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Embassy Inn Motel

1083 Dryden Rd (Rt 366), Ithaca, NY 14850
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Ranked #14 of 19 Hotels in Ithaca
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3 of 5 stars reviewed 3 weeks ago
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    3 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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Plainfield, New Jersey
20 reviews 20 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a tiny motel in the middle of nowhere, but only 10 minutes from downtown Ithaca. Compared to other hotels in the area, this was economical at $85 (through a 3rd party). It was very clean and cozy...meaning small. It had everything you need: bed, bath, shower, fridge, table, chairs, TV. Aside from have only 10 no-snow channels on... More 

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4 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

Nothing fancy, but clean and cheap. It served its purpose. My only real complaint was the steam heaters sounded like a dragon invasion throughout the night. I will say however, that it was not too loud and all in all its a decent little motel.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

Very shady cancellation policy which differs from other motels/hotels. Basically the deadline for canceling a room varies with their whim and can change at any time. If you use a third party travel agency/booking service the fine print becomes even smaller or vanishes altogether. If you expect the usual 24 hour cancellation grace period be very careful as you might... More 

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Portland, Maine
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491 reviews 491 reviews
37 hotel reviews
261 helpful votes 261 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

Wow...this accommodation is a sad excuse for even a budget motel. Stayed here one night in August, while moving my son to Cornell University. There were three of us in the room. It was a last minute reservation through another online booking site. Initially, we thought it would be fine, however, once in the room, we saw sad and tired... More 

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Long Island,NY
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39 reviews 39 reviews
17 hotel reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014 via mobile

I couldn't find a room for under $250/nite in Ithaca two weeks ago so I was a little nervous when this motel was available for $120. I was desperate to visit my kid in Ithaca college so I did. Glad I did! Rooms are spacious along with a kitchenette which is so useful when traveling with a toddler. Number one... More 

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30 reviews 30 reviews
7 hotel reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

This is an old-school hotel circa 1990: basic accommodation in clean, reasonably well maintained rooms. The tv was old but the WiFi was good. The room was small but the housekeeping was fine. The worst element was the noisy air conditioning/heat unit. The location is good, a quiet spot about two miles from the Cornell campus and ten minutes drive... More 

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Miami, Florida
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4 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

Small rooms but confortable bed and clean bathroom. Breakfast is included, and good internet connection. Receptionist very friendly and guide us around the area. Plantation bar is the nearest Pub from Hotel (1 mile) . Prices for room are cheaper comparing with others around.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
11 reviews 11 reviews
5 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

This motel is a few miles outside of downtown Ithaca, but worth the trek for the value. The rooms were among the cleanest and freshest I've experienced--with comfortable beds and immaculate bathrooms, and the check-in and check-out experience was very pleasant. The young woman at the desk gave good recommendations about where to eat as well. The Internet and cable... More 

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151 reviews 151 reviews
45 hotel reviews
84 helpful votes 84 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

I hate working in Ithaca the traffic is awful and you cannot get a good room for the price. This is an old motor lodge that has been updated. The place is clean but really small. The internet was strong and bed was fine. Breakfast was what you expected. This is the only salesman friendly price in the area unless... More 

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Indianapolis, IN
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12 hotel reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

The previous reviews nicely sum up the Embassy Inn Motel. It's a very basic but clean and comfortable family motel that is well run and convenient to Cornell's campus. It's particularly close to the Cornell Plantations and North Campus. It will also be one of the least expensive options when staying in Ithaca (although it's relatively pricey for what you... More 

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