Bit of a misnomer in the hotel name, its actually south east of the university, more east though a little bit south, but its all good. Actually its very good. This place was recommended to me by a good friend who was getting married on campus and told us not to be fooled by the name, its a very nice best western. Ithaca is not much of a city, more like a large town, or even village, and the hotel is located somewhat close to the sights. Though granted there is not all that much in the immediate area, a pizza shop (i think) and a few craft stores and a nice bagel breakfast and coffee place nearby. The hotel is quite nice, its only 2 floors and can be accessed by the street, so its kind of motel style but nicer; rustic is a good term to describe. While I did lounge out at the pool (outdoors) I did not get to go in for a swim, and I did not check out the gym. Since only 2 floors (i forget if there was a elevator) its very long and narrow, but there is parking all around, so you can get your room key and park close to your room. Rest assured, there was no outside noise, and the bed was average/comfy. There is a "woody nature" theme to this place, some rooms even had fireplaces. The breakfast had basic items, but plenty of them and displayed very nicely. There was not a abundance of seating (its served in the lobby/lounge) but it may have seemed crowded only because it was full of people from the wedding. I believe they had a computer for guest use. According to this site this place ranked middle of the pack for ithaca hotels. Im surprised; there didnt seem to be many of them in this town, I wonder what could have been better then this one, It was a bit more money then typical best westerns but this one was better then best western, it was best eastern.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Conveniently located only 1/2 mile from Cornell University and 12 minutes from Ithaca College, the hotel is located in the East Hill Plaza, location of 5 eateries, 24 hour grocery store and pharmacy. Hotel is approximately 1 mile from downtown Ithaca. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Best Western University Hotel Ithaca
- Best Western Ithaca
- Ithaca Best Western