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Best Western University Inn

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*1/2 mile from Cornell University *12 minutes from Ithaca College * East Hill Plaza, location of 5 eateries, 24 hour grocery store and pharmacy. * One mile from downtown *Cargill 14 minutes *Borg Warner 12 minutes *Cayuga Lake 1 mile *Cayuga Lake Wineries 12 minutes *Taughannock State Park 16 minutes
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Reviewed 1 week ago

PRO'S The Room, the Lobby (with wonderful Fall décor + fireplace), the Breakfast Fantastic! Pool really warm /cozy (fantastic when rainy/cold). Fitness Room: acceptable. Staff member JIM was OUTSTANDING + PROFESSIONAL PACKING & RETURNING our Laptop. We are so grateful! CONS: OWNERS (husband/wife) should NOT...More

Thank midlhitter
Response from Best47958, Director of Sales at Best Western University InnResponded 1 week ago

I don't believe this was for our hotel. Please contact the general manager tterry@twintierhospitality.com to clarify. This is the Best Western University Innl.

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Reviewed September 18, 2018

My son who is a sophomore at Cornell hurt his knee and I drove down to Ithaca in a hurry to help with doctor appointment and MRI. I am grateful for a fantastic stay at Best Western. Great in every way, very close to Cornell,...More

Thank MarkFromBuffalo
Response from Best47958, Director of Sales at Best Western University InnResponded September 19, 2018

HI, Mark, We really appreciate the great feedback from your stay, although wish it had been under better circumstances. I'm gad you enjoyed the breakfast, as well. We hope to see you again when you are visiting Ithaca.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you have a student at Cornell, this is the best hotel for Move-In Weekend, Parent’s Weekend, etc. The property is very near campus, parking is easy, the staff is friendly and helpful, the rooms are spacious, and a nice breakfast is included in the...More

Thank Jacquie N
Response from Best47958, Director of Sales at Best Western University InnResponded 2 weeks ago

Wow! What a great review and we agree. Many Cornell Parents have remarked how quiet our location is but only 5 minutes to campus. We hope to see you again in the future!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Have been coming here for years! The staff is great, the rooms have been updated and were comfortable and clean. It’s in a great location and they served salad at their breakfast along with the usual fare, which for me was a rare treat! I...More

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Response from Best47958, Director of Sales at Best Western University InnResponded 2 weeks ago

We are so glad to host you all these years. We have more plans to update in the coming months. We also glad you enjoyed the salad and has been popular. Please visit us again!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I stay at this property on a regular basis. The staff is always friendly and respectful to any requests. The breakfast in the morning is always fresh and hot with a nice selection. Beds are comfortable and the decor is up to date

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Response from Best47958, Director of Sales at Best Western University InnResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear cafeman42, We really appreciate you taking a moment to tell us about the hotel and your stays with us. Thank you for the positive comments on the breakfast. We hope to see you again in the future!

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Angelica D
November 14, 2018|
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Response from babkakugel1 | Reviewed this property |
Noise has never been an issue, the hotel does allow dogs so if anyone is coming who is afraid or allergic they should alert the hotel ahead of time. The hotel is often full because of events at the college so check your... More
Susan R
April 7, 2017|
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Yes and it open 24 hours. The workout room is on the lower level of the hotel in the main building.
Donna C
March 13, 2017|
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Response from Best47958 | Property representative |
We do have free shuttle service to and from the airport, as well as to Cornell and Collegetown. The shuttle runs from 7am-11pm daily.
Room Tips
"Any rm. Just don't have need for Excel or staff help in Biz Ctr.. Owners are rude, unhelpful."
1 week ago
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"I think they would all be equally good."
Sep 30, 2018
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"We enjoyed our room near the breakfast area, was great for grabbing an extra cup of coffee!"
Aug 22, 2018
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"Room 215 was nice with good access to the free parking. Grocery store 2 minutes walk."
Oct 9, 2017
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