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Trip Hotel Ithaca

One Sheraton Drive, Ithaca, NY 14850
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Ranked #19 of 19 hotels in Ithaca
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  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Location
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    2 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    2 of 5 stars
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Chester, Vermont
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Filthy, tired, rundown and yes a bit scary. I would support someone buying a distressed property and trying to bring it up to speed but this management is not trying. Get a vacuum cleaner! I should have slept in my car.

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Manila, Philippines
5 reviews 5 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

1. Room was fine, clean, most everything worked, good sleep for me, but wife complained about noisy guests in the hallway until early morning. 2. No landscaping around the hotel, no plants, nothing green, only asphalt, in very bad condition. 3. Entry doors, those away from front desk, unlocked and apparently unprotected. 4. Fire door padlocked from the inside. 5.... More

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Marietta, Georgia, United States
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed at this hotel one night as we visited my hometown which I have been away from for twenty years. It seemed like we were the only guests there; we never saw anyone else in the hotel other than the staff during our stay. The lobby and first floor had a musty smell, and the hallways were decorated a... More

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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36 reviews 36 reviews
23 hotel reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Let's be honest. It's nice to have great amenities, big lovely atria, modern furnishings, and spectacular rooms, but a nice room is a must. The Trip (previously the Clarion-but they likely pulled out) is old and run down but they are trying to upgrade, probably as time and finances permit. Here's the bad stuff: The outside -- the parking lot... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed here as part of a tour group - goodness knows why they decided to pick this hotel. We happened to be there after graduation, so Cornell and Ithaca were much quieter than they probably usually are.The hotel itself is isolated and the outside of it is not inviting. The decor is very old fashioned and really needs updating.... More

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Ipswich, United Kingdom
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

The hotel is a little isolated, and looks a little tired and run down from the outside. The rooms where clean, and pleasant. The beds were comfortable and spacious. Breakfast was basic but average for the price.

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Art L, General Manager at Trip Hotel Ithaca, responded to this review

We all thank you for taking the time to share the information concerning your recent stay at the Trip Hotel Ithaca. Our Staff and TripAdvisor are glad to hear that we provided you with a room that was "clean and pleasant." We are working very hard to improve our levels of customer service and in addition there are exciting plans... More

Old Saybrook, Connecticut
2 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014

Payed a great amount for a one night stay at this hotel. The pool was NOT good. There were things floating in it. Not sure what but they looked skummy. Breakfast was not well organized at all. There was a line for the one microwave to heat up the sausage sandwiches. The "Hot water" was not hot. Had to heat... More

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Art L, General Manager at Trip Hotel Ithaca, responded to this review

First let me sincerely apologize for not meeting your expectations and for the issues you encountered during your stay. We check our pool on a regular basis and I will find out why the situation you mentioned occurred and ensure that it does not repeat itself. Depending on what time you use it, the Breakfast Area can be busy. We... More

Frankfurt, Germany
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2014

We fortunately only stayed for 1 night. Breakfast was supposed to be included. Attached you will find some photos of the really terrible Hotel!!!! Question guest: Don't you serve any rolls? Comment of the servant: I cannot see any...... Guest: One of your guests told me that there were rolls early in the week! Servant: We had a busy week,........ More

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Art L, Manager at Trip Hotel Ithaca, responded to this review

Please accept our sincere apologizes for not providing you with a satisfactory stay. We are currently working very hard to correct the type of issues you mentioned in your TripAdvisor review. We have increased our Maintenance Staff, changed our breakfast items, and worked on our Staff's communication skills. We hope that in the near future you will return to give... More

Racine, Wisconsin
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014

I travel a lot for my job and thought I'd seen it all until I came upon this gem. I had to make a last minute trip to Cornell University and due to several events happening on campus, a room at the Trip Hotel was the only one available. I honestly don't know how they charge $150/night for this place.... More

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Art L, General Manager at Trip Hotel Ithaca, responded to this review

We all thank you for taking the time to express your concerns regarding your recent visit to our Hotel. We certainly know that there are areas that need improvements and steps are being taken to correct them. We have increased staffing, made management changes, and started our room renovations. There is "work in progress" occuring throughout the Property and we... More

1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2014

Let me start by saying, I am a mature adult who has stayed at many hotels. I am leaving a very honest review. My review addresses a serious matter of security and health My concerns are safety for college students (anyone for that matter) who may be staying at this hotel. I saw a travel sports team register as i... More

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Art L, General Manager at Trip Hotel Ithaca, responded to this review

I would like first apologize for your unsatisfactory experience at this Hotel. We are aware of our many short comings and the Hotel's ownership is currently addressing those issues. There has been both Management and Staffing changes made, and room renovations are in progress. We have increased both our Housekeeping and Maintenace staffing to improve the property's condition. I know... More

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Address: One Sheraton Drive, Ithaca, NY 14850
Location: United States > New York > Finger Lakes > Ithaca
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
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Also Known As:
Clarion Hotel University Hotel And Conference Center
Clarion Hotel University Ithaca
Clarion Ithaca

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Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Make yourself at home and discover gorgeous Ithaca NY and Trip Hotel.Conveniently located near Tompkins Regional Airport, just down the street from Cornell University and within walking distance to Triphammer Market and the Shoppes at Ithaca Mall. Trip Hotel serves as a great home base from which to explore all that Ithaca has to offer.Known as the “Little Apple”, Ithaca is rich with a variety of cultural attractions, events, and restaurants for visitors of all ages.Nearby recreational and entertainment areas include Cayuga Lake, Greek Peak Ski Mountain, Watkins Glen International Raceway, Historic Downtown Ithaca with the Ithaca Commons, Ithaca College, The State Theater, The Hanger Theater, Cayuga Wine Trail, Taughannock Falls, Buttermilk Falls State Park, The Science Center, Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Johnson Art Museum, The Museum of the Earth, The Cayuga Nature Center, Rockwell Museum of Art, Corning Glass Center, Mackenzie Childs Studio, Tompkins Cortland Community College, and SUNY Cortland, .With 106 comfortably appointed guest rooms, Trip Hotel offers affordable accommodations with attentive service.At Trip Hotel our guests can enjoy our fitness room featuring PreCor Cardio equipment, our large heated indoor pool, lobby lounge featuring a wide range of local food offerings, our express “build your own breakfast” bar Monday – Friday and complimentary transportation to the airport, Cornell University , Cornell Business Park and The Shoppes at Ithaca Mall.Whether your visit with us is for business or pleasure you can stay productive in one of our business class guestrooms and take advantage of our free wireless high speed internet access and our 24 hour business center with free copy service.All Trip Hotel guest rooms feature plush triple-sheeted pillowtop sleep sets and are equipped with coffee maker, iron with full sized ironing board, hair dryer, refrigerator, high speed wireless internet access, 32” flat panel television and a safe large enough to accommodate a personal computer. Rooms with microwave are available based on availability.With over 7500 square feet of flexible meeting space, Trip Hotel is an excellent venue for hosting many events from a small board meeting and retreats to large conferences and elegant weddings. Trip Hotel’s Grand Ballroom can accommodate up to 375 people banquet style. To ensure a seamless business or social function, the hotel’s professional staff will arrange and follow through with every detail of your event from set up and menu selection to decorations and audio visual needs.Come stay with us to discover and explore Ithaca. ... more   less 
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