We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
6416 Route 242 E, Po Box 589, Ellicottville, NY 14731
Hotel amenities
The Ilex Inn
We can't find prices for this accommodation
Our online travel partners don't provide prices for this accommodation, but we can search other options in Ellicottville
Check In mm/dd/yyyy Check Out mm/dd/yyyy
Write a Review

24 people have reviewed this hotel

Traveler rating
See reviews for
Rating summary
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
Traveler tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (10)
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Any
English first
Rochester, NY
Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
28 hotel reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014

We spent two nights at the Ilex Inn in February, and were very pleased with the choice. Our room was warm and inviting, with a chair, and gas fireplace. The bathrooms were large by inn standards. Everything was clean and well maintained. The second floor sitting area was a pleasant surprise with coffee maker, and tiny fridge large enough to... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2014

We enjoyed Ilex B&B immensely. It was our first visit and we were pleasantly surprised at how nice it really was. Rick and Glenda make it all happen, with their friendliness and helpfulness. Breakfasts were the best. One day it was yogurt and fruit, choice of juice, excellent coffee, perfectly crafted thick French toast and tasty sausage patties. Nice people... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
London, Canada
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2013

My wife and I spent a great weekend at the Ilex Inn. We have stayed at several other places in Ellicottville and none as nice as the Ilex. The hosts Rick and Glenda were great to us and helped in many ways. We enjoyed the breakfast which as made fresh - my wife who avoids certain foods was readily accommodated.... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Buffalo, New York, United States
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2013

We stayed two different times and both time were great! The hosts are wonderful people and breakfast was delicious! Me and my husband look forward to visiting again soon! It is in a very convenient location!

Was this review helpful? Yes
Orchard Park, New York
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2013

Last weekend was our third time at the Ilex and it was just as wonderful as the first. The inn is beautiful and very comfortable. You feel like family there. We have met others who stayed there and have become friends. Rick and Glenda are the warmest, most inviting people you could meet. We will definitely go back and we... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Niagara Falls, New York
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
4 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2013

This was our first foray into the B&B world. We usually stay at hotels with pools and hot tubs. Well, this had both plus the intimate feel we were looking for in a small town. Rick and Glenda went out of their way to make us feel as if we were family. Their homemade breakfast, included, was scrumptious and well... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2013 via mobile

Walls are peeling. Found a nice big big on blanket! Flea or bed big? We wanted to check out but wouldn't be able to get any sort of refund so we did a thorough check of the bed. We were put in the room that was in the front of the building.Which was loud with truck traffic through out the... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
IlexEllicottville, Owner at The Ilex Inn, responded to this review

We are so very sorry your stay with us was not good. We would like to respond to your review. I personally checked you in and we always check our rooms prior to our guests arriving. The room was clean and we have never had any bug issues. Occasionally a bug may get into a room. It is summer in... More

Lockport, New York
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2013

Rick & Glenda are wonderful hosts; you'll feel like you've know them forever. Property (inside & out) is well maintained and tastefully decorated. All rooms include a private bath w/ comfy robes & breakfast each morning was delicious. Some amenities include a huge hot tub, sparkling inground pool and a large wrap around porch w/ rockers that invite you to... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Buffalo, NY
20 reviews 20 reviews
16 hotel reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2013

Having visited and stayed in Ellicottville for more than 15 years, I never noticed or knew about the Ilex Inn...and now I am hooked. Besides having a pool and hot tub and an easy five to ten minute walk to the village, this place is a gem at HALF the cost of a condo or even a hotel room...and worth... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
West Falls, New York
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2012

Just got back from another wonderful weekend at the Ilex Inn..We stayed in the Cottage,which was beautiful..Very clean and comfortable!! The breakfasts that are served are delicious!! Hot and homemade..can't beat that!! The owners Rick and Glenda are the most down to earth people you could ever wish to meet.They are warm and friendly and very personable. The buildings and... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
IlexEllicottville, Owner at The Ilex Inn, responded to this review

Thank you all for the great reviews. It means the world to Glenda & me... More

Been to The Ilex Inn? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about The Ilex Inn

Address: 6416 Route 242 E, Po Box 589, Ellicottville, NY 14731
Location: United States > New York > Ellicottville
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #4 of 8 B&Bs / Inns in Ellicottville
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
We have 6 guest rooms in the main house, and a cottage. We are an adult elegant country inn and couples retreat.We have a main dinning room where delicious breakfasts are served daily. There are two relaxing sitting rooms, one up stairs and one downstairs. All our rooms have a gas or electric fireplace and private bath.Enjoy our year round outdoor hot tub on our covered patio, and our seasonal inground swimming pool.You can snowmobile in and out of our B&B. We have hiking, mountain biking, snowshoeing available right from the Inn. ... more   less 

Owners: What's your side of the story?

If you own or manage The Ilex Inn, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.

Bookmark for later
Save Saved
You added The Ilex Inn to your Saves list