The Athenaeum Hotel, established 1881

Throughout a traditional Chautauqua Institution’s summer season, Athenaeum Hotel guests are inspired by a variety of learning, recreational and entertainment programs that are all part of the unique Chautauqua experience. For the 2020 summer season, there will be no programming on the grounds of Chautauqua Institution and no gate pass or parking fees. Guests are still able to partake in all the recreational and dining options on the grounds — enjoy delicious food at Heirloom Restaurant, Afterwords Café or one of privately-owned restaurants, rent a canoe or kayak, fish, golf, or visit the Tennis Center.

During the spring and fall months, the Athenaeum Hotel acts as a host to well-organized conferences, beautiful weddings, and special events, as well as offering accommodations to those who want to take advantage of the beautiful grounds of Chautauqua Institution in the spring and fall. A Chautauqua Institution gate pass is not needed during these months.

Accessible friendly hotel. Accessible rooms are available, quantities are limited. Click here for details.


Register via app

  1. On your smartphone, download the Mambo App (DotheMambo — no spaces) from the App Store or Google Play
  2. We recommend that you allow notifications from this app.
  3. Register by entering CHQ in the box labeled “Community”.
  4. Enter your email address and a password.
  5. You will receive an email asking you to confirm your registration, and you will be asked to provide your name and some additional information.
  6. You can then log in using your username (email address) and password.
  7. We recommend you click the box that enables you to stay logged in for two weeks.

After you log in on a mobile device, you will see a notifications window and then a link to the full site. Bulletins and program updates of interest to you will appear in the notifications window each day based on the categories you choose to follow.

Register via computer

  1. Type into your internet browser.
  2. Click the drop-down menu in the upper right corner marked “sign in” then choose “Register” from the drop-down options.
  3. You will be asked to provide your first and last name, an email address, and a password. You will then be redirected to the CHQ Mambo page.  You will also receive an email confirmation request.
  4. After you confirm your email address, you can log out and log back into your account online as you choose.
  5. Download the Mambo App (DotheMambo – no spaces) on your smartphone and log in using the same email and password you used to register.  We recommend you click the box that enables you to stay logged in for two weeks.