5 Stunning Lakefront Hotels in the Finger Lakes

Dreaming of endless lake days in the Finger lakes? Then staying at one of these Lakefront hotels in the Finger Lakes is a must! 

The Finger Lakes region is known for its stunning waterfalls, incredible wineries, and the lakes that the area was named. When planning a trip to the Finger Lakes, the image of summer lake days may come to mind-waking up to a view of one of the stunning Finger Lakes, spending afternoons idling lakeside, or enjoying time on the water with a scenic boat tour or sunset sail. These lakefront hotels in the Finger Lakes are a dream getaway and well worth the splurge. There is truly no better way to experience the Finger Lakes than staying at one of these lakefront hotels. 

Enjoy this guide to the best lakefront hotels in the Finger Lakes.

Compare the Best Finger Lakes Hotels on the Lake

Hotel Price
Watkins Glen Harbor Hotel Check rates: Booking.com
The Lake House Canandaigua Check rates: Hotel Website
Geneva on the Lake Check rates: Booking.com
Belhurst Castle Check rates: Booking.com
Ramada Geneva Lakefront Check rates: Booking.com

How to Get a Lakefront Room in the Finger Lakes

To get a lakefront room, you will need to book a room type that includes lake views. Not all the rooms in these Finger Lakes hotels have a view of a lake, so be sure to triple check that the room you choose does have a lake view. While it is not necessary to get a lakefront room, I do believe that it adds to the experience, especially if you are planning on spending time in your room or on your balcony.

The Best Lakefront Hotels in the Finger Lakes

This list of lakefront hotels in the Finger Lakes includes some of the best hotels in the region. And for that, these hotels are in high demand and often book up months in advance (especially on busy weekends). While you can still have a wonderful trip to the Finger Lakes without staying at one of these properties will undoubtedly add value to your trip. 

Watkins Glen Harbor HotelWatkins Glen Harbor Hotel

Watkins Glen Harbor Hotel is set on Seneca Lake, steps away from the Seneca Lake Harbor. Views of sailboats lingering in the harbor and beautiful sunsets over Seneca Lake are what you can expect when you stay at this lakefront hotel in the Finger Lakes. With a chilled glass of riesling from Blue Pointe Grille and spacious guest rooms with views of Seneca Lake, you won’t want to leave Watkins Glen Harbor Hotel. 

It is an ideal hotel to stay in the Finger Lakes as it nearby plenty of top attractions, including Watkins Glen State Park and the Seneca Lake Wine Trail. 

Read my full review on Watkins Glen Harbor Hotel here!

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The Lake House Canandaigua

Lakefront Hotels in the Finger Lakes -The Lake House Canandaigua

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This hotel has been getting a lot of recognition lately, and for a good reason. The Lake House in Canandaigua has swiftly become one of the most iconic places to stay in the Finger Lakes, after only opening in 2020.

The Lake House is located on the shore of Canandaigua Lake and is a short walk from the Canandaigua City Pier. This hotel has modern amenities and incredible design details. The rooms give off a New England resort feel yet while being in the Finger Lakes. Whether relaxing on the balcony of your lakefront room or indulging at one of the creekside saunas at the on-property Willowbrook Spa, you are bound to have an incredible experience.  

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Geneva on the Lake

Geneva on the Lake in the Finger Lakes

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This stunning resort overlooking Seneca Lake doesn’t seem like it would be located in the Finger Lakes. Instead, it looks like it’s an Italian villa. Geneva on the Lake is a little bit of dolce vita in the Finger Lakes. 

Strolling through the manicured gardens of taking a dip in the pool while taking in views of Seneca Lake is the most idyllic way to spend a summer day in the Finger Lakes. Just add a bottle of wine from one of the nearby wineries, and you will have the perfect getaway at Geneva on the Lake.

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Belhurst Castle

Belhurst Castle - Hotels in the Finger Lakes

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Belhurst Castle is one of the most romantic places to stay in New York. It is a castle winery overlooking Seneca Lake, making it a unique spot to stay and visit. Belhurst Castle is unique because it comprises three hotels in one, including Chambers in the Castle, Vinifera Inn, and White Springs Manor. 

Staying at Belhurst Castle allows you to have easy access to some of the best experiences in the Finger Lakes. In addition to being a hotel, Belhurst Castle is also a notable winery of the region. Here, you can enjoy a wine tasting with beautiful lake views.

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Ramada Geneva Lakefront

Ramada Geneva Lakefront hotel in the Finger Lakes

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This lakefront hotel on Lake Geneva has everything you could want for a relaxing stay in the Finger Lakes. It has modern rooms and amenities, beautiful views of the lake, and is within walking distance to the town of Geneva.

While the Ramada Plaza by Wyndham Geneva Lakefront Resort is just as worthwhile to stay at as any other properties mentioned, it is the most budget-friendly option. This means that you can enjoy an incredible lakeside stay in the Finger Lakes without breaking the bank.

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