The William Henry Miller Inn - not to be confused with the writer of Nexus and Plexus and so on - in Ithaca NY, is an old dowager of a home, tall rooms, roomy rooms, light and airy inside. It is close to the Cornell campus, with an easy although fairly vertical walk up to the campus though either a gorge or a winding street and a Civil War vintage graveyard (around Ithaca, much is uphill and downdale...who knows how the locals handle the winter and ice on these hills...tobaggans?). Spent the better part of a week at the Inn while at a meeting at Cornell. The breakfasts are seriously engaging - way good with several different offerings daily - especially taken outdoors on the front porch. The room we stayed in, The Top of the Stairs, was large, two beds, very comfy beds, nice shower and bathroom. Parking is available right beside the house. Downtown Ithaca, which is not much for such a fine school with a long history, is a block away. The landlady was a delight, helpful, knowledgeable of the area, and kind, talkative if that is your liking, not if you would rather not. In toto, a grand place to stay here. Having stayed at the Statler on campus, which has the great advantage of being up there without the daily hillclimb, and at other hotels/motels in town, in my opinion, the WMH Inn is the place to stay.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Located in the heart of downtown Ithaca, is the award winning William Henry Miller Inn. Built by Cornell University's first architecture student, the details are stunning--chestnut woodwork, Tiffany stained glass, original shutters. Our full breakfast features all homemade breads and English Muffins and our evening dessert buffet is the perfect way to end the day. ... more less