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2.5 of 5 Hotel   |   1020 Ellis Hollow Road, East Hill Plaza, Ithaca, NY 14850-2808   |  
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Ranked #10 of 19 Hotels in Ithaca
Aarau, Switzerland
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10 reviews 10 reviews
9 hotel reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Luxurious”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2012 via mobile

Luxurious, clean rooms. Breakfast was ok, but not overwhelming.

  • Stayed May 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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New York City, New York
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22 reviews 22 reviews
8 hotel reviews
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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2012

The primary thing this hotel has going for it is its proximity to Cornell University. It is an easy drive to campus or Collegetown. However, the rates during graduation or parent weekends are very high and the rooms are tired, ugly and lack basic amenities such as a room safe. We were advised that we could lock our valuables in their office - not acceptable for a $350/night room. We ended up locking them in our car when we were out of the room. Simple things could vastly improve the experience such as higher quality bedding and towels. The air conditioning units are noisy and cycle on and off all night. The staff is friendly and tries hard.

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled with family
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Haifa, Israel
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2012

It's not bad. It is clean (besides towels). The breakfast is very basic and there are ants all over the place.

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled solo
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Ramat Gan, Israel
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134 reviews 134 reviews
35 hotel reviews
Reviews in 52 cities Reviews in 52 cities
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2012

We stayed at the hotel in April, and it was mostly empty.
The hotel was fine, not more than that. Our room was quite crowded with useless ugly furniture, for no apparent reason, and the bed was too soft.
Breakfast was nothing to write home about.
On the good side, the bathroom was convenient, and the parking is close to any room.

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Commack New York
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21 hotel reviews
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57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2012

Stayed overnight on April 28th 2012. This hotel was in a quiet location. It was also clean and the rooms spacious. There is a breakfast buffet included in the price with a variety of breakfast foods, everything from cereal, oatmeal,mini muffins, eggs, make your own waffles, yogurt and assorted juices and tea and coffee. The hotel is conveniently located to the east side of Cornell taking you into campus towards the engineering quad. Would definitely stay here again.

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Dayton, Ohio
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2012

This was our second stay. The staff is very friendly and accomidating. It was clean and pleasant. A bit pricey, but that's Ithaca for ya! We will be traveling to Ithaca frequently. We plan to make this hotel our first choice when making overnight plans.

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  • Stayed April 2012, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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NY
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115 reviews 115 reviews
12 hotel reviews
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64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2012

Think of a generic hotel and this place pretty much matches what you're thinking. For the price, it's not bad. We had a good night stay and breakfast was ok. Pretty much a smooth overnight visit. It's has a nice location, close to downtown, though it has a very odd entrance (back of strip mall?)

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 1020 Ellis Hollow Road, East Hill Plaza, Ithaca, NY 14850-2808
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Location: United States > New York > Finger Lakes > Ithaca
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Shuttle Bus service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#9 Business Hotel in Ithaca
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2.5 star — BEST WESTERN University Inn 2.5*
Number of rooms: 101
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Conveniently located only 1/2 mile from Cornell University and 12 minutes from Ithaca College, the hotel is located in the East Hill Plaza, location of 5 eateries, 24 hour grocery store and pharmacy. Hotel is approximately 1 mile from downtown Ithaca. ... more   less 
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