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Rodeway Inn & Suites
Ranked #18 of 22 Hotels in Ithaca
Reviewed May 7, 2013

We are travelling around America for a month and picked this motel from the safety of the sitting room at home in England in January. Big big mistake. We paid 120 great british pounds for one night bed and breakfast and I would not recommend anyone else to try it. When we got to reception the floor was filthy, the paint work was filthy, the reception area looked like it was slowly falling apart with cupboard doors hanging off everywhere. We got the key to our room, it was grey dull and decidedly unkempt. Although the bed and the linen was clean and comfortable, you were provided with one bottom sheet, one top sheet and one very very thin blanket. Breakfast the next morning was a serve yourself buffet, but to be honest if we had known we would have definitely eaten elsewhere. The whole place needs a good clean and an attack with any sort of paintbrush would help a little. In our opinion it was horrendously overpriced for the service and quality of room that was offered.

Room Tip: Stay somewhere else
  • Stayed: May 2013, traveled as a couple
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2  Thank Linda S
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Reviewed April 12, 2013

Simple suite hotel that located outside Ithaca (5 minutes drive).
Rooms are large and spacious, and contain two double beds, large work desk, TV, coffee maker and bathroom.
Disadvantage: The Air condition not strong enough and to noisy.

  • Stayed: March 2013, traveled with family
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1  Thank Ofer777
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Reviewed April 1, 2013

Friendly staff were very helpful, printing out some directions for us to help us on our journey. Rooms and breakfast fairly basic but functional. Location is a short trip into Ithaca. Would stay again if in the same area.

  • Stayed: March 2013, traveled as a couple
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2  Thank dynamopiev
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Reviewed January 6, 2013

My daughter & I stayed at the Rodeway Inn in Ithaca on 1/2/2013 to 1/4/2013. About 5 days before our trip, I called the Rodeway to reserve a room with 2 double beds, a refrigerator and microwave. When we arrived on January 2nd, we discovered that our room had been upgraded to a suite, at no additional charge. This upgrade meant that we had a seating area, with a couch and chair, and a dining area with a kitchen table and chairs. The room was clean when we arrived, and the staff kept it that way during our stay. Fresh soft towels were provided each afternoon. The beds were VERY comfortable and we both slept well all 3 nights. I chose this hotel because of the location, it's a little bit outside of town. We, as 2 women traveling by ourselves, could feel safe here. The staff were very kind and efficient. My only criticism is that the room was a bit cool and the heater was a bit noisy, but not so much that it kept us up at night.

Room Tip: Go for the suite, it's worth it!!
  • Stayed: January 2013, traveled with family
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1  Thank Jackie S
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Reviewed October 29, 2012

We stayed here 2 nights last weekend, me my wife and our daughter. It was a disaster. We had booked through HRS.com and reserved a room with 2 double beds, for 3 persons. When we came they only had a room with a double bed, or they could give us a room with two double beds, if we payed an extra 80 dollar...
All other hotels in the area where booked, due to a family weekend at Cornell, so we had little choice.
The room was big, but damp, smelly, and not cleaned. We had the impression that the sheats were not washed. the towels had blots on them. A lot of the interior was in disrepair. Lamps hanging loose, broken electric outlets etc.

Do not stay here!

  • Stayed: October 2012, traveled with family
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3  Thank Bouke W
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Reviewed October 10, 2012

We looked hard for a decent place to stay but apparently the first weekend in October is a busy one in greater Ithaca, so, despite some negative reviews on this site, we went with the Rodeway.
First of all, this is an old fashioned MO-tel, where you pull your car up to the door of your room; though in this ase we backed up as there was a great puddle some six feet in diameter covering the parking space (my wife joked about the "lakefront" room) .
The room itself was shabby but reasonably clean. It offered a refrigerator, microwave, coffee maker, iron and board. The bathroom was small (so small the bathroom door had been cut so it could close without hitting the toilet.
There was a working shower, though the controls were a challenge.

We didn't end up using any of the appliances; however when my wife prepared to shower, she noticed that the Rodeway had provided shampoo but no conditioner. She went to the "office" to ask for some and was told that the shampoo also contained conditioner.This information was, at best, mistaken and resulted in a drive into Ithaca to purchase some actual hair conditioner.
A minor inconvenience perhaps, but reflective of the establishment and its concern for the comfort and well being of its guests.

The bed was not particularly comfortable but adequate and we spent a quiet night at the Rodeway. It could have been worse but If we ever need to stay in Ithaca again, we'll hunt even harder for a better hotel.

  • Stayed: October 2012, traveled with family
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1  Thank OlSloaner
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Reviewed October 9, 2012

Musty times ten and damp. Stayed when it was raining out..but the room, (in my opinion) took a long time to become that musty. Disrepair and not clean. I should have been paid to stay there. We booked through expedia but could have paid $40 less if we had called the hotel.

Room Tip: When no other rooms in the town, sleep in your car or go to another town.
  • Stayed: October 2012, traveled with family
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3  Thank masajs
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Additional Information about Rodeway Inn & Suites

Address: 654 Elmira Rd, Ithaca, NY 14850-8745 (Formerly Wonderland Hotel)
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Location: United States > New York > Finger Lakes > Ithaca
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Shuttle Bus service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #18 of 22 Hotels in Ithaca
Price Range: $85 - $172 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Rodeway Inn & Suites 2*
Number of rooms: 38
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Also Known As:
Rodeway Hotel Ithaca
Rodeway Inn And Suites
Wonderland Hotel
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Ithaca Rodeway Inn

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