Stayed here with my parents for my sister's graduation. I can't speak much to the $ value of our stay since every hotel in the area inflates its rates during commencement.
It didn't seem like all of their staff was prepared for the craziness of commencement. The non-management staff (i.e. not Jason? or Glenn) were irritable and even rude, and I really didn't appreciate overhearing two front desk workers complain about another guest while I was sitting in the lobby. Nevertheless, management did a great job serving us the best they could, especially after there was a misunderstanding regarding shuttle availability. I'd say 5 stars for management but 2 stars for the regular front desk personnel.
The rooms are pretty decent. Not luxurious, but perfectly fine for graduation weekend. There's an iron and ironing board. If I could make one suggestion, it would be to add a light to the room's hallway.
Oh yeah, on Friday afternoon they had a complementary reception, where they served shrimp & lobster, chocolate fondue, and wine/champagne. That added a nice touch.
Location is nice...about three blocks away from Ithaca Commons, and a short drive/bus ride from Cornell's campus. Overall, a very convenient choice for commencement--you won't need to rent a car.
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- 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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