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“Great location, worn hotel”
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The Hotel Ithaca
Ranked #14 of 22 Hotels in Ithaca
Reviewed August 12, 2010

This hotel is in a great location - Cornell is about one mile up the hill (a big hill so you'll probably want to drive or take the bus). From this hotel you can walk to the movie theater, many great restaurants and shops.

The beds are really comfortable. The bathrooms are outdated and the lobby is worn out - though comfortable. The staff was great! The pool is nothing to rave about, but a fun place for children or a light workout. Our room was worn, but very clean.

Best of all, the location allows your party to spread out - take walks, shop, visit the library across the street, have a coffee in the lobby while others sleep or check the Internet. Decent place especially if you can get a rate for under $100. which is sometimes possible on Priceline or other sites.

Stayed: August 2010, traveled with family
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Reviewed August 9, 2010

Really enjoyed this hotel. Can't beat the location by the commons. Plenty of free parking and you can walk to dinner, shopping or just leisurely strolling. Stayed in the tower and found the room to be spacious and comfortable. Bathrooms were clean but could use a bit of updating. Convenient restaurant for breakfast in hotel. Staff was extremely courteous and helpful. Would recommend this hotel for an Ithaca or Cayuga lake stay.

  • Stayed: August 2010, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed July 31, 2010

We were on a trip to Ithaca for a visit to Cornell with my daughter, I thought the location was great. Close to restaurants and great nightlife. Ithaca is an interesting little town. Like a 1960's time warp..Hippies everywhere. Loved it!

  • Stayed: July 2010, traveled with family
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Reviewed July 30, 2010

No problems with the service, there were about four weddings being held that weekend and none of the employees seemed stressed out. Also had no problem requesting a ride to/from the airport on their airport shuttle/van.

The room was fine, no complaints. I was so thankful for the air conditioning, it was really hot the weekend I went. Also, they have free wi-fi in all of the rooms which really helped me figure out where to eat, etc.

Location is right next to the shopping center downtown so there are plenty of little places to walk around/eat. Also pretty close to Ithaca Falls and the Farmer's Market (about a mile away).

  • Stayed: July 2010, traveled solo
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Reviewed July 24, 2010

The best thing about this Holiday Inn was its location right next to downtown Ithaca and central to all the events I was attending the weekend I stayed. Having said that this hotel was not up to average Holiday Inn quality. Our room was up a winding staircase from the lobby, no elevator service and no porter readily available to help with luggage. Although our room was clean, it was somewhat shabby and I could not get past the very stained, worn, unvacuumed carpeting on the staircase and hallway leading to the room. The sound insulation between rooms was also very poor. The parking lot was very crowded and inadequate. We had to park on the street and in a parking garage across the street. The staff was pleasant. Even at th 130 priceline price we paid, it was overpriced.

  • Stayed: July 2010, traveled with friends
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Reviewed July 15, 2010

We stayed at this hotel for three nights in July 2010, having called ahead to make sure that there would be accomodations with 2 beds. We were told that most of the rooms have two beds, so we shouldn't worry. When we arrived, we learned that there had been a watermain burst and that there were no rooms with two beds. During our stay, the following went wrong: our key cards had to be redone four times; one elevator is permanently out of service; our phone did not work; there was insufficient parking in the lot; the breakfasts were poorly prepared and took much too long to be served. So if you don't care about the number of beds, are prepared to walk up the stairs and/or wait for the one working elevator, keep having your keys redone, like lousy and slow breakfasts and don't need to use the phone, this place is for you.
On a postiive note, the staff were very concerned and polite, and tried (albeit in vain) to remedy the problems. They were the only reason we did not make more of a fuss than we could have - we appreciated all they tried to do and didn't want any of them to bear the blame for what management should have been dealing with.

  • Stayed: July 2010, traveled with friends
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Reviewed July 9, 2010

The room was big, clean and comfortable. The bed was comfortable but they could use a few extra pillows because the ones provided were tiny. The price was a little high considering we were there mid-week. The rest of the hotel was also very clean and well kept. Stay away from Max's (hotel restaurant). We went for drinks and a light snack. We ordered our drinks and while the bartender was making one drink properly, the manager came over and had him make it a different way completely screwing up the drink. An attentive waitress saw this happen and went in the back to get another manager who came out and remade the drink properly. We were going to order food until we heard the first manager was going into the kitchen.

We were not too impressed with the Ithaca area so fortunately we were only there 1 night. Although the hotel was OK, I would not go back.

  • Stayed: June 2010, traveled as a couple
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Thank pla40
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Additional Information about The Hotel Ithaca

Address: 222 S Cayuga St, Ithaca, NY 14850-5510 (Formerly Holiday Inn Ithaca)
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 Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #14 of 22 Hotels in Ithaca
Price Range: $116 - $221 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — The Hotel Ithaca 3*
Number of rooms: 125
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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