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Ballston Spa, New York
Reviewed 17 March 2017

Convenient to Cornell U. at 4- 6 minutes away by car or shuttle. Also walkable Rite Aid and food store. Rooms comfortable both trips. Easy access from parking to rooms short distance away. Quiet on first trip. 2nd trip had some hallway and adjoining room noise due to more rooms occupied - but quiet by 9pm. Unpleasant for me because...

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N. Potomac, United States
Reviewed 28 February 2017

Probably best location for visiting Cornell university. One of the best considering price and facility. A comfortable room and a nice self-servicing breakfast. I would absolutely recommend if you are looking for a budget hotel with convenient access into Cornell university.

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Best47958, Director of Sales at BEST WESTERN University Inn, responded to this review

Dear Sangwoo, Thanks so much for your kind words about your recent stay with us! Yes, our location is a definite plus to our guests, especially to the two colleges. We hope you will consider us again in the future. Kind regards, Jim McMann

Reviewed 25 February 2017

We were very satisfied with the helpful staff and the clean and comfortable room. The hotel is a 4-5 minute drive to the Cornell campus and 8-10 minutes to downtown Ithaca. There is ample parking space. The hotel is located in a quiet area with a nearby grocery store and sandwich shop. The only concern we had, perhaps unwarranted, is...

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Thank Al D
Best47958, Director of Sales at BEST WESTERN University Inn, responded to this review

Dear Al, Thank you for your review and your satisfaction with the staff and room. Our proximity to Cornell and downtown Ithaca makes our hotel stand out with our location. We are located on Cornell property and a safe and quiet destination. We hope to see you again in the future. Best, Jim McMann

East Lyme
Reviewed 23 February 2017

We were visiting Ithaca College for our son's audition. This hotel was close by and easy to get to/from. Average food, didn't use the amenities because we didn't have time. Friendly staff. NY taxes are crazy high, but otherwise it was decent for the price.

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Cortland, New York
Reviewed 21 February 2017

Find another place to stay. Our room was either too hot or too cold. The mattresses were horrible and my husband and I had to sleep separately because I kept rolling into him. Nice location of hotel but that was it

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Thank Pam D
Best47958, Director of Sales at BEST WESTERN University Inn, responded to this review

Dear Pam, We are so sorry that you did not enjoy your stay. I wished we had the chance to rectify the situation before you checked out, Sincerely, Jim McMann

patchogue, United States
Reviewed 6 February 2017

I had to quick find a place to stay before we left home and head upstate to college. I went online the night before and found exactly what I needed at a price that fit the budget (always). Upon arrival I was greeted by a lovely woman who just went above and beyond for us so that we would have...

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Columbus, United States
Reviewed 9 January 2017

I like the location, and have always had a nice room at this hotel, but for me the difference is the Team of people that work here....they offer a degree of personal attention that you rarely see at any hotel today. They get to know their guests by name and all of their preferences and they make the effort to...

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Ithaca, New York, United States
Reviewed 22 December 2016 via mobile

The last time I stayed here the room was super clean. This time it was awful & the mirrors and furniture looked like it had not been cleaned in years. Bathroom sink drain had bad odor and needed to be cleaned. Don't know if we would stay here again.

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Best47958, Director of Sales at BEST WESTERN University Inn, responded to this review

Dear Retiredcrab, I am sorry to hear about your last stay with us. We are very surprised as our Executive Housekeeper inspects the rooms daily. I have printed your comments and will forward to that department. Please don't hesitate to e-mail me at jmcmann@twintierhospitality.com if you have further comments. Sincerely, Jim McMann

Pennsylvania, United States
Reviewed 8 December 2016

The convenience of location and shuttle to the university is a plus, but my gosh the rooms are poor,l ess than clean, and noisy. We barely were able to sleep during the night due to a cadre of drunk, low lifes wh were slamming doors and making a mess of the place. We complained and were told "oh yeah we...

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Best47958, Director of Sales at BEST WESTERN University Inn, responded to this review

Dear Robert , I am disappointed to see your review of our hotel. We are checking into our front desk on the noise complaints you experienced. I am also surprised to see your comments on the breakfast as we have gotten many positive comments on the variety of items we present for our customers. We hope you will give another...

New York
Reviewed 21 November 2016

Most of my reviews on this site are positive. This one can't be, as this hotel does something that could cause guests' deaths. First, Good About This Hotel: It's close to Cornell U, in a quiet plaza with several eateries nearby. Hot breakfast is good; there's a complimentary shuttle van. Now The Bad: There were multiple hairs (animal? human?) in...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Microwave
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Laundry Service
  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
  • Airport Transportation
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Banquet Room
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Conveniently located only 1/2 mile from Cornell University and 12 minutes from Ithaca College, the hotel is located in the East Hill Plaza, location of 5 eateries, 24 hour grocery store and pharmacy. Hotel is approximately 1 mile from downtown Ithaca. ... more   less 

Additional Information about BEST WESTERN University Inn

Address: 1020 Ellis Hollow Rd, East Hill Plaza, Ithaca, NY 14850-2808
Region: United States > New York > Finger Lakes > Ithaca
Price Range: $167 - $356 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — BEST WESTERN University Inn 2.5*
Number of rooms: 101
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Also Known As:
Best Western University Hotel Ithaca
Best Western Ithaca
Ithaca Best Western
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#9 Business Hotel in Ithaca
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“I was on the 400's side of the complex. Very quiet.”
  • Yay for the germaphobe in me^^
  • Dual vanities
  • Huge room, fireplace, and high ceiling
junp408, 13 Apr 2017 | Read review
“a good room is far, far away”
RobertD161, 7 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Hotel promises pet-free rooms, but broke that promise!”
CNYTravelView, 21 Nov 2016 | Read review
“"All rooms are the same" per the receptionist, which would mean that all rooms have old mattresses and slightly worn rugs.”
jeremysmom, 2 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Go to Collegetown Coffee just a few steps away in the plaza. Much better fare for breakfast.”
Fotogrrl247, 27 Jun 2016 | Read review
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