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City Lights Inn

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1319 Mecklenburg Rd, Ithaca, NY 14850 (Formerly The Inn @ City Lights)
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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San Jose, California
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Our experience wasn't as great as some of the other guests who have reviewed this property. We were in the studio--the room is a little small and it has six doors/openings! Three of those doors lead to other parts of the house, but were closed by simple latches. That was a bit odd+creepy, but not terrible. Our stay was for... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our stay was for 2 days, Collin and Erin were excellent hosts, help by picking up flowers and champagne (beautiful and customized for us specifically) the b&b was perfect, we were given a tour, suggestions as to where to go, what to do. the trip was splendid, they truly made us feel like family

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Guilford, Connecticut
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A very comfortable place to spend a couple of days - we truly enjoyed meeting the young twin brothers who are working hard to succeed at their bed and breakfast dream. They focus on meeting the needs of the guests. The room was spacious and pleasant. We loved the resident cats and dog! (Not to worry if you have allergies-... More 

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Washington DC Area
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Just spent 3 nights at City Lights and highly recommend. We stayed in the spacious North Suite - very comfortable. Close to Ithaca and so much beautiful scenery. Collin & Aaron are great -- very hospitable & cooked a delicious breakfast each morning. They have big plans for the surrounding land and do most of the work themselves. We would... More 

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North Shore of Boston
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Friendly place out in the country though only 2 miles from Ithaca. Run by young twin brothers, the inn has comfortable clean quiet rooms with private entrances. An outstanding breakfast (omelettes to order on the weekends) is served is a big beautiful farmhouse kitchen. The only negative was that the owners have decided that guests do not want their rooms... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

the 2 young owners(twins) are really hospitable and provide an excellent buffet breakfast the accommodation is very comfortable-it is very spacious with all you need-comfortable bed and chair and good lighting bathroom very good and also spacious we had extra room in our unit in which we could keep any food and use kettle etc located 2 miles from centre... More 

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London U.K.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

Spent 4 nights here in May in the North Suite. Delighted to find a spacious room with a large, well fitted bathroom and an enormous kitchen. With our own front door to the verandah it was very much home-from-home and even though it was just off the road it was quiet at night and we slept soundly. Very good breakfast... More 

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Clarks Summit, Pennsylvania
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

We arrived a bit late and the owner was there to greet us and show us around. He was very helpful and personable. The room was spacious and very clean. The kitchenette was a huge bonus and we had everything we could have needed. Most definitely the best spinach, feta omelet I've ever had was served for breakfast in an... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

This is a much delayed review but we just couldn't forget to review our lovely stay at the City Lights Inn! We stayed two nights in the Studio room for a fall Ithaca wedding. The room was cozy, well-maintained, and clean. Collin and Aaron are terrific hosts--they are friendly and have great suggestions for Ithaca activities if you're new to... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

My boyfriend and I stayed here for 2 nights over Columbus Day weekend, and I fell in love with the Inn. It's set on a hill overlooking Ithaca with an incredible view of the skyline. The house itself is quirky and charming. Breakfast was delicious and plentiful, and the brothers who run the Inn are so welcoming. I can't say... More 

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