My cousin and I were visiting Cornell university this summer so we booked a standard room for 2 nights. With a room rate of $300 and the brand of Holiday Inn, we thought the stay shouldn't be bad. However, the 2 night stay was a nightmare - the worst hotel stay we ever had!
It began with the very unprofessional check-in. Though our package already included breakfast. "$10 for breakfast per person for each day! " - the stony face told us when we asked where to get the breakfast. "$10 for additional bed!" - again "$10" when we requested to change 1 queen bed to 2 double beds. We had to pay this $20 as they concluded we didn't choose the right room type.
Then the worst part came. With a room rate of $300, we were offered with a tiny dark room on the ground floor, with strong stinky disgusting smell. No fridge, no microwave, table lamps not working, dirty sheets (with lots of holes!!!), terrible stains on the shower curtain and the ground. The room was like it got flooded and used as a smoking area recently.
The next day when we met another couple in the restaurant. We asked how they felt about their room. The gentleman shook his head and the lady was laughing "very funny...a $300 hotel... the worst in my life!"
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Welcome to The Hotel Ithaca located in the heart of the beautiful Finger Lake Wine Region on the Ithaca Commons. Our hotel offers an indoor pool, fitness room, two penthouse suites and our restaurant, Max s Classic American Grill featuring thick, juicy burgers and nostalgic diner specialties.While staying in Ithaca, shop in one of a kind specialty boutiques on the Ithaca Commons, take in a show at the Historic State Theatre, enjoy a glass of wine along the Cayuga and Seneca Lake Wine Trails or take a stroll along Taughannock and Buttermilk Falls. Come and enjoy a summer of festivals and events including the annual Ithaca Festival , Finger Lakes Wine Festival , Grassroots Festival , and the Dragon Boat Festival . NASCAR and Indy fans will love to catch a race at Watkins Glen International Raceway. The Hotel Ithaca is an ideal location for business travelers and college families. We are only a mile away from Cornell University and Ithaca College, and close to many companies including Emerson Power Transmission, Borg Warner, TPG Inc., Goodrich Ithaca Space Systems, Wilcox Press, Cargill Inc. and Cayuga Medical Center. We are the perfect location for planning your next business meeting, seminar, wedding or small convention.The Hotel Ithaca awaits your arrival! ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Holiday Inn Ithaca Hotel Ithaca
- Ithaca Holiday Inn