I travel from NYC to Ithaca every week to teach at Cornell. So I have stayed at the Hillside Inn every Monday night for over 5 years. It is perfectly located to campus and I can walk to my class. It is a rustic place that looks as if it has been there forever. The cemetery right behind the Inn rivals any of Paris's picturesque settings of the same. My kids love to ride their bikes and run around there. The staff is super friendly and efficient. Peter, the manager is way over qualified and a terrific conversationalists. Rob, the handy man is always helpful and has given me a ride to the bus station numerous times when it was raining. The owner, Jim, is always around, filling the candy bowl or checking the coffee. The fastest wireless internet service too. My wife and kids love it too and by now, its our second house, having headed there for long weekends even when my class is out of session. It's an old, warm, family run operation so if you want new and shiny, go to the Holiday Inn.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Hillside Inn is located right next to the campus of Cornell University. We offer reasonable rates and provide free parking, free Wi Fi, free local and long distance calls, and complimentary Continental Breakfast.Extended stay rates are available.Rooms have color cable TV, private bath, AC, daily room service.We are in Collegetown and a short walk to numerous restaurants.Our friendly staff are here to make your stay a pleasant one! ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Hillside Hotel Ithaca