The Best Places to Stay in Geneva, New York

Geneva is popular for its surrounding wineries and trout fishing on Seneca Lake
Geneva is popular for its surrounding wineries and trout fishing on Seneca Lake | © Albert Pego / Getty Images Plus
Nick Dauk

It doesn’t matter if it was water or wine that brought you to the Finger Lakes – you’ll quickly discover that Geneva is your cup of tea. The eclectic dining, romantic lakeside castle and quiet waterfront walking trail will show you why visitors have flocked to this historical city since the 18th-century. The waves of Seneca Lake quietly lap at the small New York city of Geneva, providing a picturesque backdrop to this charming destination. Whether you’re here for the wine, fishing, or beautiful surroundings, you’ll find them all and more in one of these amazing places to stay in Geneva, New York.

1. Geneva on the Lake


Outdoor pool area at Geneva on the Lake has lake views, manicured lawns and sun loungers
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Maybe it’s the wine talking, but we think you’ll fall in love with the historic suites in Geneva on the Lake. The Chippendale furniture and marble fireplace of the Classic Suite are rivaled by the grand mirrored red double whirlpool of the Chapel Suite. The Loft Suite interior balcony does give a great view of Seneca Lake, but there’s just something about the cozy fireplace and fine literature of the Library Suite that you’ll find irresistible.

2. Belhurst Castle

Hotel, Luxury, Spa Hotel

Grand exterior of the Belhurst Castle, Geneva, has red brick detailing, manicured lawns and white blossom trees
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Fall asleep in a castle, and wake up in a winery. No, it’s not a fairytale – it’s the too-good-to-be-true reality of staying at Belhurst Castle. Complimentary wine spigots flow freely in your Chamber room and taste even better in the enchanting Tower Suite. Get your fill and then some with a six-course wine and dinner pairing featuring locally sourced stuffed mushrooms, sorbet, and veal seared in duck fat. Does all of that sound dreamy? Just wait until you stumble upon the spa and salon.

3. Yale Manor B&B and Yurt Glamping

Bed and Breakfast, Glamping

Large yurt at Yale Manor B&B and Yurt Glamping, Geneva, NY has a roaring fireplace, rustic furniture and cozy design
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A refined manor house or a luxe Mongolian tent: those are your two tempting options at Yale Manor B&B and Yurt Glamping. Should you spend your evenings in the library or billiards room, sneaking off to the manor house kitchen for a late-night snack? Or will you camp in style beneath the stars in your luxurious tent, nestled in a private section of the grounds? Both feature full bathrooms, firepits and access to the lake, so we see any choice as an absolute win.

4. Fairfield Inn and Suites by Marriott Geneva Finger Lakes

Hotel, Chain Hotel

Room at Fairfield Inn and Suites by Marriott, Geneva, Finger Lakes has two large beds, a TV and mini bar, and work desk
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Are you the type of traveler who likes to keep to a schedule? Fairfield Inn & Suites has everything you need to stay streamlined and on track. Aside from the convenience of the swimming pool, fitness center and free breakfast, Fairfield Inn & Suites has a fantastic location, too. It’s a straight shot to Seneca Lake, five minutes away, and the hotel is surrounded by gas stations, convenient stores, groceries and restaurants, so you can fuel up in every way possible before you even pull onto Highway 20.

5. Holiday Inn Express and Suites Geneva Finger Lakes

Hotel, Chain Hotel, Budget Hotel

Indoor pool area at Holiday Inn Express and Suites Geneva Finger Lakes has scenic lighting, a plunge pool and loungers
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Even after a long day on the lake, Holiday Inn Express & Suites knows that your kids will still want to go for a swim. Grab the towels and take them down to the indoor pool – and make sure you throw on a pair of trunks so you can relax in the whirlpool while they practice their cannonballs. If they somehow have the energy to wake up and dive back in again, you can at least take comfort knowing that there’s unlimited complimentary coffee for you in your room and in the lobby.

6. Hampton Inn Geneva

Hotel, Chain Hotel

Room at Hampton Inn Geneva NY has twin beds, a TV, work desk and an ergonomic chair
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Hampton Inn gets you within steps of Seneca Lake, without asking for your entire vacation budget in return. Cross Lake Front Drive and you’re right on the shoreline; cross Lake Street and you’re in Bi-Centennial Park. If you love the proximity, just imagine how much your dog will enjoy a pet-friendly room and two fantastic bathrooms right outside the hotel. You’ll wag your tail, too, knowing that the Lake Street Station Winery is just as close.

7. Microtel Inn and Suites by Wyndham Geneva

Hotel, Chain Hotel

Room at Microtel Inn and Suites by Wyndham Geneva has a large double bed, work desk, TV and reading nook
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Get a great stay for a great rate, without being short-changed, at Microtel Inn & Suites. Even the smallest room, the queen studio suite, offers huge comfort and convenience with a wet bar, sofa bed, sitting area, mini-fridge and desk. A fitness center and business center offer a little more space to get your work in and work out. And where better for a nightcap when you’re staying at the Microtel than the Microclimate Wine Bar 2mi (3.2km) away?

8. Ramada Plaza by Wyndham Geneva Lakefront Resort

Hotel, Chain Hotel, Budget Hotel

Ramada Plaza by Wyndham Geneva Lakefront Resort
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Low-key lodging on the lake is what Ramada Plaza is all about. The guest rooms, indoor pool and farm-to-table restaurant both have lake views, leaving you with few reasons to need to leave the building. If you do want to stretch your legs, the Waterfront Trail, steps from the lobby, leads to Bi-Centennial Park and Lakefront Park, if you’re looking for an easy way to notch your 10,000 steps a day.

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