Don't let the Trip Advisor seal on the front door of this supposed "hotel" fool you. It simply means that many other people have also written bad reviews.
My husband and I booked a two night room stay in April for Ithaca College's accepted student weekend. At the rate of $110 per night, we assumed the hotel would be adequate.
Boy were we wrong.
The walls are paper-thin. The furnishings are pieced together from cheap, local garage sales from another era. The bathroom (see photos) and bedroom are dirty and tiny. The sink was built sideways and didn't drain. And the towels were gritty and disgusting.
There is no internet connection despite their claims. Don't bother using the phone to call the front desk, because you're much better off opening the door and shouting down the hallway to the "manager." And besides, the phone doesn't connect to the front desk, or any desk.
You certainly won't be able to sleep because of all the noise (shouting, screaming, screeching cars) outside until all hours of the night. And you'll be able to hear what's going on in all the other rooms, which also means that they can hear YOU.
If you're looking forward to the continental breakfast in the morning, look somewhere else. Squeezing into the narrow hallway, you will find a coffeemaker filled with hot water and a jar of instant coffee. My husband and I passed on the donuts, fearing they might be as old as the furnishings.
- Also Known As:
- Hillside Hotel Ithaca
- Hillside Hotel
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Hillside Inn is located right next to the campus of Cornell University. We offer reasonable rates and provide free parking, free Wi Fi, free local and long distance calls, and complimentary Continental Breakfast.Extended stay rates are available.Rooms have color cable TV, private bath, AC, daily room service.We are in Collegetown and a short walk to numerous restaurants.Our friendly staff are here to make your stay a pleasant one! ... more less