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“Still the best on Ithaca” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of The Statler Hotel at Cornell University

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The Statler Hotel at Cornell University
Ranked #1 of 22 Hotels in Ithaca
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San Diego, California
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42 reviews
23 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
“Still the best on Ithaca”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 9, 2012

In the midst of another top notch stay at the Statler - I'll spend several weeks here this year - very nice rooms, great service and food, all right in the middle of Cornell campus.

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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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Schenectady, New York, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 5, 2012

perfect room, excellent meal, and i walked across the street for my children's track meet

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  • Stayed March 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Vienna, VA
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156 reviews
68 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 27, 2012

This is definitely the best hotel in Ithaca. Super clean, nice furnishings, beautiful lobby, and great views from the rooms. It's pretty expensive for Ithaca. I stayed for one night while on a recruiting trip to Cornell. Very convenient to everything at Cornell. And you are within walking distance to Collegtown where you can get some great food if you would prefer to not eat at the hotel. As far as the room it had a very comfortable King-Size bed, a wide screen TV, wif-fi, and all the furnishings were first class. My room looked out over the eastern part of Campus so I could see the bio buildings and Barton/Teagle halls.

You should know that this hotel is part of the School of Hotel and Restaurant Management at Cornell University. It's run mostly by the students as part of their learning experience. They do a really great job.

Room Tip: Ask to be high up. The best view is West (towards the lake) but you will pay more for that.
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  • Stayed February 2012, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Wilmington, Delaware
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 6, 2012

I was less than enthusiastic when I learned I had been booked at the Statler to attend a business event on campus. And I was skeptical when I read descriptions for the property that included "luxury" and "upscale." However, upon arrival I was pleasantly surprised to see that the Statler was indeed on par with most other upscale business hotels in which I have stayed (think full service Marriotts, Hiltons and Westins).

The furniture was soft, comfortable and inviting, and the bathroom was well stocked and included a granite countertop. The desk area was good and there was adequate storage space. The in-room lighting was good and the coffee maker worked!

The throw on the bed with the Cornell crest was a nice touch. The free internet worked well with no special connections or passwords.

Room service was prompt and the food was appealing. I complimented the server on his timeliness, and he admitted it was easier during non-peak times (when I placed my order) vs. peak times. Having the hotel staffed by students seemed to be a plus. They appeared truly eager to serve (as opposed to other hotels with jaded, inattentive employees).

The charge for parking ($12) did not seem out of line, given that I would have paid for other parking on campus anyway. Plus I could leave my car in the hotel lot during my entire stay and walk around on campus.

This property would be appealing for anyone visiting campus - but would also be worthwhile just for anyone in the area, even without a campus connection.

  • Stayed February 2012, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 11, 2011

This is a great hotel! I was really surprised how wonderful it was. It was clean, the rooms and the beds were very comfortable, and the food in the restaurant was delicious. Certainly this is THE place to stay while in Ithaca. Since I was on a trip through the northeast looking at colleges, it was all downhill after staying here! I highly recommend this hotel.

  • Stayed June 2011, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Irvine, CA
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639 reviews
64 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 294 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 10, 2011

This is the place to stay. Unlike other University-managed hotels I've stayed at, this one is modern and well managed. What makes this observation stronger is that most of the workers at the hotel are pursuing the degrees in hotel management and hospitality. So, their experience should be making other hotels better as well.

My room was comfortable and had good current updates. The staff were friendly and helpful. Cornell is a big campus, but the hotel's location allows for walks to most of the central part of the campus.

  • Stayed December 2011, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Haifa, Israel
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21 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 2, 2011

great hotel- clean, comfortable, great food! I'll stay there again.

  • Stayed November 2011, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Property: The Statler Hotel at Cornell University
Address: 130 Statler Hotel, Ithaca, NY 14853-6901
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Location: United States > New York > Finger Lakes > Ithaca
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#1 Business Hotel in Ithaca
#1 Family Hotel in Ithaca
#5 Romantic Hotel in Ithaca
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:4 star — The Statler Hotel at Cornell University 4*
Number of rooms: 153
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
A Luxury Hotel In the Heart Of The Cornell Campus Nestled amidst the picturesque gorges and eclectic architecture of Cornell University, The Statler Hotel blends dignified Ivy League ambiance with the bustling energy of campus life. Experience the unique character of this elegant hotel. You will be welcomed by passionate, ambitious students from Cornell’s world-renowned School of Hotel Administration, working alongside seasoned hospitality professionals. Delight in the upscale accommodations and service you would expect from a first-class hotel. Overlooking the gorgeous Finger Lakes countryside – – only minutes from colorful downtown Ithaca – – we offer university visitors, corporate travelers, and alumni a truly unique lodging experience. ... more   less 
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