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“Going to Cornell for any reason? Stay here!” 4 of 5 stars
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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
Charleston, SC
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6 reviews 6 reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
“Going to Cornell for any reason? Stay here!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2009

Followed the recommendations of others and stayed here while doing a Cornell campus visit. Clean, quiet, very near Cornell, very friendly and helpful staff. High-speed internet not always super-fast, but never gone. Great breakfast with a variety of food each day.

  • Stayed April 2009, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Location
    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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Palo Alto, CA
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26 hotel reviews
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181 helpful votes 181 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2009

We paid $75./night. My daughter and I were touring Cornell and couldn't imagine we'd get such a nice, quiet hotel. With a fridge and microwave, no less! I will definitely stay here again if she gets into Cornell.

  • Stayed November 2008, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Doylestown Pa
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2009

Hotel matched a price I found online. Very helpful and respectful staff. Room was immaculate. The free continental breakfast was well stocked, and well attended. We had our dog with us, as did other visitors. Great experience. Only one caveat: The walls are not well insulated and sound carries. Although other guests were quiet when we were there, you could see how a few loud guests could ruin your stay - take earplugs just in case. I would definitely stay here again.

  • Liked — You can bring your dog.
  • Disliked — Thin walls - potential for difficult sleep if other guests are loud.
  • Stayed February 2009, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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Rochester, NY
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13 hotel reviews
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2008

Average room, near both the lobby and a bus stop constantly used. Quite noisy at night, however bed was comfortable and shower was nice and hot. Internet worked great.

  • Liked — Convenience to my business location
  • Disliked — Noise levels
  • Stayed October 2008, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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New Rochelle, New York
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2008

a bit much with the high cielings and fireplace (that sounded like it woud explode) this was too much hotel for my purpose.

  • Liked — nice room
  • Disliked — price and location
  • Stayed July 2008, traveled on business
    • 1 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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Boston, Massachusetts
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49 reviews 49 reviews
44 hotel reviews
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114 helpful votes 114 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2008

We stayed here while visiting Cornell. The hotel has a great location -- near Cornell, outside of town in a quiet area, but adjacent to a strip mall with a large supermarket and some restaurants. The rooms are huge, and the breakfast was good.

  • Liked — location, size of rooms
  • Stayed August 2008, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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Idaho
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2008

We stayed at the Best Western University Inn prior to a college visit to Cornell University. We called from our car and got specific directions to the hotel from downtown Ithaca. Our room was clean and comfortable. Breakfast in the hotel lobby was plentiful with yogurt, cereals, breads and belgian waffles. The hotel is adjacent to the Cornell campus and had a shuttle but we chose to drive our car to the University. I would recommend this hotel to families visiting the Cornell campus.

  • Liked — Location and continental breakfast
  • Stayed July 2008, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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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:
#7 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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