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SW Virginia
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65 reviews
29 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 November 2014

Just visited Ithaca and enjoyed staying in a newly renovated room. While the bathroom was compact, the shower was the best I've ever experienced in a hotel. Room was very quiet with convenient free parking, a comfortable night sleep and friendly staff.

Thank Linda H
sonny39, General Manager at The Hotel Ithaca, responded to this review

Dear Linda H. We are certainly glad that we had the opportunity to be of service during your visit. We appreciate the feedback as it allows us to improve on any small yet important challenges that we may have. Our goal is and always will be to provide the best level of service and products to our valued guests. With... More 

Ramsey, New Jersey
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31 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 November 2014

We were here for a college tour at Ithaca. I've stayed at Motel 8 s that were cleaner. We spent $250 for "newly renovated" rooms and we're grossly misled. NEVER AGAIN! Location was great but not worth it. Don't stay in room 271. Asked for a cot 3 times in 5 hours. Nothing.

4 Thank Liz M
sonny39, General Manager at The Hotel Ithaca, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time to write a review regarding your recent stay with us. We appreciate our guest’s feedback. It is one of the most important ways to keep us focused on consistent improvement on our services and products. We are saddened that your stay was not a 100% satisfactory. But we are glad to inform... More 

Level Contributor
14 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 October 2014

The hotel has the perfect location, ideal for walking to all the local shops and restaurants in the area. There was also on-site parking that was free, with an easy in and out onto the main road. The size of the rooms and quality of the beds were perfect for the price. The biggest downfall I had was that the... More 

Thank Phoebe P
Beach Park, Illinois, United States
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37 reviews
21 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 October 2014 via mobile

The staff were extremely professional & courteous! Room was large. Beds were extra comfy. Very quiet for a street facing, first floor room. Very short walk to downtown. The parking was in the back. I did not try their in-house bar & restaurant.

Thank Paul P
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56 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 October 2014

We had a quick trip to Ithaca for parents weekend that included one night at Hotel Ithaca. We were upgraded to a tower room (not sure why, maybe overbooked). Folks at the desk were really friendly. Room was great, obviously recently renovated. We had a great view of Cornell. I love the location; downtown Ithaca is the best. The room... More 

Thank Windwood32
Kitchener, Canada
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7 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 October 2014

Our room was freshly renovated and absolutely stunning. The decor in both the bedroom and bathroom is modern and refreshing, carpet-free, with a very comfortable king-sized bed and huge tiled shower. The lobby staff who handled our check-in and check-out were fast, efficient, and friendly; this is definitely a well-managed hotel that cares about customer service. The location is right... More 

Thank Susan S
Ann Arbor, Michigan
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20 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 October 2014

This is an older property which had become a bit dated and worn. They decided to vacate their Holiday Inn flag, but actually invested in renovations nonetheless. The bathroom in my room was stunning with a recent full renovation worthy of a distinguished property. Some of the common areas still need some freshening particularly in the carpets on the stairs... More 

1 Thank J P
HotelManagerHIIthaca, Guest Relations Manager at The Hotel Ithaca, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind words in regards to our first stages of renovations here at the Hotel Ithaca. We are very excited as we watch our hotel evolve into one of the top accomodations in the area and look forward to your return when you are in Ithaca again. More 

Boulder, Colorado
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101 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 October 2014

Parts of this hotel are definitely dated - the whole ground floor could do with a facelift. On this trip, we were in a renovated room on the top floor of the tower and it was very nice and quiet. The room was easily nicer than what we've had at the Hilton, the only other hotel in downtown Ithaca.

Thank knobchouck
New York City, New York
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50 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 October 2014

This hotel was much better than the reviews state and better than I expected. We were in a renovated room in the "balcony area" of the hotel, just above the reception desk on the 2nd floor. The room had wood floors, a renovated bathroom with a fantastic shower. The linens and bedding were fine and the mattress was very comfortable.... More 

1 Thank Solas16
Upstate NY
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145 reviews
41 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 October 2014

After reading reviews here I was skeptical of this hotel. But this is the one that my conference group was recommending. So I booked a room. I was in the tower and the room had been updated and was really quite nice. The hardwood-looking laminate floors were gleaming, seemed really clean, and were surprisingly quiet. The bathroom was very nice... More 

2 Thank Bookworm426

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Pool
  • Room Service
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair Access
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Welcome to The Hotel Ithaca located in the heart of the beautiful Finger Lake Wine Region on the Ithaca Commons. Our hotel offers an indoor pool, fitness room, two penthouse suites and our restaurant, Max s Classic American Grill featuring thick, juicy burgers and nostalgic diner specialties.While staying in Ithaca, shop in one of a kind specialty boutiques on the Ithaca Commons, take in a show at the Historic State Theatre, enjoy a glass of wine along the Cayuga and Seneca Lake Wine Trails or take a stroll along Taughannock and Buttermilk Falls. Come and enjoy a summer of festivals and events including the annual Ithaca Festival , Finger Lakes Wine Festival , Grassroots Festival , and the Dragon Boat Festival . NASCAR and Indy fans will love to catch a race at Watkins Glen International Raceway. The Hotel Ithaca is an ideal location for business travelers and college families. We are only a mile away from Cornell University and Ithaca College, and close to many companies including Emerson Power Transmission, Borg Warner, TPG Inc., Goodrich Ithaca Space Systems, Wilcox Press, Cargill Inc. and Cayuga Medical Center. We are the perfect location for planning your next business meeting, seminar, wedding or small convention.The Hotel Ithaca awaits your arrival! ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Hotel Ithaca

Address: 222 S Cayuga St, Ithaca, NY 14850-5510 (Formerly Holiday Inn Ithaca)
Region: United States > New York > Finger Lakes > Ithaca
Price Range: $132 - $256 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — The Hotel Ithaca 3*
Number of rooms: 125
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Ithaca Holiday Inn
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“Get an updated/renovated room. Your sense of smell will thank you.”
 of 5 bubbles Beckiki, 14 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Ask for one of the newly renovated rooms. Do not stay in the low slung wing to the side of the hotel.”
 of 5 bubbles Windwood32, 14 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Front of hotel faces busy main street and intersection.”
 of 5 bubbles snwa, 2 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Ask for a renovated room.”
 of 5 bubbles drmjd, 18 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Make sure not to get rooms that are not accessible by elevator”
 of 5 bubbles cccqz, 29 Sep 2016 | Read review
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