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408 E State St, Ithaca, NY 14850-4410
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#12 of 23 hotels in Ithaca
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The Argos Inn is a beautifully restored, LEED certified historic mansion in the heart of Ithaca, NY. It offers 10 guest rooms, a public bar & lounge, and is available for full or partial rental as an event space. Front_lawnThe recently completed historic renovation of the Argos Inn showcases the building's meticulously restored wood, stone, plaster, brick, and glass details. Rejuvenating these classic architectural elements makes the space feel fresh, new, and vibrantly alive. Modern amenities include low voltage LED lighting throughout the building, Nest thermostats controlling the geothermal heating and air-conditioning, free fiber-optic internet, 19th century furniture restored with a modern flair, and a collection of original art pieces by renowned 20th century artists. The central downtown location of the Argos Inn is ideal for visitors seeking convenient access to Cornell University and Ithaca College. The Inn is just steps from The Commons, Ithaca's pedestrian shopping and dining thoroughfare. Ithaca is also a launching point for the Finger Lakes Wine Trail and is surrounded by magnificent waterfalls and famous gorges. While a guest at the Argos Inn, your time away will be filled with beauty, whether you are venturing out the front door into the colorful Ithaca landscape or relaxing within the warmly textured walls of the Inn. It is our hope that any visitor, whether a local or a traveler, will feel a touch of the exotic, that magical feeling of being in a far off place that is somehow so close to home.
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
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Secured parking
Wine / champagne
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Shared lounge / TV area
Sun terrace
24-hour front desk
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Heather wrote a review Yesterday
Rochester, New York4 contributions
Girlfriend and I went on a long weekend here and really enjoyed this place. The bar outside is awesome and winterized but if you’re staying at the inn, you can get drinks and sit inside on the first floor which was really awesome, relaxing and intimate. Place is gorgeous. I definitely read about the noise complaints prior and booked room 202. There was no noise from the bar outside but we did hear our neighbors walking and water running. Not a huge deal for us but somebody who’s a light sleep might be upset. Very walkable area! Would suggest planning to park and leaving your car cause the lot is very small. If you’re planning to come and go a bunch at night, you might be annoyed to come back and find no spots in their lot. We had a blast. Would love to stay again in the summer :)
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Date of stay: February 2021Trip type: Traveled as a couple
jean m wrote a review Jan 2021
Teaneck, New Jersey4 contributions
Wow, what a gem. Fun place to stay, so much attention to detail, reuse of materials to make very cool and comfortable outdoor cabanas. The outside is as beautiful as the inside. The staff was very accommodating and available, even in contactless checkin and COVID regulations. Thanks all. One recommendation, better pillows please. They were large and chunky. I love soft and fluffy down. Just saying,..
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Date of stay: January 2021
hillsing wrote a review Dec 2020
New York City, New York95 contributions6 helpful votes
We stayed for 3 nights. Beautiful room- newly renovated bathroom, fireplace. The outdoor bar is absolutely magical with the fire pits and lights. Impressed with the inn’s commitment to safety during Covid. Highly recommend!! We don’t get to Ithaca often but hope to stay here again.
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Date of stay: November 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Response from Savannah Burdette, Guest Services / Front Office at Argos Inn
Responded Dec 16, 2020
Thank you for taking the time to review our property. Converting Bar Argos into an outdoor bar was quite the project, but it seems to be worth it to all of our guests! We now have heated cabanas that can be enjoyed in the winter of 2021. We hope that you will stay with us again soon!
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Heather Zhang wrote a review Nov 2020
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I love this place and everything is wonderful. The staff are friendly and always offered to help. The only thing is that when we just entered the inn I didn't actually recognize who i can turn to for checking in since they didn't have uniforms or name tags. (But soon a lady came to me and asked if i wanted to. check in and she could help. )
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Date of stay: October 2020
Response from Savannah Burdette, Guest Services / Front Office at Argos Inn
Responded Dec 18, 2020
Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We hope that you will stay with us again in the future!
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gabriellesalazar wrote a review Nov 2020
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania67 contributions36 helpful votes
We just returned from a long weekend at the Argos Inn, and I miss ever second of our stay. The Inn itself was beautiful, a nice mixture of old decor and updated amenities. Our room, the Central Queen, was small but the bed was snug and cozy for the cold nights we had. We also appreciated the plethora of streaming options, even if the live TV option wasn't signed in (we had more than plenty other options that we didn't bother asking for the log in). The only downside to our particular room was that even without people hanging inside due to COVID-19, we could hear people constantly entering/exiting the front door, so next time I'd probably choose one of the rooms farther away from the front door. There was a noise warning on the room when I booked, but since it was more related to the room being above the social areas, I thought that it wouldn't matter much during COVID times. While this wasn't our first hotel experience during the pandemic, it was our first extended stay at one. I felt completely safe with all of the precautions in place and appreciated their efforts to expand their beautiful outdoor bar, while also accommodating overnight hotel guests and allowing us to have our cocktails inside since there was quite a wait list for the outdoor space. Also the cocktails from the bar were phenomenal! I loved every second of our stay, and absolutely cannot wait to go back (hopefully in "normal" times so we can experience it as it was meant to be). From this special visit, Argos Inn has been added to our list of favorite hotels.
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Date of stay: November 2020
Response from Savannah Burdette, Guest Services / Front Office at Argos Inn
Responded Dec 16, 2020
We are overjoyed that you have added us to your list of favorite hotels. All of our rooms differ from one and other. This provides slightly different experiences in each. We highly recommend calling us to find the perfect room to suit your personal taste and needs. We can help with finding the perfectly styled room, a quiet room, or even a less occupied room. We can also add extra amenities such as, an air purifier, extra blankets, a white noise machine or just extra coffee. Moving Bar Argos outside has been quite that task, but considering new construction and anticipating for safety. It seems as though our outdoor experience is being enjoyed by all of our guests in a safe way.
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United StatesNew YorkFinger LakesIthaca
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Frequently Asked Questions about Argos Inn
Which popular attractions are close to Argos Inn?
Nearby attractions include Cascadilla Gorge Trail (0.2 miles), Cinemapolis movie theater (0.2 miles), and Downtown Ithaca (0.2 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Argos Inn?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a lounge, and free parking.
What food & drink options are available at Argos Inn?
Guests can enjoy a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Argos Inn?
Yes, free parking and secured parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Argos Inn?
Conveniently located restaurants include Just a Taste, Le Cafe Cent-Dix, and Mahogany Grill.
Is Argos Inn located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.1 miles away from the center of Ithaca.
Is Argos Inn accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access and reduced mobility rooms. For specific inquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.