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Ithaca, New York
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

My family stayed here for a mini stay-cation to relax and get ready for the up coming school year. We were greeted at check-in by Sarah who is excellent at her job. Upon check-in she noticed that we had a room with a 1 king bed and offered to change the room to double queen. We got a 1 king... More 

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Lafayette, United States
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The Best Western in Ithaca was perfect for our two night weekend stay. Close to shopping, the University and all. The hotel has everything you would wish - including an outdoor pool. The complementary breakfast is the best we've ever experienced -- just the ticket for a good start on the day.

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Thank Peter P
Best47958, Director of Sales at BEST WESTERN University Inn, responded to this review

Peter, We can't thank you enough for your great review. Even though we are not in downtown Ithaca, I believe our hotel has everything one could need. Thank you also for your words about the breakfast and hope you the chance to have one our make your own waffles. We hope to see you again in the future, whether for... More 

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8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Good size rooms, location is convenient to the Cornell campus, breakfast is simple but quite good. One word of warning; do review your bills very carefully... I was duplicately charged for a 3 night stay, and I had to bring it to the management to clear it.

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Thank Archmama
Best47958, Director of Sales at BEST WESTERN University Inn, responded to this review

Dear Archmama, Thank you for your kind words during your recent stay. We apologize that the bill was incorrectly billed, but glad that manager was able to rectify the situation. We hope to see you again in the future, should your plans include returning to Cornell campus. Best, Jim McMann More 

Rahway, New Jersey
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55 reviews
40 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This hotel is my first choice when i visit Ithaca. Its clean, staff is helpful and i like the location. You can usually get a discount which always help. A lot of people come to this hotel at any given time so its best to book online

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Thank TOMMY C
New York City, New York
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The rooms were clean, and the hotel staff was very helpful during the stay. They went as far as to offer my family a ride to Sage Hall on Cornell's campus when the wedding shuttle was late in arriving. The breakfast in the lobby area had a nice range of items available, including hard boiled eggs, yogurt, make-your-own waffles, cereals,... More 

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Thank MitchellAndrewKent
Best47958, Director of Sales at BEST WESTERN University Inn, responded to this review

Dear Mitchell, We hope you enjoyed the accommodations during the Wedding you attended. With the lack of parking on campus, many guests are pleased about our complimentary shuttle to and from Cornell. We constantly are looking to improve our breakfast. Kind regards, Jim McMann More 

Hoosick Falls, New York
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18 reviews
4 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2016

nice hotel, small pool and breakfast area but very comfortable beds, staff is very nice was on college visits and is close to two big colleges Ithaca and Cornell plus close to downtown Ithaca I was say a bit dated but overall a nice place to stay

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Thank Joyce B
Best47958, Director of Sales at BEST WESTERN University Inn, responded to this review

Dear Joyce, We are glad you enjoyed your stay while touring the colleges in Ithaca and like that you liked the quality of the beds. We hope that you will consider our hotel should either of the colleges becomes your destination in the future. Best, Jim McMann More 

Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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84 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2016

Check-in process was very smooth and staff were very helpful. Room was of a generous size, very clean and bathroom was immaculate. WiFi connection was great throughout the hotel (handy for sending holiday photos to friends!) and hotel well located near restaurants, convenience stores and buses. The shuttle bus to the town centre was very handy and easy to understand... More 

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Bethpage, New York
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57 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2016

This hotel served it's purpose for us: a nice place to crash for the night. It was very quiet and close to many other restaurants and stores. The people behind the desk were very helpful and came to fix the hotel phone that we were having issues with and make the pull-out sofa bed for us. The breakfast in the... More 

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Thank Cindy B
Best47958, Director of Sales at BEST WESTERN University Inn, responded to this review

Dear Cindy, We are glad that you found the hotel to your standards during your recent stay. Our location is extremely quiet given our proximity to the Cornell campus. Although we are not perfect, we do strive to correct any problems in a timely manner. We hope to see you again in the future. Kind regards, Jim McMann More 

Huntington, New York
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60 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2016

This hotel is really close to Cornell. Its nice and clean. The breakfast was good. The staff was really nice and helpful, especially the man who is the Sales Director (sorry, I can't remember his name). The one problem is that the building my room was in (400 wing), had an unlocked door. Anyone can come into this building. There... More 

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Best47958, Director of Sales at BEST WESTERN University Inn, responded to this review

Hi, Steve, I just recently read your review and we are glad the stay was enjoyable and the staff was so helpful. We hope to see you again in the future. Best, Jim McMann More 

West Long Branch, New Jersey, United States
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26 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2016

We visited Ithaca for a friend's wedding this past weekend. This was one of the places that we could choose to stay and we are glad we did. The motel was located close to the venue, but also accessible to many great places to visit. It was clean, the staff was friendly and the beeakfast was delicious. We would definitely... More 

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Thank Debbie B
Best47958, Director of Sales at BEST WESTERN University Inn, responded to this review

Dear Debbie, What a great review! Yes, although the hotel is in the East Hill Plaza, we are adjacent to various eateries, 1 half mile from Cornell and only 1 mile from downtown. We hope you had the chance to enjoy our pool, as well! Best, Jim McMann More 

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Pool
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
About the property
  • Wheelchair access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Smoking rooms available
  • Accessible rooms
In your room
  • Microwave
  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
Services
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Laundry Service
  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast
  • Airport Transportation
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Business Center with Internet Access
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 

Additional Information about BEST WESTERN University Inn

Address: 1020 Ellis Hollow Rd, East Hill Plaza, Ithaca, NY 14850-2808
Location: United States > New York > Finger Lakes > Ithaca
Price Range: $150 - $227 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — BEST WESTERN University Inn 2.5*
Number of rooms: 101
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Also Known As:
Best Western University Hotel Ithaca
Best Western Ithaca
Ithaca Best Western
Hotel Style:
#9 Business Hotel in Ithaca
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