$127 Avg/night
Rate and special offer based on Check-in: Jul 12, 2015 Check-out: Jul 13, 2015

BEST WESTERN University Inn

3 stars
View map of 1020 Ellis Hollow Road, East Hill Plaza, Ithaca, NY 14850-2808

Hotel Overview

Reviewer score
3.4
out of 5
48 reviews
Overall it was my good choice to stay at this hotel.

Close to Cornell campus. Shuttle service was free and available for down town and campus. Shuttle... See full review

  • Shali
  • Mar 20, 2015
Swim Meet at Ithaca

Loved the fireplace in the room. Was a nice touch that you do not often get. See full review

  • Patricia B.
  • Feb 9, 2015
The BEST WESTERN University Inn is located just minutes from Cornell University, Ithaca College, Cayuga Lake and more. It is perfect for visiting nearby campuses, exploring Ithaca's outdoor activities or staying in town for business. Ithaca is home to many activities, attractions and adventure. Outdoor enthusiasts will love the fishing, swimming, hiking and biking around Cayuga Lake. Food lovers will enjoy Finger Lake wineries and the Ithaca Farmers' Market. And families will be able to enjoy visiting students attending school nearby, exploring Greek Peak Ski Resort & Water Park and spending the day at a NASCAR race. Other attractions just outside the BEST WESTERN University Inn also include Cayuga Lake Cruises, Hillendale Golf Course, Discovery Trail, Downtown Ithaca Commons and more. Inside this pet-friendly Ithaca hotel, guests will find 101 spacious, well-appointed guest rooms - each complete with cable satellite television with HBO and high-speed Internet access. For guests wanting a little more, some of our rooms come complete with whirlpool tubs. Other BEST WESTERN University Inn amenities include a complimentary deluxe continental breakfast each morning, a sparkling outdoor swimming pool and on-site fitness center. Guests staying at the BEST WESTERN University Inn will also appreciate this Ithaca hotel's complimentary airport shuttle, on-site business services, meeting facilities and a close proximity to local businesses and universities, including Cornell University Animal Hospital and Ithaca College Whalen School of Music. For a memorable vacation in Ithaca, book a stay at the BEST WESTERN University Inn today. Enjoy your stay!

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BEST WESTERN University Inn Rooms

1 KING BED
1 KING BED,NSMK,HI SPEED NET,FIREPL,MICRWV,REFRIG,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
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
1 KING BED
1 KING BED,MOBILITY ACCESSIBLE,ROLL IN SHOWER,NSMK,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
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

Agava
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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
Subway®
1.70 mile(s) from Subway®, deli, American, open for: breakfast, lunch, dinner
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

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. All information has been provided by this hotel and not by Orbitz

Ratings and reviews for BEST WESTERN University Inn

Overall score

3.4 / 5
5.01.0
48 out of 48
Amenities:
3.2
Cleanliness:
3.6
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
3.8
Location:
3.9
Value:
3.5

79% would recommend to a friend.

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Review of BEST WESTERN University Inn

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Shali
Business
N/A
Mar 20, 2015

Overall it was my good choice to stay at this hotel.

Close to Cornell campus. Shuttle service was free and available for down town and campus. Shuttle is not available if someone has flight at 6:00am.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of BEST WESTERN University Inn

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Patricia B.
Business
N/A
Feb 9, 2015

Swim Meet at Ithaca

Loved the fireplace in the room. Was a nice touch that you do not often get.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
5
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of BEST WESTERN University Inn

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
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
2
Comfort:
2
Location:
4
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of BEST WESTERN University Inn

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
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
4
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of BEST WESTERN University Inn

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
Cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
3
Comfort:
3
Location:
3
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of BEST WESTERN University Inn

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
Cleanliness:
2
Hotel staff:
2
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.

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
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of BEST WESTERN University Inn

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
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
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!

Review of BEST WESTERN University Inn

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
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Shopping tip: Short walk from hotel

Groceries, restaurants are adjacent

Review of BEST WESTERN University Inn

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
Cleanliness:
2
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
3
Location:
4
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

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