$95 Avg/night
Rate and special offer based on Check-in: Dec 25, 2014 Check-out: Dec 26, 2014

BEST WESTERN University Inn

3 stars
1020 Ellis Hollow Road, East Hill Plaza, Ithaca, NY 14850-2808
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
3.4
out of 5
45 reviews
weekend visit

A quote from my wife "this is as good as being home." See full review

  • mccarthy23
  • Oct 22, 2013
Pleasant stay.

Clean; comfortable. Very helpful staff. This was a busy graduation weekend and the staff was there... See full review

  • CMOT Dibbler
  • May 19, 2013
Get free breakfast and stay on campus at Cornell University

Located on the Cornell University campus and minutes from Ithaca College, pet-friendly Best Western University Inn attracts guests in town to visit students or to celebrate class reunions and graduations. A shuttle provides free transportation to the regional airport and attractions. Beautiful weather calls for a swim in the outdoor pool or a short drive to Cayuga Lake to go fishing or canoeing. Don't miss the nearby wineries for a tasting or the slopes for a ski day. A hot tub, fitness center and free fireside breakfast add value to budget rates.

Highlights

  • Complimentary deluxe continental breakfast
  • Complimentary local shuttle
  • Outdoor pool, hot tub and fitness center
  • On the Cornell University campus close to Ithaca College
  • Minutes from water sports at Cayuga Lake

Rooms

The 101 guest rooms at Best Western University Inn each include cable satellite television with HBO, free wireless Internet access, a coffee-maker and a hair dryer. Guests can choose smoking or non-smoking accommodations and can request VCRs and microwaves based on availability. Pet-friendly lodging is a specialty here (fees apply). Guests can indulge in room service from Olivia Restaurant. Those feeling fancy can also opt for a warm and toasty upgraded room with a hot tub or fireplace.

Features

Best Western University serves a complimentary deluxe continental breakfast of hot and cold cereal, pastries, donuts, bagels, breads, muffins, juice, yogurt and fresh fruit, all in the lobby breakfast area beside the fireplace. Corporate travelers find the hotel in close proximity to Borg Warner, Axiom and Wilcox Press. Use the on-site ATM or guest laundry at this AAA three-Diamond rated hotel. Walk to the nearby grocery store or take the free shuttle to a nearby restaurant, attraction, business or school. Best Western University Inn can also provide a ride to the nearby Ithaca Tompkins Regional Airport or local train and bus stations.

Transportation

  • Ithaca Tompkins Regional Airport (1 mi/1.6 km)
  • Syracuse Hancock International Airport (60.7 mi/97.7 km)
  • Complimentary local shuttle service 

Attractions

  • Ithaca Commons (1 mi/1.6 km)
  • Six Mile Creek Winery (1 mi/1.6 km)
  • Cayuga Lake (4.6 mi/7.4 km)
  • Pyramid Mall (5 mi/8.1 km)
  • Greek Peak Ski Area (13 mi/20.9 km)
  • Corning Glass Museum (30 mi/48.3 km)

Business

  • Free wireless Internet access in all rooms
  • Business center
  • Meeting space accommodates up to 60 people

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BEST WESTERN University Inn Rooms

1 KING BED
1 KING BED,NSMK,HI SPEED NET,FIREPL,MICRWV,REFRIG,CONTINENTAL BREAKFAST
1 KING BED
1 KING BED,MOBILITY ACCESSIBLE,ROLL IN SHOWER,NSMK,CONTINENTAL BREAKFAST
2 DOUBLE BEDS
2 DOUBLE BEDS,MOBILITY ACCESSIBLE,ROLL IN SHOWER,NSMK,CONTINENTAL BREAKFAST
1 DOUBLE BED
1 DOUBLE BED,MOBILITY ACCESSIBLE,BATHTUB,NSMK,CONTINENTAL BREAKFAST
1 KING BED
1 KING BED,MOBILITY ACCESSIBLE,BATHTUB,NSMK,CONTINENTAL BREAKFAST
2 DOUBLE BEDS
2 DOUBLE BEDS,MOBILITY ACCESSIBLE,BATHTUB,NSMK,CONTINENTAL BREAKFAST
2 QUEEN BEDS
2 QUEEN BEDS,NSMK,HI SPEED NET,FIREPL,MICRWV,REFRIG,CONTINENTAL BREAKFAST
1 KING BED
1 KING BED,NSMK,HI SPEED NET,WHRPL,MICRWV,REFRIG,CONTINENTAL BREAKFAST
2 QUEEN BEDS
2 QUEEN BEDS,REFIGERATOR,NO SMOK,MICRWV,HI SPEED NET,CONTINENTAL BREAKFAST
1 KING BED
1 KING BED,NSMK,HISPD,SOFABD,FIREPL,MICRWV,REFRIG,CONTINENTAL BREAKFAST
2 DOUBLE BEDS
2 DOUBLE BEDS,NSMK,3RD BD SOFABD,HI SPEED NET,MICRFG,CONTINENTAL BREAKFAST
2 DOUBLE BEDS
2 DOUBLE BEDS,SMOK,3RD BD SOFABD,HI SPEED NET,MICRFG,CONTINENTAL BREAKFAST
1 DOUBLE BED
1 DOUBLE BED,NSMK,HI SPEED NET,WHRPL,MICRWV,REFRIG,CONTINENTAL BREAKFAST
1 KING BED
1 KING BED,NSMK,HI SPEED,FIREPLACE,WHIRLPOOL,REFRIG,CONTINENTAL BREAKFAST
1 KING BED
1 KING BED,SMOK,HI SPEED,FIREPLACE,WHIRLPOOL,REFRIG,CONTINENTAL BREAKFAST

Amenities

  • Free breakfast
  • High-speed internet
  • Free parking
  • Outdoor pool
  • No smoking rooms/facilities
General
Air conditioned
No smoking rooms/facilities
Free local telephone calls
Activities
Outdoor pool
Exercise gym
Horseback riding
Fishing
Dining
Free breakfast
Coffee maker in room
Lounge
Room service
Services
24 hour front desk
Business center
Security
Meeting/Banquet facilities
Internet
High-speed internet
Parking
Free parking
Outdoor parking
RV or truck parking
Truck parking
Accessibility
Accessible facilities
Room
Television with cable
Hairdryer in room
Microwave
Fire place
Sofa bed
Ironing board

Nearby points of interest

  • Schoellkopf Field: 1 mi
  • Lynah Rink: 1.1 mi
  • Cornell University: 1.1 mi
  • Newman Arena: 2,362.8 mi

Dining

Collegetown Bagel
1.40 mile(s) from Collegetown Bagel, cafe, American, open for: breakfast, lunch
Ithaca Commons
2.00 mile(s) from Ithaca Commons, bar/lounge, American, open for: breakfast, lunch, dinner, 30-plus restaurants
Subway®
1.70 mile(s) from Subway®, deli, American, open for: breakfast, lunch, dinner
Agava
0.20 mile(s) from Agava, full service, American, open for: lunch, dinner
Burger King®
3.50 mile(s) from Burger King®, fast food, American, open for: breakfast, lunch, dinner
Six Mile Creek Vineyard
1.60 mile(s) from Six Mile Creek Vineyard, bar/lounge, American, open for: lunch, dinner

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
03:00 PM
Check-out:
12:00 PM

Terms and conditions

Rates quoted in currencies other than the hotel's base currency are subject to the rate of the international exchange. Rate may change throughout stay. Rate may reflect average nightly rate. Extra charges may apply. Incidental charges, such as room service, are not included in the rate.

The amenities and/or facilities may not be located at the hotel, but within a reasonable distance, and additional charges may apply for use.

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Guest Reviews (45)

Ratings and reviews for BEST WESTERN University Inn

Overall score

3.4 / 5
5.01.0
45 out of 45
Amenities:
3.1
Room cleanliness:
3.6
Hotel staff:
3.9
Room comfort:
3.8
Location:
3.9
Value:
3.5

80% would recommend to a friend.

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Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Audeic
Business
Bedford, New York
Aug 17, 2014

Location is what it's about

Having stayed at other best westerns I knew what to expect and while level of cleanliness was good, there were very few amenities; I asked for a shower cap ( not in room) and was told I could buy one at local store! Sorry, shower cap is the least a good hotel chain should provide, especially when specifically requested. Nor were we advised of the breakfast at check -in. Only reason I would return is the proximity to cornell.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
2
Room comfort:
2
Location:
4
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
mccarthy23
Business
Ithaca, NY
Oct 22, 2013

weekend visit

A quote from my wife "this is as good as being home."

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
4
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Checkad
Business
Pleasanton. California
Sep 9, 2013

NY Visit

The big plus for this hotel is that it is right next to a shopping center with a supermarket, some small restaurants and other businesses. It is about 20min walk to down-town where you find amazing food and beautiful university campus. This was a decent place to stay if you don't want to be in a quiet place.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
3
Location:
3
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Lake Forest
Business
Illinois
May 21, 2013

OK - Not Excited/Not Disappointed

Staff were not that interested in satisfaction. Value was OK and location was convenient. Our room was next to the laundry room and during the day when we came back to our room we could hear all of the staff conversations. Some were gossip, some were complaints about co-workers. Attention to detail was lacking. We had cobwebs on the high part of the ceiling. We booked three non-smoking rooms and only were offered two when we checked in. The smoking room had heavy smell of cleaners attempting to mask smoke. I would go back again if other locations were not avialable.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
2
Hotel staff:
2
Room comfort:
4
Location:
3
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: Short drive from hotel

Go to the downtown area. Many options. Moosewood is a must.

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Review of BEST WESTERN University Inn

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
CMOT Dibbler
Business
Orange County,NY
May 19, 2013

Pleasant stay.

Clean; comfortable. Very helpful staff. This was a busy graduation weekend and the staff was there to answer any questions. Had a good time.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Auntie ab
Business
Michigan
May 15, 2013

Law school graduation

Just wanted to comment that the staff at this hotel was exceptional. Everyone was friendly, everyone inquired about our stay and offered any help. Really nice to feel like our family was welcome. Thank you!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: Short drive from hotel

John Thomas Steakhouse - delicious! A bit on the pricey side, but excellent food. A great place to celebrate a law school graduation!

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
JimMtnViewCA
Business
California
May 14, 2013

Very comfortable, would stay again

Large rooms, very friendly and helpful staff. Convenient shuttle--takes you to campus, airport, etc and will pick you up and bring back too. My United pilots and crew stayed here. We all took the shuttle together--a guarantee that I would not miss my flight :) Coffee and light snacks 24 hours, free breakfast in the morning with yoghurt, eggs, waffle, sausage, more. Internet was slow but adequate. Price seems high but all the places in Ithaca are high. Shopping plaza adjacent with mid- and upper-scale restaurants plus grocery store. Close to campus.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Shopping tip: Short walk from hotel

Groceries, restaurants are adjacent

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Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
baseball mom 001
Business
Bay Shore, NY
Apr 2, 2013

Baseball Weekend

Was convenient to Cornell and the staff was very friendly and helpful. Hotel looks a little run down but is good for a one night stay when visiting Cornell.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Room cleanliness:
2
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
3
Location:
4
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
collegegirl2013
Business
Cleveland, Ohio
Feb 24, 2013

Very Nice Stay

My daughter was visiting college and we stayed here because it was close to campus. Great breakfast and shuttle to campus. Nice and friendly staff. The only thing missing was an indoor pool.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
4
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

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Review of BEST WESTERN University Inn

Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
sir barksalot
Business
Brooklyn, NY, USA
Feb 20, 2013

Three Strikes

Nice enough people, clean enough room. But... Wifi was terrible, printer in business center was out of order, as was the ice machine. Not that I needed ice but still. Business travel is tough without good wifi, etc.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
1
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
3
Location:
3
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

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