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The Hotel Ithaca

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222 S. Cayuga St., Ithaca, NY 14850 (Formerly Holiday Inn Ithaca)
1 room 1 adult
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Montclair, New Jersey
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Despite the updated rooms this is a basic hotel. The tower rooms are drafty so you have to keep the heat up. The fridge in the room was ridiculously loud. So I had to turn it off. Luckily I did not need. The customer service NEEDS A LOT OF IMPROVEMENT. I was not informed when I checked in that the... More 

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Rochester, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Spent two great days/nights to celebrate anniversary. Got a great price on-line, were a little concerned about some of the on-line reviews. Had nothing but an excellent experience. Staff extremely gracious & pleasant. At check-in, my wife asked about differences in rooms. We were switched to a recently renovated room in the tower with an excellent view of the city,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2015

We stayed here for two nights on a quick trip to Ithaca. I remember when this was a Holiday Inn when I was in college, but I had never actually stayed in it. Just went to evens in the ballroom. Great location downtown, walk to the commons. Rooms - perfect for the price

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Buffalo, NY
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2015

Totally, NOT WORTH THE MONEY. Rooms were okay, no fridge, hallways are at least 100 degrees, totally not worth $125 per night. We were charged this amount, NOT KNOWING that that included a charge of $20 per person for breakfast, and found out around noon that breakfast was terrible, and should have been free at best. Got the fee refunded... More 

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Miami, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2015 via mobile

You are Walking distance to the epicenter of Ithaca from Hotel Ithaca. Great place to stay if you plan to party at the nearby bars, cafes, clubs & restaurants. Rooms are decent and spacious. There is a bar & restaurant in the hotel.

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Richardson, Texas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2015

Everything was great, except for one detail. Twice during the stay all the guests were evacuated in the middle of the night due to fire alarm and stood for a couple of hours outside the hotel. Worse, evacuation wasn't done properly: many of the guests did not recognize that the sound was the alarm and stayed in their beds. Fortunately,... More 

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Bloomville, New York
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2015 via mobile

Horrible nights sleep! Lots of noises, refrigerator made noise, some sort of compressor right outside our window and could hear our neighbors loud and clear. And to top it off loud vacuuming in the lobby. Definitely not going back

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2015

We stayed here for two night few weeks ago and it was absolutely horrible. The check in staff was pretty friendly, that was the most positive part of the trip. When we got to the room it was disgusting, really needed a renovation. The wallpaper was badly put on the walls and over all the room just felt dirty, especially... More 

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New York
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015

If you are visiting Ithaca, this hotel is in a convenient location in downtown Ithaca. Not sure what type of hotel this property was originally but it looks like a former motel that has been renovated, with a hotel tower added in front. We stayed in a room on the 5th floor in the tower. The carpeting in the hallways... More 

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New York City
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015

We stayed here in September, 2015, for a Conference at the Tompkins Library, and on the Ithaca Commons, so this Hotel was PERFECT for it's downtown location - with FREE Parking, and a comfortable room, very good amenities -all at a very good price. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED for business or families

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