 5

Extreamly Enjoyable¿¿

We were very hesitant about booking this hotel for our July fourth vacation weekend after reading what other reviews had to say about this hotel. However, my parents had stayed here in 2006 and had really enjoyed it. I am so happy that we chose to check it out for ourselves. We decided to go on this trip last minute and they were the only hotel with availability. If you are looking for a modern hotel, this is not your place. The views are unbelievable, the grounds immaculate and the scenery stunning. The room itself was a pleasant surprise, we had a suite with a murphy bed, and, it was cute and quaint (by this I do not mean small). Maybe a little expensive for what we got but not outrageous (we have spent a lot more on accommodations and get a lot less). The only negative I can point out is that our waitress for dinner was absolutely terrible and we couldn't escape her for breakfast the next morning or two. The other staff, however, was great (the bellman was an extremely polite, talkative young man), the owner greeted us and showed us to an amazing table in the dining room. Dinner was great (not terrific), Sunday brunch buffet was just okay. All in all we had an amazing time and I couldn't wait to come back and write a review after what I had read on here before we left. Go, you will love it!!!

Posted by on Jun 14, 2010

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2 out of 5

Geneva on the Lake

Recently, we stayed at Geneva on the Lake for a weekend. While the hotel grounds and restaurant were top notch, I found the size and type of the room to be completely unacceptable. The room were were given, which I believe was marketed as a spacious and well appointed room turned out to me a small dorm room with a pull down bed. Considering the hotel was billed as a four diamond inn by AAA and considering the price, I could not honestly ever want to go back there again.

Posted by on Sep 11, 2009

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Property Features

Geneva On The Lake offers its guests a seasonal outdoor pool, a fitness center, and complimentary bicycles. There's a restaurant on site. You can enjoy a drink at the bar/lounge. Public spaces have free WiFi. A terrace, tour/ticket assistance, and barbecue grills are also featured at Geneva On The Lake. Self parking is free. This 3-star Geneva hotel is smoke free.

  • 29 guestrooms or units
  • Built in 1914
  • Poolside lounge chairs
  • Umbrellas for the pool
  • Breakfast available (surcharge)
  • Dry cleaning
  • Self-service laundry
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Front-desk safe
  • Tour and ticket information
  • Concierge
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • BBQ grill(s)
  • Outdoor picnic space
  • Newspapers in lobby (free)
  • Bellhop
  • No smoking on site
  • Bar or lounge
  • 1 conference room
  • Dining venue

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family property
  • Free WiFi
  • Kitchen
  • Laundry facilities
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi


Free self parking


  • Property shuttles: Airport shuttle
  • Parking: Free self parking

Room Amenities

Geneva On The Lake offers 29 air-conditioned accommodations with complimentary newspapers and complimentary bottled water. Each accommodation is individually furnished. Accommodations at this 3-star hotel have kitchens with refrigerators, stovetops, microwaves, and cookware/dishes/utensils. Bathrooms include bathrobes and complimentary toiletries. Guests can surf the web using the complimentary wireless Internet access. Flat-screen televisions come with cable channels. Additionally, rooms include coffee/tea makers and irons/ironing boards. Housekeeping is provided on request.

  • In-room kitchen
  • In-room dining (limited hours)
  • Flat-screen television
  • Cable channels
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Stove
  • Dishwasher
  • Coffee maker
  • Kitchenware
  • Cribs (surcharge)
  • Housekeeping (on request)
  • Newspapers (free)
  • Bathrobes
  • Toiletries (free)
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Air conditioning
  • Unique furnishings
  • Toothbrush and toothpaste available

Food & Drink

For a fee, guests can enjoy continental breakfast daily from 8:30 AM to 10:00 AM.

Lancellotti's - Overlooking the garden, this fine-dining restaurant serves breakfast and dinner. Reservations are required.

Room service (during limited hours) is available.

Nearby Activities

Recreational amenities at the hotel include a fitness center, a seasonal outdoor pool, and complimentary bicycles.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

  • Free bicycles on site
  • Fishing on site
  • Golfing nearby
  • Boat on site
  • Canoe on site
  • Volleyball on site
  • Kayaking on site
  • Health or beauty spa nearby
  • Playground on site
  • Rowing or canoeing on site
  • Sailing on site
  • Boat tours on site
  • Pedal boat on site
  • Sailboat on site
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby

Spa Services

  • Massages


If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.

  • Wheelchair accessible parking
  • In-room accessibility (in select rooms)

Hotel Policies


  • Check-in time starts at 3:00 PM
  • Check-in time ends at anytime
  • Minimum check-in age is: 18

Special check-in instructions:

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.


  • Check-out by 11:00 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are available for USD 45.0 per night.
  • Cribs (infant beds) are available for USD 45.0 per night.

Pet Policy

  • Pets: USD 150.00 per pet, per day
  • Only dogs are allowed
  • Service animals are exempt from fees


Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed

This property accepts credit cards and debit cards; cash is not accepted

Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A cash deposit, credit card, or debit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification may be required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges.

This property is managed by a professional host. The provision of housing is linked to their trade, business, or profession. This property accepts Visa, Mastercard, American Express, Discover, and debit cards. Cash is not accepted. This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place. Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F. Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; guests are provided with hand sanitizer. Contactless check-in is available.

  • Service animals are allowed
  • Service animals are exempt from fees/restrictions
  • Bed sheets and towels are washed at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F
  • Commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant
  • Property confirms they are implementing guest safety measures
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Staff wears personal protective equipment
  • Shield between guests and staff in main contact areas
  • Guests are provided with free hand sanitizer
  • Property does not follow sanitization practices of any association
  • Staffed front desk
  • Social distancing measures are in place
  • Contactless check-in is available
  • No elevators
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Debit cards
  • No gap period between guest stays


Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Fee for continental breakfast: approximately USD 8–18 per person
  • Pet fee: USD 150.00 per pet, per day
  • Service animals are exempt from fees
  • Crib (infant bed) fee: USD 45.0 per night
  • Rollaway bed fee: USD 45.0 per night

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

Hotel Names

  • Geneva Lake
  • On The Lake Hotel Geneva
  • On The Lake Geneva
  • Geneva On The Lake Hotel Geneva
  • Geneva On The Lake Hotel
  • Geneva On The Lake Geneva
  • Geneva On The Lake Hotel Geneva

You should know

  • The seasonal pool will open in May and close in September.
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*Price based on the lowest price found within past 24 hours and based upon one night stay for two adults over the next thirty days. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.