Best Western University Inn - Ithaca

1020 Ellis Hollow Road, Ithaca, NY, United States, 14850-2808show map
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Overview

The quiet 3-star Best Western University Inn is set in the lake district of Ithaca. Built in 1987, the venue was fully renovated in 2005. The hotel has 101 rooms and features free private parking, a cloakroom and a newspaper stand on-site.

Cayuga Lake is 17 km from the property and Six Mile Creek Vineyard is 2.3 km away. The city center of Ithaca is at 4 km from the hotel and Cornell University can be reached within walking distance.

Many popular attractions, including a college, an university campus and a cathedral are in the area.

Best Western University Inn is about 15 minutes drive away from Tompkins County airport.

Rooms

Free wireless internet, a cable TV with on-demand movies and a safe box can be found in each comfortable room. They also feature a small fridge, a microwave oven and coffee/tea makers as well as a pillow-top mattress and foam pillows.

Eat & Drink

A continental breakfast is available every morning. The property has a non-smoking restaurant for on-site dining. Guests can savor coffee and tea in the 24-hour bar. Providing a variety of meals, AGAVA Restaurant and Wings Over Ithaca are about 200 meters away.

Relax

An outdoor seasonal pool and a golf course are available on the premises. It also offers a gym and a fitness centre for active guests.

Internet

Wireless internet is available in the entire hotel for free.

Guest Parking

Private parking is possible on site for free.

Number of rooms:   101.

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Facilities
Wi-Fi
Parking

On-site car park

Luggage storage
24-hour services

24-hour reception

Food/ Drinks

Bar/ Lounge area

Restaurant

Shuttle

Free airport shuttle

Fitness/ Gym

Fitness centre

Swimming pool

Outdoor swimming pool

Sports & Fitness

  • Fitness centre
  • Tennis

Services

  • Free airport shuttle
  • Room service
  • Housekeeping
  • Car rental
  • Laundry
  • Dry cleaning
  • Tours/Ticket assistance
  • Shops/Commercial services
  • Newspaper service
  • Bell staff/Porter

Dining

  • Continental breakfast
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/ Lounge area

Business

  • Business centre
  • Fax/Photocopying

Children

  • Cots
  • Babysitting/Child services

Spa & Leisure

  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Spa centre
  • Jacuzzi

Room features

  • Air conditioning
  • Heating
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • In-room desk
  • Ironing facilities
  • Rollaway beds

Bathroom

  • Hair dryer
  • Free toiletries

Self-catering

  • Mini-fridge
  • Microwave

Media

  • Flat-screen TV
  • Cable/ Satellite television
  • Direct dial telephone
  • Data ports
  • AM/FM alarm clock

Room decor

  • Carpeted floor
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Check-infrom 15:00-23:59FREECheck-outuntil 12 pmFREE
Children & extra bedsThere are no extra beds provided in a room. 
PetsPets are allowed on request.
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Location
  • Restaurants
  • City landmarks
Wings Over IthacaWings Over Ithaca500 ft335 Pine Tree Rd.
AGAVA RestaurantAGAVA Restaurant1200 ft381 Pine Tree Rd
Ling Ling GardenLing Ling Garden1400 ft331 Pine Tree Rd
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DE Witt Historical SocietyDE Witt Historical Society1.6 mi
Ithaca Academy of DanceIthaca Academy of Dance1.9 mi
Buttermilk Falls State ParkButtermilk Falls State Park1.4 mi
Fellowship HallFellowship Hall2.1 mi
Ellis Hollow Community Ctr IncEllis Hollow Community Ctr Inc2.4 mi
Northside Community CtrNorthside Community Ctr2.4 mi
Empire State College StateEmpire State College State1.7 mi
Cornell University GolfCornell University Golf1.9 mi
Ithaca CollegeIthaca College2.4 mi
Cornell Botanic Gardens Cornell Botanic Gardens 1.0 mi124 Comstock Knoll Dr
Cornell UniversityCornell University1.3 mi Ithaca, NY
Six Mile Creek VineyardSix Mile Creek Vineyard1.4 mi1551 Slaterville Rd
Johnson Museum of ArtJohnson Museum of Art1.5 mi114 Central Ave Cornell University
The History CenterThe History Center1.6 mi401 E State St
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Getting around
Airports
Tompkins County (ITH)3.7 mi
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Reviews
7.2
Very goodBased on  70  reviews
  • 7.0
    Very good

    We were visiting Cornell and the location was convenient. It was relatively affordable as well.

    I typically cant count on Best Western's to have a quality, clean experience at an affordable price. The room itself was relatively nice. The bathroom was OK, not great and the building smelled like cigarette smoke - a real turn-off.

  • 10.0
    Exceptional

    I thought it was very nice and luxurious. The breakfast that was included was great and the personnel at the hotel were very friendly and helpful.

    Everything was great!

  • 7.4
    Very good

    Room was clean and comfortable.

    Buffet breakfast was poor. The orange juice ran out and one of the coffee pots was not working. The dining area was located too far away from the food.

  • 7.8
    Fabulous

    Close to senior facility next door

    Pool needs some serious maintenance - should be heated

  • 7.4
    Very good

    Close to senior living facility next door.

    The pool could use some help. Like walking on a mattress.

  • 4.2
    Guest rating

    Disgusting _stained bed linens.

  • 9.6
    Exceptional

    It's the helping approach of personnel of BWUI...Thanx a Tonnn to all of them who made my maiden trip n stay in America so pleasant and safe. Kudos to Team BWUI...

  • 9.6
    Exceptional

    Very nice room, clean, large bath countertop which is great for getting ready in the morning. They gave us 3 large bath towels which comes in handy when us females have hair and need 2 towels. I always have to check the towels when staying at a hotel. The windows open so you can get fresh air.

    The internet connection was a bit slow.

  • 6.6
    Good

    Convenient to Cornell, shuttles (did not use, though).

    Flies in my room but no fly swatter. Chilly pool in shade (late afternoon) - with padlocked gate!

  • 7.0
    Very good

    I really enjoyed the option of having the hotel driver take us into town - sometimes, parking is tricky in Ithaca, and our stay occurred during a popular 'tourist' weekend.

    there were a few issues about our reservation that we didn't like - the fact that they didn't honor our basic room choice, the fact that the room they put us in didn't even have two chairs, the fact that the room we ended up in didn't have enough outlets to plug in our computer to do any work on it, and the fact that the main service personnel left their job incomplete, and their supplies in our bathroom on Saturday.

  • 8.2
    Fabulous

    Comfortable hotel, in an easy access quiet location.

    There was a bit of a problem initially with the reservation from Booked.net. It took an evening to sort out, but eventually the billing was correct. I had to show print out to verify.

  • 7.4
    Very good

    We stayed here for Cornell University's Homecoming weekend. Our room was clean, comfortable and had everything we needed. The working gas fireplace was a nice extra for a chilly rainy night!

  • 7.8
    Fabulous

    Fairly easy access to downtown Ithaca. Very close to Cornell.

    Difficult to regulate room temperature.

  • 6.2
    Good

    Staff were polite. Breakfast passable, rooms adequate

    blowing heater

  • 9.2
    Superb

    Nice clean room

    The cost for pet was too high.

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Good to know
Check-infrom 15:00-23:59FREECheck-outuntil 12 pmFREE
Children & extra bedsThere are no extra beds provided in a room. 
PetsPets are allowed on request.
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Tompkins County (ITH)3.7 mi
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