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The William Henry Miller Inn

303 N Aurora St, Ithaca, NY 14850-4201
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitized in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Floors marked for social distancing
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
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Updated 07/15/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Updated 07/15/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.


#2 of 18 B&Bs / Inns in Ithaca
Travelers' Choice
The award winning William Henry Miller Inn is located in the heart of downtown Ithaca. 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, homemade English Muffins and bagels accompanied by homemade jams. Our evening dessert buffet is the perfect way to end the day. We are happy to accommodate dietary requests. Within walking distance of fifty restaurants, Cornell University, Cascadilla Gorge and just a short hop to Ithaca College, we are really central to everything. Providing concierge service and a business center, parking is right on site. Parking and wireless are included in the rate. Proud to be a member of Select Registry and Lynnette Scofield received the Innkeeper of the Year Award by Select Registry.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Breakfast available
Special diet menus
Non-smoking hotel
Room features
Air conditioning
Flatscreen TV
Room types
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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Historic Hotel
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Carol L wrote a review Jun 15
Baldwinsville, New York16 contributions1 helpful vote
We stayed at the William Henry Miller Inn to celebrate our anniversary, and we thoroughly enjoyed it! The Sanctuary room was very clean, spacious, and comfortable, and the bathroom was huge. We enjoyed the evening desserts, and breakfast was both delicious and plentiful. The Inn is within walking distance to many restaurants, as well as nature trails & waterfalls. The innkeeper and staff were friendly and helpful, and we were more than satisfied with our visit. Definitely recommend it for a lovely historic place to stay!
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Date of stay: June 2021
e g wrote a review May 2021
6 contributions
The location, the hospitality and the accommodations are perfect. We traveled with our dog and were able to book the suite in the back Cottage that allows pets. The suite was spacious and comfortable. As noted by others, the Inn is right by the commons and walking distance to shops, parks, falls, restaurants, etc. Amy is a wonderful host!
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Date of stay: May 2021
ApplePieNYC wrote a review May 2021
New York City, New York34 contributions49 helpful votes
Lovely old mansion. Furnishing a bit boring but lovely hardwood everywhere! Very efficient operation though I really missed not seeing anyone. No contact checkin worked well. The nightly desserts were divine. Great communication with the Innkeeper. Would definitely stay again!
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Date of stay: May 2021
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Andrew B wrote a review Feb 2021
Ithaca, New York2 contributions
I had the most lovely time with my spouse at the William Henry Inn. Located a block away from the Ithaca Commons it’s the perfect location. Breakfast was to die for. The coffee was spectacular. The desserts were decadent and delicious. 10 out of 10 recommend. The innkeeper Amy was so hospitable and accommodating. We had a lovely breakfast server named Lilly who was an absolute delight.
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Date of stay: June 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Response from Inn Keeper, Owner at The William Henry Miller Inn
Responded Mar 5, 2021
Really glad you enjoyed your stay and it was our pleasure to host! Hopefully you will have a chance to visit Ithaca again.
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Amy L wrote a review Feb 2021
Tonawanda, New York24 contributions3 helpful votes
My mother and I met my sister in Ithaca for an over night. I am very particular about ADA rooms for my mom. Many have just enough room for her wheelchair. The William Henry Miller Inn has so much more room that we were able to enjoy each other’s company but still able to retreat if needed. My sister had the adjoining room in the carriage house. Her room had a separate sitting room where we gathered and had our snacks/meals. We are already planning multiple stays. Because of COVID our breakfast was delivered to our door. The food was fantastic. I’m not a breakfast person but I ate everything. The rooms were clean and well stocked. Right down to the real wine glasses and openers. Photos are of the ADA room and food in the sitting room in adjoining room.
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Date of stay: January 2021Trip type: Traveled with family
$205 - $309 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
United StatesNew YorkFinger LakesIthaca
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Frequently Asked Questions about The William Henry Miller Inn
Which popular attractions are close to The William Henry Miller Inn?
Nearby attractions include Cascadilla Gorge Trail (0.1 miles), Cinemapolis movie theater (0.2 miles), and Downtown Ithaca (0.2 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at The William Henry Miller Inn?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and free parking.
What food & drink options are available at The William Henry Miller Inn?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at The William Henry Miller Inn?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to The William Henry Miller Inn?
Conveniently located restaurants include Just a Taste, Mahogany Grill, and Le Cafe Cent-Dix.
Is The William Henry Miller Inn located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.07 miles away from the center of Ithaca.
Is The William Henry Miller Inn accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access. For specific inquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.