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Grayhaven Motel

657 Elmira Rd, Ithaca, NY 14850
Grayhaven Motel
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Yonkers, New York
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went for one night to this motel. Although the motel looks really attractive from the outside, the experience was horrible! The owner seems to hate kids and doesn't hide it!! Very unpleasant individual. The rooms were smelly and clearly overpriced for the quality one receives. A place to avoid!

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flyingdog, Manager at Grayhaven Motel, responded to this review

We have a kids play area with swings and an area for playing outdoor games such as wiffle ball, and frisbee. Some accommodations have kitchens adjacent. Families can have a wonderful time both at Grayhaven and in the Ithaca surrounding area. We also have a fenced area for your family's dog to get a little exercise and relieve itself. People... More 

Portland, Tennessee
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I grew up in the area and have driven by the Grayhaven and really never gave it a second glance. This little place is a nice little gem in the sea of corporate owned hotel/motel chains. This is a second genertion family owned motel. The decor is very homey and comfortable. We had arrived early in town for a long... More 

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Ithaca, New York
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

The walls are paper thin. I could hear every single word the couple next door said. and they weren't yelling/being loud. just normal talking/TV (they were watching a documentary about the mafia... until 3 am.). I could also hear cars driving by, people outside, etc. the internet is slow and sporadic at best. There was also a slight smell... dog... More 

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flyingdog, Manager at Grayhaven Motel, responded to this review

When your neighbors are loud please notify your front desk. no matter what motel or hotel you are staying in. We will gladly try to remedy the problem. More 

Sao Paulo, SP
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

Was traveling on a budget for a wedding in town and all other hotels were booked. Those who weren't were way too expensive so decided to book this place. The apartment was spacious and clean but the housekeeping probably forgot to clean it up one of the days during our stay because the bed was not even made. Besides that,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

For a "Courts" type motel we found this place to be pretty nice. They also had availability when almost everything else in Ithaca was booked. Rooms are clean and comfortable and we found the owner and other staff friendly and helpful. At least in our room, towards the back of the row (Room 20) it was nice and quiet, removed... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

My husband and I stayed at the Grayhaven motel for 2 nights in August. We were there for a wedding at Robert Treman park, the location was fabulous....the stay was not! The grounds looked nice as we drove up but as you enter the office you immediately notice an odor...maybe it is older, maybe it is the dogs? The woman... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

Owner extremely rude!! bath towels all smelled sour, yuck! carpet stained and dirty. cobwebs and dust. would not recommend to anyone. will never stay again. wifi good, that's all. I have nothing else to say. OH, dogs are more important than customers. Exercise room is a joke 😏

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Ottawa, Canada
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

This is a hotel which I' d pay 80 dollars to stay, at most. It cost 125 plus taxes. Looking from the road, it's kind of cute, but that's pretty much it. The room is super basic and it STINKS of cheap cleaning products. It gave me a headache and I could hardly get any sleep. I have to say,... More 

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Montreal, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

It´s old but it's very clean. Mattresses are not that comfortable but it's not a noisy neiberhood. But if you travel with your dog, you just hit the jackpot! They are very dog friendly and best of all that fenced yard is sooooo useful! That if worth a little less luxury.

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Pomona, California
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

This hotel is in a very busy area so they don't have to worry about their occupancy rate. The rooms are average but what upset me was their promise of wi-fi. I needed to do some work but found no signal. They promised to fix it but never did. Finally out of exasperation I went to the office and asked... More 

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flyingdog, Owner at Grayhaven Motel, responded to this review

We have never guaranteed wifi connection in all our rooms. In fact we clearly state on our web page that in 10 of our rooms most likely guests will not be able to connect. Then the only other option is to move closer to the office where the wifi router is located. On a weekend when all 16 rooms are... More 

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