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Hillside Inn

518 Stewart Ave, Ithaca, NY 14850
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Chicago, Illinois
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83 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The room is a bit small and old, but the price is low compared to others nearby. It would be a good option for visit to Cornell University. It is walk-able both to downtown and Cornell University. Free parking.

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Thank Xiangjun D
Westport, Connecticut
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I stayed at the Hillside Inn for 3 nights during a Cornell reunion. It was located less than a quarter mile away from my class headquarters on west campus. I couldn't have been happier that I stayed here and not in the dorm or having to drive back and forth to another more expensive accommodation. There was not a single... More 

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Erie, Colorado
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51 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2016

The Hillside Inn must have been a house once. Rooms are puzzle-pieced together to make the best use of little bits of space and they aren't fancy but they're very clean and completely comfortable. Everything worked the way it was supposed to and the people working there were friendly and helpful. It's right on the bus line and central to... More 

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Syracuse, New York
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2016

If you want to be close to Cornell campus without spending a fortune, it doesn't get any better than the Hillside Inn. The rooms aren't large, and it's definitely not luxurious, but the employees are friendly and courteous, everything seems to be in working order, and the location can't be beat! Hands down my favorite place to stay in Ithaca!

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Oakton, Virginia
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7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2016

We stayed here for a campus visit to Cornell and got a room with two beds - for one adult and two teenagers - the girls shared a bed and it was small - but fine. The room was small but cute - had the two beds, a desk, a chair and a little fold out chair that you could... More 

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14801
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8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2015

When in town, this is the first place I look to book. Main reason--location. I have stayed here alone, and with my wife and four kids (two rooms). The Hillside Inn is what it is. It is cheap, and the location cannot be beat. If you have the cash and are looking for some upscale digs--this is not the place... More 

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Madrid, Spain
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5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2015 via mobile

In summary, you get what you paid for, yes it is really cheap for this area but we did not spend a pleasant journey in this hotel. Our room was small and the sink was next to the bed, the shower really needed to be cleaned or changed, the shower floor was broken. We had problems with the noise as... More 

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Peter S, General Manager at Hillside Inn, responded to this review

It's always sad to see that someone had a negative reaction and that the stay did not match their expectations. In fact this reviewer had written a more scathing and generalized review with unfounded conclusions that was removed and now revised (she stayed in July). There are of course two sides to any coin, and just now I have taken... More 

New York
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119 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

It's taken me awhile to sort through my impressions of the Hillside Inn, and it took abnormally long for me to even calculate my rating. I guess I'll just lay it all out and readers can judge for themselves. The PROs: The price is excellent. I was shocked that hotels are still so inexpensive in New York State (under $100/night).... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

I'm not sure i understand the negative reviews. Yes, the rooms are small and yes the building is somewhat dated but the bed was fine, the sheets, pillowcases, and towels were changed daily. The price beats the sterile, brand-name hotels by a country mile! I prefer this type of hotel any time. Thanks for the positive experience.

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Ithaca, New York
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

when I went to go to bed, I noticed the pillows were COVERED (both sides) with 2" dark hairs. I pulled back the covers and the entire bed was filled. I could not bring myself to even lay down. After sitting around and watching TV, I left at 3 am and slept in my car. The walls were also paper... More 

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Thank kate G
Peter S, Manager at Hillside Inn, responded to this review

We of course found this review shocking, wishing the guest had told the staff about it instead of keeping it to herself. She would have been given a new room and we would have been able to verify the factualness of her account and hopefully determined how it happened (like the other area hotels we use a professional laundry service... More 

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Amenities

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  • Free Internet
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast
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  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast
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 

Additional Information about Hillside Inn

Address: 518 Stewart Ave, Ithaca, NY 14850
Location: United States > New York > Finger Lakes > Ithaca
Price Range: $59 - $119 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 35
Also Known As:
Hillside Hotel Ithaca
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