If you are visiting Cornell you can't ask for a better location. It is literally in the middle of campus. Ask for a lakeview room, it costs a little more but if you can swing it the views are spectacular. Many staff are hospitality school students and are very eager to please. Rooms are modern and clean with very comfy beds. Fluffy robes and Aveda bath products. Nice large flat screen TVs. Could use its own coffee shop for when you don't want a sit down breakfast. You can get coffee at Mac's Place, which is the Statler School's student cafe. And its good local Gimmee brand coffee with lots of options for a quick breakfast. But you have to go through the back of the hotel to get there. It didn't bother me at all, but might go not be for everyone. Front desk staff was exceptional, ready with local advice and directions at all hours. There was one odd incident in Taverna restaurant when we did have a sit-down breakfast that might be instructional moment. I ordered very good blueberry pancakes and my wife got the $17 buffet. OK so far. They had homemade granola on the buffet so I asked my wife to get me a taste. She got me a small dish, about 5 mouthfuls. It showed up on our bill as a $4 side of granola. Seemed a little chippy. We paid without complaint, but it would have neen nice if our server had mentioned it to us or had just let it go. My daughter also got the buffet for half price because she's 10, which amounted to an $8.50 bowl of frosted flakes and a few strips of bacon. Still, it was just a minor blemish on a very nice two- day stay.
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Statler Hotel Ithaca