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Holiday Inn Elmira Riverview
Ranked #1 of 5 Hotels in Elmira
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed August 3, 2009

We booked this hotel through Price Line and it was tough to get a good deal because the hotels in this area are either busy with weddings in the summer - finger lake tourists - travelling business people or road crew construction people. It was convenient and we found good places to eat.

Positives: clean, spacious rooms, 2 pools (indoor and outdoors), lobby had a computer and printer with internet access, great staff), convenient to the highway
Negatives: during the week it can be noisy in the morning because people are leaving at 7:00 am and the doors tend to slam.

Note: if booking through priceline once you have your room confirmed call the hotel and request what you want (king, etc.) we ended up with a smoking room and spent 1/2 hour negotiating with the front desk to give us a different room which is difficult for them when they are either sold out by 4:00 pm with business travellers. We ended up with a non-smoking handicap room which is the best they could do.

Restaurants: Horigan's Tavern is a must to go to. You can walk there in about 20 minutes 2.5 km and take a cab back to the hotel for about $6.00. The neighbourhood is a little run down but otherwise the location was great and the tavern itself was very nice inside - staff was excellent. Food was excellent. Lamb Shepherd's Pie with chunks of lamb. Friday night fish and chips enough for two people and a side order of bococinni and tomato salad with a balsamic reduction was awesome. Local wines very reasonably prices by the glass and bottle. Try the Atwater Winery Riesling - scored 9/10 with Wine Spectator. We ate there two nights because the menu was so diverse it was easy to find other items to try.

Museum: worth going to the local museum (mark twain artifacts and other interesting local history) $6.00 per person

  • Stayed: July 2009, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed May 3, 2009

We just came back from a weekend for my cousins' wedding and we stayed at the Holiday Inn Riverview. This is a nice hotel. Check in is at 2pm and we arrived about 1pm after a long 4 hour drive. The lovely, helpful lady at the front desk checked to see if our rooms were ready and in fact they were so we were able to get in there earlier which was great being we had a toddler! Once we got to the room, we looked around. Very clean! I thought the beds were soft, they gave you three pillows on each bed (we had two double beds). The bathroom was a nice size with a builit in mini hair dryer, lots of towels, and a small basket of toiletries (shampoo/conditioner - soap/shower cap). The TV was a nice size with a remote and about 50 popular stations. There was a clock radio in the room and the best was FREE WI FI INTERNET SERVICE! We had adjoining rooms with other family members so that was a plus! Oh and each room has an iron/ironing board which was helpful. We chose this hotel because of the indoor pool. The pool was clean, they gave you towels there, and the hours were like from 9am to 9pm! The next morning we wanted to try the Holiday Inn Breakfast in the restaurant on premises and the service was great, waitresses were nice, and the food was good and plentiful. They also have complimentary coffee early in the morning. Also, if you're a guest, if you buy a breakfast, your small child receives a free breakfast. Overall, I would definetely come back here the next time i visit my cousins in town again! FOUR STARS!

  • Stayed: May 2009, traveled with family
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Reviewed October 29, 2008

Really the only hotel right in Elmira. Rooms were clean and staff nice and accommodating. Wish they told me that when I used a door far from the lobby that I had to drag my luggage and stuff up a steep set of stairs. Only one elevator in lobby area.
Smokey smell in hallways and generally beat appearance to hotel. Very noisey heating system that never quite warmed up the room but ran all night long. Will stay elsewhere next time. Sorry

  • Stayed: October 2008, traveled on business
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Reviewed October 6, 2008

I was at this location for a seminar and decided to stay rather than commute. I was a little uncertain, as the reviews I saw weren't very positive. The actual experience was a pleasant surprise. The room was quite clean and comfortable and the staff was very helpful. I did notice that the areas leading to the meeting rooms needed vacuuming, but otherwise, everything was great. The restaurant's prices are reasonable and the food is quite good. Also, no coffee service was provided for our seminar, but the restaurant provided free coffee and, in my case, tea or hot water for my own tea.

  • Stayed: September 2008, traveled on business
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Reviewed September 4, 2008

We had field crews stay at this hotel for about 3 months. The crews rotated in and out every two weeks which could get confusing, but the front desk (Shannon) was really great to work with. They were very accomodating and flexible and couldn't have been nicer to work with.

  • Stayed: August 2008, traveled on business
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Thank Mikenna
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Reviewed August 30, 2008

We were pleasantly surprised by the Holiday Inn Riverview. The room was large and clean, everything was relatively new and in working order. The staff was friendly and helpful. Easy to find off Route 17 and very convenient to Elmira College. Breakfast is made to order; up to $20 was included in our room rate, and for 3 people we ended up paying an additional $4.00. Good value for a hot breakfast. We'd stay here again.

  • Stayed: August 2008, traveled on business
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Reviewed August 9, 2008

Our room was clean, comfortable and fresh. Housekeeping was considerate. Breakfast buffet was uninspiring!
If I ever end up in Elmira again, I would probably stay here.

  • Stayed: August 2008, traveled with family
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Additional Information about Holiday Inn Elmira Riverview

Address: 760 E Water St, Elmira, NY 14901-3317
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Location: United States > New York > Finger Lakes > Elmira
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 5 Hotels in Elmira
Price Range: $97 - $234 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Holiday Inn Elmira Riverview 3*
Number of rooms: 149
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Welcome to the Holiday Inn Elmira-Riverview, completely renovated in 2012. Nestled in the heart of Mark Twain Country the Finger Lakes region, you'll find this friendly, full-service hotel a convenient location that will make the most of your valuable leisure and business time. Our hotel is located just minutes away from downtown Elmira, its business district, and many local area attractions. An Excellent Business Location! The Holiday Inn Elmira Riverview is conveniently located to such fine companies as Kennedy Valve, McWane International, Elmira College, EmHart Glass, FM Howell, Airgas East, Elmira and Southport Correctional Facilities, and many others. Great for a Vacation Getaway Our hotel provides an excellent location while visiting any of Mark Twain's historical sites, the Finger Lake Wineries, the Corning Museum of Glass, Watkins Glen International Raceway, and other historical Elmira attractions. Great Amenities and Service! Our friendly and professional staff looks forward to welcoming you to our wonderful hotel. We offer a full array of full-service amenities and services such as Free Wired or Wireless High Speed Internet Access, Flat screen TVs in all of our guest rooms, Indoor swimming pool, Anthony's Restaurant and Lounge with Live Entertainment on Saturday nights. The Holiday Inn Elmira, your home away from home!!! ... more   less 
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